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Pillow Phrases

My three boys are grown and are no longer living at home. Even though they have all graduated from college, they still like to come home often. And we love it! The days of being able to leave notes in their lunch bags and gym bags are way behind me. But I recently figured out a way to add a special touch when they come home to visit. Instead of leaving notes on their beds, I thought it might be fun to leave a personal note on their pillowcases. The best way to do this is with my Silhouette machine. …

Super Cute Wooden Easter Sign

You guys, ever since I saw these new egg designs by Paige Evans in the Silhouette Design Store, I knew they were going to be in my next project. They remind me of Scandinavian design, which I’m a fan of. By the way, this is a build your own sign project. But if you don’t have the tools, there are always premade wooden signs available at your local craft stores. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Matte Vinyl (White) Vinyl Transfer Tape Jigsaw Safety Goggles Plywood Sander Ruler…

Spring Pillow with Heat Transfer Vinyl

Today I want to share my DIY Spring Pillow I made with glitter heat transfer vinyl. I used a beautiful design from the Design Store with spring word art. There is a complimentary Easter design as well. Keep reading for the tutorial and make a spring-themed pillow for yourself! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Gold Glitter Heat Transfer Vinyl Pillow Case and Pillow Design ID# 191308 Step One: Creating Your Design Open up Silhouette Studio®. Select the Page Setup window and adjust your cutting mat size to 12 inches x 12…

Spring Décor Ideas

Spring has arrived here in Florida, and I am ready to share some fun Spring Décor ideas using my Silhouette CAMEO! These ideas are perfect for everyday interior design inspiration or perfect for a tea party or an Easter brunch! I am big on personalizing my guests’ place settings, and if you are a Silhouette lover like I am, you probably are too! I tried to use a few different Silhouette Store designs to make a beautiful array of design options. My favorite is probably the doily, and I was AMAZED at how beautiful it turned out. Since I printed…

New Silhouette Carbon Fiber Vinyl

Did you know Silhouette came out with tons of new products last year? And one of them was carbon fiber vinyl. I’ve had this product for a while, and I figured it was time to test it out. I also want to thank my hubby for being a good sport and letting me use his tool cart for this project. But let’s get real—he really had no choice. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Transfer Tape Ruler Silhouette Carbon Fiber Vinyl (Sampler Pack) Silhouette Black Vinyl (Matte) Design ID…

Paper Succulent Trio

I don’t know about you, but I love all kinds of paper flowers and plants. After I managed to kill off my real succulents (you know, the ones that are supposed to be easy to take care of), I decided to make a set of paper succulents. Keep reading to learn my favorite tips and tricks for making these look realistic. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Cardstock in varying shades of green Ink pads Ink applicator (sponge or felt dauber) Spatula tool Low-temp hot glue gun Small pebbles Small containers Ready, Set, Make project: Paper Succulents…

Watercolor Flowers Art

You’ve seen paper flowers before but not like this! Today we are using this brand new design in the Silhouette Design Store, Watercolor Layered 3D Flower. We are so ready for spring to come around, so this design was absolutely perfect. Follow along with us to see how we made this. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Glossy Vinyl – Pink Cardstock – White and Grey Chipboard Glue Silhouette Tool Kit Printer Design ID #249118 Design ID #93675 Design ID #203014 Step One: Prepare the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open Design ID…

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…

How-to: Cut and Apply Vinyl

With vinyl, you can apply precisely cut designs to almost any surface. Silhouette’s vinyl is available in over twenty-five different colors, two sizes (9-inch and 12-inch widths), and comes in glossy permanent, matte removable, and various specialty finishes. In this tutorial, we will show how to apply vinyl with transfer tape and something called the hinge method. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat (if you cut a small piece of vinyl) Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Vinyl Roll Feeder (only with the Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait®) Silhouette Hook Silhouette Scraper Silhouette Transfer Tape  Scissors Tape Step One: Cut Out Vinyl Open design in Silhouette…

Kiss The Cook Kitchen Decor

I am the one and only cook in the family, and I think that if you are too, you deserve a little love! This “Kiss the Cook” kitchen cutting board decor idea is both practical and the perfect addition to the heart of your home! I chose the Silhouette chalkboard vinyl for this purpose because I love the durability of it, and since this will be wiped down a lot it was a great pairing for me! This is a really sweet gift idea too for the cook in your life!  Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting…

DIY Personalized Bathtub Tray

If you’re familiar with my past Silhouette blog post, then you know I sometimes have a simple building project for you. This super cute bathtub tray is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, and it’s made with love. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Cameo® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Matte Vinyl (White) Vinyl Transfer Tape Miter Saw Nail Gun Dog Eared Wooden Fence Board Orbital Sander 80 Grit Sandpaper 220 Grit Sandpaper Tape Measure Wood Stain Foam Brush Paper Towels Design ID #240205 Step One: Measure Your Bathtub Grab your handy tape measure and measure the length across…

Valentine’s Day Pillow

I have been wanting to make a pillow like this for Valentine’s Day. But the thought of cutting out all of those hearts was the one thing that discouraged me from giving it a try until I figured out that I could cut all of the hearts with my Silhouette CAMEO! Cutting fabric on your Silhouette to make this pillow is very easy to do. All you need is a few items. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Fabric Blade Silhouette Studio® Pillow cover (I used the VIGDIS linen cover from IKEA.) ½ Yard Linen Fabric…