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5 Gift ideas created with Your Silhouette machine

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 – Cards
2 – Card sets
3 – Custom Etched projects
4 – Glass block décor
5 – Custom t-shirts with HTV

I’ve provided more details on each project below such as examples, supply lists, and resources. Perfect to get started with gifts for the year!

Gift idea details

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1 – Cards

The great part about cards is anyone can do it!
They can be simple 2 color cards or range up in complexity.

A hand-made card is a special gift, no matter if the recipient appreciates that or not. It is because you created it! You used your time & talent to create it!

Supplies used:
Michael’s Recollection cardstock
Close to My Heart cardstock
– any high quality cardstock will work, cut settings may vary by brand
Scrapbook EZ Runner tape runner
Scrappy Tape or Score Tape
Xyron Sticker Maker
Glue Dots
Foam Tape
– I use a variety or combination of whatever is best for the project
Assorted Embellishments or Tools as needed
Silhouette sketch pens*
Watercolor pencils*
Water brush*
*used in the sketch cards above

You can use as little or as much as you want on the cards.

Cards with your Silhouette
Cutting Cards with the Silhouette
Creating Cards with Your Silhouette – Free Z-fold card cut file
Let’s Explore v4 – Creating a Card – Free Fancy Fold Flip Card cut file
A Fun Card with Silhouette
Sketching with Silhouette

2 – Card sets

Need a special gift for someone who has everything.
A set of Thank You cards or Birthday cards might be the perfect idea!

Make a custom card box for the cards to be stored and gifted in to add to it.

Supplies used:
Floral Border Sketch by Silhouette – Design #67187
Sketched Florals by Silhouette – Design #334152
Sketch font of your choice
A2 Card Envelope box by Lori Whitlock – Design #315108
– Cardstock and Adhesive – *see card details above for suggestions

3 – Custom Etched Projects

Etched glass

Etched slate serving tray

Supplies used:

– Glass coffee mug from Target
– Glass candle holders from Dollar Tree
– Slate:
Serving tray in photo above from Johnson Plastics Plus
Other slate: Cheese board, hexagon coasters, circle coasters also can be found on Amazon
Etchall Etching cream
Some use Armour Etch, but I prefer Etchall and get a perfect etch each time. I have used Armour Etch in a pinch and it was ok, but highly recommend using in a well ventilated area for either.
– Oracal 651, 631, or Oramask 813 for stencil
– Transfer tape
Adhesive vinyl and transfer tape can be found at:
Expressions Vinyl, Heat Press Nation, Silhouette America or Swing Design
Pretty much anything that can stick and seal well so the etching cream does not seep underneath can be used as a stencil

Designs used:
Glass Etched designs:
Coffee Pulse by Sophie Gallo – Design #149882
Yay Coffee by Dawn Nicole Designs – Design #188578
Shells by Tanya Batrak – Design #205625
1 Piece Flower by Samantha Walker – Design #7833
Etched Slate designs:
Eat Drink and Be Thankful by Jillibean Soup – Design #280222
Monogram Family 6 by Lori Whitlock – Design #271080

Step-by-step Glass Etching Class on Teachable

4 – Glass block décor

Supplies used:
– Glass blocks from Hobby Lobby or other (these have a hole to insert objects inside)
– Adhesive Vinyl and transfer tape
Adhesive vinyl and transfer tape can be found at:
Expressions Vinyl, Heat Press Nation, Silhouette America or Swing Design

Designs Used:
Uncork & Unwind Phrase by Kolette Hall – Design #142100
I Saved Some Wine Today Phrase by Kolette Hall – Design #131228

Layering Vinyl
Layered Vinyl decal for a teacher gift
Layered Vinyl Acrylic Ornament
Creating a Vinyl Decal & Layering Adhesive Vinyl class on Teachable

5 – Custom shirts with HTV

Here are a few shirts I created for family members. Having the ability to customize and create designs in the Silhouette software is a big plus.

These VooDoo designs had jumped in my cart at some point in the past and it was perfect for a couple family members having surgery and who have chronic pain.
They loved them!

Supplies used:
– Shirts
– Siser HTV
Can be found at the following retailers:
Expressions Vinyl, Heat Press Nation, Michaels or Swing Design

Designs used:
LW Love Letters Font by Lori Whitlock – Design #240682
Smiley Face Whatever by Loni Stevens – Design #8114 with a yellow circle behind it
Magnolia Flower by Sophie Gallo – Design #341162
Voodoo Doodles by Jamie Lane Designs – Design #332386
CG Create Font by Carina Gardner – Design #290474

Silhouette “Secrets” Beginner HTV Tips & Tricks
Subtracting Text for HTV
Cutting & Layering HTV in Silhouette Studio Class on Teachable
Creating a Knockout Design with HTV – Bonus Subtracting HTV Class on Teachable

Whether you go big or go small, the ability to create a custom or handmade gift with your Silhouette is awesome!

I always see user’s frantically creating gifts at the end of the year for the holidays, but why not start now. Use these gift ideas for birthdays, anniversaries, house warming gifts, and holiday gifts as well!

I would love to see what you create with your Silhouette!
Feel free to post on my Facebook group
Silhouette Secrets with EllyMae.
If you have questions feel free to post below or on the Facebook group too!

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3 thoughts on “5 Gift ideas created with Your Silhouette machine”

  1. Hello, what is the paper weight of the CTMH card stock? What are the cutting settings for the Cameo 4?

    thank you




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