Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays!

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Wishing all of you a good time with your loved ones and all the best for 2012!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Snowflake Card and Gift Card Holder

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I just made these cards and a gift card holder.

I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut out the gift card holder, and then used a traditional snowflake punch to punch out a snowflake.

I glued some turquoise cardstock under the lid, and trimmed it with scissors, just following the shape of the box.

For the cards I used my good old Big Shot. 
I still love that one, too.

I used an embossing folder to emboss the snowflakes,
and a die to cut out the snowflake.

Am trying to decide which version I like better,
if you look closely, there is a difference.

On the left, the kraft cardstock is debossed (imprinted),
on the right it is embossed (snowflakes are sticking out).

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Peppermint Crunch Brownies - super easy recipe

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I just made these super simple brownies.
I am pretty much out of groceries, and needed to make something for a little x-mas party for the kids. 
I know, bad planning...

I happened to have brownie mix and candy canes on hand.

It doesn't get any simpler, but it tastes great.

Just prepare the brownie batter according to package instructions.

Crunch some candy canes with a rolling pin in a Ziploc bag.

Sprinkle half of the crunched candy canes on top of the brownie before putting it in the oven, and bake as normal.

It will melt and kind of soak into the brownie.

Then, take it out, and sprinkle the remaining candy cane  pieces on top of it, and put it back in the oven for a minute.


Shared at Sugar Bee Crafts.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Silhouette Cameo: Vinyl wall quote for the nursery

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A couple months ago my husband told me he wanted to get me a Silhouette SD as an anniversary gift. 
I have admired the Silhouette SD for a couple years, but never wanted to actually spend the money to get one.

Even after he told me to get one, I waited a while.
That turned out to be a good thing, since I was able to get a good Black Friday deal on their newest model, the Silhouette Cameo.

I have had it for about a week and a half, and I LOVE it!

So many things that it can do.

What I love the most, is that it doesn't need cartridges, but you can buy individual files (which go on sale sometimes), and you can also use all fonts on your computer.

With all free fonts that are available (and dingbats, which are actually pictures),
 the possibilities are endless.

I realize I sound like I am trying to sell the product. 
Trust me, I am not, I don't get paid to say this, but am just very impressed with it :)

You need to use it with your computer, and it comes with software that is easy to use. 
It can cut a 12x12 sheet, and you can resize a file just by dragging the corners, so you can resize anything pretty easily to exactly the size that works for you. 

The pictures below show my first bigger project.

Our nursery is decorated in a  classic Winnie the Pooh theme. 
I have loved the quote below for quite a while.
So thought it was perfect to go on her wall!

I made the quote and the heart with the Silhouette, using the following free fonts.

The quote: Reklame Script Regular DEMO (only letters, you pay for the full version)
Winnie's signature: Boopee
Heart: KR Heartalicious (actually it's the capital G)

The little bee and Winnie himself are vinyl stickers that we bought several years ago.

You can expect to see more Silhouette Cameo projects in the future!

I linked up to Blue Cricket Design.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Let it snow...

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Although it's pretty cold, 
we still haven't seen much snow here.

We have been doing some winter decorating,
and I made this printable.

So I thought I'd share it here...
(The size is 8 by 10.)

Now we need some snow!

Shared at : Skip to my lou and Sugarbee Crafts.

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