14
Jul

COMING SOON!

Something HUGE is coming to Grealish Greetings! Can anyone guess what it is?

10
Jul

Make these invites Part of Your World

… or make them part of your party! Being a long time Ariel fan, I was super excited when I found out that my niece, Novalee, wanted to have The Little Mermaid as her birthday theme this year! Hopefully these will help when your little one tells you that she wants a Little Mermaid party too:

The Little Mermaid party, Ariel svg, mermaid cutout, clam svg, beach, under the sea,cricut and silhouette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And to make things better… these were so easy and inexpensive to make! Just look below for tips and instructions on how to recreate these Ariel invites!

1) Download the CLAM SVG HERE:  

$2.00 Download Clam SVG (Does not include Ariel SVG)

2) DOWNLOAD THE ARIEL IMAGE AND SVG HERE FOR FREE: Click HERE for Ariel Print and SVG File

3) Cut your pieces, including your printed information piece

4) Glue purple shell on top of pink background shell, then glue information piece to inside of pink shell

5) Carefully apply a layer of glitter to the pink cutouts. Like s0:

Stickles Glitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
6) Attach Ariel with pop-up adhesives for more dimension

7) Enjoy your party and check back later for some more party ideas!

11
Mar

Invites that will blow your mind!

That’s right! These invites are explosive! At ease, soldier. They aren’t REALLY explosive… but I can see where someone can mistake these grenade invitations for the real deal. Yup! They are that good… just sayin’. Take a look for yourself:

 Grenade svg, cricut cutout, silhouette, army invitation, boys birthday, military, soldier

Grenade svg, cricut cutout, silhouette, army invitation, boys birthday, military, soldier

 I am just going to say this and hope no one gets offended…BADASS! Not just the way these invites turned out, but the fact that my nephew is so proud of his dad for being in the military that he wants to have it as his birthday theme- that is what is badass! Thank you “Brrrrrrriiiiiiiiiian” for you service- not just anyone could do it, I know I couldn’t! I suppose I am providing military wives with paper-craft projects, but that isn’t anywhere near heroic, is it? No. However, I hope you all still enjoy these invitations. Just download them below and follow the instructions to recreate these explosive invites.

Price: $2.50

Tips on cutting and assembling

1) These are not printable templates! You need proper cutting machines and software to use an .svg file, such as a cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot 2 or the Silhouette and it’s compatible software.

2) You also need to be able to print your own information. I set up all the texts for my invitations in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

3) Once you cut your pieces, simply glue them together. I scored the top of the dark grey piece so it would fold nicer once I glued it to the light grey piece. Then I glued the dark green piece on top of the light green piece. Then that goes on top of the dark grey piece. It’s also important to glue in your pieces with the text because the embellishments may get in the way if you wait.

4) Embellish it up! I used a small silver brad at the top left of the invitation. It serves no purpose, just adds some character. Next open up the small silver rings and weave them through the two holes in the upper right light grey piece. I found these rings in the jewelry section at Michaels and used mini pliers to open them. I also found the key rings that are attached to the small rings in the jewelry section at Michaels. Refer to the pics below to see what I am talking about:

Grenade svg, cricut cutout, silhouette, army invitation, boys birthday, military, soldierGrenade svg, cricut cutout, silhouette, army invitation, boys birthday, military, soldier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there you have it! Check back in a few weeks to get some decoration ideas that go along with these invites :)

02
Mar

Flutterby Flowers

You don’t need a man to buy you flowers, you can make them yourself! Plus, these ones will never die!

Flower invitations, butterfly invitations, flower svg, garden party, girls birthday, baby shower, cricut, silhouette

Flower invitations, butterfly invitations, flower svg, garden party, girls birthday, baby shower, cricut, silhouette

 Presh, right? I made these for my adorable niece who is turning 5 this year! She wanted a butterfly/flower birthday party and this is what I came up with (please keep in mind that they look so much brighter and cuter without the brown background- I am in the middle of moving so my camera equipment and set up is not easily accessible). Anyways, they are super easy to make and super easy to personalize with different colors and whatnot. Just download my .svg and follow the steps below.

$1.50 Flutterby Flower SVG Download

Tips on cutting and assembling

1) These are not printable templates! You need proper cutting machines and software to use an .svg file, such as a cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot 2 or the Silhouette and it’s compatible software.

