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Happy Birthday Candles for Dad

Happy Birthday Candles for Dad

A cardstock project
Free Dad SVG & Silhouette file

Mes Fleurs (my flowers) Wall Decal

Mes Fleurs (my flowers) Wall Decal

Cut from temporary vinyl and applied to a wall
Free SVG & Silhouette files

Mr. Iguana: How to Apply an Over-the-Shoulder HTV Design

Mr. Iguana: How to Apply an Over-the-Shoulder HTV Design

Two-color heat transfer vinyl
How to apply a design over the shoulder
Free SVG & Silhouette Iguana cut files

Halloween Mini Pumpkin Garland

Halloween Mini Pumpkin Garland

Cut from cardstock
How to find good cardstock settings on the SIlhouette
Link to tutorial on how to design your own pumpkin & faces
FREE Silhouette & SVG files

Ray Bradbury Bee Quote Book Bag

Ray Bradbury Bee Quote Book Bag

Metalic Heat Transfer Vinyl
How to tell which side of HTV goes on the mat
Free SVG & Silhouette cut files

Customizable Wall Decal

Customizable Wall Decal

Temporary adhesive vinyl to apply to a wall
Step-by-step instructions to add your own name
Step-by-step instructions to cut without a mat
Step-by-step instructions on how to apply to the wall
Link to the free font
FREE "How to apply a wall decal" pdf file
FREE SVG & Silhouette cutting files for the heart doodads

Happy Birthday Gift Bag

Happy Birthday Gift Bag

Adhesive vinyl on a Kraft gift bag
How to layer vinyl (a gentle introduction)
FREE SVG & Silhouette cut files

The Struggle is Real Toddler Shirt

The Struggle is Real Toddler Shirt

Heat transfer vinyl (HTV) applied to a T-shirt
FREE SVG & Silhouette cut files

From Post-it Note to Pillow

From Post-it Note to Pillow

Heat transfer vinyl on an Ikea cushion cover
How to clean up traced handwriting so it will cut well
Full Silhouette tutorial

Silly

Silly "Go Jump in the Lake" Cushion

Heat transfer vinyl on an Ikea cushion cover
How to change the hand direction
FREE SVG & Silhouette cut files & full instructions

Smiley Face

Smiley Face

Cut from Con-Tact paper
For when your husband creates an eyesore
FREE Silhouette & SVG files

Large Creativity Wall Decal

Large Creativity Wall Decal

Cut from temporary (removable) adhesive vinyl
How to divide a long design to cut and reassemble properly
How to use the Silhouette 12" x 24" mat
How to cut without a mat
How to apply a large decal to the wall...and get it on straight
FREE Silhouette & SVG files

DIY Stenciled Door Mat

DIY Stenciled Door Mat

Paint on bristly coir mat (crisp edges!)
Vinyl stencil
Full tutorial
FREE Silhouette cut file

The Man, The Myth, The Legend T-shirt

The Man, The Myth, The Legend T-shirt

Cut from heat transfer vinyl
Tutorial on how to personalize the name
How to design with flourishes and lines
The best weeding font ever
FREE Silhouette and SVG files

Book Folding

Book Folding

A show & tell of initials, simple designs, words, and more all folded into the pages of a book.

Does This Ring Make Me Look Engaged? Travel Mug

Does This Ring Make Me Look Engaged? Travel Mug

Adhesive vinyl on stainless steel travel mug.
FREE Silhouette cut file

Valentine Doilies

Valentine Doilies

FREE Silhouette cut file with 7 different doily designs
Cardstock tips & tricks
Silhouette Studio tutorial to create your own circular design
Super easy, rotation & center of rotation tools = automatic
What to do with what's left on the mat

Dog/Cat Cuddling T-shirt Designs

Dog/Cat Cuddling T-shirt Designs

Apply in heat transfer vinyl
Completely customizable with any wording
Interchangeable dog and cat designs
FREE Silhouette cut file, free font, full tutorial suitable for beginners

10 Stocking Stuffers to make with your Silhouette

10 Stocking Stuffers to make with your Silhouette

Cut from vinyl, HTV, cardstock...a variety of ideas
All genders, all ages
FREE Silhouette cut files for all of them

Sparkly Candle Doily

Sparkly Candle Doily

Cut from glitter adhesive vinyl
Sits on a pedestal candle holder under the candle
Cut vinyl *and* backing for reuse

Light Switch Cats

Light Switch Cats

Cut from temporary adhesive vinyl
Apply to wall overlapping the switch plate
Peels off without destroying the wall
FREE Silhouette cut file

