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Mini-Mummy Treat Boxes

I have confessed to you all how much I love Halloween and now that I have my Silhouette Cameo I love making things for this holiday.

OK, let’s be honest, I love making things for any holiday.

I had started to make these little bags for Ian’s preschool class, but scrapped them and went a different direction.  The bags just weren’t the right size for the kids (but it was perfect for his teachers).

Instead I used a mini nugget holder from SVG Cutting files.

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But, I didn’t want there to be just plain rectangle opening, so I altered it into a spiderweb.

MSS_Mummy Halloween Treats

On the card side I used the Mummy from this Halloween set, also from SVG Cutting files.  If you remember, I used the Werewolf from the same set for a Halloween themed birthday card.

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I had designed it to say “Happy Halloween, from Ian” on the front with the mummy, but the end product was just too small, so I had him write his name on the back.

I had never cut a mini nugget holder before and didn’t really pay attention to the actual size of it.  I just figured I could put a couple of pieces of Halloween candy in there.  It was way smaller than I thought it would be.

and that mummy with the tiny wrappings was a b!*ch to put together and ink! I’m lucky I only had to make 10…

The candy I had didn’t fit, so I took one to the store with me (and no they didn’t have any Halloween Hershey Nugget candy) and figured I could put two of the mini-milky-way/snickers candy bars in there.

MSS_Mummy Treat Box

Next time I will make an actual prototype first, just to see if everything fits.

I still think they turned out super cute!  Seriously, that mummy is just so stinkin’ cute!

 

 

Now don’t think I stopped there! I was in charge of the snacks for one of Ian’s soccer games sooo….

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Come on! It was almost Halloween, what was I supposed to do?

This is the same pumpkin that I used in my Candy Corn Dish that I got from SVG Cuts.

MSS_Pumpkin Teeth Treat Bag

I wasn’t the only snack I got them, and the kids were thrilled.

 

 

Here is to Spook-tacular Halloween!

 

 I used this project in the SVG Cutting Files Blog Challenge.  This month’s theme was “Let’s make a treat”  Head on over and see some other projects.

 

Dawn Marie

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Etched Glass Hydrangea Vase

We are now at the point in our lives where we aren’t attending weddings every weekend of the summer.

It seems that you have two waves of wedding times.  For the first few years out of high school it seems like your summer weekends are only weddings.  Then there is a time when you don’t really attend any weddings, maybe one or two.  Then about your early 30’s you start getting all the invitations to the rest of your friends weddings.  After that, you may get one or two a year, and usually they are family members kids or for the wedding of someone younger than yourselves.

This year we only have two weddings.  One of which we are traveling across the country for and one that happened in the summer.

The one we attended this summer was a wedding of one of my husbands friends.  He is an artist, a very wonderful painter, and for his invitations he drew and painted a hydrangea bouquet.  I thought the perfect gift would be a large glass vase with the same picture etched on it.

Turns out, his style of painting and my starting on the project late, made for the inability to trace the image and create a stencil.

So I did the next best thing.  Found another picture of a hydrangea that I could trace, and made a stencil out of it.

MSS_Hydrangea Etched Glass Vase

 

MSS_Hydrangea Etched Glass Vase

 

I like the glass vases that have the word “flower” etched on it in some foreign language, usually in French.  The groom is Irish and so I decided to use the Gaelic word for flowers which is bláthanna.  Singular for flower would be bláth.

So I found a fancy font with swirls but it was a little thin, so I had to create an offset to make it a little easier to cut.

MSS_Hydrangea Etched Glass Vase

MSS_Hydrangea Etched Glass Vase

 

 

To keep with the floral, nature theme I made a card with a Cherry Blossom tree.  I found this card base at Bird’s Cards, it’s a free download.  I decided to make it a shaker card adding more cherry blossom flower and glitter.

MSS_Hydrangea Etched Glass Vase

 

Big glass vases that are already decorated can come at a larger price tag.  By decorating it myself, not only could I make it more personal without breaking the bank, and on short notice.

 

 

 

Dawn Marie

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Menu Plan Monday Oct 13th

This past weekend Ian wasn’t feeling super well.  Nothing major, just not his normal self, and he didn’t really eat on Saturday.  He took a super long nap, after which I got him to eat some toast with jelly.

But he wanted to watch a movie in his room, so I got out the trays my sister let me use when he was recovering from his tonsillectomy.

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Even though Sid had already eaten dinner, he wanted to join his brother, so I gave him some bread too.

 

Menu Plan 10/13-10/19

Mon: Panko Breaded Chicken fingers with Mac & Cheese

Tues: Tacos, quesadillas & rice

Wed: Baked Spaghetti 

Thr: Italian Pot Roast & Parmesan Risotto

Fri: Leftovers

Sat: Kitchen is Closed!

Sun: Hearty Oven Beef Stew (didn’t make it last week)

 

 

Happy Cooking

 

Dawn Marie

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Boo-tiful Halloween Treats

Fall is in the air, and for us, that means it’s Halloween time!

Ian loves Halloween.  I mean loves it.

Not just the candy, but the costumes and decorations too.  Since this month’s Silhouette Challenge theme was fall I just knew I had to make something for Halloween.

If you remember from last year I made a candy treat folder and popcorn box for the kids at Ian’s school (those are a couple free printables if you want).  Well that was pre-Silhouette.  Now I can make things a little more intricate.

First I created a little gift bag for the kids at Ian’s school.

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I created the bag with a little spider web window, and it is the perfect size for a couple treats and some stickers.

MSS_Halloween Treat Bag

On the back panel is the sentiment and a little pumpkin.  Of course I had to make some cute little wrappers for the candy.

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I really like how the window turned out, and I glued a plastic sheet inside so the web doesn’t break.

 

But I didn’t stop there…

 

I decided to make a little candy dish, perfect for Candy Corn.

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I used a hot dog boat file from Oh Happy Day as the base of the dish.  I extend the dish up the back so I could create a little spooky Halloween scene.

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I used foam dimensional tabs to pop out the letters, the lower ghost and the pumpkin.

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I love this little dish, I have visions for a few more.

 I used elements from one of Just So Scrappy‘s digital scrapbooking kit as well as from SVG Cuts.

Here is to Spook-tacular Halloween!

 

 

Dawn Marie

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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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