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Let’s Explore v4 – Software upgrades

Let's Explore v4 Silhouette Studio Software Upgrades Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post. Software upgrades are on sale right now over at Swing Design. So let's explore a little bit about them. What is an upgrade? A software upgrade is an additional purchase that gives you a code to unlock additional… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Software upgrades

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Let’s Explore v4 – Designing in Silhouette

Creating Designs in the Silhouette v4 Software Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This project has been on my to-do list for a long while and now we are all home all day long together, I sat down to get it… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Designing in Silhouette

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Let’s Explore v4 – Knife Tool

The Silhouette Studio software is jam-packed with Tools and features that can be used to design with. One of those is the Knife Tool. In the Silhouette software, Tools are located on the left side panel and Panels are located on the right side. The Knife Tool is located on the left side of the… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Knife Tool

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Silhouette Design Store Sale!

Who else likes 50% off designs? How about a Subscription Sale - 25% off? Or are you a Credit Boost person - 10% off? Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Because I can't let the news slip by.... the Silhouette Design… Continue reading Silhouette Design Store Sale!

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Let’s Explore v4 – Installing Fonts

You found some really neat fonts, now how do you get those to show up in the Silhouette Software? The fonts used in the Silhouette software found in the Text Style Panel are pulled in from the computer programs Fonts folder. Downloading Fonts Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Installing Fonts

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How to Print & Cut Larger in Silhouette

I loved that the Silhouette Studio offers the feature of print and cut for projects. There are just some times that it is much easier to print out a detailed design than to layer it with adhesive vinyl or HTV. It also gives the project a little different look. For the basics of this feature… Continue reading How to Print & Cut Larger in Silhouette

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March Silhouette Elite Sales

Happy March! Where is 2020 going, it is cruising right along. Happy March! Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post. Each month Silhouette America has special deals for their Elite Affiliate members to offer to their readers. What does that mean? With my code SILSECRETS you can save at Silhouette America! My… Continue reading March Silhouette Elite Sales

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5 “Secrets” to Cutting Crepe Paper

I have been having an awesome time learning to make crepe paper flowers. Now that the Cameo 4 can cut crepe paper with the rotary blade, I have several bouquets & individual flowers in my studio. I just started working with this in November/December of 2019, so it is all fresh and new to me.… Continue reading 5 “Secrets” to Cutting Crepe Paper

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10 Let’s Explore v4 posts to get started

Whether you are a beginner or experienced with the Silhouette software, there is always something new to learn in it. I don't think any one person can remember every single thing this software is capable of. And speaking from my own personal experience, I think all users get in a routine of doing the same… Continue reading 10 Let’s Explore v4 posts to get started

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Let’s Explore v4 – Etching photos with the Curio

Etching photos with the Silhouette Curio I love my Curio! So much that I now have 2 of them, just in case. This little machine amazes me all the time! Check out this post - Silhouette Inspiration - to see a few more Curio etched projects. Today I am going to share my "secret" to… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Etching photos with the Curio

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Let’s Explore v4.3+ – Glyphs

If you have downloaded a v4.3 software version or higher, then you may see a few changes that have been made to a couple screens. A few icons, a few new options, etc. We discussed the new Page Setup Panel look in this post a few weeks back - Let's Explore v4.3 - Page Setup… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4.3+ – Glyphs

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Interview with Lia Griffith – Paper flower guru

Who is Lia Griffith? And why am I hearing about her on the Silhouette Secrets+ blog? Lia is a paper flower artist. She & her team develop paper flowers and files that can be reproduced by others. As well as many other crafty projects using different mediums. She is a crepe paper guru! And now… Continue reading Interview with Lia Griffith – Paper flower guru

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Let’s Explore v4 – Print & Cut Basics

With the v4.3 software released, the Registration Marks panel had a small change as well. For software version of v4.3+, there is now an On or Off on the Registration Marks Panel - find the full details on the panel HERE. If you are using a software version prior to v4.3, then you will see… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Print & Cut Basics

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Let’s Explore – Registration Marks v4.3

If you are using a v4.3 software version, you may have noticed that there are a few changes in the software panels from prior versions. One of those panels is the Page Setup Panel - Tab 3 - Registration Marks, so let's take a look at the difference. If you are using version 4.0 to… Continue reading Let’s Explore – Registration Marks v4.3

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Happy 2020 1st Silhouette Sale!

First Silhouette Sale of 2020! Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post. A month long sale from Silhouette America! And the best part (well I think so) - FREE shipping with a $50 order! Time to stock up! And to pair that with a 30% off everything sale* and 2 exclusive bundles!… Continue reading Happy 2020 1st Silhouette Sale!

