Friday, September 3, 2010

Little Mermaid Centerpiece

Here is a centerpiece I did for Man of the House's cousins daughters third birthday party! It was a Little Mermaid theme. I wanted to use my cricut but didn't have the princess cartridge that Ariel is on so I decided to use the Paper Doll Dressup cartridge but didn't like how the mermaid turned out. So off I went to my local scrapbook store and just bought a sheet of Little Mermaid stickers (made by Sandylion). I placed each sticker on white cardstock and folded the cardstock in half so I would have a back and front so you wouldn't see the skewer. (Hope that made sense!!) I painted the skewers Pool Blue and then attached the sticker and cardstock to the front and then just the cardstock to the back using the trusty glue gun and some foam squares. The blue pail and filler paper (which I already had on hand!) were from 2 different shopping trips @ Target and I must say it matched perfectly!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

August 2009

Yup, August 2009 is the date I decided I wanted a blog to share all the creative and amazing crafts I do! Then I realized I didn't have many pictures of the creative and amazing crafts that I've made because well, I hadn't made many creative and amazing crafts!! Hahaha . So I let my blog sit for a year without any posts! Now I'm back without any creative and amazing crafts to share but I promised myself I would change that! I'm sure somewhere on one of my many memory cards I can come up with something to get me started! So here it is...kid of the house's second birthday party. He was in love with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so that was the theme. His birthday is in October which I love for the simple fact that pinata candy is super cheap! I decided on the theme in April. (I like at LEAST six months planning time so I can get things done and keep an eye out for cheap deals on things!) Sooo my birthday is in May and my amazing mother (and father) bought me Mickey and Friends and Mickey Font cricut cartridges!! Yay mom, you're the best! Then I got to work!

This is the birthday party invite. I wanted it to look like the Mickey Mouse ears you buy at Disneyland! I don't have Cricut Design Studio so I cut out the Mickey hat on the font cartridge and traced it onto a 12x12 sheet of black cardstock folded in half. Thank you to man of the house's cousin for coming over to help trace and cut! The Mickey head (face) is also cut from the font cartridge.

Mickey Mouse Centerpiece

Minnie Mouse Centerpiece
(Missing her name! Not sure where it went!)

Pluto Centerpiece

Donald Duck Centerpiece

Daisy Duck Centerpiece

Goofy Centerpiece

All the cans for the centerpieces are from the Dollar Spot @ Target! Oh how I love Target! Target didn't have a yellow can so the man of the house spray painted a pink one yellow for me. The heads for the characters are from the Mickey Font cartridge. The full characters, names, and 2 extras per character were all from the Mickey and Friends cartridge.

This was the party favor for all the kiddos. Mickey Mouse fruit snacks, Animal Crackers, Bubbles (6 pack from the .99 cents only store that I found in April! I just cut white cardstock the size of the label and mod podged it on then added Mickey stickers), Mickey crayons (4 crayons in a box/12 boxes in a package. $2.99 @ Party City) and MMC Character notepad (12 in a package. $2.99 @ Party City)

Party favor all put together. I used clear bags from Target (20 for $1.99.) Red cardstock dry embossed with tiny dots and then the Mickey shape from the fonts cartridge. Oh and the filler paper was found at Michaels on clearance...wish I bought 20 bags of it instead of just 2! What was I thinking?