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Hello Fall Pillow

Are you looking for a last-minute DIY project to add to your home before the Thanksgiving holiday? If so, I have something to add the perfect touch to your home before the guests start to arrive! Let me share with you how I made this adorable DIY fall pillow cover with my Silhouette CAMEO®. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Smooth Heat Transfer – Tangerine Silhouette Hook Tool Iron Pillow Cover Design ID #150293 Step One: Locate Your Design Locate Design ID #150293 in your library and double-click to open the design in…

How to Spruce Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I am always looking for ways to enhance my traditional turkey dinner. I love using my Silhouette machine for nonconventional ideas. So today I am so excited to share how I used my Silhouette machine to enhance the look of my pies! I know what you are thinking! How can a Silhouette machine make my pies amazing? It’s easy! I made a stencil to cut out the top of my pie crust. Follow the steps below to see how. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Stencil…

Pumpkin Layered Card

We love everything pumpkin! Whether it’s pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, carving pumpkins, or paper pumpkins: we love it all. So can you guess what our inspiration was for today’s post? That’s right—PUMPKINS! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Orange Cardstock Glue Design ID #226308 Step One: Set Up The Design Select the Page Setup icon located on the toolbar on the right-hand side of your page. Adjust your page width and height to 12 inches by 12 inches. We are using the CAMEO, but if you are cutting with another machine, set…

A Gift For All Seasons

Every year I try to come up with the perfect homemade gift for my family members. I am not exaggerating when I say I have been doing this since I was eight years old. Fortunately, I think the gifts have gotten better as the years have progressed! This year’s gift is called “A Gift For All Seasons.” Over this past year, I have developed an obsession with pillows. I love the ones that have a great saying on them, and I thought it might be fun to make a gift that includes one down pillow and six pillow covers that…

Glass Etching Plate

With the holidays just around the corner, we want to show you how you can use glass etching cream and your Silhouette machine to add any design you want to glass. Grab all the supplies listed and follow the steps below to frost your glass accordingly. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Stencil Vinyl Transfer Tape (If using Silhouette’s stencil vinyl, the transfer tape is already included.) Etching Cream Silhouette Hook  Silhouette Scraper Gloves Paper Towels Glass Plate Design ID#229474 1. Open the Fall Frame design (Design ID#229474) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize it and…

3D Paper Pumpkins

I bet you didn’t think that you could turn this design into a 3D shape! These little pumpkins will be perfect for dressing up your fall- or Halloween-themed gifts and parties. Want to make some? Let’s jump in! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Glue Design ID #66350 Step One: Create The 3D Shape Download Design ID #66350 and open in Silhouette Studio®. Ungroup the design and keep the largest pumpkin shape. For the stem, create a small rectangle and use the shear tool to skew it to the left. You can…

Give Thanks Wood Tray

Have you had a chance to play with our metallic vinyl? We love the effect that it gives to a project. Today we took our FREE Design of the Week and turned it into a custom wooden tray. It’s amazing how our metallic vinyl can transform a simple project into something really sophisticated. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Metallic Vinyl – Gold Silhouette Transfer Tape  Wooden Tray Design ID #228428 Step One: Set Up The Design Open up Silhouette Studio®. Open Design ID #228428  by locating it in your library.  Adjust the size of the design by selecting it and…

3D Fall Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 2)

A week ago, we posted the first part of our tutorial about the 3D fall flowers bouquet and explained how to prepare the flower designs and cut them out. Today, we will continue with an explanation on how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Dry foam ball (color – green; diameter – 5 in.) Floral tape Super glue Vase Ribbon Tools to shape flowers and leaves: Silhouette Spatula Tool Wood skewer Flower-shaping tool Embossing mat Step One: Assembling The Chrysanthemum To shape the chrysanthemum: 1. Wrap the petal around the handle…

3D Fall Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 1)

Today we are going to share with you part one of our tutorial on how to make a 3D fall paper flower bouquet. In this first tutorial, you will learn how to prepare flower designs and cut them out. In a week, we will explain how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. This bouquet will bring bright colors into your life, and it can be a great gift for your family and friends! One important benefit of this bouquet is that it will last a lot longer than real flowers. By following our instructions,…

Customize Your Designs In New Ways

Hello, my Silhouette friends! Today I want to show you a terrific new feature that became available with Silhouette Studio® version 4. It’s called Object on Path, and it’s pretty cool. Now you can take any shape on your page and drag it to another shape, and it will follow the curves and contours of that shape you’ve selected as your path! It’s similar to Text to Path, but it works with shapes instead of text. For this project, we’ll add leaves to a circular path and add the finished design to a mirror candle base. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette…

Fun And Festive Thanksgiving Magnets

Hello friends! Today I am going to show you all how to create some very cute Thanksgiving magnets using Silhouette Printable Magnet Sheets. I absolutely *LOVE* this specialty media. I think it is my new fave material to work with–sorry vinyl! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Printer Silhouette Printable Magnet Sheets “Turkey” (Design ID #64666) “Give Thanks” (Design ID #154825) “Keep Calm and Gobble On” (Design ID #101600) Step One: Open A New Document Open up Silhouette Studio®. Open up the Design Page settings tab. Change the size of your virtual paper to match with the size of…

Sketch Pens Are Curio’s Best Friend—Here’s Why

The fall colors that make this project pop comes from the sketched stem detailing.  The leaves are all made out of neutral colored paper, so the variety of color options in the Sketch Pen Starter Kit were perfect for this project Because it’s still technically fall, right? (But seriously. Can we talk about how fast this year has gone? Next time I talk to you, the city will be covered in snow and I’ll be burrowed under blankets for eternity.) BUT, for now, we’ll focus on stuffing the turkey, stuffing our faces, and crafting through the holidays to keep ourselves sane. Have You Ever…