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Backlit Shadow Box Frame with Your Silhouette

Autumn is my most favorite time of the year. I love all the warm colors, cool winds, and fuzzy sweaters that come with the season, don’t you? Most importantly, it’s the time of year I think crafting really kicks in for décor, cards, and holiday projects. Today, I want to share with you how to make a lovely backlit shadow box frame that I’m sure will make your home just a little cozier as we get closer to Thanksgiving. Materials and Tools needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, the Portrait®, or Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat appropriate for your machine Thankful & Blessed Phrase…

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…

Things Curio Can Do That No Other Silhouette Machine Can

Hello friends. Connie here with a post to show you the amazing things Curio can do that other Silhouette machines like the CAMEO, Portrait, and the Mint cannot do! If you don’t already own Curio, I can guarantee you’ll be wanting to add this gem to your Christmas list after reading the amazing things it does.   Stipple Metal: Curio can create beautiful stipple metal art.  Tiny dots stippled in the metal form together to create a beautiful unique work of art like none other! I love the edgy look of this stippling method that easily adds a touch of…

Corrugated Happy Birthday Card

  Hello friends, it’s Becki, here to share with you a card I created using adhesive corrugated paper and my Silhouette CAMEO®. Making handmade cards is one of my favorite things to do. I love sending happy mail to family and friends. The card I have to share with you today is a birthday card. You will need: Silhouette adhesive-backed Corrugated Paper Silhouette Vellum White cardstock Button String 2 scraps of patterned paper   Step One: Open Designs in Silhouette Studio®:     (1) Start by opening the heart cut file and the sketch pen “Happy Birthday” file.   (2) Place…

3D Butterfly Purse

This design by Sweet Afton is a real treat! I’m a big fan of making boxes, containers, and purses with my CAMEO and my Curio, and you may be shocked to see how many butterfly designs I have in my Silhouette Studio® library. I chose to make these purse boxes into little vellum treat containers. The butterfly is pretty delicate, so I’ll also be sharing my tips on cutting intricate shapes.   Here are the supplies and tools you’ll need for this project: Vellum Selection of pattern paper and glitter paper Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Curio™, or Silhouette Portrait® Spatula tool…

Heart Art Embossing/Debossing Tutorial | Erica Sooter for Silhouette America

Embossed Heart Art

One of the best features about the new Silhouette Curio definitely has to be the emboss and deboss features. How many times have you wanted to emboss a birthday card or make a cool piece of art, or even wanted to create a paint-by-numbers style watercolor piece? Well now you can with ease by either embossing or debossing!   Here’s what you’ll need to make this romantic heart art: Silhouette Curio 6 in. x 8.5 in Curio Base Kit Fine Embossing Tool 5 in x 7 in Score and Emboss Paper Ratchet Blade Red Vellum Brown Kraft Paper Glue Foam…

Wintry Scrapbook Layout

The Print & Cut feature on your Silhouette CAMEO® is so simple to use!  Yes, I said simple!  I used this feature several times on my layout—using no manufacturer’s patterned paper whatsoever.   Supplies: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Adhesive Backed Cardstock Silhouette White Printable Adhesive Backed Cardstock Silhouette Printable Vellum     Step One Open up your image in your Silhouette Studio® software.     Step Two Open up Pattern Fill window. Click on your design and then select the pattern you want from the left side menu. This will fill your shape. (You can also purchase pattern designs…

Debossed Typewriter Art

  Friends, I am SO super excited to share my tutorial with you today. Why, you ask? I’m excited because I just got to try out my new Silhouette Curio, and let me tell you, it is SO MUCH FUN! One of the features I was super excited about when they announced the Curio is the Emboss/Deboss functions. Who doesn’t love the luxe look of letterpress?? I knew that my first project with the Curio had to involve this awesome technique. When working with your Curio for the first time, make sure you update your software! That way you’ll have…

Silver Foil Tag Embellishments

I’ve been wanting to cut this adorable 3D mason jar design out since it was added to the store this past summer, but just never had a chance.  When I was looking for a way to make someone a unique Valentine’s Day gift this week, though, it seemed the perfect choice.  Add a little custom tag and some cute labels to your candy kisses and you’ve got an memorable gift for an extra special someone.     The jar body is constructed of white adhesive cardstock and acetate and full instructions for assembly can be found on the designer’s website here.  Normally, I…