Silhouette Giveaway Project No.4 {Monogrammed Tote Bags}

Silhouette Giveaway Project No.4 {Monogrammed Tote Bags}

With the Silhouette’s intricate cutting ability and the freedom to choose and customize designs and text, creating custom heat transfers is easy enough for anyone to do. I had purchased a few colorful totes from the dollar store {yep, $1 each} and thought I would test out the Silhouette’s abilities by adding a fun monogram to make them a little more personal.
The Smooth Heat Transfer Paper is available in 19 different colors from the Silhouette Online Store. It comes in 36 inch rolls and costs only $14.99 per roll. They even sell printable transfer paper which allows you to create one transfer in several different colors.
You can use your own designs and text or simply create a design using the Silhouette software. I made my own monogram by using a design from the online digital store and adding text from fonts installed right on my own computer. {I used the background framed scallop dotted circle by Samantha Walker C00397 19210}
By loading the heat transfer paper directly into the Silhouette, I was able to cut three monograms at a time with just a press of a button.

The negative spaces of the design easily peel away. They do make a hook tool designed specifically for removing the intricate pieces but since I do not have one yet, I used a pair of tweezers.

The large negative spaces are much quicker to remove; they just peel right away.

When you are done you are left only with the design you want to transfer on the plastic transfer sheet.

I positioned the transfer on each bag…

…covered with a paper towel and pressed with a heated iron at 60 second intervals.

Once the design was pressed I gently peeled away the transfer sheet revealing a fun monogrammed bag!

Think of the possibilities of customizing your own apparel; shirts, hats, bags, aprons…virtually anything!

This is such a quick and easy way to dress up totes that just cost a $1 a piece. {and the amazing work of The Silhouette}


Have you entered for a chance to win your own Silhouette?You have up to SIX chances to win!
Click the button above for the giveaway post
If you do not already have a craft cutter ~ you don’t want to miss this one!
{offer valid only to participants within the US due to shipping regulations}



  1. My heart melts everytime you post something new

  2. Wow!! I would love to try something like this! {{{sigh}}} 🙂 Thanks for the link to the giveaway.

  3. SWOONiNG…my latest CArush!! I’m soooo in love! Thanks for the opp:)
    Happy Weekend

  4. Be still my heart, Stephanie Lynn. I’m dying over here. I love that thing like a tiny child.

  5. I want I want I want I want I want.

  6. I bet you are having a blast playing with that new toy of yours!! Great look for the tote bags!

  7. all I can say is wow! Maybe this will have to be on my Christmas list!
    Connie B in PA

  8. Super cute idea!

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  10. Girl, I thought you were talented before…but with this new tool, you are even more wonderfully creative. I do not know how you do it but you are one great creative muse. Now, you have even more power and I can’t wait to see what you do next.
    You must just have reams of ideas in your head, bumping around, lining up to get out.
    Is there anything you CAN’T do?

    Oh, and by the way, I want one of those magic tools too. I’ve already put in my request and have my fingers and toes crossed. Thanks!

  11. I love these tote bagsyou can have the tote bag and not pay a heck load. In order to have with that you like.


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