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What Can You Do With Dingbat Fonts?

Hi there! Kelly here. Have you seen the fun dingbat fonts in the Silhouette Design Store? I want to share some of the fun ways you can use these special font sets. Don’t let the higher price point scare you off. You’re actually getting at least 26 coordinating designs with a single dingbat font purchase. What are dingbat fonts? They are fonts where each letter is assigned a special character so instead of seeing A, B, C, etc. as you type, you’ll see an image like a tree, a phrase, an animal, etc. This tutorial will show you how you…

Embossed Stag Christmas Ornament

With the holidays coming up, we thought it might be fun to show you how to create your own Christmas ornaments! It’s really easy, and they look really cute when they’re done. Continue reading to see what you need to do! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cutting Mat for Stamp Material Silhouette Stamp Material Acrylic Block for Stamp Embossing Powder Watermark Stamp Pad Embossing Heat Tool Round Wood Ornament Design ID#232204 Step One: Making the Stamp 1. Open the Stag design (Design ID#232204) in Silhouette Studio®. Change your page size and cutting mat to the stamp…

Fall Leaf Stickers

Will you be sending some snail mail or sending out Thanksgiving leftovers to friends and family? Then these little DIY Fall Leaf Stickers will be a perfect little DIY to try. They will look so cute as seals or even stickers in your planners to mark the season! Read on for the how-to. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable White Sticker Paper Printer Design ID #158041 Step One: Preparing Design In Silhouette Studio®, open your Geometric Autumn Leaf design (Design ID #158041). Click the Line Style panel on the right-hand toolbar…

Glass Etching Plate

With the holidays just around the corner, we want to show you how you can use glass etching cream and your Silhouette machine to add any design you want to glass. Grab all the supplies listed and follow the steps below to frost your glass accordingly. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Stencil Vinyl Transfer Tape (If using Silhouette’s stencil vinyl, the transfer tape is already included.) Etching Cream Silhouette Hook  Silhouette Scraper Gloves Paper Towels Glass Plate Design ID#229474 1. Open the Fall Frame design (Design ID#229474) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize it and…

DIY Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe

Here’s a quick Halloween craft for you—DIY Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe. If you are looking for something that’s not candy to give little ones, why not try this cute DIY game? It’s a fun activity for the car or for a classroom party. Read on to make your own! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Card Stock Printer Design ID #157492 Step One: Prepare Design In Silhouette Studio®, open and ungroup your Jack O Lantern Faces design (Design ID #157492). Create a circle with a thick black border using the circle tool, which is located on the left-hand…

Shrink Plastic Charms Bracelet

Working with shrink plastic material is so much fun, but it can be a little tricky to deal with. So in addition to our video about Silhouette shrink plastic, we wanted to share all the tips we have about working with the shrink plastic material. To do that, we will show you how to make a shrink plastic charm bracelet. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Shrink Plastic – White Printer Oven Baking tray Parchment paper Flat tool Bracelet chain Jewelry jump rings Plyers Design ID#182509 Design ID#181384 Design ID#181372 Design ID#181342 Design…

3D Fall Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 2)

A week ago, we posted the first part of our tutorial about the 3D fall flowers bouquet and explained how to prepare the flower designs and cut them out. Today, we will continue with an explanation on how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Dry foam ball (color – green; diameter – 5 in.) Floral tape Super glue Vase Ribbon Tools to shape flowers and leaves: Silhouette Spatula Tool Wood skewer Flower-shaping tool Embossing mat Step One: Assembling The Chrysanthemum To shape the chrysanthemum: 1. Wrap the petal around the handle…

3D Fall Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 1)

Today we are going to share with you part one of our tutorial on how to make a 3D fall paper flower bouquet. In this first tutorial, you will learn how to prepare flower designs and cut them out. In a week, we will explain how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. This bouquet will bring bright colors into your life, and it can be a great gift for your family and friends! One important benefit of this bouquet is that it will last a lot longer than real flowers. By following our instructions,…

Customize Your Designs In New Ways

Hello, my Silhouette friends! Today I want to show you a terrific new feature that became available with Silhouette Studio® version 4. It’s called Object on Path, and it’s pretty cool. Now you can take any shape on your page and drag it to another shape, and it will follow the curves and contours of that shape you’ve selected as your path! It’s similar to Text to Path, but it works with shapes instead of text. For this project, we’ll add leaves to a circular path and add the finished design to a mirror candle base. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette…

3D Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we posted the first part of our tutorial about the 3D flowers bouquet and explained how to prepare the flower designs and cut them out. Today, we will continue with an explanation on how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Dry foam ball (color – green, diameter – 4 in.) Floral wire (green) Super glue Vase Ribbon Floral tape Tools to shape flowers and leaves: Silhouette Spatula Tool Flower-shaping tool Embossing mat Step One: Assembling The Peony After we cut out our petal layers, we need…

Decorating with Metallic Temporary Tattoo Paper

Did y’all jump up and down like little kids when Silhouette revealed a bunch of cool new products back in July?! Don’t lie, you know you did. I for sure did and knew I had to get my hands on the metallic temporary tattoo paper! Even though I’m not a tattoo junkie, the out-of-the-box thinker in me wondered what else could this neat specialty material be applied to other than skin? After seeing how the regular temporary tattoo paper can be used on a variety of other objects like Easter eggs, I thought I would try it on a craft…

Nautical Nursery Art

If you’re expecting a little bundle of joy or if you’re like me and wait a year to finally decorate the nursery, then you’ll love this project. I’ve combined three different Silhouette products to create a darling nautical-themed piece of art, perfect for your nursery. If the thought of rhinestones turns you off, don’t worry; I’ve kept it tasteful, not tacky. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas Silhouette Rhinestone Template Kit Silhouette Silver Heat Transfer Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Rhinestones (Assorted sizes and colors of your choice) Iron Frame Design #93203 Step One: Design…