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Jacob, my middle child turned 3yo and he was obsessed with Disney Cars and police cars. Our family doesn’t throw big parties for our kids, only because we prefer it to be just us. Some may not agree with that, and that’s ok too. Don’t get me wrong it doesn’t mean we won’t throw one in the future, but for now, we just wanna enjoy our kids on their special day. Since it’s just us, and my hubby had just bought me a die-cutter machine. I thought I’d give it a try to create Disney cars as a birthday theme. My hubby and I thought, as long as Jacob gets to blow a cake and gets a few gifts, he’ll be just fine.
This project took me awhile because we just happened to move to a new city. Unpacking/organizing our home, doing things on the weekends with my kids, taking care of my eldest sons’ school transfer, getting to know and adjusting to the new city and streets was a bit busy.
It’s my first time making the banners with my Cricut Explore Air. I was so scared to use it, but I kept thinking my sons face when he sees it and just puts a smile on my face. His facial expressions get me all inspired and excited LOL. And if I messed up, he wouldn’t know the difference anyways 😉
- I started cutting up the checkered scrapbooking paper into squares, about 5-6 inches (all sides).
- The red cardstock paper is cut up into circles, about 4-5 inches all around (this goes on top of the checkered scrapbooking paper).
- I used the yellow cardstock paper for the letters. They are a little bit smaller than the red cardstock paper, then I just glued them all together.
- Once that was done, I used a single-hole puncher and created the holes on both ends of the square banner (this is where you insert the ribbon).
- For the utensils – I laid out the napkin, then placed the utensils in the middle of the napkin (napkin-diamond shape like) and then fold.
- Then I wrapped a strip of scrapbooking paper (checkered) around it and secured it with a scotch tape.
Labels for the containers – I just cut up the checkered scrapbooking paper, in a rectangular shape. Also cut up a plain red and plain white cardstock paper in smaller rectangular. Glued them together, then I just wrote “OIL” and “COOLANT” for fun.
The flags I used for the tray is also cut up in cardstock paper and scrapbooking paper (checkered). The process is the same as the labels on the containers. They are just in a different placement to create the flag that goes on to the tray. Then I used a toothpick as a pole onto the paper.
- Cardstocks (Red, Yellow)
- Checkered B/W Scrapbook Paper
- Ribbon (Black)
- Balloons (Black, Red)
- Cupcake stand
- Plastic Tablecloth