Here we go ….Six of my favorite Sensational Silhouette Sites ….other than this one of course. He He! 😉
You may already know and visit these websites, but if you haven’t discovered them yet, then Run – Don’t walk to check them out. Explore each site to discover the Silhouette gems that they’ll all reveal.
In no particular order because they’re all great…..
The Thinking Closet
Lauren is the owner over at The Thinking Closet and Author of “Thinking Outside The Gift Box” – which is a terrific guide to mindful gift giving, chock full of great ideas.
She is also the founder of the Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group where participants do a regular themed challenge project with their Silhouette Machines.
Over on her site she has tons of Silhouette Projects, including tutorials and Free Cutting Files.
Clever Some Day
Tech Guru Kay owns both a Silhouette Cameo and a Cricut cutting Machine. On her newly updated blog, she shares wonderful Resources, tutorials and tools for both machines.
US based readers will love her State Stripe Generator, and we all love her 7 part Tracing without tears video series. Part 1 alone has helped demystify the tracing process for well over a hundred thousand viewers and counting.
Recently Kay added another feather to her cap and became a font designer – The Arrow Maker Font is perfect for use with Cutting machines and with it you can create multiple Arrow designs for your cutting pleasure!
My Paper Craze
Mom and daughter team Glenna and Becky run things over at My PaperCraze.
As well as their own site, they’re known for regularly contributing great tutorials to the Silhouette School Blog. They generously provide the Free Cut Files for many of their projects.
They recently launched the Silhouette Life Inspiration Box, a popular subscription service for Silhouette related products, and they will be featuring the contents of the boxes in projects and tutorials.
Chances are that you already know about Melissa’s blog. She’s the Boss Lady over at Silhouette School and what an education you’ll get if you visit her there.
There are Posts every single day with tutorials, and Silhouette specific tips and info. Each week she shares a free file too.
She’s also the Author of the Best Selling Ultimate Silhouette Guide, where she’s condensed all of her extensive Silhouette knowledge into a handy E book.
Eff is the Freezer paper queen! She makes stencilling on fabric with freezer paper look easy…and it is if you follow her tutorials!
But there’s much more than freezer paper projects on her blog, it’s full of paper, vinyl, etching and many other Silhouette Crafts with lots of free Cut Files and Tutorials.
After you’ve checked out all of her Silhouette projects, take a peek at her (totally non Silhouette related) Penny Wall Project because well, it’s simply amazing!
Michelle has lots of DIY and Crafts on her blog and she’s the go to expert on making Pallet Wood signs.
Her Silhouette content is extensive and includes Holiday and Decor items and much more and what fun ideas she has. Not only that, Michelle includes detailed tutorials and where applicable, she shares the cut file too.
Here’ s her index page of Silhouette Projects
Hope you enjoyed this round up and discover some new Silhouette Blogs to enjoy. Do you have some favorites?
I’m honoured to be included on such an illustrious list. Thanks! :^)
So many great Silhouette Websites out there Eff. I really do love all the projects you do with your machine. They’re very inspiring.
Michelle from Weekend Craft says
Pam thank you so much. I am so flattered to be on this list. I do love some pallet signs. I am working on a fall one and some Christmas ones now. I just need to get them up on the site.
You’re most welcome Michelle. I’ve learned so much about stenciling on wood from your site. Not that I’ve actually put a lot of it into practice….yet! Looking forward to seeing your Christmas projects 🙂
Lauren Lanker says
Oh my goodness…WHAT a sweet as pie post! I’m just all blushy-faced over here reading your kind words about me and some of my favorite Silhouette friends. Thank you so much, Pam! (Also, I’m so late to the party, but I suppose I can blame my ignorance on my maternity leave?) You are the bomb dot com and I’m humbled and amazed by your generosity of spirit!
Thanks for your kind words too Lauren. I wouldn’t have discovered half of these sites myself, if hadn’t been for you pulling the Silhouette community together with your Facebook Group. So Kudos to you 🙂
Carolyn Biagi says
I need instructions to use three colors in a helmet to cut out in vinyl. Help
I would suggest ungrouping the design. Then working with one colour at a time: set the cut lines to cut or no cut depending which part of the design you are cutting first. Eg: say, if you are cutting in Red vinyl set all the red parts of the design to cut and the rest to no cut while you cut the red areas. Then switch for the next colour etc etc. Load the new colour (say green) Set the green cut lines to Green and the red and other to no cut….etc etc
There are advanced cut settings you can use but I don’t know if you have them available in the software version you are using or not.
Either way, There are many in depth tutorials out there on this (I don’t have one I’m afraid) Here’s a few suggestions that came up for me in search. I’d recommend watching a couple of short videos first on how others do it.
Hope this helps a little. Good Luck.
My Cameo just came in the mail and I am excited to get started!
Oh, have fun Sarah!