Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dump Truck party!

My son will be turning 2 next month so I have been racking my brain on what "theme" to use. I received a birthday party catalog in the mail and started getting lots of ideas. Then the idea hit me to plan the party for this coming weekend as my mother-in-law would be here visiting us and she would enjoy being able to be at his party. So last week I started making the invitations followed by a birthday banner! I am really pleased with how everything turned out, and can't wait to have his party this weekend!

Front of invite
 Back of invite
 "Jacob" part of banner
 Close-up of dump-truck with letter attached
 "Happy" portion of banner
 "Birthday" portion of banner (please excuse the missing tires on the first truck, I missed that one, and still need to cut some more out)

Items used:
  • White cards cut at score mark
  • Mickey and Friends, and Mini Monograms cricut cartridges
  • Yellow, Black, red card stock as well as red patterned paper 
  • black, white and silver gel pens
  • adhesive
  • twine
  1. I started by printing the "Jacob is turning 2, and you are invited" and the information on the back of the card using my computer and printer. 
  2. I then cut the cards in half at the score mark so I could have 2 invites per card base
  3. I then cut the dump-truck from the Mickey and Friends cartridge at 3 inches using yellow textured card stock, I also cut the black part of the dump-truck and wheels using black card stock also at 3 inchs.
  4. I then assembled the dump-trucks and used the gel pens to add the stitching. I used the silver pen to write "Party Time" on the truck. 
  5. Before adhering the dump-trucks to the card stock, I cut the red patterned paper to fit across the bottom of the cards, and used my ATG gun to adhere them together. I also tied the twine around the card and made the bow be on the side with the party information.
  6. I then used foam 3-D blocks to adhere the dump-trucks to the card to give them some pop!
For the banner:
  1. I cut the dump-truck at 3 inches and the tires. 
  2. I cut the letters from Mini Monograms at 3 inches. I really liked the letters with the cutouts, so that is what I went with. 
  3. I adhered the letters using the 3-d foam squares. 
  4. I then tied the trucks together using twine.
Well I hope you enjoyed this project, and I can't wait to see it all up at the party on Saturday. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

The sun will come out tomorrow

My good friend Brooke had to put her cat down last weekend suddenly. Her cats are like her kids so this has been really hard on her. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a card to make her. Today I picked up two new cartridges (Kate's ABC's and Paper Doll Dress Up) and loved the cat options on Kate's ABC's. This is what I came up with for her card!

Front of card
Inside of card
Back of Card
Front of envelope

 Back of envelope

Items used:

  • DCWV card base 
  • brown card stock 
  • light purple card stock
  • twine
  • stamps (all from Pink by design) and ink
  • foam 3-d adhesive
  • 1.5in sticker maker 
  • Cuttle bug with border folder 
I cut the cats and yarn base at 3 inches. I took the yarn cut-out and ran it through my sticker maker, but make the top side sticky so the twine would stick to it. I then took my twine and ran it along it until it was fully covered. I then attached the cats using the 3-d foam adhesive squares.

Next I stamped "The sun will come out tomorrow" in silver, but didn't think it showed up enough, so I stamped it again with black ink. I really like the effect that the double colors made, so in the end it all worked out! I then stamped the inside and the back.

Since the card base comes with a white envelope, I picked a border embossing folder to give the envelope something extra to help jazz it up.
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