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Silhouette Promo | Easter Candy Bags & Boxes

Today I’m bringing you two of my favorite things together – Easter candy and a Silhouette promo – along with another favorite of mine, the Silhouette cut files of designer Lori Whitlock! She designed both of the candy container templates I used for these projects.

These fun containers make a great way to share a sweet treat with someone, and can be adapted for any holiday with themed supplies. I used my Silhouette’s Print & Cut feature, along with some themed print & cut files, to make these festive for Easter.

Easter Bags and Boxes SUBesides a Silhouette machine – I used my Silhouette Portrait to make all of these – and a printer, all that is needed is a few simple supplies (pictured below). These are really quick and simple projects!

Easter Project ToolsGable Boxes

First, let’s take a closer look at the gable box, which is secured with notched tabs and a ribbon tie at the top. This is great for small candies and treats – I filled these with little chocolate easter eggs and other candies.

Easter Bags SUSupplies (left): Silhouette Cutting File (3d Gable Box by Lori Whitlock), Bazzill Smooth Cardstock (Ocean Breeze), Silhouette Print & Cut File (Watercolor Happy Easter Title by Jennifer Wambach), Silhouette Clear Printable Sticker Paper, Fabric (for ribbon tie), Adhesive.

Supplies (right): Silhouette Cutting File (3d Gable Box by Lori Whitlock), Bella Blvd Snapshots collection paper (Rise & Shine), Silhouette Print & Cut File (flower tag by American Crafts), Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry), Papertrey Ink stamps (Mega Mixed Messages), Ribbon.

The cut file for this box was originally laid out for a 12×12 Cameo cut so it had to be rotated and adjusted in Silhouette Studio before cutting on my Portrait but that was a simple thing to do and then I was ready to go! Assembling the box takes all of a minute with a tape runner. As you can see in the picture, I should have used a stronger adhesive on the blue box. I learned my lesson and switched (and used more) after that one!

On the left hand box, I used a Print & Cut file to create the Happy Easter logo. I measured the size I needed on the box, then adjusted the file to fit it in Silhouette Studio. Then I turned on the print & cut registration marks, and printed the file on Silhouette’s Clear Printable Sticker Paper. I then loaded the print into my Portrait, set the settings for my sticker paper and hit “cut”. I was left with a sheet with a perfectly cut out sticker. The blade did not penetrate the back of the sticker sheet, so anything that is printed and cut in this manner can be stored on the sheet and then peeled up when you want to use it. The clear sticker material is surprisingly thick, almost like a transparency rather than the clear sticker material you are used to seeing on scrapbook stickers. This makers it much easier to maneuver and place correctly. There’s also some room for error in placement since it won’t really adhere until you burnish it down.

If you’ve never used Silhouette’s Print & Cut feature, check out this video to learn how it works:

Yes, it really is that easy. I’ve done it flawlessly every single time I’ve tried it, starting from the first time! If I can – you can. I’ve never wasted a sheet of media on a bad cut.

On the floral print box (on the right above), I opted for a fun print & cut tag by American Crafts. Once again, I measured to get a size that would be appropriate, and then I printed and then cut the file on plain white cardstock. Since the file was just a flower with no sentiment, I grabbed a stamp that said Easter Wishes and added it in an ink color that coordinates with the patterned paper.

To fasten the boxes I just used ribbon on one box, but on the other I used a strip of fabric with distressed edges that makes a great ribbon substitute. I received this a long time ago in a ribbon swap and had no idea what I was going to do with it, but held onto it through several purges because I really liked it. It was the perfect fiber for closing this box. Hoarding justified? That would be a scary thought.

Candy Bar Wrappers

The candy bar wrappers (which hold a 1.55oz Hershey bar) are a super-quick project and the possibilities for customization are endless. The cut file by Lori Whitlock comes with the circular element designed to be a ribbon slider but of course you can opt to leave it off if you’d like in favor of decorating the whole wrapper.

Easter Boxes SUSupplies: Silhouette Cutting File (3d Chocolate Candy Bar Sleeve by Lori Whitlock), Bazzill Smooth Cardstock (Kraft, Walnut Cream), Silhouette Clear Printable Sticker Paper, Silhouette Print & Cut File (Gentle Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, Peter Running by Beatrix Potter), Tim Holtz idea-ology Jute String.

I opted on this project to go for a more rustic old English country version of Easter: the simple kraft wrapper, earthy green twine, and the classic Beatrix Potter rabbit images. Like the Happy Easter logo on the box above, the Beatrix Potter images were printed and cut on the Silhouette clear sticker paper, after being sized in Silhouette Studio to the correct size for the ribbon medallions. Attaching them with the jute string was more in line with the rustic feel and was made easier by threading the string onto a yarn needle.

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Promotion + Giveway!

So, do you want Silhouette machine too? It’s a great time to get one! Silhouette is offering the following discounts from now until the 31st when you use our discount code UPDATE when you visit the Silhouette America store.

Get a Silhouette CAMEO® package for $269.99 (MSRP $357.92):

  • Silhouette CAMEO® machine
  • 1 package of temporary tattoo paper
  • 1 package of printable adhesive kraft paper
  • 1 package of printable adhesive gold foil
  • 1 package of printable adhesive silver foil
  • 1 package of printable white sticker paper
  • 1 package of printable clear sticker paper
  • 1 package of printable adhesive cotton canvas

OR

Get a Silhouette Portrait™ Package for $129.99 ($237.92 MSRP):

  • Silhouette Portrait™ machine
  • 1 package of temporary tattoo paper
  • 1 package of printable adhesive kraft paper
  • 1 package of printable adhesive gold foil
  • 1 package of printable adhesive silver foil
  • 1 package of printable white sticker paper
  • 1 package of printable clear sticker paper
  • 1 package of printable adhesive cotton canvas

Already have a machine? You can still use our promo code “UPDATE” to get 30% off all of Silhouette’s specialty media, like sticker paper, adhesive foil, cotton canvas, and tattoo paper!

Would you like to win a machine? We are giving away a Silhouette Portrait machine on our sister site, Craft Critique! Check it out!

To get these discounts, use promo code UPDATE when you visit the Silhouette America store.

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3 Responses to Silhouette Promo | Easter Candy Bags & Boxes

  1. KathyinMN March 21, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    Well holy cow, the candy bar boxes are stinkin’ cute. And the little tag around it? Genius. Thank you for sharing.

  2. virginia authement March 27, 2014 at 1:03 am #

    where are the directions to know what size to cut the 3-d chocolate candy bar sleeve by lori whitlock?

    • Nancy Nally March 27, 2014 at 1:07 am #

      If you cut the file the size it is designed at, it will fit the Hershey bar. You can literally click to open the file, throw a piece of paper on a mat, and cut it. No adjustment needed. Easy peasy! :)

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