Mini Candy Dispensers

Yesterday I spent almost the entire day in my craft room, getting a little more acquainted with my Silhouette Cameo. I've had it for several months now, and I pretty much only know the basics. I'm such a visual learner that looking at an instruction booklet is maddening. I decided to just play around and see what I could and couldn't do. Wow this machine is amazing!! 

I started with a candy dispenser cut file. The original template creates a candy dispenser about 5" high by almost 2-3/4" wide, and here is what I created:

Kerin-sylvester-dispenser-1

You would not believe how simple it was to put this together! It kind of looks in the picture like my paper is lifting, but that's because I chose a DSP with raised pink circles, so the part that looks like it's lifting is actually the middle of a dot 😉

So then I got to thinking I would like it a little smaller. I love to make little treats for my niece and nephews for holidays, but my sister would *kill* me if I gave them treats filled with this many hershey's kisses!!! Since I had never tried resizing a cut file I gave it a whirl, and the second one I came up with is about 4-1/8" tall and 2" wide.  Here is that one:

Kerin-sylvester

You know what would have been a good idea?? To put something in the picture that shows the scale a little better 😉 Well, you can see that this one is filled with m&m's instead of hershey's kisses, so that helps. Still, there are a LOT of m&m's in there, so I may have to go with an even smaller version next time to keep my sister's children from sugar overload. 

There are thousands upon thousands of designs in the Silhouette online store. I should have browsed around there more when I first got the machine!! I was thrilled to find (and buy of course) cut files for circles, squares, rectangles…voila I'll never search for the perfect size again, I'll just have my Silhouette cut it for me!!

Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 I hope you had some time to get crafty this weekend!!

 

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