Cupcake wrappers – Free Silhouette Download!

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I realize I’ve been sitting here with all these files on my computer, and I haven’t bothered sharing them! I’ll be a little bit better about that in the future. ;) Here you go, two different kinds of cupcake wrappers! They’re sized to fit standard cupcakes. If you need them for larger or smaller cupcakes, you can resize.

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Silhouette Cameo Tutorial: How to Trace an Image

I’ve had a few requests to make cutable files for my readers because they’re not sure how to do it themselves. Usually I just search around the internet a bit and send them whatever tutorial I can find on it, but I figured I may as well make one of my own! This is my first tutorial of this kind, so I hope it’s easy enough to follow along! If you have any suggestions for Silhouette Cameo tutorials, please let me know in the comment section so I can make one for you.

Go to Google or you favorite search engine, and search for whatever it is you’re looking for. I decided to use a cupcake for my example.

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Click on “images” to do an image search.

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Find the image you want to trace, right click, and save.

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Open your image in Silhouette Studio.

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Zoom in so it fills your screen. Depending on what size the image is when you open it, you may need to resize.

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Click on the tracing tool in the upper right hand portion of the screen.

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Click the button to activate the tool.

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Draw a box around the item you want to trace.

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You can mess with the threshold and see how it affects your image, and decide what numbers to keep it at.

Now you have two options. You can either trace around the outside of the object, or do a full trace, which will catch the detail on the inner portion of the object.

Here is an outer trace.

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And here is a full trace.

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And that’s how you trace an image! Next I’ll show you how to edit a traced image to clean it up, make modifications, and much more! I hope this was helpful.

If you have an tips or requests, please leave them in the comments!

Wash Your Hands Vinyl Decal – Free Silhouette Cameo Download!

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I finally broke out my Cameo. It’s been packed up since we moved here. Right now we’re sleeping in the room that will be our office, since we’ll start remodeling the attic soon to be our bedroom. It’s driving me nuts not having an office! But I couldn’t wait that long to break out my Cameo and get it set up. Here is the first of many vinyl decals!

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Santa Advent Calendar – Free Silhouette Download!

I found this adorable Santa Advent Calendar printable through Pinterst, and decided to give it a little pizzaz. I worked a little magic with Silhouette Studio and made it to be cut with my Silhouette! Enjoy!

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You can also snag the printable version of this at her blog.

The words that go with it:

“Santa’s beard is very bare

On his chin, there is no hair

So each day add a puff of white

And when it’s full, he’ll come that night.”

You add a cotton ball on each number as they days go by, ending on Christmas Eve.

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Easy Christmas Craft: Snowman Fridge

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Happy almost December! It’s officially after Thanksgiving, which means time to gear up for Christmas! Today the kids and I broke out the Christmas tree, lights, and Nativity. Emma watched the Veggie Tales Christmas special and we listened to Christmas music. And we even got our first snow flurries today!

I’ve seen this snowman craft online before, and it’s SO easy! Emma had lots of fun helping me with this one.

You start with black circles. You can use black paper and tape if you’d like, but since I’ve got my Silhouette, I just used vinyl. Plus, vinyl is sturdier than construction paper, and the kids will have a harder time destroying it.

I used 2 large circles, about 4 inches in diameter; and about 12 smaller circles, about 2 inches in diameter. The nose and scarf were just cut out of craft paper and taped on. And the hat is held on with little fridge magnets. The prep work for the project only took 10 minutes or so. Quick, simple, and the kids love it! It also looks adorable and not too tacky. ;)

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Scalloped french manicure – FREE DOWNLOAD!


I saw something on Pinterst a while ago that involved using your Silhouette to make nail art. This sparked a lot of ideas! Why not do a fancy french manicure with it? I designed these just for that. The size is made to fit my toe nails, but if you cut it out and find that the sizes are off, you can adjust each individual nail.

Cut out the design with your silhouette with the desired color vinyl. Check the sizes and make sure they’ll fit.

Paint a base layer on your nails. Once it’s dry, place the stickers on each nail where they need to be.

Cut off the excess vinyl off the tip, file, and add a top coat.

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I also decided to try out a glitter fade style, and I love how it turned out!