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Twelve Days of Christmas

I absolutely love this time of year! The Christmas carols are being sung, the trees are getting lit, the Christmas baking is getting made and the romantic Christmas movies are playing. Yes, I love it all!! Today I’m excited to share with you this little 5 in. x 7 in. mini album that I’ve created for the month of December.  It’s like a December Daily in which I will fill out each page with the various activities or things we’ve done as a family that day.  I decided to just do the 12 day before Christmas rather than the entire…

Thanksgiving Place Cards

Did you know that heat transfer can be used on a variety of media? There are so many options outside of fabric. Today I’m showing you how to create easy, beautiful Thanksgiving place cards using heat transfer on wood. It adheres beautifully—and once you’re all done with Thanksgiving dinner, you can simply attach a ribbon to the back and turn them into ornaments for the tree. I love a double-duty craft! Supplies Needed: Wood Slices (found at craft stores) Silhouette CAMEO® 12-Inch Glitter Heat Transfer (black) Ratchet Blade (included with your CAMEO) Iron (or heat press) Archer Font (ID #151172)…

CAMEO + Mint = Dream Team

My love for the CAMEO runs deep y’all. The machine is a powerhouse and there isn’t a project out there that wouldn’t benefit from a little CAMEO love. That being said, now that I have the Mint one of my favorite things to do is use the two together to create one of a kind projects. Today I’m going to show you how to quickly throw together cute Halloween party favors for all of those upcoming class parties. If you’ve never used the Mint before, first check out this post to familiarize yourself with its magic.   What you’ll need: Silhouette…

Maximize Your Cutting Material with Silhouette Studio®

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing with you two projects and tips on how to maximize your cutting material so that you can get the most use out of it. I’m the type of person who doesn’t like to waste cardstock. I will save the smallest pieces (well within reason, of course). But I also like to get the most out of a sheet of paper and there are a few simple ways to do this. Here are two layouts that I created using some Adhesive Backed Cardstock, Vellum, Printable Kraft Paper and Printable Gold Foil. “Scatter Sunshine”   “Find Wonder In…

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Easily Create Curved Text In Silhouette Studio®

Typing text in Silhouette Studio® on a straight line is as easy as clicking the text tool and typing. But after a while, you want to get a little fancy. If you’re like me, you will run into a problem I call the Text Dance. You try to move the text from a straight line to a curve and it jumps around like a toddler in a bounce house. Never fear. I’ve written this blog post to help eliminate the Text Dance. First, we will practice placing text along a simple path. Placing Text Along A Simple Path Select the…

Get Perfect Cuts With Your Silhouette Cutting Mats

Welcome! I’m so happy to be back here on the Silhouette America blog! Today I’ll be showing  you a few tips and tricks to help you get perfect cuts with the Silhouette Cutting Mats. We’ve heard lots of chatter and questions about the cutting mat and how to troubleshoot when things go awry, so I’m here to help. In this article, we’ll cover Cutting Mats for the CAMEO and the Portrait and I’ll show you how to work through a few common mat issues using the CAMEO for my demonstrations. Your new cutting mat When using the Portrait or the…

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…