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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…

How to Spruce Up Your Thanksgiving Dinner

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I am always looking for ways to enhance my traditional turkey dinner. I love using my Silhouette machine for nonconventional ideas. So today I am so excited to share how I used my Silhouette machine to enhance the look of my pies! I know what you are thinking! How can a Silhouette machine make my pies amazing? It’s easy! I made a stencil to cut out the top of my pie crust. Follow the steps below to see how. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Stencil…

Pumpkin Layered Card

We love everything pumpkin! Whether it’s pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, carving pumpkins, or paper pumpkins: we love it all. So can you guess what our inspiration was for today’s post? That’s right—PUMPKINS! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Orange Cardstock Glue Design ID #226308 Step One: Set Up The Design Select the Page Setup icon located on the toolbar on the right-hand side of your page. Adjust your page width and height to 12 inches by 12 inches. We are using the CAMEO, but if you are cutting with another machine, set…

Modern Notebooks

I can’t resist a set of notebooks, no matter what size, material, or color. I always carry one with me at all times. When I came across these neutral notebooks at Target, my home away from home, I knew I wanted to create a modern design for them. They came in a set of 6, which was great because that meant I had enough to gift to friends. I wanted to design a few different notebooks that would coordinate with each other, so naturally, I headed over to look at all the wonderful designs offered by Silhouette! Once I decided…

Print & Cut Pumpkin-Themed Bulletin Board

My name is Chad Boender, and I am a kindergarten teacher and author of a blog called Male Kindergarten Teacher. One thing I am asked about frequently is how I use my Silhouette CAMEO in my classroom. We teachers all know that creating a bulletin board in our classrooms can be time-consuming and tiresome. However, it’s a good thing I have my CAMEO®! This machine has been a lifesaver! Using my Silhouette machine in the classroom to create interactive bulletin boards, crafts, and activities has saved me so much time. One feature that I use consistently is the Print &…

Especially Paper: Silhouette Spotlight

Are you a lover of paper crafts? Buckle up because today we’re spotlighting an amazing paper artist. Heather, creator of Especially Paper, is shedding some light on paper crafting and design with the help of Silhouette. Heather is the mastermind behind Especially Paper and creates works of art from her home in D.C. For nearly six years, she has been using her Silhouette to create 3D paper objects, such as paper flowers, ornaments, and garlands. “I typically start with a hand-drawn sketch or even a hand-cut paper model before designing pieces in Adobe Illustrator. From there, I bring the shapes into…

Watercolor Wood Sign with Image Transfer Paper

If you love the look of watercolor flowers but don’t actually know how to paint, this project is for you! Use Silhouette’s new Image Transfer Paper to easily add detailed designs to wood, metal, brick or concrete. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Image Transfer Paper Silhouette Matte Vinyl – Gray Silhouette Transfer Tape Wood Sign (make your own or buy) Wet Washcloth or Paper Towel Design ID #173641 Step One: Set Up The Design To Be Cut Select the Page Setup Panel (this icon can be found on the toolbar…

A Gift For All Seasons

Every year I try to come up with the perfect homemade gift for my family members. I am not exaggerating when I say I have been doing this since I was eight years old. Fortunately, I think the gifts have gotten better as the years have progressed! This year’s gift is called “A Gift For All Seasons.” Over this past year, I have developed an obsession with pillows. I love the ones that have a great saying on them, and I thought it might be fun to make a gift that includes one down pillow and six pillow covers that…

White Temporary Tattoo Paper

Silhouette recently released a new tattoo paper, and I’m here to tell ya’ll that it is AMAZING! I was a HUGE fan of the original temporary tattoo paper, but this new stuff is WHOA! What’s the difference you ask? The new temporary tattoo paper (drum roll) is WHITE! What does that mean?! Well, the new material’s background is white, allowing you to create designs with white! Which makes the tattoo have more a sticker or a face-paint appearance. To break it down for you, the original tattoo paper would apply CLEAR if you were to have white in your design….

3D Paper Pumpkins

I bet you didn’t think that you could turn this design into a 3D shape! These little pumpkins will be perfect for dressing up your fall- or Halloween-themed gifts and parties. Want to make some? Let’s jump in! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Glue Design ID #66350 Step One: Create The 3D Shape Download Design ID #66350 and open in Silhouette Studio®. Ungroup the design and keep the largest pumpkin shape. For the stem, create a small rectangle and use the shear tool to skew it to the left. You can…

Give Thanks Wood Tray

Have you had a chance to play with our metallic vinyl? We love the effect that it gives to a project. Today we took our FREE Design of the Week and turned it into a custom wooden tray. It’s amazing how our metallic vinyl can transform a simple project into something really sophisticated. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Metallic Vinyl – Gold Silhouette Transfer Tape  Wooden Tray Design ID #228428 Step One: Set Up The Design Open up Silhouette Studio®. Open Design ID #228428  by locating it in your library.  Adjust the size of the design by selecting it and…

DIY Ghost Banner

I seriously LOVE October, November, and December. They are my ULTIMATE fav! It’s probably because it’s not so flipping hot, AND my three favorite holidays are Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Of those three holidays, for Halloween, I go all out! I love decorating for Halloween, and I’m going to trick-or-treat until I’m 90. So today I’m excited to share with ya’ll this super cute ghost banner, made in this year’s Halloween color palette (I’m very nontraditional when it comes to color): melon, coral, peach, citrine, and yellow. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette…