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Wedding Keepsake Shadow Box

I have been saving a corsage from our wedding for 3 years, and I finally got around to making a wedding shadow box, just in time for our anniversary. My wedding bouquet wasn’t something I wanted to keep, and the fluffy white flowers didn’t look that pretty all dried up, but I saved this corsage from one of our mothers. Honestly, I am not sure who it belonged to, but I am happy to have it. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Colored Cardstock Corsage (or other wedding memorabilia) Photo Shadow Box…

Silhouette Studio® 4.1 Software Update

Silhouette Studio® version 4.1.468 is packed full of amazing new updates and is now available to download! For a full list of updates that have gone into our latest release version of Silhouette Studio®, click here! But in the meantime, let us jump into my list of 5 reasons why you should be updating your software right now! Bluetooth Updates One thing we have been working on has been the Bluetooth feature. We wanted to make it even easier for you to connect and send jobs to your devices. The main point of interest is that you no longer need to go through the “Add…

Silhouette Story: Meryl Lee of Inspired Findings

When Meryl Lee created her first sign, she just wanted a reminder to “Be Still.” From there, her journey to create a successful and beautiful sign business began. “Words were always super meaningful to me. And some just resonate with me. I just love making something meaningful.” Creating beautiful things has always been a desire and passion for Meryl. Her mom let her graffiti her bedroom walls as a teenager and she used Mod Podge to decorate her own furniture. After she had her first child, she started making signs to decorate her house. From there, she started receiving commissions to…

Stained Glass Coloring Bookmarks

These stained glass patterned bookmarks are a fun coloring project for kids and adults alike. Quickly and easily create the designs using Silhouette’s sketch feature and color to your heart’s content with colored pencils, crayons, and more! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Sketch Pen – Black Cardstock – White Colored Pencils, Crayons, etc. 1/4-inch Ribbon (optional) Design ID#101574 Step One: Make the Bookmark Base Use the Draw a Rectangle tool to make a 2-inch wide by 6-inch tall rectangle. Use the Draw an Ellipse tool to make…

Shrink Plastic Motel Key Chain

I’ve been obsessed with vintage motel key chains lately, and what better way to make a custom one with Silhouette’s shrink plastic. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Shrink Plastic – White Printer Oven Baking tray Parchment paper Key chain ring Tassel Design ID #187990 Step One: Create Key Chain Design Open the Page Setup panel and create an 8.5 inch by 11 inch design space. Then add registration marks to the page. 3. Look for an image of a motel key chain on the internet and save it onto your desktop…

Neon Heat Transfer T-shirt

It’s summertime, and that means we need some bright and happy summerware! Check out this step-by-step tutorial to see how you can make your very own mermaid-themed t-shirt with neon heat transfer. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Heat Transfer – smooth – neon pink, neon green and neon blue  Silhouette Hook Tool Iron Piece of cloth or parchment paper T-shirt Design ID #271641 Step One: Preparing the Design 1. Open the Mermaid off duty design (Design ID #271641) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize your design according the t-shirt size you will…

Fiesta Themed Baby Shower with Sprinkle Guestbook

Where I live, we don’t just wait until Tuesday for tacos. We eat them any chance we get, and that’s exactly what my sweet mama-to-be friend wanted for her baby sprinkle. I mean, who says no to tacos and, more importantly, who says no to a pregnant lady?! So a taco/fiesta/Dragon Loves Taco themed party was in the works! One of the first projects was creating a guestbook for friends and family to welcome sweet baby. Below is a step-by-step tutorial to show you how you can make your own mini papel picado flags or any other shape that fits…

Silhouette 3D® Software Update

Silhouette 3D® version 1.0.169 is now available for open beta testing, and it comes with a whole load of exciting updates! You can find a full list of updates here, but for now, I’m just going to focus on my top 3 favorite things. Lock Aspect Ratio Working closely with our Beta testers has given us some great ideas on how to improve Silhouette 3D®, and the ability to aspect lock Dimensions and Scale is one of them! Simply clicking the little padlock icon on the Quick Access Toolbar will respectively lock and unlock the aspect ratio. To transform your…

Multifunction Monstera Tray

Is it a tray? A coaster? Or a catch all? I guess it could be anything you want it to be! When I first saw this beautiful design by Sophie Gallo, I thought “How awesome would this be as a wooden tray?” This multifunctional monstera tray is giving me all the feels, and I’ll show you how I made it. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Scraper Silhouette Vinyl Silhouette Transfer Tape .5-inch Plywood Scroll Saw Rotary Tool Sander Wood Stain Safety Glasses Safety Mask Design ID #131819 Design ID #240205 Step…

Summer Cards with Patterned Designs

We’re going to show you how to make these three summer cards using patterned designs. To help you with some of the designs, you’re going to learn how to use the New Project Wizard as well as how to fill shapes and fonts with patterns. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with a big base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock – white Adhesive foam dots Printer Design ID #269750, Design ID #183976, Design ID #245689, Design ID #21861, Design ID #54000, Design ID #246094 Design ID #182626, Design ID #247198, Design ID #195748, Design ID #68335, Design ID #201461, Design ID #126941, Design ID #157420 Design ID #182563, Design…

DIY Leaf-in-Leaf Wall Art

We have a lovely piece of wall art for you to create today. This would make a lovely housewarming gift or summer or spring decor piece. Don’t you think so? Then read on for the tutorial! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® (there is a free version!) Pink (for the frame’s mat) and white cardstock for the cut design Square display frames (white 8 inches by 8 inches) Glue Design ID #2530 Step One: Cutting the Leaf and Backing 1. Download and open the Leaf In Leaf design (Design ID #2530) in Silhouette Studio®. Resize it so that it…

DIY Stencil Wallpaper

We just had a custom craft closet installed in our home, and I wanted to add a special touch with this DIY Stencil Wallpaper. It is much more affordable than tile and wallpaper, and it’s a project you can do ANYWHERE. In addition to it being cost effective, you can size your stencil tile perfectly to fit your space. Enjoy this fun home décor DIY craft project! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade (like the AutoBlade) Silhouette Studio® Paint (we used Valspar in Polar White) Stipple Flat Sponge Brush Measuring Tape Transfer…