I have been dying to show you all these easy Christmas ornaments and tags I made this year. They are a great way to personalize your tree and gifts this holiday season. I used the adorable Felicity Jane | Fa La La kit and whipped these babies up in minutes. Head over to the Craftsy Blog for more detailed pictures and instructions to make your own.
I have a Valentine party coming up that I’m hosting for some friends and their darling kiddos. It is so fun to get together and see the things kids create and talk about while crafting. It’s one of my very favorite things. I’ll be posting some of the fun activities we’ll be doing at the party so you can use them at your parties too.
I want to personalize as much of this party as possible to show the kids how loved they are. I thought a photo banner would be a great way to do that. I asked each mom to send me pictures of their kids with one reason they love them. I printed all the photos and reasons they are loved onto 3×4 cards using the tutorial below. I then added gold glitter to mini clothes pins and finished them with a paper heart. Clip all the pictures to the banner and it’s finished. Each kid will leave with their picture as a little Valentine card from their mom. The cards can then be slipped into Project Life photo sleeves.
I’m continuing with my new Valentine designs in the Silhouette store this week. I just added 12 new Valentine patterned papers today that I used for my heart garland. I printed out a full sheet of each pattern and then cut them with my Silhouette like I would with any other patterned paper. Sew along the top half of the hearts to keep them from flipping upside down when hung. Continue reading →
December is just around the corner which means it’s time for advent calendars. I love advent calendars! I created this one as a craft for my nieces and nephews to make together. I cut out all the ornaments in a variety of colors and let them mix and match to make their own special ornaments that hung on each family’s tree. I love little creative minds. They came up with more decorating ideas for each ornament than I did. I wish I had a picture of their trees to share. Take my word for it, they were adorable. Continue reading →
I promised these images weeks ago, and I’m finally posting today. We’ve been practicing the phrases “Happy Halloween” and “trick-or-treat” the last few days and it’s paying off. Today I heard the boys in their room yelling “Happy Halloween!” out the window to the garbage man. Cutest thing ever!
I’m going to go get my little minions costumes ready for a fun night of trick-or-treating. Have a fun and safe Halloween!
My aunt gave me a picnic table this summer that needed a little TLC. With some new boards, a little welding, and some paint, it was as good as new. I think this table would be so cute with the Barbecue Party. I can’t wait to use it for other parties.
Here is the tutorial for the 3D Star Garland as promised. I strung these on twine, but I think they could look cute over a string of lights if you used thinner paper. It might be something worth trying.
Independence Day is just around the corner. I still can’t believe July is almost here. This summer is flying by. I have a few patriotic projects for you this week that you can make to decorate your home or holiday barbecue. As always, these projects are fast and easy to complete leaving you plenty of time for your other holiday preparations.
Today’s tutorial is for the patriotic bunting. This is classic decoration for Independence Day usually made from fabric, and I’m going to show you how to make it out of paper.
With the current chipboard promotion going on at Silhouette, I decided to use it to create a geometric baby shower. The colors of this shower can easily be switched out for a girl baby shower. You can also change the phrase on the banner to work with any party.
Today’s vinyl project uses glitter and twine to make a banner. These are great for outdoor banners since the vinyl won’t get soggy and tear in the rain. Here’s a tutorial to get you started making your own.
As promised, today I’m showing another way to use Silhouette Premium Vinyl. I found these cute plastic bowls and plates at Ikea. They come in a pack of four and cost about $1.50. I couldn’t pass them up. This project was so easy and was finished in minutes. Cut any shape out of vinyl and place on the containers like you would a sticker. That’s it! You’re done! I’ve decided to share a free .svg download of basic shapes to get you started. Note: You need to have the designer edition of the Silhouette software to import the cut file.
I think these little bowls will look great on my desk holding odds and ends. They would also work well for holding wrapped candy and small treats at a party.
I wanted to share a fun way to use my soup die cut that is new to the Silhouette store this week. The file comes complete with the pot, onion, broccoli, chicken, ladle, noodles, carrot and potato die cuts. Using a tutorial from Silhouette on how to make die cuts into Print and Cuts, I created a weekly menu planner. I love this project because you can create a piece of art that matches your kitchen and is functional. Continue reading →