Review & Giveaway: Silhouette SD and Rhinestone Starter Kit

This giveaway is closed.  The winner is commenter #60, Natalie, who said:

Definitely would do some shirts for my daughter and probably some home accessories for my sister since her house is full of bling!

This is a long post, but stick with me and read to the end.  We’ve got a special deal on a Silhouette machine for you, as well as a chance to enter a giveaway for a Silhouette and rhinestone bundle. Read to the bottom for the exciting specials and giveaway!!

Several months ago I had the opportunity to review the Silhouette SD machine.  You can read my review of the machine itself here.   I also wrote up a couple of tutorials – one for using the iron-on vinyl to make a Happy Note fabric napkin and one for using freezer paper stencil to make faces for softies.

If you thought that’s all the Silhouette can do with sewing , you’re wrong.

Another really exciting feature of this machine is the ability to cut templates for setting heat-fix rhinestones.  These little sparkly gems are sooo awesome to add a bit of zazz to a sewing project, or even just a plain store-bought tee.

The Review

I had a chance to use the rhinestone template starter kit this week.  I used it to make a handful of t-shirts for my daughter.  I had planned to make just one, but I just… couldn’t… stop.

My first go was with a simple peace sign design.  It was really a test run, and I made it on a scrap of knit fabric.  It turned out so cute that I made a whole shirt to put it on.  Little girl loved it!

Then, I raided her drawers and found a pair of plain tees.  The black tee got a hot pink rhinestone kitty.  This was so quick and easy!!  My daughter’s friend came over and saw it.  She immediately asked me to make one for her, too.  Because I’ve already got the template cut and ready to use, I could be the Awesome Mom and say, “Sure!  What size t-shirt do you wear?”

And then I realized that I could combine applique with the rhinestones.  Be still my heart!

For the white tee, I used a raincloud template to make a sparkly cloud on a piece of old denim.  I put fusible on the back and appliqued it down the shirt, along with some fabric that just happened to be printed with sparkly raindrops.  A smattering of hearts finishes it off.  I know it’s obnoxious to brag on your own stuff – but isn’t it the cutest???

Though it looks difficult to create the rhinestone designs, the Silhouette makes it really easy to do.  I’m going to skip giving a step-by-step for creating the template and setting the rhinestones, since the instructions they provide are so good.  Get their PDF instruction sheet to see how it’s done.  You can also view a video demo.

As I played with the Silhouette rhinestones, I jotted down my observations.  I could ooze on and on, but I’ll give you the condensed version:

Economical and good selection. I’ve seen rhinestone iron-ons at the hobby store before, but never bought them because 1) they’re pretty pricey and 2) the selection is slim.  But making them yourself turns out to be pretty economical.   Once you have the Silhouette machine, all you need to create your own iron-on rhinestone designs is the rhinestone starter kit.  As for selection, there are tons of designs available for purchase in their online library.

The $30 starter kit has everything you need to start with your own rhinestone designs:  sheets of rhinestone template material, 2 backing boards and 2 sheets of transfer tape, positioning brush, acrylic work tray, 10ss clear rhinestones, and bonus CD of exclusive rhinesone template designs (alphabet and shapes).  You can purchase additional template designs from the Silhouette online library for just .99 each.

Templates are not resizable. Unlike the other designs in the Silhouette online store, the rhinestone templates are not resizable.  The reason is simple; the templates are made up of tiny circles sized just right to hold the rhinestones and arranged to make a shape.  If you resize the template, the circles will no longer be the right size.  This isn’t really a biggie; just something to keep in mind.  Most of the designs in their online library state the dimensions so you can know if the size will work for your project before you download it.

Different sizes of rhinestones.  The most inexpensive rhinestones are the 10ss clear.  The other colors and larger sizes are more expensive.  Luckily, the bulk of the designs make use of the 10ss size, but you’ll find that you need some of the larger sizes to complete many designs.  Larger designs are usually made up primarily of the smaller, least expensive size and use the larger ones as accents.

