Toddler Train T-Shirt & Silhouette Giveaway Winner

Toddler Train T-Shirt: Tips for Layering with HTV | The Thinking Closet

I have a brand new heat-transfer vinyl creation I am just itching to share with you lovelies, but before I do, the first order of business is to announce the winner of the Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!  We had a record-number of entries this time around (935!), so a hearty thanks to everyone who participated.  Y’all rock! Also, I really enjoyed hearing about all of the HTV colors you guys are excited about.  By far, the {read more…}

I Heart Labels: Sugar & Flour Jar Edition

I Heart Labels: Sugar & Flour Jar Edition | The Thinking Closet

I am one of those people for whom it is one of life’s big thrills to label things.  Yes, I’m a dork type A, an oldest sibling, a perfectionist…all of those personality traits that point straight to label-loving.  Yes, I totally own a label maker…you know, one of these: Although I’m not into labeling “tax forms” as this photo would suggest, when I taught English, I did label nearly every single thing in my classroom.  Scissors {read more…}

Gender Neutral Onesies & Free Cut Files

Gender Neutral Onesies & Free Cut Files | The Thinking Closet

Spring is a season for new life…and it seems like so many of my friends are having babies!  So, after having way too much fun with my rhinestone onesies, I thought I’d try my hand at some heat-transfer vinyl onesies.  Here are the three designs I came up with: All three designs happen to be gender neutral, which is grrrrreat for those couples who love a good surprise…or for those congratulatory gifts early on in {read more…}

Burlap Love Banner & Free Cut File

Burlap Love Banner & Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet

Since sharing my January Silhouette Challenge project, exciting things have been happening behind the scenes.  I created a Facebook group for Silhouette users looking to collaborate and encourage one another (wanna join us?  shoot me an email!).  And our group has grown to over 20 women in a matter of a few weeks.  Several of those lovely ladies are joining me in The Challenge this month!  How cool is that?  Look out for links to their projects at {read more…}

“A Thousand Thanks” Card & Free Cut File

Letter-Sized Thank You Cards - Silhouette Tutorial & FREE Cut File by The Thinking Closet

Here’s my first completed project in my new series, The Silhouette Challenge: a thank you card a la William Shakespeare.  What I love about the shape of this stationery is that it’s designed to fit easily into a legal-sized envelope, which is unexpected for a thank you card.  It also suits people like me who tend to be a bit (ahem) verbose. My initial inspiration came from these letter-sized thank you cards by Kolette Hall that I {read more…}

The Silhouette Challenge: A New Series

The Silhouette Challenge: A New Series on The Thinking Closet

My husband Mark is pretty much one of the best gift-givers on the planet, but this year, he really outdid himself.  I think my jaw dropped to the floor when I ripped open the wrapping paper to reveal this beauty: My very own Silhouette Cameo! In case you’re wondering, a Silhouette is an electronic cutting tool that connects to your computer, allowing you to cut fonts and images on a variety of materials from paper {read more…}