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.

Bright and Simple Thank You Cards

I recently made a batch of some simple personal thank-you cards with some pretty designer paper, kraft cardstock, and my Silhouette Cameo!

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I love the colors and watercolor look.  Now I just have to write in them and send them out!

-Mindy

Supplies:

Diecut: thanks (by Silhouette – it was a bonus free shape awhile back)

Other: Color Crush 6 x 6 Paper Pad (American Crafts), Kraft Cardstock (Paper Studio), Silhouette Cameo (Silhouette America), Advanced Tape Glider (ATG) and Adhesive (Scotch), 2 Way Glue Pen (Zig Memory System)

 

June 11, 2013. Tags: , , . Card. 2 comments.

Patriotic Hearts Card

Handmade Card with Punched Hearts

No stamping required for this card!  I punched out these blue and silver hearts and arranged them on some pre-cut circles to form a pattern and then just glued it down on the red circular card.  For an extra touch, I glued some hearts onto the envelope flap.  (Also for an optional twist, if you wanted the card to look more like an argyle pattern, you could draw in some dashed line diamonds shapes around the design.)  As is or with some extra design elements, this would be a great card to celebrate 4th of July or to honor your favorite military service members and let them know how proud you are of them and how much you miss and love them!

June 26, 2012. Tags: , , . Card. Leave a comment.

Heart Doily Cards

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The off-center placement of the doilies gives these cards a modern feel.  I set each doily on wax paper and applied rubber cement before positioning it on a card.  These would be great to use for Valentine’s Day or to celebrate a wedding.  Personalize by adding the couple’s initials.

January 13, 2012. Tags: , , , . Card. Leave a comment.