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Etched Geometric Cactus Clock

Ticktock, it looks like it’s time for you try out the Silhouette Curio™’s amazing etching function. How about you try it out by making a fun Geometric Cactus Clock? This is a quick and easy project that is perfect for anyone who wants to explore all of the exciting etching features of Curio. With such a fabulous clock to draw your eye, you’ll never be late for a party again! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Metal Etching Sheets 5×7 (Black and Gold) Silhouette Gold Foil Sticker Sheet Silhouette Stippling & Etching Tool Clock Kit Drill Drill Bit 5/16 Strong Glue…

Check Out The New Foil Transfer Sheets!

Silhouette has taken the foil craze to a whole new level! Have you seen the new Foil Transfer Sheets? This new foil material is pressure sensitive, so you don’t have to deal with heat, adhesives, or any extra materials. It’s perfect for the Silhouette Curio™’s emboss fill feature, which is what I’m going to share with you today. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Curio Embossing Tool – Fine Foil Transfer Sheet – Copper Card (8.5 in. x 5.5 in.) Watercolor Paper (thin enough to run through printer) or Cardstock Design ID #120680 Design ID #78846 Step One: Create Design Set page size…

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…

Pumpkin Pie To-go Box

Spicing Up Projects With Printable Patterns

Who’s ready for pumpkin pie? I dream of my mom’s pumpkin chiffon pie from Halloween until Thanksgiving. It’s that good. I wouldn’t send you home with turkey (that’s sacred), but I’d graciously send you on your way with pie leftovers. I found this delightful pumpkin pie box design in the Silhouette Design Store. Don’t you just love when the design store exceeds your expectations? I was searching for a wedge triangular box and—there it was! An exact pie replica paper design.  Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® (or Portrait or Curio) Cardstock (brown) Printer Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive (or glue) Silhouette Printable Adhesive Kraft…

Getting Started with Silhouette Curio by Kelly Wayment - Curio Tutorial

Getting Started With Silhouette Curio™

Who feels like they need some basic information about Curio before they dive into all its specialty features? Welcome to Curio 101! I’m Kelly, and I’ll be your instructor for today. This post will mostly cover the parts of the Curio machine, including: Understanding Curio’s Base Using Curio’s Platforms Understanding Side Buttons And Lights Getting Silhouette Studio® To Recognize Curio Performing Test Cuts With Curio Tools And Gadgets Included With Curio Understanding Curio’s Base Curio is different from any other Silhouette machine. The special base is what allows you to use a wide range of thickness in materials, from paper-thin up to 5…

Most Helpful Tutorials for the Silhouette Curio™

So, you just got a Silhouette Curio™ and have no idea where to begin, or you’ve had one for a while and have been terrified to take it out of the box. I’m here to help! It’s Annie, and today I’ve assembled all of the most helpful tutorials from our blog to build your confidence with this amazing machine and get you creating right away. Getting Started There’s no time like the present to break your Curio free from its cardboard bonds. And there’s also nothing to fear because this video literally takes you step-by-step through the process of removing the machine…

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…

Top 5 Reasons You Need A Curio

Hey there, crafty peeps!   Kathi again, here giving you a David Letterman-esque “Top 5 Reasons You Need A Curio In Your Life” (and a little bonus tutorial too, cause I just love this machine!).   So grab your cup of coffee, get comfortable, and let me satisfy your CURIO-sity.   1. DUAL CARRIAGE CAPABILITIES     Did you know that Curio can do double-duty?   For my mini project, I debossed the word “wanderlust” and sketched a feather with my glitter Silhouette sketch pen—all in one run. I then went over the word “wanderlust” with my marker.       Are you…

Multi-color Stippled Ink Decor

Happy Spring! (Or happy fall to our southern-hemisphere friends.) Either way, both seasons often mean it’s time to keep an umbrella handy, which is my inspiration for this project. I have been working my Curio pretty hard lately with all kinds of experiments, and I want to share how to create this multi-color stipple art with you.   Tools/supplies I used for this project: Silhouette Curio™ Large Curio base and cut mat Sketch pens OR Markers or other pens with the adjustable pen holder * Silver smooth heat transfer 8 in. x 10 in. canvas art panel 8 in. x…

Embossed Bunny Silhouette

Take your simple silhouettes up a notch with the score and emboss feature.   Supplies: Curio 6 x 8.5 ” base Floral scrapbook paper 5 x 7″ score and emboss paper Fine embossing tool Glue stick         Step 1: You’ll start by preparing your design in the software. Select design and under the Emboss tool you’ll select score and emboss and apply. Then you’ll go under the Emboss/deboss tab  and select cross hatch. This will add a fun cross hatch emboss design onto your shape. Move around the spacing and angle as you like to get the…

Embossing Tips and Tricks

      I’ll be the first to admit that learning to emboss with Curio can be a little intimidating. Just like everything else, it’s a process of trial and error. Lucky for you, I’ve done the dirty work to bring you my tips and tricks for a successful emboss every time.   The Basics:   When you connect Curio to your computer the design page should automatically change to Curio’s 8.5 in x 6 in size. You can then change to the embossing mat by selecting Cutting Mat>Curio(emboss).     Once you have your design set up how you…

Metal Etched Butterflies

How are your Silhouette Curio™ creations coming? Are you ready for another metal etching tutorial? I tried my most recent etching project on a black metal etching sheet, and I love how the exposed silver metal really pops. I’ll show you how I did it.   Here is what you’ll need to create this project: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Curio™ basic base and cutting mat (8.5 in. x 6 in.) Curio 5 in. x 7 in. metal etching sheets Curio stippling & etching tool 5 in. x 7 in. frame Butterfly field design (ID #42668)   1- PREPARE YOUR DESIGN  …