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A Fun Unicorn Party

June 23, 2016

unicorn party ideas grahicAre you looking for some fun unicorn party ideas? Look no further. Leila turned 6 recently and we wanted to have a small party for her and some girlfriends. We went to our favorite bakery and just had them make us a unicorn cake using a lot they had on hand.

I have had sculptured cakes in the past but I learned that kids don’t need that. It’s mainly for pictures that the parents want it. It can be worth it and I have seen awesome cakes made but that money can be spent elsewhere for me.unicorn party ideas for kidsI used my Cricut to cut these adorable Unicorns out of Iron-On vinyl. You can get the Cricut Design Space file here. We used some fabric markers to color in the lines and so the girls each had their own personalized shirt to take home. I got this idea from Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama and I knew I had to recreate it. Unicorn party favors using CricutI created the tags for the gift bags by using a glue pen and some foil from ??? I had Leila write the first letter of each girls names and we placed the foil over the glue once it was dry. We then rubbed with all our might and it transferred just the way we had written. I tied it with some pink tulle and they were set with their gift bags to bring home all their crafts. Unicorn party favor ideasThe gift bags, plates and napkins are all Meri Meri and I found them at Homegoods and TJ MAXX at a great price. I grabbed some bubble wands from Walmart because they came in rainbow colors. I got all the balloons from an Etsy shop here. There were also some fun things I got here that included the mini Unicorns cabochons and I glued them to ring banks so they could be worn later. I also used string and keychain holders and the girls used beads to make their own. Unicorn party decorationsUnicorn birthday cake ideasIf there is one thing I know about my daughter is that she loves to create and craft. She’s got a great eye for detail and I can tell she’s going to be just like me but I know even better. She just loves to have the attention and the kids think I put a lot of work and effort into their parties but for me the hardest part is figuring out which stuff I want to buy online. Unicorn party ideas

Holidays - Home - Valentine's Day

Eye Love You – Free Printable

January 29, 2015

I created this super cute I Love You free printable today and I’m in love. I saw this really cute art print on craftgawker and thought it would be fun to create a printable for all year round but especially Valentine’s Day. And who knows, one of these days I’ll really learn the proper way to upload a printable but for now it’s working!I love you free valentines printableHello Lidy had done hers in watercolor and for those who may be watercolor challenged, I figured this would be easier. Just print it out! I however really love hers too!

Grab this 'Eye" Love You free printable on frenchiewraps.com. Perfect for Valentine's Day or anniversaries, just all year round gift for someone special in your life!

I Love You Print – Frenchie <=== FREE PRINTABLE HERE

This to date is my favorite Valentines Day I love you printable. Tag me on social media so I can see yours! @seelindsayblog

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Make an EPIC Photo Balloon Backdrop for any occasion

January 4, 2015

Hey Guys, I’m guest posting on Mod Podge Rocks Blog today! I’m making any party the coolest one in town with this Balloon Photo Backdrop. We used ours for New Years Eve but I also plan on using different color sequins for birthday parties, anniversaries and other holidays! I hope you enjoy. Be sure to come back here and let me know what you think about it!!

Create this EPIC balloon photo backdrop for any party, celebration or holiday with added sparkle and sequins. Super easy and only on frenchiewraps.comXOXO, Lindsay

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DIY Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore

September 17, 2014

*This post does contain affiliate links but all opinions are 100% mine

Cricut Design Space StarI had so much fun making these Marquee Letters and who knew they’d be quick and easy. The only thing I recommend is strong paper and battery-powered lights rather than string lights, that’s it. I love easy projects and even though these were quick for me, I did have a failed attempt my first round!

Custom Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore on frenchiewraps.comThe first round, I thought I wanted to use foam core. I made the stencils just using standard paper and cut the foam core with an x-acto knife and cut some poster board 4″x24″. The foam core was my worst enemy. My blade must not have been sharp enough and plus this is a Cricut Design Star Challenge! Duh, if you can’t actually cut it in the machine…don’t use it Lindsay! So I scrapped it once it was done. Plus I didn’t like the measurements I had anyways so it was a win-win.

DIY Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore on frenchiewraps.comI used the Don Juan Cricut font in the Design Space and then I placed x’s in the Disco font and as I selected all shapes I pressed the Attach button in the Layers tab. It set everything to a cut setting and I cut away. I then created a shape where it was a rectangle with 1/2″ tabs to fold over. I should have made a score line in Design Space, however I do like to use it outside of my machine as well and I used my fabric ruler and scored right on the edge where I wanted to fold.

