Monday Made It

Hey hey! It's time for another round of Monday Made Its.  Do you like how this has become a noun?
Now for my first Monday Made It-one of my very favorite gifts to make.
I made this for a friend to bring to a wedding shower.  Stick a couple of dish towels or recipes and cooking utensils in, and you've got the best gift ever.
I make the cutout on my Silhouette and then place it on the dish.  I use etching cream from Hobby Lobby.  I dab it on with a small foam brush.  It only takes 5 minutes to set.  Wash it well before removing the vinyl, and you're good to go.
Monday Made It #2 is something I have zero use for at this exact moment, but it was too cool not to share.
A friend of mine is decorating her classroom using a Dick and Jane/chalkboard feel and wanted some frames to go on her baskets.  I made her some frames (and I loved them so much I'm planning some chalkboard/back to school mini sets), but then I thought about what a HUGE pain it would be for her to cut them out.  I decided to see if my trusty Silhouette would come to the rescue.  And it did.  Of course.  Here's a quick video tutorial on how I used got my Silhouette to recognize a png file and then use the print and cut feature to cut it out.
Monday Made It #3 was inspired by my new luggage.  Let's take just a minute to admire it, okay?
I really love how the bag has this cover flap thing on the back, so you slide it directly on your rolling suitcase handle.  I threw the coffee cup in so you could see how big this bag is.  It's a beast which is great since I'm a chronic overpacker.  It came with a strap, too.  And it's pretty.

I loooooved the colors of this set, so I decided to make a mini set using similar shades.  You can find it in my TPT store.
Now you MUST head over to Tara's blog to see what she's got going on for her Monday Made It's.  Check out the linky to get more fun crafty ideas.


  1. What a thoughtful shower gift! That's just perfect! I'm in LOVE with your new luggage! I might need to be checking out some new Vera Bradley!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. I love your shower gift and the luggage is SOOO cute!!

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  3. What an awesome wedding shower gift. You are a whiz with the Silhouette!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  4. I SERIOUSLY need to invest in a Silhouette!!!! Everyone has posted the most creative things! I love your idea of the etching cream!!!!! SUPER creative!
    Mixing it up in Middle!

  5. Such a kind gift! LOVE your mini set and LOVE LOVE you luggage:)))))) Beautiful! Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

  6. I love that shower gift - the perfect dish to bring to a pot-luck : )
    Your chalkboard frames are awesome - but then I love all of your frames!!

  7. What a beautiful gift! Your mini set and the luggage are both gorgeous! How fun!!! I'm knee deep in wedding season. This past weekend featured three weddings and a shower all in one day. AHHHHH! I've got two more weddings July 4th weekend and then it's onto the baby showers!
    Pray for me!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  8. You are so've inspired me to buy some vinyl for Silhouette projects!

  9. I love your thoughtful shower gift!

    Fit to be Fourth

  10. OMG! Your VERA luggage is AMAZING!!!!!! I love Vera Bradley. It is so classy! Can't wait to get my new school bag soon.
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