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Thursday, May 1, 2014

First Communion Day + DIY Decor | SVGCuts

Hello Everyone!

This past weekend, my daughter Maia celebrated her First Holy Communion Day. A big deal in the Catholic Religion! 

As you all may already know I'm a huge DIY'er, if that is such a thing, lol! So as you can imagine I did do it ALL... a bit stressful as I had a bit of a sinus infection last week, but thank goodness I had a lot of the preparations done ahead of time :) 

For those that want to attempt DIY'ing things for an event like this, I would highly recommend you buy yourself an electronic cutting machine. My go-to machine is the Silhouette Cameo, but there are many others out there! My poor Cameo was very useful over the last few months in preparation for the big day.

WARNING: this post is picture HEAVY! But hey, who doesn't like pictures!

Let's start with the cake table :) 
As you can see other than the cake, treats, and roses, most of my table decor was made out of paper! All the files that I used come from SVGCuts, love that their files are so versatile! For those of you interested in the exact files I used, they will be listed throughout and at the end of this post :)

First Communion Day + DIY Decor

Here is my sweet and simple, yet elegant banner!

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Banner

Here is a closer look at the details.

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Banner

How do you like my ceiling decor? Tule, a few balloons, and a tissue ball... Oh, and a few flowers I stuck randomly on the tissue ball. That's it, SO easy!!! I just used push pins to hold the ends of the tule up on the ceiling (when the ceiling is textured you can barely see any holes). I had this up on Monday night and the party was on Sunday, almost a whole week... even the balloons! Keep reading and I'll even tell you my secret on how to keep them from deflating!

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Ceiling Decotation

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Table Decor

How cool is this Chalice? For those of you that are SVG Cuts Fans, you may recognize the top as the teacup from Tea For You and Me SVG Kit and the bottom is the lamp base from Maison de Madeline SVG Kit! Clever, I know 😏

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Table Decor

and what about this beautiful cross! 
(K, just ignore the little pearl that fell off... didn't catch that when I took the photo, dang it!) Anyways, back to the Cross... It's actually the letter "T" from the 3D Letters SVG Kit plus the iron Cross from the Christian Elements SVG Collection. Cool, eh? Yup, I am Canadian!

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Table Decor

Flowers were used everywhere! I first used them on this cute Topiary Tree, then walls, and finally as little accents throughout... they kind of became weeds, lol. Same flower different sizes, various layers!

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Table Decor

This perfect little book is where my daughter stored her keepsakes from the day... it's already jammed full! Kind of wished I had made it a little bigger! 

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Paper Book Keepsake

The invitations I made below, I think have to be one of my favorite projects from the event. Simple and easy to make especially when you have a bunch to make! Aren't those the cutest pearl grapes ever?! 

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, treat boxes

Here is a peek at the inside, done by using the Print n Cut on the Silhouette Cameo.

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Invitations

How darling are these little favor boxes?!? They are the perfect size for a little Thank-you for your guests to take home.

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, treat boxes

See, I told you those flowers were everywhere! Weeds, I tell you!!! They even made it to every single pew down the center aisle of the Church (not one picture of them did I get... "OUCH"... that was me kicking myself!)

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Table Set Up and Decor

and some more weeds, lol! But, look how they pretty up the vases ;)

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Table Decor

O, o, and here is the cake! Isn't it purty!?! SO delicious too! I tried to make it somewhat look like my daughter's dress... well to the best of my abilities! 

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Table Decor, Communion Cake

First Communion Day + DIY Decor

OK! Are you ready for the SECRET to keeping balloons from deflating (well at least 1 week!) Scotch quick dry glue!!!

While I was experimenting with how to cover a balloon with tule, I had a light bulb moment! I knew that the balloons that you get filled up at the party places get some type of liquid squirted inside them to make them last longer, so I thought to myself why not squirt a little bit of glue at the end of the balloon (where you tie your knot). Well, my idea worked and a few days later the balloons were still the same size except for the one balloon I didn't do my glue trick to, which was all shriveled up!

