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How to Design for Wood Signs with Slats in Silhouette Studio

I love a good Silhouette hack and this one is perfect for wood sign vinyl projects.

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A lot of wood signs have wood slats which means there's a space between each board where the vinyl basically bridges between the boards.  BUT did you know you can design a break in your vinyl design so the vinyl isn't stretched across. It's actually pretty easy.

How to (Perfectly) Decorate Charger Plates with Silhouette

It's that time of the year ago when Santa Cookie plates are a popular craft! But how do you get the design and text to perfectly fit around the rim of the plate?

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The easiest way to decorate charger plates is to first have the charger plate in hand. I got four of these gold charger plates at Dollar Tree last year.

Free Silhouette Studio Basic Christmas Design Set (and GIVEAWAY!)

It's Freebie Friday and this week I have a special set of Christmas Silhouette designs for you..and a giveaway (read to the bottom for all the details!)

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 It's a basic set with big potential...

Silhouette CAMEO 4 AutoBlade Won't Cut? 5 Things to Check!

If you're having trouble with your Silhouette CAMEO 4 Autoblade not cutting - which has been a relatively common complaint - there are a few things to check.

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Go through this check list to troubleshoot common CAMEO 4 AutoBlade issues.

How to Use the Silhouette CAMEO 4 Rotary Blade: Beginner Tutorial

One of the biggest advantages of the CAMEO 4 is being able to use the Silhouette Rotary Blade.  No other Silhouette machine is able to use this new blade.

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The Silhouette Rotary blade can easily cut materials that are otherwise difficult or impossible to cut with the traditional cutting blades.  This Silhouette beginner tutorial will get you started with your first rotary cut!

Silhouette Studio Send Panel: Understanding the (Overly Confusing) Machine List

The Silhouette Send Panel used to be the last stop before sending your design to cut, but now it should be where you start the software process.

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The Machine List in the Send panel is particularly important for making sure all other settings are selected correctly - but it can be is extremely confusing even to experienced users.

It's an issue I've brought up to Silhouette multiple times because of how poor the user experience is with this list especially given how important it is to pick the correct machine.

Let's dissect it to hopefully bring you some additional understanding.

How to Cut Craft Foam with Silhouette 2mm Kraft Blade (Cut Settings)

It's now easier than ever to cut Craft Foam with your Silhouette machine...and you don't even need to have a CAMEO 4!

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The new 2mm Silhouette Kraft Blade cuts Craft Foam like butter and I have the perfect cut settings for you.

Free Silhouette Design: Mirror Word Coffee

It's Freebie Friday and this week I am sharing a popular mirror word Silhouette Studio design with you on the subject of one of our favorite things...Coffee! 

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These mirrored designs have blown up the crafting world like no other! You see them with sports teams and all the phrases that we love!

21 Silhouette Tutorials, Projects and Freebies That You Don't Want to Miss! (October Wrap Up)

It's time for another monthly wrap up where we look at the Silhouette tutorials shared over the last month! This is for anyone who missed one of the awesome Silhouette project, tutorials or freebies!

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In October not only did we share 21 new tutorials to Silhouette School blog, but we introduced you to the new CAMEO 4 speciality blades, gave you some new tips and tricks to use with your machine and shared several free Silhouette designs. 

How to Use (Game Changing) Silhouette CAMEO 4 Pen Holder

The Silhouette CAMEO 4 pen holder is now available for pre order and they're honestly a pretty big deal.

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The marker and pen holders for the CAMEO 4 open up the possibility to use products - like the Cricut Infusible Ink Markers, these American Craft cutting machine pens, gel pens, and fabric pens -  that otherwise can't be used with the CAMEO 4, but can be used with the older model Silhouette machines.

Silhouette Studio V4.3 Page SetUp Panel Explained

The Page SetUp panel in Silhouette Studio V4.3 underwent some rather significant changes and if the selections aren't correct it can prevent you from actually cutting.

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These changes apply to anyone who is cutting with Silhouette Studio V4.3 (or higher) - regardless of the actual Silhouette cutting machine.