Dear Santa, Silhouette CAMEO

On your Christmas wish list should definitely be the Silhouette – any one of them or maybe all of them who knows? A must have for any crafter, whether you love crafting with paper or venturing into home décor and other crafts. Since discovering the many possibilities of vinyl and how you can use it in crafting and everyday life, I find myself using my Silhouette more and more. It is just a must...
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Buy your Silhouette CAMEO 3 in South Africa

The revolution in wireless desktop cutting starts with the Silhouette CAMEO 3. Cut or sketch to create custom projects for home, business, school, or hobby. You can even complete two tasks in one pass with the CAMEO’s dual carriage!   Silhouette CAMEO® 3 The Silhouette CAMEO 3 is the ultimate DIY machine. It uses a small blade to cut over 100 materials, including paper, cardstock,...
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Over R2000 FREE product with every Silhouette CAMEO deal ordered!

We are really excited to announce a huge Silhouette CAMEO deal, running at selected stores. This simply has to be the best-ever Silhouette bundle. Buy the Silhouette CAMEO and get over R2000 FREE product! The free product includes a 12×12 Cutting Mat, Pixscan Mat, Pen Holder, Roll Feeder, Blade and Tool Kit! You get this for FREE   Crafters, DIYers, Home Designers and all round makers use...
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Pet-titude Silhouette Vinyl Cut

Our little furry kids are always in need of a few more bowls for their food and water. So instead of buying those expensive designer bowls I decided to get the cheap funky ones this time around and dress them up myself. So off to Crazy store I went and got some cheap bowls and added a Silhouette vinyl cut to them.   Step 1 Type the text you want and then change the font. Step 2 Add your...
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#1 Dad – Celebrate Father’s Day in Style.

What better way to celebrate all the Dads with memories captured on a beautiful layout. It is something that will capture his personality and show him just how much you love him. And best of all it will be a memory that can be relived again and again. For this single page layout {perfect for a front page} I used the beautiful Mr Smith’s workshop patterned paper and matching embellishments. This...
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Farmyard Birthday Invitation – Setting the Scene

Setting the scene for a special birthday celebration always begins with a special invitation. And what better way to create an invitation than using the fabulous Silhouette machine. I used the beautiful barn image cut on my silhouette and then turned it into an invitation simply by adding some wording inside. Step 1 Insert the image into the silhouette software. Drag the image to the size you...
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DIY Birthday – Ten Year Celebration

As part of The Wholesaler’s 10th birthday celebration, we are celebrating in style with a spectacular gold theme. Gold elements are so much fun to work with and sourcing pretty gold elements is part of the creative process. I knew that I wanted to celebrate with some beautiful cupcake liners. And the perfect way to create custom gold liners was to cut them on my Silhouette CAMEO machine. To...
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DIY Wedding Part Three – The Fun Stuff

While planning a wedding is serious business, there also needs to be time when things can get light hearted with a bit of fun thrown in too. For this wedding celebration with its modern-romantic feel we added a bit of a twist when it came to the food and tables. For a table seating chart we opted for a fun approach, using decorated paper cups filled with popcorn to indicate the table numbers....
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DIY Wedding Part One – Planning a creative wedding?

Planning a special celebration is a marvellous opportunity to get your creative juices flowing. Get your family and friends involved too! I must add that it does help to have a stash of cool tools, gadgets and supplies I have acquired over the last few years. As part of a series inspiring you and all those brides to be out there, we are going to show you how to create some fun and simple...
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Debossed Balsa Wood Name Plaque

So the other day I was browsing the aisles of a store as we scrapbookers do, aimlessly looking for things that I might be able to use in my crafting. And there in plain sight jumping up and down to catch my attention – an entire crate full of balsa wood! So off I went with two pieces and couldn’t wait to get home to start my Silhouette Curio. I wanted to make something, anything to see if...
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Little Birdie Floral Inspiration Layout

When inspiration hits it comes from obvious places, but sometimes also the not so obvious places. For this layout I was inspired to use a variety of blue, grey and brown flowers to soften up the many straight lines. But if you thought my only inspiration was the pretty NEW Little Birdie blooms from The Wholesaler you are wrong. My layout inspiration started with a large floral stamp used for my...
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Curio Embossed Metal Plaque

So I started up the Curio the other day and was frantically looking for a piece of metal that I could emboss. Yeah skip straight past the cardstock I wanted to see what this baby could do on metal, pewter – anything that would offer a bit of a test. Lucky for me I knew somewhere in my stash I would find something that could be experimented on. And there it was, a piece of craft metal just...
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Silhouette Curio Sketch – Sketched Grunge Art Cards

So you’re settling into your new Silhouette Curio Machine nicely and still experimenting wildly – good! While experimenting I was playing around using the Silhouette Curio sketch pens and fell head over heels in love again with this amazing function. Sure I have dabbled with it using the CAMEO, but just did not get into it as much as I would have liked to. But now oh now I am totally...
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Buy your Silhouette Curio in South Africa!

