Creative Cutters: String Art – Using the Rhinestone Tool in Silhouette Studio
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Creative Cutters: String Art – Using the Rhinestone Tool in Silhouette Studio

As I’ve said before, it’s always a great week when the Creative Cutters group gets together! I was very eager to see everyone again after the Christmas break and having postponed our first meeting of 2018 due to snow (in Texas!!!). A few “regulars” were absent due to either illness or work commitments, but we…

How to Update your Silhouette Firmware (and why you should!)
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How to Update your Silhouette Firmware (and why you should!)

Update. Upgrade. Firmware. Software. So many terms are tossed around when it comes to discussing Silhouette Studio and the Silhouette machines – it can be downright confusing! But when you understand what each of these terms mean and their function, your Silhouette journey will be much smoother. Today I’ll help clear up some of the…

DIY Faux Leather Earrings using your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait (and a giveway!)
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DIY Faux Leather Earrings using your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait
(and a giveway!)

One of the most fun projects I’ve worked on lately is faux leather earrings. They are quick to make, relatively inexpensive, and a great way to express your creativity. As soon as I completed my first pair, I was hooked (no pun intended 😉 !). (Be sure to read all the way down to the…

It’s here!!! Silhouette Saturday: A Hands-On Workshop
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It’s here!!! Silhouette Saturday: A Hands-On Workshop

Caught by Design is starting off 2018 with a bang! Over the past few months, I’ve received several requests to host a Silhouette workshop and today I’m pleased to announce the first Silhouette Saturday! Early bird price of $149 available until January 31, 2018 Space is limited, so if you’re interested in attending, don’t delay…

Caught by Design 2017: The Year in Review
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Caught by Design 2017: The Year in Review

The end of the year is always a time of reflection for me and what a great year it has been here at Caught by Design! Since launching this site in February 2017, I’ve published more than 40 Silhouette-related articles including project ideas, tips, tutorials, and much more. I hope you’ve found them to be…

10 “Hidden” Features of the Silhouette Cameo 3
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10 “Hidden” Features of the Silhouette Cameo 3

Are you hoping to find a Silhouette Cameo 3 underneath your Christmas tree this year? Or did you take advantage of the Black Friday sales and are already having fun with your new machine? Whether you are brand-new to the Silhouette world or an experienced user, the Cameo 3 has several great features that you…

How to Make Floating Ornaments Using Photos (in less than an hour!)
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How to Make Floating Ornaments Using Photos
(in less than an hour!)

The Christmas season seems to get busier and busier each year – and that’s especially true for makers and crafters. But some traditions are just too important to let go, even when time is short. For me, one of those traditions is making a special ornament for each member of our family. While looking over…

The Silhouette User’s Gift Guide (Part 2) for Paper Crafting, Glass Etching, Fabric Cutting, and Heat Transfer Vinyl
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The Silhouette User’s Gift Guide (Part 2)
for Paper Crafting, Glass Etching, Fabric Cutting, and Heat Transfer Vinyl

I’m back this week with Part 2 of my Silhouette User’s Gift Guide and today I’m focusing on specialty items for paper crafting, glass etching, fabric cutting, and working with heat transfer vinyl. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. Both lists are loaded with Silhouette gift ideas so be sure to…

The Silhouette User’s Gift Guide (Part 1) Machines, Tools, Specialty Items, and other fun stuff
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The Silhouette User’s Gift Guide (Part 1)
Machines, Tools, Specialty Items, and other fun stuff

Is a Silhouette machine on your holiday wish list? Wondering what you’ll need to go with it? Are you already a Silhouette user and looking to try some new things? Or maybe your significant other wants to put some Silhouette goodies under the tree this year but doesn’t have a clue where to start? Whatever…

Affiliate Links – the “What” and the “Why”

Affiliate Links – the “What” and the “Why”

Today is the 4th Thursday of November, also known as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. For my family, it will be a day of feasting and football, followed by a family photo shoot, a movie marathon, and just enjoying being together. Yet another activity that has become synonymous with Thanksgiving is Black Friday shopping,…