This week I released a new video tutorial on the Silhouette Secrets+ YouTube channel on how to create a shaped edge text card. This was inspired by my Silhouette Secrets+ with EllyMae group admin, Teresa. She is an amazing crafter and I love seeing all the projects she creates.Such an inspiration to myself and other… Continue reading Shaped Edge Text Card Video Tutorial
Silhouette Secrets+ Behind the Scenes Look – Project Creation
Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This month I am participating in a project challenge hosted by Heat Transfer Warehouse. We received a box with some supplies inside and are tasked with creating a project.The rules were simple. We could only… Continue reading Silhouette Secrets+ Behind the Scenes Look – Project Creation
Designing with Rhinestones and Silhouette Class
I have a new Silhouette class that I just released on my Teachable site!!!! Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This class has been in creation for almost 6 months now and finally is out of my head and finished!It has… Continue reading Designing with Rhinestones and Silhouette Class
Decorative Metal Panel with Silhouette & Artesprix Paints & Markers
In this month's new video on the Artesprix YouTube channel, I used the help of my Silhouette Cameo 4 to create a decorative metal panel. I cannot hand letter worth a darn.So I called on my sweet Cameo 4 and let it do the work for me. I am having so much fun just being… Continue reading Decorative Metal Panel with Silhouette & Artesprix Paints & Markers
Mega Sale at 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 post to give you a heads up on the 50% off sale at the Silhouette Design Store.Check it out HERE. Sale is from now until May 30, 2023. Clear out that wish… Continue reading Mega Sale at the Silhouette Design Store
Silhouette Print and Cut Success
Have you tried print and cut with your Silhouette? It is just one of the many things that you can do with the Silhouette machine. Today I'm sharing the link to a video tutorial released on the Silhouette Secrets+ YouTube channel that is5 Tips for Print and Cut Success with Silhouette - Consistent Success! We… Continue reading Silhouette Print and Cut Success
Creating 4 Eclipse Cards in Silhouette Studio
Eclipse cards - have you seen them?This is a technique that has been around the card making community for quite some time and seems to be making a comeback lately. In April, I released a video tutorial on the Swift Creek Customs YouTube channel sharing how you can create these cards in the Siser Leonardo… Continue reading Creating 4 Eclipse Cards in Silhouette Studio
Using Graphics in Silhouette Studio to Design With – Graduation Cap & Framed Décor
Join me in the new video tutorial on the Silhouette Secrets YouTube channel as I share how I created a graduation cap topper using graphic images in Silhouette. But I couldn't stop there and I loved the image so much that I had to make myself a framed décor piece too! I share this process… Continue reading Using Graphics in Silhouette Studio to Design With – Graduation Cap & Framed Décor
Crafting with WALA Adhesive Rhinestone Sheets from Heat Transfer Warehouse
Ok, so maybe I should have called myself the "Crazy Craft Lady" or something like that.Well, that name is probably taken, but by the end of this project I kind of felt that way.... but I couldn't stop. Each time I did, I would get a new idea to try. Affiliate links may be present… Continue reading Crafting with WALA Adhesive Rhinestone Sheets from Heat Transfer Warehouse
Creating Templates in Silhouette Studio
In today's tutorial I'm going to share how I create a template file in Silhouette Studio that can be reused for future projects. In this particular example, I'll be using an air freshener sublimation blank. But, this same technique can be applied for all kinds of future projects. This is a great trick to have… Continue reading Creating Templates in Silhouette Studio
Stock up on Silhouette Supplies
Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Do you need to stock up on Silhouette supplies like cutting mats or blades?Or are you looking for a new machine? Check out the deals happening at Crafter Cuts!And use coupon code SECRETS to save… Continue reading Stock up on Silhouette Supplies
Make Your Silhouette Designs Go Farther
Affiliate links may be present in the following blog post and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Did you know that the Silhouette Design Store has a new free file every week? In today's video tutorial on the Silhouette Secrets+ YouTube channel, I am sharing how you can take a design and… Continue reading Make Your Silhouette Designs Go Farther
Silhouette Test Cut – Very Important Tip!
Test Cuts Test cut – VERY IMPORTANT feature that can save you materials & time.Any time I am cutting a new material, I will use the test cut to make sure that I will get a good cut. There is nothing like cutting a full design, unloading the cutting mat, and finding out it didn’t cut well.… Continue reading Silhouette Test Cut – Very Important Tip!
