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DIY Potted Paper Cactus

This little DIY potted paper cactus is low maintenance and cute. It can be part of a sweet gift to a fellow not-so-green thumb or they can be used to decorate place settings—they are small enough to fit on a plate! Are you in? Read on for the how-to! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® (there is a free version!) Design ID #181963 Colored and patterned cardstock Glue Step One: Cutting Out the Cactus Leaves Download and open your cactus in a pot design (Design ID #181963) in Silhouette Studio®. Select the design and ungroup…

DIY Kissy Lips Seals

Today, we wanted to share how you can make your own transparent DIY Kissy Lips Seals for your pretty envelopes or packages. We also show you how you can change the color of an image using the Trace tool in Silhouette Studio®. Shall we continue? Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker Paper Design ID #116088 Step One: Prepare the Design Create a new document in Silhouette Studio® and open the Mix and Match Valentines images (Design ID #116088). Ungroup the images and select the kissy lips with the outline. Set the lips…

DIY Heart Patterned Gift Boxes

If you need a creative break, come on over and make pretty things with us. These DIY Heart Patterned Gift Boxes would be a great packaging idea for your beloved ones. You can leave it as black and white or color in a couple of hearts. Read on for the full tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Glue Printer Optional – Colored Pencils Design ID #59832 Design ID #171499 Step One: Prepare the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open your Box design (Design #59832). Delete the flower, circle, and “thanks” design. Put…

How-to: Cut and Apply Vinyl

With vinyl, you can apply precisely cut designs to almost any surface. Silhouette’s vinyl is available in over twenty-five different colors, two sizes (9-inch and 12-inch widths), and comes in glossy permanent, matte removable, and various specialty finishes. In this tutorial, we will show how to apply vinyl with transfer tape and something called the hinge method. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat (if you cut a small piece of vinyl) Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Vinyl Roll Feeder (only with the Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait®) Silhouette Hook Silhouette Scraper Silhouette Transfer Tape  Scissors Tape Step One: Cut Out Vinyl Open design in Silhouette…

Snow Day Planner Stickers

Today we are sharing these quick and easy Print & Cut DIY Snow Day Planner Stickers. This post is for those of you who love to decorate your planners with pretty stickers. Read on to make your own! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable White Sticker Paper Printer Design #ID #167734 Step One: Create the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open your Snow Day design (Design #ID #167734). Ungroup the design. To ungroup, select the object and either click the Ungroup icon, which is located along the top left-hand side of the screen,…

Lunch Box Notes

Let’s make these easy DIY Lunch Box Notes for your little ones. You can fill them with jokes and sweet messages to brighten up your kid’s lunch breaks. Read on for the full tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Printer Design ID #148163 Step One: Prep the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open and ungroup your You Rock – Flat Card design (Design ID #148163). Keep black and white “You Rock” words. Put a white “You Rock” underneath the black one to create the shadow effect. You also can add shadow by…

DIY Holiday Tree Gift Box

It’s time to start preparing for Christmas! Today we will tell you how to make this cute DIY Holiday Tree Gift Box. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock Printer Design ID #102412 Design ID #59832  Step One: Preparing the Design In Silhouette Studio®, open and ungroup your Tree Card design (Design ID #102412) in a new document. Remove the card shape, and color the tree in black. To color the tree, go to the Fill panel (right-hand side of the screen). Change the color of the tree lines to black…

Mint Stamped Christmas Set

We are just about to head into the time of year when you are going to need a bunch of tags, cards, and wrapping paper for your gifts, so we would like to show you how to make this customized set of stamped material using the Silhouette Mint™. Creating customized stamps is a great way to add the perfect personalized touches to all of your gifts. Keep reading to see how you can make and use your own stamps. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Mint™ 2 Silhouette Mint™ stamp kits 30 mm x 60 mm 1 Silhouette Mint™ stamp kit 45 mm…

Fall Leaf Stickers

Will you be sending some snail mail or sending out Thanksgiving leftovers to friends and family? Then these little DIY Fall Leaf Stickers will be a perfect little DIY to try. They will look so cute as seals or even stickers in your planners to mark the season! Read on for the how-to. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Printable White Sticker Paper Printer Design ID #158041 Step One: Preparing Design In Silhouette Studio®, open your Geometric Autumn Leaf design (Design ID #158041). Click the Line Style panel on the right-hand toolbar…

DIY Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe

Here’s a quick Halloween craft for you—DIY Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe. If you are looking for something that’s not candy to give little ones, why not try this cute DIY game? It’s a fun activity for the car or for a classroom party. Read on to make your own! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Card Stock Printer Design ID #157492 Step One: Prepare Design In Silhouette Studio®, open and ungroup your Jack O Lantern Faces design (Design ID #157492). Create a circle with a thick black border using the circle tool, which is located on the left-hand…

Customize Your Designs In New Ways

Hello, my Silhouette friends! Today I want to show you a terrific new feature that became available with Silhouette Studio® version 4. It’s called Object on Path, and it’s pretty cool. Now you can take any shape on your page and drag it to another shape, and it will follow the curves and contours of that shape you’ve selected as your path! It’s similar to Text to Path, but it works with shapes instead of text. For this project, we’ll add leaves to a circular path and add the finished design to a mirror candle base. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette…

3D Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 2)

Two weeks ago, we posted the first part of our tutorial about the 3D flowers bouquet and explained how to prepare the flower designs and cut them out. Today, we will continue with an explanation on how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Dry foam ball (color – green, diameter – 4 in.) Floral wire (green) Super glue Vase Ribbon Floral tape Tools to shape flowers and leaves: Silhouette Spatula Tool Flower-shaping tool Embossing mat Step One: Assembling The Peony After we cut out our petal layers, we need…