Let’s Explore v4 – Stipple Panel

If you are Silhouette Cameo 3 or Curio owner and have plugged your machine into your computer, you will have access to the Stipple Panel. With a Cameo 3, you can use a pen or marker to stipple a design. This means that the design is a series of dots. With this feature you can … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Stipple Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – Pop Up Panel

Today we are exploring the Pop Up Panel. Did you know there was such a thing? If you have v4.1.197 or higher of the Silhouette software, then this is available to you. This is a neat feature that you can take a design and make it pop out of base shape, such as a card. … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Pop Up Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – Offset Panel

Offset Panel - Silhouette Studio v4 We are moving down the right side of the Silhouette Studio v4 software and going through the Panels in detail. Let's take a look at the Offset Panel. This tool can be very useful for many things such as creating a background layer for a decal, creating a shadow, … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Offset Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – Modify Panel – Part 2

So last week we talked about the differences in welding, subtract, subtract all, intersect, divide and crop in the Modify Panel - Tab 1. This week we are moving on to something that I think is very often more confusing than it should be - Modify Panel - Part 2 - Compound Paths. First, if … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Modify Panel – Part 2

Subtracting Text for HTV in Silhouette Studio v4

These designs have been a big hit for Mother's Day and we will walk through how to created one. First click on the Text Tool on the left side of the Silhouette Software. Click on the design mat & type out the words. Click off of the words to deselect it and then click back … Continue reading Subtracting Text for HTV in Silhouette Studio v4

Let’s Explore v4 – Modify Panel – Part 1

The Modify Panel has lots of neat tools in it that perform a variety of functions. It can be found on the right side of the Silhouette Studio v4. Let's take a look at all the tools in this panel. Weld - Joining two or more objects that are overlapping together to form 1 object. … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Modify Panel – Part 1

Let’s Explore v4 – Replicate Object on Path

Replicate Panel - Object on Path I am sure you have seen other projects where people had a design replicated multiple times in a shape and you've said "How did they do that?" Well, today we are going to explore how to do that right in the Silhouette Studio v4. The Replicate Object on Path … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Replicate Object on Path

Layered vinyl decal for a teacher gift

Today I am creating a vinyl decal that could be applied to a variety of items that would be great for a teacher. For this decal, I am combining 2 files found in the May Bundle at SoFontsy - Apple Monogram Frames and A-Z Hand lettered Initials. Measure and create your design to the size … Continue reading Layered vinyl decal for a teacher gift

Let’s Explore v4 – Replicate Panel

Want to make a copy of your design, font or an object? Then the Replicate Panel can be very helpful! This is found on the right side of the Silhouette Studio v4. This tool works great if you are wanting to replicate several copies of your design. Let's Explore the Replicate panel! Duplicate - Choose … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Replicate Panel

Let’s Explore – Transform – Shear

Today we are on the final tab of the Transform Panel - the Shear tab. This Panel is available if you have the Designer Edition upgrade to the software. This is another tool that is often overlooked. Why would you use it? You can change the look of a basic shape, design or even font … Continue reading Let’s Explore – Transform – Shear

Cutting without a mat on the Cameo 3

Did you know you could cut without a mat with the Cameo 3? Yes! You can! The Portrait and all the Cameo machines have the ability to cut certain materials without a mat. I see this asked a lot so let's take a look at how to set it up properly to get a good … Continue reading Cutting without a mat on the Cameo 3

Let’s Explore v4 – Transform = Move

Did you know that you can Move objects on your Silhouette Design mat specifically into place? Pretty neat when you start to look at it. Under the Transform Panel on the right side, then the 4th tab at the top of the Panel is the "Move By" tab. This allows you to move an object … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Transform = Move

Bus Driver Appreciation gift

Over on the Silhouette School blog today I showed how to use the Cut by Fill Color option to create a layered vinyl decal for perfect placement.   Now I'm going to show you how I took that design, shrunk it down and used the same technique to create a bag tag for our Bus … Continue reading Bus Driver Appreciation gift

Let’s Explore v4 – Rotate

Hi everyone! This week we are continuing on our journey to explore more of Silhouette Studio v4. We are looking today at the Transform Panel - Rotate tab. You will find this on the right side of the Silhouette Studio v4 as shown below. If  you want to manually rotate an object, you can do … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Rotate

Let’s Explore v4 – Scale tab

Welcome back to Let's Explore v4! Today we are on to Tab 2 of the Transform Panel - the Scale tab. This is another tool I use almost every time I open my Silhouette program. Just like almost all the other tools, there are many ways to do things in the software. While you can … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Scale tab