New! Silhouette Modify Panel Cheat Sheet
Just a quick post today to share the NEW Silhouette Studio Modify Panel Cheat Sheet. This NEW cheat sheet can be found as a download on my Teachable site HERE.Teachable is where all of my step-by-step Silhouette classes are hosted.Scroll down on the class list to find this cheat sheet and more! Click the photo… Continue reading New! Silhouette Modify Panel Cheat Sheet
Creating Unique Projects with Artesprix Sublimation Markers & Stamp Pads
This month I'm back playing with some Artesprix projects and boy does it feel good to create!Does anyone else do a happy dance when a project turns out? I have a new video on the Artesprix YouTube channel this month and let me tell you, while you couldn't see it on camera, I was doing… Continue reading Creating Unique Projects with Artesprix Sublimation Markers & Stamp Pads
Sublimation Camp 2023
Wahoo!I just received the word this morning that registration is now open for the 2023 Sublimation Camp! Why am I excited?Because I learned so much last year! I'll share more on that below, but first let's find out more on the 2023 Sublimation Camp hosted by Cori George of Hey, Let's Make Stuff and Angie… Continue reading Sublimation Camp 2023
Silhouette Library – Thumbnails Not Showing Full Image
Silhouette users may have noticed since the release of v4.4+ software versions that something goofy is up. Have you seen where Silhouette Design Store file thumbnails are only showing part of the image? You may see different colors, gradients, or patterns in the hidden part of the thumbnail, but it is all the same "bug".… Continue reading Silhouette Library – Thumbnails Not Showing Full Image
Silhouette Library – Export Individual Files
Did you know you can now export your personal user designs individually from the Silhouette library easily and fairly quickly? It has actually been available in the software since the release of v4.4.552 in May 2021. So it's been available for quite some time, but I don't think a lot of users know about it… Continue reading Silhouette Library – Export Individual Files
Silhouette Library Storage
What do the storage options mean in the Silhouette Studio library? I see users being advised to move files to the "local" section of the Silhouette Studio library, but you may not understand what that means exactly. What is the "local" section versus the "cloud" section? And where should you be storing your files? This… Continue reading Silhouette Library Storage
Sublimation without a Sublimation Printer – Yes, you can!
Did you know you can do sublimation WITHOUT having a sublimation printer? You can with the Artesprix Sublimation supplies! Sublimation with Artesprix This month I spent some time playing with all the different Artesprix Sublimation products and I'm sharing that with you on the Artesprix YouTube channel HERE. https://youtube.com/watch?v=VMyRbaQB7Sw&feature=shares In this new video, I shared… Continue reading Sublimation without a Sublimation Printer – Yes, you can!
Sublimation Coffee Mugs with Silhouette
I am so glad I added a sublimation printer into my craft studio! It can be an investment and while I don't use it daily, it does come in handy. Especially for gifts! If you are not familiar with the sublimation process, I have several tutorials on the website HERE that explain it more in-depth.… Continue reading Sublimation Coffee Mugs with Silhouette
March Featured Class & Silhouette “Secrets”
It's time for the March news and sharing my Silhouette "Secrets" with you! March Featured Class and Coupon Code This month’s features class is Let’s Explore v4 – Text in Silhouette Studio In this class we explore Text in Silhouette Studio including:- the Text Tool- Text Style Panel- How to get accurate text sizing- Resizing… Continue reading March Featured Class & Silhouette “Secrets”
Siser EasyColor DTV UPDATE!!!
Siser EasyColor DTV was released in August 2022 and I have been loving it! Today I have an update for you on some of the Siser EasyColor DTV projects that I have done and it is now available in larger sizes! Yay! I wear several of the shirts I made when I first received Siser… Continue reading Siser EasyColor DTV UPDATE!!!
Sketching Supplies for Silhouette
The Silhouette machines have some awesome features and tools! One of those that is fun to play with is the sketching option with the machine. Whether that is for sketching out words or designs, it can do it all! Today I'm going to share some of the supplies I've tested with sketching with my Silhouette… Continue reading Sketching Supplies for Silhouette
Join me to Create Unique Designs in Silhouette Studio
I have just released a new class and I'm so excited to share with you as we use many tools in the Silhouette Studio software to create unique designs. New Silhouette Class!!! Creating Unique Designs in Silhouette Studio - Choose Your Own Project In this class you will learn how to create all of these… Continue reading Join me to Create Unique Designs in Silhouette Studio
Silhouette Cutting Issues – Cut by Line or Fill Color?
I have noticed an increase in posts regarding cut issues when using the Cut by Line or Cut by Fill color option in Silhouette Studio. Usually it's along the lines of "My machine isn't working and is not adjusting to the correct settings I set." We can usually easily identify this issue by looking at… Continue reading Silhouette Cutting Issues – Cut by Line or Fill Color?
