What do I need with a Heat Press

Are you searching and waiting and wondering what you need to order with a heat press? I spent months looking for the best deal, researching what I wanted to make, and ultimately landed on a 15×15 clamshell style press, but I had no idea what I needed to go with it. If this is you, you’re in luck. I’ve prepared a list of what I bought, and am sharing some of my favorite projects below!

Must Have Heat Press Accessories

Teflon Sheet to protect your press and items to be pressed.



Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV)

My favorite brand is Siser and there are 3 types I use most of the time.

  1. Sister Heat Transfer
  2. Sister Stretch (good for baby clothes and ladies shirts that stretch with the bust)
  3. Siser Glitter

You should also know there are some beautiful printed HTV patterns, and I buy mine from here! Check out all of these floral and holiday patterns! I love them all! Printed Heat Transfer Vinyl

Each type comes in multiple colors and sheet sizes, so you can order just what you need for your project!

Blank Items to press

Some of my favorite creations have been made using my heat press. I like to look for inexpensive blanks so that I can change things up frequently. Here’s a few ideas!

  1. Apronsorder some here
  2. Dish Towels 6 pack of white
  3. Tote Bags Canvas, multiple sizes
  4. Make up Bags Glitter bottom
  5. Blankets
  6. Cheer Bows
  7. Koozies
  8. Popsicle holders
  9. Felt board accents
  10. Family VACATION SHIRTS!!!!!!


I love my Silhouette Cameo 3, and highly recommend it. You can also use a Cricut machine to cut Heat Transfer Vinyl. If you need help picking which one is right for you, join us on Facebook at Cameo Craft Class and we can talk to you about some of the differences.


Check out some of these Heat Transfer Vinyl Projects!


Felt Board Scare Crow Face! So cute, and super easy. I love that he can be reused!


Printed Heat Transfer Vinyl Shirt paired with Siser glitter for our Disney trip!

Santa Shirt

Christmas Bags

Unicorn Shirt

file available hereUnicorn SVG

font Zooky Squash font link

Birthday Sash

Robot Valentine Shirt




Happy Crafting,

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Silhouette Cameo in the Classroom: A teachers guide to making your Class Awesome

Are you a teacher who needs more organization and fun in the classroom? Do you need to make inexpensive gifts for coworkers, family, and friends? Maybe you just want to take your classroom decor to the next level! With the Silhouette Cameo 3 and the right accessories you can do just that!

I bought my silhouette Cameo 3 from Amazon and got free shipping, and you should too! The pink one just came out in October of 2017 and it is amazing! It comes with a cutting mat and blade in the box, so all you need is some cardstock, vinyl, and a little bit of imagination to get off and running.

Some of my favorite classroom projects with the Silhouette Cameo 3 are below

  • Bulletin Boards with cut out letters. Laminate them and you can reuse them year after year! You can use Cardstock or patterned scrapbook paper along with the fonts on your computer to create stunning displays that will create a space worthy of inspiration and awesomeness that will have all of your teacher friends peeking in with awe
  • Labels for everything! Using adhesive vinyl like Oracle 631 or Oracle 651 you can label everything from clipboards, to bathroom passes, reading areas, folders, supply cabinets, and on and on and on. It is easily wiped clean from little kid germs, but can be removed if needed for something else. You can even get some in chalkboard material if you want to make some chalkboard labels!
  • Stickers! Using the print and cut feature you can make your own stickers for your planner, grade book, calendar, and to pass out to your kiddos whenever you want!
  • Class Door Decor! Welcome your kids to class with a fun inspiring display that shows off your personality. A fun door can set the tone for a great day, and can easily be changed with the seasons with a Silhouette Cameo 3!
  • White Board Labels just got way cuter with the Silhouette Cameo 3. Use vinyl to cut them out and apply with contact paper for a semi permanent way to keep track of the date, the weather, or who is the line leader this week. The possibilities are endless!
  • Teacher T shirts! Use the Cameo 3 to make the cutest t shirts for all of the school dress up days! I recommend Siser Stretch, which I will post links for below!
  • Personalized gifts! From Clipboards to cups, to pencil holders and bags, you can personalize almost anything with the Silhouette Cameo 3!
  • Photo Props, make the first day of school and class parties extra fun with some awesome photo props created with the Cameo!

