Thursday, April 18, 2013

Frosted Vinyl Mirror + Silhouette Giveaway & Promo!!

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Do you know how hard it is to get a good picture of a mirror? In a bathroom with no source of outside light? With 3 gigantic lights right above it? It's near impossible. Even after taking almost 100 pictures. But I persevered because this is a project I've been thinking about for a few weeks.
 When Silhouette contacted me for this month's promotion, I requested to try out their Frosted Vinyl.
 
 
The Frosted Vinyl is part of their premium vinyl (which just so happens to be on sale right now!!) and it's pretty gorgeous. In the picture with the white backing on it, it looks just like a regular silver, but it's actually almost translucent, a little matte, and a little sparkly. Just like you would expect real glass etching to be.
 
For the mirror in this post, I used a design from the Silhouette Online Store. I used "Abstract Swirl Border" (Design #7316). As you can see below, I have a second, larger design also cut out ("Border Scrolly Swirls" Design #5415), but I haven't put that one up yet.
 
 
For my mirror, I made my cut about 19.5" x 3.2". The larger one is about 30" x 3.5". The reason I haven't put up the larger one is because I didn't have any transfer tape. In fact, I'm surprised I even managed to get up the smaller one. Instead of transfer tape, I used...
 
 
Press'n Seal!! I remembered that I saw using Press'n Seal instead of transfer tape on Pinterest, so I decided to give it a try. I wouldn't recommend it. It didn't really stick to the vinyl and it's much, much flimsier than transfer tape. Plus it left a little bit of a residue on the vinyl. You can't really tell unless you're upclose though.
 
To make sure I got the design on the mirror strait, I taped the design (while still on the backing) up on the mirror and used a dry erase marker to draw along the top. I then used that line as a guide for placing my design.
 
 
This is where it got tricky with the Press'n Seal. But in the end, I succeeded and ended up with this...
 
 
 
It's far enough up on the mirror that it doesn't interfere with our line of sight. I thought about taking it down the sides or even all around the mirror, but I didn't want little fingers picking at it or splashing water all over it. So I decided it was best to just do the top.
 
 
Now, onto the best part...a discount and a GIVEAWAY!!! Yay!!!
 
Here is the pricing for this month's promotion. You'll be able to get any of these deals by using code "Someday" at Silhouette America.
 
· 1 Silhouette Portrait™ + 1 roll of black vinyl, 1 roll of white vinyl, and 1 roll of transfer paper: $139.99
· 1 Silhouette CAMEO® + 1 roll of black vinyl, 1 roll of white vinyl, and 1 roll of transfer paper: $269.99
· All premium vinyl bought outside of a machine bundle is 25 percent off with your promotion code.

If you'll notice, the vinyl is actually on a HUGE discount. It normally costs $14.99, but it has been reduced to $9.99. THEN, you can still use the 25% discount ontop of that...so $7.50 for a roll of 9"x10' vinyl!! Awesome deal!!!!

We're also giving away a Silhouette Portrait machine to one lucky Someday Crafts reader! With Mother's Day coming up, this would be an awesome present to give. So even if you have your own machine, you can still enter and give it to someone else! Or, if you win, you could make some ROCKING mother's day gifts!



The giveaway will be open through 11:59pm on April 22nd, 2013. To enter the giveaway, just use the Rafflecopter widget below.
 

72 comments:

  1. I made my mom a sign to hang my kids art work...cant remember exectly what it said but something like "my grandkids are the best artists". didn't use a silhouette, but another machine that shall not be named. a silhouette will def. be my next cutter though.

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  2. I would make her a birthday chart with little hanging people for each month with their birthdays and names on them.

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  3. I would make Family Rules Subway Art ! Thanks

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  4. I would make my mom a tote bag with a cute design on the side!

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  5. I'd love to personalize some pyrex.

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  6. I'd start by making applique onesies for new mommies!

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  8. I would love to make some grandma signs for my wonderful mom and MIL!

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  9. Hello, I would love to make mom a family sentiment subway art sign for Mother's Day. Thanks for a great giveaway!

    trishden948(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I'd love to make a framed wall art piece for my mom - with something personal & meaningful :)

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  11. I don't know if it's the same for the silhouette, but when I cut vinyl on my cricut I use painters tape and it works GREAT!!!!

    www.iheartmygluegun.com

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  12. I'd make my mom a beautiful 12x12 subway art plaque with all of our names on it :)

    www.iheartmygluegun.com

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  13. Some wall decor with kids pictures...