Keeping up with all of those little rhinestones. Though you can’t see it in the packaging, the rhinestones all come in resealable bags.  Yay!!!  That makes keeping up with them loads easier!  When setting the design, I raided my stamping supplies and pulled out my embossing powder tray.  The shallow tray has a pour spout at one end.  The sides of the tray kept the rhinestones from rolling all over my table, and when I was done I could easily pour them bag into the baggie.  (The tray doesn’t come with the rhinestone starter kit, but you can usually purchase them inexpensively from hobby stores.)

How long will my materials last? In order to create a rhinestone iron-on, you need four things: rhinestones, template vinyl, transfer tape, and backing board.  You will eventually use them up and need to replace them.  The transfer tape and the rhinestones get used up more quickly than the template vinyl and the backing board.  Once created, the template (made from the cut template vinyl placed on the backing board) can be used as many times as you like – though each time you’ll use up some of your rhinestones and transfer tape (you’ll need a piece large enough to cover your design).  I was able to create 5 templates from one sheet of vinyl, and I placed all of them on one double-sided backing board.  For refills, you can purchase sets of template vinyl, transfer tape, and backing board together; or, you can also purchase just the transfer tape.

Cut multiple templates at one time. I’m stingy by nature, so I very quickly realized that if I’m planning on cutting several small templates that it makes more sense to cut them all the same time.  That way I can position them to make the most efficient use of the template material.  One word of caution: Those little cut circles are really hard to see before you pull the template vinyl off of the paper backing.  If you want to separate the templates, wait until after you pull them off of the paper backing before cutting them apart.  That way you won’t accidentally cut down the middle of a design with your scissors.

You will become hooked. It took all of one shiny, sparkly design on a t-shirt to get me hooked.  There is now not a plain t-shirt in my house that is safe from getting rhinestone’d with my Silhouette.  And don’t limit yourself to t-shirts.  These would make such fun embellishments for a purse, for hair accessories (the smaller designs), scrapbook pages, or home dec framed art.

The Special Deal

Are you wanting to get a Silhouette for your very own?  If so, the folks at Silhouette have a special deal for you!

From now until April 26, 2011 you can get a Silhouette machine and rhinestone bundle at a special discounted price.  The bundle includes:

  • The Silhouette SD
  • 2 sheets of rhinestone template material
  • 2 sheets of rhinestone transfer tape
  • 2 rhinestone backing boards
  • 1 rhinestone placement brush
  • 1 CD of rhinestone images
  • 1 pack of clear 10ss rhinestones
  • 1 pack of clear 16ss rhinestones
  • 1 pack of clear 20ss rhinestones
  • 1 pack of pink 10ss rhinestones
  • 1 Pick-Me-Up tool

You can ALL OF THIS for $229!  This is $125 in savings!

To get the special deal, click here.  Add the bundle to your cart and then enter the code GOSSIP at checkout.  Remember, the offer is only good through April 26, 2011. Get the rhinestone bundle.

Already have the Silhouette?  Don’t worry – you’re not left out of the special deals!  From now until April 26, 2011 all of their rhinestones are 30% off. Get them at the Silhouette store.

The Giveaway

We’ve also got an awesome giveaway for you!  The folks at Silhouette will give away a Silhouette SD & Rhinestone Starter Kit to one lucky Craft Gossip reader.  That’s the same bundle as listed above.  How awesome is that!!!!

To get yourself entered in this giveaway, leave me a comment here telling me what you would make all sparkly with the Silhouette SD and the rhinestone kit.  Deadline for entry is April 26, 2011.

The rules: This giveaway is open to US residents only.  Deadline is April 26, 2011.  Only one entry per person.

GOOD LUCK!!!!

Comments

  1. Wendy Lynch says

    I think it would be fun to try and bling out a top for my mom for Mother’s Day with the SD and rhinestone kit. :)

  2. Jennifer says

    I would make a sparkly bag for my dog Minnie to ride in. I would also make her some cute shirts and scarves!

  3. says

    My daughter has one shirt with rhinestone sparkles on it and she wants to wear it ALL the time. I would make her whole wardrobe sparkly so her clothes would get even wear! =)

  4. Becki says

    My daughter’s backpack just disintergrated, so her canvas make-it-do-until-next-school-year bag could do with a good jazzing!

  5. says

    Oh, would love to win! I’d like to add some bling to some bags I’m making. There are so many things I’d love to use the Silhouette for, including cutting fabric, glass etching, and shirt making!

