Silhouette and How Does She contacted me about reviewing some Silhouette products. They sent heat transfers, tattoo paper, and magnet paper for me to try out. I do not own a silhouette machine, so I thought it would be interesting to see what you could do with these products with just a printer and a pair of scissors.
Silhouette has a fun print and cut feature that will let you print out images on your inkjet printer and then the silhouette is able to cut out the same shapes. This can make for some pretty fun tattoos:
This product is probably the item that I enjoyed the most. You can get almost identical results without the Silhouette and it is easy to use. Silhouette recommends that you use an inkjet printer for the best results, but I wanted to see how it would perform with my laser printer. I didn't have any problems with smearing or the image transferring with my laser printer.
You can personalize them to match a party theme, add them as an accessory to a costume, or just let the kids play with different designs. I will be keeping some on hand to make tattoos with my contact information any time that we go to a theme park. If we get separated, my youngest who is too little to remember our phone numbers will have our information. It works for trick or treating too:
The next item I received was heat transfer material. With the machine, you could make some pretty great designs for shirts, hats, shoes, or even curtains and pillows:
But without a personal cutter you can still cut out any shape that you are talented enough to create with scissors. I personally would stick to basic shapes and letters without the machine:
They do offer Printable Heat Transfer Material that would allow you a lot more options with just your printer and scissors:
The final item that I was sent to review was their magnetic paper. Before I received the product I was concerned about the thickness. I was worried about my printer and how easy it would be to cut with just scissors. I was pleasantly surprised by how thin and light weight it was, but it was still strong enough to hold a picture on my fridge. There is nothing worse than a magnet that doesn't work.
I used it again for contact information. This time to keep the important info on the fridge for babysitters:
I made two versions, one with my real info and this one with generic info to photograph, but when I went to switch them out I made a discovery. They stick to each other really well, but they are also really easy to separate. So for my next project I am going to take my daughters printable paper dolls:
and print them out on the magnet paper to make her a magnetic dress up set.
I would love to hear what you would do with these products. Silhouette is giving away a $50 Bundle that includes 2 Heat Transfer Rolls (Yellow and White Smooth), 1 Tattoo Pack and 1 Magnet Sheet Pack to one of my readers.
To enter to win, head over to Silhouette and check out some other great projects you can make with these products. Then leave a comment letting me know what you would create with them.
Want a second entry, head over to the Silhouette Blog and become a Follower.
You have until midnight (EST) November 9th to enter. One winner will be selected at random and announced on November 10th.
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I was given a $50 Silhouette Bundle to review by Silhouette and How Does She. Although the product was provided free of charge, I was not compensated monetarily for this post and the opinions are my own. If they didn't work or I didn't like them I could and would have sent them back and not offered the product as a giveaway.