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Easter Peeps Treats with {FREE} Printables and Cut File


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Hello friends! Today is another great opportunity to participate in our Silhouette Challenge Group’s Monthly Challenge!  Yippee! TheSilhouetteChallenge-TTC&Friends As you may have guessed, we’re continuing our little series on Easter crafts.  You’ve seen our DIY Easter Peeps T-Shirt, our DIY Tutu Easter Basket and our Easter Bunny Banner!  You know how much we love our {PEEPS}, so for our project, we’re offering an Easter Peeps Treats with a {FREE} Printable AND Cut File!

Easter Peeps Treat with Free Printable and Cut File by My Paper Craze

Aren’t they the sweetest? These would be super cute to hand out on Easter!  Not only do we have these awesome treat bag toppers for your {PEEPS}, but we have the printable wrapper for your bottle and the printable tag for your straw!  How exciting!

Easter Peeps Treat with Free Printable and Cut File by My Paper Craze 5

As promised, we do have a {FREE} printable and cut file for you!









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!

Spring Cleaning - Custom Canisters I Love Paris In the Springtime Etching for Sping - Mug Personalization for the April Silhouette Challenge WHEELY excited about spring No-Sew Fabric & Burlap Peter Cottontail Banner Narwhals, plus friends Gold Fern Easter Eggs Mr and Mrs Easter Egg Head Easter Bunny Plate Welcome Spring - A Sign From Tile Paper Flowers Wall Art DIY: Bunny-Stamped Goodie Bags for Easter Inspirational Window Now We Have Everything Nursery Art Spring' and Flowers Paper Banner Glitter Jars with a Happy, Hoppy Bunny Made with the Silhouette + Free Cut File! Mother's Day Wreath Decorate A Watering Can With Vinyl! April Showers Sketch Pen Printable Spring Wreath Burlap Garden Flag with Heat Transfer Vinyl Pretty Little Herb Pots Peter Cottontail Door Hanger Spring Has Sprung Spring Has Sprung - Subway Art Bloom And Grow Sunflower Bouquet for Teacher Appreciation Sharpie Easter Eggs Tear Open Easter Egg Cards Look what's Blooming! ~ Silhouette Challenge Everblooming Paper Bouquet Silhouette Challenge: Spring Polish Swap Card [B] is for Bloom: Scrap Lumber Flower Vases Tulip Time - Fridge Magnets Neon Paper Pinwheels {tutorial} A Happy Spring Card Sketching Just Got Easier! Spring Bunny Baskets Bird Nerd Easter Eggs Easter Peeps Treats with {FREE} Printables and Cut File Garden Bench Update

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Easter Bunny Banner + Pinspiration Friday


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Oooo, have I told you how much we love Pinterest lately?  It seems like every time I jump on there, I find a whole new world of inspiration and a whole new crafting to-do list!  Today, we did a bright and beautiful Easter Bunny Banner!  But first, you can also view this post at our NEW site!  Hop on over!

Easter Bunny Banner + Pinspiration Friday by My Paper Craze

From our {PINSPIRATION} list, we’ve done Hanging With My {PEEPS} T-Shirts and a Tutu Easter Basket, so let’s switch over to our handy-dandy Silhouette machine for a little paper crafting!

I created this colorful Easter banner for a friend of mine and it was {OH} so much fun to design!

First, find a few Easter egg cut files in the Silhouette Online Store.  And you know me, always looking for a deal!  If you look close, you will find a few files that include THREE egg designs instead of just ONE!

Second, locate the bunnies of your choice.  Again, I downloaded mine from the Silhouette Online Store (did I mention they are having a great sale on their Easter files?).

Easter Bunny Banner + Pinspiration Friday by My Paper Craze

Once you decide on the size of your banner, start cutting those eggs out, one by one.  Make sure you cut them all the same size (or close to it).  The back layer is a solid egg shape with no design.  If you don’t want to download it, simply use the offset feature in the Silhouette Studio and shrink it down to an exact fit.  You’ll glue the white background to the color egg design.

Next, you’ll cut out your lettering in a contrasting color.  I chose white, then outlined the very edge of my cardstock with a purple sharpie for definition.

