Silhouette Stamping Kit and Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

I am so excited about the Silhouette Stamping Kit.  Did you guys know that you can actually make your own stamps with the Silhouette cutting machines?  Seriously!  This has to be one of my favorite new uses for my Silhouette.  My mind is buzzing with all of the possibilities!

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But…as a blogger, I always have the upcoming Holiday and Season on my mind.  So for my first stamp project, I had Halloween running through my head.  I just shared with you some Halloween Treat Bags here and came up with another fun version.

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I will share a tutorial for how I made my stamp for the Halloween Treat Bags in an upcoming post, but today I want to share with you an awesome promotion that Silhouette is running right now so that you too can make your own stamps.

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Here are the different deals going on right now through September 13:

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A Silhouette Portrait Kit  plus the Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit

only $129.99 (a $200 value!)

This Silhouette Portrait® / stamping starter kit bundle includes:

  • Silhouette Portrait®
    • Silhouette Portrait® electronic cutting machine
    • Power cable/AC adapter
    • USB cable
    • Silhouette Studio® software
    • $10 download card
    • 8 in x 12 in cutting mat
    • Silhouette blade
    • Basic Instruction Guide
    • Portrait instructional DVD

Stamping starter kit:

  • 3 sheets of stamp material (6 in x 7.5 in)
  • Cutting mat for stamp material
  • 3 in x 4 in acrylic block
  • 2 in x 3 in acrylic block
  • 1 black ink pad
  • 10 exclusive stamp designs
  • Instructional DVD
  • Idea/Instruction book

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A Silhouette Cameo kit — plus the Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit — only $269.99 (a $329 value!)

This Silhouette CAMEO® / stamping starter kit bundle includes:

  • Silhouette CAMEO®
  • Silhouette CAMEO® electronic cutting machine
  • Power cable/AC adapter
  • USB cable
  • Silhouette Studio® software
  • $10 download card
  • 12 in x 12 in cutting mat
  • Silhouette blade
  • Basic Instruction Guide
  • CAMEO instructional DVD

Stamping starter kit:

  • 3 sheets of stamp material (6 in x 7.5 in)
  • Cutting mat for stamp material
  • 3 in x 4 in acrylic block
  • 2 in x 3 in acrylic block
  • 1 black ink pad
  • 10 exclusive stamp designs
  • Instructional DVD
  • Idea/Instruction book

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20% off the Stamping Starter Kit

— just $23.99!

Stamping starter kit includes:

  • 3 sheets of stamp material (6 in x 7.5 in)
  • Cutting mat for stamp material
  • 3 in x 4 in acrylic block
  • 2 in x 3 in acrylic block
  • 1 black ink pad
  • 10 exclusive stamp designs
  • Instructional DVD
  • Idea/Instruction book

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How can you take advantage of these deals?

Use this link:

{Silhouette Stamping Promotion}

{Click on the blue link and it will take you to the Silhouette page where you can order any of the three promotions.  Be sure to use the special discount code…}

*use code: IDEAROOM

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This is such a great deal.  Now is the perfect time to finally get that Silhouette Cameo or Portrait that you have been wanting…just in time for the Holidays.

And don’t you just LOVE the new Silhouette Stamping Kits?  Such an awesome concept.  Perfect for all your Holiday projects, gifts and home décor ideas!

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And…our awesome giveaways continue…

I get to give one Lucky Idea Room Reader their very own Silhouette Portrait!!

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If you would like to be entered for a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait machine, follow the directions in the Rafflecopter Box below.

*If you are using a mobile device, you may need to log in on a computer to enter.  It takes a moment for the Rafflecopter Widget to load, so please be patient, especially with the amount of entries.

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Be sure to come back for a full tutorial for how to make these fun Halloween Treat Bags using the Silhouette Stamping Kit.

*UPDATE: Click on the link to take you to the tutorial for these Halloween Treat Bags.

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**Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 . One winner will be chosen and given a Silhouette Portrait.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winner must respond within 48 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Easter Bunny Gift Jars & Labels

Last week, I shared with you these fun little Easter Gift Ideas.  Today I want to share with you how I made them and provide you with the free labels and bunny ear patterns.

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Since I know many of you will want to know where I got the jars, they are Starbucks Frappucino Bottles that came in a four pack from Target.  I collect these jars and use them for all sorts of fun projects.

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Then I wash them out and sterilize them in the dishwasher.  I also usually spray paint the lids white.  Since the weather has been so cold and snowy here, I was not able to spray paint the lids but had one spray painted lid laying around.

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Then I cut out some bunny ears and attached them to the rim of the glass bottle.  I used some pink polka dot cardstock to make the inner ear.

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And I also made some cute Easter labels on my Silhouette and printed and cut them out and attached them to the bottles.  I printed them out onto Silhouette’s white sticker paper.  But you can also print them out on white cardstock, cut them out with scissors and then glue them onto the jar with a glue stick.

