Sparkly Mustaches, aka the April Silhouette Promo

Silhouette sent me their rhinestone kit to try out this month.
I have to admit that I was not quite sure what to do with rhinestones because
a) I had never worked with them before.
b) There are mostly boys ‘round these parts.
Here’s the low down on how the Silhouette works with rhinestones:
You use the CD that comes in the kit or buy a design from the online store.  DO NOT resize the design.  I went with a mustache on account of the fact that Macy is OBSESSED with them right now.  The picture directions that come with the kit are fabulous.  Or, there’s an instructional video you can watch here.  After you’ve cut your design, you peel it off and stick it to a backer board.
Then you dump out your appropriately sized (more on that in a minute) rhinestones and brush them over the holes.
This is how much of the design was filled in after I got done brushing.
Then, you use the handy dandy pick up tool to place the rest of them.  The tool looks like this:
Once the design is completely filled in you put some special transfer tape on it
and then apply it to your garment.
WAY easy and I was impressed with how well the rhinestones adhered.
I was not impressed with the fact that my 10 year old has such a demanding social life that she had to take a call whilst I was trying to take an action shot.
So, about the rhinestone sizing…when you buy the design, it tells you what size stones to use.  However, you probably won’t remember what size that was when you actually go to use it.  I went back to the online store and located my design to find out.  If any of you know of a better way to figure that out, please let me know!
And, I’m going to show you what I did to keep straight what size my rhinestones are once they’re open.  I cut out the part of the bag topper that had the size on it and then just stuck it in the bag.
Smarter than your average bear, right?
Want the details on this month’s promo?

$229 gets you: A Silhouette SD, the rhinestone starter kit, 3 additional packs of rhinestones, and 1 Pick Me Up tool.  This is a savings of about $125.  GO HERE to add the bundle to your cart.  The price will go down to $229 once you use the promo code “CRAP
Or, if you already have a machine, all rhinestone products are 30% off.
The promo runs April 21st through the 26th.
And may I suggest you tell your husband you NEED a Silhouette for Mother’s Day?   Winking smile
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  1. Michelle {Daydream Believers} says:

    lol at your 10 year old's "demanding social life" ;) Thanks for the great deal, Char… I may have to leave this page up on the computer for the hubs to "stumble across" :)

  2. I feel your pain. It only gets worse when they turn 16. Every call/text is more important than what you are saying/doing. ;)

  3. hahahah love the shot of your daughter on the phone, true to life life of a preteen :) And LOVE the shirt how it came out. Thanks for bringing us this deal!

  4. Jen AKA Jupiter says:

    I am obsessed with mustaches also. This post may have forced me into buying a Silhouette. Please please tell me they have lots of mustache designs.

  5. I love the mustache, Char! When I buy a rhinestone design at the Silhouette store I open my Windows snipping tool and capture the photo of the design, the catalog name of it, plus the information with the number and size of stones required. Save it as a png. I store it with the cutting file in a folder rather than just in the Studio library. I can open the cutting file plus the photo both if I want, and have all the information right there! Of course with the other types of files I just save the picture and catalog number. It is much easier to choose a file I want to use if I can see a photo of it first.

  6. Nichole @ says:

    I have been telling hubby that all along…can you tell him for me ;)

  7. Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe says:

    Um, I keep telling him and he keeps ignoring me ::sigh::

  8. Just in time for mustache may!

  9. AHHH!!! I LOVE THIS!! So cute! So….I've told my hubby I needed a Silhouette for Christmas, then my bday….wouldn't hurt to tell him I need one for Mother's Day!! :)

  10. crystal b. says:

    I need a silhouette in thee worst way. Especially now that I know it does mustaches. :)

    Have fun in Nebraska. Eat some cheese for me (or whatever they do there. :) :)

  11. Lolly Jane says:

    oh good hell! does everyone but us own a silhouette? and may i say since there are like 20 of you with rhinestone posts out there's yours is the cutest we've seen thus far? what?-is that rude? well sorry it's true. love it!

  12. Hi Char…love this mustache shirt. Another way to find out the size of the rhinestones you need is to right click on the image in your library (silhouette software)and then click on properties…a little window will open at the bottom of your library telling you the rhinestone details.

  13. redheadtina says:

    Did I ever tell you that Teague is totally obsessed with mustaches? He has been since Christmas '09 when he asked for one from Santa Claus. We did find one in a vending machine that we gave him for his birthday last year. Anyway, tomorrow is his birthday and guess what kind of cake he asked for? Yes, I'm decorating a cake to look like a mustache.

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