I am kind of going through a glitter phase so I was excited when I got to try out the Tulip Glitter Sheets. In my mind the only way I would purchase these were if they could be cut out with my Silhouette Cameo since my cutting skills are a close second to a kindergartner. On the package it said it worked with most paper punches and die cutters. While the Silhouette Cameo isn’t exactly a die cutter it does cut dies so I thought I would give it a try. After many craft fails I finally figured out the key to using these with the Cameo. Happy, happy, joy, joy!
My original inspiration came from the Ballard Design Ornament Pillow from the 2010 holiday catalog. Of course, I put my own IC spin on it though.
Tulip Fashion Glitter Sheets
Fabric (I used cotton drop cloth)
Repositionable spray adhesive (optional)
Rotary Cutter, Mat and Ruler
needle and thread (optional)
1. Now here is where I say that you probably should check with the Silhouette Cameo manual to make sure this doesn’t ruin your machine and void your warranty. Moving on…It doesn’t really work to cut out intricate designs. You have to keep it simple. I decided to make a glittered ornament pillow and I could only cut out the base of the ornament and not the details.
2. You must remove the plastic sheeting from your Shimmer Sheets before you try to cut out your shapes.
3. You must have your carrier sheet sticky. I used some repositionable adhesive spray on mine to give it a good hold. Then you must burnish the Tulip Glitter sheet down well with the glittered side facing up.
5. I used some of the ornament designs from the Silhouette Studio store and cut out each shape individually on a separate color of Fashion Glitter (I used Black, Red, Green, Gold and Pewter — from the Primary and Twilight packs)
6. Then I cut out a 13” x 17” piece of drop cloth fabric. I positioned my Tulip Shimmer Glitter ornament cut out on top of it.
7. Then using a press cloth I ironed each of the ornaments down individually according to manufacturer’s directions.
8. Next I purchased some 3/8” champagne colored satin ribbon for the ornament hangar and bow. I cut out the lengths I needed and then used some Fabric-Tac to glue them in place.
9. Then I tied up little bows. I was kind of nervous they would come undone even when glued on so I took and needle and thread and whipped a couple of stitches through the middle of each bow to make sure they were secure. Then I used the Fabri-Tac to glue then in place.
10. Using the hemmed edges of the dropcloth I cut two 11” x 13” piece out and sewed the pillow up with an envelope style closure.
I love the way these shimmer. Since the glittered is embedded in the sheets you can’t rub off a single fleck of glitter. I have this positioned right by the window and I love when the sun shines in and hits this pillow. It looks beautiful!
I also added some glitter sheets to a canvas tote to make a double wine bag for a gift for my husband’s secretary. Check out the details!
Check out some more canvas drop cloth pillows here…
Left to right: Christmas Subway Art Pillow, Chalkboard Fabric Silhouette Pillows, Lucky Pillow with Domed Penny Button, Pottery Barn Nest Knock Off Pillow, Presidents Day Canvas Pillow, Definition of Adventure Pillow, Christmas Glitter Ornament Pillow, Home Sweet Home Pillow