Stamped Christmas Towels - #silhouettechallenge #giveawy

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Hi guys! This morning I have an exciting project and an even more exciting announcement! I have these super cool stamped Christmas towels to share with you:

But first, the fun announcement! Do you know that every month (or just about) I join in with a bunch of my blogging friends to challenge ourselves to use our Silhouette machines (either Portrait or Cameo)? We each do a themed project and then share them with each other! Well this month we have a super duper post because in addition to the projects we are sharing, we are hosting an awesome giveaway! So stay tuned to the end of the post so that you can win!

These stamped Christmas towels were made using a new-to-me medium: the Silhouette Stamping Kit. I envisioned using this stamping kit to make my own Christmas tea towels. I had done my research; you can use this stamp medium to cut stamps with your silhouette, but tiny details get lost with this stuff--so I kept my design simple.

So here's what you need to do to make this project:
Tea towel (I used Tekla towels from Ikea)--wash it first
Craft paint with fabric medium mixed per the fabric medium directions (or use fabric paint)
Stamping kit from Silhouette

I used some simple Christmas tree designs and made a couple of different sizes in the Silhouette Studio software. Then I cut them out of the stamping medium using the special mat that comes in the kit. Be sure to follow all the instructions--this medium is different from others that you may use your Silhouette to cut.

Apply the cut stamping medium to the acrylic blocks that are included in the stamp kit. Then apply your paint/fabric medium mixture (or fabric paint) to the stamp. I used a small brush to apply the paint.

Carefully apply the stamp to the tea towel. Repeat as desired.

After the paint dries, carefully iron the pattern with a piece of cotton over it to "set" the fabric medium.

And voila! You have your own custom tea towel!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration! Reinvented Elf on a Shelf Book Cat-Shaped Ornament Stamped Christmas Towels M&M Milk Bottle Teacher Gift 3D Holly Berry Ornament Deer Silhouette Mirror Silhouette Christmas Craft with Double-Sided Adhesive Winter Village Display Wood Grain Nativity DIY Rustic Pallet Christmas Tree 2014 Christmas Card + Giveaway Gift Tags Chalkboard Vinyl Christmas Signs Personalized Christmas Ornament DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments DIY Nativity Candle Jar Sleeve Chalkboard Charger Inspiration + Giveaway Christmas Countodwn Festive Advent Christmas Decor AND A Giveaway! All Hearts Go Home Luminarias DIY Christmas Coasters Vinyl Wood Slice Ornaments Some People are Worth Melting For Olaf (Frozen Inspired) Ornament Personalized Pajamas with HTV 3D Reindeer Shield Decoration Trendy Christmas Cards with Silhouette + Free Cut Files Let It Snow Mitten Banner Deer Silhouette Elf on the Shelf Wardrobe Simple Ornaments Stenciled Santa Sack Put on your Yamika! Reindeer Photo Ornament Christmas Card DIY Nativity Shadowboxes Monogrammed Drop Cloth Christmas Tree Skirt Canvas Wall Art for the Holidays 1. Pineapples and Pinecones // 2. Simply Kelly Designs // 3. Architecture of a Mom // 4. Just a Girl and Her Blog // 5. Two Purple Couches // 6. Chicken Scratch NY // 7. Creative Ramblings // 8. One Dog Woof // 9. Ginger Snap Crafts // 10. The Thinking Closet // 11. Please Excuse My Craftermath... // 12. Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body // 13. weekend craft // 14. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 15. Practically Functional // 16. Living My Given Life // 17. My Paper Craze // 18. The Kim Six Fix // 19. Home At Eight // 20. Queen of Everything // 21. Tried & True // 22. Mama Sonshine // 23. unOriginal Mom // 24. Create it. Go! // 25. From Wine to Whine // 26. GetSilvered // 27. It's Always Ruetten // 28. Nearly Handmade // 29. McCall Manor // 30. Silhouette School // 31. It Happens in a Blink // 32. Create & Babble // 33. Sowdering About // 34. Where The Smiles Have Been // 35. My Favorite Finds // 36. Lil' Mrs. Tori // 37. Designed Decor

Silhouette Giveaway!

And I've saved the best for last. My Silhouette Challenge buddies in partnership with Silhouette America are hosting a mega-huge giveaway for not one...but two winners! The prizes up for grabs? First prize: The NEW Silhouette Cameo Machine and Designer Edition Super Bundle! $406.93 value.
  • Silhouette CAMEO®
  • Designer Edition Software
  • Dust Cover
  • $25 Download Card
  • Four Essential Silhouette Tools (hook, spatula, scraper, pick-me-up™)
Second prize: Silhouette Portrait Machine and Rhinestone Starter Kit! $219.98 value. Pretty sweet, huh? We want you to have the chance to get that Silhouette machine that might still be on your wish list. To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below or at this link. Because of my many blog friends who helped make this giveaway possible, you have 42 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power. So, hurry up and enter! {This giveaway runs from today through Monday, December 15th at 11:59p eastern and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older with a U.S. or Canada mailing address. You can read the rest of the terms and conditions in the widget below.} a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please enter! I would love a reader of Architecture of a Mom to win this contest!
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