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Rhinestone Applique {plus a Silhouette Craft Cutter DISCOUNT CODE}

Did you know that you could use the Silhouette Craft Cutter to apply rhinestones??
I know, weird.  I couldn’t wrap my head around that concept either.
But, go on, just add it to the long list of things this monster machine can do.
(I know, it gives you one more reason to add this to your  mother’s day, birthday, anniversary list…..doesn’t it?  And good thing there is a big discount going on until April 26th.  Scroll down to see the deal and promo code!)
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And you know, you can add these sparkly little rhinestones to anything.  Bags, pillows, belts, hand towels, hair accessories, etc.  They are machine washable and don’t budge after applying them.
No need to glue down individual rhinestones with tweezers.  Check this out:
All I did was select a rhinestone template from the Silhouette Online Store (only $0.99), and then cut it out on the special rhinestone template material.  I placed it right into the machine and it cut out this little birdie image…… a bunch of small circles.  I peeled the blue layer (which is sticky on the back) off of the backing…..
……..and then placed it on the backing board.
Then I dumped out some rhinestones, used the brush to swirl them around until they fell into their holes for the outline…..
……and then used the pick-me-up tool (it has a sticky tip) to grab any stragglers and put them in their place.
Then I did the same thing for the center birdie.
Here’s all of the rhinestones in their right spots.
Then I cut out a piece of transfer tape, placed it on top of the rhinestones, and then pressed down with my fingers.
Next, I peeled up the transfer tape.  You can see that all of the rhinestones stick to the tape and stay right where they need to be.
Then, I placed the rhinestones/tape right onto a shirt.  Then I placed a thin cloth over top and ironed for about 60 seconds. (Each of the little rhinestones have adhesive on the back, that sticks once it’s warmed up under the iron.  Make sure to keep the iron on it long enough, let it cool…….and those little rhinestones aren’t going anywhere!)
I let it cool, peeled off the transfer tape, placed the cloth down and ironed one more time……..
……….and that was it.
Pretty easy.  And very satisfying.
Don’t you love everything this Silhouette can do?
So do I.  And I never tire of using it.
. . . . .
And lucky you…….if you have been wanting one of these machines, Silhouette is offering a fabulous discount bundle for Make It and Love It readers.
They are offering the Silhouette machine, a rhinestone starter kit, 3 additional packs of rhinestones, and 1 pick-me-up tool……..all for $229. (savings of $125)
Find the bundle here and enter the code “makeit” at checkout.
Deal ends April 26th, 2011.


This is what you’ll receive:
  • Silhouette machine
  • Software for Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X 10.5.8 and higher
  • Power cable, USB cable
  • 2 Cutting mats (one for thick media, one for thin media)
  • Cutting blade
  • $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store
  • Rhinestone starter kit ( 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, and 1 pack of pink 10ss rhinestones.)
  • Pick-me-up tool
  • 3 additional packs of rhinestones

Wow…..that’s a lot of goodness!!

Click here to order the whole bundle and then,
at checkout, use code: ‘makeit’
(discount lasts until April 26th, 2011)

Also, if you already have a Silhouette, all of the rhinestone materials are 30% off.  Any and all of them.

Click here, or the image below, to purchase your rhinestone supplies.

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And just in case you haven’t seen some of the projects that this little Silhouette Craft Cutter can do, here are some of my past projects that I have used it for.
Glass etching, found here.
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Vinyl on electronics, found here.
Vinyl on walls framed with empty frames, found here.
Pouches with personalized iron-on and freezer paper stenciling, found here.
Heat transfer on clothing, found here.

Freezer Paper stenciling, found here.

Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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