Family Photo Tile and a Free Cut File

I created this Family Photo Tile for the August Silhouette Challenge, using an idea I had seen in one of my Cameo Facebook groups.  Yes, Facebook groups exist for those of us who loooove our Cameos and let me say, the groups I’m in are super helpful!  Anyway, I created the Family Photo Tile using a 12×12 tile that my husband has scads of.  He bought them at Home Depot, on major clearance, and must have at least three boxes of them :).


Family Photo Tile using a Silhouette Cameo, vinyl and a favorite picture.  This would make an easy and cute gift!

So, today I want to share with you how I made this Family Photo Tile….and YOU get a FREE cut file out of it.  If, for some reason, the link to the file doesn’t work, let me know.  It should go directly to your Downloads, and you can open it in your Silhouette Studio Software from there.  If not, email me at, and I’ll send it to you as an attachment :).  This file is created for a 12×12 tile.  Remember, the design is for PERSONAL use only, not for commercial use.

Download the FREE CUT FILE HERE.


Silhouette Cameo

12×12 tile

651 Vinyl {I used a chocolate brown color}

4×6 acrylic frame {found mine at JoAnn’s}

Hot glue

Tabletop Easel {also found at JoAnn’s}

To create this, I opened a new file in Silhouette Studio.

I added a 4×6 rectangle in the top right corner of my file, because that is where I was going to place the picture.  Do this first, so you can arrange the quote around it.

Next, I added “Having somewhere to go is”, and positioned it to the left of my rectangle.  Then, I chose a fancier font and added “Home”.

I continued this with the rest of my quote.  I used the “Aubrey” font for the “Having someone….” part of the quote and a script font for the words “Home”, “Family”, and “Blessing”.  For more fun fonts, check out my “Fashionable Fonts” board on Pinterest.

Family Photo Tile FREE cut file.

Now, time to cut.  I loaded my Silhouette with chocolate brown vinyl.  While it was cutting, I hot glued my frame to the upper right hand corner of the tile.

After it was finished, I cut out the “Having somewhere to go is” with scissors, because I didn’t want to attempt to apply the WHOLE quote at once.  So, I cut it out, leaving some border around it, weeded it, and then applied it with transfer paper.  Since I applied it in individual parts, it was easier to line it up and also to position it around the frame.

I added a picture of our family beach vacation, and I was done!


I’m planning on making one for my grandma for her birthday.  And probably several for Christmas gifts.  It’s so simple, even a beginner can do it.

There are 18 other awesome bloggers sharing their Silhouette inspiration today for the August Silhouette Challenge.  Check them out!  Be inspired!



Using Silhouette Studio as a Graphics Programme by Get Silvered

Hymn Art by Unoriginal Mom

D.I.Y. Wedding Invitations by Create & Babble

Pow! Superhero Party Decorations by Lil Mrs. Tori

Family Photo Tile & A Free Cut File by My Favorite Finds

They said yes! Bridesmaid Proposal Box by Everydaypaper

Home on the Range: An Accent Pillow by Suburble

“Keep Calm” Onesie by The Thinking Closet

August Silhouette Challenge Project by Give Me a Paintbrush

Fancy Powder Room Sign by Joy & Gladness of Heart

How to Organize Cards & Photos by Super Sweet Life

It’s Time to Try a New Craft Medium by Tanya’s Creative Space

Milk Jug Crayon Bucket by It Happens in a Blink

The Gold and Beautiful by The House on Hillbrook

My First Silhouette Project: A Vinyl Chicken Decal by Life After Laundry

A Stache Bash Part 1 by Home at Eight

One Shoe Can Change Your Life by An Elegant Touch

Washi Tape Wall Art by Tried & True

Washi Tape & Vinyl Sign by Tossed Salad Life

Sharing HERE.


Carrie (903 Posts)

Carrie is the author and founder of My Favorite Finds. She likes to share her Disney travel tips, crafts, recipes, and ways that she finds JOY everyday in her life! She believes that everyday brings new joy, and that everyone needs to have a little happiness in their life! She is the wife to a sweet pastor, and mom to three kiddos-twin boys and a princess girl. Carrie is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, where she enjoys making MAGICAL vacation memories for everyone! Contact her today at to start YOUR vacation planning!


  1. Carrie, this is so pretty. I never thought of adding a photo like that. And I am going to have to borrow that quote. It really says it all. Great job on this month’s project.
    Stephanie @ The House on Hillbrook recently posted…The Gold and BeautifulMy Profile

  2. What a great way to showcase family memories. Thanks for sharing this! Such a perfect idea for gifts!
    Tori recently posted…Pow! Superhero Party DecorationsMy Profile

  3. What a beautiful quote and I love how it turned out! These definitely would make wonderful gifts. Great job!
    Meredith @ unOriginalMom recently posted…August Silhouette Challenge – Hymn ArtMy Profile

  4. I love it! I love the quote too! I want one!
    DeDe@DesignedDecor recently posted…Project Life – Vintage Travel Kit!My Profile

  5. What a great idea. the quote is lovely and the addition of the photo makes it extra special.
    Pam recently posted…Using Silhouette Studio as a Graphics ProgrammeMy Profile

  6. What a great gift idea. I would not have thought to add a photo!
    Jeanie @ create&babble recently posted…DIY Wedding Invitations {Silhouette Tutorial}My Profile

  7. Love your project. What a wonderful saying! I never thought of putting a frame like that on the tile, great idea!!

  8. That came out lovely! Thanks for sharing the tip about cutting the design down to apply it in smaller pieces.
    Valerie recently posted…They said yes! Bridesmaid Proposal BoxMy Profile

  9. Love the quote. You are right, this would make a great gift!
    Emily recently posted…Washi Tape and Vinyl Knock Please SignMy Profile

  10. Love those projects that aren’t too complicated to carry out, but pack a punch in their impact. This is one of those! And great idea to make these as gifts for family and friends. They’ll be treasured!

    So glad you joined us for The Silhouette Challenge this month, Carrie!

    The Thinking Closet
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet recently posted…“Keep Calm” Onesie with Freezer Paper Stenciling & Silhouette WinnerMy Profile

  11. This is a wonderful idea, I think I will be making this as a grandparents day gift in the next couple days! Thank you so much!
    Brenna @ Life After Laundry recently posted…Back to SchoolMy Profile

  12. Very cool decor or gift idea!

  13. This is wonderful! I’ve never thought to put a picture on a tile with the vinyl lettering but this has definitely given me some inspiration for future projects.
    Angela @Little Blue’s Room recently posted…Wordless Wednesday {Almost} #5My Profile

  14. Absolutely beautiful and so nice of you to supply the file!

  15. Love this! Fabulous job. I can’t wait to get a Silhouette someday.
    Kathleen recently posted…Quick weekend – Leash hanger projectMy Profile

  16. I love that quote! It would, indeed, make a great gift. After seeing what a great job you did, I may have to get a Silhouette.
    Alli recently posted…Cait’s 25th Birthday PartyMy Profile


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