Ok, So here is a quick list with links for what you need to do all of the fun stuff listed above

  1. Silhouette Cameo 3. You can buy it by itself or in a bundle! I like to buy things separately so I don’t end up with tools and accessories I never use, but here’s a great bundle for your convenience that includes vinyl for decals and sketch pens you could use to color awesome bulletin board letters!

2. Vinyl for decals, labels, and whiteboard labels. I recommend using Oracle 651 for all of these and here’s a great bundle that has lots of colors. I tend to use black a lot, so it would be wise to get a roll of that to save you some money! The bundle below comes with lots of colors so you can see them all and customize lots of different things! Never put this vinyl in the or microwave, and I recommend hand washing for cups so they last longer! 😉

3. Vinyl for Shirts I recommend Siser Stretch for ladies shirts so that the image has some give to accommodate your chest. It is also great for baby onesies or kids shirts that get stretched when pulled on and off. There’s a bundle with all the colors here, but you might just want to start with white and black until you have a shirt in mind you want to make. White and Black will get you through Dr. Seuss week 😉 You can also add some glitter vinyl which looks amazing on shirts. Never layer glitter vinyl on top of glitter vinyl, but you can put it on top of stretch no problem. 

4.Cardstock My favorite cardstock for banners and letters is Co’ordinations from JoAnn fabric. It comes in lots of colors and you can find it on sale regularly. I prefer the smooth finish over the canvas texture. It cuts beautifully, and can be laminated, or turned into a sticker with a Xyron machine easily. Make sure to check the app for a coupon!

5. Other Necessary Accessories The machine comes with a mat and cutting blade, but you also need weeding tools and transfer tape to work with vinyl. My favorite weeding tools are actually dental picks like these, and my favorite transfer tape is Contact paper for beginners. It is super inexpensive, and doesn’t leave residue when you are removing it. Make sure you buy the one with the blue grid lines. The new one they came out with has gray lines and doesn’t work as well! The paper cutter allows you to cut the edge of vinyl or cardstock straight so you can reuse the unused part easily. The scraper on the far right below helps you transfer vinyl onto the contact paper, and then onto the surface you are applying it to. I have been known to use a kitchen spatula when I couldn’t find mine, but this one works well, and is inexpensive!

6. Nice to have If you are going to make lots of shirts I highly recommend a heat press. It will save you lots of time and your shirts will last longer. If you are just starting out, maybe get one after you master cutting the other vinyl things! Xyron sticker machine. It turns anything you cut out with the silhouette into a sticker! They also have cartridges you can add to turn things into magnets, or laminate, but the sticker things is what I use the most. It makes applying letters to banners so much easier!


That should be enough to get you started! I can’t wait to see what your classrooms look like! Join us in the Cameo Class group beginning January 2017 where we work together to create a project step by step together! It’s a great place for beginners to come and learn how to use the software!

Here are some teacher designs available for download in the Silhouette Studio library just to give you a sneak peek. They are all available for purchase for 99 cents normally, and can be found on sale throughout the year! Make sure you check in every week for the free design they give you!

and here’s some cute teacher project ideas!



Happy Crafting,



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Black Friday deals on Silhouette Cameo 3 Stuff!!! Woohoo!

Are you looking for some awesome Black Friday deals on Vinyl, heat presses, Silhouette Cameo 3 cutting machines and accessories? Here is my list I have been compiling to keep track of everything I have seen that I will be picking up, and a few great deals that I thought were too good to pass up! Don’t get overwhelmed by all of the amazing deals today,have fun and be patient the websites may be running slow with everyone shopping!

First up is this amazing deal on the Silhouette Cameo 3 cutting machine with free shipping on Prime! I bought a bundle with my first Silhouette Cameo, but lots of the extras included were not great quality, and I don’t use most of it, so I recommend finding the best deal on the machine, and then buying the better supplies, which I am listing some of below!

If you prefer a bundle, this one looks awesome with 12 sheets of Oracle 651, and 12 Siser HTV sheets!