Easter Bunny Banner + Pinspiration Friday by My Paper Craze

Once all of your eggs are assembled with the layers and lettering, think about putting a few embellishments on there for an extra special look.  I picked up some spring chipboard embellishments from the Dollar Tree, they’ve been in my stash for over a year, just dying to be used!

Easter Bunny Banner + Pinspiration Friday by My Paper Craze

The two final steps are to punch holes in the desired locations and string some twine or ribbon through!  I chose the top of the eggs and bunny ears so they would all hang down in a row.  It’s also a little more difficult to align the hole punches on the sides, just something to keep in mind.

Easter Bunny Banner + Pinspiration Friday by My Paper Craze

Don’t you just love all these bright colors?  Hop on over to our {Easter Crafts} board for more {PINSPIRATION} than you can stand!!  I’m sure you’ll find tons of projects to squeeze in before the Easter Bunny comes!

How To Make Your Own 3D Dots!


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Well {HELLO THERE} you amazing reader!  Thanks for stopping by, hopefully we have a pretty amazing trick to show you today.  A few weeks ago I was making some super cute mermaid themed party invitations that needed a special touch.  After cutting the various pieces and looking at the design, I realized that including a 3D element would really add that extra pop… but of course I didn’t have any in my supplies!  Or did I?… How To Make Your Own 3D Dots

So just like all of my fellow crafters, I love adding special touches to my crafts.  {BUT} sometimes the price factor makes you stop and think “Am I going overboard with my embellishments?”  That’s the whole reason I purchased my Silhouette Cameo to begin with, so I can cut my own shapes and make my own embellishments for my crafts.  Now 3D dots (or foam squares) aren’t going to break the bank… but from the words of a very wise man “A penny saved is a penny earned!”

So back to my beautiful mermaid themed invitations and the dilemma of the missing 3D dots.  What was I going to do?  As I am drumming my fingers on my kitchen countertop, I start to pick at some hot glue that had dripped from my glue gun (it’s not like I should use a mat or anything!) and it hit me… I could squeeze a little hot glue onto my seahorses and let it dry!  And an idea was born!

So I assembled the layers of my seahorses and flopped them over to expose their backside.  Two drops of glue later and {TADA}…


I know, it sounds too easy, right?  Well, for once, it is!  Just let them dry and you are good to go!  I used high temp hot glue and created these even little bubbles that offered a little depth.  I image you can also use low temp hot glue, it just might be a little more difficult to create even bubbles since the glue wouldn’t be as viscous.  Once the hot glue was cool, I then applied another small dab of hot glue and adhered my seahorses to my invitations.  How did they turn out?  Take a look for yourself…


I was thrilled with how these turned out!  Another great reason that I love my Silhouette!  I was able to create the entire invitation using the Print & Cut feature!  Interested in a tutorial with a free cut file?  Leave a comment below and I’ll add it to the project list!  We love your feedback, so keep it coming!

Mermaid seahorse invitations from My Paper Craze

DIY Glass Block Monthly Craft Night… A New Tradition!


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Hi friends!  Glad to see you here again!  I’m excited to share with you that we hosted our first tutorial group class this past weekend!  You know how much we love these glass blocks… I mean, who doesn’t?  They’re fabulous!  Mixing them with vinyl is a perfect melding of my two loves.  So we introduce to you our DIY Glass Block Group Craft.

Header2We had such a blast, meeting and networking with fellow crafters.  My favorite part, other than the crafting, was that each attendee specialized in a unique craft.  We got to pow-wow about all types of crafting and share our areas of specialties.  Who knows, maybe we’ll take turns hosting and sharing our skills with the group!  Allow me to introduce our beautiful little crafting network…


We had so much fun, we’ve decided to host a Monthly Craft Night with a different project each month!  Interested in hosting a craft night yourself?  Here are a few helpful tips that might come in handy!