Let’s Explore v4 – Transform Panel – Align

Happy April! Where has the first part of the year gone? Has Spring arrived where you are? I hope that you are enjoying the Let's Explore v4 series! Today we are exploring the Transform Panel - Align Tab. This is a very important and useful panel when you are creating designs & one I use … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Transform Panel – Align

Hot Mess with your Silhouette Cameo

While the title could mean many things, this week it's in reference to Spring Break at my house. I thought it would be a fun idea to try out this "Hot Mess" technique with the kids for a crafting project on Spring Break.... Now, I don't know if it was a good idea to do … Continue reading Hot Mess with your Silhouette Cameo

Let’s Explore v4 – Text Style – Glyphs

Have you heard of Glyphs? These are special characters that some fonts have included with them. Glyphs can be flourishes, fancy letters, punctuation or characters with accents, shapes, etc. With the software Silhouette Studio version of v4.1.197 and the Designer Edition software upgrade, came the option to unlock the glyphs feature in Silhouette Studio. This … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Text Style – Glyphs

Let’s Explore v4 – Text Style Panel

Let's talk about text - the Text Style Panel! Silhouette Studio software will pull in any font that you have installed on your computer. Once it's installed, a text style name should show up in the Text Style Panel. Let's take a look. Text Search bar - The name of the font that is selected … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Text Style Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – Pixscan Panel

Now you may have noticed I skipped an icon as we were going down the right side of the Silhouette software. I wanted to get through the Tracing panel before we explored the Pixscan, since we will be using that feature here. The Pixscan Panel can be very useful if you are scanning an object … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Pixscan Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – Magnet Trace

We are finishing up the Trace panel today by exploring the options of Magnet Trace. The Magnet trace is a feature that is unlocked when you have the Designer Edition upgrade to the software. You will find this feature on the 3rd tab of the Tracing Panel, that is found on the right side of … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Magnet Trace

Let’s Explore v4 – Trace by Color

Last week, we started with the Trace Panel - Tab 1 which covers the Basic Tracing options. Now, we are moving on to Trace Panel - Tab 2: Trace by Color. This option is available if you have the Designer Edition upgrade (DE+ or BE). While the Silhouette Studio Basic software is available for free, I … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Trace by Color

Layering vinyl

Well, this week has been such a crazy week. Snow days, 2 hour delays and just life has gotten in the mix - I am sure I'm not the only one out there who has these weeks. I will have the Let's Explore v4 - Tracing Panel post out next week, make sure to check … Continue reading Layering vinyl

Let’s Explore v4 – Line Style Panel

Did you know you can change the line style of your designs in the Silhouette Studio? Today we are going to Explore the Line Style Panel which you can find on the right side of your v4 Silhouette Software program. First, I want to mention that you can change the default that your software Outlines … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Line Style Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – Fill Color Panel

Today we are going to explore the Fill Color Panel located on the right side of Silhouette Studio v4. I use this feature a lot when I design in the Silhouette software for many reasons. Now, understand that by filling a design with color, it does not cut in that color. The color you fill … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Fill Color Panel

Let’s Explore v4 – Registration Marks

Welcome back! Today we are talking something that I love to do - Print & Cut. We have explored Tab 1 - Page Setting and Tab 2 - Grid setting the last two weeks and now it's time to talk Tab 3 - Registration Marks. On the Page Setting Panel, the 3rd tab over is your … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Registration Marks

Let’s Explore v4 – Setup Panel – Tab 2

Welcome back to my new series "Let's Explore v4"! If you are just joining me you can check out my first post of the series HERE - about Tab 1 of the Page Setup Panel. Today I am going to be going through the features of Tab 2 on the Page Setup Panel in Silhouette … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Setup Panel – Tab 2

Let’s Explore v4 – Page Setup Panel

Today I'm kicking off a new series called "Let's Explore v4". Each week I will highlight a new Panel available in Silhouette Studio v4 and explain a bit about that panel. One of my goals as a TJC Licensed Silhouette Instructor is to not "reinvent the wheel". There are lots of great posts, tutorials and … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Page Setup Panel

Goodbye 2017!!

Today I took down the ornaments on our Christmas tree and as I was packing away some of the ones my children had made in school, I had a thought to use a file I purchased in the Silhouette Design store called an ornament box. So as soon as the rest of the ornaments were … Continue reading Goodbye 2017!!

3D Lantern

As we are all thinking of packing away that Christmas decor, I thought I would share a 3-D project I made to add to my Christmas decor this year. I love working with paper crafts and 3-D items. This 3-D Nativity Scene Lantern is from the Silhouette design store and right now is the big … Continue reading 3D Lantern