Entertaining the kids is a full time job. If it isn't, it should be because that seems to be all that I am doing lately. The kids are still on their Summer break, and my house is a mess. Poor Hubby has been doing the dishes because I am tired from hanging out with the kiddies all day. Today's project stemmed from an effort to keep them entertained so that I can catch a breather.
Using the Lettering Delights' Slumber Party Collection and the smaller box template from Animal Boxes and Bags, I made 3 boxes filled with stickers using Print-and-Cut with my Silhouette Cameo. If you have never print-and-cut with your Silhouette cutter, you may want to check out my tutorial page to see how I print-and-cut.
For this sticker kit project, I started by preparing the sticker box in Silhouette Studio (SSDE).
Instead of cutting out a circular window, I applied Object>Modify>Subtract onto a circle and the shadows/offsets of the bunny and speech bubble to make the window. I cut out a 2.5" square on vellum to cover the opening.
By the way, if you have the box template, you may notice that mine looks a little different from yours. This is because I made a slight modification to the original box so that it folds on the other side. This step is not required at all as it does not change the look of the box in any way. I only did this because this is how I prefer the box to fold.
This is how the boxes look like after I have cut them out.
The following pictures show the finished boxes. I made one for each of the girls and even though each box has a different look, they are all filled with the same stickers.
Here are some of the stickers that I put inside:
Silhouette America recently announced at the Summer CHA Show that they are adding sticker paper to their product line but I used sticker paper that I bought from Staples. A pack of 30 sheets costs $13.99.
To make these Slumber Party stickers, I prepared a whole letter-sized page full of stickers in various sizes using Silhouette Studio (SSDE).
I added a 0.070 to 0.10 offset to each image and print-and cut them out with the Cameo using a setting of Speed 3, Thickness 30, and the Blade at 3.
I also made some sticker sheets on 2.5" squares. To kiss-cut these so that the stickers do not cut through the backing paper, I used a setting of Speed 10, Thickness 18, and the Blade at 1.
I had a lot of fun making these sticker sets and as expected, they were a hit with my girls. In fact, the kids loved their stickers so much they are now asking for Princess stickers, panda stickers, and even more princess stickers.
*ugh* So much for that breather.
LD Slumber Party Collection
LD Animal Boxes and Bags
Staples Sticker Papers