Keeping it Simple: December 2011

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Silhouette Promotion

You all know how much I love my CAMEO.  It's awesome and I feel like I have only scratched the surface of what it can do with it!  Do you want one, well you're in luck because you can get the new CAMEO plus the fabric ink starter kit for just $299, that's a $40 savings!  Just use code SIMPLE for the discount.  Already have a machine, you can get 20% off all fabric ink products!


Here is a shirt I decorated with the fabric ink starter kit.
Here is how I made it:
1) I cut out the design and removed the image to leave the stencil.
2) Using the transfer paper, I put the design on the shirt.
3) Using the sea sponge, I painted the design.

 I ironed the paint and now I have a fun shirt!
Go get your CAMEO now because this sale ends on January 5th and there is a limited supply!  Add your CAMEO and fabric ink starter kit to the cart separately and then use code SIMPLE to get them for only $299!
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Silhouette Promotion: Fabric Ink

It's time for another Silhouette promotion!!  Do you have some Christmas money that you've been saving?  Well you're in luck because you can get the new CAMEO plus the fabric ink starter kit for just $299, that's a $40 savings!  Just use code SIMPLE for the discount.  Already for a Silhouette, you can get 20% off all fabric ink products!

Starter kit includes:
  • 2 oz bottle of black fabric ink
  • 3 feet of see-through stencil vinyl and clear transfer tape
  • Silhouette hook
  • mixing tray
  • sea sponge
  • foam brush
  • exclusive download card good for 10 stencil designs
  • idea booklet and instruction guide
  • instructional DVD



Here's what I made with the fabric ink starter kit, I fun scarf.  

This is how I made it:
1) I cut out the fabric ink vinyl with the CAMEO.  I used the same settings as I do with vinyl: blade 1, thickness 12 and speed 8

2) I the peeled away the design, leaving the stencil.
3) I then put the transfer paper over the design.
4) I then put the stencil onto the fabric and then took off the transfer paper.
5) I painted the scarf.
Here is it all done
6) I took off of the vinyl and ironed the ink (once it was dry) to set in the fabric.


The fabric ink is really fun to use, you can do a variety of things with it.  Here are a few more examples that you can do with it.

Mix colors
Distress and multi color designs

Go get your new CAMEO and fabric ink now!!  Use code SIMPLE for the discount!  You must add the CAMEO and starter kit separately to get the discount.
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Tot Thursday: Paper Plate Snowman

This is the craft I did at my oldest son's Christmas party last week.  It was super easy but prefect for the kids to make.  They turned out so cute!  

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Baby name onesie

Two of my family members had little baby girls this summer, so I had to make them something. I love putting the names on things, because then people know that it was made just for them!


This is how I made it:
1) Using my Silhouette studio, I typed their names. I mirrored the images.

2) I cut the letters out with the glossy side of the heat transfer down. I used purple tshirt vinyl and flocked black vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.

3) I first ironed on the purple vinyl.

4) Then I ironed on the black name.

5) I removed the plastic.

And just like that, she has a cute personalized onesie!

Here is the other one I made.


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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: 4x4 Monthly Tiles

I really like to make Christmas gifts each year. The only problem is, it gets harder and harder each year to come up with something to make for my parents and in-laws. Neither of them really need anything and both have limited wall space. So I wanted to make them something that is little and that they can use all year round. This is what I came up with, 4x4 tiles that are decorated for each month of the year.



This is how I made it:
1) I got all of my months designed in Silhouette Studio.

2) Then I divided the images up by color.

3) I cut out all of the different images with my CAMEO. This took forever! My machine was running for at least 3 hours straight. Next time, I don't think I'll use as intricate images and won't make 4 sets of them at the same time :)

4) I took some 4x4 tiles. I got mine at Home Depot for $.16 each.

5) Then I started applying the vinyl to the tiles. I used my Expressions Vinyl for this.

I continued to decorate all the tiles. Some had more details than others.

Phew.... they are done. I love how they turned out!

So here they all are. I'll tell you the month and colors of Expressions vinyl I used.
January: navy and silver. February: red and soft pink. March: Lime tree-green.

April: ice blue and maize. May: purple, soft pink and ice blue. June: yellow, gentian blue, red, lime tree-green, brown and black.

July: gentian blue and red. August: yellow, black, purple, and gentian blue. September: red, yellow, gentian blue, lime tree-green, black, light brown and soft pink.

October: black and orange. November: orange, maize, red, brown, light brown and black. December: silver, red and lime tree-green.

I stacked all of them together placing a piece of 4x4 paper in between so they don't rub.

I put them on a cute little easel and now I have a little decoration for each month of the year, because I had to make one for myself :)


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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Motivate Me Monday #102


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

I hope that everyone had a magical Christmas!!  We got to spend the holiday with my family.  It was so fun to be around family again for Christmas, it's been 5 years since we were with my family for Christmas.  I have missed the loudness, lack of sleep and bingo (we play that on Christmas Eve every year) that my family brings.


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Subway Art

I love my Subway art and of course I couldn't leave out Christmas!  I used my CAMEO and cut the words out of Expressions Vinyl.   I used these colors: red, white and green





Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tot Thursday: Hand reindeer

I saw this idea and thought it was super cute, so I had to make it with my kids.  Little reindeer out of hands! I need to restock my craft box... I didn't have much to decorate them with.  
1) We traced the hands.  Next time I think that I'll trace my hand or use my oldest son's hand, the little ones were a little too little. 

2) We decorated them.  My youngest two just love getting on the table, even during dinner.....
You can add a ribbon and make them into ornaments too!

Here is a picture from where I got the idea


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