Caught by Design 2017: The Year in Review

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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 helpful to you on your Silhouette journey. Here’s a look back in case you missed any of them:


Silhouette Basics: Loading the Mat

Say what?

How Can a Hands-On Class or Workshop Benefit You?


Honey, I Shrunk the Plastic!

Glass Bead Magnets – Using your Silhouette and the Design Features of Silhouette Studio

Creating Design Elements from Basic Shapes in Silhouette Studio

How to Make a Layered Hanging Tag in Silhouette Studio

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

Silhouette in the Classroom: Muffin Tin Toss GameUsing the Silhouette PixScan Mat to Cut Laminated Images

Turning Artwork into Wearable Art

Silhouette Emergency Kit – A Super Simple Swap Idea

How to Make a Floating Photo Ornament Using Your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait

Ideas & Inspiration

Fabric Cutting on the Silhouette

Quick Projects for When Time is Short

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

What Mama wants…

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

Ideas & Inspiration: Silhouette Printable Gold Foil

Machines & Software

10 “Hidden” Features of the Silhouette Cameo 3

Silhouette Studio: Which Edition is right for you?

Silhouette Studio: Shortcuts to Success

All Things Silhouette Conference

What a difference a year makes…

Ready, set, swap!

All Things Silhouette Conference June 2017 Recap

All Things Silhouette Conference – November 2017 


Getting to Know: Kelly Wayment

Getting to Know: Christine Schinagl

Getting to Know: Cindy Eckhoff

Getting to Know: Terri Johnson

Creative Cutters

Introducing…Creative Cutters!

Creative Cutters: Sharing the Silhouette Fun

Creative Cutters: Sparkle & Shine

Creative Cutters: Fun with Fabric

Creative Cutters: Print & Cut, Paper, and PixScan


New class: Basics of Digital Cutting

Piney Woods Quilt Festival – April 21 & 22, 2017

Our first vendor event was a success!



A Visit to Pinners Texas!

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

The Silhouette User’s Gift Guide (Part 1)

The Silhouette User’s Gift Guide (Part 2)


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Silhouette ShortcutsClick on the image below to be taken to the post containing the download links for the Muffin Tin Toss Game:

I can’t let the year come to a close without saying a heartfelt “thank you” to each and every one of you who has visited me here at caughtbydesign.com. Without you, there would be no blog. I’m looking forward to sharing even more great content with you in 2018 and seeing where the year takes us!

Until next time,

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