  6. Dawn Rowley says

    I love bling on my tops. So I think I would add some to tops that do not already have it.

  7. Anne v says

    With the Silhouette SD & Rhinestone Starter Kit, would make and decorate Bandanas for my 2 rescued dogs,Ginger and Peyton. They both had hard starts to their lives, and deserve something pretty to wear, to go along with all the love and attention we are trying to give them now that they are in a safe place.

  8. Cathy says

    Oh, I would totally add bling to my wardrobe! Then all of my “I’m a mom with boring solid color shirts” would be a thing of the past! And there is no doubt that my daughter would be drooling over this too ;p

  9. says

    OOOH, I have wanted one of these for SO long!

    And now with rhinestones, wow! I have some boring old tanks that could sure use a bit of sparkle.

  10. cheryl says

    There are sooo many things I want to make! I am dying to try this out on some chiffon-y fabric that I am using to make fabric flowers. I think the rhinestones will be the perfect accent for my flowers :)

  11. MaryLou Barnett says

    What a wonderful way to to up grade older things in the closet to prettier and more usefull items again. I would love to have this in my crafts room.

  12. twelve30 says

    Fingers are crossed! I would make a sparkling tee shirt for the girls. Thanks for the giveaway.
    twelve30{at}gmail{dot}com

  13. says

    Ohhh, so many possibilities! My dream kitchen is uber-modern style with bright cherry red appliances, so I will use the Silhouette to ultra bling it out by creating lovely sparkly covers for my counter-top appliances, as well as to the padded valance that frames the window that I hope overlooks the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  14. serena says

    OH WOW!! i would make tons of cute onesies and shirts for my niece! and of course MANY other things

  15. Carol Douglass says

    My goodness, the possibilities are endless. I would use it on my scrap pages and paper crafts, but I have a 4 year old grand daughter that would love me to “BLING” her up in style.

  16. says

    I am making my daughters ballet/tap dance shoe bag, and would love to add a set of ballet slipper rinestones to it.

  17. Lainie says

    I would bling my daughter’s shoes, tshirts, jeans. MY wine glasses, teachers shirts, the ideas on gifts for friends would be endless. I would also make items to donate to local charities. Who doesn’t like bling!

  18. says

    I would love,love, love a silhouette SD! I pretty much want to make everything sparkly…but am thinking a bunch of little girls t shirts with ruffles and sparkles for my daughter. And I have some ideas for a wall hanging or two on fabric.

  19. Jamie Wright says

    Oh Ive been wanting one of these sooooo bad, I cant hardly stand it! Please please pick me! I would use it to make matching shirts for my two girls and for my brothers two girls!

  20. says

    I would of course fancy up some of Miss S and Miss A’s clothes, but I really want to make some sparkly fabric bracelets.

  21. Tammy says

    I would make matching clothing for my adopted foster daughter and her many sisters who are spread out in different states and adoptive homes. Also for my biological 3 daughters and my two granddaughters! The possibilities are endless!

  22. Brandon says

    my girlfriend is DYING for one of these…. I’d give it to her for her birthday since she’s been saving up to buy one!

  23. Denise says

    I would rhinestone, ruffle, and glitter up everything in my sewing room. My goal is somewhere between Dolly Parton & visible from space….

  24. Veronica says

    OOO Pick me!!! I’d use it to put rhinestones on tshirts for ME! And maybe make some cute cards while I’m at it!

  25. Jenny says

    I would put rhinestones on pretty much everything. Maybe some cute dresses & tank tops for the summer!

  26. Kae says

    I’d decorate t-shirts and accessories in general. I would use it to embellish my daughter’s wedding dress.

  27. says

    I would make my girls, #2 coming in June, matching 4th of July outfits with fireworks!I would use the rhinestones as the firework “tails” of course. I would make all kinds of things with this awesome machine.

  28. Natalie Quisenberry says

    Definitely would do some shirts for my daughter and probably some home accessories for my sister since her house is full of bling!

  29. Rebekah says

    Yay…a giveaway! If I had a silhouette with the rhinestone kit, I would bling out my girls’ stuff. They are girly girls and love everything that’s sparkly. We’d have fun customizing everything for them!

