Friday, February 27, 2015

Monogrammed Baby Shower Favor

Yesterday was (hopefully) our final snow day of the season. I took advantage of the day to make some favors for the welcome luncheon that is planned for my sister's new baby, Matthew. She and her family live in North Carolina, so this will be the first time that many family and friends meet sweet Matthew, who was adopted in December. The girls and I traveled to North Carolina during Christmas break and enjoyed our time with Matthew and his older brother and are eager to see them again next weekend.

My mother and I expect about 45 people next weekend at the luncheon, including the great-grandmother of my girls and my sister's boys. So exciting!

monogrammed party favor baby boy favor

John bought a Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine for me for Valentine's Day. Although I love my Cricut, this has been on my wish list for a while. To be honest, when I first took it out of the box, I was a little bit intimidated by it because it connects to the computer and uses special software. Once I got over the learning curve, I have to say that I'm thrilled with the Silhouette Cameo and see myself using it quite a bit in the future.

After making the design, and cutting and pasting it over and over in a template in the Silhouette studio, I cut out circle tags on navy blue cardstock. Next, I designed a monogram in the design program and cut those on white cardstock. The monogram letters took a while to take off the sticky mat because there is so much detail and there were so many of them! Using two cutting mats at a time helped the process move quickly. One mat was in the machine being cut while I was taking the finished product off of another mat.

monogram party favor tag made on silhouette cameo

I glued the monogram letters onto the circle tag.

monogram party favor tag

I love these skinny cellophane bags for party favors. I put 15 M and M's in each tube, alternating the colors in the scheme of the party. The cellophane bags measure 1 inch x 7 inches and are a perfect size for M and M's, Sixlets, or other small candy. The bags have an adhesive back to keep the candy fresh.

skinny cellophane bag candy party favor baby boy

Finally, I tied the monogram tag to the cellophane bags with the candy using some grosgrain ribbon. I'm really pleased with the final result, especially since it is my first project using this new and exciting tool.

Since I'm a beginner, I'd love to hear about things that you have made with the Silhouette Cameo or any ideas or suggestions that you might have for using it. What templates or fonts do you like the most?

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  1. So glad you got the silhouette. I think you would have had a much easier time if you had cut the monograms out using vinyl. It's much easier to work with than cardstock nd you would have eliminated the need for glue. I belong to a bunch of pages on Facebook where I learned about easy tips with the silhouette. Happy to add you if you would like.
    Great job on the favors! I know I couldn't have done that as my first project.

    1. Thank you! Vinyl is my next step. I'm also really interested in using heat transfer material. Please do add me to the Facebook groups. I'm eager to learn what I can do with my new toy. :)

  2. What a great favor! I'm going to look for those bags, although I might not be as creative with the tags :)

    1. Thanks! The bags are really cute and unique. I have the link where you can find them in the blog post, if you're interested.



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