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Snowman TP File

At the beginning of this year I did a a couple blog posts on how to create these TP Snowman.These were such a fun neighbor gift to create!And they were a big hit! In the first post I published - Designing in Silhouette, I show how you create your own snowman using the tools in… Continue reading Snowman TP File

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Sublimation Markers & Silhouette

Have you seen or used Sublimation markers? The great part is that you can use your Silhouette to help draw with these markers. Today I wanted to share some awesome ornaments my friend Sarah with Silhouette Made has created with the Artesprix blank of the month & Artesprix sublimation markers.I love these ornaments! Check out… Continue reading Sublimation Markers & Silhouette

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HTV Sizing for T-shirts

Getting started with HTV can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. One of the questions I see asked most often is,"What size should I cut the design for my shirt?" Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Basically, you can… Continue reading HTV Sizing for T-shirts

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All Things Silhouette Winter Workshop

Just a quick note to let you know about the upcoming Winter Workshop. We have 9 classes from Silhouette Industry leaders to help with creating gifts, packaging, and more for this holiday season. Classes include: Pretty Packaging with Print and Cut by Kelly WaymentNativity Lighted Shadow Box by Barbara FosterGlass Etching for Gifts by EllyMae… Continue reading All Things Silhouette Winter Workshop

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Silhouette Spotlight – Adria.Crafts

Today I want to share with you a Silhouette Secrets+ follower that I find inspiring. Note: this post is photo heavy as I share these amazing projects I first spotted her projects on my Silhouette Secrets+ with EllyMae Facebook group and I was just in awe. I then had to follow her on Instagram to… Continue reading Silhouette Spotlight – Adria.Crafts

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Silhouette Curio Etched Ornaments

Looking for a unique décor or gift idea?Acrylic etched items can be just the thing. Etched Acrylic Ornaments with the Silhouette Curio Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Take a 3" acrylic circle and customize it however you like.Add a simple… Continue reading Silhouette Curio Etched Ornaments

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Upcoming Open House

Craft Chameleon Open House Saturday, October 30, 20219 am - 1 pm CT (Central Time) Join in with us live on the free Zoom and YouTube event!Or watch the replay after if you cannot join in live.To register and join us CLICK HERE I will be giving a Silhouette Curio demonstration live from the Craft… Continue reading Upcoming Open House

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Silhouette & Michaels Class

Yesterday I was able to teach a class from the Silhouette Headquarters in Utah. It was a beautiful fall day. Here is a peek at the look at the Silhouette video and photography studio before we started the Zoom class. The video recording is now available for viewing on the Michaels YouTube channel. Check it… Continue reading Silhouette & Michaels Class

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Acrylic Sign Decor with Silhouette

10 examples of acrylic sign décor for seasonal or everyday décor This week I am in Salt Lake City, UT teaching a live Zoom class for Silhouette America & Michaels. In this class, I will be showing a fun project that could be used for home or seasonal decor. The possibilities are endless when you… Continue reading Acrylic Sign Decor with Silhouette

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New Computer Tips

New computer - Now what? Are you a Silhouette owner and just got a new computer? Not sure where to go from there? It is pretty easy to get setup and running with a new computer and I'm going to share a few tips. First when you get a new computer, be prepared that it… Continue reading New Computer Tips

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Silhouette Etching Tools In Stock

Just a quick heads up!!! Silhouette Etching tools are back in stock! Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Grab them HERE! RUN! - Silhouette etching tools are in stock at Silhouette America, but they are limited.... grab them now!Use code MAKER… Continue reading Silhouette Etching Tools In Stock

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Silhouette Blades Info & Tips

I always recommend having at least one extra blade and mat on hand just in case. Speaking from personal experience that there is nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of a big project and things aren't cutting well. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate… Continue reading Silhouette Blades Info & Tips

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Procreate & Silhouette – Basic tutorial

Today we are going to cover a very, very basic tutorial on bringing an outside image into Silhouette and turning it into a cut design. Note: I am using the iPad and Procreate app, however, you can use this same technique in the tutorial in any other tablet drawing program as well. Basic Tutorial using… Continue reading Procreate & Silhouette – Basic tutorial

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New Curio Class Released!

Just a quick post to give a heads up that I've released a new Curio etching class on my Teachable site. Etched Metal Cake Server Class with the Curio This is a step-by-step class showing how to etch an odd shaped object on the Curio machine. I share how I secure the cake server on… Continue reading New Curio Class Released!