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Fill the jars with some Easter candy or use them to serve Easter drinks in at your Easter Party or Easter Dinner.  Click on the image or links below to get access to the printables.  You will have to Like The Idea Room on Facebook.  Then click on the “Get Your Free Gift” link and on “Previous Downloads”.

I apologize for the extra steps but I have had a lot of trouble with others posting my printables and the links to them on their own websites.  I will also offer this printable free for a few days and then will move it into my Idea Room Store where it will then be sold.  So if you want to use you be sure to get it now.  I will be sharing a post later about why I have made the decision to start moving my printables into my shop after offering it free for the first couple of days.

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Easter Bunny Gift Jar Labels

Easter Bunny Gift Jar Bunny Ears

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I hope you enjoy these and would love to know if any of you end up making these this year.  And…just in case you want to partake of the Silhouette Promotion this month, you can get it by clicking on the following link and using the discount code IDEAROOM.

 

By using your promo code, you can get any of these three offers:

(1) 1 Silhouette Portrait™ and the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software for $179.99

(2) 1 Silhouette CAMEO® and the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software for $269.99

(3) The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software for $24.99

To order one of the Promotional Deals click on the exclusive link below and

use the code IDEAROOM:

Link—–> Silhouette March Promotion Deal

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

This Giveaway is now CLOSED!

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{click on image above to be taken to exclusive promotional link with the  IDEAROOM code}

Yes…you read that right! Today I get to give one of you your very own Silhouette Portrait.  I use mine all of the time for a wide variety of projects and I know there are a lot of you out there who would love a chance to have one for yourself if you don’t already own one.

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For this promotion, I whipped up some cute little Easter gift ideas.  I know…I have been a bit obsessed with these fun bottle gift ideas.  But I love how they make a simple, but cute gifts.  And they are so easy and inexpensive to make.

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I printed and cut these fun labels with my Silhouette and made some simple bunny ears to add some extra cuteness to the bottles.

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Give the bottles away to your friends filled with their favorite Easter candy or use them to serve your beverages at your Easter Dinner or parties.

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I even added a cute little cotton tail on the backside of the bottles.

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I will be sharing the labels and the pattern for the bunny ears in a later post, so be sure to come on back if you are interested in making some of these for your own personal use…But, for now, let’s take care of a little giveaway!  I know we have had a few this week, but I am sure you won’t mind one more ;)!!

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You can enter to win a Silhouette Portrait…or you can go ahead an take advantage of an awesome Silhouette Promotion with runs from now through March 8th, 2013 using my special code…IDEAROOM.

By using your promo code, you can get any of these three offers:

(1) 1 Silhouette Portrait™ and the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software for $179.99

(2) 1 Silhouette CAMEO® and the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software for $269.99

(3) The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software for $24.99

To order one of the Promotional Deals click on the exclusive link below and

use the code IDEAROOM:

Link—–> Silhouette March Promotion Deal

To enter simply follow the guidelines in the Rafflecopter box below!

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Valentine’s Day Crafts gift and milk bottles—Silhouette promotion

 I was recently sent some Double-Sided Adhesive paper from Silhouette and challenged to come up with a creative way to use it and make some Valentine’s Day Crafts.  I have never used this before and I have to tell you, I was really quite surprised with how much I enjoyed it.

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Before we get into my project and how I made it, let’s get the Silhouette February Promotion details out of the way.

This month Silhouette is offering a pretty good deal to The Idea Room readers…

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If you need a Silhouette Portrait, you can get it and the Double-sided Adhesive Starter Kit for a great deal.  Already have a Silhouette?  Then use the code IDEAROOMand get the starter kit for $12.99.  To take advantage of this deal simply click on the following link or the Silhouette Promotion image above and get started on your Valentine’s Day Crafts.

Order Silhouette February Promotion

Alright, now onto how I made these glittery milk and gift bottles.

Directions:

  1. I found some fun heart shapes in the Online Silhouette Store and downloaded them.
  2. Sized them in the Silhouette Software to 1.5 inches in width.
  3. Cut them out according to the directions on the Double-Sided adhesive box.
  4. My settings were:  Speed: 3; Thickness: 33; Blade setting: 6 using my mat and a double cut.
  5. Peel off the back yellow layer of paper on an individual heart.

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  1. Placed onto clean “milk” bottles (which are repurposed Starbucks Frappucino Bottles)
  2. Peeled off the white top layer and made sure all the adhesive was pulled out of the negative space area where I did not want any glitter.
  3. Dust glitter over the sticky adhesive and then using a clean brush, brushed away the excess glitter.

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Then fill the bottles with your favorite drink.  These bottles can be used at a Valentine’s day party in the classroom, or with your friends and family.

