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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…

Make Waves With A Personalized Beach Towel

As a kid, whenever we went on vacation, you could always find me lurkin’ around the personalized key chain display. I love things with my name on them! This love for monograms and personalization is what sparked the idea for today’s DIY project: a customized beach towel. I’ve always wanted a personalized beach towel, the perfect summer accessory, but I’m too cheap to pay the personalized price. This is why I spent many hours (and ruined many towels) honing this method, so read on to find out the secret to trendy beach towels.   Supplies needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Stencil…

10 Things You Need To Know About The New Silhouette Handbook [Free Sample Included]

Silhouette has released its landmark publication, the Silhouette Handbook. We at Silhouette have worked hard to bring you a comprehensive guide for all-things Silhouette. Click here for more information. Here are 10 things that you need to know about the newest (and most anticipated) addition to the Silhouette family of products. 1. The Silhouette Handbook is different from a manual When you think manual, you probably think about an info booklet that comes in the box or that is available online for free. But the Silhouette Handbook isn’t a manual, it’s a compilation of all of the information currently available…

Better Together Wedding Chair Signs

I have a lot of friends in the wedding industry. Whether it’s styling, card making, or photography one thing I have learned from them is that Wedding Season is insanely busy and equally exciting. I also know that wedding budgets can be small and tight so I wanted to show you how you can save money on wedding decor by just using your Silhouette CAMEO®. You Will Need Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Vinyl Silhouette Vinyl Transfer Paper 2 pieces of plywood (I used 13 in x 7 in) Rope Power drill White and pink acrylic paint (use any color that goes…

Lovely Gift Ideas To Impress Mama This Mother’s Day

We all love mom! But let’s face it, it can be tough to shop for the perfect gift. So, today I have rounded up a few amazing gifts that you can DIY that are sure to impress mom this year and maybe help you move up on her favorite’s list. Ok–maybe I am making promises that are a little extreme, but one thing I do guarantee is that the special lady in your life will absolutely love anything that is given to her, especially when it is handcrafted with love and care. Footprint/Handprint Love Sign I absolutely love this sign…

Appreciate Your Teachers With This Hand-Lettered Gift

We’re rounding into the home stretch of the school year. Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up, and what better way to celebrate your teachers than with a custom chalkboard vinyl design. I love to hand-letter my gifts, but if you have several designs to replicate Silhouette CAMEO® 3 has you covered while maintaining that one-of-a-kind look. The first step is to hand-letter a design. I either write on paper and scan or letter directly on my tablet. (If you’re using one of the hundreds of fonts for sale in the Silhouette Design Store, then skip the next step). Import the…

5 Fun Easter Baskets you can make in minutes with your Silhouette CAMEO or Mint

Quickly Create Unique Easter Baskets with Silhouette

Creating cute, personalized, and unique Easter Baskets is quick and easy when you enlist the help of Silhouette. Besides the thousands of amazing Easter designs found in the Silhouette Design Store, there are hundreds of inspiring ideas all over the internet. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite Easter Baskets made with Silhouette products that you can put together in just an afternoon. Personalized Easter Baskets with Real Grass Oh my heavens! These cute little bunnies with their cotton tails are so adorable, aren’t they? And did you notice the real grass? My kids would love to get these baskets on Easter…

Make A One Of A Kind Mint Stamp Mug

Who likes to drink hot beverages out of pretty mugs? I do!!  I’m here to show you how to make your very own one of a kind mug using your Silhouette Mint™ and Sihouette CAMEO®. I’ve been having fun experimenting with standard materials but using them in new ways.  For this project good old plain white tissue paper is what I’m transforming into something new and exciting. Supplies needed: mug tissue paper Mint™ machine 15 mm x 15 mm stamp Mint ink, various colors permanent adhesive vinyl, various colors transfer tape Silhouette CAMEO® dishwasher safe Mod Podge foam brush Design…

Get Rid Of Vinyl Bubbles With This Simple Tip

How many times have you meticulously cut and weeded a design only to have it crease and bubble when you apply it to your item of choice? I can’t even count the number of times it has happened to me. Luckily, you don’t have to trash the whole design and start over. All you need is a tiny pin or needle. The smaller the better!     You can see in the photo below, a tiny bubble formed in the heart shape when I applied the vinyl to my chalkboard. I tried forcing it out with my finger, but it…