Happy 4th Birthday to K

Recently a good friend of mine asked me to make some gift tags, a door sign and a cake topper for her daughter's 4th birthday. Seeing as I usually only get to make boy themed stuff, I was thrilled to bust out the Silhouette, a stack of girly colored card stock and some glue sticks for a butterfly bonanza.

For the butterflies, I used the 2 part template simply called "Butterfly" by Lori Whitlock.

I cut out a TON of them in a couple of different sizes and began to assemble them. For the smaller ones, I edited the original template to exclude the antennae because I knew they'd be too delicate to look good. 


I assembled each butterfly to be beautiful from all sides. In the case of a pink and purple butterfly, one side was pink with purple detail and the other side was purple with pink detail. This made them extra strong too which was important.


The first part of the project I tackled was the bundle of favor tags. I layered a pink scalloped edged circle with holes over a white scalloped edge circle. I printed the "thanks for coming" circle and used my Silhouette cutter to trim them to the right size and to cut a flower from them. Then I glued the body of a butterfly onto each one and bent the wings up and away from the base. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the final product with a satin ribbon attached to each one so they could be tied around the bags containing the treats but here they are just before that:


The next part of the project was the door sign. I used a 12x12 piece of pink card stock for the base, channeled my inner little girl and just went to down attaching flowers and butterflies around the lettering. Again, I used my Silhouette for all the detailed cuts.


The final task was the cake topper. I used the Silhouette to cut out the number 4 which I mounted on foam core board then used my exacto knife to carefully cut the same shape from the foam. Once that was cut, I stuck a wooden skewer up into the foam and decorated the front. If you flip it over, you see a backwards pink number 4. I didn't want to leave it just plain white foam but there wasn't much else I could do with the back side.


I'm so glad I took advantage of a Silhouette deal a few months ago. This tool has been one of my favorites for kid related stuff although I know there are a lot of home decoration ideas out there as well. I've used it to make crafts for O and his friends, some snowflakes we've had around the house (time to replace those I guess), and a lot of stuff for his upcoming 3rd birthday which I'll blog more about in the days and weeks to come.

Thank you for reading,

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