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  14. I would love to make some subway art for my mom with all the grandkids names and birthdays.
    mommy.2kidsnc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I would love to make a quote and frame it.

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  16. i would probably do some sort of plaque.

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  17. I have been dying to buy a Silhouette, but it just hasn't been in the cards for my little family. I have a list of projects I'd love to do!

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  18. Canvas beach bags - the whole clan is going this summer (I can't wait!)

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  19. A lovely mirrored frame would be nice or a card or anything else I can think of. Thank you.

    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  20. I think I would try your tutorial to give my mom's contractor grade mirror an instant update. Thanks for a chance to win.
    twelve30(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I'd love to make my mom some labeled toy totes with all her grandkids names. I think she would appreciate some organization from the toddlers!

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  22. I think I would make my mom a cool tote bag and use the vinyl for a stencil.

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  23. Last year, I made my mother a "recipe for love" recipe board. I meant to make one for my mother in law but cutting the vinyl with an exacto knife took so long that I never got around to it. This year, with a silhouette, I could make TONS of those boards!!!

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  24. I just got some antique windows and would love to do something "fancy" with them for my mom. She would love it.

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  25. I would love to make a subway art canvas for my mom with words of things and people she loves.

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  26. I would love to make a canvas art piece for my mom.

    Justina @ www.justinawho.blogspot.com

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  27. I would love to make a family subway art piece for my mom.

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  28. What a cool idea! It's subtle because it's on the mirror, but it really makes a statement!

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  29. This is amazing!! <3 the frosted look!

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  30. I would love to try this frosted look on my mirrors!

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  31. I am working on a scrapbook for her and this would help me out so much! Thank you for the chance :)

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  32. I would love to try the heat transfer material...maybe on a bag.

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  33. I love how the mirror turned out -- it's so pretty!

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  34. I like the vinyl would be a great way to embellish a scrapbook for a mother's day gift.

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  35. I would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.


    aanderson4@bak.rr.com

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  36. If I win, I am actually giving it to my mom! I have one and she loves it!

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  37. I'd gift it to my mom and help her make all sorts of things for her house.

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  38. My parents are remodeling right now, but I would like to make some vinyl plates for the kitchen

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  39. I would love to make some lovely cards.

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  40. I would make signs for my daughters.

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  41. I would love to make a fun little mug for my mom using the silhouette machine!

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  42. I would love to use the portrait to make a scrapbook my mother!

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  43. I'd make something for my mom who is going to be a first time grandma!

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  44. I would make her a sweet Mother's Day card!

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  45. Makin' baby announcements and now that I've seen all these great ideas I am excited to organize and label all the stuff in my giant craft closet!!

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  46. I would make a subway art plaque of all our names and birthdays

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  47. My Mom wants a quote that says Forever a Family underneath her pictures.

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  48. My mom is a big gardener and I would like to do labeled plant stakes for her, or maybe just do a label right on a small pot with the plant type. Especially good for herbs!

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  49. I would make wooden signs for my friends and family.

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  50. I would like to make her some label for her little garden she is starting this summer she has never done it before so I would like to encourage her.

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  51. a grandchildren photo board for my mother and mil.

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  52. I don't see my comment,
    I would make a grandchild photo board for my mother and mil.

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  53. I would love to make a wall hanging for my mom with her grandchildren's names, or her favorite quote.

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  54. I would make a personalized frame for my Mother. Fingers crossed.

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  55. I would make my mom a very nice personalized card!

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  56. I'd make my mom a wooden sign with a Bible verse or inspirational saying.

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  57. Not sure, something with a mason jar!

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  58. I have a lot of Mothers/Grandma's as an Activity Director for an assisted living this year we are focusing on the daughters and the residents are excited on making homemade crafts, there so many neat things I see on all the wonderful Blog sites I share with other Directors. Thank you for the opportunity to win this! https://www.facebook.com/activitydirectorssharingideas

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  59. I would make some sort of frame :)

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  60. How fun that would be to have this and create, create, create!!!

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  61. OH SO many things I would do with this!!

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  62. I would make my mom a scrapbook of all her grandkids. She's a sucker for pictures of the grandkids so she'd love it!!

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  63. I would love to make her a wooden board with her favorite quote. We made her an etched mirror last year but it was a lot harder then this!
    Thank you for the opportunity(;

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  64. I would make something for my sister since our mom is already gone.

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  65. I would like to make a subway art wall hanging with all the grankids info for my mom.

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