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Fabric Gift Boxes

Printable Cotton Canvas is going to become your new favorite Silhouette material to play with. What’s so awesome about it is that you can print full patterns on it to give a textured element to a project. I used the gift-box shape and shrunk it down, cut it out in cardstock, then cut it in the canvas and stuck the two materials together to make these cute boxes that can be used as gift boxes or storage for your little bits of craft supplies. Before we start the project, a couple of notes: Pay close attention to how you feed the canvas sheet into your printer….

How to Cut Fabric with a Silhouette Machine

Did you know that you can cut fabric with your Silhouette machine? It’s fantastic 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 is the same size as your material….

Engagement Photo Display

Happy New Year, y’all! First of all, how many of you have a New Year’s resolution to finally open up your Silhouette machine? Well, don’t be afraid! Open up that sweet baby, and let’s craft. Christmas and New Year happen to be engagement times; that’s just well known. So I wanted to create this super simple and super cute photo display that you can use for an upcoming engagement party or just hang in your home. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Cameo® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Spatula Tool Embroidery Hoops Cardstock…

Cover Your CAMEO With Fabric Ink And Handpainted Details

Looking for an easy first project to try out those fabric inks you couldn’t wait to get your hands on? Your Silhouette dust cover is the perfect canvas (literally) for some handmade art. Supplies Needed: Silhouette dust cover Silhouette Stencil Vinyl Silhouette Transfer Tape Fabric Ink (assorted colors) Metallic Heat Transfer Material Paintbrush Iron or heat press Designs Needed: Sakura Flowers (Design #8076) Hummingbirds Set (Design #78150) Step 1: Cut Your Materials For projects with a lot of different components, I like to plan out my overall design in Silhouette Studio® first. This helps ensure that certain colors and sizes of…

Five Ways To Customize Your CAMEO Dust Cover

One of the first projects I think every proud new CAMEO owner should do when you get a new Silhouette machine is to customize your CAMEO dust cover. I love having a matchy-matchy workspace—I try to do a little custom work on everything to make it fit right in with my décor. The covers are made from a sturdy canvas material so they will hold up to lots of different methods of personalization. They come in a few different colors, too! For today’s post, I came up with five quick and easy ways to inspire you to customize your dust cover. Some of these are…

Inspiration For Christmas At the Beach

Christmas at the beach is my favorite time at the beach! White Christmas at our home means sand between your toes. Making your own beach holiday décor is quick and easy with a little chipboard and glitter heat transfer vinyl. I mean, how cute is this Sandy Claws stone crab? The bronze glitter vinyl reflects the sunset perfectly. The design is my own! When I’m not crafting, you can find me drawing crustaceans and hand-lettering designs. I’m funny like that. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Heat press or iron Hook tool White pillow cases (16 in. x 16 in.) 12-Inch Silhouette Glitter Heat…

Personalize Your Text With The Photo-Fill Feature | A Silhouette Studio® Tutorial

  Hello Silhouette Nation!  Carrie again showing you how to add photos to your text designs to really add some punch to your amazing projects.   I wanted to make another fun art piece to add to my ever growing collage wall in my craft room to inspire me every time I walk in there.  Of course I found the perfect phrase in the Silhouette design store to do that. I also have a very healthy stash of fabrics collecting dust laying around, waiting for their turn at greatness. Then I thought to use a simple embroidery ring, bought at my local craft store and painted to…

Five Unexpected Surfaces For Heat Transfer Material | Bonus Tutorial

Hello fellow crafters! Audrey here today and I’m so excited to be posting for my VERY first time here on the Silhouette Blog that I did could pee my pants! Ha! Today’s post will cover . . .   *drum roll please*   Five Unexpected Surfaces for Heat Transfer Material   That is a mouthful, whew!   So let me guess, you’ve used heat transfer material before to create onesies for your littles, a tote bag, or maybe an adult t-shirt with some kind of custom text, am I right? Well if you’ve limited yourself to just fabric surfaces for your…

Faux-Leather Gift Card Wallet

I’m so excited to show you a very fun and quick project that you can make with Silhouette Faux Leather Paper. Faux leather paper is versatile and so simple to use. One of the first things I think of when I think of leather is my husband’s wallet. I thought it would be fun to create a faux leather wallet that could hold a gift card, and Lisa Norris created a design for Silhouette that works perfectly. I love that this little leather wallet can be used for a woman or a man. I know my guy can sometimes be…

Five Surfaces You Might Not Think To Stamp

Did you recently get the Silhouette Mint™ like I did? And after you made a stamp or two, did you have to make more? Because they look so pretty on paper that you want to stamp everything? Well, you probably shouldn’t stamp everything—but today I’m going to show you the Five Surfaces You Might Not Think To Stamp. Here we go!   Wood Getting married or throwing an anniversary party? These wood rounds are darling and will add the perfect touch to your table styling or vignette.     Check out Brittany’s tutorial for stamped wooden spoons So cute and so many pattern possibilities!…

Fabric Home Decor

I don’t know about you, but I look forward to Tuesdays. What’s not to love about getting a brand new design each week for free?! This week I’m combining three of my favorite things: fabric, my CAMEO, and the free design of the week to make this fabric banner. If you’ve ever wondered how to cut fabric with your Portrait, CAMEO, or Curio you’ll want to follow along.   What you’ll need: fabric banner fabric fabric blade clean cut fusible fabric stabilizer scissors   Step One Cut a piece of stabilizer that’s larger than the design and a piece of…

Christmas Tree Gift Bags

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas. Especially if you’re like me and enjoy putting a handmade touch on everything you gift. I used this week’s free design by StudioIlustrado to jazz up some fabric gift bags in a mater of minutes.   To make these you’ll need: Fabric Gift Bags Green and Yellow Sketch Pens Printable Cotton Canvas   First, you’ll want to ungroup your design. Change the line color of the star to yellow and the tree to green. Select the entire design and open the offset window. Create an offset line that goes around the…