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Graduation Gifts with Vinyl Decals

School is almost out, and graduation is just around the corner for some lucky young people. But instead of giving away yet another copy of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Suess, why don’t you make your own personalized vinyl decals instead? These decals will help you turn lots of different things into the perfect graduation gifts. Follow the instructions below to see how you can create these decals. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Metallic Vinyl — Gold Silhouette Glossy Vinyl — White  Silhouette Glossy Vinyl — Black  Silhouette…

Double-Sided Adhesive Glitter Butterfly

Have you ever wanted to create your own custom glitter designs but don’t know where to even start? Don’t worry! We are here to help. Check out this awesome tutorial to see how you can use our double-sided adhesive sheets to make a very colorful and sparkly creations, like these butterflies. It’s easier than you think it would be. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets Silhouette Glitter – pastel colors Silhouette Glitter – bold colors Cardstock – white Silhouette Spatula Brush Design ID #124784 Design ID #125840 Step One: Preparing…

DIY Decorative America Sign

This weekend is Memorial Day, and I always celebrate the holiday by decorating my mantel with red, white, and blue. I keep the same mantel decorations up all summer (Memorial Day through Labor Day). This year I decided to add a DIY America sign into the mix when I saw a white-washed cutout of the United States at a craft store. Keep reading to see how easy it was to make. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat (12×24) Silhouette Blade Silhouette Studio® Adhesive Vinyl Transfer Tape Scraper Tool United States cutout or blank sign Design…

How-to: Shape Tools

Silhouette Studio® provides you with a set of basic drawing tools you can use to create shapes. It takes the pain out of creating them yourself. For starters, you can locate the drawing tools on the toolbar on the left-hand side of the page. The drawing tool we want will be the fourth icon down that looks like a rectangle.  This tool is perfect for creating basic shapes.   When you hover over the rectangle icon, you’ll notice that our software gives you the capability to draw 4 different types of shapes. You are able to choose to draw a rectangle, a rounded…

Farmhouse Style Reverse Canvas Sign

We just love this farmhouse style design from Jillibean Soup, and we thought it would make the perfect reverse canvas sign. It turned out pretty cute, don’t you think?! Follow along if you would like to see how you can make your own. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Heat Transfer – Navy Silhouette Metallic Heat Transfer – Pink Silhouette Hook Thin towel or parchment paper Canvas wrap frame Wood stain or acrylic paint Paintbrush Scissors A flat-head screwdriver Iron or heat press Stapler Design ID #267810 Step One: Create Your Design Open up Silhouette Studio®. Select the Page Setup…

DIY Watermelon Stickers

These little stickers or seals will be perfect for adding a fruity touch of summer to your pretty packages or planners. Read on to make your own sweet watermelon stickers! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Printable White Sticker Paper Printer Design ID #138518 Step One: Prepare Design 1. In Silhouette Studio®, open your watermelon design (Design ID #138518) in a new document. 2. Ungroup the design and change the colors if you choose to. 3. Assemble your watermelon pieces, group them together, and resize them to the sticker size you will cut….

Summer Treat Tickets

These little summer treat tickets can be used to reward positive behavior. When kids behave well, they can collect tickets and get a treat based on the number of tickets they have. If all else fails, the tickets can be used for scrapbooking or to dress up our summer packages. There’s always a plan B! Do you want to make some too? Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Glue Design ID #44245 Step One: Create the Ticket Shape  Create your ticket shape. You can use this template later on for tags…

Silhouette Studio® 4.2 Preview

There are some exciting new features coming to Silhouette Studio in version 4.2. Want to see a sneak peek? Your wish is my command! Font Creator (Business Edition only) Have you ever wanted to create your own font? Now you can with Silhouette Studio’s font creator. You can print out a sheet and handwrite the letters you want to use or you can create the letters digitally. What a great way to customize your projects or preserve your kiddo’s adorable handwriting. Lasso Tool (Designer Edition and above) Just like in other design programs, the lasso tool makes selecting intricate pieces…

Exciting New 2018 Products

We hope you are excited as we are because we’ve got some great new Silhouette products we want to show you today! Are you ready to see everything?! Please note, these products will be available Summer/Fall 2018. CAMEO 3 Color Series We’ve kept everything you love about the CAMEO 3 but have made it available in several new colors. The best part is these colors are infused with shimmery glitter to give your machine a little extra oomph. Get one in Aqua, Blush*, Electric Pink, or Slate. Machine Accessories We’re now offering the toolkit in pink*. Isn’t it so much fun?…

Introducing the Silhouette Alta®

It’s here. Introducing the Silhouette Alta®, Silhouette’s first 3D printing machine. Create custom objects in the Silhouette 3D® software and print 3D versions of those objects with the Alta machine. This machine is designed to take your creativity to a whole new dimension! What is 3D printing? 3D printing is the process of creating a physical 3D object from a digital model. The digital model is prepared for 3D printing through a process called slicing, where the software breaks down the printing process by each layer. When the slicing process is done, the software sends the information to the 3D…

Silhouette Partners with Canon to Boost Classroom Learning

Silhouette has been working on some exciting things lately! One of our most recent endeavors includes an exciting new partnership with Canon, the industry-leader in printing technology. We’ve created a bundle with them specifically for educational purposes that will include a Canon printer, some special digital design content provided by Canon, our Silhouette Portrait® machine, and Silhouette Studio® Classroom Edition. Using all of these materials together, students and teachers can make paper models to help with the learning process. This exclusive Canon bundle is expected Summer 2018. We are excited and honored to start this venture with Canon and further…

DIY Monogrammed Key Chain

Today I wanted to share my DIY monogrammed key chain I made with vinyl. I used a fun design from the Design Store that formats the letters for you (see directions below). This key chain would be a lovely Mother’s Day gift; just customize with the initials of the ladies you would like to celebrate! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Adhesive Vinyl Transfer Tape Scraper Tool Acrylic or Plastic Key Chain Design ID #81300 Step One: Creating Your Design Open up Silhouette Studio®. Select the Page Setup panel and adjust your…