10 Reasons Why Your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait Isn’t Cutting and how you can fix it!
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10 Reasons Why Your Silhouette Cameo or Portrait Isn’t Cutting
and how you can fix it!

Few things are more frustrating than when your Cameo or Portrait doesn’t cut properly – or worse yet, isn’t cutting at all. Virtually every Silhouette user has experienced this at one time or another. Sometimes the machine cuts…but not as well as you’d like. Other times the media looks virtually untouched, with no visible cuts…

How to Create a Custom Stamp Using the Silhouette Mint
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How to Create a Custom Stamp Using the Silhouette Mint

So many people have been asking me lately about the Silhouette Mint that I decided to try something different this week – a video tutorial! It’s the first instructional video I’ve ever created and I appreciate your patience as I learn. In the tutorial, I give an overview of the Mint and walk you step-by-step…

Silhouette Saturday: last call for registration plus a BIG thank-you to our sponsors!!!
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Silhouette Saturday: last call for registration
plus a BIG thank-you to our sponsors!!!

Silhouette Saturday is just around the corner and there’s only a few more days until registration closes on March 4. I am so excited to be presenting this workshop and want you to be a part of the fun! You will learn a lot and have the opportunity to make some new Silhouette friends. I’m very…

Creative Cutters: Glass Etching (and more!)
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Creative Cutters: Glass Etching (and more!)

I can’t think of any better way to spend an evening than crafting with friends. And lucky for me, I get to spend one night a month with the Creative Cutters group! Our topic for February was “Glass Etching (and more!)” with the “more” being a paper project. Several new people were in attendance, four…

There’s a New Kid in Town: The Silhouette Portrait 2
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There’s a New Kid in Town: The Silhouette Portrait 2

When I purchased my first Silhouette, I chose the Cameo for its ability to cut materials up to 12 inches wide. A few years later, enticed by its dual blade-holders and increased cutting depth, I acquired a Cameo 3 as well. The Curio and Mint machines followed soon after.  Recently, yet another Silhouette has found…

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…

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…

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 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…

Creative Cutters: Print & Cut, Paper, and PixScan
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Creative Cutters: Print & Cut, Paper, and PixScan

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is just around the corner. The year has certainly flown by! My ambitions are always pretty high when it comes to Christmas crafts and my “want to-do” list is much longer than time ever allows. Seeing all the cute project ideas on Pinterest and…