May the Fourth Shirts The Silhouette Design Store released this cute May the Fourth gnome inspired bundle in the store today and when they asked if I wanted to play with it, I said yes of course!My husband and I have been brainstorming ideas, thinking "outside the box". This was the perfect "team" project as… Continue reading May the Fourth Family Shirts
Free Weekly Designs in the Silhouette Design Store Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Just a quick note - don't forget to grab the free file each week in the Silhouette design store. This week is a file called Wild and… Continue reading Silhouette free weekly designs
Let's Explore v4Silhouette Studio Software Upgrades Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I am seeing a bunch of new Silhouette user's join us and there is so much information out there.Today let's talk about software upgrades. I highly recommend this.Don't be… Continue reading Software Upgrades My Favorite Features
Just a quick heads up that I have updated the free PDF diagram of the Design tab in the Silhouette Studio software. Grab the free PDF file HERE or click the image below. Download HERE Download this to your computer and open it. Then click on the blue links to be taken to more in-depth… Continue reading Silhouette Studio PDF diagram updated
This past week these spiral design have become so popular.In a few basic steps let's take a look at how you can create one. Spiral Photos with Silhouette Open Spiralbetty.comYou could do it from any device that you can access the internet and your photos. Upload your photo by clicking on "Upload photo". Then adjust… Continue reading Spiral Photo Design with Silhouette
This past year has been one crazy ride and we are still seeing the effects with manufacturing and shipping delays worldwide. It is not anything we can control, but the good news is that things are starting to be restocked! I always recommend having at least one extra blade and mat on hand just in… Continue reading Silhouette Blades In Stock
Just a real quick post today as I don't want you to miss out on this in case your wishlist has grown like mine has. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. A Customer Appreciation Sale at the Silhouette Design Store! 50%… Continue reading Silhouette Design Store Sale!
I know everyone is always looking for the "perfect cut settings".Well, let's just start with That is a myth! What you will see is many "suggested settings".Even in the Silhouette software, there are "preset settings".These are just a starting point. Why? Well, the first reason is Not all materials are created the same.You may have… Continue reading Perfect Cut Settings in Silhouette
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
I love that with the Silhouette machines you can create custom gifts that are unique to be given out. Or if you end up really liking it, keeping if for yourself - shhhhh! A few weeks back I did a post on gift ideas you can create with your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait. Well the… Continue reading Gift ideas with your Silhouette Curio machine
If you happen to catch the oops email that hit your inbox a few minutes ago, I had clicked the wrong button and the news went out live to all my subscribers. While I may know the Silhouette software and machines inside and out, all the ins and outs of blogs, buttons, html code, etc.… Continue reading Live class – for real this time
Cutting HTV on the Cameo 4, Cameo Plus, or Cameo ProTroubleshooting Are you having issues with getting HTV to cut properly on the Cameo 4, Cameo Plus, or Cameo Pro? Or are you noticing issues with the HTV feeding properly through the machine? Recently, I was cutting HTV with my Cameo Pro and was having… Continue reading Cutting HTV on the Cameo 4, Plus, or Pro – Troubleshooting
Boy this last year has sure thrown a kink in all kinds of conferences and events. I do miss teaching at the in-person events. But, we have to find a bright side to this situation too and it has pushed things into a virtual environment more and more. This means that even though we cannot… Continue reading Upcoming All Things Silhouette Conference
Creating your own designs in the Silhouette Studio software Let's use some of the Silhouette Studio tools to create our own designs. We will be using the text, rotate, offset, and subtract tools to create this design. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from… Continue reading Designing in Silhouette Studio
New Type B Tools - 1 mm and 2 mm blades releasing!Coming Soon! You asked and Silhouette America listened! Many said they didn't like having to use the adapters with the Cameo 4 models or Portrait 3 machines. Well, they heard that and created a new 1mm Manual Blade and 2 mm Manual Blade. These… Continue reading New Tools for Cameo 4 models & Portrait 3
Cutting like a Pro with Your Cameo Pro The Cameo Pro is the newest cutting machine released by Silhouette and I have loved creating larger projects with mine. Today I have 5 tips for setting up the Cameo Pro.These steps can also be used for troubleshooting any cutting or feed issues you may be having… Continue reading 5 Steps to Setting Up and Troubleshooting the Cameo Pro
Just a quick note to share 2 new Curio acrylic etching classes that I've released on my Teachable site. Acrylic Etched Coasters & Design with the Curio - found HERE In this 1 hour 18 minute video class we will go through the step-by-step process of setting up an etch design in the Silhouette Studio… Continue reading New! Curio Etching Classes released!
