Being a mom of five boys, helping to put together a princess party isn’t exactly something I really get the chance to do. So, when my sister asked me if I would help do some things for my nieces birthday, I jumped at the chance to play with sparkles, pink, and princess stuff. It was SO fun! Today I’m going to talk about “How does the Cricut machine work?” and share with you the ways how this Princess Birthday Party with Cricut Explore came together.
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Princess Birthday Party with Cricut Explore Supplies:
- Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine
- Gold Adhesive Foil
- Transfer Tape
- Pink Treat Cups
- White Pearl Paper
- Crown Cut File
- Pink Paper Straws
- White Sheer Ribbon
- Glitter Vinyl – Gold & Silver (You could also use Glitter Cardstock, I just used what I had on hand.)
- Glue Dots
- Smooth Cardstock
- Cupcake Wrappers and Crowns Cut Files
The Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine is really quite amazing with the way it works. It reminds me of a printer a little bit. You hook it up to your computer the same way as a printer. You’ll design on the computer and tell it to cut, and the image is cut out on the machine. There are a so many designs available in Cricut Design Space that you can search for. You can purchase a single image if you’d like or purchase a Cricut Access Subscription to be able to use those images. There are some free files to use in Cricut Design Space as well. You can also upload and cut your own designs. The Cricut Explore Air 2 machine can cut a variety of mediums, it really is amazing. I love that I can make nearly anything I dream up with this machine!
Adhesive foil is such a fun medium to work with. For my nieces birthday party, I decided to add some gold adhesive foil to treat cups, to be used for a little popcorn cup. I set my Cricut Explore Machine to cut adhesive foil. Once cut, I weeded the areas that I didn’t need. I put transfer tape over the top of the foil crowns, cut them into individual pieces, then applied them to the front of the cups.
This was so simple to do, but made the popcorn cups looks so cute!
The little girls at the party had fun watching Cinderella while eating some popcorn in their little pink princess cups.
One of the activities at the party was to decorate a crown. I searched in Cricut Design Space to see what I could find, and I didn’t find something exactly like I wanted. I did find a cupcake liner that I thought would make a cute crown though. So, I modified that cut file a little bit to make it work the way I needed it to.
I cut them out of white pearl paper, weeded them, then attached them together. This design was perfect for adding jewels and glitter to.
I think these wands were one of my favorite parts of the party pieces that I put together. I used silver glitter vinyl (glitter cardstock would work great for this, I just didn’t have any on hand) and I placed a piece of smooth cardstock to the back of the vinyl so it wouldn’t be sticky. I used the star found in the shapes in Cricut Design Space and cut enough out for the wands.
Once I had the stars cut and the other supplies gathered, I put them together.
Aren’t they so cute and fun?! They are also super easy!
I found some fun paper fans at Target. We put them up on some table cover on the wall, added the tassels, and we had a backdrop for taking pictures for the party.
These cupcake wrappers were fun! I found the file in Cricut Design Space and cut them out of the same glitter vinyl as I used for the wands. They went perfectly with the cupcakes!
My sister picked up this IKEA frame and was going to use it for pictures of the guests. When we tried it, we realized that it created some not so flattering shadows on the face, so she decided to hang it on the wall. I used some gold glitter vinyl to cut this crown out and placed it in the center of the frame. It made for some fun decor. We also hung the pink table cover on the curtain rods creating fun decor.
It was such a fun, girly party! The Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine made light work of some of the fun party pieces. I’m so glad that my sister asked me to help!
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Brandi @Creative Cutting Classroom says
My niece’s birthdays are always a favorite for me to break out my Cricut too! I have used tons of gold glitter paper but will need to get some foil to try.
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
You have to give the foil a try! It’s so fun!