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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…

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…

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…

New Silhouette Carbon Fiber Vinyl

Did you know Silhouette came out with tons of new products last year? And one of them was carbon fiber vinyl. I’ve had this product for a while, and I figured it was time to test it out. I also want to thank my hubby for being a good sport and letting me use his tool cart for this project. But let’s get real—he really had no choice. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Transfer Tape Ruler Silhouette Carbon Fiber Vinyl (Sampler Pack) Silhouette Black Vinyl (Matte) Design ID…

Paper Succulent Trio

I don’t know about you, but I love all kinds of paper flowers and plants. After I managed to kill off my real succulents (you know, the ones that are supposed to be easy to take care of), I decided to make a set of paper succulents. Keep reading to learn my favorite tips and tricks for making these look realistic. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Cardstock in varying shades of green Ink pads Ink applicator (sponge or felt dauber) Spatula tool Low-temp hot glue gun Small pebbles Small containers Ready, Set, Make project: Paper Succulents…

Mini Pillows Using Printable Heat Transfer Material

One of the things I love about Silhouette is that they have numerous products to chose from, and for this blog post I wanted to create something with the printable heat transfer material. This was the very first time I used this product. Don’t get discouraged by the idea of trying something new because if I can make these cute mini pillows on my first try, then you can too. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait®, or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Printable Heat Transfer Material (for Light Fabrics) Printer Iron Ironing Board Fabric Trim Pillow…

DIY Personalized Bathtub Tray

If you’re familiar with my past Silhouette blog post, then you know I sometimes have a simple building project for you. This super cute bathtub tray is the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day, and it’s made with love. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Cameo® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Matte Vinyl (White) Vinyl Transfer Tape Miter Saw Nail Gun Dog Eared Wooden Fence Board Orbital Sander 80 Grit Sandpaper 220 Grit Sandpaper Tape Measure Wood Stain Foam Brush Paper Towels Design ID #240205 Step One: Measure Your Bathtub Grab your handy tape measure and measure the length across…

Engagement Photo Display

Happy New Year, y’all! First of all, how many of you have a New Year’s resolution to finally open up your Silhouette machine? Well, don’t be afraid! Open up that sweet baby, and let’s craft. Christmas and New Year happen to be engagement times; that’s just well known. So I wanted to create this super simple and super cute photo display that you can use for an upcoming engagement party or just hang in your home. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Cameo® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Cutting Mat Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Silhouette Spatula Tool Embroidery Hoops Cardstock…

Print & Foil

Print & Foil Artwork

Hi there! Kelly here again to show you a new technique for adding foil to your projects. You’ve heard of Print & Cut, and perhaps Print & Emboss, but have you heard of Print & Foil? Probably not, because I just made it up! This tutorial uses Silhouette’s Foil Transfer Sheets to highlight only parts of a printed image using registration marks. It works best with Silhouette Curio™, so that’s what I’ll use in this tutorial. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Foil Transfer Sheets – Silver Large Curio base (if making a 5 in. x 7 in. print or larger)…

Five Last-minute Christmas Gifts

You wake up in a cold sweat. Sitting straight up in bed, you realize something: there are only 3 more days until Christmas. Ahhhhh! In all seriousness, I am here to calm your pre-Christmas nerves with five last-minute Christmas gifts you can make today. This way, you can check those last few stragglers off your Christmas list and actually enjoy the remainder of the holiday season! 1. Personalized Return Address Stamp You’ll need: Silhouette Mint™ Mint™ Stamp Kit – 30mm x 60mm Ink in black and any additional accent colors you desire Design #4013 If you have a Mint, you probably have some…

3D Fall Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 2)

A week ago, we posted the first part of our tutorial about the 3D fall flowers bouquet and explained how to prepare the flower designs and cut them out. Today, we will continue with an explanation on how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet. Let’s get started! Supplies Needed: Dry foam ball (color – green; diameter – 5 in.) Floral tape Super glue Vase Ribbon Tools to shape flowers and leaves: Silhouette Spatula Tool Wood skewer Flower-shaping tool Embossing mat Step One: Assembling The Chrysanthemum To shape the chrysanthemum: 1. Wrap the petal around the handle…

Customize Your Designs In New Ways

Hello, my Silhouette friends! Today I want to show you a terrific new feature that became available with Silhouette Studio® version 4. It’s called Object on Path, and it’s pretty cool. Now you can take any shape on your page and drag it to another shape, and it will follow the curves and contours of that shape you’ve selected as your path! It’s similar to Text to Path, but it works with shapes instead of text. For this project, we’ll add leaves to a circular path and add the finished design to a mirror candle base. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette…