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Shrink Plastic Motel Key Chain

I’ve been obsessed with vintage motel key chains lately, and what better way to make a custom one with Silhouette’s shrink plastic. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Shrink Plastic – White Printer Oven Baking tray Parchment paper Key chain ring Tassel Design ID #187990 Step One: Create Key Chain Design Open the Page Setup panel and create an 8.5 inch by 11 inch design space. Then add registration marks to the page. 3. Look for an image of a motel key chain on the internet and save it onto your desktop…

Rose Gold Foil & Woodgrain Stickers

These stickers combine rose gold foil and wood grain for a look that’s sweet, modern, and full of texture. Use them as seals on envelopes for wedding invitations and greeting cards or as embellishments for party favors, food packaging, and more! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Scraper Tool Silhouette Wood Sheets Silhouette Rose Gold Foil Sticker Paper Design ID #174661 Step One: Open and Resize the Design Open the design (Design ID #174661) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize the design to the size that you prefer. I resized…

Neon Heat Transfer T-shirt

It’s summertime, and that means we need some bright and happy summerware! Check out this step-by-step tutorial to see how you can make your very own mermaid-themed t-shirt with neon heat transfer. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Heat Transfer – smooth – neon pink, neon green and neon blue  Silhouette Hook Tool Iron Piece of cloth or parchment paper T-shirt Design ID #271641 Step One: Preparing the Design 1. Open the Mermaid off duty design (Design ID #271641) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize your design according the t-shirt size you will…

Fiesta Themed Baby Shower with Sprinkle Guestbook

Where I live, we don’t just wait until Tuesday for tacos. We eat them any chance we get, and that’s exactly what my sweet mama-to-be friend wanted for her baby sprinkle. I mean, who says no to tacos and, more importantly, who says no to a pregnant lady?! So a taco/fiesta/Dragon Loves Taco themed party was in the works! One of the first projects was creating a guestbook for friends and family to welcome sweet baby. Below is a step-by-step tutorial to show you how you can make your own mini papel picado flags or any other shape that fits…

Silhouette 3D® Software Update

Silhouette 3D® version 1.0.169 is now available for open beta testing, and it comes with a whole load of exciting updates! You can find a full list of updates here, but for now, I’m just going to focus on my top 3 favorite things. Lock Aspect Ratio Working closely with our Beta testers has given us some great ideas on how to improve Silhouette 3D®, and the ability to aspect lock Dimensions and Scale is one of them! Simply clicking the little padlock icon on the Quick Access Toolbar will respectively lock and unlock the aspect ratio. To transform your…

Multifunction Monstera Tray

Is it a tray? A coaster? Or a catch all? I guess it could be anything you want it to be! When I first saw this beautiful design by Sophie Gallo, I thought “How awesome would this be as a wooden tray?” This multifunctional monstera tray is giving me all the feels, and I’ll show you how I made it. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Scraper Silhouette Vinyl Silhouette Transfer Tape .5-inch Plywood Scroll Saw Rotary Tool Sander Wood Stain Safety Glasses Safety Mask Design ID #131819 Design ID #240205 Step…

Using Silhouette Mint™ to Practice Handwriting and Reading

Looking for a summer crafting project to do with your kids that is both fun and educational? Grab a cup of coffee and read about this easy project using the Silhouette Mint™. This project is great for children learning the alphabet, practicing their handwriting, or beginning to read. Sure, school may be out, but learning never stops, especially when it’s fun and creative! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Mint™  Stamp kit – 30 mm x 30 mm Stamp kit – 60 mm x 30 mm Mint Ink in black (or a color of your choice) Cardstock Scratch paper Scissors or a paper…

SnapDragon Snippets: Silhouette Spotlight

SnapDragon Snippets is a creative team composed of Kenzie and Mike Daley and Jodi Warner. Kenzie, a trained graphic designer, created the SnapDragon Snippets company (and logo) and joined the QuickKutz Silhouettes team as one of the original core of contributing designers in 2009. Mike, an engineer, joined Kenzie’s team in 2012 after the transition of QuicKutz to Silhouette America. Working together and bouncing ideas off each other became a shared spare-time activity as they parented their 4 children (at the time). Now they have 6 children. Design IDs #270072, 270490, 270243 One of the first major collections released by SnapDragon Snippets…

Summer Cards with Patterned Designs

We’re going to show you how to make these three summer cards using patterned designs. To help you with some of the designs, you’re going to learn how to use the New Project Wizard as well as how to fill shapes and fonts with patterns. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with a big base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock – white Adhesive foam dots Printer Design ID #269750, Design ID #183976, Design ID #245689, Design ID #21861, Design ID #54000, Design ID #246094 Design ID #182626, Design ID #247198, Design ID #195748, Design ID #68335, Design ID #201461, Design ID #126941, Design ID #157420 Design ID #182563, Design…

DIY Leaf-in-Leaf Wall Art

We have a lovely piece of wall art for you to create today. This would make a lovely housewarming gift or summer or spring decor piece. Don’t you think so? Then read on for the tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® (there is a free version!) Pink (for the frame’s mat) and white cardstock for the cut design Square display frames (white 8 inches by 8 inches) Glue Design ID #2530 Step One: Cutting the Leaf and Backing 1. Download and open the Leaf In Leaf design (Design ID #2530) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize it so that it…

DIY Stencil Wallpaper

We just had a custom craft closet installed in our home, and I wanted to add a special touch with this DIY Stencil Wallpaper. It is much more affordable than tile and wallpaper, and it’s a project you can do ANYWHERE. In addition to it being cost effective, you can size your stencil tile perfectly to fit your space. Enjoy this fun home décor DIY craft project! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade (like the AutoBlade) Silhouette Studio® Paint (we used Valspar in Polar White) Stipple Flat Sponge Brush Measuring Tape Transfer…

3D Print Quality: A Troubleshooting Guide

Did you just get a new Silhouette Alta® 3D printer? Learn some quick tips on how to get the most from your Silhouette Alta® and what to do to get your prints looking just the way you want. High-quality Print Jobs The “Standard Quality (PLA)” print profile is fantastic for quick and simple jobs; however, this print profile does exchange speed for detail. So the first thing I want to recommend is trying out the “High Quality (PLA)” print profile. This will increase the print time, but I promise you the wait is worth it! We achieve this by decreasing the Layer…