Sugary Sprinkle Sticks – Silhouette America Blog

Sugary Sprinkle Sticks

Hello, Friday! It’s time for another giveaway winner & a new shape challenge. Our giveaway winner from last week is ‘B-Fab’ {love that name btw!}.  { please email me at blog@silhouetteamerica.com and include your silhouette account email address so we can issue the prize credit to your account! } There was such a great response to the font challenge and so many inspiring ideas, thanks for sharing!

Now, for this week’s challenge shape… banner, tags and backgrounds.

 As some of you know, I have a love for anything party related, so of course I went that direction with this week’s challenge shape. Sometimes it’s just the small details, like a tag or label, that take the ordinary to something kind of adorable and unique. This shape, with all of it’s pieces to mix and match, is perfect for those last minute details…
Now, the paper straws with sprinkles inside are totally functional just as they are, but they aren’t nearly as cute without the tiny tag.

Wondering what sprinkle sticks are? 🙂 I wouldn’t blame ya! I kind of made them up as I went along, but they are super easy to make and are a fun way to have your guests add their own edible sparkle to cupcakes or ice cream treats. To make them, seal one end of a paper straw, {I used my tiny attacher} fill with edible sparkle then seal off the other end and add adorable tag. With the 4th of July around the corner I went with a patriotic theme, but how fun would these be at a gender reveal? Fill them with either pink or blue sprinkles depending on what you are having, then have everyone at the party tear them open at the same time!

I can’t wait to see what you all create with this week’s challenge shape!

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For this week’s challenge, I decided to do something a little bit different and try a mixed media project.  I have really been trying to make sure that my daughter knows that I want her to follow her dreams.  I want her to know that she can do anything.  I hung the canvas in her bedroom as a little reminder that I am rooting for her!
I cut out a bunch of tags, used some circles for a stencil, and the banner shape was the perfect home for my title.  I had so much fun building up the layers of the canvas with paint, tissue paper, a bit of gesso and all of the pieces that I cut from this week’s shape {there are eleven – what a bargain!}  Sometimes it’s fun to just let go, have fun, and get a little messy!  Here are some of the details:
I created the clouds by layering some of the labels together in Silhouette Studio, welding them, and then I used my knife tool to flatten out the bottom.  I love taking shapes and using them in unexpected ways.

Lauren Heperi

Lauren is the blog editor and copywriter at Silhouette America. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and avoiding the gym. She is a member of the Professional Sleepers' Association and never leaves home without forgetting to lock the door at least twice.

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19 comments

  1. I love the sprinkle sticks idea! How fun!

  2. Both idea’s are totally brilliant!!! Well done girls!!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I always want to see what the winner made. Can you include a picture of their project? Thanks for the fun challenges.

  4. That is such a great idea! I agree, how cute this straw project would be for a gender reveal party. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

  5. Just got my new Silhouette Portrait and I can’t wait to try it!
    Susan

  6. Hi Jeana, love your sprinkle sticks! What’s an attacher? I’m not a scrapbooker, I’m guessing it’s something used in that craft? Thanks for all of your great ideas!

    1. It is a mini stapler with staples that are 1/4 inch long. It’s made by Tim Holtz/Idea-ology. HTH!

  7. The canvas is gorgeous!

  8. Fun idea!

    Here are the tags I made (first project ever with my new Portrait!)

    tags

    1. Woohoo! Very cute! Hope you are loving it!

  9. What brilliant ideas – and a great suggestion for the reveal sprinkle straws – shame I had my children a long time ago – and back then I wasn’t crafting and the internet barely used lol…

    Love the ‘dream’ project – I want to get into mixed media more and incorporate my Cameo in to projects. I hope your daughter fullfils her dreams too.

    Paula x x x

  10. Happy Monday! I emailed this week’s submission.

    Thanks!
    Stacy

    1. Your cupcake toppers turned out super cute 🙂

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