Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spongebob Birthday Party

This is our rendition of a Spongebob Birthday Party. This post is a long time coming because this is actually my son's 5th Birthday Party. 

My Mom made the Homemade Sponge Bob Birthday Cake . She just printed a picture of Sponge Bob off of the internet and used that as her guide. The cake is just a regular box cake that she bought at the store. She used a 13x9 cake pan. All the details on the cake are made out of frosting. For most of the cake she used a star tip.

I also made some dreamsicle cupcake parfaits that I put into half pint canning jars. For the layers I used orange cream cheese frosting and marshmallow fluff. On the lids I printed out and cut Sponge Bob face stickers. In addition to the parfaits I made cup cakes with the orange cream cheese frosting. To frost them I just used a ziplock bag that I cut a hole in and I used sprinkles from his 4th birthday party. 

It was a great party and we even created a Sponge Bob piƱata out of a cereal box and napkins. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Minecraft Turtle Tank

For the love of Minecraft! So my son wanted to personalize his turtle tank and what better way to do it than with a Minecraft theme. So today I cut out some vinyl decals for his tank using my Silhouette Portrait machine. One of the decals is the Creeper Inside logo and the other is two crossed swords. We also have a papercraft creeper on top of the rock filter to give it a little extra Minecraft glam. Our turtles are western painted turtles that someone found as babies at the lake. We named them Rebel, Ralphie and Ringo because of the markings on their stomachs. My son even made a video for his class about them and his fiddler crab, the video is posted below. Here's some pictures of the Minecraft tank/aquarium.

 Crossed Swords

Creeper Inside and Papercraft Creeper

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Outlet Cover Silhouette Cut File - KU Theme

So I'm just starting to really use my new Silhouette Portrait and one of my co-workers asked if I could make a KU themed outlet cover for her new grandbaby's room. I though why not, let's give it a shot so here is what I came up with. I layered the blue and white vinyl by creating an offset for the white behind the blue logos to make them pop.

What a fun little project and easily customizable to any theme. I am including a link to a downloadable Silhouette Cut File so feel free to try your hand at it. It also includes a blank outlet cut file so you can customize to your hearts content.