Today is my son's birthday party (please comment below and show him some love!!) and to say is is obsessed with Angry Birds would be the understatement of the year. This is the first year that he is having a "real" birthday party with friends and everything, so I wanted to go all out. I'll share some extra pics at the end showing my daughter's artwork too and her massive contribution to the party and my mom's massive efforts to making him one happy little boy : )
Oh well, first - I'll show you him - it adds a little context. : ) my mother made all of the Angry Birds herself (and yes, she will make you one too, just contact me ;) ) firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazing right? Saved me a TON of money.
Ok on with the PART-AY! And today's project: A party banner and buckets for favors. I will say that this was a rather tedious project and it required a lot of patience and computer skill. You've got that and this project is no problem, lol
Here are the pictures and I'll give a brief description of how they were made. You can make the project a lot easier by doing a few things, and I'll give you some suggestions on that at the end.
|Banner triangles cut at 5" made for a rather large banner - in hind sight I would like to have gone for a smaller size, but it fits very well across the cross bean in our kitchen.|
|The Pig. He had the look of a pig who had been hit at least once already - so I thought the detail would be fun : )|
|Red bird! (My son't favorite!)|
|The party bags! Candy sleeves topped with bag toppers from Sherry K Designs, more on that below.|
|Close ups : )|
But even after you have them. depending on the machine you have, there is a lot of work that needs to be done to get them from that point to the cutting point - as you know if you work with SVGs found on the web for free : )
All of the birds were cut around the 3" size. The letters were found inside of this AWESOME pack from Sherry K Designs! FREE and if you don't feel like doing all of this detailed cut out crap, then this pack is for YOU! Click here to download (its ok - no worries on a virus) and you get this awesome party pack AND the Angry Bird font!! Sweet!
OK - how to make it easier?
- Ditch drawing the wood detail on the boards. I spent forever doing this and you can't even see it on the finished product.
- Ditch the wood all together
- use the Sherry K pack - so cute and very easy!
- Hire me to do it all for you (wink) www.hsipesstudio.com
Seriously though - if you try any part of this and come into problems reach out to me, I love to help. Happy scrapping! - Heather
Oh! PS - my daughter (did I mention she's only 13?!?!) made the AH-mazing cupcakes and cake for her little brother. Isn't she awesome?!?!?!