June 21, 2011

Silhouette Promotion - - Temporary Tattoos! (face-painting style)

(yep, it's still Take-A-Look Tuesday  - scroll on down for that...)


READ THIS:  If you normally scroll past my Silhouette Promotion posts because you don't have a Silhouette Machine, don't worry, this is for you - I did this whole project without my machine, just for you!

"Pssst, doesn't it look like I waited in line forever to get my face painted - but it's just a fake tattoo that took less than a minute...."


I don't know about you, but I'm not the biggest fan of temporary tattoos - - mainly because they're so ugly!  Just a few days ago, my preschooler slapped a giant Hello Kitty across her cheek - ugh!  I have this thing against all things "character" and that makes up most the tattoos out there.
But the idea of being able to make my own - - now that's got potential !

I had this grand idea to make the tattoos look like face painting - fun, right?!?  Here we go:

Get the tattoo paper from Silhouette (it's on sale - see the end of this post for code) and stick it in your printer and print out your designs.  I just used Word and Clip Art ( I searched "flourish) - it's that easy.
Then, you peel the back of this sticky sheet and stick it onto the top of your designs (don't let it hang over like I did - sticky table mess!)
Then cut your shapes out.  This is where having the Silhouette Machine would come in handy - it would be able to cut right around your shapes.  I didn't.  I was okay with it.  If you look close, you can see the shiny clear around the designs when they're stuck on - fine with me.

Anyways, back to the tutorial - cut around the shapes:

Then they're like all the other tattoos your kids have used - you first peel off the clear sheet:

Put the tattoo design-down on the skin and cover it with a wet cloth.

Hold until the paper backing is saturated, then pull the paper backing off.  That's it - so quick!

They love them!  And side note, if you want more "candid" pictures, use good ole "potty talk".  Picture on the left: "smile girls".  Picture on the right "do you think it's funny when  I say... (wait for it)... Poopy Diaper?!"

Alright, the monthly Silhouette Deal you've been waiting to hear about:


1 Silhouette SD
2 Packages Temporary Tattoo Paper
for $199 (U.S. only)
(just load the bundle pack into your cart, and when you use the code the price of it will drop to $199)

Also 25% off all other products in the Silhouette shop (excluding gift cards and download codes) - - this means you can order just temporary tattoo paper if you'd like, and it would be discounted. 

To get the deal, use promo code "SUGARBEE"



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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

7 Fabulous Comments:

We really are on the same wavelength! :)

So cute Mandy. Great idea. And I love how you got them to crack up for the picture.

this is so stinking cool can't wait to make some with my nieces!

cuteness... love the tattoo idea you shared.. :)

those are the most beautiful kid tattoos ever!

I love your blog- I'd love for you to pop over to my blog and join my discussion on temporary tattoos for kids. I'd really like your take on it :) Thanks- www.momomma.com

I recently got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas from my hubby, and I am so excited to dive into projects. I made an inspiration board on my blog with a few Silhouette projects that have me head over heels, and your temporary tattoos project is one of them! You can check it out here: https://thethinkingcloset.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/the-silhouette-challenge-a-new-series/

These photos of the kids are just too cute! I can't wait to make my own.

-Lauren

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