Thursday, December 15, 2011

Skating Party ideas

This year my girls wanted to have a skating party together.  Since their birthdays are only 6 days apart, I gladly agreed to it!  I made their cakes using one of the new Wilton cake pans.  My youngest wanted a pink skate of course, and my oldest wanted blue.  They turned out really cute.  Here are the cakes....

We had a lot of fun making their invitations.  I got the skate from the Nifty Fifties cart.
We used DCWV glitter paper for the scalloped addition.

We used stickles for the laces.  Much easier than glueing all the little pieces on.

I used the Polka dot cuttlebug folder for "party time".

The funnest thing we made for the party was the favors.  Instead of goodie bags, we opted to make chocolate suckers.  I went on and found some roller skate candy molds.  I made a sucker holder with round floral foam.  I glittered it pink, blue, and silver.  I used spray adhesive.  This worked great.  But oh what a mess!  Next time I'll do this outside and not in the garage!
The kids loved the suckers and the party.  It was a great success.  It is really nice that you can find roller skate molds and shapes on the cartridges.  It makes it so easy to plan a great party!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Using Vinyl for Christmas Gifts

I have had so much fun making Christmas gifts with my cricut and vinyl this year.  I have lots of pics to share with you of my creations.  The best was the ornaments that I made for my son's travel baseball team.  The boys and their parents loved them and it is such a fun keepsake.  It was easy to do, just a little time consuming.  But well worth it.  The other go to gift this year, has been making plates using the new Word Collage cartridge.  I found these great white, square, ceramic plates at TJ Maxx for $5.  They are perfect for the word collages from the cart.  When you put the finished project on an easel, it makes such a lovely home decor piece.  Thanks so much for checking in!  Have a great day!

Thunder 2011 on front of ornament

12 on the back of ornament

With the vinyl, it looks painted on

Such a great gift for under $8.