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I’ve got my eyes on you BOO“! The inspiration for this custom stamp came from my friend who is a Halloween fanatic and celebrates her anniversary date on Halloween as well. She wanted me to create something cute that she could place at her hubby’s bedside table before he woke up in the morning. Is that not the cutest thing ever! I was up for the task and who can say no to that! I wanted to create a fun little love message but also include the fact that it was on Halloween. The best part about creating a stamp is that you can use it over and over again. You could also use this stamp on just about anything you gift to someone who is special in your life. The possibilities with the Silhouette Mint are endless! Now for the design, I wanted the eyes and BOO to stand out but have a simple and clear message. I’m so happy with how it turned out!

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I also cut out a few little ghost that she could place around her card. Did you see that google eye ghost I made? He is by far my favorite! LOL

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Now lets talk about these little googly eye clothespins I made for her too! TOO CUTE! I just had to, its all about the details.


SUPPLIES:

  • Black Mint Ink 
  • 30 x 60 Mint Stamp Kit
  • Silhouette Mint
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • Silhouette Tools
  • White Card Envelopes
  • Pink / White Card Stock  – Joann  
  • Fonts Used – Malayalam Sangam MN & Witched
  • You could use this Silhouette Design for the BOO – Design ID #49212
  • Silhouette – Design ID #212971

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Start by purchasing and downloading the ghost design over at The Silhouette Studio.

Open your design and make as many ghost as you like and size them as you wish.

Then send your file to cut.

Now you will want to prep and lay out your files as you wish on your Silhouette Mint. I used two different fonts and created my BOO Design.

You may now send your completed files to your Silhouette Mint.

Make sure your Mint is on and feed your stamp blank into your machine.

Once you have your stamp place it all together and ink the top of your stamp and set aside for about 5-10 minutes. 

You want to make sure the ink soaks into your stamp before using it. At this point you will want to use your custom stamp a few times on a separate piece of paper to ensure the excess ink is off before placing it on your card or envelope. 

Now you are ready to stamp your final project.


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What would your Halloween custom stamp say?!

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Happy Friday! In the past few weeks I shared my “Green With Envy” & “Pretty In Pink” & “Why Color Me Happy” color boards. I’m having so much fun creating these boards and getting a chance to share them with all of you! I had a hard time coming up with a name for this board. Now this is one of my favorite colors and I don’t seem to have as many items as I thought I did. You know what that means right? Shopping LOL I love the fact that you guys are joining in and guessing what my next color board will be. This weeks board is “MINT TO BE“! Did you get a look at that little balloon animal charm? So cute!

Each week, I will be sharing a color board with you based on all the little goodies I have throughout my craft room. Be on the look out for next weeks board.

Can you guess what color it will be? Let the FUN begin!

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I’m sure that many of you have been “BOOED” at one time or another. It’s such a fun way to share sweets and Halloween goodies with your family and friends! The best part of course is that you never really know who it’s from. My kids absolutely love getting “BOOED”! I wanted to do something fun and different for my neighbors this Halloween. They would get “BOOZED TOO“! Ha ha ha Now please keep in mind these are neighbors I know and this particular package would not be left at your front door. This is one you will personally want to hand deliver to your friends.

Once I had the idea in my head of what I wanted the small package to look like, I got to work. I headed to my local Joann store to purchase some test tubes and party city for some colored sixlets. I already had a few of the green metal buckets. I think putting the design together was the best part. I wanted something simple and fun! I love how cute and easy they were to put together. The idea can be easily changed to “Booed” by simply removing the zed in the design and replacing the green apple pucker with green juice.

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Supplies Needed:

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Tutorial:

Begin by opening your Designs #49334 in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Purchase and download your design.

Once you have done that open up your designs in your design window.

You will want to download the Witched Font which is free online and install it before starting on your design.

At this time you will want to measure your test tube to ensure that yours fits nicely on the center to be able to be seen and read. You can make the hang tags any size you wish.

Now you will want to add the text to your design “you’ve been” and zed with the witched font.

You will want to adjust the size of your designs and send to your printer to print and cut.

At this point you can load your card stock and sticker paper into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings. You will need to do once for the hang tags and once for the stickers.

Once your designs have been cut you will begin to center and place your sticker on your test tube.

Now you can fill up your test tubes and attach your hang tags to them individually or to your bucket.

Your final step is to fill your bucket up with candy, goodies and your all set to go!


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What are some of your favorite Halloween goodies?

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As some of you may have seen on my Instagram, I got a new toy! Receiving the new Silhouette Alta 3D Printer was like Christmas morning. I have been looking at 3D printers for about 2-3 years now. It’s fascinating all the amazing things you can create with a 3D printer. When Silhouette introduced the ALTA, I literally screamed and jumped up and down like a two year old! No joke.

I’m beyond excited to be able to share my first ALTA project with you! These DIY White Cactus Earrings are not only cute but would also make great gifts. My daughter has been totally obsessed with jewelry, so it only made sense that my first project be a set of earrings. They are super simple and will go with just about any outfit. The best part you can make these in just about any color! I also printed an earring holder to gift and or display them on.


Supplies Needed:

  • Silhouette ALTA 3D Printer
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • White Filament
  • Light Aqua Card Stock – Joann
  • Silhouette Studio
  • Silhouette Cutting Mat
  • Silhouette Cutting Blade
  • Silhouette Tools
  • Gold Earring – Joann
  • Gold Earring hooks – Joann
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Crimper Pliers
  • Pink Card stock – Joann
  • Cactus Earrings – Download Design – HERE
  • Design ID #131084

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Tutorial:

Begin by downloading (HERE) and opening your Design #131084 in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Purchase and download your designs.

Once you have done that open up your designs in your design window.

You will want to make any and all adjustments you wish to make. For example the size and or width/thickness of your earrings.

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Now you will want to select the 3D Print to send your design to your ALTA 3D.

At this time I selected the High print quality option and hit print.

You will need to do this process twice for both earrings.

Once they have been printed wait a few minutes till they are cooled before removing them from your platform with your spatula.

While your earrings are printing we are going to make our earring holder.

Open up your Silhouette Cameo and Design #131084 to cut your earring holder. I made a few changes to the earring holder to better display my earrings.

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You will now want to load your card stock into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings.

Once your design has been cut you can set it aside until you get your earrings ready to display.

Now you may grab your earrings and attach your gold ring hooks to the top of each one using your needle nose pliers.

Leave your gold ring hooks open to attach the earring topper to each one then use your crimper pliers to close each one securely.

Your earrings are now set to attach to your earring display to gift and enjoy.

*Note – If you do not have a cutting machine simply print out the earring display tag and simply print and cut it out with scissors and attach your earrings.


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Happy Monday! In the past two weeks I shared my “Green With Envy” & “Pretty In Pink” color boards. I’m truly having so much fun creating these boards and sharing them with all of you! You guys are doing great joining in and guessing what our next color board will be. This weeks board is “Why Color Me Happy“! You can never get enough of a Smily face! My favorite item on this board is the happy face mug! When I see a yellow Smily Face it always makes me smile. Hope this color board makes you smile to0!

For fun each week, I will be sharing a color board with you based on all the little goodies I have throughout my craft room. Be on the look out for next weeks board.

Can you guess what color it will be? Let the FUN begin!

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