I Tri and Craft

thoughts from a mother of boys, a marathoner, a triathlete, a crafter, a wife, and a scientist


Spring Treat Challenge

It has been awhile since I participated in a craft challenge.  A new challenge over at SVG Cutting Files started on the 15th (theirs run 15th-14th of each month) with a theme of “Spring Treat.”  I thought it was a perfect break for me because I love to make treat bags and boxes and wanted something with a bunny on it.

MSS_BunnyBag_SpringChallengeI actually found this bunny slide card and loved the little bunny on it.  I used a gift bag file that I have from SVG Cuts (not part of the challenge).  I duplicated the grass from the slider card to wrap around the bag.


Of course I had to use my sketch pens to write “Hoppy Spring” on a little egg.


Who knows, I just might have to make some more for Ian’s class mates.




Dawn Marie

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A Tea-rific Gift Bag

My mom loves tea.

I mean she LOVES tea.  She drinks tea like I drink coffee.

I don’t get it, but then again, she doesn’t get why I drink coffee.

I had seen some Teacher Appreciation gifts that incorporate tea with a card stating “You are a Tea-rific Teacher”.  I thought how cute would it be to make a tea bag shaped gift bag with the same sentiment for my mom.


When making the graphics for the bag, I had the hardest time with the fonts.

I wanted something curvy and fancy.  But those fonts were just too thin and didn’t cut well with the paper.  Plus I had to use a font that could be connected together.


I also didn’t want “you are” to be larger than “mom” but I needed the words to be connected,  so I used a vintage tea-cup in between the words.


I added a string to tie the bag closed and made a tag in the same shape.  That way the whole thing looks just like a tea bag.


The execution of the cut file took a few tries, but I finally found fonts that worked, and still looked elegant.

Of course I couldn’t get this kind of cut with the use of my Silhouette Cameo.  I used two shades of card stock and a patterned scrapbook paper to give it a little more life.



Happy Crafting

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