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WORK IN PROGRESS: Gita makes butterfly shadow box art – Silhouette Cameo

While searching for YouTube videos on how to use the Silhouette Came, I came across an amazing video on how to create a pop out art for a shadow box with butterfly shapes. After viewing the video I decided to try it out for myself and made these blanks. All that is left is to […]

Gita Makes: Vinyl Lables for Kitchen Canisters

I found these amazing canisters at Tuesday Morning and had to customize them. I decided to customize them using the heavy duty vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo cutting device to cut out lettering to fit on the chalk board labels of my canisters. Here are the results. Background: My family has always made chai using […]

WORK IN PROGRESS: Gita Makes: Customized Totes for for Jimmy and Billy using Silhouette Cameo – Iron On Heat Transfer

Almost done with this project. Just have to iron onto the tote bags we use for the boys when they go to child care!   Creating and Setting the Letters   First, I used the Silhouette Studio program to create the “Jimmy” and “Billy” text. I reversed the lettering to the mirror image and made […]

Gita Makes | Valentine’s Day Candy Boxes using Silhouette Cameo

While making Valentin’e Day cards for family, I wanted to make something small, and special for a few of my co workers at work. While browsing through the Silhouette Cameo store, I came across an adorable template for treat boxes. I decided to mix and match it up a bit and made them in two […]

Gita Make | Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Onesie using Heat Transfer Vinyl

I wanted to try out my professional cutting device, the Silhouette Cameo, using iron on vinyl material. I purchased some sparkly red vinyl from and cut out a simple heart shape for JP’s plain white onesie. I thought it would look super cute for Valentine’s and it worked out very well. The teacher’s at […]

Gita Makes | Custom Valentine’s Day Card for Bruce and Janet – 2016

Valentine’s Day Card for Bruce and Janet – 2016 Janet and Bruce are one of the loveliest couple’s I know. They are kind, and sweet, crazy and just plain lovable. Janet sends me Valentine’s day cards every year. This year I decided to make her and Bruce a very special one using my Silhouette Cameo […]

Silhouette Cameo – My necklace form cutout design template made in Adobe

Silhouette Cameo – Design Studio – How to use Trace Feature for custom design

  I would like to learn how to use this feature so that I can create my own templates in the free Silhouette Design Studio without having to purchase the $49.99 Design Edition. I have made a few patterns using Adobe Illustrator and can convert the to .SVG files. However only the Design Edition can […]

Wishlist Item – Silhouette Cameo Designer Edition – $49.99

I have been purchasing templates/patterns designs from the Silhouette Store but there have been times where I have not found what I was looking for. In these instances, I wish there was a way for me to make my own designs. Upon further research I found out that there is a software called the Silhouette […]

Gita Makes | Silhouette Cameo Pattern File for Mannequin Pin Cushion

The Mannequin Pin Cushion from was not very even. Upon further inspection it was probably hand drown hence the lack of symmetry. So I took matters into my own hands and designed my own vector based version of the Mannequin Pin Cushion using the magic of Illustrator. In order to ensure that I symmetrical […]

Gita’s Notes: Silhouette Cameo Cutting Tips and Settings

The Silhouette Studio has default recommendations for cutting the various types of media. However I have found that the default setting have had disappointing results for me personally. So with some trial and error, I have determined the settings that work best for me. Biggest Most Important Tip: Do not use your fabric blade to […]

How to make a Paper Purse Using Silhouette Cameo

I have a heavy paper gift bag/purse that I purchased from World Market years ago. Now that I have a Silhouette Came, I thought that there might be a paper purse template out there that I could use to create a similar purse to hold a small piece of jewelry and a gift card for […]

My Craft Corner – From small second bedroom to my craft corner

My Dream Craft Shop One day I will have an amazing craft room that is so awesome it will be called a craft shop instead of a room. It will have a corner for each of my hobbies. There will be wood cutting tools and saws, a sewing/upholstery corner, a spot to put together/take apart […]

Gita Make First Greeting Card – Using Silhouette Cameo

Background My awesome friend Chica LM will be celebrating her birthday soon and I would like to make her a special greeting card. I have already got the gift but the card has been a tougher find. And then I realized that I have a way to make her a very special custom birthday card, […]

Brother PED-Basic Software for Downloading Embroidery Designs

I purchased my Brother Sewing and Embroidery machine with built in Disney templates. The newer models actually allow you to hook up the machine to the computer via USB connection. This is a fantastic way to create custom patterns/design and transfer to the embroidery machine. For my older machine that does not have that hookup, […]

Silhouette Cameo – Electronic Cutting Tool

During a cleaning rampage I found an unused gift card that I had been saving for an emergency.  I decided to finally use the card on a little pre-birthday splurge called the Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Tool.   Product Descriptions The silhouette cameo starter bundle includes an extra mat (2 total), cutting blade (2 total), metallic pen set and pick-me-up-tool […]

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