Hey guys, I am back today to show you this really cool product I was recently introduced to. Rhinestone sheets from the Buckle Boutique. They are an adhesive sheet with gel-like rhinestones. Here is one of the sheets I received.
As you can see from the package, they are called Dazzling Diamond self-adhesive Bling! Bling! Oooh are they pretty to look at. I got mesmerized. They are a 6″x10″ sheet of pure prettiness. According to the website, there is loads you can do with these rhinestone sticker sheets. They can be used on scrapbook pages, favors, apparel, phones and personal electronics. The stones are continuous and butt up against each other on the entire sheet. I guess they are made to cover large areas with bling. The even cooler thing about these stickers, are since they are a soft resin they can be cut with die-cutting machines! So let’s try.
OK, the directions on the back of the package say when using an electronic die-cutter, cut backside up and use the deep cut blade. So that is what we will do.
After popping in the deep cut blade into the holder, I made my adjustments. I used my Boss Kut Gazelle to cut the sheets, since it can cut thicker material than my Silhouette Cameo. The settings were a speed of 1, force of 2 and multicut of 2. For my first run, I just cut an “R” for Rebecca at 3″ high to put on the back of my phone. Something small and simple.
I was kind of shocked how quickly and easily it cut. Just a small piece of the backing lifted. Pretty perfect in my book. But did it actually cut?
Well lookey-lookey! It sure did! You still have to “punch” it out but that is to be expected with this material. It’s very jelly like. It’s kind of neat to see squishy rhinestones. LOL I just sat and smooshed them. It wasn’t hard to pop out the cuts.
Look at my “R”. Pretty darn snazzy. Only thing is I made a boo boo. Can anyone tell what it was? Yes, you there, in the back of the class. Yes, you are correct. I forgot to mirror my letter. DOH! So much for not wasting this precious sheet of rhinestones. Yes, I am a dork. Let’s try this again the correct way.
Ahhh, much better. LOL A perfect “R” and oh so shiny. I am pretty impressed with this stuff.
My “R” in it’s final resting place. While I think this stuff is pretty neat, I will also say it isn’t cheap. For the 6″x10″ piece I was sent, it is $10 for one sheet. I think that is pretty steep for a sticker sheet no matter how pretty. But I see it being used for lots of crafty things. It doesn’t seem like even the little pieces would go to waste. After cutting out my design, I used the leftover corners for some flower middles and my niece’s card instead of Stickles.
If you wanted to use rhinestones but didn’t want to mess with placing individual ones on a layout or t-shirt, this would be for you. So I definitely see it’s uses. Convenience has it’s price and you have to decide if it’s worth it to you. But what can I say, I am pretty cheap anyway. ^__^
What other ways can you see this being used? I have a few ideas but don’t think they are the best. What can you guys come up with to help me use the rest of my sheet?