2) You also need to be able to print your own information. I set up all the texts for my invitations in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

3) Once you cut your pieces, simply glue them together. The .svg file comes with 2 main flower pieces, one has small triangular cutouts on one petal. Score inbetween these cutouts so the petal will fold. Once folded glue the two main flower pieces together as shown in the following photos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Next step… keep gluing! Glue the yellow circle onto the front flower, and the stem onto the center of the back flower. Then glue your information pieces onto the inside of the flower:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower invitations, butterfly invitations, flower svg, garden party, girls birthday, baby shower, cricut, silhouette

5) Last step is to glue on a butterfly. I used butterfly clips that I found in the floral section of Michael’s. They had metal clips on the back but I cut those off so they would be easier to send through the mail. Keep in mind that you can use stickers and or scrapbooking embellishments. Also, switch it up with bees, ladybugs, snails… or whatever insect you desire.

Flower invitations, butterfly invitations, flower svg, garden party, girls birthday, baby shower, cricut, silhouette

 

And now for some party decoration ideas…

Well, since the theme is Flower/Garden/ Butterfly party- try to have it outside and flower it up! Use fun, bright colors!

girls birthday party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there you have it! Enjoy! One more thing…

Happiest Birthdays to the sweetest girl I know… Kenley Addison! Love you!

11
Jul

Let it go!

No really… let it go! That song is all I hear when I am at the park with my son. There are always a couple of little girls running around, pretending to be Elsa, and screaming that song at the top of their lungs! All I hear from my nieces is “Elsa this and Elsa that”. NEWS FLASH: Frozen is not the best Disney movie ever! And… Anna is WAY better than Elsa! There. I said it! The fact of the matter is that no Disney movie will ever be better than The Little Mermaid. I remember watching that movie everyday after I got home from kindergarten. I would sing along with every song and then later that night pretend to be a mermaid in the bathtub by crossing my ankles and flipping my legs about like they were my fins. Then I would go to bed with my Ariel blanket, which I still have and use today (even though it is paper thin now). Those memories fill me with happiness, until I remember the darkest day of my life. The day tragedy struck. The day the VCR ate my Little Mermaid tape. You may not find this very tragic because you are probably thinking, “No big deal. Couldn’t you have just had your mom go out and buy another one?”. Not so much. If it were only that simple. No, Disney had locked The Little Mermaid into its vault so it was nowhere to be found for many MANY years… sniffle….sniffle…

Okay, okay, okay. I took a moment to pull myself together. Now, even though WE may all be in agreement that Ariel is better than Elsa your little ones may not be, which ultimately means I still need to finish this post so you can have your very own frozen invitations that look like this:

handmade Frozen Elsa invitation, elsa svg, girls birthday party, snowflake, frozen cutout, cricut, silhouette cameo

handmade Frozen Elsa invitation, elsa svg, girls birthday party, snowflake, frozen cutout, cricut, silhouette cameo

Oooo lala! Your little ones are going to love these! And you are going to love me because I am giving you the .svg for free! Just click below to get the download and to view the tips on how to put yours together:

Click here to download your FREE Frozen Elsa Snowflake SVG

Tips on cutting and assembling:

1) These are not printable templates! You need proper cutting machines and software to use an .svg file, such as a cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot 2 or the Silhouette and it’s compatible software.

2) You also need to be able to print your own information. I set up all the texts for my invitations in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.

3) Once you cut your pieces, simply glue them together. I glued the white snowflake and the party information pieces directly onto the blue snowflake that opens, then glued the printed Elsa onto the circle. Then to give it some dimension, I used adhesive circles to pop up the circle of Elsa on top of the white snowflake.

4) It is hard to tell in my picture, but I used glitter glue on the tips of the white snowflake to add a little frost. You can’t go wrong with a little bit of glitter ;)

5) Enjoy your party! Look below for some easy party decorations and ideas!

Frozen Party Decorations and Ideas

1. Frozen Birthday Banner – just use the same snowflake .svg that I provided, circle cutouts, and string them together with fishing wire and tape. Easy Peasy!

2. Frozen Birthday Party Food – cups with ranch, carrots, and pretzels (melted olafs), blue jello (ice shards), strawberries dipped in white chocolate (frozen hearts), frosted upside down ice cream cones (snowy trees)

3. Frozen plates, napkins, cups are easy to find online or at party stores. Use empty tissue box with top cut off to store cutlery, print out frozen labels for water bottles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. “Some People Are Worth Melting For” banner. Use circles and the provided snowflake .svg to recreate this banner. Use glitter on the printed words to really make it shine!

 

5. Frozen Cupcakes- vanilla and chocolate with white frosting topped with images from the movie and handmade scallop/circle toppers on toothpicks

HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY to this little ice queen, Novalee! Aunt Ari loves you!

