Silhouette Bundle Winner!!! And Super Cute Birthday Calendar


Wanna see who won the supa-awesome Silhouette bundle including:

1. 2 rolls of heat transfer (1 white & 1 yellow, smooth)
2. A package of tattoo paper (2 sheets!)
3. A package of magnetic paper (4 sheets!)

Well, I’m gonna make you wait a few……first I want to show you all this really cute project I made with the neat-o magnet sheets I got from Silhouette.

We all know how much I llllooovvveeeee all things magnetic……right?

Okie dokie.

Well, my friend Heidi showed me a cute birthday calendar she made for her grandma in the style of my chore chart. Needless to say, I wanted one too……but didn’t have another large space to hang one that size.

So, I started thinking really hard…..

…..and about a year later, I came up with this cuteness. 

So I went to Marshalls and picked up a pretty 8×10 frame on the cheap.

Then, I looked in my stash and pulled out an 8×12 metal roofing shingle (you can get at your local hardware store….also called “metal flashing”) and marked 10″ on the long side and took hubby’s tin snips to it trim it to size (not too expensive either). Also, you can totally use medium or coarse sandpaper to de-sharpen the razor-sharp edges.

I found some cute Autumn-y paper and printed “November Birthdays” at the top and put that in the frame, in front of the metal shingle.

I designed these sweet magnets, sized 1″ x 1.25″, and used this cute cupcake clipart to add some festive-ness (and to ensure my girls would want to play with them all. the. time.)

Then, I just had to print them out on my printer (I put the settings on matte photo paper, in order to get a great, colorful printing), and cut them all apart…….and…..


So, now I have a new, pretty, and useful magnetic thing in my house!

AND, you can either leave the paper the same year-round, or change it monthly to add to your seasonal decor.

Well, thanks for all of your very flattering compliments last post……you guys ROCK!!!

Also, I’m not the one who made that first project…..I got that photo from the really awesome Silhouette blog. Be sure to check it out, there are tons of great crafty eye-candy to look at and get inspiration from.

Ok, on to the winner!

According to……


Julie Johnson!!!

You are the winner of this awesome prize from Silhouette worth $50!!

Email me your info so I can pass it on to Silhouette so you can get your cool stuff :)
BTW…..I am SO getting one of these cool machines for Christmas!!!

Have fun!!

About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. I am in love with this idea! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  2. Yeah to Julie!!! She’s such an awesome person and deserves this !!!!!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this birthday calendar! Can’t wait to make my own!!! Thanks for sharing!

    I featured you on my tumblr blog:

  4. That is super cute, I love it! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  5. Awesome, awesome…and I just happen to have a son-in-law that is a contractor so I’m all over the metal flashing. This is one of the neatest projects I’ve seen for a while.

  6. Super cute idea!! Lovin it!

    Dawn @ Mom-a-Logues

  7. Hi there! This is absolutely adorable and quite clever.

    I’m your newest follower :-)

  8. love it! Going to make one with my girl this month. Such a great idea!!!

  9. Anyone have an idea why my Silhouette gouges the paper when cutting. The blade is new and I have the correct carrier and paper.

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  11. Great stuff! I hope you will be posting more crafts soon!

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