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Baseball Team Tattoos

Show some team spirit with baseball team temporary tattoos! Make customized baseball temporary tattoos for the entire team using Silhouette temporary tattoo paper. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Temporary Tattoo Paper – Clear Printer Design ID#60502 Design ID#217896 Design ID#78729 Design ID#16980 Design ID#208970 Design ID#214885 Step One: Prepare the Design Open each design in Silhouette Studio®. Set up the page by changing the size of the paper to 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Since we will be doing a Print & Cut, you’ll need to turn on the registration marks…

3D Printed Zen Garden

Have you thought of some clever uses for the Silhouette Alta® 3D printer? I’ve created a tiny little Zen garden that I want to share with you today. This can be customized in many ways, but here’s how I created mine. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Alta® Silhouette 3D™ software Silhouette Studio® software PLA filament – white Sand Pebbles and tiny shells Design ID#268232 Step One: Set Up Your Alta In case you haven’t already done so, load your filament (instructions here). If necessary, calibrate your machine (instructions here). The flat base we’ll create that fills most of the print bed will…

Metal-etched Key Chain

One of the very cool features of the Silhouette Curio™ is the ability to etch designs onto metal surfaces. We’re going to walk you through the etching process and show you how we made this custom metal key chain. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Curio Platforms Silhouette Curio Embossing Mat Silhouette Stippling & Etching tool Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Blank metal key chain Cardstock Tape Design ID#243631 Design ID #45890 Step One: Preparing the Design 1. Open Silhouette Studio®. In the Page Setup panel, change the mat size to the Curio Embossing Mat, which is 8.5 inches by 6…

Mug with Oracal Decal

As you might know, Silhouette has a partnership with ORAFOL to offer 12 colors of Oracal 651 vinyl and Oratape, or transfer tape. Today we will use the Oracal vinyl to decorate a mug using a layering method. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Oracal 651 for Silhouette Oratape – transfer tape Design ID#271644 Step One: Preparing the Design 1. Download the “Can’t Touch This” design (Design ID #271644) from the Silhouette Design Store. Open it in Silhouette Studio® by locating it in your Library. Resize it so that it fits your mug. 2. Our…

Crafty Shirt Design

If you are DIY obsessed like I am, this crafty shirt design is made just for you! Remember the song—If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands! It’s a play on words, and I bet the song is stuck in your head now. LOL! This shirt is a perfect gift and a total conversation starter! I wear mine and people always comment on it! Here are simple instructions on how you can make one for yourself! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Heat Transfer – Metallic Gold Silhouette…

Shrink Plastic Motel Key Chain

I’ve been obsessed with vintage motel key chains lately, and what better way to make a custom one with Silhouette’s shrink plastic. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Shrink Plastic – White Printer Oven Baking tray Parchment paper Key chain ring Tassel Design ID #187990 Step One: Create Key Chain Design Open the Page Setup panel and create an 8.5 inch by 11 inch design space. Then add registration marks to the page. 3. Look for an image of a motel key chain on the internet and save it onto your desktop…

Rose Gold Foil & Woodgrain Stickers

These stickers combine rose gold foil and wood grain for a look that’s sweet, modern, and full of texture. Use them as seals on envelopes for wedding invitations and greeting cards or as embellishments for party favors, food packaging, and more! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Scraper Tool Silhouette Wood Sheets Silhouette Rose Gold Foil Sticker Paper Design ID #174661 Step One: Open and Resize the Design Open the design (Design ID #174661) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize the design to the size that you prefer. I resized…

Multifunction Monstera Tray

Is it a tray? A coaster? Or a catch all? I guess it could be anything you want it to be! When I first saw this beautiful design by Sophie Gallo, I thought “How awesome would this be as a wooden tray?” This multifunctional monstera tray is giving me all the feels, and I’ll show you how I made it. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Scraper Silhouette Vinyl Silhouette Transfer Tape .5-inch Plywood Scroll Saw Rotary Tool Sander Wood Stain Safety Glasses Safety Mask Design ID #131819 Design ID #240205 Step…

Using Silhouette Mint™ to Practice Handwriting and Reading

Looking for a summer crafting project to do with your kids that is both fun and educational? Grab a cup of coffee and read about this easy project using the Silhouette Mint™. This project is great for children learning the alphabet, practicing their handwriting, or beginning to read. Sure, school may be out, but learning never stops, especially when it’s fun and creative! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Mint™  Stamp kit – 30 mm x 30 mm Stamp kit – 60 mm x 30 mm Mint Ink in black (or a color of your choice) Cardstock Scratch paper Scissors or a paper…

3D Print Quality: A Troubleshooting Guide

Did you just get a new Silhouette Alta® 3D printer? Learn some quick tips on how to get the most from your Silhouette Alta® and what to do to get your prints looking just the way you want. High-quality Print Jobs The “Standard Quality (PLA)” print profile is fantastic for quick and simple jobs; however, this print profile does exchange speed for detail. So the first thing I want to recommend is trying out the “High Quality (PLA)” print profile. This will increase the print time, but I promise you the wait is worth it! We achieve this by decreasing the Layer…

Creating a Farmhouse-inspired DIY Laundry Room Sign is easy with some adhesive vinyl. Click here to see how to make one with this design from the Silhouette Design Store.

DIY Laundry Room Sign

I love trying new Silhouette products, and for this DIY Laundry Room Sign I used the Silhouette Roll Feeder for my adhesive vinyl. The roll feeder allows me to create large format designs without a cutting mat—the design can be even bigger if you piece your cuts together, but we’ll go over that another day. The design I made was 12 inches wide and 22 inches long. Keep reading to find a great Silhouette tutorial for first-time roll feeder users and all the details regarding how I made my farmhouse-inspired DIY laundry room sign. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™…

Nautical Crab Theme Party Decor

For everyone who is planning a seafood boil or loves the Americana of a nautical-style party, you will need this Silhouette crab design! It’s perfect for place cards, straw toppers, and centerpieces. Cut to your crabby heart’s content! We integrated our crab design with a red, white, and blue theme to bring home the nautical feel that really says summertime. I hope you love this quick and easy party theme decor! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Hook Tool White Heavy Cardstock (We used 120lb paper) Paper Straws…