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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Create a Shaped Edge Card in Silhouette

Have you ever had a design that just kept "talking" to you and creating more ideas to be made with it?My gnome design file took on a life of it's own and one project after another came to mind. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I… Continue reading Create a Shaped Edge Card in Silhouette

Let's Explore v4, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Get more out of your Silhouette designs

It all starts with 1 design.And then you never know where it will take you. Long story short, I volunteered to provide a craft for my son's 4th grade class. He picked the design and then it just snowballed from there. One project after another. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post… Continue reading Get more out of your Silhouette designs

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New Silhouette class – Glass Etching

Let me tell you, this class was challenging. Teaching how to use Silhouette is the easy part that I can do with my eyes closed (maybe most of the time). However, the tech issues, it was non-stop for me this round. And not Silhouette tech issues, but everything else, from recording software to the editing… Continue reading New Silhouette class – Glass Etching

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New feature – Export individual files

Quick post today sharing a new feature!I had previously shared this in a post about getting a new computer- find that HERE.But, I feel it also needs it's own blog post as well. Export User Designs from Silhouette Library – New Feature! If you have downloaded the current version or a version higher than v4.4.552,… Continue reading New feature – Export individual files

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A Quick Gift Idea with Silhouette

This year I'm early. Last year I didn't get the neighbor gifts completed until after Christmas. Check out the TP Snowmen & the file I shared a couple weeks ago from last year HERE. This year, I decided to create something that I've seen pop up over and over the last few years. They are… Continue reading A Quick Gift Idea with Silhouette

Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

Cutting Issues & Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting Cut Issues In this post, it is important that you read through the entire post and all the steps are followed exactly as described or this will not help fix cutting issues.The first place to start troubleshooting cut issues is at the beginning for all users.We troubleshoot hundreds of issues daily and if you… Continue reading Cutting Issues & Troubleshooting

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2 Quick Cards to cut in Silhouette

I cannot believe it is December already!I have been trying to get some projects done that have been on my list.And time just seems to evaporate.So today I'm going to share 2 quick cards that I've been working on. And the best part about these 2 card designs is that they can be used all… Continue reading 2 Quick Cards to cut in Silhouette

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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

Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

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

Curio, Silhouette, Silhouette Projects, Uncategorized

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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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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5 “Secrets” to Cutting Crepe Paper with the Cameo 4

Originally published February 2020 - republished May 2022 I have jumped into cutting crepe paper on the Cameo 4 since the November 2019 All Things Silhouette Conference and the release of the new Cameo 4 machine. And I have to say it's addicting. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as… Continue reading 5 “Secrets” to Cutting Crepe Paper with the Cameo 4