Crafts, Party Supplies, Uncategorized

Going all out!

This past weekend I was thrilled to get a big order for babyshower decorations. This order included a floral backdrop, photo frame and photo props. 

This babyshower had a garden/tea party theme which included light pinks and beige with some gold. Initially we were going to go with a curtain backdrop to go with the flowers. 

Luckily, I had access to a roll of artificial grass and I wanted to go for the grass backdrop. It’s really easy to have all the visions and ideas πŸ’‘ but once you start putting it all together, it’s a lot of work. 

I purchased two 4’x8′ foam boards from The Home Depot (I ended up just using 1). I also purchased heavy duty adhesive to glue the artificial grass onto the foam board. Please be aware that most of these adhesives recommend a 24hr period to “cure”. Luckily I started early and I placed my foam board, with the adhesive and artificial grass, in the sun which cut down the time it took to “cure”. 

 

I used a frame made of PVC pipes and zip ties to hold the foam board. Also, I added bricks to the back legs of the frame for extra support. The curtains helped hide the piping and the edges of the foam board. 

After that, it was pretty easy to attach the paper flowers. I just used floral pins and it held together really well. 


I used some of the same colors for the photo props and the floral photo frame. They complimented the theme pretty well. 


I’m not surprised at all that I challenged myself to do this type of backdrop. However, I’m definitely not going to start building a backdrop the day before. Lol. I literally worked all day from morning to night on this thing. Thank God it came together as well as it did. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™‚

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Crafts, Small Business

Managing my Workload….

These past two weeks have been amazing. I have officially experienced my first order overload. I have to be totally honest here, I freaked!! Lol. I literally lost track of my days, I thought my biggest order was due but turns out I still had a week to prepare. I think I had my first mini panic attack, no Lie!!


It’s not easy managing every aspect of your business. I had to find the time to catch up on my paperwork. I still need to organize receipts. I’m blessed to be this busy right now πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ



For me, it was a bit scary to start a business. I had many doubts and concerns. I was scared to invest money into something I wasn’t sure would pay off, but it’s definitely something I love doing. 

So I am thankful for every single order I get. Which is why I continue to try and improve in areas I’m not πŸ’―% satisfied with.  Hopefully, it’s enough to make this journey last just a bit longer. πŸ˜€

 Thanks for taking the time to look through my blog, feel free to subscribe!! πŸ’‹πŸ™‹πŸ½πŸ₯‚

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Fancy Office Pens

Have you ever walked into an office and seen a flowerpot full of those cute pens with the fake flowers on them?  I’ve been wanting to create these flower pen sets to add to my Etsy shop. 


This past week I took advantage of all the back to school sales and stocked up on pens. I used rhinestones and neutral colored paper which are both sold at Michael’s. 


I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 to cut out the petals. After I assembled the flower onto the pen, I used washi tape instead of the green floral tape to wrap around the pen. 


I still need to finalize all the details regarding how the sets will be sold and also take proper pictures. Hopefully, I can have this up by the end of next week. 

Thanks for stopping by πŸ’‹β€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ½πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’»

*Custom orders are always welcome. 

Crafts, Party Supplies, Uncategorized

Mermaid Highchair Banner…

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Mermaid themed birthday’s are in right now and I finally got around to making my version of a highchair banner. I grew up on Disney films such as The Little Mermaid and I knew that I wanted my mermaid to beΒ the one and only Ariel for this project.

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I started off with the blue and gold pennants using my Cameo Silhouette 3 cutting machine. Then I added the red cardstock to make Ariel and the letters for my seashell.

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Everything on this banner was layered on. You can imagine how tedious it is to glue on those thin strips of gold glitter paperΒ to the cardstock. I’m very careful not to leave any visible glue residue, I use a scraper to remove any glue that sticks out.

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I’m working on my photography skills, so I really have to practice my staging. But, I think with more practice I’ll be getting there. Pretty soon I will be able to have content just as good as the best of them hahaha. Watch out world!!

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As always, thank you for stopping by!!

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Crafts, Party Supplies

Minnie Mouse Highchair Banner

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Aren’t first birthdays just extra special?? Of course they are. First of all, a birthday bash is costly and the host enjoys it the least! Because of this, many people (including myself) only throw big birthday parties for milestone birthdays…first birthdays included.

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This banner is shorter than what I usually make because this is intended to be used on a highchair. It’s about 24” for the length of the pennants and has an additional 11” of ribbon on each side. All of the shapes were cutout using my Cameo Silhouette 3 machine.

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The number can be customized to all ages, and the ribbon can be made longer for a larger hanging area. The colors go beautifully together and I really like using glitter paper because it pops out in photo’s.

This item is now available on my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/Jazelle86/listing/535293722/minnie-mouse-first-birthday-highchair?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1501962143061

Thank you so much for stopping by. Follow me on Instagram for special sneak peeks at projects I don’t always post here: #Jazelle86.

