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How To Create Sketch Pen Fills

Have you ever created a design with text where you wanted to use your sketch pens and have the font filled in? Kelly here to show you a few tricks to fill in those fonts! Supplies Needed: Sketch pens or an adjustable pen holder Silhouette CAMEO®, Portrait®, or Curio™ Paper Frame As you probably know, simply typing regular text in Silhouette Studio® creates unfilled text. If you sketch the design with sketch pens after creating your text, you’ll just get the outline with no fill. You do have sketch font options in the Design Store. If you choose a sketch…

Father’s Day Card and Gift Tag

Today we want to call your attention to the Project Wizard Tool, which helps making your projects faster and easier. Let’s take a closer look at this tool by making a Father’s Day card and gift tag. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with a big base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock – white and dark blue Silhouette Printable Adhesive Cardstock Silhouette Corrugated Paper Printer Design ID#268259 Design ID #22276 Step One: Preparing the Card Design 1. Open Silhouette Studio® and go to the menu panel on the upper left corner of the screen. Click File…

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…

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…

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…