  30. Stefanie says

    As the only girl in my household, I’d be rhinestone-ing everything!! But most definitely some jeans and maybe a bag. :)

  31. Amy says

    I desperately want to sparkle-fy a camera strap cover for my new camera. Thank you for the opportunity!

  32. michelle says

    wow! I’d make shirts for my daughter – and might even try some shoes too!! :) I’m new to this bling thing.

    mcevans24 at gmail dot com

  33. says

    I am hosting a retreat for missionary wives and wouldn’t that be so fun to doll up some tee- shirts for each precious lady!

    bee blessed
    mary

  34. Misty says

    Oh my goodness I would love this! I am about to have my first daughter after having two boys, so we seriously need some sparkle action in this house!

  35. says

    I would love to win this. I’ve been hinting to my husband, but it’s just not in the budget right now. Wouldn’t it be an awesome Mother’s Day gift? :) I would definitely try and decorate my daughters shoes. I have two girls that love all things sparly. I have a pile of t-shirts calling out for some bling. Thank you for the opportunity! :)

  36. karen Vogelsang says

    I would really love to have one, but its just not in the budget at the moment! so really need to win one….

  37. Michelle says

    I would love to win this great giveaway! I would make all kinds of things. My niece loves her bling so I would do a few things for her & of course myself. Thank you!

  38. Pat King says

    This sounds so cool. I would make cute shirts for the girls going to cheer camp and matching hats of course maybe I could do there socks too. My mind is racing with all the cool ideas racing around in my head after reading your review. I could even put sparkly paw prints on there ribbon for there hair. Hopefully I will get a chance to win it and explore all the fun.

  39. Tammie says

    I see some cute shirts and jeans for my DD!! and maybe some for me too!
    Great review!

  40. says

    If I had a Silhouette, I would use it on my art quilts, make blinged out laptop, phone and ipod cases, e-reader covers, jeans jackets….dress up some shoes…and make something sparkley for my cat!

  41. says

    I love the picture of the rain cloud with hearts in this post – I think I”d have to make matching t’s for my daughter and I!

  42. Amy Murphy says

    I love to sparkle everything. I am finally in style with all the sparkles and would love to sparkle more for myself and everyone else

  43. candice wise says

    I am thrilled with the idea of making myself a shirt that just says “Lace” – and making my hubby a shirt that says “Leather” from the Stevie Nicks song…(doubt he will let me rhinestone his though): )

  44. Kayla W says

    Oh wow, I have so many ideas of things I could make! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win! =]

  45. says

    I would rhinestone some denim pieces to apply to the denim paperboy and cadet caps I am making. Or maybe rhinestones on some fabric necklaces…

  46. Stephanie says

    I would add sparkly embellishments to the doll clothes I make! That would be so cute!

  47. susan says

    Oh, I would lovelovelove an SD & rhinestone kit! My folks are both in a nursing facility,and at 89,momma has dementia and loves bright colors&sparkles! I would LOVE to dress up her longsleeve T’s & even applique her stretchy pants so she cud hold her legs up in the wheelchair&see the sparklies&smile! It would make her so happy-and when she’s laughing, she’s momma. &It makes daddy happy,cuz that’s “his girl”. :) My 12yo greatniece is moderately autistic,&the fun I could have making happy funstuff for her…she & greatgram love the same things,and now that I am differently-abled & cant work? (much less walk,somedays) it would be such a joyful gift I could give my family. And me! I have no doubt my 16yo greatniece would like some glam too! :) it would let me “live out loud” a lot easier,and show my loves just how much I love them. Until my fight with disability is won,winning is my only way. I have so many ideas already. Yikes! Thank u SO much for the opportunity to try! -susan-

  48. ronimunoz says

    Winning this new toy would make my life easier…my dauthter refufes to wear clothes that aren’t sparkly.

  49. Leah says

    I have been researching the Silhouette compared to the competition for a few months now, and I really have my heart set on buying the Silhouette. I love its versatility, and it is much more economical because you can create your own designs rather than buying “template” for everything. My husband wants me to wait so he can buy me one for a gift, but I am positive he wouldn’t object if I won one on my own…. :) Fingers crossed!

  50. Christina c says

    I would add sparkles to all the accessories and clothes I make for my baby girl. Thanks for the giveaway!

