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How to Make Custom Color Palettes for Print & Cut in Silhouette Studio (Video)

How to Make Custom Color Palettes for Print & Cut in Silhouette Studio (Video) #silhouettestudio #printandcut

If you’re ready to go beyond using the default color options and color picker tool to choose custom colors for your print & cut projects in Silhouette Studio, then this video in my Silhouette Print & Cut tutorial series is the one for you! I’ll show you how to find color inspiration and create your own, custom color palettes for print & cut in Silhouette Studio using several different resources that are available to you on the web for FREE.

In the video, I’ll also show you how to make a custom color chart using the free printable color chart that you can download in my post about getting better color print results for print and cut.

Check out the video to learn how to make custom color palettes for print & cut projects:

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

FREE Printable Silhouette Studio Color Chart
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Canon Pixma iX6520 Printer

Websites Referenced in the Video

Color-Hex
Canva Color Palette Generator
My Pinterest Color Inspiration Board
Web Color Tools
HTML Colors from Image

Silhouette Print & Cut Tutorial – How to Color Digital Stamps in Silhouette Studio (Video)

Silhouette Print & Cut Tutorial - How to Color Digital Stamps in Silhouette Studio (Video) #printandcut #silhouettestudio #silhouettecameo #svgfiles

When you’re working with digital stamps (aka black and white line art images), you’ll often print and cut the stamps for coloring with a physical coloring medium like colored pencils or markers. But what if you want to color your digital stamps right in Silhouette Studio and transform them into full color images for print & cut?

In this video in my Silhouette Print & Cut tutorial series, I’ll show you some different ways to color digital stamps in Silhouette Studio, and I include methods for the premium versions (Designer Edition and above) and the basic free version of the software, so you can use these methods whether you have an SVG / vector file or a PNG or JPG / raster file!

Check out the video below for the step-by-step:

Silhouette Print and Cut Tutorial – Page Setup & Registration Marks (Video)

Silhouette Print & Cut Tutorial - Page Setup & Registration Marks (Video)

The print and cut feature of Silhouette digital die cutting machines is what first attracted me to them years ago, and I love all of the options that this feature offers, especially if you’re into stickers, card making, and paper crafts.

This video is the first in a series of print and cut tutorial videos that will take you through beginner level through more advanced techniques using print & cut. In this first video, I’ll show you, step-by-step, how to set up your page for printing and cutting, and I’ll show you the options that are available for setting up registration marks.

I’m using Silhouette Studio Designer Edition in these videos, but most everything that I’m doing is available in the free version of Silhouette Studio, so you can follow along and become a print & cut pro over the next several weeks!

Check out the print and cut tutorial video below:

Silhouette Studio Pop Up Creator Tutorial (Video)

Silhouette Studio Pop Up Creator Tutorial (Video) #cardmaking #silhouettecameo

The Pop Up Creator feature that’s available in Silhouette Studio v. 4 and above makes is super easy to make fun and pretty pop up cards for any occasion! In the video below, I’ll take you through the process of turning a regular cut file into a pop up element for a card, including how to make a base shape for cut files that have lots of empty interior areas like the love heart cut file that I used. And, if you haven’t checked it out already, be sure to head over and watch my earlier video about making print & cut pop up cards using clip art. So many pop up possibilities!

The Silhouette Studio Pop Up Creator has extended features that are available in the premium Designer Edition and above, but all of the features that I used in the video are available with the free version of Silhouette Studio, too.

I think that this pop up cardmaking thing could become an addiction!

Check out the video to see how to make a pop up card in Silhouette Studio v. 4.1:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition (optional)
Love Heart Cut File
Zig Squeeze & Roll Glue Pen, Fine Tip
Scor-Tape, .25 Inch
– white and hot pink cardstock

Silhouette Studio Tutorial : How to Make Layered Stencils (Video)

Silhouette Studio Tutorial : How to Make Layered Stencils (Video)

I love making stencils with my Silhouette Cameo, and in the video below I’ll show you how easy it is to design layered stencils from a single layer cut file in Silhouette Studio 4.1. It’s just as easy to created a stencil with 10 layers as it is to create one with 2 layers. A registration mark or marks are the key, and they allow you to perfectly line up each layer to create stenciled designs that can be as simple or complex as your heart desires.

After we create our layered stencil, we’ll use it to make the pretty, stenciled background for the card above. One of the big bonuses of cutting your own stencils is that you sometimes end up with a bunch of super pretty die cuts that you can use as embellishments for projects. I used a few of the leaves from the leaf layer of the stencil to embellish around the sentiment on this card.

