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Tanya Batrak: Silhouette Spotlight

Tanya Batrak is from Kyiv, Ukraine, and she contributes so many cool, unique designs to the Silhouette Design Store. Her motto is “dreams don’t work unless you do.” She joined the Silhouette artist team in 2013 and has more than 1,200 designs in the Silhouette Design Store. Her most popular designs are her boxes and phrases. How She Got Her Start By profession, Tanya is a German and English teacher, but she taught herself how to design. “I’ve always liked arts and handmade things. I became interested in drawing in different programs while working in the office. When my income…

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…

Lunch Box Notes

Let’s make these easy DIY Lunch Box Notes for your little ones. You can fill them with jokes and sweet messages to brighten up your kid’s lunch breaks. Read on for the full tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Printer Design ID #148163 Step One: Prep the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open and ungroup your You Rock – Flat Card design (Design ID #148163). Keep black and white “You Rock” words. Put a white “You Rock” underneath the black one to create the shadow effect. You also can add shadow by…

Five Last-minute Christmas Gifts

You wake up in a cold sweat. Sitting straight up in bed, you realize something: there are only 3 more days until Christmas. Ahhhhh! In all seriousness, I am here to calm your pre-Christmas nerves with five last-minute Christmas gifts you can make today. This way, you can check those last few stragglers off your Christmas list and actually enjoy the remainder of the holiday season! 1. Personalized Return Address Stamp You’ll need: Silhouette Mint™ Mint™ Stamp Kit – 30mm x 60mm Ink in black and any additional accent colors you desire Design #4013 If you have a Mint, you probably have some…

What Can You Do With Dingbat Fonts?

Hi there! Kelly here. Have you seen the fun dingbat fonts in the Silhouette Design Store? I want to share some of the fun ways you can use these special font sets. Don’t let the higher price point scare you off. You’re actually getting at least 26 coordinating designs with a single dingbat font purchase. What are dingbat fonts? They are fonts where each letter is assigned a special character so instead of seeing A, B, C, etc. as you type, you’ll see an image like a tree, a phrase, an animal, etc. This tutorial will show you how you…

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…

Nautical Nursery Art

If you’re expecting a little bundle of joy or if you’re like me and wait a year to finally decorate the nursery, then you’ll love this project. I’ve combined three different Silhouette products to create a darling nautical-themed piece of art, perfect for your nursery. If the thought of rhinestones turns you off, don’t worry; I’ve kept it tasteful, not tacky. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas Silhouette Rhinestone Template Kit Silhouette Silver Heat Transfer Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Rhinestones (Assorted sizes and colors of your choice) Iron Frame Design #93203 Step One: Design…

Little Girl Leggings With Copper Heat Transfer Material

Make this wardrobe staple shine with a touch of copper heat transfer! I picked out three different designs and ironed them on to look like little knee patches. This is a super cute and super fast way to customize your little one’s wardrobe. Supplied Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Metallic Heat Transfer – Copper Iron Leggings Design ID #91801, #75725, and #45088 Step One: Select A Design For my design, I used #91801, #75725, and #45088. Measure how wide the leggings are at the knees. For size 3T, I made my knee patches about 2.25 in….

Faux Bridal Mehndi with Temporary Tattoo Paper

Mehndi is a ceremonial art form that originated in ancient India. In this practice, henna is applied to the skin in beautiful, intricate designs typically to a bride’s hands and feet. While traditional henna is brown, the latest trend is to use white dye to make the mehndi designs. You can create these beautiful designs at home in less than 30 minutes, and you don’t even need to be an artist! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Silhouette Studio® White Temporary Tattoo Paper Wet Washcloth Design IDs #138278, #11215, #11214, #11216, #11210 Step One: Open Your Designs In Silhouette Studio®…

Make A Scalloped Faux Leather Pencil Pouch

Start the school year off in style, with this beginner sewing project. This pouch is just the right place to stash pencils and other school supplies, keeping everything organized and cute. The faux leather paper is great to work with because it never frays and is easy to sew. Don’t let the zipper intimidate you—stitching it to the paper is easier than you’d think! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio Silhouette Faux Leather Paper 7-inch Zipper Glue Stick Sewing Machine Thread Design #26510 Step One: Cut The Back Of The Pouch Start…

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…

“HOME is Where the Heart is” Personalized Water Bottle (with Intake Tracker)

Two things you might have in common with me. One, I love where I live (I live in Eastern Washington). Two, I drink way too much soda (or is it pop? Soda-pop? Cola?). If these sound like you then high-five! Being motivated to drink water is personally my biggest struggle, so I tried to infuse some motivation with a little bit of something I love. I love Washington so I wanted to incorporate that into my design. I thought that the cuter the water bottle the more I’d carry it around and want to show it off.  As I was…