 

10
Mar

Attention Walmart shoppers… look elsewhere!!!

Most little kids whine and cry when their parents make them take a trip to the store.  However, my niece is not like other kids and is always on board to take a trip to Target.  She loves Target so much, she is making her 4th birthday party all about Target! Ummm… what? What kind of invitations am I suppose to make for this?

Target invitations, shopping cart svg, birthday party, handmade, cricut, silhouette

Target invitations, shopping cart svg, birthday party, handmade, cricut, silhouette

Ya.. I went there! I personally think it is pretty creative. So for all you Target lovers out there, download the shopping cart .svg here and get started!

Here is what you will need:

1) The shopping cart .svg - Click here for the Target Shopping Cart.svg

2) A cutting machine, compatible software that will work with the .svg file (I use to use the Cricut with Sure Cuts A Lot 2, but now I am using the Silhouette Cameo with the Silhouette Connect), and cutting accessories (mats, blades, etc.)

3) Paper, glue, and brads

Here is how to do it:

1) Cut and print all your pieces

2) Glue the pocket onto the back of the shopping cart, then glue that piece onto the shopping cart frame, then the Target sign onto the shopping cart

3) Use brads to put on wheels

4) Stuff the cart with the event information card

5) Send out your invitations and enjoy your event

Check out the following pictures for ideas on how to pull off a Target party:

Make signs like the ones you would see in Target and hang them up like so-

Target Birthday Ideas

Make Target name tags for your guests and put them on cups or have them wear them-

Top off your dessert and goody bags with Targets-

And top everything else off with red and white-

I hope these suggestions help! Now let’s take a moment to honor the birthday girl… my niece, Kenley Addison! Happy 4th Birthday, my nugget :)

05
Mar

The cutest dump you’ll ever make…

…dump truck, that is! My adorable nephew, Dax, is about to turn 2 and is obsessed with trucks of all kinds.  We decided to go with a construction truck theme for his upcoming birthday party and here is what we came up with…

construction invitations, dump truck svg, boys birthday party, cricut, silhouette

construction invitations, dump truck svg, boys birthday party, cricut, silhouette

What little boy wouldn’t like these? I don’t mean to toot my own horn but these are one of my favorite creations that I have made thus far.  I hope you enjoy them too.  And if you are interested in recreating these just download the dump truck .svg file and follow the steps/suggestions below:

 

$2.00 Dump Truck Download SVG

1) Download the dump truck .svg if you have not already done so.  Don’t forget you will need these essentials to turn that .svg into something you can actually use

- a cutting machine and compatible software (I use a Silhouette Cameo with Silhouette Connect Studios), along with cutting mats and other cutting accessories

- glue (I personally like this glue and use it on everything: http://www.michaels.com/Mono-Multi-Liquid-Glue/sb3906,default,pd.html?cgid=products-scrapbooking-adhesives)

2) Buy

-paper in whatever colors you desire (keep in mind that you can change the colors to make them girly as well)

- pop-up adhesives (this gives the invitation some depth)

- brads ( in whatever shape and color you want)

3) Cut your materials, along with your printed event information (you can make them as big or small as you like)

4) Glue

- Event information onto the dirt piece

- rims onto tires

- undercarriage onto truck

- top dump onto bottom dump

- pocket onto the backside of the bottom dump

5) Connect the wheels and dump to the undercarriage using the brads (this makes the invitation move all cute!)

6) Use pop-up adhesives to put on the wheel well on the front tire (again this just adds some depth)

7) Place the dirt piece with the event information into the pocket

8 ) Send out your invitations and enjoy your event

9) Check back soon for some party decoration ideas…

Construction/dump truck party decoration ideas

Construction party, dump truck, boys birthday

Use construction shapes for signs, bricks/blocks to display food items, construction cones and hard hats for some extra character.

Construction party, dump truck, boys birthday

Use Home Depot Aprons to display utensils and make DIRT CAKE for the main dessert!

Construction party, dump truck, boys birthdayConstruction party, dump truck, boys birthday

Use toy trucks to display food. Get creative… use long pretzels and label them as logs, chocolate doughnuts as tires :)

Construction party, dump truck, boys birthday

Get a construction themed pinata to match the rest of the party.

And make sure to wish the birthday boy or girl a happy birthday… HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAX!

08
Feb

You’ll eat these up you’ll love them so!

It’s time to get wild with these Where the Wild Things Are invitations:

Where The Wild Things Are invitation, handmade, svg, monster cutout, cricut, silhouetteWhere The Wild Things Are invitation, handmade, svg, monster cutout, cricut, silhouette

 Well? What do ya think? The real wild thing is that I made these for one of my besties that I have known since 8th grade and that is having a baby three weeks after me :) We get to be moms together! If you are into these scary monsters here is what you will need:

1) Click here to download the Where The Wild Things Are Monster SVG File for free!

