Silhouette Heat Transfer TUTORIAL + CAMEO Giveaway

Happy Monday!! Did you survive April Fools Day yesterday? ha! Are you ready for a rockin start to your week? Well, I today I have a Heat Transfer Tutorial, a Silhouette CAMEO Giveaway, AND an exclusive Silhouette bundle Discount!! whoop! How’s that for starting the week of with a bang?

First, here’s the Silhouette discount info:

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Use Promo Code: CRAFT to take advantage of these 3 great deals!

Deal #1: You can get a Silhouette CAMEO and a Heat Transfer Starter Kit for $269.99! {a $340 value} That’s an awesome deal! Just use promo code: CRAFT to save $80 on this bundle. This discount is valid thru April 10, 2012.

Deal #2: get 40% off all Heat Transfer rolls

Deal #3: get the Heat Transfer Starter Kit for only $24.99! {save $15!}

Want to see what I made with my Heat Transfer Start Kit…….

This little guy LOVES his new helicopter t-shirt I made for him using my Silhouette CAMEO and fuzzy white Heat Transfer! As in he was the happiest little boy on the block. He’s OBSESSED with fans and helicopters. {if you know him, that’s not an exaggeration at all} The kid can spot anything that even resembles a fan a mile away. no joke.

With our close proximity to several military bases, we have helicopters fly over our home multiple times a day. And when he hears one, he dashes to the window….. and waves at each one he sees.

And then I get full report on how many “fans” the helicopter had and what colors it was.

Yes, he is obsessed.

What is a Silhouette CAMEO?

The Silhouette CAMEO® is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric, magnet sheets and more up to 12″ wide and 10 feet long. The machine also boasts a quiet motor and the ability to register and cut printed materials.

What’s in the Heat Transfer Starter Kit?


  • 3 sheets of smooth heat transfer material (9″ x 12″ of black, teal, dark pink)
  • 2 sheets of flocked heat transfer material (9″ x 12″ of white and yellow)
  • Silhouette hook {very handy tool!}
  • exclusive download card good for 10 heat transfer designs
  • idea booklet and instruction guide
  • instructional DVD

how to use silhouette heat transferI have to say, that is one stinkin’ cute shirt, if I ever saw one!

How to Use Silhouette Heat Transfer

Create your design using the Silhouette Studio software like you normally do. Then select your entire design, right click, and select “Flip Horizontally”. This flips the image so that it cuts backwards but will transfer to read correctly.

  1. When you’re ready to cut your design, load your CAMEO making sure the rollers are in the proper place for the size of your heat transfer.
  2. Make sure to load the Heat Transfer with Shiny side down. Cut your design using the preset settings for the type of Heat Transfer you are using. {I used the Fuzzy Heat Transfer setting}
  3. Remove the extra material around your design.
  4. The hook is really handy when picking out the small pieces from heat transfer lettering. It makes “weeding” a breeze! {this tool comes in the Heat Transfer starter kit}
  5. Place your design onto your shirt {shiny side up} and center it.
  6. Place a ironing cloth on top of your design. {I used a small piece of scrap muslin.}silhouette
  7. Press firmly down and iron for 45-60 seconds. {I do 60 seconds usually. sometimes more}
  8. Let the design cool for a few seconds and then carefully peel away the shiny transfer paper. If the design comes up, iron longer. {the pressing down seems to help a lot}
  9. Now you have a fabulously personalized shirt! ta-da!

One happy boy with his “Helicopter Dude” shirt. I was ‘Mom of the Year’ in this house for an entire morning because of this shirt!

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 Silhouette CAMEO Giveaway


one lucky reader will win a Silhouette CAMEO + Heat Transfer Starter Kit! total value is $340.

 HOW TO ENTER: simply leave a comment on this post telling me what you would put Heat Transfer on! {1 entry, required} {if you’re reading this in your email, you’ll need to click over}

OPTIONAL EXTRA ENTRIES: leave a comment for EACH entry!

  1. Like Silhouette on Facebook {1 entry}
  2. Follow Silhouette on Pinterest {1 entry}
  3. Follow Craftaholics Anonymous blog officially via RSS or sign up for email updates on my sidebar {1 entry}
  4. Like Craftaholics Anonymous on Facebook, {1 entry}
  5. Follow Linda on Pinterest {1 entry}
  6. Pin an image from this post on Pinterest {1 entry} or repin this pin:

Up to 7 entries per person.

Giveaway ended Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 8:00PM ET. Winner will be chosen at random. USA residents only. Must be over 18 years old to enter. In order to win, all rules and entry guidelines must be followed.

disclosure: I received a free Heat Transfer Starter Kit. Please see my disclosure link for a complete statement.

Here’s the special link to the CAMEO + Heat Transfer Starter Kit bundle just in case you missed it!

Good Luck!!

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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    I repined this pin.

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    I really want to makes some tees for my little guy and gal.

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    I follow you on Pinterest, Linda!

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    April W.

    I would love to win a cameo!

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    The first thing I would probably do is make my daughter a special outfit for her favorite holiday, the 4th of July.

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    tabatha stimpson

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    tabatha stimpson

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    I would definitely use this to make t-shirts. In fact, my entire family is running a 5K in May and I would love to make t-shirts for all of us to wear. I love working on Photoshop elements so I know I could make things to transfer. Thank you for the chance to win.

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      I am also following her now on Pinterest! Thanks so much!

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    Many thanks for all your help, I wonder can you help me.
    I have been asked for Breast Pocket Logo’s. So using Decals -(Transfer Paper)
    I opened Silhouette Cameo and printed the name of the company and then I put the box
    around it but its printing Blank – can you only print from Silhouette with an image or a logo
    thats imported – this guy has no logo – if I have to copy paste to Silhouette what program to I
    do the logo in – Many thanks.
    Ginny Swords, North County Dublin Ireland.

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    Ramón Morales

    which is temperature of the iron?

  24. 5277

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have had heat transfer material that I ordered like two years ago but had never used. Your tutorial explained it perfectly. I bought little bags from Hobby Lobby and then used the heat transfer to personalize and embellish the bags for a fun little valentine gift for my 3 year old boy and 5 year old girl. They LOVED them!

  25. 5278

    Very Very cute!!!!!!!!!!
    Which brand t-shirt did you use?

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    Jean Tsou

    I would like to put an owl with balloons on my little girl’s one piece shirt.

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    Jean Tsou

    I would like to put an owl with balloons on my little girl’s one piece shirt and bib

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    Linda W

    I follow all of these blog. I would make t-shirts for kids..

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    Stella Rausch-Scott

    I would add heat transfers to my personal baby receiving blankets I make for friends

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    I liked on Silhouette on FB

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    Stella Rausch-Scott

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    After all I have read about this machine and its capabilities and the most reasonable priced and compact equipment, my business will grow from it AND AVOID ME BEING STANDING IN LINE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT. company I worked for colsed its doors and move to Mexico and Brazil

  35. 5288

    Would like to make this for my grandsons. What font is that?

    Thank you in advance for your help, Jeanann

  36. 5289

    I am having issues with the vinyl and heat transfer material sliding around whenever I load it without a mat. Any tips?

    1. 5289.1

      Make sure you load it completely straight into the machine. There’s also a feeder accessory you can purchase that will help load it straight and helps keep it in order to prevent that from happening.