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Friday, March 18, 2016

Body butter labels with the Chomas Creations adjustable holders for the Silhouette

 I made my own body butter, chocolate mint, for some of the ladies on my list!  I used Young Living essential oils in my mix!  I will post the recipe at the bottom of this post if you would like it!  If you have any questions on the essential oils feel free to ask me! 
I used the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder with a American Crafts chalk marker in pink on Silhouette's self adhesive cardstock for the labels. 

The font is Lettering Delights thin font Angel.  I used a speed of 2 and a thickness of 1 to draw the design.  And then thought a scallop would look super cute cut around it! 
My daughter helped me by adding some ribbon and even some jingle bells to the jars! I  found these jars in the Target $1 spot!  Bell Jars in 4 ounce sizes would be cute to. 

Body Butter recipe!
In a double boiler melt 1/2 C cocoa butter, 1/2 C coconut oil, 1/2 C shea butter. 
Remove from heat & stir in 1/2 C almond butter
Let cool until solid, can add to fridge if you are inpatient (like me)
Add 20 drops Young Living peppermint oil, whip until light and fluffy!
Smells just like mint chocolate chip! 

If you would like to learn more on essential oils you can contact me amyc222@yahoo.com
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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Palm tree card with Chomas Creations engraving tip

I have a wedding to go to this weekend and the invites had a tropical feel to them, so I decided to go with a palm tree card!  I was just thinking how neat it would be to go with a distressed feel and etching these palm trees, so I gave it a go!
These palm trees are a download from the Silhouette Studio store, as well as the congratulations file.  I used the Chomas Creations engraving tip for the Cameo to etch the palm tree design onto Core'dinations kraft core cardstock.  Being the engraving tip was already in the Cameo, I also used it to score my card.  I recommend only doing the cut line once for scoring as too many times can make the card rip apart when you fold it.  I would also only do this on the heavyweight cardstock.
Look at how easy the scoring by the Chomas Creations engraving tip makes folding this card!

The back of the kraft core cardstock is kraft, so I cut the sentiment out of that and added it to the front of the card.  One thing is for sure, the Cameo can sure cut small details!  This is also nice as the inside of my card is kraft as well, so easier to see the writing on.
The Core'dinations looks even more distressed with a light sanding! 

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Friday, March 04, 2016

Magnetic boards with the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder

When I found out that Sharpie made oil based markers that could write on glass and metal, I had to go get some!  I bought these magnetic scallop boards thinking I could make cute Christmas presents with them, but I wanted to give them a personal touch.  In came the Sharpie paint markers.  I added the white marker to the Chomas Creations adjustable marker holder in the Cameo to draw this design.  Being I wanted a true single line font, I used Make the Cut with the Lettering Delights thin font called Swirl. 
I used a speed of 1 and a thickness of 1 to draw the design.  Keep in mind this metal board is double sided, and I did play with different speeds and thicknesses, this is what worked best and didn't smear. I also suggest you keep your design on the mat until it dries.
As you can see in the picture I used some painters tape to add this metal board to my mat in each corner.  The board is stiff so I added something under the end hanging out of the machine to support the metal board.  I do need to figure out some fun magnets for this board.  If anyone has any ideas on where to get any strong ones, please let me know!

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