Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pink and Turquoise Party Banner

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Banners are such a cute way to decorate for a party and are so easy to make.  I used turquoise and pink fabric with white polka dots and trimmed out triangles using pinking shears.  I sewed them together sandwiched in some pink bias tape. 


I made cupcake banners and letter banners to spell out my daughter's name.  I used the Cricut Sans Serif cartridge for the letters and the Cricut Alphabet for the cupcakes (which are made from felt).  This was a really quick project that made a big impact.  I definitely recommend these for party decorations or baby room decorations.  Hope you enjoy!

*REVISED 5/5/12- I am now selling banners in my Etsy shop!  I can make you a pink & turquoise one identical to this, or in other colors/fabrics.  I love custom orders.  :)



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pink and Turquoise Thank You Notes

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Matching thank you cards were the perfect way to use up the rest of my paper scraps and cupcake toppers, and of course they were necessary to say thanks to all our party guests!  I literally just took my scraps and made a variety of different card layouts, then added cupcake toppers to decorate.  I tried not to overthink them, which helped me get all of these done in about an hour. 


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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pink and Turquoise Hair Bows

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Some of our the guests for my daughter's Pink and Turquoise cupcake party were little babies, so I made them these hairclips as party favors.  The big kids got the ice cream cones filled with bubbles. 





Check out these other projects from the party:

Cupcake Toppers
Cupcake Invitations
Party-Themed Water Bottles
Make Your Own Cupcake Stands
Fabric Covered Party Hats
Cupcake Applique Shirt
Scrapbook Page and Frames





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Monday, February 20, 2012

Pink and Turquoise Frames and Scrapbook Page

Pin It Sorry I've been a little behind posting the rest of these pictures of my daughter's Pink and Turquoise cupcake party.  Getting back on track, I wanted to show you the entry table I set up for the party.  I decorated two wooden picture frames to include a picture of her at age one and a picture at age 2 to see how much she's changed in a year.  I also made a quick, basic scrapbook page using some of the matching paper scraps so that people could leave a quick message for her during the party.  I thought this would be a nice way for her to know who came to her party. 



For the frames I used some matching ribbon and more of the cupcake toppers to decorate.



Check out these other projects from her birthday party. Don't forget to come back in the next few days, there are still a few more birthday projects I want to share.

Cupcake Toppers
Cupcake Invitations
Party-Themed Water Bottles
Make Your Own Cupcake Stands
Fabric Covered Party Hats
Cupcake Applique Shirt


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Robot Valentine

Pin It I finally gathered enough cricut rewards (with the help of one of my neighbors!) to get a free cartridge, so I picked out the Robotz cartridge.  I knew these would be perfect for my nephews and other little boys we know.  I started out making a robot valentine for one of my nephews that I wanted to share. 


Isn't the robot cute?  I made him using teal, maroon, gray, black, and white cardstock, and added a small heart sticker on his screen to make him festive.  Here's the greeting inside:


I'm looking forward to making more with this cartridge.  Happy Valentine's Day!


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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cupcake Applique Shirt

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I love making appliqued shirts, as you can tell from these other applique projects.  So naturally I had to make one for my daughter's birthday that matched her colors and theme.  I picked up this long-sleeved shirt a while ago at Children's Place on their clearance rack for $3 and used some pink and turquoise polka dot fabrics for the top and bottom of the cupcake.  The cupcake was cut from the Cricut Alphabet cartridge.  This took all of about 10 minutes to do.  My kind of binge crafting!  Looks pretty cute with the party hat too, doesn't it?

Check out these other projects from her birthday party.  Don't forget to come back in the next few days, there's still more to come!

Cupcake Toppers
Cupcake Invitations
Party-Themed Water Bottles
Make Your Own Cupcake Stands
Fabric Covered Party Hats





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Friday, February 10, 2012

Fabric Covered Party Hats

Pin It Have you seen the adorable fabric-covered party hats in baby's first birthday photos or in boutiques?  I think they're adorable, but crazy expensive.  I've seen them for $20 or more!  These party hats were made entirely with things I had around the house already, but even if you bought the materials needed just for these projects, we'd be talking less than a dollar. 


Here's how I did this.  I started out by searching all over for tutorials on how to make these.  This tutorial from Tradewind Tiaras was very helpful (and tells how to make the tulle poofs at the top), but ultimately I found the online templates for the hats were too small.  I still had my daughter's (store bought) party hat from last year, so I just opened it up and traced it on poster board.  Perfect!

