Archive for March, 2015

Invites that will blow your mind!

11
Mar

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 🙂

Flutterby Flowers

02
Mar

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!

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