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Etched Glass Wedding Frame by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Etched Glass Wedding Frame

Wedding season is upon us, and I love making handmade gifts with the help of my Silhouette machine. Personalized gifts are the best, so this etched-glass wedding frame has become my go-to gift for newlyweds. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a design and etch the glass to make a customized frame like this on your own. (Warning: this gift may evoke tears or happy exclamations from the bride.) Supplies/Tools Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Stencil vinyl Colored vinyl – glossy or matte (I used matte silver) Scraper tool Hook tool Transfer tape Glass etching cream Applicator…

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…

Shrink Plastic Earrings and Pendant

Have you ever had a chance to play around with Silhouette’s clear shrink plastic material? It’s lots of fun, and there are so many things you can do with it. Today we’re going to show you how to make a matching pendant and earrings set out of the clear shrink plastic. Follow along to see how it’s done! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Shrink Plastic – Clear Printer Oven Baking tray Parchment paper Flat tool Hook earring wires Leather cord – black Plyers Design ID#259094 Design ID #21861 Step One: Preparing the…

Silhouette Heat Transfer Materials

Heat transfer is one of the most popular materials to cut with your Silhouette! Using heat transfer, you can design and create custom-made apparel, home décor, and so much more. Heat transfer is a film material that has a heat-activated adhesive backing, so it can bond permanently to fabric. This means it can be applied onto various fabric surfaces, such as t-shirts, jerseys, or bags. Just think of all the amazing possibilities! Heat transfer material (with the exception of printable heat transfer sheets) can be loaded directly into a Silhouette cutting machine and does not require the use of a cutting mat. In addition, heat transfer material…

Create With Silhouette Wood Vinyl

I don’t know if you guys have noticed but Silhouette has created new awesome wood vinyls. They come in three colors: Ebony, Maple, and Walnut. This is my first time using this vinyl material, and I am amazed at how my project turned out. What is my said project, you ask? Well, I’ve always had a rack on the back of my bike but no storage basket. So I took a vintage box I purchased from my local flea market and attached it onto my bike rack. To personalize it, I decorated it with my favorite Monstera plant using Silhouette’s…

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…

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…

Rhinestone Unicorn

Did you know that there are designs in the Silhouette Design Store that are specifically for creating rhinestone projects? We love all things sparkly, so this tutorial left us with some heart eyes. Follow along to see how you can make your own rhinestone design! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with the large 12-inch base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Pick-Me-Up® tool Rhinestone Template Kit Rhinestones: 10ss yellow, 16ss yellow 10ss metallic or black, 16ss metallic or black, 20ss metallic or black 10ss green, 16ss green 10ss aqua, 16ss aqua 10ss pink, 16ss pink, 20ss pink Rhinestone positioning brush Iron…

New Silhouette Carbon Fiber Vinyl

Did you know Silhouette came out with tons of new products last year? And one of them was carbon fiber vinyl. I’ve had this product for a while, and I figured it was time to test it out. I also want to thank my hubby for being a good sport and letting me use his tool cart for this project. But let’s get real—he really had no choice. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Transfer Tape Ruler Silhouette Carbon Fiber Vinyl (Sampler Pack) Silhouette Black Vinyl (Matte) Design ID…

Butterfly Tattoo

We love that we can make whatever temporary tattoos we want with a little creativity and some temporary tattoo paper. We thought this butterfly design would make the perfect tattoo. Do you want to make your own? Follow along with us to see how it’s done! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Temporary Tattoo Paper – white  Printer Design ID #249124 Step One: Prepare the Design 1. Open the butterfly design (Design ID#249124) in Silhouette Studio®. Adjust your page settings (in the Page Setup panel) according to the size of your paper…

Rose Wedding Invitation

Have you ever wanted to make your own unique wedding invitations? The Silhouette CAMEO® and Silhouette Studio® software will help you make something beautiful that all of your guests will be sure to love. To make your own invites patterned after ours, follow along with the tutorial below! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat 12 in. x 12 in.  Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat 12 in. x 24 in. Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Metallic vinyl – gold  Cardstock – white (8.5 x 11) Cardstock or text paper – white (11 x 17) Metallic Paper – Azalea Printer Design…