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Heat Transfer on Vintage Army Jacket

I purchased my first Silhouette CAMEO machine in 2011, and I have never customized clothing with heat transfer material before. Can you believe that? I’ve always placed heat transfer on tea towels or pillows but never clothing, so this project is the first for me. My 12-year-old daughter purchased this vintage army jacket from a surplus store, and I wanted to make it unique for her and make it a little more feminine but age appropriate as well. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Iron Ironing Board Cotton Fabric Military Jacket…

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…

Mother’s Day Personalized Candles

Are you guys excited as I am about Mother’s Day?! Not only do I look forward to being pampered by my kids and husband, but I’m fortunate to hang out with my awesome mom and mother-in-law too. So I wanted to create some meaningful handmade gifts, and the easiest project I can think of is making personalized candles. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Blade Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock Plain Cardstock (White) Decorative Floral Paper Printer Glue Gun Ribbon Scissors Ruler Candle Making Kit Design ID #202913 Design ID #16776 Design ID #94637…

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…

How-to: PixScan™

Silhouette’s PixScan™ feature gives you the ability to cut out any image using our special PixScan™ mat. Today we’re going to show you just how easy it is to make any custom cut you want. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette PixScan™ Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade How-to: PixScan™ 1. Place the photo or image you want to cut out on your PixScan™ mat. Press down so that your image is stuck securely to the mat. Take a picture using your smartphone or scan in your PixScan™ mat. For optimal results, when photographing or scanning the PixScan™ mat, ensure…

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…

Snow Day Planner Stickers

Today we are sharing these quick and easy Print & Cut DIY Snow Day Planner Stickers. This post is for those of you who love to decorate your planners with pretty stickers. Read on to make your own! 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 #167734 Step One: Create the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open your Snow Day design (Design #ID #167734). Ungroup the design. To ungroup, select the object and either click the Ungroup icon, which is located along the top left-hand side of the screen,…

DIY Holiday Tree Gift Box

It’s time to start preparing for Christmas! Today we will tell you how to make this cute DIY Holiday Tree Gift Box. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Printer Design ID #102412 Design ID #59832  Step One: Preparing the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open and ungroup your Tree Card design (Design ID #102412) in a new document. Remove the card shape, and color the tree in black. To color the tree, go to the Fill panel (right-hand side of the screen). Change the color of the tree lines to black…

Mint Stamped Christmas Set

We are just about to head into the time of year when you are going to need a bunch of tags, cards, and wrapping paper for your gifts, so we would like to show you how to make this customized set of stamped material using the Silhouette Mint™. Creating customized stamps is a great way to add the perfect personalized touches to all of your gifts. Keep reading to see how you can make and use your own stamps. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Mint™ 2 Silhouette Mint™ stamp kits 30 mm x 60 mm 1 Silhouette Mint™ stamp kit 45 mm…

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…

Little Girl Leggings With Copper Heat Transfer Material

Make this wardrobe staple shine with a touch of copper heat transfer! I picked out three different designs and ironed them on to look like little knee patches. This is a super cute and super fast way to customize your little one’s wardrobe. Supplied Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Metallic Heat Transfer – Copper Iron Leggings Design ID #91801, #75725, and #45088 Step One: Select A Design For my design, I used #91801, #75725, and #45088. Measure how wide the leggings are at the knees. For size 3T, I made my knee patches about 2.25 in….

Etched Geometric Cactus Clock

Ticktock, it looks like it’s time for you try out the Silhouette Curio™’s amazing etching function. How about you try it out by making a fun Geometric Cactus Clock? This is a quick and easy project that is perfect for anyone who wants to explore all of the exciting etching features of Curio. With such a fabulous clock to draw your eye, you’ll never be late for a party again! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Metal Etching Sheets 5×7 (Black and Gold) Silhouette Gold Foil Sticker Sheet Silhouette Stippling & Etching Tool Clock Kit Drill Drill Bit 5/16 Strong Glue…