Watch the Silhouette Studio tutorial below, and learn how easy it is to make layered stencils for card making and other projects:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

Leaves & Berries Stencil Cut Files

Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Tool
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition
Grafix Matte Dura-Lar .005

For the Card

Milled Lavender Distress Ink Pad Mini
Seedless Preserves Distress Ink Pad Mini
Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
foam daubers (similar to what I used)
Pretty Pink Posh Thoughtful Greetings Stamp Set
Post-it Tape, 1 Inch
Scotch Removable Double Sided Tape
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2 Inch
painter’s tape
a non-stick craft mat

Video : DIY Window Clings Silhouette Studio Tutorial

Video : DIY Window Clings Silhouette Studio Tutorial

One of the new materials that Silhouette recently released is Printable Window Cling Material (both clear and white), and I love that this material allows us to create our own, custom window clings for holidays, seasons, and other occasions where you want to add a little bling to the ol’ windows.

I found the Window Cling Material to be easy to work with, and both the printing and cutting went very smoothly. I was a little worried that the ink might not be dry after the page finished printing, but it was completely dry pretty much immediately after printing. I left it for a minute or so before cutting it, though, just in case.

The images that I used are in a pastel color scheme, and they were very light on the clear cling material, but they stood out much better on the white cling material since it’s opaque. So, I recommend going with images that are brighter and/or darker if you’re using the clear cling material. Lots of possibilities with this material, and I’m excited that I can make my own window clings for Halloween, Christmas, or even National Cheeseburger Day if I want to! By the way, National Cheeseburger Day is September 18th this year, just so you know.

Video : DIY Window Clings Silhouette Studio Tutorial

In the video below, I’ll walk you through designing print and cut pages for window clings with either PNG files or SVG files in Silhouette Studio, so you’ll be able to make custom window cling designs whether you have the free (PNG) version or one of the premium versions (PNG or SVG) of Silhouette Studio. This tutorial can be applied to any print and cut designs, so if you want to make stickers, cardstock elements for cardmaking or scrapbooking, or decorations and signage for parties you’ll want to watch this, too.

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com SBK = Scrapbook.com DKB = Dick Blick SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Spring Whimsy Digital Elements + Border Cut Files

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Studio (Free or Designer Edition)
Silhouette Window Cling Material (Clear)
Silhouette Window Cling Material (White)
an inkjet printer

Silhouette Studio Tutorial : Print & Cut + Die Cut Birthday Card

Silhouette Design Studio Tutorial : Make a Print & Cut + Die Cut Birthday Card

This clean and simple birthday card project uses elements from the new Happy Birthday Digital Patterns and Birthday-versary Digital Stamps + Borders Die Cuts Set for a look that’s guy-friendly but doesn’t scream “guy card”.

To make the card, I first set up the print & cut card panel (size: 2.75 inches wide by 4 inches tall) in Silhouette Studio. Then, I printed it onto Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock and cut it with my Cameo. I cut the numbers from the light aqua solid digital paper in the Happy Birthday patterns set, the candle-topped numbers from a mid-gray colored cardstock, and the larger card panel (size: 3.25 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall) from the Hand Lettered Happy Birthday pattern in the light aqua colorway.

Instead of using the pattern fill option in Silhouette Studio, I pre-printed a page that was set up with half the page as the solid color and half with the pattern, and I ended up having to trim off a bit from the patterned panel because I wasn’t happy with a blank area on the panel when the panels were layered. If I had used the pattern fill option in Silhouette Studio, I would’ve had more control over the placement and scale of the pattern in the panel, so I’d probably set it up that way if I were doing it again.

After all of the pieces were cut, I adhered the numbers on top of the candle-topped numbers with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue and adhered the two card panels together with a double-sided adhesive runner before adhering them to an A2 card base, also using the double-sided adhesive runner. I attached the numbers to the smaller card panel with dimensional foam adhesive that I cut to fit and, as a final touch, I covered the candle flames with Platinum Stickles.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step, including everything that I did to set up the card elements in Silhouette Studio:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Happy Birthday Digital Seamless Patterns
Birthday-versary Digital Stamps + Borders Die Cuts

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Silhouette Studio, Designer Edition ( AMZ // SBK )
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock ( AMZ // SSS )
Platinum Stickles ( AMZ // SBK )
Fiskars Personal Paper Trimmer ( AMZ // SBK )
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
gray cardstock
a printer
a double-sided adhesive runner
dimensional foam adhesive
non-stick craft scissors

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