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Sticker Paper Vs Printable Vinyl: Which Should I Use?

It's not always super clear the differences between Sticker Paper vs Printable Vinyl and when to use one over the other. 

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I've used both materials, from Online Labels, extensively over the years and am happy to be able to share some tips on when to use each. 

What is Going on With the Silhouette Design Store? 2024 Update

You may have noticed the Silhouette Design Store is slow..painfully slow.  An announced May 2024 update to the Design Store as well as the Silhouette America website is going much slower than I'm sure anyone would like...including Silhouette.


It's preventing or causing delays in downloads, syncing and navigating.  So..what's a crafty person who needs designs and fonts to do?  Read on..

Two of the Best Kept Secrets in Silhouette Studio

Silhouette Studio is jam packed with features and tools - to the point you may be overlooking some of the most helpful tools in the software!

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Today I'm going to share with you not one, but TWO of the best kept secrets in Silhouette Studio which is super helpful whether you're creating stickers or sublimation images or even DTF transfers! 

Freebie Friday Goodbye School Hello Pool Free Silhouette Cut File

Happy Friday! Here is another FREE cut file for you!

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This week we are ending the school year and saying goodbye to school and hello to the pool!

Which Sublimation Paper Is Best? Sublimation Paper Comparison

Since I often get asked "Which Sublimation Paper is Best?" I figured it was time to do a side by side comparison. 

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For this sublimation paper comparison I used seven different sublimation papers, three different sublimation printers, the same image, and the same substrate.  Read on to find out which sublimation paper is best when it comes to color vibrancy, ease of use, price and more! 

Best Laser for Engraving Metal and Jewelry

If you're looking for the best laser for engraving metal and jewelry, the small, portable and powerful xTool F1 is a great choice. 

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The xTool F1 is a dual laser that includes a 10w diode laser as well as an IR laser which is ideal for engraving metals quickly and precisely.  Read on for a beginner tutorial on how to engrave metal and jewelry with the xTool F1. 

How to Apply Vinyl to Glass Without Bubbles

Applying vinyl to glass (or other non-porous surfaces like tile) can be especially hard to avoid getting bubbles under the vinyl. 

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The method shown in this tutorial can help you do just that, and all you're going to need, you probably already have in your kitchen - dish soap and a spray bottle.

Silhouette CAMEO Not Cutting Completely or Correctly (Packet Size)

Is your Silhouette CAMEO not cutting completely or cutting odd lines?  There's a default setting you can change that may just fix the issue. 

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The Packet Size setting is buried deep within the advanced preferences, but knowing how to find it and what to adjust can make all the difference in your cuts. 

Freebie Friday Congrats Grad Cut File

Happy Friday! It's time for another Free Silhouette cut file!

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Celebrate your favorite graduate with this Congrats Grad design!

How to Keep Track of Orders for Small Business (Silhouette or Cricut)

If you have found yourself "organizing" orders on sticky notes or a notebook it may be time to get a little more organized and streamlined with a free order management "software" for small business.

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Many Silhouette crafters did not intend to sell their items when they started out with their Silhouette CAMEO...but inevitably a friend, neighbor, or friend of a friend asks "Can I buy one from you?" And you have yourself a small business almost overnight with no way for order tracking.

One order is easy to remember or jot down on a notepad, but take it from someone who was in that position six years ago and now has a handful of employees..it's not the way to scale.  You need an ordering system for small business. Also take it from me..it's FAR easier to implement an order management system from the start and the Google Suite tools - all free - make it easy to do.

How to Remove a 40oz Tumbler Handle

Whether you're trying to do a full wrap laser engrave or full wrap sublimation on a 40 oz tumbler, you're probably going to need to remove the handle. 

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Removing the handle of a 40 oz tumbler seems like it should be a little easier than it is.  I'm sharing my tips so you're not left struggling.