Cameo Cutting Mats! I have one for glittery messy stuff, and one for everything else! I love ordering on amazon with free shipping since I can’t use a coupon in the store on these!


This generic brand of mats is also getting rave reviews from several Cameo users. Check out the reviews!

Heat Press. I love my 15×15 inch clam shell heat press. I have made shirts for our Disney trips, birthday shirts, personalized blankets, bibs, and 40h birthday sashes. I made dishtowels, aprons, and popsicle koozies too. This thing is an amazing way to generate income, and if you have small kids you can use it to make so many things!!!

Silhouette Cameo Autoblade works great on the Silhouette Cameo 3! Swing Design is a great place to shop for Silhouette accessories and when you purchase from their amazon shop you get free shipping if you have Amazon Prime

Vinyl Deals Join the group CSDS Vinyl on Facebook to snag the coupon codes for some amazing deals on Vinyl all day today! Be advised shipping may be a little longer than normal due to the high volume of people taking advantage of these amazing deals, but trust e it is worth it. These deals only happen once a year! They also have an amazing selection of printed vinyl, and they carry Oracle and Siser, my two favorite brands of Silhouette vinyl!


Don’t forget to join the facebook group to get the coupon codes!

This bundle also gives you a great variety of colors with Heat Transfer Vinyl and Oracle 651. If you don’t want to hunt down a great deal on individual things, buy great product from a great place and start looking for what you’re going to make with all of your new stuff once it arrives!

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Here’s a link to try prime free if you have never used it. I order all of my birthday gifts, pull ups, and even some food for my sons school snacks all from Prime Pantry. It saves so much time, and helps me avoid the fruit snack aisle at the grocery store!
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Happy Crafting,


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My favorite Commercial Use Fonts…Some are Free!

Picking what font to use when cutting vinyl can be tough, but using fonts to create signs, shirts, and all sorts of crafting awesomeness is so fun. It can get sticky once you start selling if you use fonts that are for personal use only, but I’m here with a list of where I get my favorite fonts to help you get started! I try to consider the amount of time and energy it has taken me to learn how to use my Silhouette Cameo 3 and the upgraded software every time I price my items for sale in my Etsy shop, but I also think about the time and energy it takes a designer to create a font or design that I use in my projects and once I think about that, I feel obligated to compensate the original creator monetarily for helping my family pay for our trips to Disney! I wish I had the time and energy to create fonts, but until then I’m happy to find these awesome deals!


Fontbundles.net has free fonts and great deals on commercial use fonts. I always check them out around the holidays to see what new cute font packages they have! Click the  picture link below and it will take you to their free font section! I bought the Samantha Script font and love it!


Right now they are running the first pay what you want deal on a super pretty Script font bundle. I got all of these for $1, and they are commercial use, so I can sell what I make with them! 13 Fonts with commercial use

The deal ends in 10 days, so don’t wait!


Both of these were made using Samantha which is commercial use! You can purchase it here Samantha Script Font File




The Carolina script font is also super popular right now and only $10  for unlimited commercial use Carolina Font Link

I also am loving “justlove” it has the character mapping option with lots of variations for swooshes and embellishments! just love font


The Superhero font helped me sell tons of ornaments this year!


SuperHero Font

The Hungry Jpeg has awesome fonts and files, some free some paid, but they are commercial use and have great tech support and you can download what you get from them over and over and over again if you don’t have things backed up, or if you forget the name of the font you love, you can log into your account and see what it was! Here are some of my current favorites. Make sure you check back with them because they come out with freebies. The bundles are great for a business starting out because you get a lots of commercial use fonts for only $19! You can make one sign and pay for that!

Find hundreds of FREE Fonts at TheHungryJPEG.com

The Kooky Font Bundle has 51 fonts for $19, some of these are super cute and useful and all have commercial use! it’s 99% off right now, so grab it quick!
SALE!! 96% OFF Over 50 Fonts and Typefaces

Laura Worthington makes some of my favorite fonts, and this months bundle is only $19 for 19 amazing fonts! Check out Adorn and Fairwater…you could make some amazing stuff with the included glyphs!!! 

