Last night we had our very first slumber party in the Norris household. Whew...9 giggling girls! My hubby and I are EXHAUSTED! Anyway, my daughter turned 11, and she wanted a monkey-themed birthday party. So, I thought I'd share some of the things I made for her.. First of all, here's the card I made for her.
This is an A2 sized card. I got the cute little monkeys from the Lettering Delights Monkey Around Cut It Set. The little flag said something Valentine's-y, so I removed that layer, enlarged the flag, and added a sentiment from my Pink by Design Labels Stamp Set. I added an orange bow (that's my daughter's favorite color), and her card was all done!
I also made invitations for her party. I decided to go the digital route with them, though, so I could just design them, print them out, and be done. It turned out to bee a good thing, too, because I had to redo them after they were already given out because of a conflicting school activity on the night we first scheduled the party on. No problem, though, because I just changed the dates and reprinted. Much better than re-making hand-made ones.
Anyway, I couldn't find a monkey graphic that I really liked for my daughter's birthday, so I decided to try drawing one in Inkscape. Well, I did, and I think she came out really cute! Then, I just created an invitation in Adobe Photoshop Elements, and I had an invitation I could print. Here's what it looked like (with the personal info blocked out).
Then, I made coordinating treat bag toppers. I simply imported my little monkey graphic into Silhouette Studio, traced it, and used the print and cut function to cut several of them out. Then, I created a topper by using this file as a base, using the inset and knife tools to create the orange shape and pink bands, printed and cut the colored parts, and assembled them with adhesive and foam tape. Then, I added a sentiment from Pink by Design's Big Thoughts Stamp Set. Here's what they looked like:
Finally I made cupcakes for Madison's party. I saw some really cute monkey cupcakes on Pinterest, so I decided to try making some of my own. I made some brown and some orange (my daughter's favorite color). Madison helped me give them all different expressions. Here they are:
That's all I made for the party. We had a lot to do around the house before her guests came (since it was a slumber party)...lots of games to set up and food to cook. So, I kept my handmade stuff to a minimum.
Well, it's time for me to go take a nap. We all stayed up WAY too late last night. I hope the rest of your Sunday is spectacular! Thanks for stopping by!