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Friday, April 22, 2011

{sparkly onesies}

When Silhouette sent me their rhinestone starter kit to try, I have to admit the thought of rhinestones made me a little nervous in the beginning--mostly because I had never worked with them before.

After getting some great ideas from my girlfriends, I decided to make some onesies for baby gifts.I'm so glad I tried it, because I absolutely love how darling they turned out! I'm so excited to give them to my friends that have just had sweet baby girls, although I'm kind of tempted to keep them for myself! Seriously...sparkly onesies? {LOVE} the little bird. And the butterfly. And the ladybug. And the monograms. LOL.

Now I have a list a mile long of things to sparkle up, because my girls fell in love with them too.



Let me tell you how it works:--

Silhouette has a fabulous step-by-step guide that comes with the starter kit, and can be found on their site, HERE. I cannot tell you how easy this was!

The kit comes with a CD with 10 designs and the alphabet on it, but there are ton of cute designs in the Silhouette store. When you choose your design online, make sure you write down the size of rhinestones it uses--you will need it later on. I started a spreadsheet that lists all the designs I bought, and the coordinating sizes. DO NOT RESIZE the design. When you're ready to cut, the template material feeds straight into your machine! This is what my screen looked like:


Once your design is cut out, remove the backing from the template material. Your design will be in little dots, where you'll place the rhinestones.The back of the material is sticky, and you place it on a backer board. Then you can dump out your rhinestones, and use a fancy little brush (shown in #4) to push the rhinestones into the holes. It will actually push most of them in--I was actually kind of surprised how fast it was. If you have any rhinestones you still need to get in the holes, you can use the pick-me-up tool to easily finish it up.



The kit comes with transfer tape, and you just place the tape right on top of your rhinestone-filled design. You can then peel up the tape, and your design will now be attached to the tape. Place the tape onto the desired surface, and follow the directions to iron it on. Oh, and one thing I love? Once you peel up the tape and rhinestones off of your backer board, you can totally re-use it--again and again. So anytime you want to use that same design, half of the work is already done.



That's it! You can make darling rhinestone designs on just about any thing you can think of, quickly and easily. It's definitely worth a try, and really, there are so many fun things you can do.

Let me know if you have any questions!!


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6 Comments:

Blogger Holly said...

I just purchased the silhouette because you use it so much!! We are doing invitro right now... And I was so excited to make my own onesies... I had not even thought about using the rhinestones on it!!!

April 22, 2011 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Price is Right said...

Those are so cute!

April 22, 2011 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Newlywed and Deployed said...

New follower here and I am LOVING all your projects! Thanks for sharing :)

April 23, 2011 at 6:15 AM  
Blogger CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 13 post on Apr. 23, 2011. Thanks again.

April 23, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 13 post on Apr. 23, 2011. Thanks again.

April 23, 2011 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Lyndi said...

Oh, I'm so glad you did the onesies! They are adorable!

April 23, 2011 at 3:34 PM  

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