Pirate Party!!

I finally got some pictures together of my little girls Pirate Party!  It was soooo much fun.  Each child got a hat, sword and a bandana to tie around their waist to hold the sword.  These are the party decorations that I made for it. I used Cricut cartridges: Birthday Bash (for the banner), Life is a beach (font, skulls & waves), Paper Doll Dress Up (pirate ship), Tags Bags Boxes and More (popcorn boxes), Create a Critter (palm trees & grass).  You could do this without a Gypsy but it made it much easier for getting the most out of my paper and posterboard.Image

I just love this map.  I found a picture online of a pirate map and liked alot of its features so I asked my husband if he could draw it.  We wanted to play a game of pin the X on the map.  I think that the map may have come from an imagine cartridge. Here’s my banner!

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This is the best picture that I have. It was a little hard to take since it is almost 6 feet long. Here are some close ups of the elements.  My little girl wanted blue bandanas on the skulls for the banner.

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Now for the cake.Image

The birthday cake! Yes, I used my cricut for this and I cut rolled fondant for the ships and cut gumpaste for the skull.  This was the fastest birthday cake that I’ve every put together.  I even had to re-cut the the skull since I somehow dropped it the morning of the party, ugh!  I had made it ahead and gumpaste dries hard so it shattered into a million pieces and my poor little one found them laying all over the floor and slowly began to pick them up.  She was sad :(.   Thank goodness for my cricut.  Out came the gumpaste and slapped it on my mat and cut another one in 10 minutes.  Luckly I had saved the file on my Gypsy!!  Supermom to the rescue.

The party favors were my next favorite thing to make.Image

I made popcorn boxes personalized for each child.  Luckly there were only four.  And then I made a few others with skulls wearing bandanas. I also made each child a booklet out of 3×5 note cards and used my awesome, wonderful totally cool Cinch V.2 to bind them.  (more on the Cinch story later, totally great customer service)Image

And because we had such a great time with our friends we can’t forget the thank you card.Image

Again, I used the skull and cross bones (are you getting the idea that, that was my daughters favorite part, well your right.  Hence the tragedy with the cake) to make the thank you cards.  I used my gypsy to hide the eye and nose cuts and then used my cricut to cut circles and then also cut the photos with the cricut.  Each child guest got a picture with my daughter in front of the treasure map and I circle cut those pictures for each of their thank you cards.  Everyone else is getting the one show here.  Like the cute skull.  Just to hide our little ones face a bit it won’t be on the actual card.Image

And this is just a little close up of the decorations I put on the treasure map to help tie in all the decorations.  Since I needed several little skulls I told the cricut to fill the page with them and I used the extras for confetti (a little idea I found on the web somewhere).

So we played pirate games, painted our own pirate treasure boxes, ate popcorn from personalized pirate boxes and had pirate cake! Over all an awesome party. I hope these ideas will give another little one joy.

Something New!

I decided to make something new instead of digging through tons of photos in hopes of trying to find pictures of previous projects.  This was definitely way more fun.  So today I made a couple of really cute purses that are actually gift card holders.  Though this shape card project can be found in other places  I first saw the idea on UTube at LiveLoveandScrap so go check hers out too. I’ll give more details at the end for those of you who would like to make them.

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Theses two purses both come from the Paisley Cartridge and I used K&Company Carolyn Gavin specialty paper stack.
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The blue flower was cut 2 times on the button feature pg. 41

The blue flower was cut 2 times on the button feature pg. 41

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The yellow flower was cut with the button feature pg. 47

The yellow flower was cut with the button feature pg. 47

The cute gift card feature.

The cute gift card feature.

Now for a few of the little details:

Cricut Paisley Cartridge Purse2 pg. 54 cut at 4.94″ I added two to my gypsy mat and then flipped one and welded them at the top to create my card base.

I then cut the purse again with the the floral print and glued its edges only to the base leaving the top unglued to create the little pocket for the giftcard.

I cut the rest of the layer pieces to fit the purse.

The button in the middle is also from Paisley pg.30 cut at .58″.  The blue flower is cut at 1.52″ and the yellow flower is 1.45″.

If you want to avoid seeing the cut lines hide them with your gypsy.  I didn’t use the flower that went with the purse and I offset my flowers so you would have seen seen the cuts in the body of the purse.

I had fun creating this cute card and hope that you will too.