First Communion Day + DIY Decor, Balloons

As promised for those of you that want to know how to recreate these paper projects, here is the recipe! Most files I used were not altered, only changed in size.

Favor Boxes - Playful Parlour SVG Kit
Invitations - (card) Enchanted Autumn SVG Kit
(bread and chalice) Christian Elements SVG Collection,

Here is a pic of my little Princess Maia, cause that's what she felt like and acted like all day! She was even doing the royal wave... SO funny!

First Communion Day + DIY Decor

I hope this blog post has been helpful in providing you with a few ideas for planning your special day! Not only for a Communion but there are so many other religious type events that these projects could be adapted to!

For more Communion ideas, check out my son's Communion Day or if you are looking for Confirmation day ideas, Click HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting and Party Planning  :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

Hi Everyone! 

The Ninjago party has finally happened and I have to say it was a lot of fun! Tomas had a blast with all his little buddies school, family and friends! 

We had rented out a Community Hall that used to be an old Movie Theatre. It was the perfect place for kids of all ages. The facility allowed us to play our own Movie, there was a playroom (jungle gym), party room and many lounge areas for the adults. 

While the guests were still arriving and the place was being set up, the kids started off by burning some energy in the playroom.

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

Here are a few of my favorite pictures using the photo props and the background I made! I love the one of our little friend Sofia on the bottom left corner. She looks so devilish with that big smile and those frowning eyebrows... Looks like she's gone MAD, lol!!!

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

There were Ninja eyes everywhere, watching every move we made! 

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

I am really glad I had set up the table at home prior to the party. It made the setting up at the Hall much easier, I knew where everything should go.

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

It never even crossed my mind when I made this cake on how the kids would react to it when it was being served. This picture below says it all... The boys went wild, they thought cutting into Kai's head was the funniest thing ever! Maybe a bit morbid, but the expression on those little faces are PRICELESS!

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

Thank you all so much for following along with all the party planning! Thank goodness these events only happen once a year. I'm sooooo "Ninjago'ed" out!

If you missed it, here is a recap of all the links to the Ninjago Party + don't forget to pick up some freebie Silhouette files!

Ninja Banner - freebie file
Ninja Paper Lanterns - freebie file
Ninjago Photo Props - freebie file
Ninja Balloons - freebie file
Ninjago Cupcake Toppers - freebie file

Ninjago Birthday Party Wrap Up

Happy Crafting and Happy Planning :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Monkey Themed Baby Shower 3D Letters and Banner | SVGCuts

Happy weekend everyone! 

So today I am going to share a project with you that I made for my friend Kristina. Her sister recently had a baby boy and she is throwing her a "little monkey" themed baby shower. 

Monkey Themed Baby Shower 3D Letters and Banner by

The banner was created with basic shapes from the SCAL library and cut with the Silhouette Cameo. The bottom layer is an elongated triangle with a scalloped edge, topped off with another rounded corner triangle. I made the rosette by using my Martha Stewart scoring board. For each rosette, I used two 1.5" x 12" piece of paper the scored the paper every 0.25". Folded the paper like an accordion, then glue the ends to each other. To cover the center of the rosette I used just a simple white circle. The font that I chose for the letters was Arial Black. If you would like the SVG file for the banner, email me and I will gladly send it to you. 

Monkey Themed Baby Shower 3D Letters and Banner by

These paper 3D letters stand about 6.5" tall. They were filled with some dried beans to keep them from toppling over. The 3D letters are from SVG Cuts 3D letter kit and so is the hanging little monkey (freebie on their blog). I had so much fun making this and love how it turned out. I can't wait to make some more 3D letters!

Monkey Themed Baby Shower 3D Letters and Banner by

Now how cute is that going to look at the shower...  better yet how cute will that look in his Nursery!
God bless you, Luca!!!

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!
Ilda :)