  51. says

    Oh I totally want one! I would use it on clothes for my daughter. I’m also making new bedding and I could use this to decorate cute curtains for my daughters room!

  52. Phyllis Finger says

    I already have an SD but I would love to have a rhinestone starter kit to make wonderful shirts for my grands.

  53. Amy Gross says

    What wouldn’t I create with this machine. It looks like a lot of fun. I would start with some shirts for my tween unless she got to the machine first!

  54. Kellie says

    This would be so fun to have. My girls and I would go crazy adding sparkle to all of there shirts and probably some shoes and whatever else we can find.

  55. says

    I think a rhinestone pattern would look lovely on an apron. I’d really love to win a Silhouette! Thanks for the chance.

  56. Sharla Nelson says

    I’m expecting my first baby and would love to make some extra special diaper covers…

  57. says

    I have 2 grandsons… I don’t see them being all blinged out… so… I would make some sparkly tees for my friends granddaughter that I have “adopted” so I too can have a granddaughter to spoil!! :)

    That would be only for starters!

    THANK YOU!

  58. says

    I usually do gifts for Girl Scout volunteers for our recognition event so I’d probably decorate some notebook covers or something like that. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome package!

  59. GriffinGirl says

    I would love to make some blingy shirts for my niece and also some blingy home decor items for my craft room! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  60. says

    I don’t have any daughters, just 5 boys and with that many boys, I need to be girly and stand out ! So I would be making my jeans bling and my purse and anything else I got my hands on. I’ve always wanted to try a Silhouette !

  61. Margaret Wilburn says

    I would love to decorate some shirts and I can think of lots of friends I could do things for their grandkids…what fun.

  62. Loy says

    Oh, I think that I would have to make and “bling” up some reuseable grocery totes to make grocery shopping more fun and give the clerks a smile.

  63. Melissa says

    I’m a bling girl…so the possibilities would be endless….my daughters clothes…my clothes…pillowcases…shoes…bags…and the list goes on!

  64. Priscilla says

    I love making rhinestone t-shirts as birthday & Christmas gifts for a the girls in my family. With the Silhouette machine & rhinestones the options are endless what I could make. Every gift would truly be made special for little & big girls. Turning an old t-shirt into something fun & with bling for myself would be great, too.

  65. says

    The possibilities could be endless! But I think my first few projects would include dressing up some pillows and some bags!

  66. deede says

    I have a friend/co-workers who is having a baby girl in August, so I’d LOVE to make her a set of pink onesies embelished with rhinestones. Momma would SWOON!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  67. angela white says

    dying for a silhouette!!! i would make t-shirts and onesies with the rhinestones…

  68. Laura Genovario says

    I make quilts. I would use the rhinestones to sparkle my quilt blocks. Oh, the ideas I have running in my head!!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!!!

  69. Stacia says

    i would love to win this! It would be great for making shirts for my daughter, and neice! Thank you for doing this. :)

  70. says

    I would decorate some tees for my daughter and why not for me too :)

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome machine!

  71. LisaT says

    I have a canvas tote bag that needs some jazzification, this rhinestone bundle would be just the thing!

  72. Kelly says

    i have two daughters, very girly and would love some rhinestones on a couple summer tanks.

  73. Jenn D says

    I just love craftgossip! I cannot get enough of your fabulous crafts and zany commentary!

  74. TheresaE says

    I would make a t-shirt for my daughter to wear to her brothers t-ball games. She wants so badly to be out on the field, but is too young yet. this way she could cheer in style!

  75. says

    I have always wanted to create my own rhinestone creations but I’ve never understood how – thank you for this tute! Now, I either need to win this Silhouette or find some spare change in the couch!

  76. Amy Leach says

    My daughter makes hairbands and accessories, so I know she would put this to good use.

  77. Kerry McCaffrey says

    Just about everything…nothing will be safe from me or my seven year old daughter…her brother’s hockey bags, their underwear, their socks and baseball hats, the dog’s collars, the mailbox, the car, the mailman…..you name it. ;)

  78. Pam says

    I would love to have this to bling my and my kids’ school logo tees! I have had this idea for a while now and this would be an awesome machine to use! I hope I win!!

