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3D Silhouette CAMEO Christmas Ornament Challenge (and a FREE Cut File) - Please Vote!

Not sure if you know this about me - but I like a challenge! That's why when Expressions Vinyl challenged myself and a bunch of other fabulous bloggers to a DIY Christmas Ornament Challenge I knew I had to do it...and I am determined to win (but I need your help!!!)

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To win you have to have the best ornament made using vinyl and to have the best ornament I had to pull out all the stops. So, my friends, I did. I decided to create a 3D cut file from scratch using the soon-to-be-released Silhouette Model Maker software and I think you'll agree...it's pretty stinkin' awesome! (So awesome, you're gonna want the cut file, which I am happy to share...as long as you promise to vote for my ornament (#3)...oh and in the meantime you will gain yourself a chance to earn a $100 gift card to Expressions Vinyl.)

PS the prize for the ornament challenge is a Silhouette CAMEO 3 and since I already have one, if I win, I'll use it as a giveaway on Silhouette School!

16 Free Silhouette Christmas Designs

It's Freebie Friday and this might be the best Freebie Friday we've ever had! I have not one, not two, but 16 free Silhouette design files for you!!!
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This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

We've teamed up with our friends over at Cuttable Designs to offer Silhouette School readers this amazing mega pack of Christmas cut files. 

17 Silhouette Christmas Tutorials, Free Files, and Projects Ideas

The Christmas season has officially begun and for Silhouette crafters there are no shortage of Silhouette Christmas ideas and projects to be made! 
This round up of Silhouette CAMEO project ideas will hopefully inspire you with your DIY Christmas gifts, decorations and more!

21 (More) Silhouette Tutorials, Tips, and Tricks (November 2016 Review)

I say it every month: I can't believe another month's worth of Silhouette CAMEO tutorials, tips and tricks are in the books!   November was another big month for Silhouette School - not only did we announce our first ever Silhouette School Live event, we also shared several free Silhouette designs, released The Husband's Ultimate Silhouette Gift Giving Guide (you're welcome, ladies), and of course shared some awesome Silhouette tutorials!
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In case you skipped class in November - check out the these 21 Silhouette tutorials, tips, and tricks from Silhouette School!

Silhouette Pixscan Camera Calibration Tutorial

I recently got a new phone and all of the sudden Silhouette Studio was not recognizing my Pixscan images. The nerve....I love my Silhouette Pixscan mat! Truth is - I get emails about this Pixscan camera calibration error all the time - but it's hard to troubleshoot an issue you've never had.  The good news is I can finally tell you how to calibrate your camera or phone for Silhouette Pixscan...because I just had to do it.

Silhouette pixscan camera calibration

Calibrating your camera for Silhouette Pixscan is a multi step process.

Best Shrinky Dink Silhouette CAMEO Cut Settings

Did you know you can cut Shrinky Dink sheets with your Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait if you know the perfect cut settings, that is.

shrinky dinks silhouette cameo cut settings

If you're wondering what Shrinky Dink is....let's just clear that up first.

Silhouette School's Black Friday Event - Extended 1 More Day!!!

UPDATE: Due to a glitch on Silhouette U on Black Friday  - we're extending our Silhouette U Black Friday pricing through Saturday at 5pm EST for both new and existing members! This is your last chance to lock in this pricing!

It's a rare occasion when we offer a discount on any of our ebooks in The Ultimate Silhouette Guide, ...and we've never offered Silhouette U at a discounted rate to new AND/OR existing members, or the paperback version of The Ultimate Silhouette Guide with five free minis...but, people, today is your day!!  For one day only (Friday) we're offering significant savings on Silhouette School books and Silhouette U for Black Friday (and SATURDAY!)

http://www.swingdesign.com/collections/silhouette-guide-books/products/silhouette-scool-book-bundle

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All membership plans for Silhouette School's exclusive premium membership site are available for 10% off the regular plan prices for the lifetime of the membership today only -
Friday November 25, 2016.
No coupon is necessary to get the special pricing.

 That means when you join as a new member for one month, 6 months, or 12 months you'll lock in the special Black Friday pricing for as long as you stay a member! The biggest savings come in the multi-month plans since the regular price is already discounted over the monthly!

Existing members can also upgrade their accounts to take advantage of our Black Friday pricing! Please log into your account and check out the information and steps to successfully upgrade here.


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The Fine Print: 
Special pricing is available on November 25, 2016 only. If the member cancels and then re-joins, regular pricing applies. Special pricing is for new memberships only. Pricing does not apply to Silhouette U gift cards

Free Silhouette Studio Christmas Tree Design from Lori Whitlock

It's Freebie Friday and just like we do the last Friday of every month we are sharing a beautiful design from Lori Whitlock!

Free silhouette christmas cut file design

This week Lori has picked a cute little Christmas tree for Silhouette School readers!  There are seriously so many ways you could use this tree - it's amazing.

I am Thankful for You! (A Free Silhouette Studio Design AND a Black Friday Sneak Peek)

Every year on Thanksgiving I take a pause from the regular Silhouette tutorials to thank all of you.  There's no doubt Silhouette School would not be nearly what it is today without all of your support. And for that I am so thankful for each of you!!!


Every single one of you!

Pumpkin Pie Kids Craft: Free Silhouette Design File

If you caught me and my two sidekicks on Facebook Live this morning we made a kid-friendly Thanksgiving craft! It's a quick, easy and fun Silhouette project that even the youngest toddlers will enjoy! 

 
This adorable Pumpkin Pie cut file was created using just a few basic shapes in Silhouette Studio...but I'm providing it to you for free. 

Silhouette Studio Advanced Replicate Tutorial for Putting Shapes on a Path

Finally! Finally I figured out a use for that oft-annoying center of rotation! You can use it to essentially put shapes on a path!


I would consider this an advanced Silhouette tutorial, but once you get the hang of it you're going to be addicted.