Travel Bottle Labels

Travel Bottle Labels

Cut from permanent adhesive vinyl
S for Shampoo, C for Conditioner
FREE Silhouette cut file with 4 font styles

Christmas Gift Tags ... 4 ways

Christmas Gift Tags ... 4 ways

Cut from cardstock
5 designs
How to cut cardstock cleanly
How to remove cardstock from the mat without curling the cardstock
How to use them 4, no,make that 5 ways
FREE Silhouette cut file

Last Minute Silhouette Christmas Decor Ideas

Last Minute Silhouette Christmas Decor Ideas

Quickie ideas to slip in between the items on the Christmas To Do List
FOUR ideas...for walls, mirrors, doors, and table
FREE Silhouette cut files for all of them

Wood Slice Snowman Christmas Tree Decoration

Wood Slice Snowman Christmas Tree Decoration

Easy to make
Polymer clay nose & eyes
Full instructions

"Merry Christmas" Banner Card

Made from cardstock and adhesive vinyl
Cool 3D banner on front...it hangs freely
FREE Silhouette cut file

Simple, Quickie Christmas Card on the Silhouette

Simple, Quickie Christmas Card on the Silhouette

Cardstock & HTV (or adhesive vinyl)
Really quick & easy to make
Circles in tree shape cut from card front
A peek into the design process
FREE Silhouette cut file

Baby Onesies

Baby Onesies

Heat transfer vinyl (HTV
Two different designs
How to hollow out a font to add interest and emphasis
Free Silhouette cut files

Socks with Messages

Socks with Messages

Heat transfer vinyl (HTV) on sock bottoms
When feet up, messages can be read across the room
A quick, easy, inexpensive & fun gift
Great to personalize for hard-to-buy-for folks
FREE SVG and Silhouette cut files with SEVEN sayings

Halloween Hershey's Kiss Holder

Halloween Hershey's Kiss Holder

A quick and yummy cardstock project
The perfect size to slide in a single Hershey's Chocolate Kiss
How to make invisible score lines to fold accurately
How to prevent your blade from picking up bits
A cheater print & cut method to use included patterns
FREE Silhouette cut file

Lots of Labeling Projects

Lots of Labeling Projects

A show & tell of random labeling projects around the house
Links to free Silhouette cut files & tutorials
Recycling, soap & lotion, craft supplies, and more

Customized Kitchen Labels

Customized Kitchen Labels

An adhesive vinyl project
Make your own custom labels for mason jars and others
Silhouette tutorial on customizing shape, size, font
Tips on how to weed and apply in the right place

Lake Life #nailedit Stenciled Stool

Lake Life #nailedit Stenciled Stool

Paint stenciled on wooden stool top
Vinyl stencil
How to avoid paint bleeding under the stencil
Center Hinge Method to get stencil on straight (easy!)
How to get a mottled worn look
FREE Silhouette cut file

Music Notation Stencil Art

Music Notation Stencil Art

Wall paint stenciled on fabric
Freezer paper stencil
Full instructions
Tips and tricks for freezer paper and large scale designs
FREE Silhouette cut file with 16 ready-to-cut music symbols

Inspirational Pillow

Inspirational Pillow

Heat transfer vinyl on cushion cover
...or T-shirt or mug or art or ???
FREE Silhouette cut file

Happy Birthday Banner Card

Happy Birthday Banner Card

Made from cardstock and adhesive vinyl
Cool 3D banner on front
Free Silhouette cut file

Dancing in the Kitchen Glass Cutting Board

Dancing in the Kitchen Glass Cutting Board

A Silhouette quickie gift
Vinyl on glass
How to layer the vinyl colors perfectly
How to apply the design exactly where you want it
A peek into the design process...that frame started out very different
FREE Silhouette cut files so you can make your own

Starfish Nursery

Starfish Nursery "Love you more than..." Saying in Etched Glass Frame

Nursery decor...great baby shower gift
Cut saying from cardstock
Etched starfish on the inside of the picture frame glass
Full instructions
Tips & tricks for cutting & transferring cardstock
How to avoid brush strokes on painted mats
FREE Silhouette files for background, saying & glass etching stencil

Monogrammed Pencil Cases

Monogrammed Pencil Cases

How to apply HTV to awkward non-flat surfaces
Tips & Tricks
How to avoid zippers, buttons and other meltable hazards

Easter Mini Bunny Garland

Easter Mini Bunny Garland

2" bunnies cut from cardstock
Ear slits make the bunnies easy to thread
Peek into the design process - a tutorial in Silhouette Studio
FREE Silhouette files for bunnies and "Happy Easter"

15 Paper Easter Baskets to Make

15 Paper Easter Baskets to Make

All shapes...bunny, egg, round square, daffodil, etc.
Make from cardstock
All with links to free files to cut on the Silhouette, other machines or by hand

Doctor Who Gallifreyan Name Tag -

Doctor Who Gallifreyan Name Tag - "Hello, my name is..."

