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Free Rhinestone Camera Silhouette Template

I recently upgraded my Silhouette software to the Designer Edition and could not be more pleased. There are so many fun new features but the favorite has to be the new rhinestone tools to convert designs into rhinestone templates. Import any image into the new software and it will create a rhinestone template for you!

Here’s a quick tutorial on how I created an easy rhinestone camera template using the software….or you can just download the one I made at the end of the slideshow:

how to make a rhinestone template via lilblueboo.com

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Silhouette Black Friday Discounts and Giveaway Winner!

Black Friday discounts from Silhouette are here!

 

 

Visit Silhouette today and use code LILBLUEBOO and you will be able to get…

  • 1 Silhouette CAMEO® plus 1 copy of Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition (MSRP $349.98) for $229.99
  • 1 Silhouette Portrait™ for $179.99

silhouette advent calendar via lilblueboo.com
Did you see what I did with the new Limited Edition Silhouette Advent Calendar? You could get one of those for 40% off too with code LILBLUEBOO. If you entered the giveaway for the all new Silhouette Portrait…

 

Kim, email lisa (at) lilblueboo (dot) com to claim your prize.

 

Silhouette Black Friday deals expire November 30, 2012. Rain checks not available. % discount excludes Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Portrait™, downloads, download cards, subscriptions, and gift cards.

 

Advent Calendar and a Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

I just finished this year’s advent calendar! (it was a lot quicker  than last years!) Now just a little over a week until Boo can start turning them over.  I used the new Silhouette frame and clip system, but mixed it up with…..

….Pen and Paint’s Printable Christmas Countdown Calendar.  Each day it gives us a family activity…..I think my favorite one is leaving a gift for the postman……it reminds me of when my mom used to do that for the trash collectors and mail carriers when I was little: [Read more...]

20 Things I’ve Made With the Silhouette

A roundup over at my Babble.com blog: Hey Look at Me! 20 things I’ve made using my Silhouette machine!

Click the image to view the gallery:

 

 

Free Vintage Label Silhouette Sticker Download

Free Vintage Label Silhouette Sticker Download via lilblueboo.com

 

I made these little illustrated doodle labels to label my office supplies with.  You can download all three templates (plain, lined and with editable text) at the bottom of the post!  [Read more...]

Make a Custom Rhinestone Image (A Tutorial and Free Silhouette Download)

Note: This is a sponsored post by Silhouette America.


How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

So….I’ve been meaning to try out the Silhouette for rhinestones….and I finally got around to it.  I used the Silhouette Rhinestone Starter Kit……it comes with everything you need but I’d order extra rhinestones…..I just barely made it with the packs included. It also comes with some simple template downloads…..BUT, I’m picky and I couldn’t quite find what I was looking for in the store…..and wanted to make my own template.

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Below is an animation on how I made my own template for the Silhouette to cut. You can use any font or image to make a template using this method as long as it’s not TOO detailed.
1. I started out with the letter “T” that used the size rhinestone hole I needed and deleted everything but a straight line of rhinestone circles.
2. I copied and pasted that line several times, then copied and pasted the new larger lines several times……until I ended up with a large square of rhinestone circles.
3. I found a font I liked for the number “5” and sized it over the rhinestone circle block…..and started deleting the holes that fell outside of my image.
4. I deleted the number “5” and deleted any other holes that looked out of place……and the image was ready to cut!

Note: MAKE sure not to resize any holes! The holes are specific to the size rhinestones you are using!

 

Once the image was ready, send it to the Silhouette machine to cut the holes into the rhinestone template material:

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Next peel off the template material.

A VERY HELPFUL NOTE: if the holes don’t come out when you pull the template material off, turn over the backing you just peeled it off from and stick the template material to it. Then carefully peel it off again. The holes stick better to the revers side!

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

Stick the template material to the backing board that comes in the rhinestone starter kit:

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Put the template into a box to contain your rhinestones…..and pour your rhinestones on top:

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Using the paintbrush that comes in the kit, gently brush the rhinestones in a CIRCULAR motion until all or at least most of the holes are filled:

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Fill in any missing rhinestones. The Silhouette Pick Me Up tool is the bomb….seriously. I’ll never use tweezers again. It has this thick goo material that picks up each rhinestone and includes a little tool to quickly remove the rhinestone or anything else you pick up. Whoever invented this thing….genius.

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

The Pick Me Up tool in action:

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Once all your rhinestones are in place and you’ve removed any excess…..place the clear transfer tape on top of the design and press to adhere all the rhinestones:

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Carefully remove the transfer tape and the rhinestones will come off the template:

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Rhinestones ready to be ironed on!

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Place the rhinestones down onto the object you wish to transfer them to. Cover the image with a thin cloth and press down on top with a heated iron for about a minute on the WOOL setting. Peel off the transfer tape once all the rhinestones are adhered:

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

A finished rhinestone project!

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Perfect, custom bling!

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

To save you some time I’ve uploaded my grid (it’s a Silhouette studio file) and the #5 I used for Boo’s shirt. Just click the image below to download the zip file and open it using your Silhouette software.  The holes are sized for 10ss rhinestones!

 

How to make a Custom Rhinestone image with Free Silhouette Download DIY Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

Click here to see other Silhouette projects and tutorials I’ve done!

 

 

Last call for the Silhouette SD!

Silhouette is coming out with a new machine in the fall so they are having a special on the Silhouette SD! This machine will no longer be offered so it’s only available while supplies last! Use code: LILBLUEBOO to take advantage of this special!

Silhouette Project Ideas

Just a few Silhouette projects that I love (click images to visit):

 

 

The Casbah Carryall (and my new Silhouette!)

I started a new project……

 

……inspired by my new Silhouette machine!

 

 

I knew exactly what I wanted to try first…..I had the machine cut out a bunting design (a download from the Silhouette store) onto vinyl adhesive:

 

 

Here’s the cutout on the screen. Since the cut is a “positive” cut, I added pieces of vinyl to outline the bunting triangle…….

 

 

……and masked the other areas of the screen:

 

Now I just have to finish the rest of the pieces today:

 

 

I’ve been ready to release a new carryall pattern and as I silk screened I decided to use the bunting design to make myself a new bag! I silk screened the design on a canvas tablecloth and then cut out the pattern pieces.

 

 

I love wearing white all summer and this bag will be perfect to compliment it!

 

Love how detailed the Silhouette can cut!

 

The Casbah Carryall is the perfect design for a tote, handbag, beach bag, grocery bag etc. 8 pages of instructions and 8 pattern pages…..great for any level. It’s in the shop now!

I’m giving away 2 free patterns  so leave a comment to be entered! (Giveaway ends Tuesday night at 12pm PST)

 

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS ARE #3 Debra, and #102 Lily. PLEASE EMAIL LISA {AT} LILBLUEBOO {DOT} COM TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!

 

 

 

Framed Child Silhouette

I had the hardest time trying to come up with a gift for my friend Shari’s daughter’s birthday! Shari is very crafty and sews clothes for her daughter Finley so I didn’t really want to make her something that she has probably already made herself!
Framed Child Silhouette via lilblueboo.com

Finley loves books and I spied the cutest photo of her reading at a bookstore on Shari’s personal blog. 

Framed Child Silhouette 2 via lilblueboo.com

I took the photo of Finley and printed it out to 8×10 size. Then I cut her silhouette out and used it as a template for the one I cut out of the paper. I used a complimentary cardstock for the background. On the mat I added her name and a quote from Dr. Seuss: The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Happy Birthday Finley!
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