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Free Silhouette Design: Home with Pumpkin (Commercial Use Available)

It's officially pumpkin-everything season and it's also Freebie Friday! So this week at Silhouette School we are combining the two and sharing a design that is perfect for your fall and halloween crafting!
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I love this Home design with the Pumpkin, so I had to share it with you! 

5 Mind Blowing Ways to Use Inkjet Printable HTV

Inkjet printable HTV is one of my favorite products because of how quick, easy, and versatile it is! 

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While it's marketed mostly as an alternative to sublimation for clothing you can do so much more with it - including applying to wood, canvas, flock, and glitter HTV.  Here are five of my favorite - and mind blowing - ways to use Inkjet Printable HTV. Read this and you'll see why I say it's a must have in every craft room! 

Best Engraving Tool for Silhouette CAMEO 4: Metal Sheets Engraving Tutorial

Did you know you can get a deep engraving with your Silhouette CAMEO 4 - even on metal? 

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The trick is all in the engraving tool, the metal sheets, the cutting mat and of course the settings. Lucky for you I have found the perfect combination of all four to get the best engraving with CAMEO 4. 

What Vinyl To Use for Wall Decals and How to Apply Decals to Walls Straight!

Adding vinyl wall decals doesn't have to be stressful. If you know how to apply vinyl decals straight and centered AND you know the best vinyl to use - it's easy! 

This Silhouette tutorial will go over all of that so you can cut and apply your vinyl wall decal perfectly on the first try! 

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Open Silhouette Studio and import or open the design you want to use for the wall decal. I'm using this farmer's market design from the Bundle of Bundles on So Fontsy

How to Etch on Slate (Video)

Ever wonder how to etch on slate coasters, a plaque or a cheese or cutting board? It's really actually very easy! 

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In this tutorial I'll show you how to use Armor Etch to etch on slate in just a few quick steps! 

Free Silhouette Design: Farm Girl (Commercial Use Available)

Where are my farm girls? It's time for another freebie here at Silhouette School and this one has your name all over it! 

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And I love this design so much because when I say it can be used for anything - I mean anything!

Silhouette Studio File Types: Avoiding the Silhouette Studio File Not Supported Error

There are at least a dozen different file types you can import into Silhouette Studio - but not all files types are supported in all versions of Silhouette Studio.   If you've ever gotten the error "Silhouette Studio File Not Supported" it's because you are attempting to import a file that the version of Silhouette Studio you are using can't open. 

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This Silhouette Studio tutorial provides an easy break down and list of file types Silhouette Studio supports...and therefore which can be cut with your Silhouette CAMEO, Portrait, and Curio.

How to Use Laser Printer Sheets for Stencils When You Have Inkjet Printer

If you got an Ikonart Stencil Kit and you now have a pack of inkjet or laser printer sheets that aren't compatible with your printer - all is not lost. 

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If you have an inkjet printer, like I do, you can actually use the laser printer sheets that came with it to make custom reusable stencils. Read on for how to use the Ikonart Laser Sheets for stencils even if you don't have a laser printer (and same goes for inkjet!)...and how to save 15% off anything on the Ikonart site!

Roland BN-20A: Introducing the New (More Affordable) All-In-One Print and Cut Vinyl Machine

If printing and cutting vinyl stickers aka multi color, no layer vinyl decals is on your wishlist - Roland just announced the brand new 20" Roland BN-20A print and cut machine for at home use ... and with that my print and cut in one machine dreams have all but come true. 

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Just like the Uninet iColor 560 White Toner printer and Ikonart Reusable Stencil Kit, this desktop ecosolvent print-and-cut machine fills a need that many Silhouette hobby-crafters-turned-small-business-owners find themselves in need of for faster production and growth with a small footprint for at home use and a lower-than-commercial-price tag. 

How to Distress Painted Wood Signs - No sanding!

Achieve that aged, distressed, rustic look of the popular farmhouse signs using this sandpaper-free method of distressing painted wood signs. 

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It's easier than you think because it's not supposed to look perfect - in fact, don't overthink it! Then, in no time you'll be creating perfectly imperfect distressed farmhouse wood signs!

How to Do Bleach Shirts with Vinyl

After I shared my 7 best tips for how to bleach shirts at home, I got a lot of questions from people asking how I do bleach shirts with vinyl. 

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Using adhesive vinyl as a way to block the bleach from areas of the shirt gives a really cool effect and it's not hard to do.