This card is for Emma from My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge. This week's theme was "Princess" and Emma chose the Cricut cartridge Tinkerbell and Friends. I have wanted to pair the super cute "Fawn-tastic" stamp from the Scrappy Mom's Amusing Animals set with Fawn from Tinkerbell and Friends for some time, so this was the perfect excuse. Fawn is an "animal fairy," so I decided that earth tones were best suited for her. The rest of the card is pretty simple, but once you cut out those teeny tiny layers to make the fairy - simple is GOOD! (Note to self: must follow Momo's lead and buy some darn tweezers to avoid cursing in my craft room while handling tiny pieces of paper.)
I have to tell you what I went through to get Tinkerbell and Friends last November. When I bought my first baby bug on Thanksgiving of last year, I knew NOTHING about the Cricut or cartridges, but I knew that I HAD to have the Tinkerbell and Friends cartridge for my daughter's 2nd birthday party. Do you hear me??? I HAD TO HAVE IT!!! Evidently, so did everyone else at Michael's that evening, but as luck would have it a pair of super sweet sisters that had been helping me pick out some fun cartridges decided they didn't want Tinkerbell and Friends after all, so they gave it to me! Later on while I was looking for more Cricut related items to get, a lady came up to me and asked if I "really" wanted Tinkerbell and she almost took it out of my cart. (WHAT???) I am a fairly non-confrontational kind of a gal, but I looked that crazed Cricut crafter right in the eyes and said, "Yep, I need that cartridge for my daughter's birthday party." She gave me a dirty look, but the battle was won - and Tinkerbell was MINE! Who knew that crafting was so cutthroat???
After that story, I thought I should include a few pictures of Nicole's 2nd birthday party. Sorry that the quality isn't that great - her party was prior to blogging and prior to my new camera. If only I'd known...I would have taken more close-ups of everything.
This invitation was ridiculously easy, but I still love how it turned out. I used the shadow/feature for Tinkerbell.
The "flower arrangements" were made up of glittery Christmas decorations from Michael's - anything glittery is perfect for a fairy birthday party! The fairies and the little fairy houses were all cut using "fit to page" and 12 x 12 paper.
I'm not sure what size she cut at, but I know I used my 12x24 mat. The ribbon is from the Christmas section of Michael's...a very good resource for party decorations!
I made the "fairy wings" for the cupcakes using Wilton's candy melts. I even glittered them using edible glitter. (You can find it in the Wilton cake decorating section in craft stores)
Hope you are all having a good day!