Hi everyone! It’s Ashley, and I hope you are ready to party! Today I’m showing you how to use the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection to create a customized party for your little guy. All you need are some products from the Cool Kid collection, an electronic die cut machine or manual die cut machine, and a little bit of creativity.
I started my party theme with a star shape. Stars are always a great icon for boy themed anything. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut five large stars from a mix of patterned papers included in the Cool Kid collection. On two of the stars, I added the words Happy Birthday, and cut it all out together. You could save the positive letters from the phrase and find another way to use them in your party décor.
Next up, I grabbed the mason jar from the CP Craft + Office Storage collection. I knew it would be perfect for a cute star wand display for the birthday table. The mix of stars looks so fun in the mason jar, and they can also double as a take home favor for the kids! And if you want to save them for yourself and use them on a layout with the birthday photos, just attach them to a small wooden stick, with a bit of washi tape. Once the party is over, you can remove the stars and save them for your project.
You can’t have a party, without cupcakes and fun cupcake toppers. There’s a great mix of die cuts in the Cool Kid Ephemera pack, that you can use to create your own cupcake toppers. I used the same technique for the cupcake toppers, that I used for the stars in the mason jar. You could also add some extra embellishing to the Ephemera pieces to customize them even more. I added a star paper clip to two of the toppers.
I finished off the party décor with a cute party hat! I found a party hat cut file in the Silhouette Store and cut it from the Brothers patterned paper. Just use a bit of liquid adhesive and washi tape to secure the edges of the party hat. The cut file included a topper for the hat, but you could add a pom pom from the craft store and an elastic band, so your party goers can wear their customized hats.
Party themes are endless, with all of the Crate Paper collections that are out there! If you have a little girl, the Cute Girl collection would be perfect for your party décor. I hope I’ve inspired you to make your next party one to remember!
Cool Kid Supplies Used: Crate Paper Cool Kid Fun Times (680471), Crate Paper Cool Kid Run & Jump (680467), Crate Paper Cool Kid Wild One (680469), Crate Paper Cool Kid Hooray (680472), Crate Paper Cool Kid Handsome (680475), Crate Paper Cool Kid Brothers (680470), Crate Paper Cool Kid Champ (680473), Crate Paper Cool Kid Boys Club (680468), Crate Paper Cool Kid Ephemera Pieces (68483), Crate Paper Cool Kid Wood Embellishments (680489), Crate Paper Cool Kid Embellishments (680487)