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Book Review: Crafty Cuttings – The Plotter’s Compendium (Silhouette Cameo)

I’ve mentioned on the blog several times that before you start selling anything made with your Silhouette Cameo that you should know how to work your machine – I mean really know how to work your machine. If you haven’t mastered it yet, I’m thrilled to share another book review with you today. Crafty Cuttings – …

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Book Review: How to Use Your Silhouette Ebook by Craft-e-Corner

I say it all the time on Cutting for Business: Learn to use your machine before you start selling items. My favorite analogy for this situation is you wouldn’t want a doctor to operate on you just because they ordered surgical tools online; so don’t make your customers buy products from someone that just bought …

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Book Review: The Ultimate Silhouette Guide by Silhouette School

I’ve had several Cutting for Business readers ask me for how-to instructions on features in Silhouette Studio or specific projects with the Silhouette Cameo. I try to stick closely to topics related to running a business with your die cutting machine and often refer readers to Melissa at Silhouette School. If you haven’t had a …

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Tutorial: How to Use the Logo It to Line Up Heat Transfer Vinyl Chest Designs

Today on Cutting for Business, we are going to wrap up the tutorials related to lining up heat transfer vinyl (HTV). If you remember a few weeks ago, I introduced readers to the Tee Square It which will help you line up your HTV designs perfectly and quickly. (You can find those tutorials here and …

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Tutorial: How to Use Pressing Pillows in Your Heat Press

Heat press users will know that some items are more difficult to press such as infant bodysuits, shirts with pockets, or items with zippers or thick seams. In the past, I’ve folded a hand towel and placed it inside the garment that I am pressing a design onto. This method works okay, but I’ve had some …

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Tutorial: How to Use a Tee Square It to Line Up Your HTV Designs Perfectly

When you use your Silhouette or Cricut to create shirts for sale, your number one concern should be the quality of your product. When working with shirts, one of the biggest quality issues is lining up the design correctly. Can you imagine going through a rack of shirts at your favorite store and each of …

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CB09 Blade Holder and Blades in Your Silhouette Cameo

Several readers have written to me asking if I knew how to save money on supplies they use daily – like their Silhouette Cameo blades which wear out fast. Here are two ways to save money on your blades. CB09 Blades Use a third party blade and blade holder like the CB09 blades by Graphtec. I …

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Review: Time Management Book and Planner Review

Last week, I finished reading Time Management Mama: Making Use of the Margins to Pursue your Passions by authors and fellow bloggers Sarah Korhnak and Beth Anne Schwamberger. I found the book mentioned on Instagram and decided to check it out – since time management isn’t my strongest skill. Before reading the book, my time management strategies were based loosely …

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