Well, my sweet daughter is on her last year for single digits. She turned 9 on Saturday and requested a Lego Friends theme. I knew when we began to look at Amazon, Zurchers, Party City, Target and anywhere else we could think of, we'd have to get very clever and come up with some decorations. No problem, thanks to my Cricut Explore! Man, that machine made me a total rockstar and my sweet Shelby was SO excited with her party. For starters, her cute daddy wrapped her gifts to look like Legos. Holy cute, I must say!
She ordered a strawberry cake with vanilla frosting. So, once again her awesome daddy made her a cake, also resembling a Lego:
Next, is where I was able to help out. I made the confetti to match all the colors of the presents and her banner that I was so delighted with. Here's a close up of one of the panels:
I found this Lego Font and had added it to my computer so I could use it in Design Space. Well, this font in particular has characters in some of the letters, and Design Space only added them as X's. I was panicking a little but I decided to add her name in Photoshop and make it a Jpeg so I could use it in Design Space. It looked SO cute and I could get to work. I made 9 panels on her banner, each panel had 9 circles with her cute name on them. I double stick taped them to give them a little dimension and asked my 5 year old if it looked like a Lego. She said exuberantly, YES! I was so excited. The first panel and last panel needed to look like a Lego scene. I scoured my cartridges and found the perfect cuts to weld and add to the scene.
The branches were from Cindy Loo and the grass was from Walk in My Garden as well as the butterflies. It was SO fun to make this look as Lego-y as possible and I have to say it was perfect. She now has it hanging in her room and I love that she wanted to keep it.
Here's the whole thing that we hung in our front window. It was a hit! And I love that font written with my Explore so much. The word is "AWESOME" on her banner.... Thanks to the Lego movie, I could include that as the birthday theme. It was such fun and I am so happy we could pull off this not-so-easy theme.
Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope your Thanksgiving is the best. I'm thankful for each of you!