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’m due in 12 weeks and would definitely be making tons of cute little onsies!!! Preferably with some really cute little owls to match the nursery!

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    Stacey Nielsen

    I would use it to decorate shirts, make holiday signs and banners, decorate bags. Oh there is so much I could do with this!

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    I would love to make my nieces some t-shirts with the heat transfer. Thanks for the chance!

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      Hi Kali,
      Guess what….you won the Silhouette CAMEO giveaway on Craftaholics Anonymous!! Congrats!!! Please email me back no later than 4/13/12 to claim your prize! If I do not hear from you in that time frame, a new winner will be chosen. I’m so excited for you!!

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    I would use the heat transfer on a shirt for my daughter, I’m thinking butterflies =)

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    Wow another chance to win a Cameo! Be still my heart-perhaps I shall win this time! Thank you for the opportunity to be the “Nana of the Year” for my granddaughter for at least 15 minutes, since I would make her the best princess shirt ever! LOL!

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