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What You Can Do with Printable Heat Transfer Material

I know that most people use their Silhouette machines for cutting vinyl, but have you guys ever used the Silhouette Printable Heat Transfer Material? If you haven’t, then I suggest you try it; it will open doors to new possibilities. See how I was able to make the cutest dream catchers because I was able to add a phrase onto the fabric? Printable Heat Transfer really can give a personalized meaning to a project. Too bad Mother’ Day has already passed, but who’s to say you can’t give your mother a gift any other day for no reason at all?…

Printable Applique on White Shirt

A week ago, we posted the tutorial about using Printable Heat Transfer for dark fabrics. Today, we will continue with an explanation on how to work with Printable Heat Transfer for light fabrics. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Printable Heat Transfer – Light Fabrics Printer Shirt Design ID #241054 Step One: Prepare the Design to Cut 1. Open the “May Your Days Be Cozy” design (Design ID#241054) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize the design so that it will fit on your shirt. 2. Add an offset line to the design. To do that, select your…

Printable Winter Bear Applique

Today we want to share with you how to apply Printable Heat Transfer onto dark fabric using a winter bear design. If you need any additional help with this process, check out Silhouette’s YouTube channel. We have a video that shows you How to use Printable Heat Transfer for Dark Fabrics as well as other how-to videos to teach you how to use Silhouette’s software and materials. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Printable Heat Transfer – Dark Fabrics Printer Shirt Design ID #240214 Step One: Preparing the Design to Cut 1. Open…

Design Your Own Snowflake in Silhouette Studio®

I saw a few scattered flurries outside (um… Brrr!), which is totally in line with today’s tutorial. I’d like to show you how you can design your own snowflake in Silhouette Studio®. These are perfect for all of those letters and packages that need cute gift toppers. Basically, we are just going to be using the Line and Ellipse tools. Let’s do this! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock or whatever medium you plan to cut your shape out of Glue Step One: Design The Snowflake In Silhouette Studio®, create a new…

Snow Cute Card

Winter is in full swing over here. So we thought we should embrace the cold. Today we are using some winter designs to add the perfect touch to this snow globe card. We just love how it turned out. In fact, it is going to be really hard to give away—that’s how much we love it. Follow along below, and we will show you how to replicate this card yourself! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Metallic Vinyl – Rose Gold Four colors of cardstock Glue Foam Dots Design ID #240058…

Winter Pencil Topper

My name is Chad Boender, and I am a kindergarten teacher and author of a blog called Male Kindergarten Teacher. Creating seasonal crafts if one of my favorite things to do with my students. I love creating crafts that allow my students to express their creativity and that showcase a specific theme or season. This DIY winter pencil topper is a fun and creative craft that will have your students excited for the winter season! Today I am excited to share how I created this fun and easy DIY winter pencil topper in Silhouette Studio®. Let’s grab our supplies and…

Winter Window Cling

Winter is now officially underway! We’ve been trying to come up with some great snow day projects, and we think this one is a winner. Of course the next thing we want to do is share it with you! Follow the instructions below to make your very own winter-themed window clings. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Window Cling – Clear  or Window Cling – White Printer Design ID #239215 Design ID #238165 Design ID #229608 Design ID #14304 Step One: Preparing the Designs to Cut 1. Open the Winter Mittens design (Design…

How to Create Perfect Chalkboards for Every Season

I love using my Silhouette CAMEO® to spruce up the decor in my home. My home is decorated in a farmhouse/flea-market style, and I love hunting for treasures at our local antique flea market every month. One of my favorite things to collect are chalkboards. As much as I think I have decent handwriting, I needed a better solution for writing words on my chalkboards. Fortunately, my Silhouette machine gives me the extra help. I have been making stencils for my chalkboards for a few months now, and the stencils help the chalkboards look so much better than if I…

Christmas Tree Gift Box

I downloaded this cute Christmas Tree shape from Silhouette today and played around with a few ideas on how to use it. Since I needed a couple of small gift boxes, I thought using it for this Christmas tree gift box would be a perfect DIY to share with you. You can use bigger boxes in terms of size, and you can use silver and gold foil to add a little shine too. I kept my boxes simple and small, but I’d love to hear how you made yours. Because my project was small, I decided to use my Curio, but you…

Five Last-minute Christmas Gifts

You wake up in a cold sweat. Sitting straight up in bed, you realize something: there are only 3 more days until Christmas. Ahhhhh! In all seriousness, I am here to calm your pre-Christmas nerves with five last-minute Christmas gifts you can make today. This way, you can check those last few stragglers off your Christmas list and actually enjoy the remainder of the holiday season! 1. Personalized Return Address Stamp You’ll need: Silhouette Mint™ Mint™ Stamp Kit – 30mm x 60mm Ink in black and any additional accent colors you desire Design #4013 If you have a Mint, you probably have some…

Holiday Coasters and Stir Sticks

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to bring on the party accessories. We have a hot cocoa station in our household, and pulling that out has quickly become a tradition for us. My girls love to curl up with a warm blanket and a good book by the Christmas tree. It’s our favorite place to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa with all the trimmings! That’s what inspired me with the idea to decorate stir sticks and coasters. I wanted something festive but also useful, so these two items were just the ticket! They would make a…

Holiday Envelopes – Inside Out

Just wanted to share this quick DIY holiday envelopes project with you. Silhouette has hundreds of holiday designs, and I used their Happy Holidays shape to create these festive inside-out Holiday envelopes. You can use any handwritten sentiment to replicate this as well. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Glue Design ID #71448 Design ID #3812 Step One: Create The Patterned Paper Download and open your shapes in Silhouette Studio®. Setup your page to be 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Set aside the envelope and place the Happy Holidays sentiment on the page. Ungroup the…