Personalized name tag in Doctor Who's native language
Heat transfer vinyl on a t-shirt
Link to a Gallifreyan generator
FREE Silhouette file
Full instructions to make one

15 Valentine Treat Boxes to Make

15 Valentine Treat Boxes to Make

All different shapes and styles
All with links to free cut files (studio, studio3, svg, pdf)

Two-fer ThanksThanksThanksThanks Cards

Two-fer ThanksThanksThanksThanks Cards

Make 2 cards at a time & swap colors
(have an extra card on hand for a future occasion)
How to transfer cardstock letters without ripping them
Peek into the design process
FREE Silhouette cut file

Douglas Coupland Quote on a Journal Cover

Douglas Coupland Quote on a Journal Cover

Heat transfer vinyl on cloth journal cover
Super quick & easy for a gift in a hurry
FREE Silhouette file

Etched Flattened Wine Bottle Cheese Tray

Etched Flattened Wine Bottle Cheese Tray

Great gift for the wine guy who has everything
Full instructions for etching with etching cream
FREE Silhouette cut file with cheese names in different fonts

Coolio Quirky Tumbling Numbers Clock

Coolio Quirky Tumbling Numbers Clock

HTV on stretched denim canvas
Quick & easy, perfect "guy" gift
How to know when HTV is applied properly
FREE Silhouette cut file

FOUR Silhouette Quickie Christmas Projects

FOUR Silhouette Quickie Christmas Projects

Links & Files to 4 quickie Silhouette Christmas projects
Cardstock and heat transfer vinyl
Festive T-shirt, Rudolph chocolate holder, zipper gift card, & gift tags

Etched Glass Christmas Balls

Etched Glass Christmas Balls

Glass etching using Armour Etch etching cream
Great for hostess/neighbour/co-worker gifts
Inexpensive, but special because handmade & personalized
Full glass etching tutorial
Hints how to apply vinyl flat on a curved surface

Owls, Owls, Owls

Owls, Owls, Owls

Cardstock bookmarks, HTV, wall decal, vinyl "stickers"
10 designs in all
Customizable initial
How to nail cardstock cut settings
How to alter clipart...add parts, remove parts
Free Silhouette file and links to more free owls

A Christmas Cutting Board - Misheard Carol Lyrics

A Christmas Cutting Board - Misheard Carol Lyrics

Adhesive vinyl on a glass cutting board
Good King Wenceslas misheard lyrics
FREE Silhouette file

A Trio of Glass Cutting Boards

A Trio of Glass Cutting Boards

Adhesive vinyl on glass
Center Hinge Method to position design exactly
2 FREE Silhouette cut files (customizable)

“JOY” Silver and Gold DIY Etched Mirror <br>(Ikea hack)

“JOY” Silver and Gold DIY Etched Mirror
(Ikea hack)

Cheap Ikea mirror transformed into classy Christmas decor
A little gold spray paint, silver ribbon, & simple etching
Full instructions (including a step-by-step etching tutorial)
FREE Silhouette cut file

Christmas Gift Tags

Christmas Gift Tags

Cut from cardstock
FREE cut file - 4 designs - JOY, PEACE, MERRY, HOHOHO
FREE files = SVG & Silhouette Studio formats
Customizable with the included template & instructions
Tip - Cool mat trick to keep cardstock from curling
How the Line Segment Overcut tool will rock your world
Peek into the design process of creating this tag
Link to SIX more Silhouette gift tag projects with free files

Quickie 2-minute Note Cards

Quickie 2-minute Note Cards

Make these cards in less than 2 minutes...seriously
Super simple to make from cardstock or pre-made cards
FREE Silhouette cut file for CHEER, DELIGHT, ENJOY
FREE dotty alphabet to create whatever dotty word you like

Doctor Who Fan Shirt

Doctor Who Fan Shirt

Heat transfer vinyl t-shirt design
FREE files and instructions to make your own

Harry Potter FREE DOBBY Odd Sock Collector

Harry Potter FREE DOBBY Odd Sock Collector

Heat transfer vinyl on slate
Easy to make.
FREE Silhouette file

Remembrance Day Poppies

Remembrance Day Poppies


Cut the size you want from the material you want
FREE Silhouette file.

