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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…

Custom School Locker Magnet

School is about to be back in session. While books and curriculum are important, let’s be honest, so is making a statement when it comes to your locker. Now, I’m no teenage girl in high school, but I do have tons of friends who have them, and I was told that tribal elephants are the new Lisa Frank. Get ready to create a personalized magnet for your locker that you can jot down reminders, hang photos, and make everyone in the halls jealous. Supplies Needed:  Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Printable Magnetic Paper Silhouette Cork Sheets Silhouette Mint™ Mint Stamp Sheets 15…

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…

First Day of School Chalkboard Sign

Wow, hard to believe summer is coming to an end! Does it seem like time flies faster every year? Well, if you’re excited about the school year starting, I have another reason for you to get even more excited! Here is a tutorial on how to make your very own “First Day of School” Chalkboard featuring Silhouette’s chalkboard vinyl material. This was the first time I used this type of vinyl and it is such a neat and easy-to-use specialty material! You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Silhouette Design ID #72809 Chalkboard vinyl Hook (for weeding vinyl) Transfer Tape…

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…

Beat The Heat With Fun Summer Crafts

Oh, sweet summertime. Watermelon, lemonade, pineapples and sunshine fuel my soul. Why not take all the things you love and get crafty with them?! I have rounded up my favorite bright and cheery summer crafts to help you beat the summer heat. Watermelon Fry Boxes Whether you are serving your kids the cutest afternoon snack or hosting a backyard watermelon soiree, these watermelon fry boxes are sure to please! Who can resist the combination of pink and green plus sweet summer treats?! Not me. Break out the card stock and check out this post to create something that’s one-in-a-melon!   Bean…

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…

Summer Date Night Jar

Can’t decide on what to do together on a Saturday night? Let me show you how to solve that problem with this adorable date night jar. All you have to do is decide on what type of date, and then pick that coordinating colored stick from the jar. Keep it fun; don’t peek! With a little planning in the beginning by writing down your date ideas, you will have endless fun times this summer with your loved one!   Materials Needed: Silhouette Curio™ (or your preferred cutting machine) Mason Jar Silhouette Glitter, 4 colors (I used white, strawberry, aqua, and…

Embossed Leather Key Chains

Hi, friends! Are you ready for a super-fun Curio project? In keeping with this month’s theme of #summerlovin and date ideas, I thought it would be fun to make matching embossed-leather key chains for couples. If you’re new to Silhouette Curio™, you may want to start with the basics in this post. Otherwise, let’s get started! You Will Need: Silhouette Leatherette Silhouette Curio™ with standard cutting mat Eyelet or similar fastener Key ring Designs: Heart shape #172666; 3 Birthday Tags #47159; LW Creative font #75441   STEP ONE: CREATE A KEY-CHAIN SHAPE I used Silhouette’s leatherette for this project and…

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…

Print & Cut Fidget Spinners

Fidget spinners are awesomely popular right now. Would you believe me if I told you that you could make your very own? Custom make them in any shape, color, or size you want? Using Silhouette Shrink Plastic, you can! So, let’s get spinning. You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Shrink Plastic Design ID #176173 Pattern ID #48195 Printer (optional) Colored pencils or permanent markers (optional) Superglue   STEP ONE: SET UP YOUR DESIGN (1) Open the Page Setup panel and select these settings: Page Size: Letter (8.5 x 11.0 in) Cutting Mat type (mine is Curio) Open…

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:…