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Cutting Crepe Paper on the Cameo 4

Cameo 4 - Cutting Crepe Paper Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. By now, I'm sure that you have all seen and heard about the new Cameo 4 machine. Well, I went ahead and purchased it when it was released. As… Continue reading Cutting Crepe Paper on the Cameo 4

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Silhouette “Secrets” for HTV – Beginner Tips & Tricks

HTV or Heat Transfer vinyl is vinyl that has a heat activated adhesive that can be applied to fabrics and other materials. I always recommend starting with high quality products and in my experience, you will have less headache when creating your projects. Throughout the post I will share what brands I used on the… Continue reading Silhouette “Secrets” for HTV – Beginner Tips & Tricks

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5 Silhouette “Secrets” to start the New Year

The Let's Explore v4 series continues to be a popular series and will continue into 2020 as there is so much information that can be explored in the Silhouette Studio v4 software. Find the full series HERE. Today we will explore 5 "secrets" or tips to start the New Year off right with the Silhouette… Continue reading 5 Silhouette “Secrets” to start the New Year

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Let’s Explore v4 – Overcut

The Overcut feature can be a great help in some difficult to cut designs. This tutorial is written using version v4.3.353 of the Silhouette Studio software. If you are using a version prior to v4.3, then the Send tab will look just a little bit different and you will find the Overcut option on the… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Overcut

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Scanning & Tracing in Silhouette Studio

Silhouette & School Projects *this post was created using v4.3.353 of the Silhouette Studio software My daughter came home from school and said, "Mom, I have homework and it says to do it as a family." Permission granted. Silhouette to the rescue! Note: affiliate links may be present in this post The hardest part of… Continue reading Scanning & Tracing in Silhouette Studio

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Let’s Explore the Mint & Silhouette v4

I have had this little machine for a while now, a couple years in fact. Before last weekend, I had only created 2 stamps. Why? Time - there just isn't enough time to do it all. It all started with Christmas cards and one thing lead to another. Check out my post last week for… Continue reading Let’s Explore the Mint & Silhouette v4

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Creating cards with your Silhouette

 I started my Silhouette journey as a paper crafter and that still has a big part of my heart. I love to play with paper and creating all kinds of projects with it. There is so much that can be done with the Silhouette but I feel that's it's just hard to do it all.… Continue reading Creating cards with your Silhouette

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Cameo 4 Cover & Coupon for You!

Do you remember me sharing the Cameo 4 cover cut file I created a few weeks back? If not, check out this post - Cameo 4 Cover and More! The following may contain affiliate links. For more information see the bottom of this post. Now, today I have some more news! You can now order… Continue reading Cameo 4 Cover & Coupon for You!

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Silhouette America Black Friday Sale!

Black Friday sales at Silhouette America AFFILIATE LINKS MAY BE PRESENT IN THE FOLLOWING BLOG POSTS. It's here! AND as Silhouette Secrets+ readers you have early access to grab these deals before anyone else. Use my Elite Silhouette Affiliate code SILSECRETS to get these sales starting at 2 pm EST (12 pm MST) today, November… Continue reading Silhouette America Black Friday Sale!

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Let’s Explore v4.3 – Page Setup Panel

It's new! The new v4.3 software has been released and there are a few changes to how things look in the software. With the release of the new Cameo 4, a new software update had to be released in order for the Cameo 4 to be recognized in the software. Today we are going to… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4.3 – Page Setup Panel

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All Things Silhouette – 2019 November Highlights

It is always a bittersweet feeling after a weekend teaching at an event. We just wrapped up the All Things Silhouette November 2019 Conference and it was fantastic! What is the All Things Silhouette Conference about?  It's about the people! The people who are all gathered together with the common interest of "Silhouette" in common.… Continue reading All Things Silhouette – 2019 November Highlights

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Acrylic Etching at ATS – November 2019

I've just arrived home from the November All Things Silhouette Conference for 2019 and so many ideas are hitting me. I am making notes for when I get a chance to start creating again. I wanted to share a project I created and put in the Silhouette Showcase room at the conference. This is an… Continue reading Acrylic Etching at ATS – November 2019

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Cameo 4 Rotary Blade – First cuts

On October 18, 2019 a package showed up in my mail box. My kids were excited, I was excited - we were all excited. While their excitement quickly wore off, mine has not. The new tools for the Cameo 4 had arrived. After attending the Silhouette Summit in May and learning about the new Cameo… Continue reading Cameo 4 Rotary Blade – First cuts

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Designing in Silhouette – Split Name Shirts

Today I'm going to share some shirts I made a few weeks back. Some times it just feels good to sit down and make a few projects just because. My daughter started on a new softball team this Fall season and I needed a few shirts. Red is not usually in my wardrobe, so new… Continue reading Designing in Silhouette – Split Name Shirts

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New! Silhouette Online Classes

I get a lot of requests to put my classes online. And it's been a work-in-progress and a learning experience too! I currently have 7 Silhouette classes available online on my Teachable site. These have been developed in response to requests by my students and followers. These classes are created in the Silhouette Studio v4… Continue reading New! Silhouette Online Classes

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Cameo 4 Cover and more!

Look what I did! (Read to the end and you'll find a surprise!) *This post may contain affiliate links. Please see the bottom of the post for more information. Now, usually I am not one who can decide what design to put on my machine. But, when I saw Sparkleberry Ink release this Laura's Abalone… Continue reading Cameo 4 Cover and more!

