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Sketch Pen Designs – Three Ways

My Silhouette machine is my sidekick when it comes to cardmaking, with the cut feature as my secret weapon. It’s the best way to get precision cuts, especially for intricate designs. This time, I’m taking my cardmaking game to the next level by using Silhouette’s Sketch Pens. This tutorial shows you how to take a sketch design file and use it in a couple of ways, from creating a seamless pattern to turning the sketch file into a die-cut embellishment. The hardest part is figuring out which Sketch Pen colors to use! Follow the steps below to make your own…

Rose Gold Foil & Woodgrain Stickers

These stickers combine rose gold foil and wood grain for a look that’s sweet, modern, and full of texture. Use them as seals on envelopes for wedding invitations and greeting cards or as embellishments for party favors, food packaging, and more! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Scraper Tool Silhouette Wood Sheets Silhouette Rose Gold Foil Sticker Paper Design ID #174661 Step One: Open and Resize the Design Open the design (Design ID #174661) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize the design to the size that you prefer. I resized…

Summer Cards with Patterned Designs

We’re going to show you how to make these three summer cards using patterned designs. To help you with some of the designs, you’re going to learn how to use the New Project Wizard as well as how to fill shapes and fonts with patterns. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with a big base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock – white Adhesive foam dots Printer Design ID #269750, Design ID #183976, Design ID #245689, Design ID #21861, Design ID #54000, Design ID #246094 Design ID #182626, Design ID #247198, Design ID #195748, Design ID #68335, Design ID #201461, Design ID #126941, Design ID #157420 Design ID #182563, Design…

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…

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….

Summer Treat Tickets

These little summer treat tickets can be used to reward positive behavior. When kids behave well, they can collect tickets and get a treat based on the number of tickets they have. If all else fails, the tickets can be used for scrapbooking or to dress up our summer packages. There’s always a plan B! Do you want to make some too? Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Glue Design ID #44245 Step One: Create the Ticket Shape  Create your ticket shape. You can use this template later on for tags…

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…