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For Valentine’s Day we usually have a nice candle-light family dinner.  I think I will be including these as part of the table settings this year!

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Or you could gift the jars to a special friend as a nice little Valentine’s Day gift along with some VERY RICH chocolate sweets!  Your friends will thank you!

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For the fun Heart Shaped Cookies in the photos, I simply took a favorite Chocolate Drop Cookie Recipe and cut the cookies with a heart shaped cookie cutter.  Then made a cookie sandwich by spreading some delicious Cream Cheese Frosting in between the two layers.

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Cause seriously…if you are going to eat a treat…it might as well be a good one…right?  All things in moderation of course.  So limit yourself to 2…or 3 depending on the type of day your having…haha!

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And just because I am obsessed with making labels lately…I made some fun “Bottled with love” labels.

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You can download them here….

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You have to be a FB fan to gain access to the file.  Click on “Get your free gift” at the top of the FB page and then click on “Previous Downloads”.

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You can attach the labels as a fun gift tag, or attach it directly to the bottle itself.

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Pretty fun little gift if I do say so myself.  The best part? You can use this idea for so many different things…a birthday party, gifts, showers, bridal showers…etc.

Oh…where do you get the fun Hershey Kiss Valentine’s Day labels you ask?  You can find them by heading here…

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One last thing…be sure to use the code IDEAROOM get the Silhouette Promotion.  The offer is good through the 14th of February.  You also can only get to this special offer using this link…

Order Silhouette February Promotion

Have any questions about the Silhouette Promotion or Silhouette in general or any question…feel free to ask in the comments!  Happy Crafting! xo

*Disclosure:  I was given a Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Kit by Silhouette.  However, all statements and opinions are mine.

Silhouette Winner & Black Friday Deals

I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday.  I had a great time with my family and but was happy to finally get back into my stretchy pants…oy!  I have picked a winner of the Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!

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Congratulations Becky S.  You have 48 hours to claim the Portrait or we will have to pick a new winner!!

I also have some GREAT Black Friday Deals at Silhouette that I would like to share with you along with the Silhouette DiscountCode .  All of these deals will expire on November 30, 2012.

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{To get this deal click here}

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{To get this deal click here}

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Silhouette CAMEO Rhinestones tutorial

Have any of you had a chance to use the Silhouette CAMEO Rhinestones? I had the chance to use them this last week for the very first time. Believe it or not, I was a bit nervous about the easiness of the Rhinestones.  But this was one of my easiest CAMEO Silhouette Projects to make.

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It is fairly common knowledge that I don’t love really sparkly things…except for diamonds!  But my girls love them.  I am planning on making me a sparkly shirt for the Neil Diamond Concert I will be attending with some of my favorite girlfriends this summer (Woot Woot!  Any fellow Neil Diamond fans in the house?).  But the idea I have in mind for that is a bit more involved so I decided to go with a fairly easy design for my first Rhinestone Project.

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I designed the number 8 in my Silhouette program and set it to fit the 10ss size of Rhinestones.  Then I stretched it to make it the height and width that I wanted it to be on her shirt.

Then I cut it on my Silhouette.  I made sure to choose the special Rhinestone Media setting and set my blade to a 3.  I cut it with a speed of 10 and a thickness of 33.

Then I carefully peeled off the green layer.  There were a few holes that did not come out so I simply picked them out with my Silhouette vinyl picking tool.

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Then I laid the green layer with my image onto the white sheet of cardboard that comes in your kit.  I set it into the adorable yellow box and poured in some pink Rhinestones and used the Rhinestone tool to brush the Rhinestones into place.

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Then I used this handy dandy Rhinestone Pick Me Up Tool…which was totally awesome, to easily pick up and place the stray Rhinestones in the right place.

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Peel your clear plastic sheet off of the cover and then carefully lay it on top of your Rhinestones.  Be sure to rub over the Rhinestones carefully so that each one is attached to the plastic sheet well.  Then peel the plastic layer off.  Your Rhinestones should stick to this plastic sheet.

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Transfer your Rhinestones to your shirt or the item you are adding them too.  Iron them on by placing a thin towel between the Rhinestones and the iron.

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Carefully peel away the plastic sheet.  Rhinestones should be securely attached to the shirt.  I then just placed the thin towel on the stones again and ran the iron over it for good measure!  I wanted to make sure they were on there well!

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I was really surprised with the overall ease of this project.  The hardest part was making sure you had all the Rhinestones in place…and that was pretty easy due to the fancy little Rhinestone tool I had.  You will have to purchase that separately!

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What do you think?  Need some more ideas?  Check out my other CAMEO Silhouette Projects here.

 

CAMEO and TOTE bag promotion

Hey guys! I have another Silhouette CAMEO promotion today to share with you!!

