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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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Cute Card

Winter is in full swing over here. So we thought we should embrace the cold. Today we are using some winter designs to add the perfect touch to this snow globe card. We just love how it turned out. In fact, it is going to be really hard to give away—that’s how much we love it. Follow along below, and we will show you how to replicate this card yourself! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Metallic Vinyl – Rose Gold Four colors of cardstock Glue Foam Dots Design ID #240058…

Five Last-minute Christmas Gifts

You wake up in a cold sweat. Sitting straight up in bed, you realize something: there are only 3 more days until Christmas. Ahhhhh! In all seriousness, I am here to calm your pre-Christmas nerves with five last-minute Christmas gifts you can make today. This way, you can check those last few stragglers off your Christmas list and actually enjoy the remainder of the holiday season! 1. Personalized Return Address Stamp You’ll need: Silhouette Mint™ Mint™ Stamp Kit – 30mm x 60mm Ink in black and any additional accent colors you desire Design #4013 If you have a Mint, you probably have some…

What Can You Do With Dingbat Fonts?

Hi there! Kelly here. Have you seen the fun dingbat fonts in the Silhouette Design Store? I want to share some of the fun ways you can use these special font sets. Don’t let the higher price point scare you off. You’re actually getting at least 26 coordinating designs with a single dingbat font purchase. What are dingbat fonts? They are fonts where each letter is assigned a special character so instead of seeing A, B, C, etc. as you type, you’ll see an image like a tree, a phrase, an animal, etc. This tutorial will show you how you…

Customize Your Designs In New Ways

Hello, my Silhouette friends! Today I want to show you a terrific new feature that became available with Silhouette Studio® version 4. It’s called Object on Path, and it’s pretty cool. Now you can take any shape on your page and drag it to another shape, and it will follow the curves and contours of that shape you’ve selected as your path! It’s similar to Text to Path, but it works with shapes instead of text. For this project, we’ll add leaves to a circular path and add the finished design to a mirror candle base. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette…

Customized Labels Using Printable Vinyl

I love planning parties! It’s fun and you can really let your creativity run wild! I recently just planned and hosted my baby’s 100 days celebration, and I had so much fun decorating the venue. In this post, I want to show you how I made my customized label party favors on the candy jars. The printable vinyl is so easy and fun to use. It is also durable and will work great with any inkjet printer. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable Vinyl Silhouette Spatula Silhouette Scraper Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Design ID…

Save Summer Memories With A DIY Time Capsule

Summer really is the best time of year; swimming, vacations, hiking, and exploring create great memories. What better way to hold onto these memories than putting them in a time capsule? We have started a tradition in our family of creating a summer time capsule. Each year, we gather little things that remind us of the adventures we had and then store them in a time capsule, to be opened the next year. This is a great activity for kids. My nephews and nieces are always looking for things they can put into their time capsules, whether it’s a movie…