Sunday, December 20, 2015

First Birthday Fun!

What fun! We celebrated our granddaughter's 1st birthday today. Because of this super busy time of year we kept things short and simple. It was just enough to be perfect! She's the star of the show anyway. I created a banner, hat and sign with the help of my trusty Cricut Explore.

I had a pink metal sign on hand that I loosely threaded twine through the existing holes and then tied tulle through the twine. Silver vinyl was cut with my Cricut using the sentiment from Storybook. A lot of bling scattered around completes the sign.

I had a dickens of a time with the hat! I cut (from "Classroom-Dec/Jan" cart) and tried to roll at least 3 of them out of cardstock. I decided it was just too heavy to be pliable to roll and glue. I remembered I had a piece of glitter paper that was slightly thinner and more pliable. Perfect! I then quickly glued on 3 shabby flowers, cut out a "1" and adhered blingy buttons to it. A bit of pink ruffled ribbon attached with Terrifically Tacky Tape on the bottom and a piece of silver tulle sticking out the top were perfect touches.To attach the stretch lace headband, I simply used hot glue on both sides of the inside of the hat. We knew she would want to yank it off her head so we all had cameras ready and started snapping the minute it was put on her head.  She left it on long enough to get some cute shots!

My banners are usually elaborate but I just didn't have the time, so simple was the way to go.  I think it turned out super cute.  Because of her love of music and dancing, I cut 2 ballerinas from "Create a Friend". I didn't have skin tone paper, so I used white and then colored with my Copics. I used Cindy Loo font.

 Of course the most anticipated part was the smash cake that my niece made. She did a beautiful job with the ombre ruffle icing and we got a great photo before the guest of honor got her little fingers into it.