I really do love my CAMEO. It’s semi-permanent home is on my coffee table. I use it so often. There are so many things you can do with a CAMEO. When you want to sport some bling, reach for the rhinestones! I’m going to show you step by step how easy it is to embellish clothing, such as hats, shirts, and jeans.
First I want to show you what’s included in this great promotional bundle:Silhouette CAMEO™
Rhinestone Starter Kit
Ready for the details?
- 1 Silhouette CAMEO™
- 1 Rhinestone Starter Kit
For the great price of $269.99 (MSRP $339.98) when you use the promotional code REPURPOSED and use this link.
This promotion will run from June 21 through June 28, 2012.
Just look at what your starter kit includes:
Starter kit includes:
- 2 sheets of rhinestone template material
- 2 sheets of transfer tape
- 2 backing boards
- rhinestone positioning brush
- 400 10ss clear rhinestones
- 400 10ss black rhinestones
- 400 10ss pink rhinestones
- exclusive download card good for 10 rhinestone templates and a rhinestone alphabet
- idea booklet and instruction guide
- instructional DVD
This shows all of the Rhinestone designs included with your Starter Kit through the Silhouette Online Store. (remember, other designs are available for .99, or cheaper if you purchase a subscription)
Here’s how I embellished a cute little denim purse. . .
I chose my images in my Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition. NOTE: you should not resize your rhinestone images. You can see that once you choose Silhouette Rhinestone Template Material, the software will tell you to reset your blade, and to cut green side up.
Tip: I was only wanting the heart for this design, but I didn’t want to waste the material, so I went on and cut out the word Diva, for a later project.
I cut my material with my CAMEO.
After I cut the images, I cut the excess material off to save for a future project. To me it’s all about not having any waste. I slowly peel the green material back.
The dots stay neatly right where they are suppose to be.
On the top, you can see the green material (upside down) and the dots that were left behind.
I carefully turn the green template material over onto a “backing board”.
I start filling in the holes with my 10ss pink rhinestones, using the rhinestone positioning brush.
keeping it real: this takes patience—the rhinestones simply sit in the holes. If you were to bump or drop your backing board, you would have a mess on your hands. just sayin’
I got out my hook tool, to help scoot some of the rhinestones in place. This image had a couple of holes for larger rhinestones. Although I have larger ones, I wanted to show you that you don’t necessarily have to use them.
I cut a small piece of the transfer tape, and peel it back slightly.
Very carefully and quickly I lay it down onto the heart. Sometimes there is static electricity and the rhinestones will want to hop up onto the transfer sheet.
I carefully pull the transfer sheet up, and voila! all the rhinestones are in tact.
I dry fit the heart to see where I want to place it.
Off I go to the ironing board. The directions call to set your iron on the wool setting, for 45-60 seconds.
I cover it with a cloth—that happens to be part of a drop cloth, surprise!
Ironing on the “wool” setting for 45-60 seconds didn’t quite get it.
I removed the cloth and ironed directly on the transfer paper. I do NOT recommend doing this. Silhouette recommends that you use the cloth and ramp up the heat a little.
No worries—it worked fine for me. You know how some ovens vary in temperature? I think my iron may vary.
Cute! Don’t cha think?
I iron again for good measure.
Tip: If you are doing a shirt, or something double sided and thin, PLACE something between the layers, or place it on the ironing board so that you are only ironing ONE layer at at time. If not, you’ll see a cut imprint of a heart ON YOUR BACK.
I put a butterfly on the other side of this little purse.
I wish I was a kid again…maybe I need a big girl one??
I gave this to my friend’s daughter, she LOVES it!
One last reminder, you can get a great deal by visiting Silhouette, and using the code REPURPOSED at checkout. (thanks for supporting My Repurposed Life)
disclosure: Silhouette supplied me with a Rhinestone Starter Kit for this project. All the thoughts and opinions, as always, are mine.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.