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3D Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 1)

Today we are going to share with you part one of our tutorial on how to make a 3D paper flower bouquet.  In this first tutorial, you will learn how to prepare flower designs and cut them out. In two weeks, we will explain how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. This 3D paper flower bouquet will make a great accent piece for an end table or a coffee table and will last a lot longer than real flowers. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette…

Design And Print A Custom Wall Calendar

The school year is in full swing for some of us and around the corner for others. Either way, you need this cute calendar to keep you on task. Or just because it’s super cute and customizable to your taste…or whatever is trending on social media. Let’s not procrastinate and get right to it! Supplies Needed:      Silhouette Studio®      Printer      Silhouette CAMEO®      Silhouette Cutting Mat 12 x 12 inch      Poster hanger or frame (optional) Step One: Import Designs For Your Calendar Decisions, decisions. What’s your current obsession? What catches your eye? When you narrow it down, let’s start designing….

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…

Summertime Stargazing with Kids

One of my favorite things about summer as a kid was staying up late and stargazing, especially during a meteor shower. There’s something spectacular about looking up into the dark skies and seeing glittering stars and planets, some brighter than others, and some you don’t see until you stare long enough and a little faint twinkling dot appears. Do you have a little Galileo at home? This easy-peasy project will surely excite those curious minds and make stargazing a fun family activity this summer! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Cutting Mat 12in x 12in. Printer 8.5in x 11in light-colored…

Farm to Table Summer Date

For this Farm to Table date, you and your significant other can pick a favorite recipe, head off to the Farmers Market to grab some local ingredients, and then continue the fun of your date by going home to cook together! What I love about this date is that it’s simple and inexpensive enough to make the outing a weekly affair. You can even save the recipes that you prepare together by storing them in a DIY recipe box filled with your very own recipe cards. Let’s get this party started! You Will Need: Card stock Wooden Recipe Box Silhouette…

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….