Monday, July 21, 2014

Celebration Party Boxes and a Winner

You know that I love a good party box. I made this one after receiving a box of goodies from We R Memory Keepers. The Bakery Box is so fun especially if you use some colorful patterned paper!

You can also use this box in other ways! Check it out as a "thank you" gift! Just add some chocolate and you have the perfect little box.

Don’t forget you can use the code COKIE to receive 20% off the items I used in this project & on any other We R Memory Keepers or Lifestyle Crafts products when you shop HERE. For more We R Memory Keepers & Lifestyle Crafts projects go HERE and HERE

And I do apologize for taking so long to post the winner from this recent giveaway! We have been so busy this summer! My daughter selected the winner for me!


Denise Bryant said...
I love your festive party ideas! Thanks for the chance to win the cute set of dies too. Hadn't seen this one before, and I happen to have a cuckoo clock!

I will send you an email and get your prize right out to you!

Have a happy & crafty day!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Super Hero Party

I will be attending Comic Con in San Diego next week. This project is inspired by my love of comics and movies. I thought that this would be a great party idea for boys. There are just never enough “boy” projects out there.

I found several shapes in the Silhouette store that were perfect for this theme. This popcorn box was the perfect size. I also used the “Super Boy”“Super Hero”, and cupcake flags shapes.

The cupcake flags are very versatile. You can use them for other things besides cupcakes. I used them along with the adhesive corrugated paper to add texture to my popcorn boxes.

The one thing that I love most about the Silhouette shapes is that you can use them any way that you like. For example, I only used the head of the Super Boy for some of my embellishments for this project. After I re-sized it to my liking, I attached it to a lollipop stick.

Here are some tips for making this project:
  •  Size each piece. I sized to these measurements – (head – 1.624), (face – 1.827), (mask – 1.624)
  • Use primary colored cardstock to make the project more vibrant.
  • Be sure to change the cut and blade settings before cutting the corrugated paper.
I hope that you enjoyed my Super Hero party project!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Silhouette Cameo Cookie Party

I love a good party, especially when there are sweet treats involved. Did you know that there are so many fun cut files that can be used for food containers? I found tons in the Silhouette Store.
My favorite was this chevron treat bag. You can dress them up so well with your favorite patterned paper too!
Here’s a close up shot. I also used the Silhouette vellum to cut the Echo Park butterfly.

These bags are so versatile for parties. You can dress them up to fit a girly party as I did here or you can make them fit into your own personal party theme. I really like the chevron strip that comes along with this file. You can add just one or several to the front of your treat bag.

Vellum Tips:
  • Once your vellum is cut, gently remove the design from the cutting mat.
  • Use vellum adhesive to put the pieces together.
  • Use pop dots to when adhering your bows to the containers and chalkboard.

I hope you enjoyed my party project today!

Friday, June 27, 2014

I {Heart} SRM Stickers

My design team term has come to an end at SRM Stickers. The new design team has been announced and the SRM blog is paying tribute to the veteran designers today.

I wanted to take a special moment to share some of my FAVE SRM projects. I also wanted to say that SRM ROCKS!!! The quality and variety of their products are top notch!

I also wanted to say a few words about Susan McShirley. She is the owner of SRM Stickers. She is one of the most supportive people in the craft industry. I have so enjoyed working with her. I'm sending BIG crafty hugs to ya Susan! Thank you for your kindness, patience, and support.

My blog will continue to showcase these wonderful products! Now let's take a look at some of my faves....

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Independence Day Party Idea, Blog Hop, & Giveaway


Welcome to the Independence Day Blog Hop. We're a group of crafty blog friends making projects we like, using products we like, just for fun and inspiration!! 

Be sure to check out all the blogs on this hop for tons of crafty "Independence Day" Inspiration. 

I just love parties! My project shows you a fun way to decorate your drinks and food for your 4th of July party. 

I used various Spellbinders dies to make this one. You also need pop dots, straws, or lollipop sticks for this. It's fun and easy. Your family and friends will love the fun decor!

Stars are an essential part of the party decor. After all it is Independence Day!

It is also summertime! I added some fun SRM Stickers to this project too!

Just leave a comment below to win this
Spellbinders Cuckoo Clock Die Set
{winner will be announced on Friday, June 27th}

And be sure to check out all of the blogs in the hop!

Lynn Kopas

Happy Hopping!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Craft Party Day with Silhouette

Creating is more fun with a bunch of friends! 

I love to get together with my pals for a day of creating. To live up to the “hostess with the mostest” title, I love to decorate several tables in my home to create a fun atmosphere. I really wanted to find some shapes in the Silhouette Store that would serve a purpose for this crafty themed party. As I was browsing, I came across this 3D Princess Envelope Bag. It’s just the perfect size for make-and-take projects.

The 3D Princess Envelope Bags are versatile and can be resized to fit any purpose. I will fill each one with buttons, flair, and other embellishments for my guests. I also used my Silhouette Portrait to cut Getting Crafty Life Cards. These cards serve as great table decor and gifts for those attending your craft party.
And did you notice the scissors? You can also find these in the Silhouette Store. I used some bright and colorful paper for these. Be sure to adhere these using a pop dot to make stand out more on your projects.

I hope you enjoyed the Silhouette craft party today!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Memorial Day Hop with Operation Write Home & SRM Stickers

As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, I am honored to participate in the Operation Write Home Blog Hop. SRM Stickers is one of the generous sponsors. I am thrilled to showcase their wonderful products today.

I created this card using patriotic colors. I also used a Silhouette America cut file to make the star cut-out. You can find it here in the Silhouette Store.

The SRM Thanks Borders stickers and an SRM Doily were used on my card too.

Be sure to leave a comment here and on the SRM blog for a chance to WIN the Patriotic Prize Packet. Winners will be announced on the SRM blog.

Happy Memorial Day!