Hi there ~
So at our last FACETIME session, my grandson Ethan
announced he wanted a FLYING OBJECTS THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY !Meaning
airplanes, rockets, jets and helicopters. Absolutely no NON engine
objects ALLOWED ( kites, balloons etc ) Heavens NO! So I went a little crazy
in the craft sewing room, pulled out my new CAMEO ( love it) and sewing machine and serger and went CRAZY making banners,
party favors, and decorations! Before I knew it I had a complete FLYING OBJECTS BIRTHDAY PARTY SET...just add cake, balloons and a bunch of 6 year olds, LOL!
I packed it up neatly in a box, headed to the post office and off it went to my grandson in Utah...flying objects indeed!
I'm happy to report he received his special care package yesterday and he's THRILLED and all READY for his birthday party shin-ding this weekend!!! OHHH, how I wish I could be there to see his sweet little happy face.. but alas, the miles separate us :( ... BUT! I know my daugther will take great pictures and soon we'll be sitting and chatting enjoying our next FACETIME session! Gotta love technology, flying objects and all!!!
Using my NEW Silhouette Cameo, felt, thick striped ribbon folded in half like binding, assorted fabrics and pellon 800 interfacing, I came up with this terrific personalized banner! If you want some tips on how to cut fabric using an electronic cutting machine like the Cameo or Cricut this is a GREAT TUTORIAL
Next...the SPACE SHIP TABLE TOPPER
I simply headed to Joanns', got a yard and 1/4 of novelty fabric, ran it thru my Brother 1034D Serger
to finished the egdes, ironed it and wha- la...perfectly coordinated with the rest of the party stuff :)
Next the...WALL and CAKE TOPPER DECOR
Then THE PARTY FAVORS...
Note: next time I would use the white mint lifesavors because the fruit ones are sticky to handle.
And finally ...PERSONALIZED MINI PARTY FAVOR BAGS
I found these mini lunch sacks at Michaels, so cute!!! This was my first time using the PRINT and CUT feature on my CAMEO and I was BLOWN AWAY! Super easy to do with this machine. I found this tutorial on Doodling Debbie's You tube Channel on how to make customize tags, rounding text into a circle and printing and cutting. Thanks Debbie for sharing your talents on how to use the Silhouette Cameo! She has a great BLOG too!!! I've learned so much from her :)