  • Consider your potential attendees when choosing a date, time and location.  I kept my “meeting time” fluid until everyone had a chance to weigh in on what worked for their schedule.
  • Scout out free locations unless you want to host the craft night at your house OR pay a rental fee.  JoAnn’s offers free use of their craft rooms, as long as they don’t have an organized craft class of their own.  Just call and ask and they’ll sign you up!  Also helps to be in a craft store if you have any forgotten supplies!
  • Facebook is a great organizer, especially if you are already connected to a local crafters network.  I organized a Facebook event, invited my potential attendees and started to pow-wow on crafting ideas.
  • Connect with Pinterest!  I started a group board for all of us to pin our ideas on.  It was a great way to express our interests with pictures!  You can post the link on your Facebook event so that everyone has access!
  • When choosing a craft, think about the supplies (that you will have to lug around!).  Are you going to supply everything?  Do you have enough for everyone?  Are there any supplies you will need to order or have shipped?
  • Consider your total costs and communicate it with your group.  You don’t want to buy supplies and have members of your group be surprised when it’s time to pay up.
  • Plan far enough in advance to get all the supplies you need, especially if you have to order anything online.  When I decided on glass blocks, I stalked the Hobby Lobby newspaper to get the best price.  I only got a few funny looks when I walked out with 20 blocks in my shopping cart, but it was worth it!
  • Prepare as much as you can in advance.  For me, I conversed with each attendee weeks in advance to order the vinyl, set up the design in the Silhouette software and frost the glass blocks, if necessary.
  • HAVE FUN!  Remember, crafting is FUN FUN FUN, so don’t organize to the point where it sucks the fun out of it!  If it’s easier, have everyone bring their own supplies.  You can work on the details as you have an opportunity to host more and more events.

This was such a great time for everyone, including myself.  We sure hope to keep up the tradition!  If you happen to be in the Pensacola, Florida area, come and join us one Saturday!  We’d love to have you!

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out these others…

{ELEGANT} Decor Night Light by My Paper CrazeDIY Sweetheart Glass Block Tutorial {with FREE CUT FILE} by My Paper Craze{ELEGANT} Princess Night Light by My Paper Craze

Guest Post: {ELEGANT} Decor Night Light


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Good Morning all my fabulous crafters! We are honored to be another guest blogger today for Brenna @ Life After Laundry with our {Elegant} Décor Night Light!  Here is just a sneak peek, so be sure to jump on over and check out the full tutorial and all the other great projects Brenna has to offer.


Thanks again Brenna for hosting our guest post!  Don’t forget to check her out!


Here are a few of my favorite projects from Life After Laundry… be sure to check them out!



Pinch Proof! T-Shirts


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Good Afternoon and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I have another quick and easy project for you today… Pinch Proof St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirts with fabric paint!Header

Remember post a few weeks ago for our Top 17 St. Patrick’s Day Crafts!  I was so inspired that I decided we absolutely must have {PINCH PROOF} t-shirts!  This past Veteran’s Day, we experimented with fabric paint as a kid’s craft and had so much fun… so we decided to do it again!

I picked up everything I needed from my local Hobby Lobby: plain t-shirt, fabric paint, sponges and adhesive vinyl. The design is available for purchase in the Silhouette Store (did you know all designs are 50% off right now?!?).  I measured the width of my shirt and enlarged the image to my desired size.

Once you weed and transfer your vinyl design onto your t-shirt, it’s a simple task of filling in the design with fabric paint.  TIP: don’t forget to insert a barrier on the inside of your shirt to keep the paint from bleeding through to the back.

2DSC_01052DSC_01072DSC_01062DSC_01082DSC_01132DSC_01102DSC_01152DSC_0114As you can see, we perform our paint crafts on the tile floor {LOL}.  I’m just not brave enough to try out the dining room table yet, but you can always cover it with a table cloth first.  I decided to wait until the shirts dried overnight before peeling off the vinyl.  And here is our final project…

2DSC_01162DSC_0118 2DSC_0117Thanks for joining us today!  We hope you found your very own way to be PINCH PROOF!  If you enjoyed this project, we have a few others you might enjoy, too.

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How to make DIE CUTS for your stamps!


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Hi there! Great surprise today! We’re honored to be a “Substitute Teacher” at the Silhouette School!  Thanks, Melissa, for having us!

Today we’re sharing How to make DIE CUTS for your stamps!  You absolutely must check it out!  We are very proud of ourselves, {LOL}!

