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Is it too early to start with Halloween ideas? “Trick or Treat“! No Bones about it, candy is the way to go! LOL I’d like to share this treat idea that I will be handing out at my daughters school this year using the wonderful candyfetti by Sweetsindeed! You can fill these test tubes with any kind of small candy. I filled mine up with the Halloween candyfetti blend. It’s amazing! I wanted to also add a little hang tag to go along with these party favors so I made these adorable “Candy” tags with my Silhouette to share! You may remember my “BOO” treats from last year. They were a huge hit! I will be honest and say that I’m not a huge Halloween person. Yikes, I know. But I’m more into the cute Halloween decorations than the gruesome ones. Not sure why but even as a kid I would rather get dressed and hand out candy than to walk to each house for candy, cause it was scary! Anyone else or is that just me? These DIY Skeleton Candy Favors are not only cute but very simple to make.

DIY Skeleton Party FavorsPINIMAGE

DIY Skeleton Party FavorsPINIMAGE


Supplies Needed:

  • Silhouette CAMEO
  • Silhouette Cutting Mat
  • Silhouette Cutting Blade
  • Test Tubes – Joann
  • Candyfetti – Sweetsindeed
  • Scissors
  • Black / White / Orange Cardstock – Joann
  • Glue Stick
  • Design ID #225321 & #13294

DIY Skeleton Party FavorsPINIMAGE

DIY Skeleton Party FavorsPINIMAGE

Tutorial:

Begin by opening your Designs #225321 & #13294 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 measure your test tube to ensure that your skeletons are a little larger than your test tube so it looks as though the skeleton is holding it. You can make the candy tags any size you wish.

Now you will want to adjust the size of your designs and send to your print and cut window.

You will now want to load your card stock into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings. You will need to do this 3 times with all your different card stock colors.

Once your designs have been cut you will begin to put your skeleton together. You will need to remove each piece of your white skeleton and glue them onto your black skeleton shape. This will take you a bit unless you want to use a spray adhesive.

Now you can fill up your test tubes with the candy of your choice and attach the skeleton shape to it. I used some glue to attach the top hand to the test tube and then tied some twine around the center with a bow.

You will then use a hole punch to attach the candy tag to your test tube.


DIY Skeleton Party FavorsPINIMAGE

DIY Skeleton Party FavorsPINIMAGE

My favorite Halloween candy is pretty much anything chocolate. What was your favorite Halloween candy as a kid?!

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DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE

DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE

I have had this idea in my head for over a year. I’m so excited to be finally sharing it with you! Welcome to my New Series “TABLE FOR TWO”! This series will consist of settings for “TWO”. Every series will be in a different setting, for example at the park, in a car, on the back of a pick up truck, on a dead end road get the idea! Each “Table For Two” will have two place settings with a simple idea of a get together for two and always a DIY project, cocktail, dessert and or appetizer idea. Sometimes you just have to get away with your significant other, kiddo, friend and or loved one for a one on one! I hope you will enjoy this series as much as I do. Our first “Table For Two” get together is for a morning table top. I wanted banana nut muffins, Starbucks salted caramel mochas and salted caramels along with two fringe cocktail napkins for two! Knowing how expensive linen napkins can be this DIY is a great alternative. I wanted them to be used for different occasions and decided on “I’ll have one” and “Pour me another”. I kept the theme to earthy tones and I’m very happy with the results. I truly love this linen fabric color and the selection at JoAnn is amazing!

I look forward to sharing our next “Table For Two”!

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SUPPLIES:

DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE

DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE

INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by measuring and cutting your fabric. I went with a 5 inch square including the fringe. The pulled fringe is 5/16 from each edge. This fabric makes it very easy to obtain the fringe look. I would recommend that you go slow and take your time by pulling each strand individually and one side at a time.

Then download the design above.

You will want to decide the size of your text then measure your cocktail napkin to ensure you will be satisfied with the results.

Once you have opened your file you will want to resize your text to fit. One of the most important things to keep in mind when cutting heat transfer projects is that your design needs to be mirrored before cutting.

Prep your Silhouette file to send to print and load your white heat transfer vinyl onto your Silhouette cutting mat. Make sure you place the shiny side down onto your mat. This will put the adhesive side or back side of your heat transfer up.

Once your files have been cut unload your design and weed it.

Place your cut design onto your fringe cocktail napkin and make sure your happy with the placement. You will want to grab a piece of material to place on top of your design before you begin to press down on your iron. I made sure to heat up the iron before hand.

Make sure to press firmly down onto your design and apply a lot of pressure to ensure your design does not peel over time. I pressed down firmly a few different times, each time for 45-60 seconds before lifting my iron off the design.

Now you will want to wait till its completely cooled. Then you may peel back the clear sheet carefully and slowly to make sure it adhered to your material.

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DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE


DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE

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Now grab a friend or loved one and enjoy a morning table for two! I love how you can re create these cocktail napkins in various colors and designs. These would make great gifts as well! What do you think of our new series and who would you share it with?

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  • Rose Torres - Super cute… cant wait to see other posts in this series.ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks Rose! I’m super excited about the other posts coming soon!ReplyCancel

Green Color BoardPINIMAGE

Happy Monday!  So, I realized I have quite the obsession with color and cacti everything. Has anyone else noticed all the cactus stuff everywhere? I decided to have some fun and started looking around my craft room to see how much green & cactus stuff I really do have? To my surprise I have a lot of it! LOL I may have a problem. This is only a small portion of what I found.  For fun each week, I want to share a color board with you based on all the little goodies I have through out my craft room. Be on the look out for next weeks board.