It's here! I finally was able to create the cover file and cut vinyl to decorate one of my Curio machines! Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I used a Sparkleberry Ink pattern called Sea Glass Watercolor to create this cover.… Continue reading New! Curio cover file created
There are so many possible things that you can create using your Silhouette machine. Today let's take a look at some possible gift ideas you can create. Each one of these gifts can be tailored to your needs or personalized in their own way. 5 Gift ideas 1 - Cards2 - Card sets3 - Custom… Continue reading 5 Gift ideas created with Your Silhouette machine
Have you seen the classes that Silhouette and Michael's have been hosting online? I've been attending the Silhouette and Michael's online classes when I see one that is of interest. In the most recent one that I attended, Kelly Wayment with Finding Time to Create showed how to create some simple cards by using sketch… Continue reading Sketching with Silhouette
Let's Explore v4 - Draw a Note Did you know that you can add a note to your Silhouette file? This option has been in the software for awhile, but depending on what version you are using, it may work better in later versions. In the current v4.4 software version, it does seem to be… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Draw a Note
QAT – Quick Access Tool bar The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) is quick way to access many of the panels on the right side of the Silhouette software. I am more comfortable using the panels on the right because I like the expanded window and am just not in the habit of using the quick… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
Just a quick note to pop in and share the first sale of the year from Silhouette America.I wish all of you a Happy 2021! Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. From January 15th - February 14th take advantage of the… Continue reading Silhouette Elite Affiliate Sale
This idea was born off of a message a group member sent me asking about a file. I shared how I created the original prototype using the tools in the Silhouette software in this postDesigning in Silhouette - Snowman Pieces. But, I just couldn't stop with that one and thought I could add my own… Continue reading Building a TP Snowman with Silhouette
Let's Explore v4 - Saving a file as a svg from Silhouette Did you know that you can save a file as an svg file directly from the Silhouette Studio software if you have the Business Edition upgrade? So first, what is a svg file? A .svg is a Scalable Vector Graphic.This means that it… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Save As a Svg file
Designing in Silhouette So you want to learn to design in the Silhouette software?I see user's asking how to create their own designs in Silhouette often. And it can be done. The more familiar you can become with the tools in the software, the easier things will be for you to create designs.The more you… Continue reading Designing in Silhouette – Snowman pieces
I've shared a few glimpses of this DIY stand/table that we've been in the process of creating for the Cameo Pro. And it's now finished - whew!Let me tell you, writing the instructions, filming the video, and writing the blog post took twice as long as actually building the stand. Whether you are considering building… Continue reading Silhouette Cameo Pro DIY Stand/table
This year has definitely been an interesting one. I haven't really felt like pulling all of the Christmas decorations out, but still wanted to do something. While cruising on Pinterest one night, I saw this and thought it would be perfect for a bit different look on our buffet in our dining area this year.… Continue reading Holiday decor with Silhouette
A few weeks back I shared how I created a custom gift wrap in Silhouette Studio with just a few basic supplies. Check out that post HERE. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Today, let's take a look at how I… Continue reading Designing a custom tag created in Silhouette Studio
There are several reasons that a svg file may not open directly into Silhouette Studio. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. 1 - To open svg files, the Designer Edition upgrade or higher is required to "unlock" this feature. Getting the… Continue reading Reasons svg files are not opening in Silhouette
In the Let's Explore v4 series we have covered Line Tools, Drawing tools, and Flexishape Tools available in the Silhouette software. Today we are going to look at the Freehand drawing tools that are available. Who can freehand draw? Well, typically not me, but it can come in handy for certain projects. My freehand drawing… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Freehand Drawing Tools
Today we are going to talk about etching with the Silhouette machines. I am seeing a lot of questions regarding which Silhouette machines can etch and we are going to get into some of the nitty gritty details about it. Which Silhouette machine is designed for etching? The Silhouette Curio is designed for etching.It is… Continue reading Etching with your Silhouette machine
The Silhouette Studio software is so powerful in what it can do and what you can create with it. The biggest limit is YOU! The more time you take to learn about the Silhouette software and how to do things in it, the more you can expand your skills and apply those to your future… Continue reading Custom Gift Wrap with Silhouette
Let me just start off with saying – I hate painting. I hate waiting for it to dry!I hate that you have to do it in so many stages! I hate when it doesn’t turn out! But I gave it another go! I really did try.I’ve been doing a lot of painting and I still… Continue reading Silhouette Project Fail or Success? Both?
