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Big News—Silhouette Studio® V4.0 Is Released!

We are very proud to announce the release of Silhouette Studio® Version 4.0. While it did take countless hours of Beta testing to get to this point, the extra wait was worth it! Let’s take a look under the hood and see what makes this major update to Silhouette Studio® so special! New Look and Feel Silhouette Studio® has gotten a face-lift! Below are some of the highlights of the new interface. New theme options, including a darker theme to prevent eye strain Better multitasking, with detachable, floating panels Easier navigation panel for sending projects to your Silhouette Dynamic top…

Plan A Bridal Shower With The Help Of The Mint

If you’ve ever thrown a bridal shower you know how much fun, yet stressful it can be. Let’s see if this roundup of ideas using the Silhouette Mint™ can help simplify it for you. This nifty, little personal customized stamp maker can cut some serious corners when planning a gathering. Stamped Wrapping Paper Everyone likes to make gifts special, from the gift selection itself to the presentation. I wouldn’t even want to disturb the paper on this beautifully wrapped gift! With eighteen different Mint Ink colors to choose from, your custom-made stamp can be any color(s) you want so you…

Surprise Your Guests With This Gender Reveal Project

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE watching gender-reveal videos and announcements—even random people’s announcements online. They are just so fun and creative to watch. When I had my daughter, my husband and I chose to do a cake gender reveal that had the color of the gender inside! It was pink. And now my daughter is almost two, and boy does time sure fly. Today I am going to show you how to make the cutest gender reveal scratch-off sticker cards with Silhouette’s printable scratch-off sticker sheets. Step One: Create Your Design I chose to make a cute…

Create A Quiet Book With Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas

In the Specialty Media section of the Silhouette website, there is a plethora of products that you might not have realized exist. You should really check it out if you haven’t! One of those types of Specialty Media is Printable Cotton Canvas, and today I’m going to show you a little project that I’m currently using it on. A few things about Printable Cotton Canvas first: Each pack contains eight white, letter size (8.5 in. x 11 in.) sheets. It’s printable, of course! You can load it right into your home printer and print like normal. You can cut it on…

Hand-Painted Planters Using Silhouette Stencil Material

Friends! Spring has sprung and it has got me wanting to be surrounded by beautiful botanicals, both indoors and out. So, here I am with a fairly fast and inexpensive way to add a little personal touch to the plants you keep around your place and the vessels that hold them. Let me be clear, I have no idea how to repot a plant, so this plant is literally sitting in its original potter, inside the painted pot. Whatever. This is why I’m in charge of the pretty pot part, people! We all have our strengths. For this project, you’ll need a few things: A Silhouette Electronic…

Modern Geometric Planters With Silhouette ModelMaker™

Hi crafty friends! Silhouette ModelMaker™ is Silhouette’s newest software that was released last month! It is an amazing software that is used to teach students about design, math, architecture, and so much more. It is also a fun software for crafty folks like you (and me!) to create unique and modern geometric projects. Today I am going to show you how to make a super simple and modern mini planter to add a pop of color and design to your home. Things you will need: Silhouette ModelMaker™ software Silhouette CAMEO® machine Cardstock Glue Step One: Designing Your Shape In The Silhouette ModelMaker™…

Geometric Home Decor with Silhouette ModelMaker™

Hey guys, I am so excited about this post because I got to try something new, something cool, something completely outside my crafting box. That something is the new Silhouette ModelMaker™ software. Eek! Can you believe it? You can finally design your own 3D model. Now, I just want to remind you that I am not an expert on this software (yet). But I do want to tell you what I have liked about it so far and show you the cute spring geometric garland I made for my home using ModelMaker. My fellow design team member Kelly Wayment really gives you…

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…