Can you guess what color it will be? If your the first to guess right, I will be sending you a little gift in the mail with that exact color!

Let the FUN begin!

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My Plan Today...Talk Cursive DIY HatPINIMAGE

Hats off to a fun end of summer gift! Today I’m sharing a project I made for my BFF for the Labor Day weekend. Now you have to understand my BFF, she has a very unique sense of humor and I LOVE her for it! The shirts she finds and wears, you guys, crack me up every time. We will spend hours joking around and coming up with funny gift ideas. So in light of the Labor Day weekend I decided to make her a funny hat that she could wear since she has plenty of T-shirts. We have this inside joke that when she drinks she starts to talk in cursive. Do you have those friends that when they have one too many they start to well, sound a little different than they normally do? I’m sure she is going to kill me when she reads over my post but hey, you know BFF for life! LOL

I started thinking of a way I could turn our joke into something that others could also laugh about and “My plan today… Talk cursive” was born. Now this is a hat you can bring along to those fun summer holiday parties. I wanted a light weight material and the perfect shade of pink. I found exactly what I was looking for and not only did they have various patterns but a variety of colors too.

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SUPPLIES:

  • Pink Hat – (Walmart)
  • Pink Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • Silhouette Cameo 3
  • Silhouette Cutting Mat
  • Silhouette Cutting Blade
  • Download Design – (HERE)
  • Scissors
  • Iron

My Plan Today...Talk Cursive DIY HatPINIMAGE

My Plan Today...Talk Cursive DIY HatPINIMAGE

My Plan Today...Talk Cursive DIY HatPINIMAGE

INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by downloading the design above.

You will want to decide the size of your text then measure your hat to ensure you will be satisfied with the results.

Once you have opened your file you will want to resize your text to fit. One of the most important things to keep in mind when cutting a heat transfer projects is that your design needs to be mirrored before cutting.

Prep your Silhouette file to send to print and load your pink heat transfer vinyl onto your Silhouette cutting mat then the grey. Make sure you place the shiny side down onto your mat. This will put the adhesive side or back side of your heat transfer up.

My Plan Today...Talk Cursive DIY HatPINIMAGE

Once your files have been cut unload your design and weed it.

Place your cut design onto your hat and make sure your happy with placement. I used a towel to form to the hat to make it easier to iron. You will want to grab a piece of material to place on top of your design before you begin to press down with your iron. I made sure to heat up the iron before hand.

Make sure to press firmly down onto your design and apply a lot of pressure to ensure your design does not peel over time. I pressed down a few different times, each time for 45-60 seconds before lifting my iron off the design.

Now you may peel back the clear sheet carefully and slowly to make sure it adhered to your material.


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Do you have a favorite shirt or hat you like to wear?

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Orange & Lime Vodka PopsiclesPINIMAGE

Labor Day for me marks the end of summer. For those of you that may not know this fact about me, I LOVE Summer time!  So I decided to say goodbye to summer with some Orange & Lime Boozy Popsicles with Chopin Vodka. I mean, Why Not?! Right! If you read over my last post Goodness In A Cup recipe you know that I have a new found love for Chopin Vodka. These popsicles are light, tasty and simple to make. What better way to enjoy the last few days of summer than sharing these with friends. The idea for these came from my neighbors lime tree. She does not like limes yet has a lime tree in her backyard so when we met she asked if I Liked limes. My response was “yes” I do very much! She was thrilled to hear that and asked if I would pick the limes and as many as I wanted so that they would not go to waste. Music to my ears. As a Thank you for her kindness I made her a pitcher full of Mojitos! LOL no joke. I picked some fresh limes, purchased a pitcher and typed out my Mojito recipe on a card and took it over as a gift! She was so surprised and excited since she loves Mojitos. Who knew!

Boozy Lime and orange popsiclesPINIMAGE

Boozy popsiclesPINIMAGE

Orange & Lime Vodka PopsiclesPINIMAGE

I would recommend that you keep the popsicles in the freezer till right before you serve them to your guest. The colder the better! I usually like to serve my popsicles on a tray of ice with fresh fruit based on the flavored popsicle. These were a huge hit with my neighbors! Just think skies the limit when it comes to flavors and combinations!

Orange & Lime Vodka PopsiclesPINIMAGE

Orange & Lime Vodka PopsiclesPINIMAGE


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 – Cup of Chopin Vodka
  • 3 – Cups of Orange Juice
  • 1/4 – Cup of Simple Syrup
  • 1/3 – Cup Of Lime Juice
  • Oranges and Limes for garnish

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INSTRUCTIONS:

Begin by pouring your orange juice, lime juice and simple syrup together in a large bowl.

Taste your mixture to see if you like the flavor. What I mean is some people like less lime more simple syrup. At this point you can alter your mix a bit for your tastebuds.

Now you can add your vodka to your mixture and mix together well.

Once you have you have mixed your ingredients together set aside.

You will want to cut up oranges and limes and place them in your popsicle tray. At this point you can pour your mixture in the molds, cover, add your popsicles sticks and freeze for 6-8 hours.

Keep in mind that alcohol does not freeze. The more alcohol you use the less your popsicles are to be completely frozen.

Now you have a cocktail on a stick! LOL

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Orange & Lime Vodka PopsiclesPINIMAGE

Orange & Lime Vodka PopsiclesPINIMAGE

What would your fruit combination be?

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