Holiday Treat Labels

Well after a cross-country move and a long absence from blogging, here’s a quick post to share with you!

Recently I needed to bake and wrap some brownies for a party.  I kept the baking simple (I just used a box mix and added some extra chocolate chips:).  Then I pushed through individually wrapping each of the brownies with cling wrap and clear tape while I had HGTV on in the background.  Since I had some sticker paper left over from another project, I thought I’d make some festive treat labels in Silhouette Studio. The print and cut feature made it super easy!  (Although it would have been even easier if I had saved my file before my computer decided to shut itself off in the middle of making them– oops!).

Anyways, here is a picture:

Silhouette Print and Cut on Sticker Paper, Christmas Holly Wreath by Jamie Koay, Lw tall sketch font by Lori Whitlock, Wrapped Brownies

Hope you are enjoying some yummy treats this holiday season!

– Mindy : )

Silhouette Designs:

Lw tall sketch font by Lori Whitlock

Christmas Holly Wreath by Jamie Koay

December 9, 2013. Tags: , , . Project. 1 comment.

Elegant Tag for Wedding Day Kit for Bride

Tag for Wedding Day Kit for Bride

I have a friend getting married soon, so I put together a little Wedding Day “Survival Kit” for her as a pre-wedding gift and mailed it off to the bride-to-be.

Here are some of the things I included:

Kleenex

Protein Bar

Breath Mints

Single-use Toothbrushes

Floss

Nail File

Nail Polish Remover Pads

Sewing Kit

Safety Pins

Shout Wipes

Hand Wipes

Face Blotting Papers

Bobby Pins

First Aid Kit

Ibuprofen

Chalk (I read it can cover up smudges on a wedding dress)

Straw (to sip on a drink without messing up makeup)

(Note: Since I was mailing the kit, I didn’t include liquid items like hairspray and lotion because although they would be helpful, I thought they might spill and ruin everything else in the kit).

Also, since I was mailing this kit to my friend, I sealed everything in a gallon Ziploc bag and to add some pizazz, I attached a tag that I made on my Silhouette Cameo to the outside of the Ziploc bag.  I put the whole Ziploc bag in a larger tote bag and added another tag with the bride’s name on it to the handle of the tote bag.

Although I hope my friend won’t really need to use much in this kit on her wedding day, I hope she will appreciate the thought behind it and will feel prepared for her wedding day – whatever happens that day!  I always joke that if you remember to carry an umbrella, it won’t rain, but if it does rain, at least you will be prepared!

-Mindy 🙂

P.S. If you like simple Silhouette projects, check out my easy thank you cards here.

Tag Instructions:

I used the Silhouette Studio software to design my simple tag – starting with what I wanted sketched out: one heart and the “Wedding Day Kit” phrase in the font Pristina.  Under the cutting settings, I selected the sketch setting and I loaded my mat with my purple cardstock and used the Silhouette Cameo to sketch the text and heart with the Silver Silhouette Sketch Pen loaded in place of the blade.  Then I did not unload my mat, and in my Silhouette Studio file I added an outline to the sketched heart that I would cut out.  I removed what had been sketched (the phrase and original heart), leaving only the outline heart, and I changed the setting from sketch to cut.  Then I cut out my tag and it was ready for adhesive and attachment to the bag!

Supplies:

Diecut: Heart from “mason jar with hearts” (by Lori Whitlock, Silhouette Online Store)

Font: Pristina

Other: Purple Cardstock, Silver Sketch Pen (Silhouette), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch)

June 14, 2013. Tags: , , , . Project. Leave a comment.

Marble Magnets on a Stamped Notecard

This project involves a bit more than stamping, but I had to share this fun and easy project!

 

Making the Marble Magnets:

I wanted to make a little gift for my co-workers to leave on their desks, so I decided to make some marble magnets.  Some great directions are at not martha

To get started I first shrunk and printed some pictures I found online to fit behind the marbles (this took some trial and error to find the right size since the marble magnifies each image a bit).  I also used scrapbooking paper for cute patterns.

Supplies: 

  • Clear flat marbles (you can usually find some in a floral section)
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue (to attach the picture to the marble)
  • E6000 glue (to attach the magnet to the paper-backed marble )
  • Scissors
  • ½” magnets (I found some strong ones at Home Depot)

Displaying the Magnets:

The magnets do look cute in tins, but since I couldn’t find some in a timely fashion, I decided to display them in a different way . . .

For the main background card, I used a plain white 5” x 3” notecard (you could also use cardstock or posterboard) and trimmed a patterned piece of paper to be slightly smaller than the notecard.  Using a corner punch, I rounded the corners.  I stuck the paper to the notecard with either a glue stick or some double-sided sticky squares.

For the area where the magnets would go, I then cut a piece of notecard ~ 1½” by ~ 2½” and rounded the corners with my corner punch.  Then I taped 3 paperclips to the back.

I glued this strip (with the paperclip-side pointing down) to my notecard base (with tacky glue) and also added the mittens and Merry Christmas cutouts that I had previously stamped.  The mini jingles bells added a special touch too:)   I just let the cards dry overnight before adding the magnets.  (Once the cards are dry and have the magnets in place, you could also bag the cards if you wanted)

Update: 

My co-workers got a big kick out of the magnets, so that was fun!

Also, I wanted to share another packaging idea.  I recently saw that Shannon at Madigan Made and Sabrina at Sabby in Suburbia used little washers in their marble magnets packages.  So if you are going out shopping you may want to pick up some little washers since those are flatter than paper clips.

Also don’t be afraid to be creative with shapes for your background! Take a look at this Christmas tree I made out of card stock and posterboard:

And if you want more stamping ideas, check out the rest of my blog:)

December 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Project. 1 comment.

Christmas Lights Magnets

While looking through my supplies one day, I found some lightweight magnets and decided I would use them to make something.  First, I picked a new stamp I wanted to try out – the Christmas light bulb –  on a white notecard.  Then, I colored in the images with markers (and for extra pizzazz I used a Silver Sharpie on the light’s screw base).  Next, I cut out all the images and for a laminating effect, I sandwiched them between clear packing tape.  I cut them out again (leaving a bit of a tape border so it would remain stuck together) and glued a magnet to it (using tacky glue).  Ta-da!

On another day, I came up with an easy way to display them as a gift.  I taped paper clips to a piece of notecard and glued this piece to decorative paper attached to another notecard.

Here’s the final result:

December 22, 2009. Tags: , , , . Project. Leave a comment.