Friday, April 18, 2014


Pinwheel Centerpiece

This pinwheel centerpiece is perfect for party tables!
The finished project comes sized at approximately 8-3/4" x 6" x 3" but can be sized to fit your needs.  The file comes with the box base, the pinwheel insert (to hold the pinwheels in place), the pinwheel stems, the pinwheels in various sizes, and the center star pieces.
The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.

Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut the box base and place adhesive on the side tab and seven small tabs along the bottom.  Wrap the side around the base, adhering the small tabs as you go.
2.  Adhere the side tab and your box should look like this.
3.  Repeat these steps for the insert piece.
4.  Place your insert inside your box.  This will fit firmly so you do not need adhesive.
5.  Cut and roll your stems.  Place adhesive in the corner marked with an X and place your skewer/pencil in the corner marked with roll and then roll your skewer/pencil toward the adhesive (X).  Make sure the corner with a hole in it is not one marked with X!  My hole is on the top right side in the photo.
6.  Your stem should look like this now.  Remove your skewer/pencil.
7.  Line up the holes in each of your pinwheels then push a brad through the center.  Do not close it yet.
8.  Grab your stem and push the brad through the hole in your stem point.  Close the brad.
9.  Level off the end of your stem so it will stand flat.
10. Insert your pinwheel in the box placing the stem in one of the insert holes.
11. Repeat the steps until all pinwheels are assembled.  Your project should look like this now!  Embellish as desired!


Thursday, April 17, 2014


Bunny Basket and Card!

This basket is so sweet and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites!  
This is my Half Egg Bunny Basket and it comes sized at approximately 7-3/4" x 5-1/2" x 3-1/4" and it is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.  The file comes with the box base, the handle, the handle mat, the side mats, the half egg pieces, the grass border pieces, the bunny silhouettes, and the bow pieces.

Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut out your pieces.  Fold on the score lines.
2.  With the box base, place adhesive on the four tabs.  Adhere the tabs to the box sides.
3.  Adhere the grass pieces to the top edge of the half egg shapes.  Adhere the shapes on to the box base, lining up the bottom edges.
4.  Adhere your handle mat in the center of the handle cut.
5.  Place the handle in the slots on the box.
6.  Adhere the side panels on the box.
7.  Adhere your bunnies on each side of the box behind the half egg shapes.
8.  Assemble your bows.
9.  Attach your bows on each side of the box as shown.

This card is approximately 6-3/4" x 4" and comes with the bunny shaped card base, the inside bunny mat, the two tail pieces, the inner ear pieces, the eyes, the nose, and the whisker cuts.  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.




Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut out your pieces.  Fold the bunny card in half.
2.  Adhere your pieces on as shown, using foam adhesive under the small tail pieces.
3.  Adhere your mat inside.
4.  Your finished card will look similar to this.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Easter and May Day Door Boxes!

Do you do May Day in your neighborhood? We love to deliver little treats to our neighbors old and young and these little boxes make it so much fun! We fill the box with goodies and then we place the boxes on the door handles and ring the doorbell and run! This box is approximately 9-1/2" x 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" and holds lots of goodies behind the flowers. The file comes with the box base, four decorative panels, the sentiment piece, the sentiment mat, the flower insert box, and the flower cuts.  The box is compatible with both the 12x12 and 8-1/2x12 mats! 
You can find the tutorial for the box HERE
Here is the flower and insert tutorial:
1.  Cut out all your flower pieces.
2.  Curl up your flower edges with your skewer/pencil.  With the centerpiece, lift all the round stems up pushing in the bottoms to hold its position.
3.  Insert the center in the middle of the smallest flower form.  Push the petals in around the center.
4-7. Continue adhering the flower inside the next size flower form.  Form your stem.  If you need assistance with your stem, follow the tutorial HERE.
8.   Adhere your flower on your stem.
9.  Your flowers should look similar to these now.
10. Next cut your insert box and fold on the score lines.
11. Place adhesive on the side tabs and adhere the side to the box to form.
12. Push the insert down inside your box.
13. Insert your flower stems into the holes.  Embellish as desired.


This box is approximately 9-1/2" x 3-1/4" x 2-1/4" and holds lots of goodies. The file comes with the box base, four decorative panels, the sentiment piece, the bunny silhouette, and the mat behind the bunny.  The box is compatible with both the 12x12 and 8-1/2x12 mats! 

You can find both of these files HERE!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Pencil Holder Gifts

Today I am introducing my new Pencil Holder Gifts!  
These are so much fun to create and make great gifts!

The file comes sized at approximately 3-3/4" x 3" x 3" (it will be taller with the pencils/pens in place) and comes with the box base, pencil insert (fits inside to support pencils), the box lid, the star pencil slides, the apple pencil slides, and a banner slide to personalize your gift.

