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Mini Hibiscus Journal

I’m obviously feeling a tropical vibe these days because today’s Mini DIY Hibiscus Journals were totally inspired by one of my favorite tropical flowers. I live in a pretty little neighborhood that reminds me of the movie set of Pleasantville – I kid you not. Some of these pretty little homes have gorgeous hibiscus plants, and I swear I’ve seen some blooms the size of my head. Gorgeous. So here I am surrounded by these stunning flowers, and that led to today’s DIY stationery post. Want to make your own? Read on! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® 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,…

How to Print & Cut

What is Print & Cut? Print & Cut projects involve sending a project to be printed from the Silhouette Studio® program then cut from your Silhouette machine. You will use the registration marks feature to add marks to your file, print your project to your home printer, place your printed material onto a Silhouette brand cutting mat, and then load it into the Silhouette machine. The Silhouette’s optic scanner will find the registration marks on your printed material and know accordingly exactly where to cut your defined lines around the printed content. All current Silhouette models have the optical sensor…

Modern Notebooks

I can’t resist a set of notebooks, no matter what size, material, or color. I always carry one with me at all times. When I came across these neutral notebooks at Target, my home away from home, I knew I wanted to create a modern design for them. They came in a set of 6, which was great because that meant I had enough to gift to friends. I wanted to design a few different notebooks that would coordinate with each other, so naturally, I headed over to look at all the wonderful designs offered by Silhouette! Once I decided…

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…

Mint for Small Business

I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. I grew up with my parents owning and running multiple businesses. Having owned two businesses of my own, I can tell you that the Silhouette Mint™ would have been a game changer for me—a game changer, I tell you! Prepare yourself to see just how amazing the Mint can be for small businesses. One of my favorite things about this amazing little machine is that it is a standalone item. You do not need the CAMEO or the Portrait to make it work. It is very user-friendly. If I can make a…

Easy Planner Band With Cork Sheets

Hey, all you planner enthusiasts! I know how pretty you guys like your calendars with all the fun stickers, lists, and inserts. I also know how important organization is to you, and how quickly you need to check your calendar these days. I’m here for you with this tutorial! So, I like experimenting and discovered that Heat Transfer works really well on Cork Sheets! This had my crafty brain going all kinds of directions.  Aren’t you so glad I can be your guinea pig? Using this new-found knowledge, today we’re going to make a fun Planner Band, which could also be…

Print & Cut Planner Stickers

There’s just an indescribable feeling about opening a brand-new planner and beginning to fill in the pages. We love to fill in our pages with stickers that we’ve cut with our Silhouette cutting machines. If you’d like to learn how to create these planner stickers follow along and see how we made them in just two simple steps!   Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat White Sticker Paper Printer Design ID # 211790 Step One: Setting Up The Design Select the Page Setup Window (this icon can be found on the tool bar on the left-hand side…

Summer Planner Pages With The Portrait

I love planning, do you? It’s a good thing, too—if your life is anything as hectic as mine is with kids, deadlines, appointments, and trips, we both need an efficient method of keeping track of all that good stuff! I’ll tell you a secret: you don’t need one of those big fancy planners. You can make everything you need with the Silhouette Portrait®. There are so many stickers, flags, dividers, pages, and templates available in the Design Store. It’s super easy to build yourself a custom planner to suit your needs. I’m big on taking notes, so for everyday planning…

Five Silhouette Projects to Make You Smile

Hey—do you know what today is? It’s the International Day of Happiness! I know, it would be even happier if it was a bona fide holiday, but we’ve gotta work with what we have. Ha! I’ve been in a bit of a creative slump lately, so I’ve been searching the web, looking for inspiration. In honor of today, I thought I would share with you five projects here on the blog that just, well, make me happy! This Beautiful Mug Maybe it’s the colorful vinyl on white, the font, or just the message but—I love this mug. It speaks to me…

Fall Paper Craft Round-up

Hey friends! It’s me again, and I’m back to share my fall favorites. It’s the 2016 Fall Paper Craft Round-up! If you’re like me, then it’s pretty tough to choose just a couple favorites. Fall is the best time of year. I mean, the leaves are changing, there’s a crisp freshness in the air, and everything is on pause before the onset of winter. I mean… that’s what fall is like for you. I’m in South Florida. My kids are still enjoying the pool after school, and the only leaves falling are from dead branches. Wherever you are, the possibilities…

Try Something New With Silhouette PixScan™

  Hi there! Kelly here to tell you more about the PixScan™ mat. Do you know how much this simple mat can do to expand your Silhouette machine’s capabilities? In today’s post I’m sharing how to use the PixScan™ mat to add writing to tags from a scrapbook kit. PixScan™ Overview: What Can It Do? The PixScan™ mat comes with its own registration marks, which allows it to use the Silhouette’s optical scanner to find the right place to cut. It has a surprising number of uses to add to the “toolbox” of each Silhouette machine. You will need the…