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Father’s Day Card and Gift Tag

Today we want to call your attention to the Project Wizard Tool, which helps making your projects faster and easier. Let’s take a closer look at this tool by making a Father’s Day card and gift tag. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ (with a big base) Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Cardstock – white and dark blue Silhouette Printable Adhesive Cardstock Silhouette Corrugated Paper Printer Design ID#268259 Design ID #22276 Step One: Preparing the Card Design 1. Open Silhouette Studio® and go to the menu panel on the upper left corner of the screen. Click File…

Heat Transfer on Vintage Army Jacket

I purchased my first Silhouette CAMEO machine in 2011, and I have never customized clothing with heat transfer material before. Can you believe that? I’ve always placed heat transfer on tea towels or pillows but never clothing, so this project is the first for me. My 12-year-old daughter purchased this vintage army jacket from a surplus store, and I wanted to make it unique for her and make it a little more feminine but age appropriate as well. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Iron Ironing Board Cotton Fabric Military Jacket…

Making a DIY makeup bag is easy with iron-on vinyl. Click here to see how to make one for yourself.

DIY Makeup Bag

Keeping my purse organized is a MUST, and I needed a new makeup bag. I decided to make this DIY Makeup Bag with Glitter Heat Transfer and a cute design from the Silhouette Design Store. It is perfect to hold my lip gloss, mirror, and miscellaneous makeup and keeps it all from making a mess in the bottom of my purse – nothing is worse than when your eyeliner lid pops off. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Glitter Heat Transfer – Black and Red Canvas Makeup Bag Design ID #172960 Step…

Record Player Heat Transfer

I don’t know about you, but I love vinyl records. Listening to them with my record player gives me a sense of relaxation. I’ve been wanting to customize my record player for quite some time now, so I finally took some time to go through tons of designs from the Silhouette Design Store. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® Silhouette CAMEO or Portait Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Iron Ruler Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Sticker Paper Silhouette Heat Transfer Design ID #38771 Design ID #85633 Design ID #231242 Step One: Measure the Design Area Flip open the top of your record player…

DIY Watermelon Stickers

These little stickers or seals will be perfect for adding a fruity touch of summer to your pretty packages or planners. Read on to make your own sweet watermelon stickers! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Printable White Sticker Paper Printer Design ID #138518 Step One: Prepare Design 1. In Silhouette Studio®, open your watermelon design (Design ID #138518) in a new document. 2. Ungroup the design and change the colors if you choose to. 3. Assemble your watermelon pieces, group them together, and resize them to the sticker size you will cut….

Etched Glass Wedding Frame by Kelly Wayment for Silhouette

Etched Glass Wedding Frame

Wedding season is upon us, and I love making handmade gifts with the help of my Silhouette machine. Personalized gifts are the best, so this etched-glass wedding frame has become my go-to gift for newlyweds. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a design and etch the glass to make a customized frame like this on your own. (Warning: this gift may evoke tears or happy exclamations from the bride.) Supplies/Tools Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Portrait® Stencil vinyl Colored vinyl – glossy or matte (I used matte silver) Scraper tool Hook tool Transfer tape Glass etching cream Applicator…

DIY Potted Paper Cactus

This little DIY potted paper cactus is low maintenance and cute. It can be part of a sweet gift to a fellow not-so-green thumb or they can be used to decorate place settings—they are small enough to fit on a plate! Are you in? Read on for the how-to! Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® (there is a free version!) Design ID #181963 Colored and patterned cardstock Glue Step One: Cutting Out the Cactus Leaves Download and open your cactus in a pot design (Design ID #181963) in Silhouette Studio®. Select the design and ungroup…

Mother’s Day Personalized Candles

Are you guys excited as I am about Mother’s Day?! Not only do I look forward to being pampered by my kids and husband, but I’m fortunate to hang out with my awesome mom and mother-in-law too. So I wanted to create some meaningful handmade gifts, and the easiest project I can think of is making personalized candles. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Blade Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock Plain Cardstock (White) Decorative Floral Paper Printer Glue Gun Ribbon Scissors Ruler Candle Making Kit Design ID #202913 Design ID #16776 Design ID #94637…

Create With Silhouette Wood Vinyl

I don’t know if you guys have noticed but Silhouette has created new awesome wood vinyls. They come in three colors: Ebony, Maple, and Walnut. This is my first time using this vinyl material, and I am amazed at how my project turned out. What is my said project, you ask? Well, I’ve always had a rack on the back of my bike but no storage basket. So I took a vintage box I purchased from my local flea market and attached it onto my bike rack. To personalize it, I decorated it with my favorite Monstera plant using Silhouette’s…

Super Cute Wooden Easter Sign

You guys, ever since I saw these new egg designs by Paige Evans in the Silhouette Design Store, I knew they were going to be in my next project. They remind me of Scandinavian design, which I’m a fan of. By the way, this is a build your own sign project. But if you don’t have the tools, there are always premade wooden signs available at your local craft stores. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Matte Vinyl (White) Vinyl Transfer Tape Jigsaw Safety Goggles Plywood Sander Ruler…

Masked Watercolor Card with Stencil Material

I love the look of watercolors, don’t you? Although I haven’t spent much time learning and practicing my watercolor skills, I’ve found a few ways to use basic watercolors with my Silhouette creations. This technique uses Silhouette Stencil Material to create a mask on watercolor paper, so you can add lots of color but include a crisp white phrase within the design. While you could use regular vinyl or stencil vinyl for this project, I prefer the thick stencil material because it’s stiff enough that you don’t need any transfer tape. You can also reuse it, so one stencil lasts…

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…