Grab theThe Christmas Crafter Font Bundle includes 19 Fonts at only $19!

Grab theThe Indie Font Bundle includes over 67 fonts from 20 gorgeous font families at over 93% OFF

For personal use fonts I always check out www.Dafont.com, some of my favorites are the Janda Series and the KG series. The designer only offers them for personal use on dafont, but you can purchase commercial use licensing from her other site. They cut beautifully and are super fun!

My Vinyl Designer also has some great fonts and Monogram frames that I have used, and make sure and check out my first project where I show you how to use your iphone and a free app to make a monogram that you can trace with your cutting machine software.

I’ll try to update this list as time goes on, but for now. This will get you started!


You may also like: Click photos to be redirected to downloads!



Happy crafting,


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Where to buy vinyl for decals and signs

Finding great deals on vinyl can be challenging. I have purchased mine from all over the internet and at local stores in Texas and Oklahoma. After 5 years in business I wanted to share with you guys some of the best places I have found to purchase vinyl supplies

Amazon If you have prime, Amazon is a great place to buy supplies. You can get free shipping, and you can see all of the positive reviews other crafters have left from purchasing the same supplies, and it ships really fast! If you don’t have prime, you can get a 30 day free trial here and try it out!
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The more popular colors I order in rolls, so White Oracle 651 Vinyl  is only $7 shipped today with the link below if you have prime. Red Oracle Vinyl in a 12×6 foot roll is $7.49, it’s great to have on hand for Christmas, Valentines Day, and 4th of July crafts, not to mention all of the sports teams! People love red! Black is also only $7.49, and one of those colors you use year round. If you only need individual colors now and don’t want to pay shipping with a company you don’t know or trust. Order these!


Here’s some projects I have made with these products.


CSDS Vinyl! They are amazing! They ship all in stock items the same day if ordered before 2pm, and have some awesome sales every week, Like this week they are offering 30% off all of their printed XMAS Christmas vinyl! So many pretty colors and patterns to use to make cute shirts and pillows! Check it out here CSDS Printed HTV Sale If you are looking for individual 12×12 sheets in assorted colors I like to order from here on Thursdays when they have the buy one get one free sale. Here’s a link to all the colors they have. CSDS 651 Vinyl OptionsThey are so much cheaper than buying other brands in local craft stores and the quality is amazing! I am lucky enough to have one of their local stores 10 minutes away, and it is great to have access to all of the pretty printed vinyl they have in stock, and their selection of crafting blanks is nice too! One last thing, when you order from CSDS Vinyl they also have a loyalty rewards program that gives you points for ordering with them that you can cash in later. Saturdays is free shipping day on orders over $50. You will love ordering from here. Fast, professional, affordable, and carries amazing stuff.

Expressions Vinyl.com is where I placed my very first vinyl order. They have great service, but you have to spend a certain dollar amount to get free shipping. When I was first starting out funds were limited, so I never ordered enough to get the free shipping…it was a bummer to have to pay it, but my product always arrived in a timely manner, and it cut beautifully. Something a newbie like me was relieved about, after trying other brands from Hobby Lobby. DO NOT BUY PAPER STUDIO VINYL…..it will make your heart sad, and you will feel like a failure when it doesn’t cut right. It’s not you…it’s them!


Check out this link on my first vinyl project if you need inspiration or help on how to make a ring dish with a monogram DIY Ring DIsh


Happy Crafting!


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Learn to use the Silhouette Cameo 3 with me!

Do you want to create DIY projects, personalize Christmas ornaments, make your own shirts for Disney World, and have a Pinterest worthy party? Join me here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1146973478768004/, and together I will teach you what I have learned since I began my Silhouette Cameo journey almost 5 years ago! I remember how overwhelmed I was, and how it was hard to find help because the people who already knew didn’t want to teach me, fearing I would become their competition. I spent hours of my life learning how to install fonts, and work with glyphs, and researching the different types of vinyl and transfer tape, and on and on and on. Don’t become overwhelmed and quit, Join our Facebook group, and watch live videos of me creating right along with you. Every month we will complete projects together and you will learn tons. It’s going to be so much fun!