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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Another Kid Friendly Craft Project with my Silhouette Cameo

I bought my Silhouette Cameo, several years ago, during a Black Friday Sale.  If you are not aware, SewCalGal researches and shares insights on steals and deals throughout the year, but my favorite is Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales where I'll share insights on Fingertip Shopping.

Today I'm playing catch up, which includes picking winners on four sponsored giveaways hosted at SewCalGal during the It's All About Kids blogging event last week.  There were 11 giveaways hosted on the participating blogs in this event, several still have open giveaways, including one sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop at Ivory Spring.

I thought I'd share another kid friendly craft project, perfect for kids of all ages, which I quickly and easily made with  my Silhouette Cameo.

I enjoy using my Cameo to cut fabrics, cardstock, metal, leather, plastic, vinyl and a variety of other materials for quilting, mixed media, machine applique' embroidery and many other fun crafty projects.  I'm also excited to see the growing popularity of this cutter within the quilting, sewing and embroidery communities, where I now see many designers also releasing their designs with files that we can use to cut fabrics on the Silhouette.  While I will later strive to increase awareness of such designers, today I'm focusing on what is called a "print-n-cut" project.

Basically, the Print-N-Cut technique allows you to take a design file, print it on your printer, place that printout in your silhouette to cut the design you printed and then use that cutout on your quilt, t-shirt, greeting card, etc..  The possibilities are endless.

I've found this technique to work well when I print-n-cut using EQ Printables to make quilt labels, or photo silhouettes, applique shapes, etc..

While you can use your own photo or clipart, for this project I used one of thousands of fun designs that you can purchase from the Silhouette online store

Using the Silhouette software I sized the design for my project to get 3 shapes for a single piece of t-shirt transfer material.  I printed the t-shirt transfer and used cut out the shapes with my Silhouette.  Can you imagine how long it would have taken to cut these shapes by hand?  Too long to want to do this project for me!

It was easy to take these shapes and iron the transfer onto t-shirts, but the possibilities are endless.

This sweet design transferred to the t-shirts beautifully, even on the pink t-shirt.

Sweet.  And definitely a fun kid friendly project, or depending on the age, a fun family craft project.

Have you ever used t-shirt transfer paper to embellish a t-shirt or other items? If so, how did your experience go?  Any tips to share?  Do you have a favorite brand of printable t-shirt transfer material?

Seems like these could also make for fun Holiday gifts.  Which reminds me, the last monthly linky party to Make Handmade Gifts For Christmas will be hosted on SewCalGal November 15th to the 25th.  We're getting down to the wire to be ready to give handmade gifts for the holidays.  Click the tab on my blog labeled "A Handmade Christmas Challenge" for more info, as well as links to the monthly challenges.  Everyone is invited to join and share any type of handmade project that they make for holiday gifts for the 2014 season.  Great way to find and share inspirational handmade gift ideas, as well as ideas for decorating your home for the holidays with handmade items.

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Jacqueline said...

I have not done any t shirt transfers but am looking forward to seeing the comments.

have you applied fusible to fabric and cut out shapes on your cutter?

Createology said...

This is such a sweet little transfer. I have not used any of this product however it looks like you have it mastered. Creative T Bliss...