Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hello Spring Gift Box

I stroll down the gift wrap aisle of my favorite store quite often. A nifty gift bag or box always catches my eye. I immediately start wondering if I can make something similar at home.

Well, if you have a die cutting machine you can make just about anything. That's what I love about my Silhouette Portrait. It's the perfect tool for crafting!

My latest project is this 3D Mason Canning Jar Box. {I'm a sucker for mason jars}. You can find this design in the Silhouette store

The "hello" title on the front of my jar is also in the Silhouette Store. It's from Pebbles in my Pocket. I will be using this one a lot! 

The fun thing about this shape is that it's so perfect for springtime projects. The trick for me was finding the right paper to make this project shine. I used paper from Pink Paislee's "Hey Kid" collection. The colors are so bright and happy.

Here are some interesting facts about this project:

  • It was affordable to make. The supply cost was about $1. The gift bags & boxes in the store are way more expensive.
  • With your Silhouette you can re-size the shapes to fit any sized gift item.
  • You can personalize this gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, etc.
  • It's easy to put the pieces together.
  • It's a pretty homemade gift that people will love!

I'll be sharing more gifting and party ideas soon!

Happy gifting!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter with Silhouette!

Happy Easter everyone!!!

Did you know that Silhouette America offers a free shape each week? You've gotta hop on over to the store and grab this one.
It's perfect for springtime or Easter crafting. You can use all of some of the shapes that are included in the set.
I really love the bunny ears in this set. I used them to make Easter bunny bags for the kiddos.

And if you are looking for kraft bags, be sure to grab some from SRM Stickers. I just love their containers and bags.

Be sure to stay tuned to the blog. I will be showing you different ways to use the Silhouette Shapes of the Week!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Burlap Bag & Winner

Happy almost Easter everyone!

I'm popping in today to share a fun idea for family and friends. I actually made these for the students that I mentor at school. They are the perfect size for gifting too!

This one was easy to make:

1. Fold down the sides of a mini burlap bag. You can get these in the SRM Stickers shop.

2. Adhere an Easter bunny die-cut card, stickers from SRM, and a paper flower to the front of your bag. The die cut card is from Imaginisce's Welcome Spring collection.

3. Stuff the inside with paper confetti and candy-filled plastic eggs.

4. Enjoy!

Have you guys started crafting for Easter yet? 
(There's only one more week to go!)

Oh and I almost forgot about this! Here is the winner of the SRM Sticker pack! Congrats and I will be contacting you today!

Jessica from - Chick-n-Scrap

Stay tuned to the blog! 
Next week I will be showing you some new Silhouette & Easter craft projects!

Burlap bag and Express Yourself-Easter Stickers - SRM Stickers
Die Cut Card - Imaginisce 
Flower - Michael s Craft Store

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wedding Celebration Bags - The SRM Challenge

It's an exciting day! Today is the debut of the new SRM Challenge. You have got to hop on over to the blog today and join in on the fun.

The first challenge is all about "Celebrations". It's a month long challenge so you have plenty of time to create something. All entries must be received by April 30th! 

I decided to create a "wedding celebration" project. I made gift bags that can be used for bridal showers or wedding favors.

SRM not only makes stickers, but they also sell other accessories that are perfect for just about any type of craft project. Be sure to check out the SRM Store for more product info!

Playing along in the challenge is easy! Here are the rules:

1. You must only use SRM products. 
(You can combine them with your stamps, paper, diecuts, embellishments, etc.)

2. Create any type of project - (card, altered project, layout, home decor, etc.)

3. You can link to other challenges - (there is no limit).

I hope to see you guys play along!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Silhouette Design Team News

I've been out and about all day and have not had a chance to post this until now! I just wanted to share my GREAT NEWS with all of you all....

I am so honored to have been selected to be a part of the 2014-2015 Silhouette America Design Team. 

You can view the full announcement HERE! Be sure to stay tuned to my blog as well. I will be sharing some fun party and gifting ideas that you can make with Silhouette products. 

Now it's time for me to jump for joy and let out a big WOO HOO!

Monday, March 31, 2014

The New SRM Challenge & Giveaway

Happy Monday!

Have you heard the news? SRM Stickers has a new challenge blog!

I am already on the SRM design team, but I will also be joining the challenge team as well. Starting on Friday, April 4th, we will host a challenge each month to encourage and inspire you to get out your own SRM product and get crafty!!! Prizes will be awarded too. Be sure to follow this new challenge and join in on the fun!

Here's a new "thank you" gift bag that I made to celebrate! And keep reading for info on my fun giveaway!

Check out the fun banner at the bottom of my bag. That banner die is from Lifestyle Crafts

You can always save 20% on your entire order at 
using my special promo code: COKIE

I also used the We've Got Your Border -Thank You stickers on this project. You can find more products in the SRM store.

Wanna win some SRM Stickers? 

I'll be giving away some to one lucky person. Here's what you need to do to win:

1. Leave a comment here and on the new SRM Challenge blog.

2. Follow my blog and the new SRM Challenge blog.

3. Winner will be announced on Saturday, April 5th. Good Luck!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Everyone Loves A Good Gift Bag!

Happy Sunday ya'll!

I'm popping in today to show you all how you can use your dies to make a fun birthday gift bag.

I like to use either white or kraft bags. They look best when using colorful designer paper.

I dressed up my bag using dies from Lifestyle Crafts.

Did you know that Lifestyle Crafts' is in partnership with We Are Memory Keepers?

You can always save 20% on your entire order at 
using my special promo code: COKIE.

I really love the Shape Dies - Party collection. The cake and banner are so perfect for celebrations. 

I also used some fun SRM Stickers on my bag. The Fancy Sentiments Birthday and the We've Got Your Border-Birthday were the perfect additions to this project. 

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for some special surprises & a giveaway!