|Easy gifts for teachers and neighbors|
Using the Silhouette Studio software that comes with the machine, I imported the bracket from the stock design and resized it to a manageable level. I then duplicated the bracket and then mirrored it horizontally. I chose a font I liked and typed my title in between the brackets. I then grouped the brackets. After selecting the bracket and the lettering, I aligned the two so that the wording was evenly spaced between the brackets. Then I sent it to my machine and cut the vinyl.
After removing the excess vinyl from the backing, I applied the transfer tape.
Then I positioned the tape on my surface, and using a popsicle stick, rubbed it on to the surface. Peel off the transfer tape.
I did the same thing for the ornaments. When that was done, my daughter inserted some gift basket crinkles, using a pencil to help fit it in.
Reattach the top and then tie a pretty bow around it.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Mix
1 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa powder (I use the Hershey's Special Dark)
8 oz mini chocolate chips
20 peppermint candies, crushed
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spoon in to canning jars. Makes approximately 3 pint jars of mix. Attach the following directions:
Add 1 cup of water to 1/2 cup Cocoa mix. Heat in a small sauce pan stirring with a whisk until hot (approximately 5-6 minutes). Enjoy!
As a bonus today, I am including my very first Silhouette Studio files. Feel free to grab them for your personal use.