2) A cutting machine, compatible software that will work with the .svg file (I use to use the Cricut with Sure Cuts A Lot 2, but now I am using the Silhouette Cameo with the Silhouette Connect), and cutting accessories (mats, blades, etc.)

3) Paper, googly eyes, glue, pop-up adhesives

Here is how to create the monsters:

1) Download the monster .svg

2) Print and cut your pieces

3) Glue nose onto face, then teeth onto mouth, then glue that piece below the nose

4) Glue on bigger hair piece and then googly eyes

5) Use pop-up adhesives and put on smaller hair piece

6) Glue on event information circles on the inside of the invite

7) Send out invitations and enjoy your event!

Check back later for additional Where The Wild Things Are .svg files that can be used for additional decorations….

 

 

 

08
Feb

These ARE the droids you’re looking for…

Robot invitation, baby shower, birthday, svg, cricut cutout, silhouette cutout, droids, handmade

 Click below for the robot in the first photo:  

$2.00 Download Robot 1 SVG

 

Robot invitation, baby shower, birthday, svg, cricut cutout, silhouette cutout, droids, handmade

Click below for the robot in the second photo:  

$2.00 Download Robot 2 SVG

Okay, okay, okay… so they are not C3PO or R2D2, but still pretty awesome! If you missed my last post, you missed the big announcement that I am going to be a mom in March :) It’s a boy! My husband and I decided to do robots and gears for the nursery theme, hence, the robot invitations for our baby showers ;) However, these invitations would be cute for a birthday party as well.  Just download one or both of the robot .svgs above to get started.

Got your .svg? Now what do you do? Here are some instructions and tips on how to make your robot invitations:

1) Download one or both of the robot .svgs if you have not already done so.  Don’t forget you will need these essentials to turn that .svg into something you can actually use

     - a cutting machine and compatible software (I use a Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot 2), along with cutting mats and other cutting accessories

     - glue (I personally like this glue and use it on everything: http://www.michaels.com/Mono-Multi-Liquid-Glue/sb3906,default,pd.html?cgid=products-scrapbooking-adhesives)

2) Buy

     -paper in whatever colors you desire (keep in mind that you can change the colors to make them girly as well)

     - googly eyes in whatever size you desire (I always say “Go big or go home” when it comes to googly eyes)

     - brads ( I was able to find some cool silver brads at Michael’s that look like screws)

 3) Cut your materials, along with your printed event information (you can make them as big or small as you like)

4) Glue

- Event information onto the robot body

- Hands onto arms

- Feet onto legs (or rollers/wheels onto legs depending on what .svg you went with)

- Head onto neck

- Eyes onto face

5) Connect the neck, legs, and arms to the robot body using the brads (this makes the invitation move so it can fit into envelopes and it’s just cute!)

6) Draw on a smile, eyelashes, or whatever you want (I like the chubby half-smirk, but that’s just me)

7) Send those droids out and enjoy your special event!

8) Check below for some party decoration ideas…

The following decorations were created by my sister, mom, and cousin. Enjoy!

 Honor your baby with his/her name on a banner that matches the theme:

Make your own robots with old food cans and thingamabobs then fill them with goodies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are robots made of? Gears, nuts, bolts, and screws! So top off your cupcakes with some edible ones:

 Decorate silver boxes like robots and fill them with treats for your party favors (we did chex mix):

 Change wall decor that doesn’t match into giant robots! Just wrap in silver paper and add a robot face:

 

That’s not all folks, but I am out of time for now! Check back soon for even more robot party ideas…

 

 

22
Jan

Somebody fire me!

Yikes! I haven’t posted anything new since September?! Shame on me! So sorry everyone.  I hate to make excuses but I have been very busy these past few months.  I got a new job, finished school, celebrated the holidays, and most importantly… have been getting ready for my first little one to arrive in March.  That’s right! I am pregnant! Almost 8 months along with a baby boy- Carson James Grealish :) Although this has been keeping me preoccupied the past few months and probably will be keeping me preoccupied for several upcoming months, I promise not to completely forget about you.  In fact, I will be creating and uploading many more files now that I will have my own child to make things for.  I no longer have to rely on my nieces, nephew, and friends’ children to give me reasons to create .svg files for you :) Stay tuned for a new post and .svg!

Meanwhile, take a gander at my lovely uterus and precious baby boy…

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