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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…

Angie Makes: Silhouette Spotlight

For this Silhouette Spotlight, we would like to take a closer look at Angie Makes, who has 363 designs featured in the Design Store. Angie joined Silhouette’s team of artists in January 2017. “I started graphic designing when I worked at a desk job at a nonprofit organization. No one else knew how to use Photoshop, so I designed all the brochures, posters, print material, web graphics, etc. It was a really good way to get my feet wet. I’ll be honest; my first designs were cringe worthy. But you learn by doing. Eventually I quit my job at the…

Pop-up Card for Dog Mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate all the mothers in your life than to make them something special. Today we want to show you how you can make this dog mom card for Mother’s Day because dog moms are mothers too! Follow along to see what you need to do. For this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use the pop-up feature in the Designer, Designer +, and Business Editions of Silhouette Studio®. You can make a pop-up card without these editions of the software, but the process is a…

Etched Glass Wedding Frame by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Etched Glass Wedding Frame

Wedding season is upon us, and I love making handmade gifts with the help of my Silhouette machine. Personalized gifts are the best, so this etched-glass wedding frame has become my go-to gift for newlyweds. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a design and etch the glass to make a customized frame like this on your own. (Warning: this gift may evoke tears or happy exclamations from the bride.) Supplies/Tools Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Stencil vinyl Colored vinyl – glossy or matte (I used matte silver) Scraper tool Hook tool Transfer tape Glass etching cream Applicator…

DIY Gym Bag with Heat Transfer

Today I wanted to share my DIY Gym Bag I made with glitter heat transfer material. I used a fun design from the Design Store with the phrase “I Do It For The Tacos.” Getting to the gym has been a struggle lately, but this cute bag is encouraging me to get there. It is perfect for holding my yoga mat, towel, water bottle, etc. at the gym and keeping everything organized at home. Besides, nothing motivates me more than Taco Tuesday! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Glitter Heat Transfer –…

DIY Potted Paper Cactus

This little DIY potted paper cactus is low maintenance and cute. It can be part of a sweet gift to a fellow not-so-green thumb or they can be used to decorate place settings—they are small enough to fit on a plate! Are you in? Read on for the how-to! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® (there is a free version!) Design ID #181963 Colored and patterned cardstock Glue Step One: Cutting Out the Cactus Leaves Download and open your cactus in a pot design (Design ID #181963) in Silhouette Studio®. Select the design and ungroup…

Fire Truck Party Set

We’re going to show you how to create your own custom party set for any upcoming parties you may have. Follow along to see how it’s done! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Cardstock – white Printer Wood sticks Tooth picks Ribbon – white Tape Glue or double-sided tape Design ID#259754 Design ID #47536 Design ID #9994 Design ID #94457 Design ID #246490 Design ID #74286 Step One: Creating the Invitation 1.  Draw a 6.3 in. x 4.5 in. rectangle using the Rectangle tool, which is located on the left-hand side of the screen….

How to Sketch on Treat Bags and Tags

Did you know that you are capable of turning a cut file into a design that can be sketched? We know it seems complicated, but we promise that it’s a lot easier than it looks. Keep following along, and you’ll to master this technique in 10 minutes.  Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Sketch Pen – White Brown Treat Bags Design ID #59440 Step One: Creating the Sketch Design Download and open Design ID #59440 (Mother’s Day Floral Card) in Silhouette Studio®. Although it is a card, we will teach you the steps to make it something…

Mother’s Day Personalized Candles

Are you guys excited as I am about Mother’s Day?! Not only do I look forward to being pampered by my kids and husband, but I’m fortunate to hang out with my awesome mom and mother-in-law too. So I wanted to create some meaningful handmade gifts, and the easiest project I can think of is making personalized candles. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Blade Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock Plain Cardstock (White) Decorative Floral Paper Printer Glue Gun Ribbon Scissors Ruler Candle Making Kit Design ID #202913 Design ID #16776 Design ID #94637…

Shrink Plastic Earrings and Pendant

Have you ever had a chance to play around with Silhouette’s clear shrink plastic material? It’s lots of fun, and there are so many things you can do with it. Today we’re going to show you how to make a matching pendant and earrings set out of the clear shrink plastic. Follow along to see how it’s done! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Shrink Plastic – Clear Printer Oven Baking tray Parchment paper Flat tool Hook earring wires Leather cord – black Plyers Design ID#259094 Design ID #21861 Step One: Preparing the…

Drawing Line Tools

Let’s continue our tour of Silhouette Studio’s Version 4.1! We’re going to specifically talk about the Draw A Line tool, and all that you are able to do with it. For starters, you can locate the Draw A Line tool on the toolbar on the left-hand side of the page. This will be the third icon down that looks like a line.  This tool is great for customizing your designs, adding weed lines, and building specific shapes. When you hover over the Draw A Line icon, you’ll notice that our software gives you the capability to draw 4 different types of lines. You…