  79. says

    I would use this to sparkle up things for my two daughters, but it would also be soooo handy for the work I do in the theater costume department at their school! Just imagine what the Chicago costumes would look like with this in my hands!

  80. Jeanne says

    I would bling up my baseball hat that I wear to my sons’ games. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  81. vickie says

    How fun!! I think the first thing I would sparkle would be t shirts for a breast cancer fundraiser we have coming up … then I’d move on to something for my daughter

  82. Karen Norris/Serious Whimsy says

    I would definitely make a rhinestone peace sign,(one for me and one for each of the girls)!

  83. Julia says

    We are moving across the country in two weeks, and my daughter has asked for sparkly curtains in her new room. This would be perfect, and we could do it together!

  84. Julie says

    I so want this! I’d use it to accent my new obsession. Doll clothes for American girl dolls. Too cute!

  85. skyewriter says

    A book bag! That is what I would decorate.
    {Thanks for the contest! I’d *love* to win a Silhouette.}

  86. Anna says

    So many fun ideas have popped into my head, but I think I would start with a lampshade that could use a much more sparkling look. It sould be easy to make an overlay of fabric for the shade.

  87. says

    Jeans! I love buying jeans with sparkly details but they are SO expensive. With this amazing gadget i could make them myself and get what I really wanted!

  88. Charlene LeBel says

    I love Bling, and I wear a lot of bling. I would love to have this Giveaway. I would add bling to everything. I have some grandneices and I would add bling to their outfits. You’re never too old for Bling!

  89. SimplyHeartfelt says

    I’d probably use it on some T-shirts that are kind of plain… they could use some extra “something.” Thanks for letting me enter!

  90. Leah says

    My daughters love all things sparkly, so I would definately work on some fun t-shirt embellishments!

  91. Gerlinde Godkin says

    I would decorate T-Shirts, hats, jeans, purses… anything I can get my hands on!!!!

  92. Lucinda says

    What wouldn’t I bling?! I would add rhinestones to my daughters’ shirts and jeans, make personalized tote bags, and even bling their sneakers if I could!

  93. Evelene Sterling says

    Oh, I would embellish my granddaughters clothes, shoes, bags, and great shirts for me too! So many rhinestones and so little time:-)

  94. Teresa Peavy says

    I would glam up all of the baby gifts (since all of my friends are having girls) and make some great accent pieces for my new house! Not to mention….something cute for me!

    TFS and good luck to everyone!
    Teresa

  95. Roberta says

    I would love to personalize some teacher gifts I will be making soon. And some kid art for my son’s room.

  96. says

    I would sparkle-up some adorable clothes for my granddaughters. Then I would fix up my jean jacket. Then, I would make up a couple of those hoodies with the rhinestone wings on the backs, since both of my daughters have expressed an interest in them….oh, goodness, I could really get carried away with this machine…my Etsy shop would be full, for sure!

  97. mitch j says

    I would sparkly up my two daughter’s jeans and t-shirts; not to mention my own cloths.

  98. Debbie Painter says

    I would love to win this!!! Thanks so much for the chance!!! My sister & DIL’s birthdays are in May, & I would love to make something “Blingy” for them, like a nice tote to take them into summer!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

  99. Gloria R says

    I would love to win this giveaway so lots of sparkles could be added to my machine embroidery work! My little granddaughter is 4 yrs old and is a girly girl so she would love her clothes to sparkle! I’ve read quite a few reviews on the Silhouette and would like to add one to my craft/sewing room. Thanks for sharing!

  100. Nichia says

    I would embellish lots of onesies for the little girl my friend is expecting :) Of course, I would also have to glam up some of my 7yr old daughter’s clothes, too.

  101. says

    I would start with embellishing clothing for myself or as gifts for friends, especially those with little girls! Thanks for the review (the shirts you made for your daughter are great!) and for the giveaway.

  102. Sandy L says

    I would make EVERYTHING all sparkly! I would trim my curtains, my towels, my teeshirts and dressy shirts, my scarves, my pants, my sweaters (unless they are too heavyweight), my Mom’s (she’s 71!) shirts, and anything else I could! Umm… I have an adorable little black chihuahua with white feet, and I would love to make him a new sweatshirt with some blue bling! Oh please choose me!!!