How to make DIE CUTS for your stamps! by My Paper Craze

Not familiar with the Silhouette School?  Here is a little intro, but you have to jump on over for the full run-down of all the wonderful tutorials and great information available!

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Here are a few of my favorite posts:

silhouette print and cut tutorial

cut jpeg silhouette studio

picmonkey to silhouette files

Thanks, again, to Melissa for allowing us to join her today and share a little crafty-love!  Don’t forget to jump on over to her blog for both our tutorial AND check out all the fun she is having over there!

{ELEGANT} Princess Night Light


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Good Afternoon!  We have another wonderful guest post for you today over at Creative Ramblings!  I’ll give you a quick sneak peek, but then you have to hop on over and visit Sarah for the full tutorial!

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Thanks, Sarah, for having me as a guest blogger and a big thank you to all my fabulous readers for your continued support of my crafting addiction!

Silhouette Cameo {GIVE-A-WAY}


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Good Morning and HAPPY MONDAY!  In my several months of blogging (I say that like it has been years, LOL) I have to admit that today is my FAVORITE. BLOG POST. EVER.

A Silhouette Cameo {GIVE-A-WAY}!


I don’t know if anyone knows our history with crafting, but our big kick-off was when my fabulous partner-in-crime and Mother (Glenna) won a Silhouette in a give-a-way.  I mean, she never wins anything!  Then {BAM} she hits the jackpot!  We had no idea what we were getting in to, but it was the best thing that ever happened in the history of crafting.  Just saying.  So, with that little history lesson, you can imagine how excited I am to be part of a Silhouette Cameo give-a-way!  With a collaboration of a few other fabulous bloggers, I get to help bestow such a blessing on another crafty-soul, lol.  Be sure to check out all the wonderful bloggers who helped to make this Give-A-Way possible!

What is a Silhouette Cameo, you ask?  My instinctual answer is “God’s gift to crafters”, LOL.  But really, it’s an electronic cutting machine that works with you computer to create designs, then cut them out using various media.  Many crafters are more familiar with a Cricut, and a Silhouette is the same basic concept, without the need to purchase cartridges!  So what could you do with an electronic cutting machine… EVERYTHING!

  • Paper crafting, such as scrapbooking and card making (imagine not having to buy embellishments!)
  • Vinyl (for home decorating, customize mugs and glasses, create stencils for painting crafts)
  • Heat transfer material (customize apparel, add accents to your pillows or bedding, Halloween costumes!)
  • Glass etching (for your favorite wine glass!)
  • Stamps (create custom stamps with their easy to follow starter kit!)
  • Print temporary tattoos (how awesome is that?)
  • Sketch designs using sketch pens!
  • Printable canvas!  Printable sticker paper!  Printable foil!  Tons of custom media!
  • So, SO much more!

Maybe you already have a Cricut and want to know what the difference is?  Maybe you don’t have either, but are interested in making a purchase in the future?  Maybe you are just nosey?  Whatever your reason, I won’t do a full comparison, because it’s already been done and I don’t like to re-invent the wheel, but I highly recommend these blog posts.  I really enjoyed reading Silhouette Cameo vs. Cricut Expression Review at Lorrie’s Story, as she transitioned from a Cricut to a Silhouette machine.  Also, Craftaholics Anonymous post on Silhouette vs. Cricut is very informative because it offers feedback from actual Facebook crafters.

So with all that useful information, I know you are just dying to enter this Give-A-Way for a chance to win a free Silhouette Cameo!  I mean, what’s better than free?  Already have a Cameo?  Win one for a friend!  You know what they say… Friends don’t let friends craft without a Silhouette!  It’s easy…



DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style AND GIVE-A-WAY


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Good Morning and Happy Monday!  I know we are all so very excited to start another week… and be another week closer to Christmas!  Today we bring you an extra special post, another wonderful compilation from our Silhouette Challenge Group, YAY, so check our other blog buddies and check out their very talented projects too!  ALSO, we have an awesome give-a-way for you to participate in, too… for a $155 Amazon Gift Card!  Double YAY!

