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Adorable Baby Gift {using the Silhouette Craft Cutter}

Do you want to make an adorable, custom baby gift? I am addicted to making fabric projects with my Silhouette. They have this medium called Heat Transfer sheets that are so cool! It come in all sorts of colors and you cut out images with the Silhouette and then iron the images on to clothing. And it comes out so smooth. Every. Single. Time!!
My sweet neighbor/friend had a baby boy a week ago and I wanted to make something cute for him. I knew that her kids love dinosaurs so I found some images in the Silhouette Library — all three dinosaurs for $1. I downloaded the images into my library. Then I added some text and inserted the Heat Transfer material. Easy peasy. **Note – be sure to mirror your image before you cut it out!!
The Heat Transfer material has a shiny side that is sticky once you peel the negative space off. Then I flipped it over onto the onesie and ironed the image on to the little shirt. Once the transfer cooled, I peeled the shiny clear coat off and there was the decal — perfect! Each onesie took about 10 minutes to make!
And I just discovered that there is PRINTABLE Heat Transfer material. So you create your image using the Silhouette software on your computer, then Silhouette records the dimensions, you print it on the printable heat transfer material using your color printer, then insert the sheet into your Silhouette and it knows exactly where to cut it. And you iron it on! I need to get some of those PRINTABLE sheets!
Ohhhh – the possibilities! I am learning something new and wonderful every single day! 
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  1. What a wonderful baby gifts! Absolutely adorable. I am in love with this machine! I want to make something for my niece and this is such a wonderful idea. This is exactly what I want to do. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. ★All Thingz Related★ says:

    Thanks so much for joining us for our 13th Anything Related party!

  3. Very, very cute (and so easy!) I hope you'll stop by and link up to Make It Wear It today @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

  4. Sooo cute! I'm a new silhouette owner and have just started exploring the heat transfer possibilities – so far i've only used the printable heat transfer to make a hunger games t-shirt for my sister (we're obsessed!) but i want to buy some heat transfer to make onesies like yours – did you use the smooth or the flocked transfer? I'm not sure which to go with so figured i'd ask someone who has already experimented!!
    love your blog by the way! i'm a long time lurker!

  5. Jen, I just discovered your site through Today's Creative Blog Get Your Craft On Tuesday and I love what you do. These onesies are the cutest ever. I am always looking for cute, simple baby gift ideas and these are it! I am going to link to this post on my blog if it is OK with you. A few months ago I asked for suggestions for gifts just like this. Thanks for your creative ideas.

  6. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!


  7. So cute! This is exactly what I'd do with the Silhouette!

  8. ellie g says:

    Please stop the cuteness…

    No, please keep going….

    No, please stop….

    I'm about to break out singing to the Silhouette, that LeeAnn Rimes song…
    "How do I live, without you?"

  9. Lacy Key says:

    I am in love! I have to have it!

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  11. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Those onesies are adorable! I always love dinosaur stuff for my boys!

  12. cggrlogan says:

    Those are so adorable! Oh, how I want a Silhouette!

  13. Lindalou says:

    Those are so cute. I think the Silhouette is very cool, but I've got to wait until it gets Mac compatible.

  14. I can't believe that I am going to admit this, but I have had a silhouette for a year and a half and it is still sitting in the box! I know crazy right? I need help with it and some motivation to get started and thanks to your adorable post I am ready to get started on these cute onesies! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Kara@ Creations by Kara says:

    So totally cute! Where do you get the printable heat transfer?

  16. How adorable! I really want to win!!!! What a great gift. I would love to do that. Oh, the possiblities. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one! So stinkin' cute!

  17. Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says:

    Ahhhhhhh…I am in LOVE with this idea! I wonder if i can use those sheets in my cricut??? Those little onesies are too stinkin cute!


  18. ok. now i need to win that thing. i feel like i'm in that doctor seuss book, "oh the places you'll go." only this one is called, "oh the things you could make if you just won the giveaway…" those onesies are awesome.

  19. Tenille Gates says:

    Thats SO awesome! I love how there are so many different crafty possibilities with the Silhouette..im dying to get my hands on one!! Keep those cute projects comin'! ♥

  20. Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    Yup, now I have to have it!

  21. Jen, these are so cute! It looks like you're having a lot of fun with your new machine. :)

  22. These are SO cute! I have three boys! I was shopping for clothes the other day for my 10 month old. While browsing through the horrid selections. I told my husband that I hated how dorky all the boy clothes were and I wanted something with trucks or dinos! So this is PERFECT! Love your blog btw!

  23. this blessed nest says:

    i am loving this machine even more now!

    such a cute idea AND gift!

  24. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    These are fabulous! This is exactly why I want one of these.. to make custom shirts for my kiddos.

  25. Mandy @ mintnclandycreate says:

    Oh my goodness…I want a Silhouette!!!

  26. kristen says:

    so cute!

  27. staci @ lizard n ladybug says:

    so so cute!!

  28. Adorable!!

  29. Jenglamgirl says:

    Darling Jen~ love it. the DINO-MITE… is just to darn cute. Hugs, Jenn

  30. The Pennington Point says:

    That is so stinkin' cute! I've gotta get me some of that stuff. Lisa~


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