Free Patriotic Files for Crafters
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Free Patriotic Files for Crafters

July 4th is just around the corner! Will you be using your Silhouette or Cricut machine to do any red, white, and blue crafting? Or maybe you’re creating something special with sublimation or embroidery? Whatever patriotic crafts you have in mind, here are some FREE designs to get you started! Lycia EvanoffLycia is a lifelong…

Using the Foil Quill on Vinyl: Custom Envelope Seals
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Using the Foil Quill on Vinyl: Custom Envelope Seals

May is the month for celebrations! There’s Mother’s Day, graduation, and end-of school activities (not to mention several birthdays in our family). And since my “baby” is graduating from college this month, we have that much more to celebrate! Celebrations mean invitations, cards, and thank-you notes. Even when a card is store-bought, I love to…

How to make a Memorabilia Shadow Box using your Silhouette
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How to make a Memorabilia Shadow Box
using your Silhouette

I met my husband on a blind date. He planned a pretty safe bet for the evening, taking me to dinner and a movie. Nineteen years later, we still go on dates and still love going to movies…and plays…and concerts! And being the sweet, sentimental guy that he is, I’m pretty sure he has saved…

Product Review: SparkleBerry Ink Monthly Box
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Product Review: SparkleBerry Ink Monthly Box

If you’ve been to many of my classes or my Silhouette Saturday workshop, you know I love me some SparkleBerry! Their craft vinyl is superior to any other that I’ve used or seen on the market. The patterns are beautiful, the colors are vibrant, and the quality is outstanding – not to mention the fact…

Throw it in Reverse! (Reverse layering, that is.)
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Throw it in Reverse! (Reverse layering, that is.)

My adorable granddaughter has recently been introduced to solid foods – an adventure that has been great fun for her, but one that can make a not-so-adorable mess… To minimize cleanup for Mom & Dad, I made her this placemat, which is almost as sweet as she is. It’s easy to wipe off and can…

Ceramic Tile + Vinyl = Easy Decor Items (free cut files included!)
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Ceramic Tile + Vinyl = Easy Decor Items (free cut files included!)

I recently helped a friend with some decorations for her son’s rehearsal dinner. The event was held outdoors and she made simple centerpieces to go along with the rustic theme. To complete the décor, we added monograms and favorite quotes to 6” square ceramic tiles using permanent adhesive vinyl (Oracal 651). The tiles were then…