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Favorite Projects To Get Ready For Summer

Well hello, June! Thank you, Mother Nature, for the fabulous Florida spring weather. Now, it’s time to get ready for some summer fun! Beach days occupy most of our summer bucket list around here, but we like to have other fun things to look forward to, as well. Need some summer prep ideas too? Check out my top favorite ideas from this very blog to get you started. Monogrammed Beach Bag We definitely “need” a new monogrammed bag to tote some beach goodies down by the water, right? It’s no problem achieving that with Heat Transfer and a blank canvas bag….

Big News—Silhouette Studio® V4.0 Is Released!

We are very proud to announce the release of Silhouette Studio® Version 4.0. While it did take countless hours of Beta testing to get to this point, the extra wait was worth it! Let’s take a look under the hood and see what makes this major update to Silhouette Studio® so special! New Look and Feel Silhouette Studio® has gotten a face-lift! Below are some of the highlights of the new interface. New theme options, including a darker theme to prevent eye strain Better multitasking, with detachable, floating panels Easier navigation panel for sending projects to your Silhouette Dynamic top…

Lovely Gift Ideas To Impress Mama This Mother’s Day

We all love mom! But let’s face it, it can be tough to shop for the perfect gift. So, today I have rounded up a few amazing gifts that you can DIY that are sure to impress mom this year and maybe help you move up on her favorite’s list. Ok–maybe I am making promises that are a little extreme, but one thing I do guarantee is that the special lady in your life will absolutely love anything that is given to her, especially when it is handcrafted with love and care. Footprint/Handprint Love Sign I absolutely love this sign…

Customize Your Wedding Table Decor With Silhouette

Is your big day looming on the horizon and your table decor is lacking a personal touch? Or maybe you’re pitching in to help a loved one celebrate in style and you need some inspiration? Never fear! It’s Annie, and today I’ve rounded up six fun and unique projects you can create with your Silhouette machine to add that custom-made touch to a day that should be decidedly all about the special couple. Table Numbers Let’s get your guests to their seats easily and stylishly. A detail sometimes overlooked, you can use bold or distinctive table numbers to really set the tone for your wedding…

How To Make Your Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Shine

Hola!  Happy almost Cinco de Mayo everyone.  I’m here today showing you how to put together a fun fiesta for your friends and family with your CAMEO®. Cinco de Mayo also happens to be my sister-in-law’s birthday so we always have a good reason to celebrate.  I threw her a tiny little party at our house and I also managed to do it on a tight budget!  How you ask? With my Silhouette CAMEO®, paper, balloons, and clear printable window cling.  Yep!  That’s it!  (well I used some cute dishes I found for about a dollar each too from that…

Surprise Your Guests With This Gender Reveal Project

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE watching gender-reveal videos and announcements—even random people’s announcements online. They are just so fun and creative to watch. When I had my daughter, my husband and I chose to do a cake gender reveal that had the color of the gender inside! It was pink. And now my daughter is almost two, and boy does time sure fly. Today I am going to show you how to make the cutest gender reveal scratch-off sticker cards with Silhouette’s printable scratch-off sticker sheets. Step One: Create Your Design I chose to make a cute…

Make A Quick & Easy Paper Doll Kit For Road Trips

Are you planning a road trip this summer? Do you have small kiddos that need a little entertainment during the ride? Have I got a cute and easy project for you! It’s pretty quick to make, too—you can probably whip this up in between packing suitcases 🙂 My family and I usually head for the coast on the Fourth of July weekend to enjoy the fireworks, the beach, and, of course, the food. It’s about a two- to four-hour drive to get to Corpus Christie or South Padre Island from San Antonio. My kiddos are teenagers now, so they spend most of…

5 Print & Cut Projects For Your Gallery Wall

Do you ever make things too complicated? Yeah, me neither. 😉 Kelly here today to show you how to fill a gallery wall with Print & Cut designs. This is a great way to make a lot of impact with minimal effort. Are you ready for some easy decor? I’ve chosen five of my favorite framed projects suitable for a gallery wall, all made with Print & Cut in Silhouette Studio®, a printer, and a Silhouette machine.   One: Print & Cut Frameable Art This super-cute project by Brittany Sazonoff is both easy and impressive. The image is printed on…

Make Faux Watercolor Easter Eggs With Silhouette Tattoo Paper

Lately, it seems like I can’t escape beautiful pictures of Easter eggs that have been hand-painted with watercolors in intricate floral patterns. What’s a girl with limited watercolor skill to do when she wants to fill her baskets with these tiny ovum artworks? Grab a pack of Silhouette Temporary Tattoo Paper and a handful of Print & Cut designs from the Design Store, and I’ll show you! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Temporary Tattoo Paper Scraper Tool Eggs – real or plastic Printer Designs Needed: Watercolor Rose Bouquet (Design #174193) Cute Watercolor Flower Heart (Design #178036) Watercolor Flower Bunch (Design…

Modern Geometric Planters With Silhouette ModelMaker™

Hi crafty friends! Silhouette ModelMaker™ is Silhouette’s newest software that was released last month! It is an amazing software that is used to teach students about design, math, architecture, and so much more. It is also a fun software for crafty folks like you (and me!) to create unique and modern geometric projects. Today I am going to show you how to make a super simple and modern mini planter to add a pop of color and design to your home. Things you will need: Silhouette ModelMaker™ software Silhouette CAMEO® machine Cardstock Glue Step One: Designing Your Shape In The Silhouette ModelMaker™…

Cover Your CAMEO With Fabric Ink And Handpainted Details

Looking for an easy first project to try out those fabric inks you couldn’t wait to get your hands on? Your Silhouette dust cover is the perfect canvas (literally) for some handmade art. Supplies Needed: Silhouette dust cover Silhouette Stencil Vinyl Silhouette Transfer Tape Fabric Ink (assorted colors) Metallic Heat Transfer Material Paintbrush Iron or heat press Designs Needed: Sakura Flowers (Design #8076) Hummingbirds Set (Design #78150) Step 1: Cut Your Materials For projects with a lot of different components, I like to plan out my overall design in Silhouette Studio® first. This helps ensure that certain colors and sizes of…

Properly Care For Your Silhouette Blade

Caring for your Silhouette blade will ensure the longest life possible. You’ll know it’s time for a new blade when performance declines. I’ve been known to always keep a brand new blade waiting on deck. I’ve also been known to keep a blade past it’s prime in case of crafting emergency. I think this qualifies as supply hoarding! Let’s review some Silhouette Blade basics: STEP ONE: BE CAREFUL Even though they look really cute in that chic marshmallow housing, the Silhouette Blade is incredibly sharp and will cut you. Take care when handling, adjusting the blade and storing when not…