Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cartridge Showcase: Princess Party



Welcome to CookingWithCricut.com and today's Cartridge Showcase! 

This is Chef Jen and I am "hijacking" the blog today to share with you some  projects that I created using the Cricut Events Princess Party cartridge.  This cartridge will allow you to create a party fit for your little princess. From castles to crowns to frog princes, the Princess Party cartridge has designs perfect for invitations, decorations, and party favors. 


One of our nieces just celebrated her first birthday and her parents decided they wanted a princess party and asked if I would help out -- knowing full well that I can't resist a good party or one of our sweet nieces.   Melin was kind enough to loan me her brand-new cartridge -- Cricut Events Princess Party!  And boy, have I given it a work out!

The first thing I created with this cartridge was the party invitation.



This cute gate-fold invitation has many layers, but is so worth the effort!  The glitter adds a nice princess-y sparkle.

Up next was a birthday banner and this cartridge has a great pennant shape.  I cut two different sizes and then added text from the George & Basic Shapes cartridge.  The crowns are also from the Princess Party cartridge.



This cartridge also has a cupcake wrapper and a cute little crown that can be used as a topper.


All of the birthday girls and boys receive onesies or shirts from their Aunt Jen (the girls also receive tutus)!  I used the tiara and the word "Princess" from this cart and made Kylie a sweet little onesie using the freezer paper technique.


Here is a picture of the birthday girl modeling her outfit.  Isn't she a cutie-pie!



I also used the crown from this cartridge to decorate some clothespins for a photo "time line."




I made other decorations for the party using the Disney Dreams Come True and Happily Ever After cartridges.  The princesses are about 11" tall.  Kylie's parents are going to frame them after the party and use them to decorate her room.


The Cake Guru at our house made the cutest "Smash Cake!" It has the crown cut from the Princess Party cartridge using the Cricut Cake machine.  The little placard at the bottom was cut out of paper using letters from Cake Basics, Cindy Loo and Calligraphy Collection cartridges.


The final piece of this perfectly pink princess party was the cake.  We used several elements from the Cake Basics (turret and castle toppers) and Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (doors and windows from the rounded top tag cut!) cartridges.  This is the second time we have used our Cricut Cake and I am still amazed at how easy it is to use.  The key is getting your fondant rolled to the correct thickness and then letting it sit for awhile to dry out and stiffen.  The little flags were cut using the Princess Party  pennants -- I welded two together so I could fold them in half around my"flag pole."


Another very successful birthday party for one sweet little girl!  And yes, we spoil our nieces and nephews . . . that's our job!!  I hope you have enjoyed today's showcase!  If you'd like more details, please stop by my blog (check out the party hat and "glass" slipper decorations made using this cartridge, too).

~ Chef Jen

P.S.  Thanks again, Melin, for loaning me your cartridge!  

6 comments:

  1. Holy Guacamole JEN!!!! I don't think the phrase...."You out did yourself" even covers this!!!! Geez, I am still truly stunned by all that you guys did! WOW!!! Everyone needs to head to your blog too and give you some great big love and check out the "slipper" WOW...WOW....WOW!!!! Truly amazing!

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  2. These creations are AMAZING!!!  You did an absolutely fantastic job with everything!

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  3. You have a true calling as Auntie Extrordinaire and Queen of the Party Planners!!!  Your talent is amazing and what a fabulous party this must have been.  She is just such a cutie patootie.
    Fantastic job and great showcase.

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  4. Jen....will you be my aunt? Amazing job! Smiles, Jill

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  5. I hope you took thousands of pictures so she can appreciate that awesome party more when she's old enough to understand all that was there.  WOW doesn't even begin ....
    Happy creating.
    Rae Ann O.

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  6. I'll say it again Ahhh-Mazing! What a FANTABULOUS Job you did. That's one lucky niece. Smooches... Sous Chef Feli'

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