504 Main by Holly Lefevre

6.30.2014

Pretty Paper Pinwheel Centerpieces

The last few months of my life have been insane,
and to add to that insanity I threw my daughter a birthday party right before we moved.
Last month I posted about the A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E
mini sugar cookie favor boxes I crafted...and finally (better late than never, right?)
I am showing you a simple but oh so pretty paper pinwheel centerpiece I made for the party as well. I used the same Chalkboard Paper Pack as I did for the favors...because it has to coordinate, right!?
Pretty Paper Pinwheels by 504 Main

5.30.2014

Sugar Cookie Favor Boxes

I have been trapped under, beside, and on top of boxes...
but that aside, this month has been full of celebrations.
Most recently we threw my daughter a small birthday party
before we took off from California to Texas.
In general I like to keep my party favors useful or edible,
so for this soiree I used the Mini Pizza Boxes from Lifestyle Crafts to package
"everyones" favorite butterfly sugar cookies from the local bakery.

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These sweet favors were so simple and made such a great presentation.
Here is how to make them.

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Supplies


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Embellishment



Make it!

  • Cut the paper in half. I used the Chalkboard Paper Pack  because I LOVE the look and style but it is also 2-sided so you get a decorative inside and outside.
  • Place the mini pizza box die on the Genius platform.

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  • Place the paper on top; top with the cutting mat.

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  • Run the pizza box die through the Evolution.
  • When cut, bend at perforated lines.

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  • I used the Sticky Thumb Adhesive to keep the box secure. Just add it to the back and front of the box bottom, and the front of the lid.

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You can be done here...but let's embellish!

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  • Cut one Rosette on the Evolution out of a coordinating paper. (you should be able to cut 2 rosettes from each piece of 6 x 12 paper)

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  • Bend the rosette at the perforations; use Sticky Thumb Adhesive to adhere the ends together
  • Glue (with hot glue) the rosette to the top of the pizza box.
  • Add a button or embellishment to the center.

NOW...

  • I also cut small squares, that fit right in side the boxes, in wax paper to set the cookies on.
  • Fill the sweet boxes with some sweets and you have an adorable and oh so yummy party favors!

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I LOVE my Evolution (and the dies work with many other manual die cutters).
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What is your favorite favor from a party?
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disclosure: I am an affiliate of Lifestyle crafts. Supplies and/or compensation were provided for this project.

4.30.2014

DIY Letterpress Table Numbers (Lifestyle Crafts)

There are so many celebration happening in my life right NOW.
Milestone birthdays, births, bat mitzvahs, promotions, new jobs, new homes.
And, well I love celebrating these joys with my friends,
and I love to decorate and create sweet little details for them too.
DIY Letterpress Table Numbers by 504 Main

4.28.2014

Honeyed Peach Crisp (Only 4 Ingredients!)

We L-O-V-E dessert in this house.
Because of that I am always trying to come up with new ideas for simple
and somewhat-healthy options to satisfy our sweet tooth in a "good way."
Two big favorites in this house is my berry "cobbler" and the apple crisp (in a mug) 
and today I share with you the latest fruit creations...
Honeyed Peach Crisp!
(and there are only 4 ingredients!) 

Honeyed Peach Crisp by 504 Main

4.25.2014

Hittin' the Road: Route 66 Tote Bag Tutorial

I may have mentioned 1 or 100 times that I am moving to Texas.
I am busy packing my house...but I am also busy planning road trip and diving into all things Texas. When I received the Heat Transfer Material from Silhouette I knew I wanted to make something that paid homage to my home state of California but also celebrate my new adventure in Texas. After perusing the Silhouette Store, I found these graphics for Texas  and California (for only 99cents!) and I knew what I was doing...
Travel Tote Bags that celebrate Route 66 and The Great American Road Trip!
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I have used the Heat Transfer Material once before...a long long time ago, and I was so excited to give it another whirl. It was so much fun...I have so many more ideas...and BEST yet...I have a couple of super cool original totes!

Route 66 Tote Bag by 504 Main


Supplies
  • Silhouette Heat Transfer, Smooth. I used Maroon and White
  • Silhouette Portrait or Cameo
  • Natural Tote Bag (I purchased a 3 pack in natural from a craft store)
  • Desired Graphic I used these: Texas  and California 
  • You also need an iron, ironing board, and a clean cloth 
  • Tweezers (or a pin) and scissors may be help full
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    Make it!
    • After selecting your design, open the design in the Silhouette Software.
    • Size your design correctly
    • Once you are happy with the size, you need to MIRROR Image the graphic/design BEFORE you cut.
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    • Adjust the rollers to the material/paper size
    • Load the heat transfer paper into the Silhouette. You do NOT use a cutting mat. Load the material into the Silhouette with the shiny/plastic side down.
    • Hit "Send to Silhouette" and select the Silhouette Heat Transfer in the drop down menu
    • And...CUT!
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    • Once the design is cut, remove the material that you will NOT be using. The portion of the design you use, will remain adhered to the shiny plastic.
    • I used  tweezers to remove the material from my smaller letters.
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    • Position your design on the tote bag, face down (the design/writing will look correct now, not mirrored)
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    • Heat the iron NO HOTTER than 300F
      • NOTE: I had a bit of trouble with my iron an it would get too hot...so try a small test piece if you can with your iron.
    • Place a cloth over the design and press, apply firm pressure to the design for 45-60 second per area until the design is transferred to the tote bag. 
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    • Remove the cloth and slowly peel off the plastic covering.
      • (THE BOX OF HEAT TRANSFER PROVIDES GREAT DIRECTIONS!)
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