Silhouette, Uncategorized

How to Install a Legacy Version of Silhouette Studio

Silhouette Studio Legacy Version? Say What? What does "legacy" version mean?It means an older version of the Silhouette Studio software. There are multiple reasons that a user may do this for instance, a software bug that is detrimental to their workflow, their computer cannot handle a new update, or many other reasons that we find… Continue reading How to Install a Legacy Version of Silhouette Studio

Cameo 4, Cameo Pro, Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Etched (Engraved) Tumbler with Silhouette

Have you seen the etched powder coated tumblers using CitriStrip? I've seen it popping up on social media and we always like to try something new! It turned out fantastic! I bought all the supplies needed and then set up to record how we did it, whether it was going to turn out or not,… Continue reading Etched (Engraved) Tumbler with Silhouette

Cameo Pro, Silhouette, Silhouette classes, Uncategorized

Become a Pro Troubleshooting Your Cameo Pro

The CAMEO Pro was released almost 2 years ago. I am one of the original testers of the CAMEO Pro before it was released and have hundreds of cut hours into this machine. Since the release of the CAMEO Pro, we have troubleshot thousands of user's cut issues. Today I am releasing 2 new series… Continue reading Become a Pro Troubleshooting Your Cameo Pro

Cameo 4, Cameo Pro, Silhouette, Uncategorized

FREE Tool Chart for Cameo 4, Cameo Plus, and Cameo Pro

Have you ever wanted a handy chart that shows what blades are what?What is each blade used for?Does it need an adapter or does it fit with no adapter?What materials is each designed to cut? Today I wanted to share a free resource that I've created that gives information on the current blades and tools… Continue reading FREE Tool Chart for Cameo 4, Cameo Plus, and Cameo Pro

Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Siser EasyColor DTV with Silhouette

Have you heard?If you have been following me on my Facebook or YouTube channels I hope you haven't missed it! Affiliate links may be present in the below and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. What that means is that I may receive compensation if you purchase through the links I have provided.… Continue reading Siser EasyColor DTV with Silhouette

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Back-to-School Goody Bags with Siser DTV

Today I wanted to share the Back-to-School goody bags that I made up for my kids friends group! They have been a hit! This is something that could easily be done for teachers, birthday gifts, girls night out, teenager go bags, a moms gift, or many more ideas! I loaded these up with a few… Continue reading Back-to-School Goody Bags with Siser DTV

Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Larger than Mat Projects

Creating a Larger Than Mat Project in Silhouette Studio Have you ever wanted to create a larger than mat project? How do you cut apart an image that is larger than you can print or larger than you can cut on your Silhouette machine mat? This was a question asked on my Silhouette Secrets+ Facebook… Continue reading Larger than Mat Projects

Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl

Affiliate links may be present in the below and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. What that means is that I may receive compensation if you purchase through the links I have provided. The price you pay for the product or service is not higher but I may get compensated for sharing. Last… Continue reading Printable Heat Transfer Vinyl

Let's Explore v4, Silhouette

Silhouette Cutting Strip

There are several things you can do for your Silhouette machine maintenance. In 2021, I published a tutorial on several things you can do to keep your machines in good condition. Check out the Silhouette Machine Maintenance tutorial HERE. One of those things I touched on was the cutting strip on the Silhouette machines. I… Continue reading Silhouette Cutting Strip

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Silhouette Design Tab PDF Diagram

Just dropping in for a quick refresher on the PDF Diagram of the Design Tab in the Silhouette Studio software. Download this to your computer and open it.Then click on the blue links to be taken to more in-depth information on each of the tools or features. Print it for a visual reference while working… Continue reading Silhouette Design Tab PDF Diagram

Silhouette, Uncategorized

New! Start Here – A to Z

Lots of things happening behind the scenes, which means that things are happening, but I can't share until they are ready to publish. One of those things has been on my to-do list much longer than I want to admit. That is a site map for the Silhouette Secrets+ blog. I have been writing tutorials… Continue reading New! Start Here – A to Z

Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Print and Cut as a Pattern in Silhouette

Just a quick post to send a note on a new YouTube video tutorial I just released today. This is Part 2 to the Triple Mat Card using Silhouette Studio tutorial I posted last week. If you have not viewed that tutorial yet, I would recommend checking it out first.Find it HERE. Affiliate links may… Continue reading Print and Cut as a Pattern in Silhouette

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Triple Mat Card with Silhouette

I love being able to recreate just about anything in the Silhouette Studio software! I've seen the triple mat technique in the stamping community for many, many years and even created cards with stamps using this same effect. Today we are going to take a look at how we can easily recreate this look with… Continue reading Triple Mat Card with Silhouette

Silhouette, Silhouette classes, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

New Silhouette video tutorial

Just a quick note to let you know I released a new Silhouette video tutorial this week. Check out how to create this triple mat stacked look in Silhouette Studio on my YouTube channel HERE Check out the description on the video for links to the supplies used in the video and more information on… Continue reading New Silhouette video tutorial

