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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…

Masked Watercolor Card with Stencil Material

I love the look of watercolors, don’t you? Although I haven’t spent much time learning and practicing my watercolor skills, I’ve found a few ways to use basic watercolors with my Silhouette creations. This technique uses Silhouette Stencil Material to create a mask on watercolor paper, so you can add lots of color but include a crisp white phrase within the design. While you could use regular vinyl or stencil vinyl for this project, I prefer the thick stencil material because it’s stiff enough that you don’t need any transfer tape. You can also reuse it, so one stencil lasts…

Paper Succulent Trio

I don’t know about you, but I love all kinds of paper flowers and plants. After I managed to kill off my real succulents (you know, the ones that are supposed to be easy to take care of), I decided to make a set of paper succulents. Keep reading to learn my favorite tips and tricks for making these look realistic. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Cardstock in varying shades of green Ink pads Ink applicator (sponge or felt dauber) Spatula tool Low-temp hot glue gun Small pebbles Small containers Ready, Set, Make project: Paper Succulents…

Become a Print & Cut Pro

How are your Print & Cut skills? Kelly here, and today I’ll show you how to create some Print & Cut valentines, but the techniques translate well beyond this simple kids craft to help you become a Print & Cut pro! Watch for links to how-to videos throughout this tutorial to find out more about certain Silhouette Studio® tools you may not be familiar with. Ready to get started? Supplies Needed: White cardstock Glitter sticker paper Silhouette CAMEO®, Portrait®, or Curio™ (with large base) Printer Hershey’s Nuggets or similar-sized candy Robot designs (Design ID #74821, #74819, #74817, and #74823) Font…

Get Clever With Printable Duct Tape!

Can you believe how fast the past three months have flown by? Here in the states, it’s back-to-school season so I’ve created a duct-tape project to share with you. Does duct tape remind you of school, or is it just me? With Silhouette’s help, this is about as easy as it gets! Did you know Silhouette makes duct tape sheets that can be cut with the CAMEO, Portrait, or Curio? And better yet, this material is printable so you can choose any pattern you like! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Printable Duct Tape Sheets – White Silhouette CAMEO, Portrait, or Curio (requires…

Easy Planner Band With Cork Sheets

Hey, all you planner enthusiasts! I know how pretty you guys like your calendars with all the fun stickers, lists, and inserts. I also know how important organization is to you, and how quickly you need to check your calendar these days. I’m here for you with this tutorial! So, I like experimenting and discovered that Heat Transfer works really well on Cork Sheets! This had my crafty brain going all kinds of directions.  Aren’t you so glad I can be your guinea pig? Using this new-found knowledge, today we’re going to make a fun Planner Band, which could also be…

DIY Gift Card Holder

Today I wanted to share my DIY Gift Card Holder with you. I designed my own gift card holders and topped them off with cute paper bows. This will be a great template for future gift cards – want to make your own? Read on for the tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio White and pink cardstock Glue Step One: Cutting Out A Bow 1. Open up your Silhouette Studio®. 2. Select the Page Setup Window and adjust your Page Settings to fit your paper size. 3. Download/open your 3D bow…

Create A Shadow Puppet Theater

Looking for a fun project for kids? Look no further than this shadow puppet theater to delight little ones. Using Adhesive Cardstock to decorate the theater makes this project a snap (and easy for little hands to help), and the CAMEO can cut out just about any shape for the puppets. We stuck with a woodland theme, but the possibilities are endless for characters for storytelling. So get your supplies ready to put together an exciting show! Supplies Needed: Shoebox Silhouette Vellum Black Cardstock Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock in Yellow Green & Sea Mist Craft knife Hot glue gun Wooden Skewers…

No-Sew Sleep Mask Made With Leatherette Sheets

I’ve got the easiest project for you guys today. It’s so easy you might have time for a nap when we’re done. How convenient that we are making a sleep mask to assist that nap! Silhouette Leatherette Sheets come in three colors: black, cream, and gold. These sheets are perfect for this mask because their backing has a soft, felt-like feel so the mask won’t be uncomfortable to wear.   Sounds cozy, huh? Let’s make one! Supplies Needed:     Silhouette Leatherette Sheets      Fold Over Elastic      Strong adhesive STEP ONE: IMPORT DESIGNS AND RESIZE For this mask I used Design ID #41139…

The Best Of July 4th Projects

The stars were spangling bright this past Fourth of July, and I hope everyone had a fun-filled, long weekend. My Instagram feed was overflowing with patriotic photos showing everyone’s love of red, white, and blue. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to appropriately adorn your house or festively decorate for your party. I have collected all of the spectacular crafts that will leave you seeing stars and stripes for years to come. 3D Patriotic Sign The patriotism is strong with this project! Former Design Team member, Marie Chorak, has beautifully combined a 3D paper star with stenciled and painted…

Fantastic Faux Succulent Pens DIY

Aloe, there! Are you ready for a bunch of cactus puns and a super fun craft? Great! Then this is the tutorial for you. You may have noticed on your strolls through your favorite shops that cactuses are popping up everywhere. On shirts, bags, home decor, you name it. What’s my point you might ask? Simple. You need more of that prickly, green desert plant in your life. Succulents are plantastic. In the spirit of honesty, all cacti are succulents; however, not all succulents are cacti. But who cares when they are all so cute, green, and spiky. Now is…

Easy Wonder Woman Jewelry

Just when you think you’re getting older, Tinseltown does it again by bringing back your childhood on the big screen. This time, it’s all about the ladies. Wonder Woman has hit the big screen, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I’ve got the perfect accessories for you—and your mini-mes—to make and show off! If you have 5 minutes before you walk out the door, then you have enough time to make this fun necklace and key-chain charm. The ten-year-old you will thank you. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Curio cutting mat 8.5 in. x 12 in. Silhouette Shrink Plastic Sheets…