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How to Bulk Import Digital Patterns into Silhouette Studio

If you haven't been using digital patterns or paper packs for your Silhouette projects, you're missing out.

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It's not only easy to use them, they can take your custom paper projects to the next level.

Silhouette Studio V4.2: Sneak Peek of Library Updates

Silhouette Studio V4.2 remains in closed beta but a new closed beta version was just rolled out to the small group of beta testers so now I can give you guys a sneak peek of some of the updates to the Silhouette Studio Library.

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Many of the changes are new features that have long been requested by users. There's also one that's returning after a year-long hiatus in V4.0 and V4.1.

How to Put Vinyl On Painted Wood Signs (So It Actually Sticks)

This is more of a tip than it is a vinyl tutorial and it's a pretty easy one. I've been making some painted wood plaques and instead of stenciling the names and personalization on, I've actually been using vinyl.

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I like how crisp and professional looking it looks.   If you're going for a more rustic look, vinyl's not going to do it so get your paint and sand paper out...but in those cases when you want fresh and crisp this is a really easy way to get the look. 

Free Silhouette Design Set: 12 Spider Webs (Free Commercial Use License Available)

Happy Freebie Friday! This week I'm sharing twelve free Spooky Spider Web Silhouette Studio designs with you!!

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With twelve different cut files, there are so many different ways that you can put these spider webs to work!

Lock In Silhouette U Rates Now Before Memberships Increase

Big news today and a fair warning about Silhouette School's premium membership site, Silhouette U.

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We're doing something that we've never done in the two years since launching Silhouette U - we're raising membership rates to be more in line with the tremendous value the members-only site offers. have a last minute chance to lock in the current monthly, 6 month, or yearly rate before they go up on October 1.

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Are Silhouette Studio Software Upgrades Worth It? (& 2 Day SALE!)

Since Silhouette Studio Software upgrades are on sale right now for just two more days, it's good time to answer the question I must get once a day: Are Silhouette Software Upgrades worth the money and what features do you get with Designer Edition, Designer Edition Plus, and Business Edition? 

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Check out the Silhouette video below - which originally aired as a Facebook Live on Silhouette School Blog's Facebook page - to find out more about Silhouette Studio software upgrades and then pick your software upgrade before the sale ends on Thursday September 13 at midnight EST!

Cutting Without a Silhouette Cutting Mat: 3 Steps to Set Up Silhouette Studio and CAMEO

There are several reasons why you may want or need to cut without a Silhouette cutting mat.

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Maybe you prefer to cut vinyl without a Silhouette cutting mat or maybe the material you're cutting is too long to fit on a cutting mat.  Whatever the reason, both Silhouette Studio and your Silhouette CAMEO need to be set up correctly to cut without a mat.

Glass Etching Tips: 5 Ways to Get a Better Etch

Lots of Silhouette users use their machines to cut stencils to etch glass. But lots of crafters also struggle with getting a consistent and even etch that doesn't come with bubbles which cause bleeds. 

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So today as a follow up to my original tutorial on How to Etch Glass 101 I thought I'd share a few tips and tricks that I've picked up along the way to get a better etch.

Free Silhouette Studio Designs: Worms with Apple Set

It's Friday here at Silhouette School and on Fridays it means that it's time for another Freebie Friday!  This week I have not one, but four adorable Worms with Apples!!

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Increased Tariffs Driving Silhouette CAMEO and Craft Supply Prices Up

The price of the Silhouette CAMEO and Portrait machines - along with other craft machines, supplies and accessories - is going up.

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The price increase is due to increased tariffs - an import tax - imposed on imported goods from China.

3 Reasons Fonts Aren't In Silhouette Studio Font List

It's not uncommon to download and install a font, and yet still not be able to find it in your Silhouette Studio Text Style list - where all fonts are listed.

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There are a few reasons why a font would not appear in your Silhouette font list. This Silhouette tutorial will focus on the three big reasons why...and how to troubleshoot when fonts aren't appearing in Silhouette Studio.