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3 ways to distress the edges of a photo

Have you ever wanted to soften the edges of a photo or distress the edges of a photo so it's not such a sharp edge? Blue words in this tutorial are linked to more information on that particular topic. Click on the word and it will open a new window with a tutorial on that… Continue reading 3 ways to distress the edges of a photo

Designing in Silhouette Studio, Silhouette, Silhouette classes, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

New Silhouette Class Released

Creating a Custom Knockout Design in Silhouette Studio New Silhouette class available on my Teachable site HERE. This class is one I created for the May 2022 All Things Silhouette Conference and it was a hit! The attendees took the class ideas and ran with it. I loved seeing all of their creations and it… Continue reading New Silhouette Class Released

Curio, Silhouette classes, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Etched Acrylic Décor Class Released

New! I've just released the a new Silhouette Curio class on my Teachable site! Etched Acrylic Decor with the Silhouette Curio Not only do we set up to etch on acrylic, but I also share how to cut adhesive vinyl on the Curio and why I added it onto this project. Check it out HERE… Continue reading Etched Acrylic Décor Class Released

Silhouette, Uncategorized

10 Sublimation Tips For You!

This past weekend I participated in the Sublimation Camp that was hosted by Cori George from Hey Let's Make Stuff and Angie Holden from the Country Chic Cottage and I just have to say WOW!It was an amazing event that was jam packed with information for all levels of those in the sublimation process. It… Continue reading 10 Sublimation Tips For You!

Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

New! Troubleshooting Cut Issues Video

We troubleshoot hundreds maybe even thousands of Silhouette issues on the Silhouette Secrets with EllyMae Facebook group each week. Over the years of troubleshooting and teaching, we have found that most cut issues can be corrected by following a few simple steps.However, the biggest factor here is you have to start at Step 1.If you… Continue reading New! Troubleshooting Cut Issues Video

Curio, Silhouette, Silhouette classes, Uncategorized

Chalkboard Décor with the Curio

Just a quick post today to share my newest Silhouette class. It is a Silhouette Curio class that I was in the process of creating for an in-person event before everything was shut down a couple years ago. I finally picked it back up where I left off and it is now available for all… Continue reading Chalkboard Décor with the Curio

Cameo Pro, Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Cameo Pro Project Video Timelapse

This week I cut the pieces to make up 40 card kits for an event I'm teaching at. I set the video camera up to record a time lapse of the entire cutting process. This was 3 hours of real time cutting.23 - 12" x 12" sheets of cardstock cut on a 24" x 24"… Continue reading Cameo Pro Project Video Timelapse

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New video tutorial released

How to Create a Pop Out Top Card This technique could be used to create many different projects including a treat topper, a place card for an event, or a card for a friend, and more! Affiliate links may be present in the below and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. In… Continue reading New video tutorial released

Let's Explore v4, Silhouette, Uncategorized

Let’s Explore v4 – Text to Path

How do you place text around a circle? This is the question I see most often. It's a very neat feature called Text to Path and it's pretty simple to use. I have updated this tutorial to include a video that is available on myYouTube channel HERE. Check out the full written tutorial below showing… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Text to Path

Silhouette, Silhouette classes, Uncategorized

2022 All Things Silhouette Conference

I'm so excited! It is so hard to not share good news when it's happening behind the scenes.... but I can finally spill these beans.... it is HERE!!!! The 2022 All Things Silhouette Virtual Conference will be May 20-22, 2022! And we have a fantastic line-up with some of the best instructors in the Silhouette… Continue reading 2022 All Things Silhouette Conference

Curio, Silhouette, Silhouette classes, Uncategorized

New Silhouette Curio class released!

I have so much fun playing with my Silhouette Curio and all the things it can do!I want to share that with you!Join me in this Silhouette Curio class to create an acrylic etched panel! Check out the class HERE. This is an Advanced Beginner Curio class that will cover the setup step-by-step to getting… Continue reading New Silhouette Curio class released!

Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Print and Cut with Foil Embellishments

Want to take your Silhouette projects to the next level? Combining techniques such as adding Foil Quill accents to a print and cut project can give it a little pop. This technique takes two amazing features and combines them together. It can be as simple or complex as you want to make it and the… Continue reading Print and Cut with Foil Embellishments

Silhouette, Silhouette classes, Uncategorized

New Silhouette Class Released!

This class has been in creation for a long while and I first want to send a great big THANK YOU to Marjorie DiFiore with Atlanta Stylish Point! Marjorie contacted me last year about a need she was seeing in brand new Silhouette Studio software users who did not necessarily own a Silhouette cutting machine,… Continue reading New Silhouette Class Released!

