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DIY Doll Furniture with Silhouette ModelMaker™

Are you ready to design your own 3D shapes for your personal paper crafting? You totally can with the new Silhouette ModelMaker I’m not a big fan of reading directions, so I dove right in to explore the basic features on my own. Within minutes I made a loveseat for my daughter’s peg dolls.* If you’re a rule-follower, you can check out the official manual. The first thing to note with the Silhouette ModelMaker is an easy-to-use toolbar for easy access to the standard 3D shapes you can create. They’re all listed in the left-hand menu. FAVORITE FEATURE: If you…

Take A Look At Silhouette ModelMaker™

  Have you heard about the new Silhouette ModelMaker™ software? Silhouette just released it to the general public for purchase last month, and I’m here to share some more information about it. Several of us on the design team will be talking about it this month, so be sure to visit the blog often! Target Audience This software is targeted to those who like creating 3D objects and models, especially students involved in science, technology, engineering, and math. I love working with 3D paper crafts, and I have kids who are the perfect age to be involved in educational projects…

Why The Replicate Tool Is A Game Changer

Can you guys believe it’s February already? I mean, time is just flying by . . . and if you have received a Silhouette machine for Christmas, I bet you haven’t had the chance to check out the Replicate Tool in Design Studio and learn why it’s a total game changer. To find this awesome tool, you’ll have to open Silhouette Design Studio. It’ll be located on the top right hand side. It sort of looks like a flower doesn’t it? There are two categories within the Replicate bar: Basic Options Advanced Options To me, there is nothing basic about…

What Is The Arc Tool In Silhouette Studio®?

Have you ever wanted to create something of your own in Silhouette Studio®? Maybe you want to curve text, or draw your own design? Maybe you want to tweak something from the Silhouette Design Store? There are so many tools to help you do just that. They’re intimidating, those funky little icons over there on the sidebar. They make weird lines and shapes, twist and turn, flip and rotate. Don’t be scared. Let me introduce you to one and by the end of this tutorial you will be cranking out curvaceous designs all over the place. So let’s get going and…

Etching Materials Other Than Glass with Your Silhouette by Annie Williams - Detail

5 Projects Where The Scale Tool Is A Must

Have you ever wanted to create a project and easily resize your cut files to fit perfectly? Not all cut files come just the right size. Take the guesswork out of resizing cut files by using the scale tool. The scale tool is a wonderful tool that helps you scale your cut files to the perfect size for any project in a manner of seconds. If you’re staring at the screen with a blank look on your face wondering what the scale tool is, you’ll find a fantastic tutorial by Melissa Dennis right here on the Silhouette Blog. 5 Projects…

Silhouette ModelMaker™

What is Silhouette ModelMaker™? Silhouette ModelMaker™ is an easy-to-use educational software tool for creating 3D shapes and converting them into 2-dimentional images that can be cut out and assembled. This software is perfect for classrooms, but can also be used in a home environment to create a variety of 3D paper crafting applications. Providing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subject teaching and learning opportunities, Silhouette ModelMaker™ is simple enough for elementary age curriculum, yet robust enough to transition into high school and beyond. Models designed in the software’s 3D environment are converted instantly into nets (flat version of the…

How To Use PixScan™ To Decorate Handmade Cards

Did you know you can use PixScan™ to decorate handmade cards? Today, I’m going to tell you how you can “fussy-cut” patterned paper without even having to lift your detail scissors. To be honest, I’ve had a PixScan™ mat since last Christmas when I received it with the CAMEO, but I had never tried it out. The great thing is the same PixScan™ mat that works with the previous model of the CAMEO will also work with the CAMEO 3—no need to purchase a new one. How cool is that? Want to see how it works? Let’s go! Supplies needed: The…

Troubleshooting CAMEO 3 Problems

Have you ever heard the old adage, “When all else fails, read the directions.” If you follow the CAMEO 3 setup instructions I can almost guarantee smooth sailing ahead. However, I’ve compiled a few troubleshooting tips, just in case you have an issue. Since this post is regarding troubleshooting, I want to mention Silhouette America’s robust troubleshooting FAQ section on their website, which is available for reference any time, day or night! Firmware First off, make sure that your Silhouette CAMEO® 3 has the latest firmware installed. DON’T ASSUME THAT SINCE IT’S A NEW MACHINE IT AUTOMATICALLY HAS THE LATEST FIRMWARE. I can’t stress this…

Credit Boosts and the Design Store

Silhouette Design Store The Silhouette Design Store is an online marketplace with nearly 100,000 designs from artists around the world. Most designs in the store are $0.99 and fonts are $2.99. Once you purchase a design or font, you can use it as many times as you want without having to connect to the internet to access your designs. This means that while designing in Silhouette Studio®, there is no lag time between performing an action and having it happen on your design screen. And if your computer crashes or some other accident happens, don’t worry! Any design you have download…

CAMEO 3 Features and Tips in Silhouette Studio®

Did anyone else get a CAMEO 3 for Christmas? Or, maybe you’re on the fence about ordering one to start a new business venture this year. Either way, this post is here to give you a mini tour of the new features in Silhouette Studio® that you’ll be able to access when you connect the CAMEO 3. Dual-Carriage Function The first thing you’ll notice is the two tool option in the cut settings window. This means you can now use two tools at once without having to stop the machine. Super cool. Kelly did an amazing job in this post…

Easily Fill Any Cut Shape With Your Favorite Printable Pattern

Have you ever sat down to make the perfect project only to realize you didn’t have the right paper and you need it NOW? Or maybe you’re like me and live in a town with limited resources to the amazing variety of papers and craft supplies. Well, lucky for us Silhouette Design Store can save the day with their amazing printable pattered papers. There are so many fun and trendy styles you may never need to go paper shopping again. Filling your favorite cut designs with patterned papers is super simple and fast. Once you’ve tried it you’ll wonder how…

Silhouette CAMEO® 3 First Impressions

Happy New Year, folks! Were you able to get a Silhouette CAMEO® machine during the holiday season? Today we are discussing the first impressions on the new Silhouette CAMEO® 3 and how it differs from the old Silhouette CAMEO® machines, as well as an easy idea for your first ever project with your new machine. Are you excited to learn what new features are on the new machine? Or are you deciding whether or not to upgrade? Read on to see the shiny new features of the Silhouette CAMEO® 3 and why I believe you should upgrade! First off, after…