Ginger Snap Crafts: 2 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Projects {tutorials} + a Silhouette Promotion & a Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway {Yes….a giveaway!! Eek!!}

2 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Projects {tutorials} + a Silhouette Promotion & a Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway {Yes….a giveaway!! Eek!!}

There is seriously so much going on in this one post! I hope you’ll hang with me because at the end we have one ah-mazing giveaway for a Silhouette Portrait™!!!  Eek!!! I am so excited for one of you!  I also have an awesome Silhouette promotion to tell you about and a quick tutorial for St. Patrick’s Day using shamrocks & Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition. OK, are you ready? Here we go! ;)

#Silhouette Promotion

Up first is this month’s Silhouette promotion.  Yay! By visiting here & using the code GINGERSNAP you can snag these amazing deals on both a Silhouette CAMEO® & Silhouette Portrait™ Designer Edition bundles or if you already own a Silhouette you can snag an awesome deal on the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software.

The Silhouette CAMEO® Designer Edition bundle is priced at $269.99 & includes:

  • Silhouette CAMEO®
    • Silhouette CAMEO® electronic cutting tool
    • Power cable/AC adapter
    • USB cable
    • Silhouette Studio® software
    • $10 download card
    • 12 in x 12 in cutting mat
    • Silhouette blade
    • Basic Instruction Guide
    • CAMEO instructional DVD
  • Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition
    Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition contains all the same functionality as Silhouette Studio® plus the following designer features:
    • Ability to open, manipulate, and cut .svg files
    • Rhinestone tools to convert designs into rhinestone templates and create your own rhinestone designs
    • Sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art
    • Creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns
    • Enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision
    • Built-in ruler and guide lines for precise alignment and drawing

The Silhouette Portrait™ Designer Edition bundle includes a Silhouette Portrait™ & the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition as well for $179.99

If you already own a Silhouette you can purchase the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition for only $24.99.

To get these deals you need to click over to the special Silhouette promotion page & use the code GINGERSNAP at checkout.

Now to the tutorials!

silhouette designer edition giveaway

St. Patrick's Day projects with Silhouette Studio Design Edition

I used Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition to make two super easy St. Patrick’s Day projects ~ a shamrock t-shirt & some matching shamrock glasses. Aren’t they cute? ;)

Here’s how I made the shamrock t-shirt. {You can see how I made the lucky pennant banner here.}

cara

Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition has rhinestone tools that convert designs into rhinestone templates so you can create your own rhinestone designs.  I decided to use this feature not for making a rhinestone design but to make a cute polka dotted stencil for my daughter’s shamrock t-shirt. I love polka dots. :)

I used a shamrock image from Silhouette’s online store. Once I had the image sized to where I wanted it I clicked the “Open the Rhinestone Window” button. (See the big arrow! ha! You’ll click that button.) :)                                                                    

silhouette designer tutorial

Then the rhinestone window will pop up. You can chose several different options. For this project I chose to have just the edge of my image turned into lots of dots. This was perfect for what I had in mind. Then I sent it to my Silhouette to cut into a piece of card stock.

silhouette designer tutorial one

For this project you’ll also need:

  • craft paint
  • paint dauber
  • green t-shirt

supplies

Here’s the step by step.

One ~ Make your stencil.

Two ~ Put a piece of card stock inside the shirt just incase the paint bleeds through.

Three ~ Put your stencil where you’d like it to be.

Four ~ Gently dab paint onto the shirt with the paint dauber.

Then carefully remove the stencil.  You’re done. :)

make your own stencil

Another cool thing about Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition is you can import & cut any .svg file with your Silhouette.  I did a quick search online & was able to find tons of cute .svg files that I could download for FREE.  Your possibilities are endless with this one!  So many fun options are out there like these super cute shamrock glasses.

#silhouette

You can pop over to the freesvgfiles.com to download these free shamrock glasses.

svg file tutorial

Once you have them downloaded on your computer you can open them up in Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition & then click the “Open the Cut Style Window” by clicking the button by the big arrow. ;)

svg file 2

Once again it will give you several different options. I chose cut edge, and then I was able to cut cute shamrock glasses for all of my kiddos! Too cute!

OK…are you ready for a chance to win a Silhouette Portrait™? Oh yah, I thought your were! ;)

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway #silhouette #giveaway

Enter in the form below! This giveaway will end on March 4th! Good luck! :)

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post.  All opinions are my own. I love Silhouette, and I am so excited to be giving one of YOU the opportunity to own your very own Silhouette Portrait™. Yay! :)

14 comments:

  1. Your shamrock outfit looks soooo cute Ginger - thanks for the chance to win a Silhouette, I've wanted one too for ages!!

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  2. Your daughter is adorable and I love the projects! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  3. These projects are great and your daughter looks so cute in her St Patrick's glasses.

    Cynthia

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  4. Love the glasses, what a fun idea!

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  5. Love those glasses! And I really like the idea of using the template to make polka dots ... so cute!

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  6. I love my Cameo! This is so great. I haven't tried the rhinestone feature yet. Your shirt is super cute!

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  7. Too cute !! The glasses, polka dots, all of the great ideas, I've been dreaming of a silhouette for years!

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  8. I read so much about the silhouette -- it would be fun to try it! Love your St. Patrick's Day crafts!

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  9. Love shamrock projects! :) I'd love to win one of these!

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  10. Such fun ideas! I'm planning a St. Patrick's day themed birthday party for my two year old in a couple of weeks and loving the inspiration!

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  11. She is just so cute!! I love the shirt and the glasses :)
    Thank you so much for coming by the party, hope to see you again this weekend!

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