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A CAMEO + your choice of rolling tote (pink or teal) = $309.99

GO HERE and use code “IDEAROOM” to take advantage of the savings ($60!).

Already have a CAMEO but just NEED to get your hands on one of these super cute totes?

You can get yours here by using the code “IDEAROOM” which will get you your own for only $54.99.

*Promo runs from today through May 31st.

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I got me one of these cute pink CAMEO totes! And it sure has come in handy! Makes it super easy to cart around and has some great storage capabilities too.  And…can you believe how cute this fabric is? A man definitely had some help designing this bag!

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The Cameo slips right into the bottom of the bag.  Then there is ample room on top for your laptop and any silhouette supplies and cords you may need.  Brilliance!

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Click here to order yours today with the “IDEAROOM” code before this promotion ends.

Happy Birthday Sign

Today is my daughter’s TENTH Birthday. And while I was hanging up our super simple Happy Birthday Sign, I realized that I haven’t ever shared it here on the old blog.  Not that it is anything super fancy or fantastic.

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In fact it is super simple.  But sometimes when you have a lot going on, simple can be exactly what you need.  To make one all you need is to cut out your letters for the word H-A-P-P-Y-B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y onto some black scrapbook paper.  I used my Silhouette CAMEO.  Then I glued the letters onto some fun colored  polka dot cardstock I had cut out into 4 inch squares.

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If you don’t have a CAMEO, no worries…simply print (or hand draw) some letters onto your favorite paper.

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Grab some clothespins and a piece of twine or rope and string it across the room.  Super simple but fun and festive too!

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The lights? Well those are from Martha Stewart. They are powered by a battery so you don’t have to worry about what to do with the ugly electrical cord. And the battery is small enough that it is tucked right in the top of the crown molding over the door. No one is the wiser.

Silhouette CAMEO and vinyl deal

I have another Silhouette CAMEO deal for you guys this week.  Anyone need some more vinyl? If you do this is a great time to get it at a great price! Check this out!

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Silhouette CAMEO™

+

1 roll 12-inch Black Premium Vinyl

1 roll 12-inch White Premium Vinyl

1 roll 12-inch Transfer Paper

= $269.99 (MSRP: $344.96)

Use Code:

IDEAROOM

*To take advantage of this great deal you can click here!

Deal is good from May 9 to May 16, 2009.

If you already own a Silhouette CAMEO, you will be able to order Silhouette vinyl at 40% off using the same code.

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I was able to make a super simple and easy sign to go in my new laundry room with my Silhouette CAMEO.  I quickly whipped up this fun ‘herbs” sign.  I feel like it needs a little something more and thought a nice phrase in cursive under the HERB word would be nice.  Anyone have any brilliant thoughts about what that could be? Haha!

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I am leaving it like it is until some inspiration hits!

Remember…if you are interested in this great deal, you can get it by following this link…

Silhouette CAMEO and Vinyl Bundle Deal

{use code IDEAROOM}

Deal is good through May 16, 2012.

Silhouette CAMEO Giveaway

This Giveaway is now CLOSED!

I thought many of you might like this…

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a Silhouette CAMEO® Giveaway!!

 

I have one Silhouette CAMEO™ and a Heat Transfer Kit to give ONE IDEA ROOM READER!

The Silhouette CAMEO® is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 12" wide and 10 feet long. The machine also boasts a quiet motor and the ability to register and cut printed materials.

To Enter:

Main Entry:

Leave a comment on this post telling us why you would love to win!

Additional Entries:

1.  Follow the Silhouette blog.  Come back and leave a comment here letting us know.

2.  Follow Silhouette on Pinterest.  Come back and leave a comment here letting us know.

3.  Follow The Idea Room on RSS or Google Friend Connect.

4. Follow The Idea Room on Pinterest.

5.  Share this giveaway and leave a comment telling me where and how you shared it.

 

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You can also order your own Silhouette CAMEO® with a Heat Transfer Kit for $269.99 (MSRP $340)!

Silhouette CAMEO™

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Heat Transfer Kit

= $269.99

Use Code:

IDEAROOM

*To take advantage of this great deal you can click here!

**If you already have a CAMEO you can get the Heat Transfer Kit for $24.99 and/or you can get 40% off of any Heat Transfer Materials (Smooth and Flocked) click here!

I was able to make this fun Kitchen Hand Towel for my home using the Silhouette Heat Transfer Kit.  I will share the full tutorial later this week on my site.

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Want to see some other Idea Room Heat Transfer Projects?

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Dream Pillow Case

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Go Ahead and Enter…or head on over and purchase your own at that great deal!

You can find other Giveaways here to increase your odds of winning!

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*Entrants must be U.S. residents and 18 years or older to participate.

This giveaway will close on April 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm MT.

The winner will be announced back here later on April 8, 2012.

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