Here is the tutorial:

1.  Cut out all your pieces and fold on your score lines.  Grab your largest box piece (the base) and place adhesive on the side tab as well as on the 7 small tabs.  Wrap the box around the bottom piece, adhering tabs as you go.
2. Close your box.
3. Repeat steps 1-2 for the insert piece and the lid.
4. Place the insert piece inside the box base.  This is a tight fit so it won't move around.
5. Line up your holes with the insert and lid and then push your lid in place.
6. For the apple, slide the background piece on your pencil.
7. Adhere your apple in place and then attach the leaf piece.
8. For the star, slide the background piece on your pencil.
9. Then adhere your main star in place.
10. Write on your banner piece and then attach it to your last pencil.  Embellish as desired.

The file comes sized at approximately 3-3/4" x 3" x 3" (it will be taller with the pencils/pens in place) and comes with the box base, pencil insert (fits inside to support pencils), the box lid, the envelope slides which will hold notes, gift cards, tickets, money, etc..
The file comes sized at approximately 3-3/4" x 3" x 3" (it will be taller with the pencils/pens in place) and comes with the box base, pencil insert (fits inside to support pencils), the box lid, the Butterfly slides, the butterfly layer, and the banner slide to personalize your gift.

The file comes sized at approximately 3-3/4" x 3" x 3" (it will be taller with the pencils/pens in place) and comes with the box base, pencil insert (fits inside to support pencils), the box lid, the graduation hats, the stars, and the banner slide to personalize your gift.  I have rolled money and tied twine around them to mimic rolled diplomas.

The file comes sized at approximately 3-3/4" x 3" x 3" (it will be taller with the pencils/pens in place) and comes with the box base, pencil insert (fits inside to support pencils), the box lid, the flower pieces, and the banner slide to personalize your gift.  
Here is the tutorial for the flowers:
1.  Cut out your flower pieces (you will need six sets like this.).
2.  Scrunch up your center piece and adhere it in the center of the smallest flower as shown.
3.  Squish up your flower around the center.
4.  Curl your petals with your skewer/pencil.
5.  Adhere your flower piece in the middle of the next flower size.
6.  Adhere that into the next size flower.
7.  Slide your back flower on your pencil as shown.
8.  Then adhere your flower piece on the back flower to finish.


The file comes sized at approximately 3-3/4" x 3" x 3" (it will be taller with the pencils/pens in place) and comes with the box base, pencil insert (fits inside to support pencils), the box lid, the pinwheel pieces, the star centers, and the banner slide to personalize your gift. 

Here is the tutorial:
1.  Bring all the circles to the center of the pinwheels and place a brad through the center.  Next push the rectangle piece on the brad. 
2.  Here is the back view with the brad closed.
3.  Place adhesive on the end of the backing piece (on the inside) and then on the tab area.
4.  Adhere the piece to form the loop.
5.  Slide the piece on the pencil
6.  Finish by placing the star in the center.




The file comes sized at approximately 3-3/4" x 3" x 3" (it will be taller with the pencils/pens in place) and comes with the box base, pencil insert (fits inside to support pencils), the box lid, the princess crown slides, the princess crown layer, and the banner slide to personalize your gift.  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 bags and follow the same tutorial. All of the elements can be used separately as well. 

The file comes sized at approximately 3-3/4" x 3" x 3" (it will be taller with the pencils/pens in place) and comes with the box base, pencil insert (fits inside to support pencils), the box lid, the army men slides, the army men layer, and the banner slide to personalize your gift.  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 bags and follow the same tutorial. All of the elements can be used separately as well. 


You can find all of these files HERE!

Monday, April 14, 2014


Envelope Bags!

Happy Monday!
Today is new release day at Silhouette and I have some fun new Envelope Bags to share with you.  I really love the versatility of these bags.  You can size them to fit your needs so they can hold greeting cards, tickets, gifts, even silverware for parties!  You could even cut these in vellum to create your own glassine-like bags!  All of these are compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 bags and follow the same tutorial.

This bag comes sized at approximately 6-3/4" x 3-1/2" but can be sized to fit your needs.

Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut your pieces out and fold on the score lines.
2.  Place adhesive on the side tab as well as along your bottom tab.
3.  Adhere your side tab to the other side of the bag and adhere the bottom shut.
4.  Next adhere your main scallop circle cut with foam adhesive and tie a ribbon around the center as shown.
5.  Adhere your bunny on the circle in the center and then adhere the circle shape to the scallop circle with foam adhesive.
6.  Your finished bag should look like this now.


This bag comes sized at approximately 6-3/4" x 3-1/2" but can be sized to fit your needs.

This bag comes sized at approximately 6-3/4" x 3-1/2" but can be sized to fit your needs.

This bag comes sized at approximately 6-3/4" x 3-1/2" but can be sized to fit your needs.
This file comes with both the Mom and Mum sentiment cuts.

This bag comes sized at approximately 5-1/4" x 2-3/4" but can be sized to fit your needs.
This envelope bag holds silverware perfectly (including room for a knife, I just didn't have one!) :)


This bag comes sized at approximately 6" x 2-3/4" but can be sized to fit your needs.
This envelope bag holds silverware perfectly (including room for a knife, I just didn't have one!) :)

This bag comes sized at approximately 6-3/4" x 3-1/2" but can be sized to fit your needs.


