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.

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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 Portrait Giveaway

This Giveaway is now CLOSED!

If you have been following me for the past couple of years…then you know how much I enjoy my Silhouette CAMEO.  I have used it SEVERAL times on all sorts of different home décor and crafting projects in and around my house.

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Well, Silhouette has come up with a smaller version of the CAMEO with all of the same great features.  I can’t even begin to tell you how happy this makes me!  The Silhouette Portrait weighs only 3.5 pounds which makes it perfect for a girls craft night out…or a trip to your friend’s house for a fun project, the Portrait can be carried easily wherever you  may need to go.

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Silhouette Portrait™

 

The Silhouette Portrait™ 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 8″ wide and 10 feet long. The machine also has the ability to register and cut printed materials.

Contents:

  • Silhouette Portrait™ electronic cutting tool
  • Silhouette Studio® software for Windows XP and higher, and Mac® OS X 10.6.8 and higher
  • 50 exclusive cuttable designs
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • 8″ cutting mat
  • Cutting blade
  • $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
  • Basic Instruction Guide

Want to see the Silhouette Portrait in action?  You can check out this Silhouette Portrait Video.

So what do you say…do you want to try to win one for yourself?  Simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter entry below to enter for your chance to win a Silhouette Portrait!

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Be sure to check back in early for some awesome Black Friday (November 23) news too!!  I will also be checking to make sure that the winner has completed all the necessary steps or a new one will be selected.

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Here are some other gals giving away a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait this week too:

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

This giveaway will close on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm MT.

The winner will be announced back here later on the same day. 

One winner will be chosen via Random.org and will have

24 hours to claim it or another winner will be chosen.

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.

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™

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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.

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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)!

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Heat Transfer Kit

= $269.99

Use Code:

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*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.