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Thanksgiving Place Cards

Did you know that heat transfer can be used on a variety of media? There are so many options outside of fabric. Today I’m showing you how to create easy, beautiful Thanksgiving place cards using heat transfer on wood. It adheres beautifully—and once you’re all done with Thanksgiving dinner, you can simply attach a ribbon to the back and turn them into ornaments for the tree. I love a double-duty craft! Supplies Needed: Wood Slices (found at craft stores) Silhouette CAMEO® 12-Inch Glitter Heat Transfer (black) Ratchet Blade (included with your CAMEO) Iron (or heat press) Archer Font (ID #151172)…

Glow In The Dark Batman™ Cape

I’m so excited to share this kids craft with you today! There’s a lot to love about this Batman™ cape. Not only does it glow in the dark, but you don’t even need sewing skills to make the cape!   What you’ll need: Silhouette CAMEO®, Portrait®, or Curio™ black t-shirt scissors hook and loop fastener glow-in-the-dark heat transfer material black smooth heat transfer material hook iron and ironing board pressing cloth     Step One   Open up the design and resize it. I ungrouped it and filled in the colors to help me visualize how I needed to cut the pieces…

Heat Transfer Custom Throw Pillow

Cari here with you today & I’m super excited to be sharing a project that I made this fabulous “I love you” design.  You are going to love this design!  I was thrilled with it when I got it and my mind was racing with a million ideas!!   I decided to create a heat transfer image for a pillow cushion to put on our bed.       Supplies: Silhouette CAMEO® Heat Transfer (silver) Iron & pillow cushion     STEP ONE:   Open up the design in your Silhouette software.  Resize the image for the project you are crewing….

Girl’s Halloween Tee

When it comes to Halloween, I can’t help but want to go all out with fun decorations, homemade costumes, and even festive t-shirts like this one. Of course, Halloween doesn’t have be all orange and black. The gold and purple complement each other really well on this shirt. I’ve been waiting for a reason to break out the gold fabric ink since it’s oh so gorgeous. It’s pretty thick so it only took one layer to give me the coverage I wanted. If you’re impatient like me and don’t like waiting for the fabric ink to dry, try using a…

Train Jacket

I am oh so ready for it to feel like fall around here. While I’m (impatiently) waiting for the temps to drop, I decorated my son’s new jacket with the help of my CAMEO. My little boy lives and breathes trains so he was thrilled when I let him pick out the design.   He carries a toy train everywhere he goes so I thought it would be fun to put the design on the pockets. Because of the jacket’s zipper I needed to split the design in half. If you’ve never done this before it is actually very easy….

Flocked Dinosaur Tee

I spotted this cool dinosaur skeleton design to add to a plain blue tee for my son.     I cut the design out of white flocked heat transfer material. If you’re new to working with heat transfer material, consider starting with a light color of flocked heat transfer material. The cuts are more visible in the flocked heat transfer material which makes it easier to weed the design.       I made the dinosaur skeleton large enough to wrap around to the back of the shirt so it took some caution while ironing it to the side seam….

Glitter Baby Bib

Whenever I hear someone is expecting, my mind starts spinning with all the things I want to make. I like to show my excitement by gifting something handmade and heartfelt to the new arrival. Since you can never have too many bibs, I dolled up a plain pink bib with Silhouette’s glitter heat transfer material.     The cupcake base was cut out of smooth heat transfer material in white. You’ll notice that the heart shape wasn’t in the original cupcake design. I wanted some of the pink from the bib to peek through so I copied the heart outline…

Nautical Tank Using Heat Transfer

I love everything about heat transfer material. It’s precise, quick to apply, and can produce designs as simple or complex as you’d like. This time I was in a bit of a rush and needed something fast. Can you believe that I had this sailboat tank ready for my son to wear within ten minutes?! If you’re new to working with heat transfer material or need to create something quickly, I’d suggest starting with as simple a design as possible. I chose this particular sailboat design because it didn’t have a lot of intricate pieces to weed out once cut….

Lizard Pocket Tee

The first time I tried Silhouette’s heat transfer material I was instantly hooked. Personalized t-shirts (and so much more) in minutes…yes please! It’s fun being able to add an interesting touch to a boring old shirt. This adorable lizard tee is easy to make and far from boring!   The lizard design was cut from neon green heat transfer material. When working with heat transfer material don’t forget to flip your design before it is cut, especially if you’re cutting text. When I cut small designs out of heat transfer material I like to draw two rectangular boxes around my…

Floral Baby Onesie

I absolutely LOVE this print and cut floral pattern for one of the free designs in May. When I was thinking of how to use it and saw my friends baby shower coming up, I thought what better way than adding this beauty to a onesie for her sweet baby girl. Open up the Print &  Cut floral design in Silhouette Studio. Note: When using Silhouette’s printable heat transfer paper, you will want to be sure to mirror your images. Simply select your design and click object, mirror, flip horizontally. Before printing, you will need to add registration marks, which is located on…

Child’s Art Apron

Getting crafty with kids is such a blast! The only part I’m not crazy about is the cleanup. My son gets really into it so we always end up with a mess on his clothes. I picked up this plain child sized apron when I was browsing the aisles of the craft store. With some blue heat transfer material and printable heat transfer material I was able to transform it into a special apron just for our craft time.     I had blue smooth heat transfer material on hand so I cut the “go make stuff” phrase out of…

Simple Heat Transfer Pillow

My favorite thing about heat transfer material is that it’s so simple to customize basic items – including this great canvas pillow cover I found at the craft store for less than $3. When I spotted the natural-colored pillow case, I knew it would be great with a burst of color and cheeky design.     To create it, I used smooth heat transfer material in lime green. After cutting the design, I ironed it onto the fabric. (Tip: Many times, I find it’s easier to iron the heat transfer material onto fabrics after washing them once.)