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Back to School Projects

Summer is coming to an end and it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. Here are a few lovely projects to put those summer days behind you and get excited about getting back in the classroom. Send your little one off to school with this sweet little project by Kelly Wayment. Give a few words of encouragement and let them know you’re thinking of them with these adorable lunch notes. Find them here. This next project is a super cute one, and would make such a fun lunchbox surprise along with one of those little notes. The Print…

Chalkboard Sign Teacher Gift

If you are looking for the perfect teacher gift, you’ve come to the right place! Carl Buechner said, “They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel”. The impact a teacher has on your child is immeasurable. Why not make them a special something to let them know how much they mean to you? We have created several sign options that you are sure to love.   Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Studio® Silhouette 12-Inch Vinyl or 12-Inch Stencil Material Silhouette Cutting Mat Design ID#44442 Silhouette Hook (for weeding vinyl) 12 in. x…

Print & Cut Planner Stickers

There’s just an indescribable feeling about opening a brand-new planner and beginning to fill in the pages. We love to fill in our pages with stickers that we’ve cut with our Silhouette cutting machines. If you’d like to learn how to create these planner stickers follow along and see how we made them in just two simple steps!   Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat White Sticker Paper Printer Design ID # 211790 Step One: Setting Up The Design Select the Page Setup Window (this icon can be found on the tool bar on the left-hand side…

Custom School Locker Magnet

School is about to be back in session. While books and curriculum are important, let’s be honest, so is making a statement when it comes to your locker. Now, I’m no teenage girl in high school, but I do have tons of friends who have them, and I was told that tribal elephants are the new Lisa Frank. Get ready to create a personalized magnet for your locker that you can jot down reminders, hang photos, and make everyone in the halls jealous. Supplies Needed:  Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Printable Magnetic Paper Silhouette Cork Sheets Silhouette Mint™ Mint Stamp Sheets 15…

Making Your First 3D Shape

Have you ever wanted to create in 3D, but found the process a little daunting? We’re here to tell you that you can do it! Dip your toes in the water with this week’s FREE Design of the Week! It’s a 3D apple that takes 2 steps to master. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat 12 x 12 Cardstock (red, brown, and green) Glue Design ID # 211379 Step One: Prep and Cut The Design Open Design ID #211379 in Silhouette Studio by locating it in your library. Your design will appear on your cutting page. Make sure…

Back To School Classroom Craft

Whoooo’s ready for back to school?! With a little crafty know-how and the help of your Silhouette CAMEO®, preparing to head back into the classroom can be a breeze! What better way to ring in a new school year than with a classroom craft that allows your students to join in on the classroom decorating fun?! No matter what the theme of your classroom, this craft can easily be adapted to your needs. Supplies Needed:  Colored Card Stock and/or Scrapbook Paper Chalkboard Vinyl White Sticker Paper Silhouette CAMEO® Cutting Mat 12 x 12 in. Design ID #29455   Step One:…

Create Customized Teacher Stamps with your Silhouette Mint™

I love how easy it is to make stamps with the Silhouette Mint™ – and they’re the perfect tool to create customized teacher stamps too! My sister in law is getting married and I wanted to gift her with a brand new set of stamps with her married name for her to use in school. See how I designed this from start to finish so you can create your own customized teacher stamps – perfect for your use or to gift to your child’s teacher this coming school year! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Mint™ 45 mm x 45 mm Silhouette Mint™…

First Day of School Chalkboard Sign

Wow, hard to believe summer is coming to an end! Does it seem like time flies faster every year? Well, if you’re excited about the school year starting, I have another reason for you to get even more excited! Here is a tutorial on how to make your very own “First Day of School” Chalkboard featuring Silhouette’s chalkboard vinyl material. This was the first time I used this type of vinyl and it is such a neat and easy-to-use specialty material! You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Silhouette Design ID #72809 Chalkboard vinyl Hook (for weeding vinyl) Transfer Tape…

The Perfect Teacher’s Gift

I want to let you in on a secret. The easiest way to become a teacher’s favorite is to bring them a homemade gift! In this tutorial, I will show you how you can create a simple, yet memorable, gift for your new teacher. This project is so cute that I promise you’ll get an A+. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Transfer Paper Silhouette Cutting Mat (Cameo 12 x 12 in.) Silhouette Gold 12 x 12 in. Matte Vinyl Silhouette Red 12 x 12 in. Matte Vinyl Silhouette Green 12 x 12 in. Matte Vinyl Silhouette Hook Silhouette Scraper Silhouette…

Quick and Cute “Back to School” Party Invites

You know it’s that time of year again when you see store shelves stocked with notebooks, folders, and pencils! It’s time to send the kids back to school. At my house, we’re always looking for a reason to throw a themed party and “Back to School” fits the bill! This is a great opportunity to let your kids reconnect with their school friends and get them excited about another year of learning. The first step to throwing a party, invitations! This tutorial will get you started. Supplies Needed: · Silhouette Studio® · Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® · Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock…

Appreciate Your Teachers With This Hand-Lettered Gift

We’re rounding into the home stretch of the school year. Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up, and what better way to celebrate your teachers than with a custom chalkboard vinyl design. I love to hand-letter my gifts, but if you have several designs to replicate Silhouette CAMEO® 3 has you covered while maintaining that one-of-a-kind look. The first step is to hand-letter a design. I either write on paper and scan or letter directly on my tablet. (If you’re using one of the hundreds of fonts for sale in the Silhouette Design Store, then skip the next step). Import the…

Sketch Pen Coloring Page

  Did you know that you can create your own DIY coloring page using the Silhouette? While you can use the print and cut option, you can also use sketch pens! Today I’ll share how I made this intricate coloring page, perfect for a rainy (or snowy) afternoon! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Cardstock Sketch Pens   Step One Open the software and select your design. To make this design available for sketch pens, I went to the modify tab and clicked “make.”     Step Two Select sketch pen in the Silhouette Studio®.     Step Three Insert sketch pen…