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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Polkadoodles Easter Blog Hop Entry

Hi there!  I can't believe Easter is almost here!  I put together a bunch of Easter goody bag treats for my kids to give out to their classmates this Thursday (they're off for Good Friday).  I am also linking this project for the Polkadoodles Easter Blog Hop going on now through this Sunday noon, with the Easter theme. 

The goody bags were each filled with three different "eggs" treat containers I purchased from Walmart.  A few containers were actually shaped like cupcakes.  We (my kids helped, of course) put together a total of 35 bags. Here's a closeup of a couple.  The ones with the green tags are for my DS's class and the ones with the yellow tags are for my DD's class. 

The tags were created using an image from the Silhouette Store, cut with the Cameo.  This particular image is one of a set of four by Jamie Koay.  The image was cut using the print and cut feature on the Silhouette Studio because I wanted to put "Blessed Easter" and my kids' names on the tags. 

Here's a screen shot of the tags in Silhouette Studio.  I used the Angelica font, and flood-filled the font with black ink before sending the page to print in my printer. 

 This is how the page looks like after printing.  The red marks shown in the screen above did NOT print because they are cut lines.  (yes, I am using a 12 x 12 Cricut mat on my Cameo because you can!)

Since the Cameo knows that this is a print and cut job, it will look for those registration marks on the page before cutting.  I did not want the letters cut out, just the tags, so I made sure I deleted the sentiments in the Silhouette Studio before I loaded the mat and hit cut on the Cameo.

So this is what the tags looked like all cut.  Again, the yellow tags are for my DD's class and the green ones are for my DS's class.  The tags were cut using yellow/gold and green Recollections cardstock from Michaels.

I used the Off-set feature on the Silhouette Studio to create a shadow for the tags and cut those with a K & Company double-sided cardstock.  I wanted to put a button in each finished tag before I thread a strand of twine on the back but the holes on the tags were too small for the back of the buttons to slip in nicely, so I used an old Fiskars hole puncher I have had for years.  This particular one is flower shaped.

Now the back of the buttons fit nicely onto the tags.  I threaded the twine onto the buttons through the back of the tags and voila!  Hope you like my project for the Polkadoodles challenge hop - that was a fun one!  I'll be back in a few days to share with you all the ones I've made for my kids' teachers.  Have a pleasant day!


Pam said...

This turned out great melody. Love the label. I am sure the kids will be thrilled to get this goodybag. TFS

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks Pam! ;)

Linda Kaiser said...

These are adorable and I love that you are using your Cricut mat.

I so love your Easter project.


Dayna Sabrina said...

These are wonderful! Don't you love print & cut? I adore it! Very cute and probably a lot quicker than if using your Cricut. Another fab project Melody. Thanks for sharing!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks, Linda and Sabrina! Love the print and cut!

Craftyanny said...

These are fabulous Melody, well done.
Thanks for hopping with Polka Doodles
Anne x

Enfys said...

Wow Melody, these are just fantastic, now you have me wanting the Silhouette... thanks so much for joining our blog hop over at Polkadoodles and good luck!
Enfys x

Fliss said...

Gorgeous creation Melody and thanks so much for joining in with Polka Doodles Easter blog hop challenge.
Fliss x

Nadia ( said...

*Squeal* This is sooooooo cute!!!! Love the layers and the buttons!!!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks ladies!

girlia said...

Awesome job.