  103. colleen says

    Beach bag w/ bling – that is what I would make! thanks for the review and giveaway.

  104. Isabelle says

    I love embellishing things on my clothes. I would put these rhinestones on my clothes and accesories such as: pencilcases, phonecases, camera cases and totes especially. I make fabric birthday cards sometimes and I would decorate them with this. Headbands as well! I would buy a couple of plain fabric headbands and bling them up with the Silhouette SD. This machine is perfect!!!

  105. says

    For starters, I would make a sparkly iPod case. I carry my iPod around in a sandwich bag now. Seriously! I have a sandwich bag iPod case. Hoping to bring some bling to my embarassed little gadget! LOL. After that, sparkly jeans for all the girls. (even me!). :)

  106. Nicole David says

    I would start with some pillows for my daughters room, then some, shirts, next her shoes, maybe some bows, a little bling everywhere!!!

  107. Stef says

    I would make a bunch of sparkly tshirts and one very sparkly skirt for a very special costume day!

  108. says

    I think I would go a little bling crazy and add some sparkle to just about everything. Starting with all my now-boring t-shirts. :)

  109. says

    What a great review. I’m going to see if we can feature this product in our sewing category. Thank you for being so thorough.

    Brianna Olds
    CoolProducts.com Social Media Marketing Manager

  110. DeeAnn says

    My girls would love this!! It would be so fun to have one of these. They would want to use it on everything :)

  111. says

    Way cool! I’m looking to recycle some old t-shirt designs onto sweatshirts, and need to add some embellishment – this would be perfect for the project!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  112. Carly Gilchrist says

    I’ve been looking at this machine for a long long time! I really would love to try all the things it does. I have a little girl due in August so I would add bling to her little baby clothes and bows maybe a diaper bag. It would be so much fun!!

  113. Karol B. says

    I remember you reviewing the silhouette machine and how much you liked it. I was the the one that suggested that you give it to your Mom since she had so much trouble with the other one she got. I am sure you share though. I would love to win this giveaway. I am a new crazy quilter and would love to try the appliques and embellishments.

  114. Karol B. says

    Sorry that was another person who did a review. Her mother had a hard time with another machine and the Silhouette was so much easier. I am still sure you would share.

  115. Erin H says

    I’d love to try out the fabric cutting capabilities! Everything looks like so much fun!

  116. clarissa says

    this spring EVERYTHING is nautical and military inspired. i need this machine to transform my wardrobe into this season’s hottest trends! i have a million t-shirts, jackets, skirts, shorts, oh… you name it! that NEED rhinestones and studs!!
    thank you for having this giveaway!! how exciting!!

  117. Leslie says

    I have two sweet girls who love all things sparkly. I would love to add some sparkle to their clothes, starting with a few of their tees! Thanks.

  118. says

    I think I’d start with adding sparkle to shirts and shoes for my daughter. She’d love it. I’ve been coveting a Silhouette for a while. It’s a big ticket item, so winning one would be fantastic. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  119. Tarissa says

    It’s hard to decide what I would do! Maybe I’d start with one of my tote bags though.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  120. says

    The first thing that would get a rinestone makeover would be all of my 2 daughters pants they often get each other’s pants mixed up and they all look the same so I would let each daughter design their pants to be different. I have been looking at all the different machines but not purchased one yet. I would love to win.

  121. liz says

    I would add some “bling” to my daughters shirts this summer! Probably mine too!! I would love to win this!!

  122. Heather Mandell says

    Oh my gosh I NEED (want desperately) one of these! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  123. Kathleen says

    Hmm, I could start with sparklies for the Diva kitty, (a little tiara on her favorite sleep blankie), then bling out some knitting bags, and move onto T-shirts. Oh! and the curtains in my almost-finished studio!

  124. Kristi says

    I would make a label for the laundry hamper. Then, maybe my husband would know where it is.

  125. Kyla says

    I would start by making some of my t-shirts shine and some for my bff. I’ll have to refrain form transforming my finance’s shirts.

  126. says

    What couldn’t I do if I had one of those? I kinda like the idea of making some sparkly totebags and maybe making those $5 canvas sneakers just a little bit more dazzling.

  127. Katie says

    My niece loves sparkly things… so I would definitely have to make her something with rhinestones on it. Maybe a little purse or shirt. Either way, it will definitely be fun to try!

