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LIVE Tutorial with Katrina from Dots and Bows Designs christmas cookie decorating cutting tools holiday pyo silhouette studio silkscreen stencils stencil materials tutorial weeding Dec 17, 2020

On December 9th, I went LIVE with Katrina from Dots and Bows! What better way to share the Christmas spirit than to participate in her 12 Days of Christmas? We talked about designing a silk screen stencil in Silhouette Studio using Katrina's artwork. 

In this LIVE we covered so many...

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Silk Screen Stencils Materials and Tools You Need To Get The Job Done cricut easy press heat press heat transfer vinyl silhouette cameo silk screen silkscreen stencils transfer tape vinyl weeding Dec 02, 2020

In our last post, we explained the differences between traditional stencils and silk screen stencils. If you missed that post, make sure you check that one out first!

To create a silk screen design, you will start with the original image you'd use to make a traditional stencil with bridges,...

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The Differences Between Traditional Stencils and Silk Screen Stencils bridging cookie community cookie decorating cookie stencils cookiers cricut htv silhouette cameo silkscreen stencils traditional stencils weeding Oct 30, 2020

 

When it comes to deciding which type of cookie stencil to use, much of it will come down to personal preference. I want to share what I know about both types of stencils so that you will have the information you need to decide which method will work best for you. Both types of...

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Post #2 in our "Wondering What You Need to Cut Cookie Stencils?" Series cookie community cookie decorating cookie stencils cookiers cricut cut cutting tools silhouette cameo stencil materials storage Oct 07, 2020

This is part 2 of the What Do You Need to Cut Cookie Stencils? Series!

In the first post of the series, I discussed some of the most important things you need when you decide to start cutting stencils. If you missed it, be sure to check it out here, so you can decide which machine and cutting...

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Fall Cookie-A-Thon 2020 cookie-a-thon Aug 30, 2020

 The Colorful Cookie Fall Cookie-A-Thon Is Coming Soon!!

Are you ready to learn some amazing sugar cookie decorating techniques from talented cookiers right in your own home!?! Members of The Colorful Cookie Club are planning a day of online learning about all things cookie for cookiers...

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Post #1 in our "Wondering What You Need to Cut Cookie Stencils?" Series blades cricut mats silhouette cameo Aug 19, 2020

Using stencils for cookie decorating is a fun way to add creativity and a unique touch to your cookies! One of the questions I get asked over and over is, "What do I need to start cutting stencils?" So, I've compiled a list of things you will need to get going!

When we start something new, there...

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Global Cookie Community - Find Cookiers Near You! cookie community cookiers facebook groups friend Aug 12, 2020

Want to meet cookie friends who live near you? I love my cookie friends who live close to me. Getting together is fun! Being part of the Cookie Community is one of the greatest joys of my life! I love being able to swap tips, teach fun things, share information and stories with all of you...

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Using Glaze to Decorate Sugar Cookies Aug 12, 2020

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There are so many wonderful options and techniques when it comes to sugar cookie decorating! Today, my friend Cameo and I are giving you the dish on how to use glaze icing for your decorating! 

I've always been a fan of royal icing for my cookies but I...

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Royal Icing for Decorated Sugar Cookies Jul 13, 2020

We all know what a beautifully decorated sugar cookie looks like. It's a work of art that seems almost too pretty to eat. The way to get from plain ole cookie to edible art is royal icing! I'm sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks about royal icing to help you create some of your...

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No More Wasting Stencil Material! Jun 19, 2020

Are you tired of wasting stencil material and want to know how to identify and fix the problem? I’m here to help! I wasted my fair share of stencil material when I began learning how to use my cutting machines and sometimes it still happens. For the most part, though, my cuts are now...

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It's Ok To Focus On You Sometimes Jun 02, 2020

Does everything seem overwhelming to you right now? Goodness! The past few weeks have been surreal. Sometimes this cookie thing can feel overwhelming all by itself, but now...with everything going on in the world, you may be even more stressed. It may be a slow time...

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Super Simple DIY Weeding Tool Hack Mar 20, 2020

It’s time for another super simple (and super inexpensive) silkscreen cookie stencil assembly tip! If you are a member of The Colorful Cookie Club, you may have seen me talk about this (along with some other great tricks) during one of our Thursday Night LIVE tutorials. One of our members,...

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Silk Screen Cookie Stencils Got You Confused? Mar 04, 2020

If you design and cut your own silkscreen cookie stencils, this is another great tip for you! And if you are thinking about designing and cutting silk screen cookie stencils, you will want to keep this handy little tip bookmarked. I always say that it is a brain teaser. The type of vinyl makes...

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Clean Those Little Bits of Stencil Material Off of Your Cutting Mat Feb 19, 2020

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If you design and cut your own cookie stencils, you will totally relate to this blog post. If you are thinking about designing and cutting cookie stencils, you will want to keep this handy little tip in mind.

Have you ever wondered how to get all those...

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What Cutting Machine Do I Need To Make Cookie Stencils? beginners cookie stencils cricut cutting machine design space silhouette cameo silhouette studio silk screen materials traditional stencils Jan 31, 2020

Which Cutting Machine Should I Buy?

Blog Post Updated March 2022

WHICH CUTTING MACHINE IS BEST FOR MAKING COOKIE STENCILS? WHICH MACHINE WILL I LIKE BETTER? THE CRICUT OR THE SILHOUETTE CAMEO?

This is the number one question that I get asked. The other most asked questions are, “How do I...

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Take Your Cutting Machine Out of the Box! Jan 31, 2020

How many of you know the quote that I am famous for? You know the one where I make that funny face and say…

“Get that machine out of the BOX!”

Did you get a new Cricut or a Cameo cutting machine for Christmas? Or maybe you got one just for fun years ago and it’s...

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