Lots of great Black Friday sales happening!If you are in need of some supplies to use with your Silhouette check out the fullBlack Friday landing page HERE or at the top of the blog. I don't want you to miss out on these great savings to stock up if you need it! Affiliate links may… Continue reading Black Friday Sales continue…..
It's that time of year - Black Friday sales and as a Silhouette Elite Affiliate that means I get to bring you the specials a bit early. Starting today, Tuesday at 8 am MST, the Silhouette Black Friday sale goes live when you enter my code SILSECRETS at checkout.Sale ends on December 7th, but don't… Continue reading Silhouette Black Friday Elite sale – code SILSECRETS
This week I released 2 new classes on my Teachable site.A Silhouette print & cut class and a Curio metal etching placement class! Here are the details of each class: Silhouette Print and Cut - Basics to Design Files to Troubleshooting Join me in 2+ hours of video course that covers Silhouette Print & Cut… Continue reading Silhouette Classes – 2 new classes released!!!
Yes, you read that right. Gunpowder wood-burning! I was first introduced to this technique by my friend Kat G. last year when she submitted it for a class at the All Things Silhouette Conference. Once I told my husband about it we started looking into it a little bit more and found there are many… Continue reading Wood-burning with Gunpowder & Silhouette
So now the new Cameo Pro has been released and I know many of you have been waiting on this! Now what? With the release news of this new 24” cutting machine, I have a few tips to share after testing it the last few weeks. I found that there were several tools that came… Continue reading Cameo Pro Tips – Must Have Tools & Materials
When I first learned I would be getting the Cameo Pro 24” cutting machine, I started out by making a list of projects that I would want to create, started gathering large wood blanks, and started looking through my Silhouette designs in order to decide what I wanted to create. I don’t know about you,… Continue reading Maker’s Sign with the Cameo Pro
Cameo 4 Pro New Features I’m so excited to be able to bring this to you and let you know the new features that the Cameo 4 Pro machine has available. First, here is an unboxing video of the Cameo 4 Pro. When I watched the replay of the video I had to laugh because… Continue reading Cameo 4 Pro New Features
It’s here! It’s finally here! I know some of you are thinking that right now. But, guess what, it’s even better than originally thought. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Sponsored post. The Cameo Pro is a 24” cutting machine. Already… Continue reading Just released!!! Cameo Pro 24” cutting machine
If you have been around the Silhouette software for awhile, you may or may not have noticed that there was a change in the software. This change seemed to happen overnight and it's not one that would severely impact a user, but you may see the differences in tutorials.With the release of v4.2.479, the Sketch… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Line Effects
Have you seen these new fun designs called Color Fonts? I say "new" but they have been around for quite awhile. These have become very popular in the past year or so and the Silhouette Design Store has quite a selection of them. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Color Fonts
The first thing I'll say is I don't like painting very much. And I have been doing a lot of painting. I am not a patient person in some areas. And watching and waiting for paint to dry is one of them. But, I cannot wait to show you all the projects happening behind the… Continue reading DIY Halloween Decor with Silhouette
As I write this post, it is Friday. And I need Friday! It's been a long week and sometimes I just sit down and the only thing I want to do it turn my brain off and scroll through the new designs in the Silhouette Design Store. No thinking, no schedules, no late assignment notifications… Continue reading Silhouette – Friday Favorites
I am excited for this month and can't wait to show you what I've been working on behind the scenes!!! It has been such a wild and crazy year that I decided to decorate our yard for October this year. What started as a little idea has grown as they usually do. Look for more… Continue reading Happy October!
There is nothing worse then when I see someone comment that they didn't see the Facebook notification or post and missed out on a sale.So a quick post so you don't miss this! Ends October 3rd! Happy Birthday Silhouette! Let's celebrate! Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon… Continue reading Happy 11th Birthday Silhouette!
I often see posts or comments on files from the Silhouette Design Store that open up like this. Blog post written in Silhouette Studio v4.3.372Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Why? Why does it open with no color?Why are all the… Continue reading Let’s Explore – Silhouette Layered files