Curio, Uncategorized

IN STOCK – Curio supplies

Just a quick heads up as these will go quickly! Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Several Curio supplies have come back in stock this week.But, I anticipate these will go quickly!*At the time of publishing - all items below were… Continue reading IN STOCK – Curio supplies

Silhouette, Uncategorized

Silhouette America Website Updates

Silhouette America has recently updated their website and as can happen with updates, menus have changed on the site. Written 2/27/2022Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Here is a brief glance at the Silhouette America website but if you scroll down… Continue reading Silhouette America Website Updates

Let's Explore v4, Silhouette, Uncategorized

Let’s Explore v4 – Crosshairs

What are those annoying lines that are following my mouse cursor? Why did they appear? These are 2 questions I see asked often. Crosshairs Crosshairs are a tool that can help in lining things up with other objects. It is a visual on the screen of a horizontal and vertical line that meets at the… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Crosshairs

Silhouette, Silhouette classes, Uncategorized

Silhouette Classes

I have been teaching Silhouette classes since September 2016. I originally had not planned to teach when I signed up for the instructor course. I just wanted to learn more and boy did I! I have been teaching ever since through the Silhouette Secrets+ blog, in-person classes, at Silhouette events, Zoom lessons, online classes, and… Continue reading Silhouette Classes

Let's Explore v4, Silhouette, Uncategorized

Silhouette Connection Troubleshooting – Updated 2/9/22

Have you been cutting along and then all of a sudden the Send button on the Send tab is no longer highlighted to press to send a job to cut? Or the Silhouette machine is not being picked up on the Send tab?If there is no information on the right side of the Silhouette machine… Continue reading Silhouette Connection Troubleshooting – Updated 2/9/22

Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Let’s Explore v4 – Pattern Fill

It is so neat what you can do in the Silhouette Studio software and with just a few clicks can have a completely different look. Today we are going to explore the Pattern Fill in the Silhouette Studio software. Tutorial written in Silhouette Studio v4.4.552Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Pattern Fill

Silhouette, Silhouette classes, Uncategorized

New Silhouette Class Released

Come join me in learning about your Silhouette software and cutting HTV to create a knock out design. We will use several tools in the Silhouette Studio software to create this design. Check out the full class HERE. This is a step-by-step class from creating the knockout design, cutting patterned & solid HTV, pressing 2… Continue reading New Silhouette Class Released

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Heat Transfer Paper with Silhouette

Yesterday I shared a post on printing from Silhouette using a png file for sublimation. But what if you do not have a sublimation printer? There are still options for you. One of those is heat transfer paper that can be printed on your home printer. Now, a couple things to keep in mind here… Continue reading Heat Transfer Paper with Silhouette

Silhouette, Uncategorized

Printing Sublimation Designs from Silhouette Studio – Basics

One of the easiest ways to get started with sublimation is to use ready-made designs. Print the design and press it. That is the really the basics of sublimation. Let's take a look at a few tips that can help in printing png files from Silhouette Studio. Png files are a common file that is… Continue reading Printing Sublimation Designs from Silhouette Studio – Basics

Organization, Silhouette, Uncategorized

Let’s Explore v4 – File Organization

We are continuing the Let's Explore v4 - Silhouette Organization series today with some tips to organizing additional files that you may be using for Silhouette. Find the first 2 parts of the Let's Explore v4 Organization series here:Let's Explore v4 - Silhouette BackupsLet's Explore v4 - Library Organization As I mentioned in my previous… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – File Organization

Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Basic Sublimation Print from Silhouette

Beginner Sublimation and Silhouette Sublimation is becoming very popular and more and more users are using Silhouette Studio in their sublimation. Today we are going to go through a quick beginner tutorial on using Silhouette with Sublimation. What is sublimation? In very basic terms, sublimation is an ink transfer that uses high heat and pressure.… Continue reading Basic Sublimation Print from Silhouette

Organization, Silhouette, Uncategorized

Let’s Explore v4 – Library Organization

Let's Explore v4 - Library Organization In the first part of the Let's Explore v4 Organization series we discussed backups and making a backup of all things Silhouette related and more. Find that tutorial HERE. The next part of the series we are going to discuss the Silhouette Studio library and organizing it. Tutorial written… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Library Organization

Let's Explore v4, Organization, Silhouette, Uncategorized

Let’s Explore v4 – Silhouette Backups

Let's Explore v4 - Organization Series I see it asked often about how to organize designs, fonts, files, etc. So to kick 2022 off I will be doing a series on organizing different aspects of your Silhouette supplies.This series will be focused on the digital side of things more than the physical products. The one… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Silhouette Backups

Let's Explore v4, Silhouette, Uncategorized

Let’s Explore v4 – Activate an Upgrade

If you have used any sort of software in your lifetime, you know that there are always updates. In the Silhouette software updates and upgrades are 2 different things. Updates are free and add features, fix bugs, allow new machines to be accessed, make changes, etc. I recommend downloading the updates direct from the Silhouette… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Activate an Upgrade