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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 Flowers 

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) 


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Minnie Mouse Straw decor…..

I used my Cameo Silhouette 3 but you can just cut out the templates by hand if needed. As a newbie I must say it took me a few attempts to get the design right. But using my Cameo Silhouette made this so much easier.


Depending on your design you may need to adjust your settings so I recommend cutting one at a time until everything fits perfectly.


This is the template I made on the Cameo Silhouette software. The Minnie outline is about 2×2″ and the cut lines inside Minnie are about 1.5cm’s. Minnie’s bow is 1 inch long and about 2cm’s in height. For Silhouette users, The blue line represents what the scketch pen will draw in and the red lines will be cut.

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The first set of ears and bows I made were too small to fit in the straw so I had to go bigger. This is why I recommend making one at a time and make sure the cuts will fit the straw your using before you make a lot of Minnie ears. Then proceed with the bow. If using computer software, all you have to do is stretch out the designs until they fit with what your working with.

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This template can also be used for cupcake toppers using a toothpick. You will just need to decrease the cut lines inside of the Minnie template. Good luck on your creations!