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DIY Photo Frame…

For those of you that follow me on Instagram @Jazelle86, you saw the sneak peek of this project I started last week.

I started off with a poster board I bought at Michaels during their 2 for $3 sale. Then I used a blade to cut out the frame. Β I left 2” on each side and 6” on the bottom. After my frame was cut out, I used gold spray paint on both sides and let dry overnight.


I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 to cut out the banners, letters, vines and Minnie shape. Most of the flowers were made by hand. I even painted some paper to get the coral colored roses.

I started off gluing the letters to the banners and then I placed those on the poster board first with hot glue. Then I added the Minnie pinwheel followed by the flowers, vines and leaves.


The photo frame looks amazing with the flash because it stands out and shimmers in your photo. These pictures were all taken with an iPhone so it would closely resemble what it would look like in real life and not a professionally staged photo shoot.

Thank you for stopping by, catch ya next time. πŸ’‹

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Canvas Art

Michaels had a sale on their canvas packs today and I went in on it!! πŸ˜‚


So of course I put my Silhouette Cameo straight to work and started cutting some vinyl. My first piece is for a makeup room or a makeup πŸ’„ area. I really like the lashes and lips πŸ‘„. Soo cute!

Next, was a piece I’ve been wanting to make and finally got the chance to. This “Home” piece resembles the sleeping beauty castle in Disneyland and I thought it was really cute for all the Disney freaks out there. 


As you can see this is not a large canvas, I chose the smaller size because I wanted to try this out before I created larger pieces. This is about 8’x10′, but it looks really nice combined with other photo frames the same size. 


I even added a new vinyl decal to my machine!!  Lol. It was a really fun project… check out my Etsy store (Jazelle86) to view some of my items that are for sale. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you soon. πŸ’‹

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Wonder Woman Frame…

   

@Silhouette.usa created a contest and each participant was able to share a Wonder Woman project via Instagram in order to gain an extra entry.  I created a Wonder Woman frame for a coffee station/bar. 


The Silhouette Studio recently changed the whole look in the latest update. So during the first step, which is the design phase, I had to learn where everything was. I’m glad I took on this project because I got to practice with the new software display. 


Next, I had to figure out which colors I would go with. I knew that I wanted to use a pattern and it had to be yellow or gold. Luckily I had this lemon wedge pattern and it paired nicely with the darker colors.  I had an old white bordered frame that’s got some texture and imperfections so it gives the frame a grungy look. 


The finished product! (Above)


This is a cute little addition to the coffee station/bar. It fits nicely since the frame itself is small, roughly about 8’x10′ in size. Hopefully I win a little something in the contest. Wish me luck!! 😁

Thanks for stopping by!! ✌️

Crafts, Godzilla, Party Supplies, Uncategorized

Godzilla Birthday Theme…

IMG_6028 A few years ago, before I had my cutting machine, my son asked me for a Godzilla themed birthday party. I was like “sure, ok”. But I was really thinking “why can’t they pick a theme that’s easy to find at a local party supply shop”? Luckily a friend of mine, who has the Cricut, was able to help. She made a banner and a photo prop. It just adds that extra touch so everything comes together.

Since I got my Cameo Silhouette, I’ve been making all kinds of crafty messes in my living room. I recently had some spare time and started an Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jazelle86. I wanted to make a Godzilla birthday bundle because I know that there are other Mother’s out there who are looking for ideas on how to make this theme a reality.

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I decided to go with a Godzilla silhouette. I think that the silhouette keeps the image and color scheme simple. In my bundle, I include the following:

  • Birthday Banner
  • (2) Pinwheels
  • (2) Circle Garlands
  • (24) Cupcake Toppers + (1) Godzilla Cupcake Topper for the birthday boy. (image not included).

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I was pretty happy with the finished product. Hopefully there’s a child out there who will be able to enjoy this for his birthday in the future. What do you guys think?

 

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Paper FlowersΒ 

I absolutely love paper flowers. They are time consuming, but fairly easy to make. All you really need are scissors, glue, and paper. I used my cutting machine for the center of the flower and for the leaves. But you can cut all of these by hand if needed.


Paper flowers make for amazing party/home decor. A large flower requires about 17 sheets of 12×12 inch paper. The paper flower shown above is a medium sized flower and took about 7 sheets of 12×12 inch card stock paper. It’s safe to say that a small flower would require about 3 sheets of 12×12 inch paper.

Adding leaves/stems really does enhance the look of your designs. This is more practical for home decor since you will usually use less flowers then you’d use for an event. For event backdrops, adding a couple of leaves usually works best.

The centers for your flower will vary in size and design. They are typically added as the final touches. Without the centers, your flowers will look empty and most likely have a huge gap in the center. So do plan on using a center for your flower.


^^^ New Years Backdrop 2017 made by yours truly. (No, that is not a cigar. It’s a cookie)