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The saying “the days are long, but the years are short” has been on my mind so much this week. I’m not sure if the rest of you get teary over the passage of time, I would guess some of you do. I find the more birthdays that pass for my kids the harder it is for me. They just grow up too quickly!
This year my 3rd child, the middle child, the wild child will be turning 10….TEN! Where did the time go?! Honestly I was a little take back that he is 10 this year, I just doesn’t seem possible.
No matter how much I don’t want it to come they are all growing up which means, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY.
I could do without the birthday party, they are just so stressful and expensive. We don’t do a big party every year, with 5 kiddos we just cant, but we do a party for their “big birthdays” (milestone birthdays). Of course turning 10 is a milestone, you are entering the double didgets!
So he is getting the big party. Complete with all the fun decorations and goody bags.
I found this image in the Cricut Design Space, it is a ready to make project. You can customize the size if you need to but I used the size it already is.
I did change up the color of paper I used for some of them. Make sure when you are cutting these on your Cricut Explore Air 2 that you have your knob set to custom and the drop down menu on Cardstock – Intricate cut this will give you the crispest cuts.
After you have all your pieces cut out you will layer the colors to make your image. I love using my Paper Crafting Set with my paper images.
The grey side of the mat, that comes with the kit, is perfect for keeping your paper still. But it is soft so you can still use the piercing tool (my personal favorite).
First layer the green paper onto the white using a liquid glue with a fine tip applicator.
Next I like to use glue dots to add the letters to the top. Glue dots make the letters rise just slightly from the image giving it some depth.
Line up the letters with the rest of the image. Mini, permanent glue dots work best.
When you are working with the images that have a finer edgeing the piercing tool is perfect for lining up you edges.
You can add these images to small bags for goodies to hand out, or a gift tag, or of course cupcake toppers.
I love that you can use this one image for so many different projects! It makes it so easy to create a cute party without having to spend a ton of time designing different images.
So if you have “big birthday” coming up take some help from Cricut and get some easy cute projects.
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