How to Split a William Morris Letter <br />the Easy Way

How to Split a William Morris Letter
the Easy Way

Gorgeous personalized gift from 100 year old letters
FREE Silhouette cut file with path and trim bits
Drag&Drop easy
No measuring. No guesswork.

BOO-tiful Halloween Candlesticks <br />(from garage sale ceramic to creepy metal look)

BOO-tiful Halloween Candlesticks
(from garage sale ceramic to creepy metal look)

Halloween table decor
Garage sale candlesticks transformed into spooky & worn
Clear glass Christmas balls "Halloweenified"
How to change the weight of a font to match a heavier one

Label Tag for Storage Container Handles <br />(e.g. Ikea Skubb Cube)

Label Tag for Storage Container Handles
(e.g. Ikea Skubb Cube)

Cardstock tag & adhesive vinyl letters
2"x 1¼" (resizable) and slightly curved
Tab/slot attachment makes it easy to change tag & contents
Built-in notches to guide where to fold

Halloween Mini Bat Garland

Halloween Mini Bat Garland

Cardstock & glitter HTV
Perfectly sized to swag a door or window
Peek into the design process
FREE Silhouette cut file

Cute Mummy Halloween Card & Decorations

Cute Mummy Halloween Card & Decorations

Cardstock & HTV
Quick & easy card
How to remove mummy from the background

3D Antiqued Foil Letters for the Gallery Wall

3D Antiqued Foil Letters for the Gallery Wall

Aluminum foil, shoe polish, glue, Mod Podge
Gorgeous metallic texture
Easy to do; simple materials
Step-by-step tutorial

Front Stoop Welcome Pumpkin

Front Stoop Welcome Pumpkin

Adhesive vinyl
How to make a super-quick burlap bow
FREE Silhouette cut file

Broomstick Retrofit -

Broomstick Retrofit -

Adhesive vinyl
Quick little project
FREE Silhouette cut file

Bohemian Rhapsody Misheard Lyrics T-shirt

Bohemian Rhapsody Misheard Lyrics T-shirt

Heat transfer vinyl
Mondegreen fun
FREE Silhouette cut file

Etched Tiles with Colored Etchings  <br /> for the Gallery Wall

Etched Tiles with Colored Etchings
for the Gallery Wall

Etching ceramic tile
How to color the etched design so it stands out

Book Drunkard Book Bag <br /> (Lucy Maud Montgomery quote)

Book Drunkard Book Bag
(Lucy Maud Montgomery quote)

Heat transfer vinyl
How to figure out the right design size BEFORE you cut
FREE Silhouette cut file

Kick It! Soccer Bookmark

Kick It! Soccer Bookmark

Layered cardstock
Quick & easy to make a team's worth
FREE Silhouette cut file

Thank You Card #1

Thank You Card #1

Cardstock
How to use digital papers in Silhouette Studio
Link to tutorial: 3 ways to make a scallop edge
FREE Silhouette Cut File

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee Poem - HTV in Floating Frame

Coffee, Coffee, Coffee Poem - HTV in Floating Frame

Heat transfer vinyl on glass (yes, you can!)
Tutorial: Applying HTV to glass
Placement techniques - get the design exactly where you want it.

The Universe is Made of Poems! Book Bag <br />(Poet Sjón quote)

The Universe is Made of Poems! Book Bag
(Poet Sjón quote)

Heat transfer vinyl
What happens when the iron's too hot (hint: it's not pretty)
FREE Silhouette cut file

Framed Horse Glass Etching

Framed Horse Glass Etching

Glass etching with a vinyl stencil cut on the Silhouette
Glass etching tutorial (it's easy!)
How to apply vinyl exactly where you want it, EVERY time
FREE Silhouette file

Outlet Buddies

Outlet Buddies

Indoor adhesive vinyl
Can you walk past these without smiling?
3 pairs of glasses, 4 mustaches & a bow tie to mix & match
FREE Silhouette cut file

3D Hearts and Curious Cats Card

3D Hearts and Curious Cats Card

Cardstock
Simple cut pattern to fold and tuck to create 3D heart circle
FREE Silhouette cut files

Fairy Tale Pillows

Fairy Tale Pillows

Cut from heat transfer vinyl, stencil material, or adhesive vinyl to make bed pillows, t-shirts, binder covers, glass etchings...your choice
FREE Silhouette cut file

Whimsical Glass-etched Vase

Whimsical Glass-etched Vase

Made with glass etching cream
Personalize for your fave gardener: "From ___'s Garden"
Full instructions
FREE Silhouette cut file

