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Why Color Me Happy _ Yellow Color BoardPINIMAGE

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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Ghostly Candy Treat BagsPINIMAGE

Ghostly Candy Treat BagsPINIMAGE

There’s something adorably cute about a simple happy little “Ghost”! I wanted to create a treat bag that I could hand out to all. These mini “Ghostly” treat bags will definitely do the trick, or treat! LOL. These treat bags will make the perfect school goodie bag for Halloween! I started by going to the Silhouette Design Studio where I quickly found exactly what I was looking for. They have an amazing selection of designs for every occasion. Once I had the concept, I decided to go with a totally different color scheme than your normal orange, black and white. I’m so excited to see so much pink, black and white this year. Now, can we just talk about the awesome collection designed by Hello lucky Cards for Daydream Society called Spooked! EEKKKK, totally in Love with their new collection!

One of my favorite parts of Halloween is handing out the candy, seeing all the amazing costumes and all the smiling faces running up to the door! I usually have about two to three large bowls of candy for the kiddos and hot cocoa for the parents. The weather is usually freezing cold already and my girls hit only like  six homes before running right back and hand out the candy with me. LOL. Hope you will enjoy these “Ghostly” treat bags as much as my little one does!


Supplies Needed:

Ghostly Candy - DIY Treat BagsPINIMAGE

Ghostly Candy Treat BagsPINIMAGE

Tutorial:

Begin by opening your Designs #212971 & #227680 in Silhouette Studio located in your Library.

Purchase and download your designs. Then make sure to download the candy tag design. I created the card as well as recreated the top of the ghost as your marker.

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

You will want to measure your treat bags to ensure that they are a little larger than your bag to over lap. You can also change the color of your Trick or Treat text.

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

Then you will want to send your design to your printer to print your design.

Next you will now want to load your card stock into your silhouette and select the proper cut settings. You will need to do this 2 times with your different color card stock since the ghost are cut separately.

Once your designs have been cut you will want to to glue your full ghost onto your partial ghost on your bag tag.

Now you can fill up your treat bags  with candy and use your double sided tape to attach your bag toppers on.

*Note – If you do not have a cutting machine simply print out the bag tag and write your “Trick or Treat” on your tag and then find a small ghost shape online and simply print and cut it out with scissors and attach it to your pre made candy topper.


Ghostly Candy Treat BagsPINIMAGE

Ghostly Candy Treat BagsPINIMAGE

What is your favorite part of Halloween? Besides the candy of course!

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Pretty In Pink - Color BoardPINIMAGE

Happy Tuesday! Last week I shared my “Green With Envy” color board. I had so much fun creating it that I couldn’t wait to get started on my next board, “Pretty In Pink” of course! I will be honest and say that I’m truly shocked at how much stuff I have in each and every single color. One of my absolute favorite items on this board is by far my pink balloon animal! I searched high and low for the perfect pink color and could never ever find it. Once I had given up looking, I was walking into Hobby Lobby and there it was. Ahhhhhhhh the perfect little balloon animal I ever did see!

For fun each week, I will be sharing 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? Let the FUN begin!

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DIY Skeleton Party FavorsPINIMAGE

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”!

DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE


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.

DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE

DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE


DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE

DIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGEDIY Fringe Cocktail NapkinsPINIMAGE

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