Archive | June 2013

Wizard of Oz Party pt.1

Wizard of Oz party

silhouette card on gingham with red glitter bow

silhouette card on gingham with red glitter bow

This card is something I dreamed up & knew I just HAD to make. I Googled for a silhouette of Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz as my base. I had a harder time than I expected finding something I liked so I ended up buying an image from an Etsy (tomkatstudio) shop.

I removed the round border (since I only wanted Dorothy) & printed my image onto vellum paper.

Next, I pulled out my Cricut Expression2 (that I got for Christmas & I’ve been playing with it, learning how to use it, what I do & don’t like about it). I synced up to the Cricut craft room & opened the Cricut Essentials. I opened frame 1 & removed the outer frame. 

I cut the oval on some awesome blue gingham cardstock; glued the vellum image to show in the window I just cut; added some glittery red ribbon & glued the whole thing to a card blank.

I was so happy with the results I decided to do a Wizard of Oz party for my daughter Taryn who’ll be 4 in a couple of months. She loves the movie & often asks to watch just like her big sister Tori did when she little. We still have it on VHS!

Next I made a banner (with my Cricut Expression2 once again). I cut floral edged circles in white & gingham then layered them and added red glitter letters to spell out Taryn. I finished it off with alternating red & baby blue picot ribbon. (sorry for the glare, I suck at taking pics!) On a side note, the red glitter cardstock was a PAIN in the butt to work with! It was very thick & my Cricut had a hard time cutting through it & it shed EVERYWHERE!)

taryn's banner