Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fourth of July Utensil and Treat Cones

No Fourth of July is complete without a backyard BBQ. These cute 4th of July utensil and treat cones are perfect for holding utensils or treats like popcorn and trail mix. They’re also simple, fast, and inexpensive to make! One sheet of 12”x12” paper will make 4 cones. 

·         Glue Dots® Premium Glue Tape
·         12”x1” sheet of double sided patterned paper. 

1.       Cut a 6”x6” square of patterned paper.
2.       Turn the paper so it’s oriented as a diamond instead of a square.

3.       Use Glue Dots® Premium Glue Tape to put adhesive on the front of the bottom, right hand edge of the patterned paper. 

4.       Use Glue Dots® Premium Glue Tape to put adhesive on the back side of the bottom, left hand edge of the patterned paper. 

5.       Roll the paper into a cone and press along the edges to seal the adhesive.

Premium Glue Tape is strong enough to stand up to the bending and pulling of this craft. The dispenser helps it apply quickly and evenly. Whether you have 4 people or 40 at your BBQ, they’ll all love this fun decorative touch. 

I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Blessed Are Card

I'm over on the SRM blog today with a Blessed Are Card using SRM's Bible journaling stamps.

Head on over to the blog to see how I created this clean and simple sympathy card.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Grad Cap Card

We just got done with graduations (and a few graduation parties) in my neck of the woods, but I still wanted to share this grad cap card that I created.

I grabbed a fold-able grad cap card cut file from the Silhouette online store. I like that I can start with a basic idea from the store and the use the Silhouette Studio software to really customize my card.

I chose colors from the grad's school. I also used the Studio program to cut the graduation year and the word "Congrats!"
For those of you familiar with Silhouette, when using a file that has both cutting and scoring, the scoring is done with small dashed cut lines. I like to remove those lines whenever possible. Instead of cutting those score lines with my Cameo, I use a scoring tool to score them by hand. I just like the finished look a bit better.  

A cute little tassel I made from cross stitch thread and attached with a large brad completes the grad cap card.