So… I went out on a limb and bought some printable magnet sheets.  I have seen so many cute projects made with them and just had to join the party.  One of the ideas I’ve seen while browsing Pinterest is a perpetual calendar.  Unfortunately, that won’t work at my house, lol.  We have a rather large calendar so that my husband and I can scribble all over it all month long (it’s the only way we can remember where we’re supposed to be!).  So, I decided to attempt this Countdown to Christmas calendar for my grandchildren to enjoy when they come to visit.  I love the fact that I can place it on the lower half of the door, right at their eye level since they are small.  With them, it’s not about getting a treat everyday because they get tons of treats here…  it is Granny’s house after all!  They get a bigger kick out of playing with the magnets and rearranging all of them so I can straighten them back up every night.  What else does a Granny have to do anyway?

Getting back to the project, I love how it turned out.  It has to be the easiest and quickest project I’ve ever made.  Being the lucky woman I am, I made this one using my Silhouette cutting machine, but you really can do this without one.  The only supplies you HAVE to have are the magnet sheets, a printer, and a pair of scissors.  I  used some clipart I already had on my computer, uploading each design to my library in the Silhouette Studio, filled each shape with the color of my choice, printed them onto the magnet sheet, and cut them out with my Silhouette.  It really was just that easy.  If you don’t have a silhouette, you can just choose or download some clipart of your choice, print them on the magnet paper and cut them out by hand.  Here’s the finished product…

Photo 2 (2)I did create a few extra magnets to be swapped out with the numbers when special events arise.  They’re just a few fun activities that would be so much fun to add to the calendar.  Okay, okay, then I cut a few more shapes, like the peppermint and the reindeer because it was just so darn cute and fun.  In fact, I’ve had so much fun with this project, I’m thinking of doing it for every month!

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Here’s a list of the files I used in case you might want to use them on a project of your own.

Silhouette Online Store:  Advent numbers, Reindeer, Stocking and Christmas tree sentiment

www.misskatecuttables.com: Santa, December and Peppermint

Can you think of all the other fun holiday months that we could use this for… Valentine’s Day!  St. Patrick’s Day!  Forth of July!  I love me some holidays, any reason to celebrate!  You can even make custom magnets for your family birthdays!  How cute!

Ready 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 inspiration!


2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath…

Christmas Hoop Art by Lil’ Mrs. Tori

Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother

Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom

Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts

Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof

Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley’s Corner

State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink

Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie

Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama

Deer Head Holiday Banner…featuring Santa’s Reindeer by The Thinking Closet

Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine

Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom

Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative

Elf Chalk Sign: “The Best Way to Spread Christmas” by Weekend Craft

Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home

Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle

Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds

DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper

Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY

Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade

Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered

Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble

Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble

Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True

Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life

DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze

Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium

DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook

Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry

No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush

Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life

Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates

“Believe” Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling

DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink


Do you have a Silhouette machine?  Looking for Silhouette inspiration, support, trouble-shooting? Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? Then, we’d love to have you join our Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. To join, simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.

And now the part everyone has been waiting for… the $155 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


Here are some important facts to know…

Giveaway runs from Monday, December 9th – Monday, December 16th at 11:59p eastern.

  • Giveaway is open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and this is an international-friendly giveaway!
  • 31 different bloggers from our Silhouette Challenge FB Group made this giveaway possible, which means…
  • There are 31 different potential entries per person!  That’s a lot of potential winning power.
  • Giveaway prize = an Amazon Gift Card for $155 toward a Silhouette machine or supplies on their wish list…but in truth, can be spent on anything the winner’s heart desires!  Bonus.
  • The winner will be contacted by Lauren from The Thinking Closet by email and will have 48 hours to respond; so, everyone should watch their spam folders.

So… without further delay, just click here to enter the give-a-way!  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Once again, thank you for joining us today and we sure hope you find some crafty inspiration for your holiday projects!

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Silhouette Challenges #8  http://www.silhouettechallenges.com/2013/12/challenge-8-3d-week-2.html

Silhouette Weekly Shape Challenge  http://blog.silhouetteamerica.com/2013/12/christmas-wreath-card-tips-a-shape-challenge.html

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