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Custom Halloween Candy Bag

It’s finally October! We don’t know about you, but this is one of the holidays that we use our machines the most on. Whether it’s making wreaths, banners, or costumes, our machine is working day-in and day-out. One of the many things we created was this trick-or-treat candy bag. Ditch the pillowcase this year and make this instead! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Heat Transfer – White Silhouette Heat Transfer – Orange Silhouette Glitter Heat Transfer – Lavender  Canvas Bag Iron Design ID #223776 Step One: Set Up Your Design Select the Page Setup Icon located on the…

Spotlight: Professional PC Modder, Calen Saddler

There are all kinds of Silhouette creators who use Silhouette products for a number of projects. This Silhouette Spotlight features Calen Saddler, creator of Envious Mods. He uses the Silhouette CAMEO® and the Silhouette Curio™ to help with what is called case modding. Case modding is the process of modifying computer and game console cases in a unique way to make the cases more stylish. Calen is from Oregon and comes from a long line of craftsmen. “I’ve always had an interest in building and making things. Car customization also played a big role in my life early on. I quickly…

Just Pooling Around DIY Cooler

One of my favorite things to enjoy during the summer months is chilling with family and friends at the poolside! That is what inspired me to create a fun poolside caddy “Just Poolin’ Around.” This cooler has a dual purpose. Not only can it be used as a cooler, but it can also be used as a picnic basket or a poolside carry caddy! How cool is that? I was inspired by a vintage style picnic basket that I totally fell in love with at World Market. When you see the before and after, you will know why I decided to give it…

Party Prep with Silhouette

My little one is turning the big O-N-E, and party prep is in full swing. To say that my Silhouette has helped A LOT in the party prep department would be an understatement. My CAMEO is one party-planning machine! I should pay it for all its hard work, ha! Today, I am totally excited to show ya’ll everything that my Silhouette has done so far to help me get ready for my babe’s big day. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Design ID #4553 First, a party isn’t a party without a…

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…

3D Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we posted the first part of our tutorial about the 3D flowers bouquet and explained how to prepare the flower designs and cut them out. Today, we will continue with an explanation on how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Dry foam ball (color – green, diameter – 4 in.) Floral wire (green) Super glue Vase Ribbon Floral tape Tools to shape flowers and leaves: Silhouette Spatula Tool Flower-shaping tool Embossing mat Step One: Assembling The Peony After we cut out our petal layers, we need…

Creating Your First Pop-Up

Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade 8.5 x 11 White Card Stock 8.5 x 11 Light Pink Card Stock Printer Tape Runner or Glue Design ID #205781 Design ID #160327 Step One: Set Up Your Design Open Design ID #205781 in Silhouette Studio® by locating it in your library. Drag the colored shape off of the outline base shape. Once these items are separate, select the outline shape.  With the outline shape selected, open the Popup panel and select Convert Selected Shapes to Popup. You will notice that the Popup feature will add tabs on the…

Mini Envelope with Heart Seal

Remember when writing a card was the original way to send a text message? Today, we’re throwing it back and doing things the good ol’ way! With this Mini Square Envelope and Card design, you can create teeny tiny cards that say all the right things. Follow along to see how easy it was to put together. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Metallic Rose Gold Vinyl Silhouette Cutting Mat Patterned Card Stock (For Envelope) Colored Card Stock  (For Insert) Tape Runner or Glue Design ID #221844 Step One: Open Your Design Open Design ID #221844 in Silhouette Studio® by…

Decorating with Metallic Temporary Tattoo Paper

Did y’all jump up and down like little kids when Silhouette revealed a bunch of cool new products back in July?! Don’t lie, you know you did. I for sure did and knew I had to get my hands on the metallic temporary tattoo paper! Even though I’m not a tattoo junkie, the out-of-the-box thinker in me wondered what else could this neat specialty material be applied to other than skin? After seeing how the regular temporary tattoo paper can be used on a variety of other objects like Easter eggs, I thought I would try it on a craft…

Glitter Sticker Paper Labels

Who doesn’t love some glitter? These glitter sticker paper labels made my little sister’s heart swoon thanks to the combination of the new glitter sticker paper from Silhouette and the unicorn design! Join me as I show you how to create these fun and cute labels easily. What are you waiting for? Let’s jump in. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Glitter Sticker Paper Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Design ID #206429 Step One: Create The Design I used the Sea Unicorn design (Design ID#206429) and built my design from there. First, you want to group…

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…

Print & Cut Place Cards

It’s no surprise that Silhouette loves a good party. With fun as our inspiration for this week, we decided to turn this whimsical wreath design into a place card. Yes, you read that right, a place card. We’ve seen many renditions of place cards on the blog, but we haven’t seen one quite like this! Follow along to see how we utilized Silhouette’s Print & Cut feature to make these. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® 8.5 x 11 Card Stock – White Foam Adhesive Circles Printer Design ID #220788 Design ID…