Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Buzz Lightyear Cake

Last Saturday we finally had our son's birthday party and decided to make the cake ourselves. With the help of my sister in law, we made a birthday cake out of cupcakes. First we cut the Buzz Lightyear at 21" using my Cricut Expression. Using wax paper and piping gel, we tranferred into the cupcakes (previously arranged and covered with a thin layer of icing). Then we decorated the transferred image using sugar-based colored icing. This is the first time I made a cake like this and even though it was a lot of work, it was also a lot of fun. I know the colors are a little off, but we love the end result, plus it was sooo yummy. Most importantly, my son loved it! Thanks for looking!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Toy Story Banner

Hi there, I finally finished the banner for my son's birthday party. I used my Cricut Expression and the Cricut Toy Story cartridge. I cut Woody and Buzz to fit a 12X24 mat each. I used the picture frame cuts for the banner itself (6'' by 6.5"). For the letters I used the Robotz Cricut cartridge (3"). My dear husband glued them together. Thanks for looking!!

Toy Story Party Favors

Hello! I just finished my son's b-day party favors and wanted to share them with you. I made a total of 25 party favors. I bought the mini plastic totes at Michaels ($1 each) and then cut the Toy Story Logo using my Cricut Expression and the Cricut Toy Story Cart. Then I attached it to each plastic tote using my Crop-a-dile and black eyelets. Hope the kids (and some adults) like them!! Next thing I am working on is a banner and will post it as soon as I finish it. Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Toy Story B-day Centerpiece

Hi there, I have been pretty busy making all the decorations for my son's birthday party for the past week. With the help of my wonderful husband, we just finished all the cuts for a total of four centerpieces inspired by the beautiful centerpiece made by PaperMaine-iac from the Cricut Community Message Board. All the cuts were made using a Cricut Expression and the Cricut Toy Story and Robotz cartridges.

My dear husband and I agreed that the hardest to put together was Rex (because of the teeth) followed by Mr. Potatohead (those shoes are a pain in the back!). The easiest was Hamm and of course the title.

We used cardstock from a multi-color cardstock pack I bought at Hobby Lobby and for the flesh-tone cuts, I used SU! Blush Blossom cardstock (retired). Tweezers, spatula and ultra-fine scissors came very handy.
Thanks for looking!!
Updated to list materials and tools used to make centerpieces.
  • Cricut Expresssion Die Cutting Machine
  • Toy Story Cricut cartridge
  • tweezers
  • Paper crimper


  • SU! Blush Blossom cardstock (skin tone)
  • Hobby Lobby 8.5" x 11" color cardstock pack
  • Scotch Scrapbooker's glue with 2-way applicator (Michaels)
  • Wood sticks (Walmart)
  • Tin container from Michaels ($3)
  • Georgia Pacific white cardstock
  • ATG tape gun (double sided tape)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Buzz Lightyear B-day Party Invitations

Hi there, I am so excited Thanksgiving is just around the corner! We'are throwing a party to celebrate my son's 4th birthday the Thanksgiving weekend and he picked Toy Story as the party's theme. I made about 16 invitations using the Toy Story Cricut Cartridge and Cricut Design Studio. Cardstock is from one of the big cardstock packs from Hobby Lobby and for the base I used white cardstock from Walmart. My wonderful husband helped me to glue down the little pieces and even though it was a pain in the back, we loved the end result. Hope you like them! If anyone would like a copy of the CDS file, please leave a post here with your email and I will send it to you. Edited to add that the file is no longer available as I lost most of my cut files a couple of months ago when my computer was acting up. Thanks for looking!!