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Win Silhouette U for a Year!

In just a few days Silhouette School will be expanding...opening up Silhouette U!!!  I haven't been as excited or as nervous to launch a new service or product since I put out my first book, The Ultimate Silhouette Guide.

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To celebrate the upcoming opening of our new membership site - we're giving away a free year long subscription to Silhouette U - valued at more than $100!  You can enter below (and there's only ONE quick thing to do to enter)...but first let me tell you about just how awesome Silhouette U is gonna be!!!

Free Shooting Stars Silhouette Studio Cut File Design

It's time for another Free Silhouette Studio Cut File because that's what we do when it's Freebie Friday! This week I'm sharing a shooting stars design I created.

I used the design as part of a larger design I put together when I made a gymnastics sweatshirt for my daughter. 

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The great thing about these stars is you can layer them to really make them sparkle and pop or just cut them solid without a border or offset. 

Text Won't Weld Correctly in Silhouette Studio? Here's The Fix!

Every now and then I'll run into a script font or a shape that just doesn't want to weld correctly. There are a number of issues that can cause this to happen, but sometimes a quick fix is just what you need in order to continue on with your project!

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Silhouette School weekly contributor Becky Dykes is here today to share not one, but two quick fixes.  Which method you go with will depend on your personal preference, for dealing with a tricky font or shape that just won't weld normally.

Check Your Silhouette Studio Version Now: How and Why!

It's always a good idea to know what version of Silhouette Studio you're running. This is especially important when there's an update to the software, a problem with feature or tool not appearing or a known bug in the software - since there are so many Silhouette Studio versions.

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13 Silhouette CAMEO Tutorials for Beginners Rolled into One Ultimate Newbie Project!

It's a rare occasion when you come across one of those Silhouette CAMEO projects that essentially combines all the basics...I didn't even realize this one did just that, until I was basically done and started writing this tutorial! That's when it hit me that if there was ever a single paper-based project to combine all the beginner Silhouette CAMEO tutorials - this is it! 

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Working your way through creating your own custom stationary set gives you the opportunity to really touch on so many of the most popular ways to use a Silhouette cutting machine and Silhouette Studio - in their most basic form!  This one project manages to touch on the basics of tracing, offset, adding new fonts, accessing special font characters, designing, Pixscan, print and cut, stickers, sketch pens, adding new fonts to Silhouette Studio, importing patterns and even using and importing elements of graphic design packs from places like The Hungry JPEG.  

Throughout this tutorial I will point you to other beginner Silhouette tutorials so you can refresh or learn more about the technique - and at the very end you will find a full list of all 13 Silhouette tutorials touched we on!

12 Silhouette Hacks You Shouldn't Craft Without

If you've been hanging around Silhouette School for any length of time, you know I love to share Silhouette hacks and workarounds with you.  They're the little crafting shortcuts that make crafting more fun, easier, faster, and cheaper.  They're also often times the ones that make you go "Why Didn't I Think of That?!"   


Today I am sharing 12 of the best Silhouette Hacks that I advise you don't craft without. Hold on to your hats because you're about to have your mind blown.  Click on any of the title links to go to the Silhouette CAMEO Tutorial.