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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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