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Christmas in July – Holiday Ornament

Why not get an early start this year? It hasn't been a typical year yet, right?This year I am creating a Christmas in July ornament! This is the Winter Bird design from the Silhouette Holiday Ornament kit. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from… Continue reading Christmas in July – Holiday Ornament

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Christmas in July – Elite Affiliate Sales

Happy July! What a year this has been for everyone! But, it's time for some Christmas in July news! These are the upcoming sales and specials from Silhouette America that are available when you use an Elite Affiliate code. Enter code SILSECRETS to take advantage of all of these great deals! Affiliate links may be… Continue reading Christmas in July – Elite Affiliate Sales

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Let’s Explore – 3-D designs with Silhouette

I love creating 3-D design with Silhouette!However, taking a 2 dimensional cut file and then assembling it into a 3-D project can be a bit intimidating. And I'll tell you that for anyone, even experienced users, not all projects work the same each time. But, I'll show you a few tips on how I assemble… Continue reading Let’s Explore – 3-D designs with Silhouette

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Let’s Explore – Silhouette Design Store Subscriptions

I've got some great news today that will save you a little bit of money if you are using designs from the Silhouette Design Store. First, let's explore what this all means. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. What is a… Continue reading Let’s Explore – Silhouette Design Store Subscriptions

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Curio Virtual Retreat – Round 2

The first Curio Virtual Retreat was such a success and we had so many requests to do it again, that it is now scheduled for August 14-16, 2020. This event is limited to 40 attendees and the best part is no travel! Right from your own computer, tv, or other viewing source. You work at… Continue reading Curio Virtual Retreat – Round 2

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Let’s Explore Cameo 4 – Tools

This question came up on my Facebook group last week, so let's take a look at the current tools available for the Cameo 4. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Cameo 4 - Tool 1 Tool 1 on the Cameo 4… Continue reading Let’s Explore Cameo 4 – Tools

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Silhouette Online Classes

NEW!!!Curio Beginner Setup & First Cuts with Cardstock & Vinyl class released. Curio Beginner Setup & First Cuts with Cardstock & Vinyl This 1 hour and 12 minute video class includes: - Setting up a design page using a Silhouette file to cut- Setting up the software to cut cardstock- Setting up the Curio to… Continue reading Silhouette Online Classes

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Let’s Explore v4 – The Send Tab – Simple

Today, let's take a look at the Send tab. It has a lot of information in it!In the v4 software, it is located in the top right corner of the program and controls everything about the cut settings. This tutorial is written in v4.3.372 of the Silhouette software. There are 4 different options for working… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – The Send Tab – Simple

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3 ways to use your Silhouette to cut fabric

Today we are going to look at 3 different ways you can cut fabric using your Silhouette machine. The technique that you use may vary depending on the easiest to use and also which Silhouette machine you currently are using. Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate… Continue reading 3 ways to use your Silhouette to cut fabric

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Silhouette Elite June Sale

I've been so excited for this month's Silhouette America Elite affiliate sale! Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. There are several machine bundles this month. Use code SILSECRETS JUNE to get these savings this month until June 30th! To start with… Continue reading Silhouette Elite June Sale

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Let’s Explore v4 – Eraser Tool

Let's explore the eraser tool today in the Silhouette Studio software. Tutorial created in v4.3.372 To start, the eraser and the knife tool are both very heavy data tools. This is because both of these tools are changing a large amount of data when in use. The computer and software has to reorganize this data… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Eraser Tool

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Layered Mandala files in Silhouette

Have you seen the layered mandala files that have started circulating? They are becoming extremely popular and I'm hooked!Coming into the Silhouette world, I was a papercrafter. What am I saying? I still am a papercrafter, but now I have so many other materials I use as well. These layered mandalas are pretty simple to… Continue reading Layered Mandala files in Silhouette

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Let’s Explore v4 – Free PDF diagram – Updated

Last year I created a free PDF document that is a diagram of the Design Tab in the Silhouette Studio software. Each of the tools and features is labeled and links back to more information on that feature or tool. I have just updated this PDF file, so if you grabbed it before make sure… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Free PDF diagram – Updated

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Let’s Explore v4 – Creating a Card

What inspires you? That may sound like an odd question. But, stop and think about it. Where do you get ideas from? What sparks the creative thoughts flowing? Have you been feeling in a slump lately? With everything going on right now, I am sure that many are not feeling like their peppy selves or… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Creating a Card

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Silhouette Weekly Free Design

Did you know that the Silhouette Design Store has a weekly free cut file? Each week it will vary from a regular cut file, print and cut file, 3D design file, or a cut file from a featured designer. This week it is this awesome 3D Flamingo Box Frame. This is perfect for someone who… Continue reading Silhouette Weekly Free Design

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Let’s Explore – 5 tips for Silhouette users

I've been seeing a lot of frustration on the Silhouette Facebook groups lately and that prompted me to create a list of the 5 most common causes that might cause this frustration. 5 Silhouette Tips Tutorial created in Silhouette Studio v4.3.372 Tip #1 - Make sure the USB cord is plugged in correctly. While this… Continue reading Let’s Explore – 5 tips for Silhouette users

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Silhouette Curio Virtual Retreat Highlights

We just wrapped up the first Silhouette Curio Virtual retreat this past weekend that was hosted by Terri Johnson Creates and it was a success! 3 days of diving into Curio projects that included metal etching, acrylic etching, leather embossing, more acrylic etching, and sketching on wood. This event was originally scheduled as a hands-on… Continue reading Silhouette Curio Virtual Retreat Highlights

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May Silhouette Elite Affiliate Sales

May! We made it! Even though we may still be at home more, we made it! I have seen so many fabulous projects with the Silhouette machines being created. Keep on creating and learning! What is on your shopping list? Last month I stocked up on Autoblades and more! Affiliate links may be present in… Continue reading May Silhouette Elite Affiliate Sales

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Let’s Explore v4 – Patterns, Print Bleed & Show/Hide Library

It is so hard to just show one feature in a post. This post started out as a one to show you how to add patterns to your designs so that you can print unique creations and use digital papers. But, then it morphed. Today we will talk about 3 features in the v4 software.… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Patterns, Print Bleed & Show/Hide Library

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Just Released – Beginner Video Class

I have helped so many users these past few weeks on Facebook who are frustrated and having issues getting the Cameo 4 setup for their first cuts. So, I set to work this week on creating a Beginner video class. Beginner Setup & First Cuts Video Course This video class is created in the same… Continue reading Just Released – Beginner Video Class

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Let’s Explore the Silhouette Roll Feeder

Silhouette Roll Feeder - Cameo 4 On the Cameo 4, the roll feeder is built into the machine with a slide out drawer on the front. Cameo 4 with built in roll feeder Typically, I don't need to use of the roll feeder so it stays tucked safely inside of the machine and I use… Continue reading Let’s Explore the Silhouette Roll Feeder

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Let’s Explore v4 – Print & Cut Specialty Media

Specialty Media and Print & Cut with Silhouette Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Silhouette recently released some new specialty media types and I think I'm in love with these new Brushed Metal Sticker Sheets. Silhouette Brushed Metallic Silver Sticker Sheet… Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Print & Cut Specialty Media

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Silhouette Print and Cut Tips

No matter what kind of print and cut project you are doing, I recommend starting with all the basics. I have several posts on print and cut and wanted to give you one landing page to check them all out at and decide which one is going to be the best for your situation. Print… Continue reading Silhouette Print and Cut Tips

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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