a silhouette tote project:

June 24, 2010

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so in case you missed it, there is an
awesome silhouette sd giveaway going on this week!

i thought i'd post another project of things that this wonderful machine can make. i had some navy tote bags leftover from another project i had and i wanted to make a friend a tote bag. she loves horses, so i decided to just use the hello, friend tag line, "you are loved" and add the horse beneath.

silhouette has this great heat transfer material -- you just make your design and insert the paper into your silhouette and it cuts out whatever design you want!

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just click below to see the simple step by step instructions
for the silhouette heat transfer process.


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so with the silhouette, there are different caps for the adjustment of cutting. since, i am using the flocked heat transfer, i have to use the pink cap.

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simply load your paper into the silhouette and send your design file.
it will start cutting your design within seconds!

(oh, and if any of you are curious, here is what the computer files look like)

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this was my design in illustrator. since i am doing an iron on, i have to 'mirror' my design.

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so the design is now mirrored and ready for printing!



anyway, once the silhouette has cut my design,
i now remove the negative background:
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and leave only what i am going to transfer onto the tote.

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i use an xacto to remove all the little pieces in the letters and it's ready to go!

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i place the design exactly where i want it printed.

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iron it on..

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peel the clear paper off and it's done!

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i now have a sweet and unique tote for my friend :)
a really fun and easy gift!

go over and enter the giveaway to win a silhouette for yourself!
or check out the reader exclusive deal to buy a silhouette for a great price!


27 hello's:

  1. Cute cute! How did I miss this? It would make the perfect dance bag!

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  2. Ps... good call on giving step by step instructions. I would have been real lost otherwise.

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  3. So I found this blog yesterday thanks to a tumblr post, and it's become my new favorite thing! It's so pretty and interesting.. thank you for being a happy little piece of internet.

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  4. awwwww i LOVE the bag you made, it's soo cute! the horse is adorable, you are such a great friend! i totally would have forgotten the mirror the image step and would end up with the font backwards, haha!!

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  5. really sweet. love it!

    www.missmollyfashions.blogspot.com

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  6. This gonna be one of my favorite weekend project i can't wait!

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  7. How cute!! I'm so glad you shared this!! I soo want one!! (the tote...but also the silhouette :)

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  8. i want this machine! ps. love the tote

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  9. oh my! i hope i win! *crosses fingers*

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  10. I love this bag! So cute! I hope I win!

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  11. Another great project. i wan to win this thing! Joan thepottingghed-anythinggoeshere.blogspot.com/

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  12. Holy schmoly!! I have a Roland Stika that would work with these as well. Thank you for sharing the project- I am off to order some transfer paper!

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  13. Oh Hellooo! :)
    Wanted to let you know I gave your amazing, unreal, and so creative blog a "Sugar Doll Blog" award!!! You make my day with all of your posts!

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  14. so pretty and so fun!
    can you use any paper with the silhouette?

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  15. brilliant ;)
    what can't this machine do? :D

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  16. I thought it didn't work with mac!?
    Suddenly it's much more interesting if it does!

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  17. Hey, the Silhouette website said it comes with software for Windows, so I figures it wouldn't work on a Mac and was sad. So: It does work on a Mac as well?

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  18. happy to find your blog danni, it's darling. hope you find mine as well. xo

    m.fay
    http://amateurcouture.com

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  19. That just makes me want to win it even more....
    Have a great weekend :)

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  20. was an article I liked. Thanks for sharing....

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  21. Adorable! LOVE THIS!

    Did you announce the silhouette winner yet?

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