Custom Marquee Letter with your Cricut Explore on frenchiewraps.comWhen they were finished I placed my fold against the end of the letter and some hot glue and just began folding. When it was time for the creases, I knew a little bit before hand so I would mark them and score them before it got too close to where they were glued down. I started on the corner and then placed a light bead of hot glue to make a straight seam.

Custom Marquee Letters with your Cricut Explore on frenchiewraps.comFor the lights, I found these at Michaels. I know they are going to sell actual small globe lights but for now I could only find those in orange so I opted for these that I could find in white. Just take off the bulb and press it through the top and connect it through the bottom. I did glue the battery pack onto the back of these, think about how you want them to either stand or hang when you do this.

Wedding backdrop and decor using your Cricut Explore on Frenchiewraps.com

Again, I was so impressed with how the Cricut Explore cut the chipboard. I would have never attempted this with my Silhouette and then to do intricate cuts was a whole other thing. I’m really impressed by how easy it is becoming to me. It was a learning curve but I think I’ve got this.

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Birthday Parties - Party Time

A Dreamy Birthday Party for a Birthday Girl

June 16, 2014

My Daughter, Leila turned 4 a month ago. We didn’t celebrate a month late, I’m just a month late posting. I have a problem with filling my plate all at once. I had 4 different things going on in at 4 week time period so I’ve been super MIA. This was probably the most windy day I could have chosen. It was sunny the day before and after but this was the only day I could work it in. Wasn’t good for my GIANT balloons cause if you think regular balloons don’t like wind, try the big boys.

Dreamy Birthday Party for a Birthday Girl

I wanted her birthday party to be something fabulous. I found this candle topper from Gnome Sweet Gnome and knew that was what I wanted to go off of. The only problem was is that that I let her play with the candles beforehand and she broke them all so for the party, no candle! I chose to get this tablecloth online from an Etsy shop. I just searched for gold sequence fabric. It cost around $11 a yard. I love how it just shined off the sun and gave some extra sparkle. I just put a dollar store gold plastic cloth underneath it and it worked out fine.

Dreamy Birthday Party for a Birthday Girl

I chose the colors Gold, Pink and Mint. My friend Jen Allyson aka, The Project Girl, had just released her newest line from My Minds Eye called Market Street. It has the perfect tones that I was looking for. I worked on this scrapbook flip frame using the papers and her accessories from the line and an IKEA Tolsby frame. The papers are 3×4″ and I punched two holes in the top of the pages and put C rings to attach and hang from the frame. I cut my dream letters from the same line of paper except the straight gold R. I got that paper from Michaels and it was $1.99 but worth every penny!

Market Street My Minds Eye Frenchie

Dreamy Birthday Party for a Birthday Girl

I love this dream catcher that I won from Hushbound. She is so talented, I wish she was takin orders but I know there are a lot of shops online doing similar dreamcatchers and I may just try taking a stab at it.

Dreamy Birthday Party for a Birthday Girl

For the actual birthday cake, it’s a FRAUD, a fake, a lie, it’s styrofoam! I got this cake round from JoAnns. FloraCraft makes it. I also used their Smooth Finish and separated it into 2 bowls and left quite a bit still in the container. I put one drop of pink gel food coloring in one bowl of the Smooth Finish and about 3 drops in the other. I started at the top and over the sides with the white and then with the less pink and finished with the darkest pink. Ombré cakes look easy but no way. I let the Smooth Finish dry completely and with a sanding block, made it as smooth as possible. I made my icing pretty sloppy cause I didn’t want a perfect cake. If you’re looking for that, then press pretty firm and get it in the grooves. Make sure you do a small layer before you the actual icing layers too.

Dreamy Birthday Party for a Birthday Girl

I wanted some fun candy on the table so I contacted Lollipics. Look for more on those in another post. I love how they look and they just tied everything together.

Lollipics

Candy Buffet

treat bage

I just had some more smaller decorations from IKEA, Michaels and online. Leila had this little outfit from Target that I spiffed up with some Expressions Vinyl vinyl heat transfer.

Expressions Vinyl

Dreamy Birthday for a Birthday Girl

Dreamy Birthday Party for a Birthday Girl

Dreamy Birthday Party for a Birthday Girl

I’m digging how this came together and loving seeing how these girls are growing older. I could have done some more treats but they are kids and I don’t need them filing up on sweets. We just had some pizza and a good time. I’m loving my birthday girl and I can’t believe it’s been four years since she came in this world so tiny and fierce.

XOXO, Lindsay