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Let’s Explore v4 – Silhouette Designs – Part 2

Last week in the Silhouette Designs - Part 1, I showed how to make designs go farther by using some of the tools in the software such as releasing the compound path, grouping different pieces of the design together, and making new compound paths to create a different look. Today let's take it a step… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Silhouette Designs – Part 2

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Let’s Explore v4 – Silhouette Designs – Part 1

Today I'm going to show you how to make the most out of your designs that you purchase. Now, each design will be different because all designs are created differently, but let's take a look at how we can make a few changes to the designs and get a different look. Last year, I cut… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Silhouette Designs – Part 1

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Cameo 4 Unboxing

Just wanted to pop in here really quick and post the video I did unboxing my new Cameo 4. Whether you have decided to add one to your Silhouette family or are waiting a bit, check out the video to see what's in the box and the first cut with it. https://youtu.be/V5ArmbTh7go If you have… Continue reading Cameo 4 Unboxing

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October special – Curio LOVE!

I think October might be my favorite month to bring you the specials as an Elite Affiliate for Silhouette America. Why? Because it's a Curio bundle!!! Maybe you've seen a few of my Curio projects or maybe you've even been in one of my Curio classes. Either way, I love the Curio and it rarely… Continue reading October special – Curio LOVE!

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Happy Birthday Silhouette!

Did you hear? If not, I want to pop in real quick and give you a heads up! The Silhouette Design Store is turning 10 years old and to celebrate they are having a 50% off sale!!! This sale is good through October 1st, so grab it quick! It's a great time to clear out… Continue reading Happy Birthday Silhouette!

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Let’s Explore v4 – Software update – POST UPDATED

UPDATE 9-30-19: A new version v4.3.264 was released on September 27, 2019 and has fixed several of the bugs listed in the information below. I have been getting great feedback that the bugs that were affecting all users have been fixed and I feel much more comfortable recommending this version than previous v4.3 version. As… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Software update – POST UPDATED

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Let’s Explore v4 – Drawing Tools

Do you use the Silhouette software to draw your own designs? Or maybe you are like me and don't feel you are creative enough to draw your own designs? Today we are going to talk about the Drawing Tools and hopefully, you will feel a little differently by the end. As I've mentioned in previous… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Drawing Tools

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Silhouette America Home Office Tour

Another one of my dreams has come true! A Silhouette Home Office Tour! I had the privilege of getting invited to the Silhouette Cameo 4 launch and they offered a home office tour. We flew directly from the Silhouette Getaway weekend to Utah & with a quick drop off of our luggage to the hotel,… Continue reading Silhouette America Home Office Tour

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Cameo 4 – New release – Pre-Order Now

At the Silhouette Summit in May they announced the release of the new Cameo 4 (check out my Summit Show & Tell post HERE) and I am excited to say that I am in Utah and attending the Silhouette Cameo 4 Launch. Yesterday we had a tour of the Silhouette Headquarters and I will be… Continue reading Cameo 4 – New release – Pre-Order Now

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Let’s Explore v4 – New computer

Silhouette users ask  "I got a 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… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – New computer

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Silhouette September Elite Sale

I cannot believe it is already September. I love Fall but the summer sure seemed to fly by. But Fall brings some exciting things. The Silhouette Getaway weekend is next week starting on September 6th. There are still a couple more seats available if you decide on a last minute crafting adventure. I know some… Continue reading Silhouette September Elite Sale

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Silhouette Curio Beginner Etching

Today I am guest over on the Terri Johnson Creates blog giving my "secrets" to getting started etching with your Silhouette Curio. Head on over to her blog and find out more HERE. If you have not taken that baby out of the box yet, check out this unboxing video https://youtu.be/bYllH6Inl3M And more tips to… Continue reading Silhouette Curio Beginner Etching

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Flash sale at the Silhouette Design Store

The Silhouette Design Store is having a 50% off flash sale right now. Which makes it the perfect time to clear out those wish lists in the Design Store or stock up on designs for the holidays. The 50% off sale is good through the end of August, so grab those designs you've had your… Continue reading Flash sale at the Silhouette Design Store

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Let’s Explore v4 – Pattern Fill

In the past several weeks I have been using the Fill Pattern option in the Silhouette software to create my own papers for projects that I needed. While I have a large paper collection, there are just times I do run into a project, that I want a specific paper for and I don't have… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Pattern Fill

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Let’s Explore v4 – Preferences – Tools

When you use the drawing tools in the Silhouette Studio software, does every click of your mouse continue to draw another shape? https://youtu.be/h3akE52tE9E Did you know that you can change this behavior within the software? Click on the Preferences icon in the bottom right corner of the Design Tab or click on the Edit option… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Preferences – Tools

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Let’s Explore v4 – Line Tools

Sometimes, I think that the tools on the left side of the Silhouette Software get lonely. There is so much that you can do within the software in creating your own designs and I love seeing what everyone comes up with. First, let's take a look at the Design Tab. On the left side are… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Line Tools

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Let’s Explore v4 – Pixscan project

Pixscan Project I get an email from my husband asking if I can make him a phone cover out of some skull vinyl he has found online. Well, of course, challenge accepted! I order the vinyl and sat down to cross this off my to list. I wanted to get it done because sometimes the… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Pixscan project