504 Main by Holly Lefevre

9.09.2014

Vegetable and Potato Empanadas | Campbell's Labels for Education #Labels4Edu #cbias

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For months my family was living and eating on the fly. As we packed up our California home, there was little time to experiment with new recipes - much less cook old ones - but now that we are settled into our new home, everyone is practically begging for something new and exciting for breakfast, lunch, snacks...and especially dinner! Well it was a necessity to come up with some new creations that would satisfy my hungry kids hunger and taste buds!

Vegetable and Potato Empanadas and Campbell's Labels for Education #labels4edu #cbias

8.30.2014

Simply Rustic Embossed Metal Heart Art

I love hearts all year long (why confine them to February!?). I also love experimenting with my Evolution Die Cutter and combining it with cuttable metal sheets and embossing folders was a fun way to add a twist to a simple, rustic pallet. I adore the contrast of the shiny metal against the rough dark stained wood, and that touch of embossing makes it even extra special!


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.

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

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

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

Supplies


sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

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.

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main


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

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main


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

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main


  • 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.

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

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

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main


  • 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)

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main


  • 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!

sugar cookie favor boxes from 504 main

I LOVE my Evolution (and the dies work with many other manual die cutters).
Use the code 504MAIN to grab a discount on your order!



What is your favorite favor from a party?
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This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

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