Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Carnival Birthday Signs and Banner

My son had a carnival birthday party last summer.  I made tons of signs with the help of my Cricut, Cuttin Up cartridge, and Plantin School Book cartridge.

I also used my 12 x 24 mat since the letters were so large.  I got the big mat as one my Cricut rewards purchases.  I use it so much!  It is really convenient to put all the cuts on that size mat in my Gypsy and cut it all at once.  Huge time saver!

For signs:
Cuttin Up for all letters: 
-CARNIVAL cut at 5 in., Welcome... cut at 3.5 in.
-Prizes cut at various sizes from 7.5 to 6 in.
-Popcorn/Hotdogs cut at 4 in.
-Borders cut at 3.35 in by 23.21 in.  (I just used two sheets of 12 x 12 placed right next to each other on the 12 x 24 mat.
-Cardstock and striped red paper is Recollections from Michaels

I also made all the signs for the games (not pictured) such as the Ring Toss, Face Paint, and Bean Bag Toss.

Lastly, I made a very easy banner using the Birthday Bash cartridge.  Sorry I don't have a close-up picture.  

For the banner:
Red Scallop from Birthday Bash Font feature which has a scallop banner with an inner circle cut on striped Recollections paper.
Letters cut using font from Birthday Bash
Yellow balloon cut from Create-a-Critter

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Birthday Photo Banner

My youngest daughter just had her 1st birthday!  I wanted to share a quick party decoration I made the night before the party.  I selected one of my favorite photos from the past 12 months (1 per month) in order celebrate how much she has changed and grown.  I saw a similar banner on Pinterest, but I wanted to use a Cricut cut to back the photos.  

The mats for the photos came from Elegant Edges.  It is my favorite one on the cartridge.  The photos were cut at 4 x 4.  The mats were cut at about 5.5. I only got 4 mats on one 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.  

I kept them pretty simple.  Her theme was owls.  I think they would have looked cute with little owls on some of the photos or at each end, but I ran out of time before the party.  I was still happy with it though because we were so focused on her cute pictures and how much she had grown:)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thank You! How Exciting!

Today was such an exciting day!  I was so honored to be featured on Fantabulous Cricut today!  It is such an awesome blog filled with great ideas, and I am thrilled beyond words they spotlighted my little blogspot!  Thank you Arin!!  Thank you everyone for all your sweet comments and for signing up for email updates!  I can't wait to share more with you all!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Day Candy Cards

 I could not wait to make these Valentine's Day cards for my daughter and son's classes.  I had been dying to try out my new Create-a-Critter 2 cartridge, and I recently purchased my first set of My Craft Spot stamps.  These stamps came from the Build a Valentine set....LOVE IT!  It is great for boys and girls, and as you can see I couldn't just stick with one stamp.  I had to use a lot of them!!

For card:  Cut a 6 x 3 rectangle and score/fold at 3" to form a 3 x 3 card
Place white 2.75 square mat on front and inside right cover
after taping bakers twine underneath.
Create-a-Critter 2 cartridge-critters cut at 2" to 2.25"
My Craft Spot-Build a Valentine stamp set
small clear bags
Recollections card stock
bakers twine
For candy:  After filling bag with a small amount of candy, it was a little too wide for the card.  I folded it lengthwise a little more.  I then folded the top over the inside white mat (letting it stick to the ATG tape on the back side of the white mat) before gluing the mat down.  This allows the bag to be sealed behind the mat and hang down.

I'm entering these Valentine's cards in the following challenges:

My Craft Spot-Monday Challenge #85 - Valentine's for kids!