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!
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.
I glued the monogram letters onto the circle 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.
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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