Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fancy KitchenAid Mixer and Silhouette Promo!

Hello long lost blog friends! I've missed you! Next week I'll be sharing a little bit more about why I've been MIA the last 2 months BUT until then, I have a GREAT promotion and project to share with you!

Since Christmas when I received my Silhouette Cameo, I have been dying to decorate my KitchenAid mixer. I have seen some beautifully painted ones that I lust over, but are SOOO out of my price range, so when I saw that using Vinyl as an option to decorate my mixer, I was very excited!

By the way, I LOVE working with vinyl on my Silhouette. It is so easy and is probably my favorite media to use with it so far! I was nervous at first, but it is so very easy to use and work with. If my family isn't careful, I may be putting Vinyl on anything I can!

So how do you decorate your KitchenAid mixer?

Supplies:

Silhouette cutting machine (I love my Cameo!)
Silhouette's Premium Vinyl in any color you choose
Transfer Paper
Silhouette Hook
Silhouette Scraper
KitchenAid Mixer
Scissors
Your Design Choice

1. Clean your mixer and make sure it has dried completely.
2. Choose a design you would like to use. We chose to use a decorative leaf design. Then measure your area to determine how big you want your shape.

3. Cut the shape out you choose on paper to make sure it will fit in the area you want.

 4. Then, adjust your Silhouette to the cutting mode for Vinyl. Adjust blade and move the white loading wheel over to the 9" area.
5. Load your Vinyl into the machine using "Media Load" setting and press "cut."
6. When area is cut, trim the area away from the rest of the Vinyl roll. You will then peel the outer vinyl off of the image.
 It will look like this once you peel the excess.
7. Using the Hook tool, remove all the remaining "other stuff" from within the shape.
 It will look like this when all inner parts are removed.
8. Then grab a piece of transfer paper the same size as your shape. Begin to remove the white backing and place the sticky side down on top of the cut shape.
 9. Using your scraper, gently, but with pressure, press the transfer paper down onto the shape, getting out any bubbles you might see.
10. Now carefully peel the transfer paper up grabbing the vinyl. Go slowly so that you can help aid the vinyl to lift.
11. Carefully lay the shape across the area you want to cover. As you lay it down, gently press down to get all the air bubbles out from under the shape.  When it is finished laying down, use the scraper to help press the shape down some more.
12. Carefully start to remove the transfer paper and again, use your fingers to press the shape down and aid in the vinyl staying on the mixer.
And whalah, you're mixer is beautified! This is what it looked like when we were finished.
We then decided to add the same shape to the bottom on the KitchenAid. It looks great but was a little more difficult. Here are some tricks we learned as we did that.

-When adding the vinyl to an area that is shaped differently, cut in between the shape using a knife or scissors.
 It didn't lay as easily as the top and there were bubbles BUT it still turned out great and we were able to get the bubbles out after we removed the transfer paper.

SO...Do you want to have a nice vinyl designed mixer too? Do you want a Silhouette cutting tool and Vinyl in a nice little package? OR do you want Premium Vinyl at a GREAT price? Well, Silhouette has just that for you! 
Recently, Silhouette dropped the price of Vinyl from $14.99 to $9.99 and now you can get an extra 25% off of that! Amazing huh? I love working with vinyl and my Silhouette! It's a dream working together.

Today through April 26th you can get a Silhouette Portrait Bundle for $139.99 or the Silhouette Cameo Bundle for $269.99. Already have a cutting tool? Get 25% off all Premium Vinyl.

Just use the code BEAR to take advantage of this great offer!

This deal runs from April 18-April 26th!

And don't forget the code word is BEAR!




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