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:

silhouette promotion

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!

silhouette cameo giveaway

 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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  1. 5152
    Michelle Lubbers

    I like Craftaholics Anonymous on Facebook

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    I’d make a shirt first… beyond that the sky’s the limit!

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    I follow sihouette on pinterest

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    I like you on facebook

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    follow you on pinterest!

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    repinned that pin :)

  7. 5159

    I would use my Cameo SILHOUETTE everyday for SOMETHING- I see millions of possibilities

  8. 5160

    I would love to make tshirts for everyone i know!

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    I like Silhouette on Facebook!

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    I follow Silhouette on Pinterest!

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    I follow Craftaholics Anonymous blog!

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    I like Craftaholics Anonymous on Facebook!

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    Maria W

    I follow you, Silhouette on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.Also follow your blog!
    I would love to transfer my daughters artwork and do it on a t shirt for her!

  14. 5166

    I Follow Linda on Pinterest too!

  15. 5167

    I would use the heat transfer for matching t shirts for my 2 girls!

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    I follow Linda on pinterest

  17. 5169

    I would make shirts for those in my sisters wedding this upcoming December.

  18. 5170

    I would love to make shirts for my grandson AND a tote for myself. Something about being the coolest Mimi ever or similiar. Thanks for the contest! :)

  19. 5171

    I follow Silhouette on Facebook and this is the greatest prize EVER. And Linda – if I win – I’ll meet you at Odoodledoo’s Donut shop and buy you a donut. I think it’s out your way and it is to die for!!! :)

  20. 5173

    I follow LG on pinterest.

  21. 5176

    I follow you on Pinterst. I’m addicted to that sight. So fun to look at. This is an AWESOME prize package. Hope I win. :)

  22. 5178

    I would use the heat transfer to make some super cute onesies for all my friends having babies! :)

  23. 5179

    I already like Silhouette on fb! :)

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    I already like Craftaholics Anonymous on fb! :)

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    I already follow Linda on pinterest! :)

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    I follow Silhouette on Pinterest

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    I like Craftaholics Anonymous on Facebook

  28. 5186

    I would love to win! I have tons of baby showers this summer and would love to make some homemade gifts!!! :)

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    I follow Linda on facebook.

  30. 5188
    SS Sews

    I would use the heat transfer to decorate some pillows

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    SS Sews

    I follow Silhouette on Pinterest

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    Tessie B

    I follow silhouette on pinterest

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    SS Sews

    I follow the Craftaholics Anonymous blog in by RSS reader

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    Tessie B

    i follow craftaholics blog.

  35. 5193
    Roya Wasnich

    Well there are soooo many things I’d make but with the heat transfer kit specifically, I’d make my bridesmaid shirts to start with…and on a regular basis I’d make shirts for my son. :-)

  36. 5194

    I would make my kids awesome 4th of July shirts.

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    I like Silhouette on facebook.

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    I follow Silhouette on pinterest.

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    I follow you blog!

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    I follow you on facebook.

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    I follow you on pinterest.

  42. 5200

    OMG! I totally want one of these! I would love to do some heat transfer on pillows, doggy shirts, even a quilt.