A Party Fit for a Princess Part 1

Sorry I have been missing for a couple of weeks. I was working on my wonderful daughters 1st Birthday party. I can’t believe she is one, where does the time go. So her whole theme was Princess. Here is some inspiration for your next party.

The Princess Invitation
The Princess Invitation

I chose 3 different bases for the invitations. I got so lucky the paper was only 20 cents a sheet on clearance. The paper is pearlescent on one side and a flat color on the opposite side. I used the Once Upon A Princess cartridge and Baby Steps for these invitations. I embossed the dress base with the Darcie embossing folder. The crown is glitter paper from Target, I also used Peachy Keen Stamps for the face and then added a little bit of rhinestones for some bling.

Happy Birthday Lilyana
Happy Birthday Lilyana

I cut the letters out in green using SCAL and put on the board with pins. I cut out the crown at the top as big as I could make it in CCR. I backed the 1 in the crown with hot pink glitter paper. My mom made the tutu for my little princesses highchair and fixed the tulle on the wall.

The 12 Months of Lily
The 12 Months of Lily

I cut out Lily’s First 12 months into butterflies and hung them on tulle using clothes pins that I glued to the back of the butterfly. I used the Baby Steps Cartridge for the these. I used CCR to line up the pictures with the butterfly, you can also use center point. Here is the link for a great video on how to use center point http://cricutdivablog.wordpress.com/videos/ . This lady I work with on the CricutDIVA Design Team has some awesome videos that have been very helpful to me.

Butterfly close up
Butterfly close up

Here is a close up of the butterfly. You will have to trim the antenna off the picture. There is no shadow feature for the butterfly so you have to manipulate it to fit the photograph and have a border.


Here are the 7 3D Castles that I made for the center pieces. I am going to do a more detailed post about these soon. I will say they are super time-consuming, so definitely give yourself a couple of hours to make one.

Most of these decorations were made using the Once Upon A Time cartridge. I hope this has inspired you to tackle the decorations for your child’s next birthday!

Designed by: Sierra Heath
Cricut Machines & Tools Used: Expression, Expression 2, SCAL, Design Studio and CCR
Cricut Cartridges UsedOnce Upon A Time, Baby Steps
Other Supplies UsedPeachy Keen Stamps, Butterfly 3D stickers, Darcie embossing folder “Butterflies”, Bazzill, Recollections, and ColorBloc Papers, Scotch Double Sided Tape, Foam squares, Rhinestones


3 thoughts on “A Party Fit for a Princess Part 1

  1. You are more patient than I am. I cut all the pieces for that 3D castle when I first got the cartridge and started assembling it but never did finish it. LOL

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