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Make Your Own Birth Announcement Artwork

If you’re a regular Silhouette America blog reader (and I hope you are!) you’ll remember those fun gender reveal poppers I made for a friend this past summer. Well the baby just arrived and she’s adorable! I wanted to make them a gift incorporating the reveal flag from the party so a birth announcement artwork board instantly came to mind. Now they’ll have a nice keepsake to remember all the special moments with their newest little one. Supplies Needed: 8 in. x 10  ...

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DIY Tutorial, Kid Crafts, Silhouette CAMEO

Use Shrink Plastic To Add Fun Details To Your Costumes

Happy Halloween! This tutorial will show you a great way to add fun details to your costumes using plastic shrink material and the Print & Cut feature. This year, my family is ready for a puppy-powered Halloween, and I made the costumes myself. During this project, I also learned a lot of what NOT to do when using shrink plastic. See my list of tips and tricks here to save yourself a lot of frustration and time. Supply List: Inkjet Printable Shrink Plastic Inkjet Printer Ribbon  ...

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Tips & Tricks For Using Plastic Shrink Material

Tip One: Shrinking Equally Remember how I mentioned above about the “lessons learned tips” on using shrink plastic?  I found that the material didn’t quite shrink equally so by flipping the design to print at the ninety degree turn it stayed more proportional. Tip Two: Double-Check Your Cut Settings After you’ve printed your images and you’re ready to cut them out using your CAMEO, make sure that you’ve selected the Cut Edge in the cut settings so you  ...

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How to make quick and easy dissolving confetti

Oh confetti!  We love how festive you are but MAN you make a big mess. Luckily I have come up with a quick and easy solution for your next outdoor event, dissolving confetti! Yep, dissolving…aka no clean up needed besides water.  You’re welcome! Here’s the big secret…Rice paper!  You know that flavorless stuff that you can use to decorate cakes, cookies, etc. This is the product I used from my favorite shopping source, amazon. (afil link) There are 100 sheets of this  ...

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