Monday, September 19, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Party

As promised, here are the last few goodies that I created for Bryce's Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party. In case you don't know, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a book series for kids. My son LOVES them... he'll read a whole book in a day or too (non-stop if I let him).

Here is his gift bag. I created it with the same "Greg Heffley" character cut I used for the card and the cake.
I bought these bags at Dollar Tree (2 for $1).  I cut a piece of notebook paper to fit (mine was about 7 3/4" x 9"). I glued the Greg cut to the notebook paper and then just attached the whole thing at a angle. I love how simple it is, yet it was PERFECT for the party!! :) 

I made two more of these.  I stuffed all the Goody Bags in them so Bryce could hand them out to all the kids after he opened his presents and said his "thank you"s.

I made these little pics to decorate the food table.  For party colors, we went with the book cover colors (red, blue, yellow, green, purple and orange). I just printed these on my computer, cut them to size, added an orange mat and hot glued them to a bamboo skewer. 

Here they are nestled into the utincels and napkin baskets (these baskets and the majority of the party goods are from Dollar Tree too).

I love how is sticks up... and Bryce loved it too! He wanted to keep these after his party.

Here is a LARGE piece of cheese. This one is a 12" x 12" piece of Bazzill card stock. I used my Gypsy to place a variety of circles on the "cheese" and cut it out.  I then took an olive green, grass green and brown ink and smudged up the "cheese" to resemble the old molded, rotten cheese in the book (and movie). I think I did a pretty good job, but the texture in the Bazzill card stock sure made a difference tool.

I hand stamped the sentiment "Beware of the "Cheese Touch"" to the front.  I "laminated" it using clear shelf paper to protect it and placed it out on the walk to the front door.

I love making these fun window decorations!! I used black and red vinyl ($1 for a 12" x 24" sheet at Craft Warehouse). Again I used the "Greg" cut for the black layer and Robotz Cricut Cart for the text (cut a 2" and 2 1/2") in red.

I used a dry erase maker to trace a pizza tray to get the perfect arch on my window. Then, I just placed each letter by hand. I find it easiest with these fun chunky letters.

I used some more of the clear shelf paper as a transfer sheet to move this whole cut onto my window at one time. It's nearly 12" tall and would be quite hard to get it straight without the help of transer tape.

Here is the cake... we made cupcakes for all the kids (with red, blue, green, yellow or purple frosting) but I wanted a larger cake for Bryce to have his candles on, so I made a 9" round cake too. This one features one last "Greg" cut.  I simply used black cardstock and placed it onto the frosted cake. It turned out perfect!! Adding the sugar letters (Wilton Brand from Walmart - $1.15) was quick and easy too.

Bryce loved his cake and his party too! :)

I hope you liked my mini series featuring Bryce's Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  If you have any additional questions about this party, need any more files etc, feel free to let me know. :)
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Dixie said...

Wow! It all looks just wonderful! I especially love that window cling, you really thought of everything. Looks like a fabulous party. Happy Birthday to Bryce!

Rhonda Miller said...

Looks like a fun party. I love the window decorations. TFS.

Carrie K said...

How fun! I wish I had little ones to do a party for now that I have a cricut!! We would have had some cool parties like Bryce!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow you sure made it fun for Bryce.. All your detailing of your projects are just perfect....
So creative my friend.... It look like a fun party for your son.....

Adrian said...

You did a great job on all the projects!! Your son is blessed to have such an awesome Mom!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, love all the decorations! Great project...I am sure Bryce loved it:)
Sherrie K

pruttybird said...

Wow ... great job. Very creative. Wish I was that talented :) I bet the kids had a great time.

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Georgiana said...

This looks like the best birthday party ever. He should remember it for a long time.

Carson's Creations

Keeping My Cents said...

Cheryl is so sweet! Thank you for trying to help me with the Silhouette file.

I used most of her ideas to help my friends son's birthday a smashing success. Thanks Cheryl! You are so creative.