Etching Metal with Your Silhouette Cameo Machine

[wp_ad_camp_3] I recently decided to make my purchase of the Chomas Etching Tool for my Silhouette Cameo. This is something I had known about for months but was debating whether or not to get it. I wasn't sure how well it would work...after all the machine is primarily known to cut paper and vinyl...(thin) materials...so how could it possibly engrave or etch metal. But a recent post I saw pop up in my feeds reinforced the idea this tool was something I had to get my hands on to test out for myself.What is a Chomas Etching Tool and what will it do?The engraving tip does not require any other special pieces to work. No special mats either, just use your original Silhouette mat.It will engrave or etch on pretty much anything you would normally cut! The tip is made of a very hard carbide. Works best on metal sheets, Core'dinations cardstock, acrylic,...

Free Converted Font for Valentine’s Day

To be able to get some quick Valentine designs out to you as quickly as possible, I decided to convert a heart font I had in my collect. I can NOT take credit for these designs. It's actually a free to use font KG Heart Doodles that can be found on most free font websites. It was created by an artist named: Kimberly Geswein. I believe I originally downloaded mine from dafont.com and can be found here: www.dafont.com/kg-heart-doodles.font What I did here was to take the time and converted these to be vector/svg images and only did most of the Upper and Lower case letters along with ones that I believe would work well as cut files in Silhouette. I even altered the ones with a "scribble" fill by making them a solid image to create cut friendly graphics. I am sharing with you a PDF file, Studio and .SVG file option. You are more than welcome to...

FREE Christmas Design Images

[wp_ad_camp_3]I had every intention have Freebies for this Christmas Season but with everything going on it's just not happening. So instead I've decided to take some time and assemble a post of free Christmas SVG images and Vector Designs that already exist. I figured there are a ton already out there more then what I could whip up so why not make a collection of them and post them here. All of the images below are linked to where free files can be found.*Disclaimer! I am not responsible for COPYRIGHTS for any of the following images if they are being used. I recommend using any of them for personal use only. Click on the images to be redirected to the location that I had originally discovered the source from.This has some great festive free Silhouette cut files.Adorable Christmas Tote Idea...one I'll be using for my Christmas this year.Here is...

Fall Blessings & Halloween Delight

[wp_ad_camp_3] I've decided to take the time and put together some fall inspired cutting ideas with it being just around the corner. I'll be adding my own designs as many of you who follow our facebook group are seeing. Here are some that I've come across that I really like...I'll do my best to share ones that I find that are free however not all of them maybe. It wouldn't be fall without a great set of leaves. I'm looking into creating some of my own with quotes after I get done with the Pumpkin Patch series. But these are great and they are Free!   Ok so here is something that can easily stem from the cutout above that you could easily make by purchasing really cute scrap paper from any craft store of if your any serious crafter from your own stash. That or you could easily do print and cuts. This is the blog it sends me...

Cutting for Business – Must See Blog!

Hey everyone! I wanted to share with you this awesome resource of information that I stumbled across one of my FB Group Feeds. I have to say she goes over some really great Vinyl Business Topics! I've already been in touch with her to see if it was okay to share her site with everyone here. I'm sure some of you have come across it yourself. It has some really helpful information and insight as to what you need to know with starting a Vinyl Business. When you get some free time check it out here. I'll be also linking the blog form our site being that I thinks it's a great resource for anyone opening a shop online an selling their items. PS...I know some of you might be noticing random ad placement. I only have them on the Blog and site-wide shop page. I will never have them on your personal shop pages or listing pages. For now they are google...

Silhouette Cameo My Must Haves

ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT ABOUT IT - MUST HAVE!Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software Card [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Upgrade[/caption]Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software Card for Scrapbooking Enhanced rhinestone and sketch features Import .svg files Creative knife and eraser toolI can not express enough how this upgraded software is a must! People are missing out if they do not. I think I lasted for only a week of using the Standard Version of the Silhouette Studio before I decided to upgrade. When I went to the official Website it was going to cost me $50. So as with any product I always turn to Amazon and sure enough found this upgrade card that provides a key to be able to unlock the free version of SS to become the Designer addition. I had spent $30 but see they are now down to...