Drawing Designs using Object to Path & Tools in Silhouette Studio
This past week there was a question on my Silhouette Secrets+ Facebook Group and I was working on my computer so did a quick video tutorial on how they could accomplish the design they wanted.Several asked if there was a way to save that video so I re-recorded it and put it up on the… Continue reading Drawing Designs using Object to Path & Tools in Silhouette Studio
February Featured Class & Silhouette “Secrets”
Silhouette “Secrets” – February 2023 February Featured Class and Coupon Code This month’s features class is Glass Etching with Your Silhouette This is a great technique to use for personalized gifts! In this class, we use the Silhouette software to create stencils for glass etched projects. I chose to use several different shaped objects in… Continue reading February Featured Class & Silhouette “Secrets”
Retailer Recommendations by EllyMae with Silhouette Secrets+
One of the things I have enjoyed the most in this Craft Industry is meeting the people!I have developed relationships with many cutting machine users, retailers, sponsors, companies, and industry influencers world wide in the past couple years since starting Silhouette Secrets+.As you'll see below, I work with many great retailers. Today I am writing… Continue reading Retailer Recommendations by EllyMae with Silhouette Secrets+
Creating a Shaped Edge Card in Silhouette Studio
Creating unique designs in the Silhouette Studio software does not have to be hard.The more that you do it, the more comfortable you will get in the Silhouette software and before long you will be using the tools without a second thought. Recently a question was asked on my Silhouette Secrets+ Facebook Group on how… Continue reading Creating a Shaped Edge Card in Silhouette Studio
Silhouette Library Issues
We troubleshoot thousands of issues each week on social media and one of the questions we see often is about Library issues. Most times it is a simple fix if the steps are followed properly. One of the common ones we see is when a user's library is showing as "Working Offline" in the bottom… Continue reading Silhouette Library Issues
SVG Merge – a Neat Tool To Save Time!
Just a quick post to share a very neat tool that I find is going to save me a lot of time in the future! Affiliate links may be present in the below and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. What that means is that I may receive compensation if you purchase through… Continue reading SVG Merge – a Neat Tool To Save Time!
Silhouette Software Updates – Curio & Alta Owners
Changes. No one really likes them, but they are a fact of life! That is no different in the Silhouette Studio software. Today I am sharing a new change in the Silhouette Studio software in versions of v4.5 and higher. This change affects Curio & Alta owners most, but all users will notice a new… Continue reading Silhouette Software Updates – Curio & Alta Owners
Artesprix Stamp Pads & Guest Blog Post
I am so excited to share this post today! I have a hard time keeping things under wraps, especially when I had so much fun creating a project!But due dates do that to us - they make us exercise patience! I was asked to be a guest designer on the Artesprix blog for January 2023… Continue reading Artesprix Stamp Pads & Guest Blog Post
New Silhouette Curio Acrylic Etching Class Released
I've just released this new Silhouette Curio Beginner Acrylic Etching Class on theSilhouette Secrets+ Teachable site! This new Curio etching class has been designed to show how the Silhouette Studio software has changed in v4.5 software (don't worry, you do NOT need to update), but I show you how it has changed.And I designed this… Continue reading New Silhouette Curio Acrylic Etching Class Released
Silhouette Curio Chalkboard Class
This is not something I do often, well in fact, it's the first time ever!I just published one of my step-by-step Silhouette Curio classes to theSilhouette Secrets+ YouTube channel. It can also be found for Free on my Silhouette Secrets+ Teachable site HERE, if you prefer not to watch through YouTube. This is a rare… Continue reading Silhouette Curio Chalkboard Class
January Featured Silhouette Class & More!
Something new I'm starting for 2023 is a featured class each month with a coupon code for that class. This month’s features class is Creating a Custom Knockout Design in Silhouette Studio In this class, you will create your design!I show you how to download an image, trace, work with compound paths, text, offset, and… Continue reading January Featured Silhouette Class & More!
New Craft Favorite Tools to use with Silhouette and other cutting machines!!!
Short and sweet today but I'm so excited to share this with you! A few weeks back I posted about a great gift idea for a crafter.Tool Kits - check out that post HERE! I've been using the tools and I'm in love with a few in particular. This week I shared a new YouTube… Continue reading New Craft Favorite Tools to use with Silhouette and other cutting machines!!!
Silhouette Studio & a New Computer
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 Silhouette Studio & a New Computer
5 Tips to Weeding Success
This past week I was working on a very large, intricate adhesive vinyl decal and thought I'd share some of the tips I use for weeding projects. What is weeding? The word "weeding" can bring to mind different things to each person.In this case, I am referencing the process of removing the excess material around… Continue reading 5 Tips to Weeding Success
Silhouette Secrets+ changes for 2023
Changes - no one really likes them, but they are part of life! I was chatting with a colleague the other day and told them that my motto for 2023 was going to have to be "Evolve or Dissolve".I was trying to make light of it, but the reality of it is very true!I either… Continue reading Silhouette Secrets+ changes for 2023
Silhouette “Secret” to Working with an Uncolored Design
Have you ever opened up a design file and it was not filled with color or did not look like the thumbnail image of the design? Today I'm sharing a quick video tutorial on the Silhouette Secrets+ YouTube channel on how you can easily work with these types of files and why they may open… Continue reading Silhouette “Secret” to Working with an Uncolored Design