Things Curio Can Do That No Other Silhouette Machine Can
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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 modern feel to your home and project.

Stippled metal art by Kelly Wayment 1
Picture credit: Kelly Wayment


Curio can add dimension to any project with the deboss feature. The deboss feature allows you to create an indentation on paper. For best results don’t forget to use your Silhouette America specially designed score and emboss paper. Pictured below is a debossed image with gold adhesive vinyl layered over it for even more dimension. This effect can make any paper project go from drag to fab in just a few minutes!

Deboss Close up 645
Picture credit: Kelly Wayment

You can even print an image using the Print & Cut feature and have Curio add a deboss around the printed image! It is a bit hard to capture this amazing feature on camera but in person this combo looks and feels amazing.

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Picture credit: Kelly Wayment


Curio can emboss paper and vellum! Embossing creates more of a raised effect on your media, whereas deboss is more of a dent in your media.  Embossing creates a beautiful texture to your projects. This feature is sure to please all you fabulous card-creating ladies and gents out there.

-Emboss on the score and emboss paper

Picture credit: Kayla Brasher

Emboss on Vellum:

Picture credit: Kayla Brasher

Metal Etching:

The metal etching feature on Curio is my favorite feature. It can *etch metal*…Yes you read that right! It is incredible that a machine like Curio can etch metal. Using a special etching tool, Curio can create beautiful designs on metal sheets and even jewelry. Can you imagine all the money you will save by creating  custom jewelry for yourself and to give as gifts?  The possibilities are truly endless with the metal etching feature that only Curio offers.

Metal Etch Tutorial by Kelly Wayment
Picture credit: Kelly Wayment
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Picture credit: Analisa Murenin

Let’s review! Metal stippling, embossing, debossing, and metal etching are amazing features that Curio can do that no other Silhouette machine can.  I hope you were able to catch a small glimpse of how spectacular Curio is and all the wonderful things you can create.  What is your favorite feature that the Curio offers? Comment below and I look forward to hearing what you all think! As always, happy crafting!

Connie Wilson

Hi friends! My name is Connie Wilson and I'm originally from Fresno, California but am currently living in Portland, Oregon with my awesome husband and 10-month-old daughter. I love to craft! As a stay-at-home mama, crafting is my sanity. It helps me to relax and unwind after a long day chasing my baby around! I have a minor in Business and my B.A. in Biblical/Theological Studies & a second minor in Education. I love to bake, cook, watch makeup tutorials online and hanging out with friends and family. I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Silhouette Design Team!

Products Used:

Silhouette Curio™

9-inch glossy adhesive vinyl


Curio Cutting Mat - 8.5 in. x 6 in.

Silhouette Curio™

Embossing Tool - Fine

Stippling & Etching tool

Curio Base Kit - 8.5 in. x 12 in.

Metal Etching Sheets

Curio Embossing Mat - 8.5 in. x 6 in.

Score & Emboss Paper - 5 in. x 7 in.

Score & Emboss Paper - 8.5 in. x 11 in.

Curio Embossing Mat - 8.5 in. x 12 in.


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  1. That’s a great all-encompassing Curio post, Connie! It makes me want to get it out right now and make more fun things! 🙂

    1. Thank you Kelly 🙂 You should do it! I love your Curio projects!

  2. Kelly,
    Can you give specifics about the metal etching please with the CURIO?
    Thank you, Jerri Dyke

  3. I have read some user reviews which say the embossing results are very faint (possibly using non-Silhouette brand papers). I have to be frugal. So if I purchase, I would want the machine to have the versatility of using less expensive materials. Can you comment please.

    1. Try our Score and Emboss paper, it works like a dream! If you act quickly, you’ll still be able to get 40% with the code ‘JINGLE’ as part of our Black Friday deals.

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