How to Print Your Own Custom Washi Tape
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How to Print Your Own Custom Washi Tape

One of my favorite things to do is to make cards for family and friends. It makes me so happy to tuck a finished card into a coordinating envelope, seal it with a piece of pretty washi tape, and send it on its way. And now I’ve discovered a way to add yet another unique…

Tips for Cutting Cork Leather with your Silhouette
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Tips for Cutting Cork Leather with your Silhouette

Faux leather is still very much on-trend for making earrings, but have you tried CORK??? This natural fabric (often called cork leather), made from the bark of the cork-oak tree and imported from Portugal, can be a bit of a challenge to work with but provides unique results! Here are my tried and tested tips…

How to Cut Craft Foam Using Your Silhouette Machine
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How to Cut Craft Foam Using Your Silhouette Machine

Craft foam provides the perfect finishing touch for many projects, especially those made with ceramic tile, and it’s easy to cut into the exact shape needed with the help of Silhouette Studio and your Silhouette machine. Let me show you how! Lycia EvanoffLycia is a lifelong crafter whose goal is to help others find value,…

Double-Sided Faux Leather Earrings Using the Xyron Sticker Maker
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Double-Sided Faux Leather Earrings Using the Xyron Sticker Maker

If you’ve read my tutorials on how to make faux leather earrings, you know I love using my Xyron Sticker Maker to make double-sided earrings. But sometimes it’s hard to visualize exactly how to put them together from a written tutorial, so I made a video just for YOU! Lycia EvanoffLycia is a lifelong crafter…

DIY Patriotic Earrings (and a FREE cut file!!!)
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DIY Patriotic Earrings (and a FREE cut file!!!)

Looking for a quick project to jazz up your 4th of July attire? How about these cute DIY Patriotic Earrings? They’re a great way to use of scraps of faux leather as well as leftover bits and pieces of Sparkleberry patterned HTV. (Yes, I do keep my scraps. They’re much too pretty to waste!!!) Lycia…

Beyond Faux Leather: Specialty Materials for DIY Earrings using your Silhouette Cameo, Portrait, or Curio
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Beyond Faux Leather: Specialty Materials for DIY Earrings
using your Silhouette Cameo, Portrait, or Curio

Like so many other Silhouette projects, DIY earrings leave plenty of room for creativity and individual expression. While faux leather is still very much on-trend, there is a wide variety of specialty materials that can be used to make earrings. After spending this past weekend at the Terri Johnson Creates Spring Retreat in Woodbridge, VA …

More DIY Faux Leather Earrings – and a FREE cut file!
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More DIY Faux Leather Earrings – and a FREE cut file!

Surprise! As I mentioned in my last post, I just finished teaching a class on faux leather earrings at the All Things Silhouette Conference in Peachtree City, Georgia organized and hosted by Terri Johnson Creates. While I was at the conference, I discovered another source for faux leather. I’ve been playing with…I mean TESTING…it today …

DIY Faux Leather Earrings Using Hobby Lobby Faux Leather Ribbon
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DIY Faux Leather Earrings Using Hobby Lobby Faux Leather Ribbon

It was very tempting to title this post “The Blog Post That Almost Wasn’t” or “Conquering the Hobby Lobby Faux Leather Ribbon (sort of)”. But I’m a stubborn persevering gal, and I was determined not to let an 8″ x 24″  piece of polyester defeat me. Let me explain… Earlier this year, I wrote a…

How to Create Custom Water-Resistant Labels Using Your Silhouette
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How to Create Custom Water-Resistant Labels Using Your Silhouette

I’m not a globetrotter by any means but I do travel a fair bit. When traveling by air, I prefer to pack everything in one carry-on piece of luggage, which means that I need to conserve as much space as possible and keep all liquids in containers of no more than 100ml (3.4 ounces). And…

How to Use Silhouette Scratch-off Sticker Sheets
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How to Use Silhouette Scratch-off Sticker Sheets

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my most favorite holidays. I like it as much or more as Christmas! Maybe it’s because it takes place during February, right before my birthday. More likely it’s because I REALLY enjoy making Valentine cards and treats. This year was extra-special because I got to use Silhouette scratch-off…