  128. Muireann says

    I’d love to add some sparkle to my skirts – and shoes, jackets, hats … Thanks for the chance to win!

  129. says

    What wouldn’t I embellish is the real question. I’d probably start with my wallets and coin purses though. Shoes would be cute too. Oh! And scarves!

  130. says

    I would love this to use on my granddaughter’s figure skating outfits. It would sure cut down my time of putting rhinestones on them…how awesome is this?

  131. Janie says

    With two girls, I would make them so many things!!! It could make everything sparkle! So want one!

  132. sooze Bloom deLeon Grossman (E-mail) says

    Sounds silly when I say it out loud— but I would put shiny happy goodness on my husband’s bicycle jacket to improve visibility. (have already sewn on led flashers, night-light tape, a couple of those circular reflectors and ultra-bright tape) Better safe than sorry for those who cycle in the dark and grey Northwest.
    be well

  133. Amy says

    I’m pretty sure you could see my house shine from a block away from all the things I’d bling!

  134. says

    Oh, how fun would it be to adorn little onesies with bling?! That is what I would do….all the pregnant ladies at church would be getting such cute clothes for their little ones. So fun.

  135. wittlew says

    Would love to win! I’d add some sparkle to…some favorite notebooks, if that is possible? And a book bag too.

  136. says

    Yay! I love this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. I would “bling” my girls’ wardrobes. I also make custom party hats and this would really add that little extra to my hats!

  137. Andrea Shabaglian says

    Okay, I am wanting one of these SO bad. I would probably label everything and adhere tons of phrases all over my home!! AND I would definitely rhinestone most everything of my newborn daughter’s clothes!!! I would also add rhinestone designs to my invitations and party/favor decor!!

  138. Lesley says

    I saw the cutest rinestone 4th of July shirts the other day, I would love to make my own for my girls this year.

  139. Jilian Morena says

    Thank you for the oportunity…

    If I won I would make some cute tops for a couple of my friends daughters. (two sets of twin girls…) They would love the sparkle!

  140. susie lavender says

    My daughter is being inducted into the National Honor Society this week and I would make her a bodacious t-shirt with lots of stars and swirls. She deserves the very best.

  141. Debi J says

    OMG, I love this thing! I want to decorate my computer, my craft room, make some boxes and decorate THEM. I’d decorate my grandson, but my daughter and son-in-law would KILL me. Maybe I can stop little girls on the street and decorate them! Seriously, I have been wanting one of these for AGES!

  142. Happiness is... says

    Oh my! I love this machine and I’ve been jonesing for it. First they improve it by making it cut through material and now rhinestones. Geez.

    Thanks for the offer!

    Jennifer

  143. Jennifer Cheek-Payan says

    This machine looks great! I thought it was mainly for scrapbooking & cutting vinyl ~ who knew you could use it for Rhinestones too! Very cool!

  144. Brett Marie says

    I would use it to embellish some sneaks for my littles and some gift boxes for an upcoming baby shower! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  145. Vanesa says

    What a great giveaway! I have a daughter that loves everything shiny so I would love to win one and embellish lots of shirts for her.

  146. Linda says

    I’d love to win a Silhouette and would add bling to lots of things including T-shirts, grandkids’ clothes, and scrapbooking pages. Thanks for the offer.

  147. Alina says

    I saw a tutorial on Silhouette’s blog where they put rhinestones on a little girl’s bathing suit. SO CUTE! I would also like to bling out some t-shirts, obviously :)

  148. Carrie Johnson says

    I would love to win this. I’ve been wanting one for so long to make cards, decorations, embellishments. Hope luck is with me today!

  149. chuen says

    Wanted a Silhouette on first sight. Can’t imagine I will win but I’ll give it a shot.

  150. trishden says

    Hello, I have a jean jacket that I would love to add some bling to. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  151. says

    I would use the rhinestones to bling out some cute dresses I am making or to use them for birthday presents

  152. deangelia johnson says

    i love rhine stone . i put rhinestones on my . little girls head bands and shoes

  153. says

    I am not sure whether the Silhouette is available in India. You might try checking the Silhouette website and contacting their customer service. –Anne

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