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Using Silhouette to Solve a Purse Clutter Problem

Every day I waste a lot of time trying to find things at the bottom of my purse. Whether I am searching for a pen, eyeglasses, or lipstick, I never seem to find what I am looking for. So last week I came up with an idea to solve my purse-clutter problem. I decided to make zippered bags to help me organize all of the clutter. Follow along if you think this solution could work for you!   Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Heat Transfer Iron or heat press Small zippered…

Cutting Fabric

Did you know that you can cut fabric with your Silhouette machine? This is a fantastic feature of the Silhouette machines because you are able to cut fabric precisely. You might be too scared to try, but we hope we can put your mind at ease with this tutorial; it’s easier than you think. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Fabric Cutting Blade Silhouette Fabric Stabilizer Iron Scissors Design ID #49442 Open design in Silhouette Studio®. Cut a piece of fabric that is larger than your design. Cut a piece of fabric stabilizer that…

How to Print & Cut

What is Print & Cut? Print & Cut projects involve sending a project to be printed from the Silhouette Studio® program then cut from your Silhouette machine. You will use the registration marks feature to add marks to your file, print your project to your home printer, place your printed material onto a Silhouette brand cutting mat, and then load it into the Silhouette machine. The Silhouette’s optic scanner will find the registration marks on your printed material and know accordingly exactly where to cut your defined lines around the printed content. All current Silhouette models have the optical sensor…

Metallic Vinyl Dresser Knob Accent

When I laid my eyes on the Metallic Vinyl, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I wanted to accentuate the knobs on a dresser of some sort. It just so happened that the night stands in my room were in dire need of a makeover. I wanted a bold paint color on them, so I went with a bright green called Easy Street. I knew a gold knob would finish them off perfectly. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Metallic Vinyl in Gold Dresser/Nightstand Knobs Step 1: Pick A Design Pick a design in the Silhouette Design Store…

DIY Cork Board And Jewelry Holder

It’s back to school time, and today, we’re going back to college. I’m going to show you how to make a cute cork board and jewelry holder to decorate a dorm room. It’s both functional and fun! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Cameo® Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Chipboard Silhouette Vinyl Silhouette Transfer Tape Cork Board Scissors Pencil Plywood Acrylic Paint Spray Adhesive Wood Glue or Nail Gun Industrial Double-Sided Adhesive Tape Scroll Saw Safety Glasses Push Pins Design ID #118055 Design ID #142682 Step One: Open Silhouette Studio® I chose this awesome Buffalo Skull (Design ID #118055) by Amy Robinson. I stretched the design…

Troubleshooting CAMEO 3 Problems

Have you ever heard the old adage, “When all else fails, read the directions.” If you follow the CAMEO 3 setup instructions I can almost guarantee smooth sailing ahead. However, I’ve compiled a few troubleshooting tips, just in case you have an issue. Since this post is regarding troubleshooting, I want to mention Silhouette America’s robust troubleshooting FAQ section on their website, which is available for reference any time, day or night! Firmware First off, make sure that your Silhouette CAMEO® 3 has the latest firmware installed. DON’T ASSUME THAT SINCE IT’S A NEW MACHINE IT AUTOMATICALLY HAS THE LATEST FIRMWARE. I can’t stress this…

Silhouette Dual Carriage Tutorial by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Dual-Carriage With The CAMEO 3 And Curio

Hello! Kelly here today to teach you the advantages of and use of the dual-carriage found on the CAMEO 3 and Curio. It’s one of my favorite features of these machines. Note: This tutorial uses Silhouette Studio® V3.8.118 (basic edition). If you are running a different version, you may see some slight differences from my screen-shot examples. What Are The Advantages Of A Dual-Carriage? No interruption between common processes like Sketch & Cut or Curio’s Score & Emboss Cut multiple types of materials needing different blade settings without manually changing the blade between materials Less time spent switching tools on…

Apple of My Eye Scrapbook Layout

There are so many reasons Fall holds a special place in my heart! There is nothing better than feeling that cool crisp air and seeing all the beautiful colors that come with the change of seasons. Having both of my children born this time of year also hits me in the feels! I have always loved creating scrapbook pages, and when creating this tutorial it brought back so many memories of spending hours laying out pages. There are so many great products Silhouette offers that makes this type of project so fun! With this tutorial we are going to see the magic that…

Troubleshooting The Silhouette Ratchet Blade

Hello! Today we’re going to do a little blade troubleshooting. Sometimes you might notice that the cut quality of your blade isn’t as precise as it used to be, even though you’ve used the same cut settings many times before with no issues. When this happens, it’s probably time to clean your blade. Maintaining And Cleaning Your Blade If you’re having cut problems, the first thing to check is your blade. You want to make sure nothing is trapped inside the blade housing that would impede the blade’s cutting edge or the blade’s movement. See how the hole for this blade…

Get Perfect Cuts With Your Silhouette Cutting Mats

Welcome! I’m so happy to be back here on the Silhouette America blog! Today I’ll be showing  you a few tips and tricks to help you get perfect cuts with the Silhouette Cutting Mats. We’ve heard lots of chatter and questions about the cutting mat and how to troubleshoot when things go awry, so I’m here to help. In this article, we’ll cover Cutting Mats for the CAMEO and the Portrait and I’ll show you how to work through a few common mat issues using the CAMEO for my demonstrations. Your new cutting mat When using the Portrait or the…

Sketch Pen Coloring Page

  Did you know that you can create your own DIY coloring page using the Silhouette? While you can use the print and cut option, you can also use sketch pens! Today I’ll share how I made this intricate coloring page, perfect for a rainy (or snowy) afternoon! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Cardstock Sketch Pens   Step One Open the software and select your design. To make this design available for sketch pens, I went to the modify tab and clicked “make.”     Step Two Select sketch pen in the Silhouette Studio®.     Step Three Insert sketch pen…

Notebook Decal

Whether you plan on jotting down your plans or resolutions, this is a perfect project to kick off the new year. New Year’s, to me, means a new notebook! Okay, really, any excuse to add another unnecessary notebook to the collection is fine by me.       The Silhouette CAMEO makes customization on a variety of projects so simple and quick. Have you checked out how many colors of Silhouette Adhesive Vinyl there are? It’s no secret that my favorite is the gold, but for this project, I went with the matte white.     Once the color is…