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Scratch-off Lottery Tickets

We’ve got another great summer-themed project for you to try. Check out these great lottery tickets that you can make! You can use these at a summer party to help give away goodies or you can use them as good behavior incentives for your kids. Follow the detailed tutorial below to see how you can create your very own scratch-off lottery tickets. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with a big base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Scratch-off Sticker Paper – silver Silhouette Scratch-off Sticker Paper – gold Silhouette Scratch-off Sticker Paper – printable Cardstock –…

Nautical Crab Theme Party Decor

For everyone who is planning a seafood boil or loves the Americana of a nautical-style party, you will need this Silhouette crab design! It’s perfect for place cards, straw toppers, and centerpieces. Cut to your crabby heart’s content! We integrated our crab design with a red, white, and blue theme to bring home the nautical feel that really says summertime. I hope you love this quick and easy party theme decor! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Hook Tool White Heavy Cardstock (We used 120lb paper) Paper Straws…

Fun in the Sun Pool Party

The summer is in full swing, and we are all planning a fun in the sun pool party. Whether it’s with our family, our gal pals, or a play date, the pool party is inevitable! Here are a few simple ways to use your Silhouette to add a little personality to the party! For this event, we chose a bright color scheme with flamingo and stripe accents. Give each guest a favor (we went with sunglasses). It will be an eye-catching centerpiece and make your guests feel excited about taking something home with them! We used an adorable flamingo design…

Chalkboard Cardstock Photo Props

Today we are going to share with you how to create photo props using items from the Silhouette Chalkboard Starter Kit, such as chalkboard cardstock, chalk, a pen holder, a chalk sharpener, and a chalk eraser. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio®  Silhouette Chalkboard Starter Kit Wood sticks Design ID #24865 Design ID #122243 Design ID #72251 Design ID #72252 Step One: Preparing Design 1. Open Design ID #24865 in Silhouette Studio® by locating it in your library. Ungroup the design and release compound path (to do so, select shape, right-click, and select…

Stars & Sips Party Décor Inspiration

I always like to have a theme for my parties and events, and Independence Day is no different! This year I came up with the idea of “stars & sips” and I am going to offer an array of beverages and DIY stations. And what 4th of July party is complete without some patriotic stars to represent the 50 states! Here are a few ideas on how to use this design: Use it on a platter and display hors d’oeuvre Place the Stars & Sips Design on a Pitcher of your favorite beverage Provide the cups with the design as…

Graduation Gifts with Vinyl Decals

School is almost out, and graduation is just around the corner for some lucky young people. But instead of giving away yet another copy of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Suess, why don’t you make your own personalized vinyl decals instead? These decals will help you turn lots of different things into the perfect graduation gifts. Follow the instructions below to see how you can create these decals. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Metallic Vinyl — Gold Silhouette Glossy Vinyl — White  Silhouette Glossy Vinyl — Black  Silhouette…

Fire Truck Party Set

We’re going to show you how to create your own custom party set for any upcoming parties you may have. Follow along to see how it’s done! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Cardstock – white Printer Wood sticks Tooth picks Ribbon – white Tape Glue or double-sided tape Design ID#259754 Design ID #47536 Design ID #9994 Design ID #94457 Design ID #246490 Design ID #74286 Step One: Creating the Invitation 1.  Draw a 6.3 in. x 4.5 in. rectangle using the Rectangle tool, which is located on the left-hand side of the screen….

How to Sketch on Treat Bags and Tags

Did you know that you are capable of turning a cut file into a design that can be sketched? We know it seems complicated, but we promise that it’s a lot easier than it looks. Keep following along, and you’ll to master this technique in 10 minutes.  Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Sketch Pen – White Brown Treat Bags Design ID #59440 Step One: Creating the Sketch Design Download and open Design ID #59440 (Mother’s Day Floral Card) in Silhouette Studio®. Although it is a card, we will teach you the steps to make it something…

Use The Pen Holder To Make Personalized Gifts

No matter the holiday, we always find that we’ve got gifts to give. This is why we love having a cutting machine because it cuts down on all the time it takes to make personalized gifts. Today, we wanted to share with you a simple way to personalize a treat that you can give out this Easter. All you need is a pen holder or a sketch pen, and you’re all set! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Pen Holder Silhouette Sketch Pen Cardstock Candy Design ID #257801 Step One:…

5 Different Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Easter is coming up on us quick! We love decorating eggs for Easter and are bringing to you five different ways to decorate Easter eggs. Now we know that traditionally eggs are dyed fun colors; we took our decorations one step farther. We used paper, vinyl, and tattoo paper to make really fun-looking eggs. Follow along with us as we show you the five ways we decorated eggs this year. Paper / Cardstock You don’t need much to make these cute little critters. All it will really take is some paper. We cut faces and grass egg holders out of different colored…

Baby Shower Set

Springtime is just around the corner, and you know what that means—spring and summer babies! We love this watercolor splash pattern, and we thought it would be such a great idea to show you how to make a themed baby shower set with it. Let’s get to it! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette Cameo Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Metallic Vinyl – Blue Cardstock or photo paper – white Ribbon white and blue Two sticks Printer Design ID #251908 Design ID #245584 Design ID #243742 Step One: Making the Banner 1.  Download the watercolor splash pattern design (Design ID…

Classroom Leprechaun Pennant Banner

My name is Chad Boender, and I am a kindergarten teacher and author of a blog called Male Kindergarten Teacher. Leprechauns are up to their old tricks now that St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner! Having a classroom leprechaun is a great way to keep students engaged throughout the month of March. This DIY classroom leprechaun pennant banner is the perfect addition to any classroom entrance or bulletin board. Today I am excited to share how I created this fun and easy classroom leprechaun pennant banner in Silhouette Studio®. Let’s grab our supplies and get started! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette…