How to get the Free Shape of the Week in Silhouette Studio

Getting free files is awesome, but with so much to learn with a new machine, it can become overwhelming to keep up!

Check out this video. I will walk you through the process for accessing, downloading, and installing the Free shape of the week that Silhouette provides all Cameo owners!

Check it out here!

If you’re looking for more free stuff, check out my favorite place to get free commercial use fonts!

Happy crafting,
Kathy Whimsy Willow Creations

Make Words Curve in Silhouette Studio 4.1 | Learn How

Make Words Curve in Silhouette Studio 4.1

Fellow crafters, are you searching for how to make words curve in Silhouette Studio 4.1? This is a very valuable skill, and I was so excited when I learned how!

Did I mention it’s super easy?

Once you learn, you’ll be on your way to making car decals, school spirit shirts, framed word art and more!

My video tutorial for how to make words curve in Silhouette Studio

What can you make once you know how to curve text in Silhouette Studio?

  1. Car Decals with school logos. The curved text above and below adds dimension, and the cool factor!
  2. Awesome shirts like this one are also a great thing to make. (this one shows how to make words curve with Silhouette Studio using the elipse tool pulled out like a football). Class of 2028 SVG
  3. In addition, the images below are examples of how to make words curve with Silhouette Studio using the elipse tool. If you hold down the shift key in Silhouette Studio after selecting the elipse tool it makes a circle. Just make sure you don’t let go of the shift key first, or it will switch back to an elipse. This feature is also useful for making Cookies for Santa plates. Who doesn’t love cookies?                                                                                                                                                                        Curved text made with silhouette studiocookies for santa sample of how you can make words curve in Silhouette Studio
  4. Using the same technique, you could easily transfer custom designs to glass windows, wooden signs, and more! The possibilities are endless!

Let’s recap! To make words curve in Silhouette Studio

  1. Draw a Shape with the shape tool menu
  2. Use the text tool to type your words
  3. Double click the text until the green box pops up.
  4. Grab the small circle with the crosshairs and drag it to the part of the shape you want the text to contour to.
  5. Adjust the text until it’s just right. After that, with only the text selected, Right Click and select Convert to Path.

Don’t forget to delete the shape you were following, so that it doesn’t accidentally cut.

That’s it. You now know everything you need to make text curve in Silhouette Studio. Therefore, go forth and craft amazing things. If you need more help check out the blog or find us on Facebook!

One last thing, if you are still running on Silhouette Basic, and are interested in learning other features besides how to make text curve in Silhouette Studio, check out Design Edition Upgrade Features, where I walk you through some of my favorite features you get when you upgrade.


Happy Crafting,

Kathy Whimsy Willow Creations

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Silhouette Studio Upgrade – Should you buy it?

Should I Buy a Silhouette Studio Upgrade?

Looking for reasons why you should do a Silhouette Studio Upgrade? I did years ago, and am so glad I did!

With this in mind, keep reading, and I’ll share my reasons for upgrading Silhouette Studio, how and where I got my Silhouette Studio Upgrade from Basic to Designer and Designer to Business, and finally what you can do after the Silhouette Studio upgrade!

No regrets, you are going to love your Silhouette Studio Upgrade, I promise! Continue reading “Silhouette Studio Upgrade – Should you buy it?”