Valerie O’Neall On Making the Party Fabulous Using your LBD Kit to Create Party Decor
Guest Post from Valerie O’Neall – Little Black Dress Kit Club Designer:
Not that I don’t always love the colors in the scrapbook kit each month, but this month I LOVE LOVE the colors in this kit. It might have to do with the simple fact that I have a son, a son whose birthday we got to celebrate a couple weeks ago. I used this month’s kit to make some birthday party decorations. A travel theme was chosen due to the contents of the kit (June 2012 Less Work More Play), and I also threw in some bright randomness and confetti just for fun. I used almost the entire package of Glitz Happy Travels Whatnots to decorate the table with, and honestly I didn’t know what else to do with them since I’ve never been to any of the locations featured (except for Washington D.C. back in eighth grade). But they are absolutely perfect for a travel themed party!
I used Silhouette Studio and my Silhouette to create a banner and some garland for the wall. The “Happy Birthday” banner is available for you to download (birthdaybanner.studio)**. The banner is only available in Silhouette Studio format right now. I used a Silhouette shape for the garland, but it is really simply just 1 1/4” circles folded in half and glued together. You don’t need a die-cutting machine for the garland—any circle punch will work. The twine was placed through the middle before the last circle was added.
The cupcakes were decorated with the pins in the My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline pins & buttons package, as well as an airplane and clouds cut with a Silhouette. Information on the airplane shape can be found below in the supply list. The clouds I drew myself in Silhouette Studio. If you’re serving the cupcakes to young children, please make sure you remove the pins for them!!! I wouldn’t normally put pins in cupcakes, but I think they’re cute and they kind of look like little raindrops.
A confetti effect was created with the Glitz Designs Whatnots, as well as random shapes cut with the Silhouette.
**The studio file needs a download link. Only people with Silhouette Studio (people with a SilhouetteSD or Cameo) will be able to use it. Here’s a download link for the file: http://www.voneall.com/LBD/
Supplies —Little Black Dress June Kit—patterned paper: October Afternoon, Bazzill Basics, Crate Paper, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee | Glitz Whatnots: Happy Travels | straight pins (in cupcakes): My Mind’s Eye [non kit items: baker’s twine: Martha Stewart | font (for banner): Blackout | toothpicks & wood skewer | Silhouette SD | Silhouette Shapes: 9_starburst_seal_set_C01751_20509, circles_1580, 3d_airplane_C03108_1, scalloped_globe_garland_C03098_1]