Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Guest Designer for Decorate To Celebrate

I am so excited that it is finally time for the challenges to begin over at Rhonda and Amy's new blog Decorate to Celebrate.  They asked me to be a guest designer for their first challenge and the theme is Father's Day!  This blog is all about party decorations, favors, etc.  Be sure to stop by the blog and enter the first challenge here:

For my project, I thought it would be fun to do a play on words and use the daddyo cut from the Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge.  I also used the George and Basic Shapes Cartridge for the gift bag oval as well.  I made a gift bag, t-shirt and cupcake toppers.  I think my dad will get a kick out of this!

For the gift bag, I purchased a plain bag at Walmart and then decorated it.  I made the cuts and then hot glued them to the front of the bag.

For the t-shirt, I used vinyl to cut the daddyo phrase and I cut off the guitar shape.  I then used another piece of vinyl to make the circle for the d.  Once I had the phrase how I liked it, I placed the negative image on the t-shirt and used fabric paint to fill in the stencil.

Finally, I made the cuts for the cupcake holders and hot glued them to mini skewers.


Melissa said...

You did an amazing job on this, I really need to try something like this, thanks for the inspiration!!

Amy said...

OMGoodness, Jean -- We all know that I already saw your project earlier, right??? And that I already loved it, right??? :) I literally just GASPED when I read the details on HOW you did the t-shirt!! PURE GENIUS to use the negative vinyl image and fill it in with fabric paint!! I can't WAIT to share your idea with my fabric-paint-loving-daughter!! Thank you SO much for joining us in launching this first challenge -- I'm so incredibly excited to share this experience with you!! :)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Adorable for Father's Day! Congrats on your guest design spot. :)

Tammy said...

You did a fabulous job on these....everyone is a great make. Love the saying!
Glad to GD with you!

Sherrie K. said...

Fantastic job on all your projects. Thanks for the inspitation:)
Sherrie K

Audrey Frelx said...

How adorable!!! Of course, they couldn't have picked a better guest designer!!! They know talent, and you have it my friend!!!

Great job!

Val said...

All of your projects are wonderful!! I have got to get to work on some Father's day stuff ASAP!

Tracey said...

Love your creations Jean.....specially the T shirt. I have not used vinyl yet, great idea using the fabric paint.

Lisa R. said...

Great party projects!!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

Love the little cupcake toppers, but the entire package is so cute! Great Job.
Hopped over from DTC. Already a follower.

Lisa said...

I love these projects!! The cupcake toppers are so adorable and I love the shirt and bag! Great gift idea! I'm stopping by from the Decorate To Celebrate blog...I'm already a follower :)


Josie0602 said...

This is a cute!! Love the shirt and the cupcake toppers!

Doris P. said...

OMG - how adorable are they!!! LOVE the shirt.. awesome about the cricut - we can make our own shirts :) I'm here from Decorate to celebrate..