1890s William Morris Letter Book Bag

1890s William Morris Letter Book Bag

Heat transfer vinyl
Tutorial: Easy & Quick, No-fail Tracing Method (Silhouette Studio)
Link to clean, crisp files of the whole alphabet

WIzard of Oz Flying Monkeys Sign

WIzard of Oz Flying Monkeys Sign

Adhesive vinyl
Link to video on the center hinge application method
FREE Silhouette cut file

Patio Door Watermelon Stickies

Patio Door Watermelon Stickies

Window cling vinyl with adhesive vinyl layered on top
Watermelons at eye level keep folks from walking into
closed glass doors.
How to layer vinyl accurately
FREE Silhouette cut file - 4 different slices

Calgary Stampede T-shirt

Calgary Stampede T-shirt

Heat transfer vinyl
FREE Silhouette cut file

Personalized Starbucks Coffee Cup

Personalized Starbucks Coffee Cup

Adhesive vinyl
Detailed tutorial to make your own.
Cutting & weeding tricks when working with itty bitty pieces
FREE Silhouette cut file

The Penny Wall DIY

The Penny Wall DIY

6500+ pennies in black grout
How to make your own penny wall
Template link

Floating Balloon Birthday Card

Floating Balloon Birthday Card

Cardstock & adhesive vinyl...sometimes together
Floating balloons and real strings create 3D effect
FREE Silhouette cut file.

Photo Booth Props Galore

Photo Booth Props Galore

Adhesive vinyl & heat transfer vinyl on cardstock
Batman, lips, mustaches, bow ties, hats, crowns, glasses,
     and speech bubbles
FREE Silhouette cut files

Shower Curtain full of Quotes

Shower Curtain full of Quotes

Heat transfer vinyl
How to manage a large multi-design project
FREE Silhouette cut files

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Adhesive vinyl
Applying vinyl to textured surfaces
FREE Silhouette cut file

Pi Plate

Pi Plate

Glass etching using a vinyl stencil
Step-by-step instructions
FREE Silhouette cut file

Labels - Soap & Lotion

Labels - Soap & Lotion

Adhesive vinyl
Weeding intricate designs
FREE Silhouette cut file

Books are a Uniquely Portable Magic Book Bag <br />(Stephen King quote)

Books are a Uniquely Portable Magic Book Bag
(Stephen King quote)

Heat transfer vinyl
Font welding techniques
FREE Silhouette cut file

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18 thoughts on “Project Gallery

  1. Thanks so much for all you put into this site! Curious where you found your cutting boards ( never saw with the corners like that, only as piece of glass).

  2. Hello! I just found your website today through Pinterest and have learned SO much! I started to cut my very first glitter iron-on vinyl project last night, cutting a name out with my new Silhouette and was about in tears over how long it took me to figure it out with the lack of instructions (and I actually bought a book to try to figure it out and was still stumped due to holes in the teachings in the book!) After reading your post about the Stephen King book cover, it helped fill in some of the holes in areas where I was lost. I also really like that you actually respond to your readers, unlike a lot of other blogs out there that exist only for income. Thanks for the helpful information and super cute projects that give me inspiration and encouragement to keep trying! I love your site!

    1. Thanks, Angie! I remember well that frustration of trying to figure things out without instructions. It’s quite a learning curve, isn’t it? My machine almost went out the window a few times…LOL. I write about my projects with that in mind, including details I wish I’d known when I started out…hopefully to save some folks from having to reinvent the wheel. I’m glad you’re finding the blog helpful. Thanks for your kind words! All the best to you in your Silhouette journey. :^)

  3. I love your site! As a teacher and an avid reader, I love the Stephen King quote.s..wish I had had that in my classroom in my reading area. Going to see if my daughter wants it in her classroom. Keep up the awesome creativity.

    1. Glad you like the blog. :^) Thanks for your kind words!

      That quote is one of my faves. I also like the “book drunkard” quote from Lucy Maud Montgomery and how the universe is made of poems from Sjon (both of which are also book bag projects on the blog)…oh, let’s face it, I’m a lost cause when it comes to things ‘books and literature’. LOL Thanks for dropping by, Sandy.

  4. I love your files thank you for sharing. I am new at the silhouette machine, I wish I could spend a couple of hours with you so I could learn from you

    1. Thanks, Yvonne! If we lived close to each other, that would be fun, wouldn’t it? :^)

      Keep going…the more you do, the more you’ll learn, and the easier it’ll become.

  5. I’m so grateful that I found your blog via Pinterest, as you tackle so many questions I have concerning my Silhouette! As I love a lot of your designs (great taste!), I will use them as a starting point for my next Silhouette adventures. many many thanks that you are providing the info and cut files!!

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