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Nautical Crab Theme Party Decor

For everyone who is planning a seafood boil or loves the Americana of a nautical-style party, you will need this Silhouette crab design! It’s perfect for place cards, straw toppers, and centerpieces. Cut to your crabby heart’s content! We integrated our crab design with a red, white, and blue theme to bring home the nautical feel that really says summertime. I hope you love this quick and easy party theme decor! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Hook Tool White Heavy Cardstock (We used 120lb paper) Paper Straws…

Chalkboard Cardstock Photo Props

Today we are going to share with you how to create photo props using items from the Silhouette Chalkboard Starter Kit, such as chalkboard cardstock, chalk, a pen holder, a chalk sharpener, and a chalk eraser. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio®  Silhouette Chalkboard Starter Kit Wood sticks Design ID #24865 Design ID #122243 Design ID #72251 Design ID #72252 Step One: Preparing Design 1. Open Design ID #24865 in Silhouette Studio® by locating it in your library. Ungroup the design and release compound path (to do so, select shape, right-click, and select…

Geometric Ribbon Spools

I love a good little DIY! These geometric spools are a relatively simple project. The end product will be pretty and handy for all those left over bits of string, thread, ribbon, and twine. I somehow accumulate a bunch of these, and not only will they keep me organized but they are oh so cute! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Chipboard Cardstock Glue Step One: Create the Spool Create a new document in Silhouette Studio® and use your shape tool to create your spool components. I used the polygon for the top and…

How-to: Print & Cut

Print & Cut designs are made specifically to print onto your chosen material using your home printer and then cut out with your Silhouette machine. The designs have red cut lines included around the outside of the printed area. Just remember that your Silhouette machine does not print! Check out this tutorial for detailed instructions on how to work with Print & Cut designs. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Printer Silhouette Printable Material (we used Silhouette White Sticker Paper) Design ID #146633 1. Open your Print & Cut design in Silhouette Studio®. Make sure your workspace matches the size…

Double-Sided Adhesive Glitter Butterfly

Have you ever wanted to create your own custom glitter designs but don’t know where to even start? Don’t worry! We are here to help. Check out this awesome tutorial to see how you can use our double-sided adhesive sheets to make a very colorful and sparkly creations, like these butterflies. It’s easier than you think it would be. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets Silhouette Glitter – pastel colors Silhouette Glitter – bold colors Cardstock – white Silhouette Spatula Brush Design ID #124784 Design ID #125840 Step One: Preparing…

DIY Watermelon Stickers

These little stickers or seals will be perfect for adding a fruity touch of summer to your pretty packages or planners. Read on to make your own sweet watermelon stickers! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Printable White Sticker Paper Printer Design ID #138518 Step One: Prepare Design 1. In Silhouette Studio®, open your watermelon design (Design ID #138518) in a new document. 2. Ungroup the design and change the colors if you choose to. 3. Assemble your watermelon pieces, group them together, and resize them to the sticker size you will cut….

Pop-up Card for Dog Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate all the mothers in your life than to make them something special. Today we want to show you how you can make this dog mom card for Mother’s Day because dog moms are mothers too! Follow along to see what you need to do. For this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use the pop-up feature in the Designer, Designer +, and Business Editions of Silhouette Studio®. You can make a pop-up card without these editions of the software, but the process is a…

DIY Potted Paper Cactus

This little DIY potted paper cactus is low maintenance and cute. It can be part of a sweet gift to a fellow not-so-green thumb or they can be used to decorate place settings—they are small enough to fit on a plate! Are you in? Read on for the how-to! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® (there is a free version!) Design ID #181963 Colored and patterned cardstock Glue Step One: Cutting Out the Cactus Leaves Download and open your cactus in a pot design (Design ID #181963) in Silhouette Studio®. Select the design and ungroup…

How to Sketch on Treat Bags and Tags

Did you know that you are capable of turning a cut file into a design that can be sketched? We know it seems complicated, but we promise that it’s a lot easier than it looks. Keep following along, and you’ll to master this technique in 10 minutes.  Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Sketch Pen – White Brown Treat Bags Design ID #59440 Step One: Creating the Sketch Design Download and open Design ID #59440 (Mother’s Day Floral Card) in Silhouette Studio®. Although it is a card, we will teach you the steps to make it something…

5 Different Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Easter is coming up on us quick! We love decorating eggs for Easter and are bringing to you five different ways to decorate Easter eggs. Now we know that traditionally eggs are dyed fun colors; we took our decorations one step farther. We used paper, vinyl, and tattoo paper to make really fun-looking eggs. Follow along with us as we show you the five ways we decorated eggs this year. Paper / Cardstock You don’t need much to make these cute little critters. All it will really take is some paper. We cut faces and grass egg holders out of different colored…

Masked Watercolor Card with Stencil Material

I love the look of watercolors, don’t you? Although I haven’t spent much time learning and practicing my watercolor skills, I’ve found a few ways to use basic watercolors with my Silhouette creations. This technique uses Silhouette Stencil Material to create a mask on watercolor paper, so you can add lots of color but include a crisp white phrase within the design. While you could use regular vinyl or stencil vinyl for this project, I prefer the thick stencil material because it’s stiff enough that you don’t need any transfer tape. You can also reuse it, so one stencil lasts…

Baby Shower Set

Springtime is just around the corner, and you know what that means—spring and summer babies! We love this watercolor splash pattern, and we thought it would be such a great idea to show you how to make a themed baby shower set with it. Let’s get to it! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Metallic Vinyl – Blue Cardstock or photo paper – white Ribbon white and blue Two sticks Printer Design ID #251908 Design ID #245584 Design ID #243742 Step One: Making the Banner 1.  Download the watercolor splash pattern design (Design ID…