Let’s Explore – The Curio – Getting started

There is this little Silhouette machine called the Silhouette Curio that came into my studio and has quickly grown to be another favorite tool. Now, I have to admit that the first day I opened the box, I did holler upstairs to my husband and say something like "I think I made a mistake. I … Continue reading Let’s Explore – The Curio – Getting started

Silhouette Spring Retreat 2019

This past weekend I had the opportunity to teach at the Terri Johnson Creates Silhouette Spring Retreat. This was an intermediate level retreat and not only did the attendees learn lots of new things, but I learned from both the attendees and my colleagues as well. But, do you know what the most important part … Continue reading Silhouette Spring Retreat 2019

Creating designs in Silhouette Studio v4

This week let's take a look at how to create your own design in the Silhouette Studio software using basic shapes and text. We will create an overlay that could be cut out of cardstock or other materials. I most often see these at trade shows cut by big, fancy laser cutters. But, why can't … Continue reading Creating designs in Silhouette Studio v4

Let’s Explore v4 – Puzzle Panel

This week we are going to explore one of the newly released features of the v4.2 software. The Puzzle Panel is available in the Silhouette software with the Designer Edition Plus or Business Edition upgrade. (Use my code SECRETS10 to save an additional 10% off the great prices on upgrades at Swing Design) The Puzzle Panel … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – Puzzle Panel

Tips to get the most out of your Silhouette mat

Today, I am stepping away from the "Let's Explore v4" series about software for another topic I am asked about all the time. Today I will give you some tips I've discovered about getting the most use out of the Silhouette cutting mats. As a beginning Silhouette user, I do feel you go through mats … Continue reading Tips to get the most out of your Silhouette mat

Print and Cut – Part 3 – Images

Print and cut with the Silhouette software has so many options available. The past 2 weeks we have explored using a print and cut file (Part 1) and creating text (Part 2) to use in print and cut. This week we will explore creating a print and cut file from a jpeg or png image. … Continue reading Print and Cut – Part 3 – Images

Print and Cut – Part 2 – Text

Let’s Explore v4 – Print & Cut – Part 2 In Print and Cut - Part 1, I showed how to create a print and cut project from an already existing file that was set up for print and cut. In today's post, we will create our own text and turn it into a print … Continue reading Print and Cut – Part 2 – Text

Print and Cut – Part 1

Let's Explore v4 - Print & Cut - Part 1 I love the print and cut option on the Silhouette software! I've used it for many years and in this 2 part series I will share some tips with you for getting a successful print and cut. A few weeks back I made up special … Continue reading Print and Cut – Part 1

Cards with your Silhouette

Did you ever need a quick card? Grab that cardstock and an easy cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. I used Lori Whitlock's Sympathy Card Thinking of You - Design #258278. While the card says Sympathy, it could be used for a lot more than that. This was a pretty easy card to cut. … Continue reading Cards with your Silhouette

Let’s Explore v4 – How to open an svg file

I see many questions regarding .svg files come up across the Silhouette world, so let's take a look at it. What is a svg file? A .svg is a Scalable Vector Graphic. But what does that mean to a Silhouette user? It is a cut file that you can resize without losing image quality. How … Continue reading Let’s Explore v4 – How to open an svg file