You all know how much I adore my Silhouette machine. Now that I have it, I don't know how I lived without it! But I haven't had a chance to try all the cool things yet, so when Silhouette asked if I wanted to try the rhinestones, I jumped at the chance to bling out my stuff! (Remember, I'm the only girl in a house of boys.)
But they also offered to let one of our readers win a Silhouette machine with a rhinestone starter kit!! Plus we have a coupon code for a huge discount on the Silhouette bundle with the Rhinestone Kit, and all other rhinestone products in the Silhouette store are on sale! Here are the details:
Enter here to win a Silhouette Rhinestone Bundle including:
A Silhouette SD
The Rhinestone starter kit (see contents below)
3 additional packs of rhinestones
And 1 Pick Me Up tool
The Rhinestone Starter Kit Bundle includes:
The Silhouette SD
2 sheets of rhinestone template material
2 sheets of rhinestone transfer tape
2 rhinestone backing boards
1 rhinestone placement brush
1 CD of rhinestone images
1 pack of clear 10ss rhinestones
1 pack of clear 16ss rhinestones
1 pack of clear 20ss rhinestones
1 pack of pink 10ss rhinestones
and 1 Pick-Me-Up tool
To enter the giveaway, leave us a comment with your name and what you'd bling if you had the Silhouette and rhinestone kit. Do it by April 26th, and we'll post our winner on the 27th. (Don't forget to be sure we have a way to contact you--look what happened last time we gave a Silhouette away!)
Now if you're not feeling all that lucky, we also have a promo code so you can purchase your own Silhouette Rhinestone Bundle and get everything above for just $229! It's going for $350 on the Silhouette web site, so that's over $120 in savings! Wouldn't this make a dreamy Mother's Day gift? :)
The promo code for the Silhouette SD Rhinestone Bundle is LITTLEBIRDIE, and it's only good through April 26th!!
Also, if you already have a Silhouette, all rhinestone products will be 30% off through the 26th--no coupon code needed!
Okay, after you stop hyperventilating, keep reading. I have a quick Silhouette rhinestone tutorial for you so you can see just how fun they are!
Silhouette Rhinestone Monogrammed Apron Tutorial
This is one of my darling aprons I bought from Flirty Aprons. It's completely adorable, and already has a little bling, but I thought it needed a few hot pink rhinestones!
First, I cut the lowercase monogram "m" with my Silhouette SD machine (the whole alphabet is available on the CD that comes in the starter kit) on the green rhinestone template material. There are three sizes of each letter, one for each size of rhinestones they offer, so choose the right size and don't resize it at all. Very important. I chose the smallest size and the 10ss rhinestones.
I peeled off the green template and punched out the holes that remained, then stuck it on the rhinestone backing board. Now it's time to dump out your sparkly bling bling!
Using the placement brush, I moved the rhinestones around until most of them were in place, right-side up.
Then I used the Pick Me Up tool to place the few that didn't make it in the open spots.
Next I covered my design with a piece of the rhinestone transfer tape and pressed down to make sure all the rhinestones adhered. They did!
And then I placed the design near the top of my apron. Too cute.
I covered my design with a dishtowl, and with my iron on the wool setting, I heat set it for about 50 seconds.
I peeled off the transfer tape slowly, and they all stuck to the apron! Yea!
Then I turned the apron over, covered the spot where the design was with my towel again, and ironed the back for another 50 seconds. This draws the glue into the fabric so they will really stay in place.
And voila! No one in my house will ever question whose apron this is (not that they did in the first place, but it sure looks extra cute, now!).
My favorite thing about this was how quick and easy it was! I thought it was going to take a lot longer. I've got another rhinestone project coming up, so come back soon! And don't forget to enter our Silhouette Rhinestone bundle giveaway, or take this coupon code over to SilhouetteAmerica.com and get one for a killer deal! The code is LITTLEBIRDIE. And here's a link to all the rhinestone goodness you can imagine, all at 30% off! Have fun!
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