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How To Create Sketch Pen Fills

Have you ever created a design with text where you wanted to use your sketch pens and have the font filled in? Kelly here to show you a few tricks to fill in those fonts! Supplies Needed: Sketch pens or an adjustable pen holder Silhouette CAMEO®, Portrait®, or Curio™ Paper Frame As you probably know, simply typing regular text in Silhouette Studio® creates unfilled text. If you sketch the design with sketch pens after creating your text, you’ll just get the outline with no fill. You do have sketch font options in the Design Store. If you choose a sketch…

Father’s Day Card and Gift Tag

Today we want to call your attention to the Project Wizard Tool, which helps making your projects faster and easier. Let’s take a closer look at this tool by making a Father’s Day card and gift tag. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with a big base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock – white and dark blue Silhouette Printable Adhesive Cardstock Silhouette Corrugated Paper Printer Design ID#268259 Design ID #22276 Step One: Preparing the Card Design 1. Open Silhouette Studio® and go to the menu panel on the upper left corner of the screen. Click File…

Graduation Gifts with Vinyl Decals

School is almost out, and graduation is just around the corner for some lucky young people. But instead of giving away yet another copy of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Suess, why don’t you make your own personalized vinyl decals instead? These decals will help you turn lots of different things into the perfect graduation gifts. Follow the instructions below to see how you can create these decals. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Metallic Vinyl — Gold Silhouette Glossy Vinyl — White  Silhouette Glossy Vinyl — Black  Silhouette…

Etched Glass Wedding Frame by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Etched Glass Wedding Frame

Wedding season is upon us, and I love making handmade gifts with the help of my Silhouette machine. Personalized gifts are the best, so this etched-glass wedding frame has become my go-to gift for newlyweds. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a design and etch the glass to make a customized frame like this on your own. (Warning: this gift may evoke tears or happy exclamations from the bride.) Supplies/Tools Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Stencil vinyl Colored vinyl – glossy or matte (I used matte silver) Scraper tool Hook tool Transfer tape Glass etching cream Applicator…

Fire Truck Party Set

We’re going to show you how to create your own custom party set for any upcoming parties you may have. Follow along to see how it’s done! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Cardstock – white Printer Wood sticks Tooth picks Ribbon – white Tape Glue or double-sided tape Design ID#259754 Design ID #47536 Design ID #9994 Design ID #94457 Design ID #246490 Design ID #74286 Step One: Creating the Invitation 1.  Draw a 6.3 in. x 4.5 in. rectangle using the Rectangle tool, which is located on the left-hand side of the screen….

Mother’s Day Personalized Candles

Are you guys excited as I am about Mother’s Day?! Not only do I look forward to being pampered by my kids and husband, but I’m fortunate to hang out with my awesome mom and mother-in-law too. So I wanted to create some meaningful handmade gifts, and the easiest project I can think of is making personalized candles. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Blade Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock Plain Cardstock (White) Decorative Floral Paper Printer Glue Gun Ribbon Scissors Ruler Candle Making Kit Design ID #202913 Design ID #16776 Design ID #94637…

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….

Use The Pen Holder To Make Personalized Gifts

No matter the holiday, we always find that we’ve got gifts to give. This is why we love having a cutting machine because it cuts down on all the time it takes to make personalized gifts. Today, we wanted to share with you a simple way to personalize a treat that you can give out this Easter. All you need is a pen holder or a sketch pen, and you’re all set! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Pen Holder Silhouette Sketch Pen Cardstock Candy Design ID #257801 Step One:…

Made With Love

Nothing brings me joy like giving gifts to friends and family that are made with love. It doesn’t matter what time of the year; I can tell you that baking cookies and presenting them on a beautiful platter that says “Made With Love” will be a huge hit! Make this for Valentine’s Day, teachers, Mother’s Day, and grandparents. People will eat this up! For these cookies, we used a basic sugar cookie recipe and made our own royal icing too. Who knew egg whites were the trick? The fun part for me is using BEET JUICE as natural food coloring…

Valentine Monogram Gift

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and I want to make sure my kids have personalized goodies that make them feel special and loved. You can use this simple DIY Silhouette project in a MILLION different ways. I have four uses that are perfect for your little (or big) valentines. Use it as a party decoration and fill with decorative straws Make a DIY station for hot chocolate and they can use as a cup Fill your vessel with sweet treats for your valentine Fill with baking utensils and have a DIY cookie party Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®  Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette…

Party On Custom Stamp

Party on! Let’s get this party started! If you follow my blog or Instagram, you know I love to have fun goodies around to chat about! This custom stamp is no exception. I love to create simple, eye-catching gifts and DIYs for all to enjoy. With so many parties going on all the time, I wanted to have ample gift tags for any occasion. That being said, I made sure to stock up on these tags. These are not only fun, but can work for just about anything. You can also add the person’s name or a short little message on…

Christmas Tree Gift Box

I downloaded this cute Christmas Tree shape from Silhouette today and played around with a few ideas on how to use it. Since I needed a couple of small gift boxes, I thought using it for this Christmas tree gift box would be a perfect DIY to share with you. You can use bigger boxes in terms of size, and you can use silver and gold foil to add a little shine too. I kept my boxes simple and small, but I’d love to hear how you made yours. Because my project was small, I decided to use my Curio, but you…