Monday, April 12, 2010

Let's Go Racin' Boys! - SCUT2 File added!

Being avid Nascar fans, it only seems right our basement bathroom would take on a racing theme!

Using SCAL, I cut 3.5" letters using Glider Girls font from glossy black vinyl.  This was my first attempt at vinyl on the wall!  I KNOW there will be LOTS more!  I really like the way the letters shine..  (hard to see in the photo)
Gives the effect I was looking for!!

I haven't cut the 'Let's go racing boys' yet.... not sure if I want it just below the 'boogity boogity boogity' or on the mirror....   (the words reflect in the mirror) 

Any thoughts out there??  What do you think??

Get the SCAL SCUT2 File here! boogity....scut2

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Graduation Pretzel Rod Bouquet

What a fun little gift to give graduation party guests! 

Supplies used:
Pretzel Rods
White Almond Bark
Waxed Paper
Wilton Candy Melts
Small Wilton Squeeze Bottles (one for each color candy melt)
Tall mug
Cellophane Pretzel Bags
Curling Ribbon
Cardstock (I used prism)
2" punch

Using the tall mug to dip pretzels into the almond bark works great!  I like to dip as much of the pretzel as possible!  Lay dipped pretzels on waxed paper until dry. 

Put candy melts in small squeeze bottles and melt in microwave.  I filled the squeeze bottles about half way and it took about a minute & a half to melt.  (watch carefully so it doesn't scorch!!)

You could also use a plastic baggie.  Just cut one of the bottom corners off the bag. (keep the cut small!!)

Drizzle candy melt over pretzels.....

Using cricut, cut desired shape.  I used Plantin Schoolbook and cut stars at 3.5" from Prism yellow cardstock.  I designed the circle tag using photoshop, printed and cut out with 2" circle punch.  Glue the circles on the stars, punch a small hole on top of the star, ink with colorbox fluid chalk, and thread curling ribbon through the hole. Put one pretzel in a pretzel bag, tie on tag and wala!