Last Summer, my daughter attended an art camp at a local art gallery. She loved it so much that she wanted to have her birthday party there with all of her friends. During the party, each of her guests would get to paint a canvas. Miss Bella has always been fascinated with mermaids, so it was easy to decide on a mermaid theme.
I may be a crafty mom, but I'm also a very busy mom. The great thing about this party is that all I had to do was provide the treats….everything else was included. As Bella and I were browsing the Silhouette store for cupcake toppers, she found an invitation that she absolutely loved. I only had to make 8 invitations and they turned out so very cute.
I cut all the pieces from Stampin' UP! cardstock and Designer Series Paper with my Silhouette Cameo. The main colors are Pool Party, Sahara Sand, and Melon Mambo. We hand-delivered these invitations. I'm sure it would have cost quite a bit to mail them.
Here is a peek at the inside of the invitation. I printed the details on Whisper White cardstock, then used my Big Shot and Oval thinlits to cut them out.
My favorite part of the invitation was the pop-up mermaid. The seaweed and bubbles added a great 3-dimensional element. The bubbles were cut from Glimmer paper, then colored with various shades of ink refills and an aquapainter.
Bella and I made gluten-free cupcakes for the party. She picked out blue sugar crystals and white "pearls" to decorate the icing. For the toppers, I print and cut 2 images ~ one of which was mirror-image. I adhered them back to back with a toothpick in between and stuck them in the center of the cupcakes.
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Two Purple Couches // 2. Practically Functional // 3. Crafty Bonds // 4. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 5. From Whine to Whine // 6. Simply Kelly Designs // 7. unOriginal Mom // 8. MamaSonshine // 9. Get Silvered // 10. Made in a Day // 11. Weekend Craft // 12. Little Blue's Room // 13. The Stamp Doc // 14. The Thinking Closet // 15. Cupcakes&Crowbars // 16. Where The Smiles Have Been // 17. DIYJustCuz // 18. My Paper Craze
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