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Bummer: Silhouette discontinued manufacturing of the Silhouette Curio in 2021. However, they remain popular with many crafters – especially jewelry makers. If you are interested in the Silhouette Curio, you can usually pick one up on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, or your favorite local buy/sell app.
Kelly from Finding Time to Create stopped in to share her favorite unique Silhouette Curio projects.
10 Unique Projects to Make with a Silhouette Curio
- These are framed pieces of stipple art on canvas panels using markers in a Curio with the stippling function in Silhouette Studio.
- Metal stipple art on a thin metal sheet.
- Stipple art from photographs. These are black and white photos converted to tiny dots in Silhouette Studio, then stippled with a marker by the Curio. Personalized products, anyone?
- Faux letterpress prints. This print & deboss project uses the Curio embossing tool and the soft emboss mat to press into the printout, giving it a letterpress look. Add more depth and texture to your printables!
- Print & emboss cards. The letters are subtly raised up, giving a nice texture to the card.
- This is another piece of debossed art, but this one has vinyl inlaid within the debossing detail.
Craft Foam Creations
- The Curio with its deep-cut blade can cut thick craft foam to add even more depth to cards and other crafts.
Scratch Board Art
- This piece uses the Curio etching tool and a sketch design to create a unique piece of scratchboard art, which is much too thick to run through a Cameo.
Etched Metal Art
- This Joy of Christmas piece and this metal etch butterfly piece use the Curio etching tool and the unlocked Silhouette Studio emboss effect feature to turn normal cut files into etched metal art.
- Finally, the same etching tool used in the Curio can engrave metal blanks to create personalized jewelry.
A huge thanks to Kelly Wayment for stopping in and sharing these projects.
Curious about the Silhouette Curio product details? This Amazon product listing has more information.
Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.