How do I use my clip art in the Silhouette?!

I posted a picture on Instagram on Tuesday of my kid's personalized cups that I made for them to use this summer- there are so many times we are at the park with friends, at gymnastics, etc. that it is so nice to have a cup that is labeled so no one is confused about which cup is theirs!

I had so many questions about how to use cute clip art in your Silhouette...so I made a video for you! No laughing at my accent, promise?!

 
If you'd like to purchase Nikki's ADORABLE clipart, click HERE. I have permission from Nikki to post this video- I am not making the cups for sale- I just don't have the time!  I posted this little tutorial so you can make one for yourself!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Melonheadz

27 comments

  1. Hi.
    Your tutorial is wonderful! I've been thinking of purchasing a Silhouette and because of this tutorial, I am sold! If you don't mind, please tell me the exact name and model of your cutting machine. Also, did you use 'regular' vinyl when cutting? Many thanks for your time and assistance.

    Kim
    khenry22@aol.com

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    1. Hi Kim! Yes, I used the Silhouette brand vinyl. It comes in a roll- I got mine at Michael's but I know you can purchase online, too! :)

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    2. oops! Forgot to tell you the name... it's the Cameo. Here's a side-by-side comparison of the 2 :) http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/select-a-silhouette

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    3. Thanks for the information:)

      Kim

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  2. Love Love my Cameo :) Thanks for the video !!!

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  3. My husband bought me a Silhouette and I am learning how to use it. This tutorial is so helpful!!! I need to make a gift for my daughter's friend so I will give it a try tonight. Thank you for sharing!!!

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    1. I'm so glad!! It's so easy once you get the hand of it...and oh, the possibilities!!

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  4. Oh the possibilities!!! I had completely forgotten that I can use my own images until I saw your water bottles on Instagram! My brain is spinning thinking of ALL that I want to make. Ha!

    Ella and Luke will for sure have the CUTEST water bottles at gymnastics!! :)

    Jill
    ABCs and Polkadots

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    1. It's like an addiction! I just labeled the hooks in our mudroom today. LOL!

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  5. Love this tutorial! thanks for sharing!

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  6. Love your tutorial. I NEED a Silhouette.

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  7. Great tutorial! I've been wondering how to cut clipart. Thanks!!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  8. Thanks for sharing. I think your video was very helpful and easy to follow!

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  9. Love, big puffy heart, the water bottles. I have been eyeing the Cameo but just wasn't sure I would use it enough to justify the cost. Well you solved that debate. I am getting it now. Your video tutorial was perfect. I saved it so I can refer back to it when I get mine. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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  10. LOVE my Cameo and LOVE this tutorial! I just cut some police badges in blue to add to some wine glasses for a friend of mine. It is a total addiction, but I am so happy I bit the bullet last year and bought mine! The educators' discount did help! And your voice did not have an accent! :)

    Ashley
    One Sharp Bunch

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  11. This is adorable! I love it! I had a Cricket and sold it. I have been thinking about replacing it with a Cameo. Thank you for the great advice and tutorial!

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  12. oh my goodness, just another way for me to use Nikki's clip art...I want one of those sillhouette machines, but I don't know...My sister in law has one...May just have to give it a try on hers and then if I my stuff looks as good as that, I am in!

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  13. How does the Circut compare to the Silhouette?? I am looking at both but just don't know enough about them.

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  14. Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm just now learning about all of the wonderful things the Silhouette will do and I am so excited to have learned this trick. Thank you!!!

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  15. You are so adorable! I love the idea of using vinyl like that...and with the cute clipart! I can't wait to make something for my two adorable nieces and then maybe something for my Kindergarten Team!

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  16. Aside from still NEEDING to get a Silhouette… I do have a question… I'm assuming the vinyl you print on is self sticking. How do you make it water proof so you can wash it over and over and it doesn't peel off?

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Thanks for taking the time to chat with me!

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