  Rethink the possibilities The Curio is more than a cutting machine—it’s where precision engineering meets cutting edge innovation. Curio allows you to harness the power of five stunning, creative functions. Double your creativity Like to multi-task? So does the Curio. Complete two tasks in one pass with its dual carriage. Just mix and match with our full selection of blades, pens, and...
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Exciting New Silhouette Curio and CAMEO Consumables & Tools!

Excitement is running high with the release of the fantastic new Curio! To add just a little extra spice to the release, we’d love to share the new Silhouette Curio and CAMEO Consumables & Tools with you!   Did you know? The Curio has a 5mm clearance which allows you to etch, sketch, or cut on new project palettes. Think wood, foil, leather, foam, and even metal!! Read more here »...
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Silhouette Curio Workspace

Today I want to share some insight into the Silhouette Curio Workspace once you have opened your Silhouette Software. If you have a CAMEO already you should have the software on your computer. But for the Curio you will need to update the software to the latest version.   Warning: After we upgraded to Windows 10 my software kept on crashing every time I added an image to cut or emboss. So I...
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Silhouette Curio Review – So You Got A Silhouette Curio?

Warning! This is not a Silhouette Curio review by an expert but rather like the rest of us who had our hands on the Curio first, a very honest write up about this baby we have all been waiting for so patiently. Welcome to frustration levels hitting the pitch of our very high thatch roof! Literally. This is me trying to install the Silhouette Curio as I excitedly opened the box to find everything...
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DIY Home Décor Painted Wooden Board

I am such a sucker for making things for my home. I love creating different things and swapping things out every now and again to change the look. As part of my current French farm house look I created this ruler board to put up on the side of my cupboard to fill in an empty spot and to add some interest. Using my Silhouette and scrapbooking products makes creating things for the home so easy...
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DIY Recycled Wall Art With The Silhouette

I am a sucker for buying things on sale in the home décor department of Mr Price Home. I always look at things and can see how I would simply alter something to make it work for me, or turn it into a gift for someone special. For this project I got this gorgeous canvas on Sale for a bargain price. I loved the design but the colours were a bit loud, so I simply changed it into some wall art with...
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DIY Modern Art Using The Silhouette

So when it comes to art in your home, are you a creative person decorate? Well for me it is quick and simple – minimalistic in some ways but always classic and timeless. The Silhouette offers me the necessary help when it comes to getting the job done! For this project I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut some modern shapes out of smooth white cardstock and then added some colour with my much loved...
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Make A Mark With Silhouette Stamp Material

You guys know how much I love stamps and using them on my projects, and that I have a slight stamp addiction, so having said that, a girl can never have too many stamps and there is always that need for the next project! Using the Silhouette to cut your own stamp designs So I was thrilled to finally try my hand at cutting my won stamps on the Silhouette – and it worked like a dream. The...
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Cards For Guys – Quick And Easy

I know a lot of cardmakers sometimes battle to make male themed cards, for me I think the idea is to keep it simple. But my real winning approach is to keep the same approach I have when making any other card – just transform it by changing the papers, colours and focal points to something, well a little more manly. For these cards for guys I actually used a real girly paper pad, but by...
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Golden Moments With My Silhouette Printable Gold Foil

This past month I think I have enjoyed my Silhouette even more – the thought of having so many different materials and products that can be cut using the machine is amazing. So after my t-shirt experience I wanted to try the Silhouette Printable Gold Foil. I haven’t had too much success printing onto the foil, mostly because my design is all wrong, so don’t despair a project is on its way just...
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Silhouette Print and Cut – a perfect match for scrapbooking.

Since discovering the Silhouette Print and Cut function, one can say that “addiction” comes to mind, although it is in the early stages I can feel it growing inside of me. I was so excited to figure out how easy it is to actually do. So the first I created was a layout and a matching card, simply by adjusting the sizing of my printed elements I could make whatever my heart desired in a few easy...
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