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Home Decor with Silhouette

Using the Silhouette Software to Help Design Home Décor I always have my eye out for things that I can use in creating with my Silhouette machine. Target had these little wooden houses available in their Dollar section. After debating with my inner self, I finally picked up a set.I always have this inner dialog… Continue reading Home Decor with Silhouette

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Happy 12th Birthday Silhouette!!!

Happy Birthday Silhouette! Just a quick post to share.Silhouette is celebrating the 12th year birthday of Silhouette! Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. How do they celebrate the 12th birthday of Silhouette - SALES!!! 50% off in the Silhouette Design Store… Continue reading Happy 12th Birthday Silhouette!!!

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Let’s Explore v4 – Smart Snapping

If you have been using a Silhouette Studio version of v4.4.247 or higher, you may have noticed some new blue lines appearing on your Silhouette software. Smart Snapping Tool Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This is a new feature called… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Smart Snapping

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Silhouette Studio – Custom Cut Settings

Just a quick post to let you know there is a new video tutorial up on my YouTube channel HERE This one is showing how you can create custom cut settings in the Silhouette Studio software. I also share some tips on what the icons mean and how to export & import those settings as… Continue reading Silhouette Studio – Custom Cut Settings

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15+ Tips for the Silhouette Kraft blades

This post has been a long time in the construction process. After almost 2 years of testing this blade, I feel comfortable in being able to give you some tips on it. The Kraft blades are designed to cut thicker materials. And they do, but it is not a blade that you can simply pop… Continue reading 15+ Tips for the Silhouette Kraft blades

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New quick video up on YouTube

This week I put up a new quick video tip on my YouTube channel, but had some of my Facebook members wonder why YouTube didn't notify them. It was requested that I also put it out on the blog so it would notify more people of the new content. This is just a quick "Silhouette… Continue reading New quick video up on YouTube

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File Types for Silhouette Studio

Silhouette Studio can open a variety of file types.This is a list of the most common file types that Silhouette Studio uses, but may not be all inclusive. Basics of file types Silhouette Studio use The following is a brief list and basic description of the most common file types you may encounter.You will notice… Continue reading File Types for Silhouette Studio

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Let’s Explore v4 – Project Wizard

Did you know that there are a few project templates in the Silhouette Studio software? This can be a quick way to get started. Let's take a look at how to find this and use the Project Wizard tools. Project Wizard in Silhouette Studio In the top left corner, click File > Project Wizard or… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Project Wizard

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Silhouette Cameo 4 – Beginner Foil Quill

In November 2019 I taught a Foil Quill class on the Curio at the All Things Silhouette Conference and I hate to say it but I've hardly touched it since that time. Here is a photo of the project we did for that class. Traveler's Journal with Foil Quill design Note: this tutorial is photo… Continue reading Silhouette Cameo 4 – Beginner Foil Quill

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Let’s Explore v4 – Merging files

Let's Explore v4 - Merging files Have you ever wanted to add designs to the same work space you are currently working on? You can always use the copy and paste method if a design opens on a new design mat, but there is also the option to use the Merge feature and it will… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Merging files

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Welding Text in Silhouette – Create a Card

Last week I wrote a blog post and video tutorial on how to weld text to a shape to create a decal - that can be found HEREWelding Text to a Shape in Silhouette Studio. This week we are using that same technique to create a card from scratch. Follow along below in the written… Continue reading Welding Text in Silhouette – Create a Card

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Welding Text to Shapes in Silhouette Studio

Have you ever wanted to weld text to a shape, but it disappears when you weld it together? Let's take a look at how to create a welded design so it doesn't get swallowed up when it's welded. Welding text to a shape in Silhouette Studio Draw the shape that you want to use. I… Continue reading Welding Text to Shapes in Silhouette Studio

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Silhouette Machine Maintenance

Today we are going to discuss some ways you can keep your Silhouette machines running in top order. The #1 way that you can keep your machines in good working order is to keep them clean.I know that sounds so basic, but it is the down and "dirty" reality of it.Keeping it clean and not… Continue reading Silhouette Machine Maintenance

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Let’s Explore v4 – How to Thicken a Knife Line

The Knife Tool in Silhouette Studio can be an awesome tool to add into created and editing designs. One thing to keep in mind is that the Knife tool can be data heavy because you are asking the software to reorganize all the data of the file or the area that you are trying to… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – How to Thicken a Knife Line