I sprayed the poster board with spray adhesive to put on the fabric, cut around the fabric leaving a 1/2 inch, then glued this down with a hot glue gun.  I used the glue gun again to hold these in place, as well as to add the various embellishments (ruffled ribbon, felt flowers and buttons, as well as the tulle).  I poked holes in them using a Crop-a-dial, then added ribbon to tie the hats on.  Aren't they adorable?

We sent these home with our little guests to use as princess hats or for their own birthdays.  Hope they, and you, enjoy them!

*UPDATE 5/5/12- I am now selling custom hats like these in my Etsy shop!  I would be happy to make you hats for your party in custom colors/fabrics.  Please contact me for more information.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Make Your Own Cupcake Stands

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I've seen so many cute ideas on Pinterest lately to make your own cake or cupcake stands.  Since I didn't have a cake stand and wasn't willing to pay $30 for one, I decided that making one- a few actually- would be a fun craft for my daughter's pink and turquoise cupcake party.  I found some light plywood circles and cylinder containers at AC Moore and used some turquoise and pink acrylic paint to decorate them.



(You can see the tray I used for my party themed water bottles in the bottom picture as well.)

After painting them, I glued ribbon around the edges of the circles and put them on top of the cylinders.  They made a cute addition to the birthday party display as well as being a place to put the cupcakes where they'd be out of reach of little hands.




I hope you're enjoying all of these party features, including the cupcake toppers, cupcake party invitations, and party themed water bottles.  Keep checking back this week and next for more!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Party Themed Water Bottles

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One of the cute trends I've noticed on some party blogs lately has been personalized water bottles.  These were incredibly easy to do for my daughter's pink and turquoise cupcake party, and they are super cheap.  I had all of the paper, so these really only cost me $1.88 for 12 water bottles.  I also bought a $5.00 wooden tray from AC Moore- $2.50 with a coupon- to put these on, which you can see below.  To make the water bottles, all I did was remove the wrapper from the water bottle, replace it with a 2" strip of paper, and add one of the cupcake topper embellishments I made.  This was probably the simplest, and definitely the quickest, craft I did for her birthday.  I may have to do these for all of my parties now.  They are just too cute. 


The tray I painted in a turquoise acrylic paint and then sprayed with satin finish so it was a little more glossy. I laid a piece of pink scrapbook paper inside as a liner, then lined up the water bottles on top.



Be sure to check out the cupcake toppers and the cupcake party invitations I made for my daughter's pink and turquoise cupcake party.  Stay tuned this week and next for more features from the party!





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Cupcake Party Invitations

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I made these invitations for my daughter's pink and turquoise cupcake party.  The "party" and cupcake were made from the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge, which is still my favorite.  "Party" was cut at 1.5 inches and the cupcake was cut at 3.75 inches.  I used a pink satin ribbon to add a little texture to the card.  This was an A2 card which opened to reveal the party information inside.  Hope you enjoy!

Be sure to check out the Cupcake Toppers from her party, and stay tuned this week and next for more party features! 




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Monday, February 6, 2012

Cupcake Toppers!

Pin It Hey everyone, sorry for the crafting absence, but I promise I'll make it up to you.  I have been CRAZY busy making crafts for my daughter's second birthday party which was held this weekend.  Now that it's over, I'm finally getting a chance to blog about everything I've been up to.  So this week (and probably a little of next), I'm going to feature this party and all of the crafts I did for the party.  The theme was a Pink & Turquoise Cupcake party, inspired by her love of cupcakes (she'd never even had one until her party, but she was still obsessed) and her girly love of pink. 

I've been following and reading a lot of party blogs in preparation for the party, and one of the trends in parties that I just love are cupcake toppers.  These are usually paper decorations on top of lollipop sticks or toothpicks.  I wanted to make some, and Cricut Craft Room made these sooo simple.


I used Cricut Craft Room and Cricut Craft Room basics to make the scallopped circle and plain circle.  I used Cricut Alphabet for the "J".  Cricut Craft Room made making these so simple.  I cut the scallopped circle at 1.75 inches, the plain circle at 1.5 inches, and the "J" at 1 inch.  The auto fill feature helped me use up all of my paper, and I was easily able to resize to cut from 8 1/2" x 11" paper.  I made a TON of these, some of which I used as cupcake toppers by attaching to lollipop sticks or toothpicks, but some of them I used in other party decorations as well.

Please check back in each day this week to see some of my other Pink & Turquoise party crafts and decorations! 

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