Good Tuesday Tutorial morning to you! This is Lisa. Yes, you get me back to back. Hope you liked the sponged cloud tutorial and free templates. If you are wondering what I'm talking about here's the link to my last tutorial SPONGED CLOUDS.
Today I am showing you ways to use two of the latest SVG files for the holidays.
I'll show you how a tip for making this LANTERN SVG into a real Lantern.
And how to make an advent for your children and friends using this adorable CHOO CHOO TRAIN SVG.
This is the yummy recipe I am sharing with you today. You have to try them. They are so easy to make and sooooooooooo yummy. Everyone will love them. Kids will love to help. They work perfectly for gift giving and filling your handmade treat containers.
ROLO PRETZEL TREATS
Waffle Shape Pretzels
Preheat oven to 300. Place Pretzels on baking sheet. Top each pretzel with an unwrapped rolo candy. Bake in oven for 3 minutes. Quickly remove from baking sheet to cold waxed paper lined baking sheet. Top each with another pretzel pressing down. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes (they should not be shiny). Place in air tight container. Store at room temp.
NOW ONTO OUR ADVENT CHOO CHOO.
We'll start with making these so cute little tags for your advent Choo Choo. All you do is size these tags to the size you want, mine are 3/4 x 1 1/4 using this new color digital image CHRISTMAS CUTIES TAGS. I printed them out on COTTONBALL WHITE CARDSTOCK. I just insert the image I want into Microsoft Word. Then I right click on the image to see the size of it. I select size and it tells me the size. So cool. I love these too besides them being soooooo cute, but you can cut right along the tag outline. How cool is that!
I wrote in the numbers 1 - 24! You can use these as dates or as a count down.
I made this tag for Christmas Day using the digital image CHRISTMAS CUTIES COLOR. I made my tag in Microsoft publisher. It allows me to put images close together. My tag is about 1/2 by 2".
Now just tie on your tags using STRAWBERRY JAM DIVINE TWINE (8" long for each for my candies I used...Andes Peppermint Crunch candies).
Now I filled my assembled CHOO CHOO TRAIN SVG with my advent candies and tags. I put the Merry Christmas one in first in the passenger car up to 15 then started with 14 in the locomotive and finished with candie 1 on the top for pulling each day keeping with the dates of the month.
Now for my tip on turning this LANTERN SVG into a real lantern (using a battery candle of course)
Place score tape close to the inside and outside edge. This is necessary because the vellum will buckle if you don't adhere close to the inside edge and you need to adhere close to the outside edge so when assembling the box, it will be secure.
When assembled completely place a battery candle tea light or votive. I got mine at JoAnns. It even flickers like a real candle. Please note my sample is bigger than yours will turn out. Why? I used the pdf file that came up in my cutting program by mistake and it came out bigger. The top and bottom did not fit because of it and I had to make these myself. So these trees fit perfectly on mine because of the size difference. I used the digital image PAPER TREES (pre-colored).
FOR MORE INSPIRATION
This lovely version of the lantern is by Stacy Morgan. She also designed these templates. Isn't she a clever girl! Her tag is using ANTIQUE ORNAMENTS.
Here is Stacy's Christmas Train. Decorated with HOLIDAY NUTCRACKERS.
Stacy's Birthday Choo Choo is absolutely adorable! Banners are from BIRTHDAY PARTY.
Jan Hunnicut shows you more ways to use this digital image CHRISTMAS CUTIES TAGS
I hope you feel inspired with ideas for the holidays. If you did not catch Kathy Dunnegan's special holiday tutorials on Thanksgiving and Black Friday here are the links:
Thank you for checking out my tutorial today. Please share your creations you made using these tutorials. I'd love to see. Come back and leave a link in the comments. I LOVE COMMENTS! :)