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Try Something New With Silhouette PixScan™

  Hi there! Kelly here to tell you more about the PixScan™ mat. Do you know how much this simple mat can do to expand your Silhouette machine’s capabilities? In today’s post I’m sharing how to use the PixScan™ mat to add writing to tags from a scrapbook kit. PixScan™ Overview: What Can It Do? The PixScan™ mat comes with its own registration marks, which allows it to use the Silhouette’s optical scanner to find the right place to cut. It has a surprising number of uses to add to the “toolbox” of each Silhouette machine. You will need the…

Troubleshooting The Silhouette Ratchet Blade

Hello! Today we’re going to do a little blade troubleshooting. Sometimes you might notice that the cut quality of your blade isn’t as precise as it used to be, even though you’ve used the same cut settings many times before with no issues. When this happens, it’s probably time to clean your blade. Maintaining And Cleaning Your Blade If you’re having cut problems, the first thing to check is your blade. You want to make sure nothing is trapped inside the blade housing that would impede the blade’s cutting edge or the blade’s movement. See how the hole for this blade…

Use Silhouette Studio® To Plan Scrapbook Layouts

School starts here in just 4 days! My kids have mixed emotions and, truth be told, so do I.  So in honour of summer not being completely over just yet, I created this layout from one of our family times together this past summer—making S’mores. My kids were very excited to start a fire (which I have never done on my own before but had to this time because my hubby wasn’t with us!) and roast marshmallows for some delicious S’mores. Of course, I had my camera with me and had to take a few pictures.  (I must say, I…

Entertain Your Kids All Summer With This One Project

    Can you believe it’s almost summer?! The school year has flown by for us. It honestly feels like just the other day I was snapping photos on the first day of school. Alas, pretty soon we will all be home together and I’ll be in charge of finding daily activities to keep my oldest two children entertained and happy.   That is where CAMEO and the ever-so-amazing scratch off sticker paper come in. Using these two things you can create fun, summer travel cards to help take some of the load off when it comes to planning fun excursions…

It’s All About The Bass—Err, Sketch! | A Silhouette Studio® Tutorial

If you haven’t tried out the sketch pen feature you really should put it on your ‘to-do’ list.  There are so many fun features and ways to add pizzazz to your sketched designs.   Before I share with you how I created my sketched designs on my layout I want to go through some of the features of the Sketch Window with you first.   BASIC AND ADVANCED OPTIONS When you first open the Sketch window you will see the Basic Options for the Edge Sketch and the Fill Sketch.   Edge Sketch – the outside of your design.   Fill…

Personalized Luggage Tag

Oh, how I love using adhesive vinyl! It comes in oodles of beautiful colors, sticks to almost anything, and cuts like a dream. It’s the perfect choice for creating custom pieces. Today I’m going to show you how to use it to make a personalized luggage tag.   You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Pineapple: Design ID #122408 Monograms: Design ID #74923, Design ID #74922, Design ID #74921, Design ID #74920, Design ID #74917 (choose the design(s) with your initials) Adhesive vinyl Transfer paper Hook Scissors Scraper Luggage tag   STEP ONE: CREATE DESIGN   Open up the…

UV Light–Sensitive Fabric Ink Tee

Cari here with you, and today I’m sharing a fun project using UV light–sensitive fabric ink. This type of a project is fun for a kid of any age to wear—that’s why I made one for myself! 🙂   You Will Need: Silhouette CAMEO® Design ID #117563 Silhouette Stencil Vinyl Silhouette Hook & Scraper Tools Silhouette Transfer Paper T-shirt Silhouette UV Light Sensitive Fabric Ink (3 colors of your choice) Sponges or Foam Brushes     STEP ONE: PREPARE AND CUT DESIGN Open file Design ID #117563 in Silhouette Studio®. Resize the design if needed, depending on the size of your T-shirt. (I…

Ink Stippled Scrapbook Layout

I’m so excited to share this layout with you because I had so much fun creating it and playing with the stippling feature on Curio. The stipple feature lets you create dots of an image and there’s a variety of patterns to choose from to create the dotted design.       Supplies needed:     Silhouette Curio™ Adhesive Printable Cardstock Adhesive Corrugated Paper Adhesive- Backed Cardstock Markers (or Silhouette Sketch pens) Silhouette Pen Holders (*optional – only needed if using pens/markers other than Silhouette Sketch Pens) Silhouette CAMEO®   STEP ONE   STIPPLE DESIGN Open image up in Silhouette Studio®, size…

3D Foiled Airplane

Creating this 3D airplane is as easy as it gets! It takes less than 5 minutes to cut and assemble since there is no glue or teeny tiny pieces involved. I even used printable silver foil to give it that shiny airplane look.         What you’ll need: Silhouette CAMEO®, Portrait®, or Curio™ chipboard printable silver foil   Step One Ungroup the design and move the red shapes to the side. Cut the three tan shapes out of chipboard.     Step Two Change your paper size to letter to fit the printable silver foil. Move the tan shapes off…

Printable Foil Home Decor

Today I’m sharing with you this cute little home decor project using the Printable Foil.  These foils are so easy and fun to use because not only can you cut pretty designs out of them but you can also print onto them!       Supplies needed: Silhouette Printable Foil Silhouette Cameo 12×12 cutting  mat Frame & patterned papers     STEP ONE:  Create design/text   Open up Silhouette software and create your text using the “A” box on the top bar or left side bar. type the word “HOME”, highlight the font, then select your choice of font. I…

Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape

I’m so excited to share this kids craft with you today! There’s a lot to love about this Batman™ cape. Not only does it glow in the dark, but you don’t even need sewing skills to make the cape!   What you’ll need: Silhouette CAMEO®, Portrait®, or Curio™ black t-shirt scissors hook and loop fastener glow-in-the-dark heat transfer material black smooth heat transfer material hook iron and ironing board pressing cloth     Step One   Open up the design and resize it. I ungrouped it and filled in the colors to help me visualize how I needed to cut the pieces…

Heat Transfer Custom Throw Pillow

Cari here with you today & I’m super excited to be sharing a project that I made this fabulous “I love you” design.  You are going to love this design!  I was thrilled with it when I got it and my mind was racing with a million ideas!!   I decided to create a heat transfer image for a pillow cushion to put on our bed.       Supplies: Silhouette CAMEO® Heat Transfer (silver) Iron & pillow cushion     STEP ONE:   Open up the design in your Silhouette software.  Resize the image for the project you are crewing….