Simple Vinyl Serving Tray Tutorial
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Simple Vinyl Serving Tray Tutorial

This simple vinyl serving tray tutorial works for any die cutting machine you have!  That’s what is so amazing about using vinyl.  After you’ve cut it, the techniques can be used no matter what you cut your vinyl with, even if you cut it by hand.  Vinyl, you rock. Applying vinyl to flat surfaces is…

Valentine’s Day Party Ideas & Paper Fortune Cookie Tutorial
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Valentine’s Day Party Ideas & Paper Fortune Cookie Tutorial

Today I’ve got some Valentine’s Day party ideas that are budget friendly, fun and fast!  Simple ideas like adding hearts and triangles to the straws of Capri Sun drinks can really make a themed party come alive. Photo props are super fun!  I use ’em see here and here and here!  Keep a camera on hand…

Create Silhouette Cameo Framed Great Love Quote with Amy Chomas Pen Holder + GIVEAWAY
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Create Silhouette Cameo Framed Great Love Quote with Amy Chomas Pen Holder + GIVEAWAY

I think it’s wonderful that you can quickly create framed quotes and artwork using a die cut machine and pens!  You don’t even have to be a good artist, thank goodness because I can barely draw a stick man.  Today, I’m using an adjustable pen holder for the Silhouette Cameo by Amy Chomas.  Have you…

The Easy Way to Import SVG Files to Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software
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The Easy Way to Import SVG Files to Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software

Ever wondered if there’s an easier way to import .svg files into your Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software than this?  There is!  Watch my video for a super quick tip! Need the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition software so you can import .svg files?  I found it for around $35 on Amazon! You can find all…

Should I buy a Silhouette Cameo?
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Should I buy a Silhouette Cameo?

Don’t miss this new machine >>> ** The NEW Silhouette Cameo 3 Compared to the Silhouette Cameo 2 ** There are other die cut machines and I’ve tried almost all of them but these are the ones I recommend. People ask me all the time which die cut machine they should buy.  Well, it really depends on what…

Shark Week Popcorn Box & White Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe
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Shark Week Popcorn Box & White Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe

Yesterday, my youngest son happily told me that the Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week” was starting.  Woo hoo!  I created these shark themed boxes using Lettering Delights to celebrate shark week (more about making the boxes below) and as a fun themed snack while my son and I sit down together and watch Discovery to…

52: Episode 9: How to Use Silhouette Sketch Pens – Zebra Card
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52: Episode 9: How to Use Silhouette Sketch Pens – Zebra Card

Welcome to a new episode of the “52” craft series! Today we’re learning about using the Silhouette Sketch Pens in the Silhouette Cameo.  We’ll use what we learn to make a zebra card using Joy’s Life Barnyard Puns stamps. Come watch the video below! In this video, I refer to a previous “52” video “How…

Free Butterfly Printable & How to Use with Silhouette Software
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Free Butterfly Printable & How to Use with Silhouette Software

Hey everyone!  I’ve got a pretty butterfly printable for you today!  You might have an immediate plan for how you want to use this butterfly but if you don’t I have a suggestion.  Because I love to use die cut machines for my cutting, my suggestion is to import this into a cutting software.  Below…

52: Episode 8: How to Make a Simple Card Base with Silhouette Cameo Software
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52: Episode 8: How to Make a Simple Card Base with Silhouette Cameo Software

Episode 8 of the Crafting Series “52”. Learn how to weld, scale, adjust line thickness, duplicate and make a basic shape card using the Silhouette Cameo & Silhouette Studio Software.  Need more help with the Silhouette Cameo?  Check out these helpful posts!  Need some stamps to add to your cards?  Check out the Joy’s Life…

How to Cut Chipboard with the Silhouette Cameo without a Mat
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How to Cut Chipboard with the Silhouette Cameo without a Mat

One of my Facebook friends, Jennnifer K., asked me if it was possible to cut chipboard with the Silhouette Cameo without using a mat.  It is possible!  I tried it with this recent project and have a few observations, tips and suggestions.  In this project, I’m using a chipboard that is a little bit thicker…