This bag comes sized at approximately 6-3/4" x 3-1/2" but can be sized to fit your needs.

Here is a look at what else is coming to my Silhouette Store this week...

Saturday, April 12, 2014


Banners!

A party wouldn't be complete without a fun banner, right!?

This banner is big one...and it can be made even bigger (or smaller if you want)!  The finished project comes sized approximately 48" long x 3" in height.  The file comes with the individual letters spelling "Happy Birthday" in a base piece with holes to attach as well as individual letter mats to change the colors of the letters.  You also get three banner bases (2 directions of flag banners and a main bar banner piece) so you can add in your own letters and weld them to personalize your banner!  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.

Here is the tutorial:
You can put these together in various ways, I am going to show you how I do mine...
1.  Cut out all your pieces.
2.  Adhere your mats on the corresponding letters.
3.  Push twine or ribbon up through the two holes and tie together in a bow.
4.  Continue doing this until you have all of your pieces in place.


This banner is big one...and it can be made even bigger (or smaller if you want)!  The finished project comes sized approximately 55" long x 3-1/2" in height.  The file comes with the individual letters spelling "Congratulations" in a base piece with holes to attach as well as individual letter mats to change the colors of the letters.  You also get three banner bases (2 directions of flag banners and a main bar banner piece) so you can add in your own letters and weld them to personalize your banner!  This banner can also be setup to just say "Congrats".  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.


Friday, April 11, 2014


Favor Bags and Center Pieces!

This bag is a great size for gift giving or using for a large favor bag...you can even size it to fit your needs!  As it comes, the bag is approximately 8" (11-1/4" with handle) x 4" x 2-3/4".  The file comes with the bag base pieces, the bag mats, the handle, the sentiment mat, and the celebrate sentiment.  It is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.


Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut out all your pieces and fold on the score lines.
2.  Adhere the two box base pieces together and then place adhesive on the remaining side tab.
3.  Adhere the tab to the other side of the box then pop the shape in to form.
4.  Close the bottom of the box tucking the tab into the slot.
5.  Adhere your handle in place and then adhere your mats and sentiment.
6.  Finish adding all your mats.  Embellish and fill as desired!

I love this little box!  It is a 7-sided polygon with a hinged lid and mats so you can change its look easily!  It is a great for gift giving or using for a favor box...you can even size it to fit your needs!  As it comes, the box is approximately 2-3/4" x 3-3/4" x 3-3/4".  The file comes with the box base pieces, the hinged lid pieces, and the box mats.  It is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.
Here is the tutorial:
1.  Cut out all your pieces and fold on the score lines.
2.  Starting with the bottom (larger), place adhesive on the six tabs and begin wrapping the box sides around, adhering the tabs as you go.
3.  Your finished box should look like this.
4.  Next grab your lid piece (smaller).
5.  Place adhesive on the six tabs and adhere the sides around as you did with the bottom.
6.  Your lid should look like this now.
7.  Place your mats on the small areas.
8.  Place adhesive on the large tab.  This goes on the outside of the box, all the way to the bottom so cover generously with adhesive.
9.  Adhere your lid on to one of the panels on the outside of the box as shown.
10. Adhere your larger panel mats in place.
11. Your box will look like this now.  To close the lid, you need to pull apart the sides a bit and then push down.
12.  Adhere your final mat on the top of the lid and then embellish (and fill) as desired!


This 3D Star Centerpiece is perfect for so many occasions!  The file comes sized at approximately 8" tall and it can be sized to fit your needs.  The file comes with the star pieces and the base box and it is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.
Here is the tutorial:

1.  Cut out all your pieces and fold on the score lines.
2.  Starting with the bottom, place adhesive on the six tabs and begin wrapping the box sides around, adhering the tabs as you go.
3.  Your finished box should look like this.
4.  Cut out your three inside pieces and layer them on top of each other.
5.  Bring them around in a circle form.
6.  Insert them into the box base and then fluff out the layers to achieve your desired look.


This 3D Graduation Centerpiece is perfect for your party tables!  The file comes sized at approximately 9" tall and it can be sized to fit your needs.  The file comes with the graduation hat silhouette pieces and the base box and it is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.  This one follows the same tutorial as the Star Centerpiece above.


This hinged box is approximately 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" x 1" and it comes with the box base and the coordinating mats.  There is a small slot in the box that allows the lid to tuck in to hold it in place.  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats.
Here is the tutorial:

1.  Cut out all your pieces and fold on the score lines.
2.  Place adhesive on the four small squares and adhere two to the bottom area...
3.  And the other two to the top area as shown.
4.  Adhere your top tabs down then place adhesive on the two long tabs.
5.  Press the front side of the box in and adhere in place.
6.  Gather your mat pieces.
7.  Place the mats on the corresponding pieces of the box and embellish as desired.

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