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DIY Magical Unicorn Party!

Hi everyone! Kathi here, coming to you with a few whimsical tutorials. I know unicorns are all the rage right now, and why wouldn’t they be? They are totally awesome and if anyone tells you otherwise… well, then they’re not invited to the party! So I thought maybe I can give you a little inspiration to jumpstart a fabulous and magical unicorn party. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Cardstock (various colors) Chipboard Glue Wooden Stick Candy Let’s begin with what you would give to your guests as soon as they walk in. A Party Mask Oh yes, you got that right:…

DIY Travel Scratch Map Made With Printable Scratch-Off Paper

Have you seen those cool maps you can buy and scratch off where you’ve been in your travels? We gave our kids some a few years ago and ever since then I’ve been trying to figure out how I can make a personalized one. Well, along came Printable Scratch-off Sticker Paper and I’ve been a little scratch map crazy lately! Want to make one of your own, too? Let me walk you through it! This project is both CAMEO® and Portrait® friendly. You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Printable Scratch-off Sticker Paper Cardstock Printer 1. Create Your Design in…

Patriotic Home Decor: Barn Quilt Blocks – Two Ways

You guys, have you noticed wooden barn quilts taking over the world of home décor? They are absolutely gorgeous and, in my opinion, nothing looks more Americana! While I don’t have a barn to hang these beauties, I thought they would look just as great as indoor patriotic home décor. This tutorial shows you how to make them two ways: with paper (because I am a paper hoarder fanatic) and with paint. First Way: Paper You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Cutting Mat One 12in x 12in cardstock in white One 12in x 12in craft (birch) plywood available at…

Summer Picnic Party With The Portrait

Summer is upon us! Why not use your Silhouette Portrait® to create a festive summer picnic party as you head outside? I chose a citrus theme for my picnic party and have some fun ideas to share with you. If you ever wonder whether the Portrait is capable of the same awesome things as its bigger sibling, the CAMEO, then read on! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Sticker Paper – White Patterned paper and/or colored cardstock Decorative paper straws Baker’s twine Favorite adhesives “3D Picnic Envelope Bag” (ID #58486), “Citrus Favor Box” (ID #81252), “Lemon Straw Slider” (ID #142580), “Lime Straw Slider”…

Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift

Holidays always have a way of sneaking on me. Thankfully, with a little creativity and a few handy machines, a DIY gift can save the day! The first Easter that I spent with my husband, I created love coupons for him and stuck them in Easter eggs. The coupons made such an impression that he still talks about them to this day! I thought it would be fun to adapt the idea to Father’s Day because your husband will not only love a gift that keeps on giving, but your kids will also have fun being involved in the process…

Six Ways To Add More Fun To Your Summer Gatherings

Hello, BBQs. Welcome back, pool parties. Hey there, sipping cocktails on the patio. My favorite season is finally upon us, and I’m getting excited for all of the outdoor activities and parties that are about to commence. To kick off the celebrations, I’ve gathered six of my favorite party projects for you to try this summer. So, put on your party hat, pull out your Silhouette machines, and let’s get this party started! Refreshing Lemonade Stand What better way to quench your summer thirst than with a tall glass of lemonade? I mean c’mon, is this not the cutest lemonade…

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….

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…

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…

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™…

Quick, Cute, And Easy Last Minute Valentine’s Day Crafts

Hi crafty friends! I don’t know about you but I *love* Valentine’s Day, everything about it! Some of my favorite memories of growing up with my sister are the times when she helped me make my Valentine’s Day cards. She always made sure I had the cutest cards in class. Today, I’ll be showing you three quick, cute, and easy last minute Valentine’s Day ideas for all you busy crafters out there. Things you will need: Silhouette CAMEO® 3 or other Silhouette cutting machine Bright colored cardstock paper Inkjet Printer Printable White Sticker Paper Printable Heat Transfer Material Mini canvas drawstring…

How The Offset Tool Can Up Your Holiday Game

The offset tool is your best friend when it comes to paper crafting. It adds dimension, depth, and interest to every single project that otherwise might end up flat and boring. No one wants boring. Today, I’ll show you how to use the offset tool to create these inset holiday gift tags that put the fun in funky. 😉 Here’s the cast of characters: Cardstock (various colors) Silhouette CAMEO® Glue String STEP ONE: SETTING UP DESIGNS As always, I started by setting up my designs in Silhouette Studio®. It always helps me to set up everything in the design space…