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Important information for Windows 10-11 users

Information for Silhouette users on Windows 10 Information published on 7/8/2021We are seeing Windows 10 users affected, but that does not mean older versions may not also see effects of this update as well. We just have not seen reports of it yet. UPDATED 7/9/21 - This issue has now been resolved by Microsoft. Silhouette… Continue reading Important information for Windows 10-11 users

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Lets Explore v4 – How to connect lines in Silhouette

Have you ever wanted to connect 2 lines together in the Silhouette Studio software? Two shapes are pretty easy with the Weld tool. Since they are closed shapes, when the shapes overlap, weld can be used to join those shapes and make them cut as one continuous line.But what happens when it's just line objects… Continue reading Lets Explore v4 – How to connect lines in Silhouette

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Etched Acrylic Coasters with the Curio

What happens when you move into a furnished apartment with wood furniture? My husband says to me, "We should have brought coasters." No problem! Pull out the Curio, pick out a couple of designs and the Curio is etching away. I may be working on the dining room table, but I am happy to have… Continue reading Etched Acrylic Coasters with the Curio

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5 ways to get accurate text size in Silhouette

Let's Explore v4 - 5 ways to get accurate text size in Silhouette Text is awesome!It is a great way to personalize any Silhouette project and the best part is that you can use any font that is installed on your computer. Not sure how to install fonts on your computer, check out this post… Continue reading 5 ways to get accurate text size in Silhouette

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Creating a Mock Up in Silhouette Studio

Have you ever wanted to see how a design might look on a blank before you cut it? Or use the exact image of the blank to gauge the size when designing?I will do this often when I'm creating a project to see how things will line up. In Silhouette Studio we can do this… Continue reading Creating a Mock Up in Silhouette Studio

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Cutting Leather with the Cameo 4 & 3 mm Kraft blade class

This class has taken a lot of time, testing and materials to put together, but it was so much fun doing so! Cutting Leather with the Cameo 4 & 3 mm Kraft blade is now released on my Teachable site with all the other Silhouette classes I currently have available. If you were a May… Continue reading Cutting Leather with the Cameo 4 & 3 mm Kraft blade class

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Silhouette Cut Complete Message

Have you ever sent a project to cut on the Silhouette and then the housing moves just a bit and it says "Cut Complete", but it didn't do anything? The most common cause of this is that the cut lines are not turned on. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and… Continue reading Silhouette Cut Complete Message

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Customize your Silhouette with this cover file

In October 2019 I released a cover cut file for the Silhouette Cameo 4. This is a cut file that can be used to cut out of adhesive vinyl and then applied to the Silhouette machine cover to customize it how you like. I've updated the cover cut files and created a couple others that… Continue reading Customize your Silhouette with this cover file

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DXF or SVG for Silhouette

The Silhouette software can open many different file types.Which file type depends on what upgrade of the software you have. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Here is how it is broken out by upgrade: Silhouette Studio Basic (free at Silhouette… Continue reading DXF or SVG for Silhouette

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New Silhouette class released – Sketching

Silhouette Sketch pens & Sketch Pen Design Class Just released!New online video class with tips, tricks, and troubleshooting for sketching with your Silhouette. I had no idea how popular this class would be when I submitted it for the May All Things Silhouette Conference. I had a limited window of opportunity right after conference to… Continue reading New Silhouette class released – Sketching

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Let’s Explore v4 – Mirrored HTV not cutting right?

Having issues with mirroring HTV and it not cutting right?Did you let the software mirror it for you and it still didn't cut right?Did it cut what was off the cutting mat in the holding area and not your design? I've been seeing this pop up a lot and I originally posted this information at… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Mirrored HTV not cutting right?

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Let’s Explore v4 – Opening a PDF

Opening a PDF file with Silhouette Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Tutorial written in Silhouette Studio v4.4.472 With the Designer Edition upgrade or higher, a PDF file can be opened directly in the Silhouette software. This is a great option… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Opening a PDF

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Cameo Pro – Print and Cut & Troubleshooting

All of the Silhouette machines can do print and cut projects. This is where you can set up a graphic image to be printed through the printer connected to your computer and then have the Silhouette cut around that shape.It uses a process called registration marks to find where the design is on the page.… Continue reading Cameo Pro – Print and Cut & Troubleshooting