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Free Double Sided Gift Tag Silhouette Design File

It's Friday and around here that means it's time for a Free Silhouette Design File! This week I'm sharing a double-sided gift tag file that I created.

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It's all ready to be print and cut on your favorite cardstock. You can also make a set of them by easily duplicating the file and changing the fill color.

Secret Weapon for Applying Vinyl Decals Straight and Level

You guys know the struggle is real when it comes to applying vinyl straight on the surface, right?!  Of course you do!
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Large projects especially  - such as vinyl wall decals or wood sign stencil. They can be a huge challenge and while the hinge method to applying vinyl is amazing, there's a little gadget that might just make things even faster and more accurate when applying vinyl decals to any surface!!!

How to Make Fabric Tassels with Silhouette CAMEO (Free Silhouette Cut File)

Tassels are a really hot trend right now that's why it's great that you can make fabric tassles with your Silhouette CAMEO!
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This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.
I am so excited to have Jamie from Craft Chameleon on the blog today to show us just how to cut a three tiered tassel with Silhouette!

Silhouette CAMEO 3 Not Cutting? Here's Why!

If you're having trouble with your Silhouette CAMEO 3 not cutting there are a few reasons why. Don't worry - you don't need to send the cutting machine back, you just need to know what to look for so you can trouble shoot.

The most common cause for the Silhouette CAMEO 3 not cutting or not cutting through is a problem with the blade - specifically the Autoblade.

Silhouette School Turns 3: We're Celebrating with a Week of Giveaways!

We've got lots to celebrate at Silhouette School - namely our three year blogiversary!! It's hard to believe that three years ago this week, I launched Silhouette School as a "sister site" to my original DIY blog. Silhouette School quickly became my flagship blog and... well, the rest is history!   I've been sharing Silhouette CAMEO tutorials, reviews, troubleshooting advice and much more since.

Today Silhouette School is the largest full service Silhouette resource on the web - with 10 Silhouette help guides (and counting), a series of online Silhouette video classes, a premium membership site in Silhouette U, live events (are you joining us for Silhouette School LIVE!) and of course daily blog posts to teach you everything you could ever want to know about your Silhouette cutting machine!

For our three year anniversary we've teamed up with some of our favorite partners who have donated some amazing prizes - for you! Consider them my birthday gift to you!  Every day this week we'll be giving away an amazing prize pack -  with a total prize value at over $2000!! I mean let's hear it for our amazing partners!!!

Free Valentine's Day Silhouette Design Set

It's Freebie Friday and this week I'm sharing two cute and free Valentine's Day Silhouette designs with you!

I originally started by creating this design...but then realized my son probably wouldn't wear it.  So I figured I'd use the same heart and the same font to create a more boy-ish design that he might wear. 

Cutting Fabric with Silhouette CAMEO and Terial Magic Tutorial

The Silhouette cutting machines are gaining more and more popularity in the sewing and applique world. It's no wonder when you consider how crisp of cut lines you can get when cutting fabric with Silhouette CAMEO. To cut fabric without fraying with a Silhouette cutting machine, you need to know the trick! Lucky for you - I am going to spill it!

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Not only will you need a Silhouette fabric cutting blade, but you'll also need Terial Magic which will essentially give the fabric a paper-like texture temporarily! If you're planning on applying the fabric to another fabric surface, you'll also want to add Heat N' Bond or another iron on adhesive.

Thin and Soft Heat Transfer Vinyl! The Best Cut Settings for Ultralite HTV

If you've been on the hunt for the perfect thin heat transfer vinyl to avoid the bulk, wrinkles and 'patch-like' feel when layered - allow me! I recently got my hands on some Ultralite heat transfer vinyl. It wasn't love at first sight...but now. OMG.

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Here's the thing, the super soft Ultralite HTV - which is exclusively sold by Swing Design - may be super soft, thin and stretchy, but it's not the easiest to work with.  The biggest drawback is that the carrier sheet is not sticky - it is almost like a static cling on the heat transfer vinyl. That means the design will not stick to the backing unless it's cut perfectly.

12 Silhouette Studio 4 Wish List Items That Already Exist!

The long awaited Silhouette Studio 4 hasn't hit Beta testing yet...but it's coming soon. I can tell you that! Awhile back I asked Silhouette School Facebook followers what it is they'd most like to see in the upcoming version of Silhouette Studio guys have some awesome suggestions - and I did pass them on to Silhouette America!

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But I have to say there's even better news!!! Many of the features and tools you guys are hoping to be added to Silhouette Studio 4 already exist in Studio 2 and 3 so I thought I'd take a second and link you to those tutorials or further explain!

Upcycle Old Silhouette Cutting Mats into Re-Usable Stencils

Don't throw out those old Silhouette cutting mats...they make awesome re-usable stencils! We all need to get new cutting mats for our Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait every once in a while - but instead of throwing out the old ones or struggling to clean and re-stick them, do what you've never wanted to do before and intentionally cut through Silhouette cutting mat.

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While the sticky side of the mat may not be sticky enough to hold vinyl or paper or other material in place while you're cutting, it likely has a little stick left. And that stick is just enough to hold a stencil in place while painting on fabric or another surface! The back side of the mat is easily cleanable which means you can wipe off paint and re-use the stencil over and over again!

Free Family Celebrations Board Silhouette Design Cut File

It's a new year and if you're like me you have a list of projects on your "to do" list like finally making a Family Celebrations Sign. Lucky for you I have a free cut file for you today!

We've teamed up with Ola from Cutting Modern for this week's Freebie Friday cut file.