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Save Summer Memories With A DIY Time Capsule

Summer really is the best time of year; swimming, vacations, hiking, and exploring create great memories. What better way to hold onto these memories than putting them in a time capsule? We have started a tradition in our family of creating a summer time capsule. Each year, we gather little things that remind us of the adventures we had and then store them in a time capsule, to be opened the next year. This is a great activity for kids. My nephews and nieces are always looking for things they can put into their time capsules, whether it’s a movie…

Embossed Leather Key Chains

Hi, friends! Are you ready for a super-fun Curio project? In keeping with this month’s theme of #summerlovin and date ideas, I thought it would be fun to make matching embossed-leather key chains for couples. If you’re new to Silhouette Curio™, you may want to start with the basics in this post. Otherwise, let’s get started! You Will Need: Silhouette Leatherette Silhouette Curio™ with standard cutting mat Eyelet or similar fastener Key ring Designs: Heart shape #172666; 3 Birthday Tags #47159; LW Creative font #75441   STEP ONE: CREATE A KEY-CHAIN SHAPE I used Silhouette’s leatherette for this project and…

Farm to Table Summer Date

For this Farm to Table date, you and your significant other can pick a favorite recipe, head off to the Farmers Market to grab some local ingredients, and then continue the fun of your date by going home to cook together! What I love about this date is that it’s simple and inexpensive enough to make the outing a weekly affair. You can even save the recipes that you prepare together by storing them in a DIY recipe box filled with your very own recipe cards. Let’s get this party started! You Will Need: Card stock Wooden Recipe Box Silhouette…

S’mores Party With The Silhouette CAMEO®

Nothing says summer like a good s’more. We’ve created four projects you can make with the CAMEO that will up your s’more party game. Impress your friends, family, (and pretty much everyone) with these cute ideas. Buffalo Check Roasting Sticks Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Studio® Stainless steel skewers 2- 2’’ x 2’’x 96’’ board cut to 24’’ long—leaving you with (8) 24’’ blocks Buffalo check scrapbook paper Mod Podge Heavy duty glue suitable for wood & metal Drill and drill bit same diameter as skewers Wire cutters to cut metal Cut File Step One: Cut Buffalo Check Open the…

DIY Magical Unicorn Party!

Hi everyone! Kathi here, coming to you with a few whimsical tutorials. I know unicorns are all the rage right now, and why wouldn’t they be? They are totally awesome and if anyone tells you otherwise… well, then they’re not invited to the party! So I thought maybe I can give you a little inspiration to jumpstart a fabulous and magical unicorn party. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Cardstock (various colors) Chipboard Glue Wooden Stick Candy Let’s begin with what you would give to your guests as soon as they walk in. A Party Mask Oh yes, you got that right:…

Wedding Announcement Designed in Silhouette Studio®

A lot of people don’t realize how much you can do in Silhouette Studio®. It’s a powerful program that can do more than just send your cut files to you Silhouette machine. For example, did you know that you can design your own Print & Cut projects? Today I’ll show you how I designed this wedding announcement, which was a piece of cake with designs from the Silhouette Design Store and the capabilities of Silhouette Studio®. Choose your basic layout I’m a big fan of AngieMakes and used her designs for this announcement. I chose one corner of the “hand painted floral cross (Design…

Create A Movie-Night Treat Bar For Your Next Slumber Party

Planning a movie night slumber party with your girls? Here’s a couple of ideas to create coordinating decor for a treat bar at your mini get together and blow your guests away. Sometimes it’s good to sit back and relax with your friends – stay in, watch a movie, drink some wine (or soda if you’re more into that), and gossip the night away after. I need three main things when watching a movie: popcorn, drinks, and candy. Follow as I create coordinating decor using my Silhouette Portrait®, so you can create your own easy and fun treat bar too! Supplies…

The Best Of July 4th Projects

The stars were spangling bright this past Fourth of July, and I hope everyone had a fun-filled, long weekend. My Instagram feed was overflowing with patriotic photos showing everyone’s love of red, white, and blue. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to appropriately adorn your house or festively decorate for your party. I have collected all of the spectacular crafts that will leave you seeing stars and stripes for years to come. 3D Patriotic Sign The patriotism is strong with this project! Former Design Team member, Marie Chorak, has beautifully combined a 3D paper star with stenciled and painted…

Make Your Own Fourth Of July Tee

My mom wanted a shirt for her Fourth of July party she is hosting. It’s so easy to buy one, yes, but it’s so much more fun to have a one-of-a-kind shirt, don’t you think? Plus I just love making custom shirts so much that I had to create one for her. So join me as I show you how to create your own fun Fourth of July shirt! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Hook Tool 12-Inch Smooth Heat Transfer (in red) 12-Inch Glitter Heat Transfer (in blue) 12-Inch Metallic Heat Transfer (in silver) T-shirt…

Patriotic Home Decor: Barn Quilt Blocks – Two Ways

You guys, have you noticed wooden barn quilts taking over the world of home décor? They are absolutely gorgeous and, in my opinion, nothing looks more Americana! While I don’t have a barn to hang these beauties, I thought they would look just as great as indoor patriotic home décor. This tutorial shows you how to make them two ways: with paper (because I am a paper hoarder fanatic) and with paint. First Way: Paper You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Cutting Mat One 12in x 12in cardstock in white One 12in x 12in craft (birch) plywood available at…

Summer Planner Pages With The Portrait

I love planning, do you? It’s a good thing, too—if your life is anything as hectic as mine is with kids, deadlines, appointments, and trips, we both need an efficient method of keeping track of all that good stuff! I’ll tell you a secret: you don’t need one of those big fancy planners. You can make everything you need with the Silhouette Portrait®. There are so many stickers, flags, dividers, pages, and templates available in the Design Store. It’s super easy to build yourself a custom planner to suit your needs. I’m big on taking notes, so for everyday planning…

Fantastic Faux Succulent Pens DIY

Aloe, there! Are you ready for a bunch of cactus puns and a super fun craft? Great! Then this is the tutorial for you. You may have noticed on your strolls through your favorite shops that cactuses are popping up everywhere. On shirts, bags, home decor, you name it. What’s my point you might ask? Simple. You need more of that prickly, green desert plant in your life. Succulents are plantastic. In the spirit of honesty, all cacti are succulents; however, not all succulents are cacti. But who cares when they are all so cute, green, and spiky. Now is…