Sunday, November 12, 2017

Partying it Up: 3D Unicorn Party with How-To Instructions by Jennifer Beason

Hello, everyone. Jennifer here and today I'm kicking off Doodlebug's "Partying it Up" Challenge. I love creating for birthday parties, and with all the cutting files DB has to offer, creating your own custom party decor couldn't be easier. I have 3 projects to share today, all of which use the unicorn icons from the Fairy Tales cutting file collection. 
My first project is this fun centerpiece. It would look great on the party table, but I also wanted to make sure it could be used as a decor piece after the party was over. So with that in mind, I kept the title neutral. But the pinwheels, glitter sprinkles, and rainbow patterned paper all give it a festive feel.
Here's how I put it together.
After laying out my project with Silhouette software, I cut out the pieces in layers. Because this is a double-sided project, the mirror side of most of the pieces were also cut.
I used my Silhouette to cut each piece out of thin chipboard, then (except where noted) the pieces were mounted to foam board and cut out by hand. Once all the pieces were cut out, I printed the mane, tail, horn, face, and ear on white cardstock cut them out and glued them in place.
The base was cut out of four layers of foam board, or you can use 1-inch foam board. Once you get to this point, you can have fun embellishing your unicorn, as you wish. Here are a few close-ups of the finished piece.
Chunky twine was glued to the edges of the unicorn and glitter was applied to the mane, tail, and horn.
Pinwheels, glitter sprinkles, and chipboard stars were added to the base.
A chipboard banner with stitched detail and a colorful title was attached as well.
No party would be complete without treats, so I made some matching lollipop holders.
Below you can see how I created the holders using the Silhouette software.
Once the pieces were cut, printed and put together, they were embellished with glitter, sprinkles, twine and flower stickers.
Here's a better look at one close up.
And here you can see a couple with the centerpiece.
For my last project, I decided to combine the dancing unicorn, stars, hearts, clouds, and rainbow cutting files to create a wall hanging.
This project was made in a similar way to the centerpiece, with layers of foam and chipboard.
I added chipboard stars to the piece with some thin wire.  Beads and hearts were attached to the lower part of the clouds using string.
Thanks so much for joining me today. Come back tomorrow and all this week for more party ideas.   Jennifer


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