I already started making the decorations for my granddaughter’s first birthday party. I have a lot of ideas that I would like to bring to reality… I hope I can. Let me begin by introducing my beautiful granddaughter, Carlea. She is 4 months old and she likes to pose for me. I already have more that one thousand pictures of her from every position! LOL I love photos and since her birth, photos have been an even more important thing for me,. And Carlea must also love it because, in the poses that I place her, she stays! LOL
The butterflies and flowers in this arrangement were made out of fun foam from cutting files available at Visual Designs by Chris:
The base is a recycled plastic container covered with plastic leaves. I painted a dry branch from my back yard. Finally, I printed a picture of my adorable granddaughter and added it to my project.
This project can be used as a centerpiece by itself or you can add a stand like I did here to place the arrangement in the front of your home or close to the main table.
Because, in my last post I said that my next project will be a centerpiece for a boy birthday, I am going to add that centerpiece too to this post. These centerpieces are also made out of my favorite material, fun foam! And, as always, with glitter added. : )
The cutting files for the baseball player and football player available here:
Football player in KNK, MTC, and PDF formats
Baseball player in KNK, MTC, and PDF formats
As you can see I LOVE to work with Fun Foam. This project is really simple and was great to make with my wonderful KNK Groove-E. The Hello Kitty image is a free file from the MTC Gallery and I added the name of my granddaughter. First I typed out the letters in the font I wanted to use. These letters were to be cut from white. Then I added a yellow outline (Shadow Layer) of the name to put behind the white letters. Then I selected the yellow outline and the Hello Kitty image and made a pink outline (again using Shadow Layer) of both selections together. This resulted in one large background cut for gluing both the Hello Kitty shape and for gluing the yellow outline layer. Then on top of the yellow outline I would add the original white letters.
Before gluing, however, I colored the edges of the fun foam. As you can see, I also added glitter to the edge of the first level of the project and the second and third leyers I just colored with markers of the same color as the fun foam. Then I embelished it with a flower that was cut with my KNK Groove-E. The center of the flower is filled with glitter.
My next project is going to be a centerpiece for a boy baby shower or birthday made out of fun foam!
So see us every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday where we have new posts by the ten Team KNK designers!
As you already know my KNK machine is very important to me. I have to admit that at the beginning it was not easy, but I trusted Sandy when she said “I am going to teach you to love your KNK” and Sandy trusted me. She drove me step by step and today I can’t go one day without my KNK Groove-e. Right Chad? LOL
Ok, let’s start with my project. This is a beautiful notepad that every girl would love to have and it is really simple to make. I used my WONDERFUL KNK Groove-e, a notepad, fun foam of different colors, glue and markers.
(1) First thing I did was measure the area where I wanted to place the decoration. This measurement let me know the size that I needed to make my overall image.
(2) Then I cut all of the individual shapes in different colors of fun foam.
(3) After cutting, I colored the borders of the pieces with markers.
(4) Next, I glued them onto the notebook.
(5) Lastly, I embellished the notebook with ribbon and glitter (because I love glitter and I use it for almost all my projects!)
These are the decorations that I made for my granddaughter’s room. As you can see, I have been very busy!
The Hello Kitty shapes are from MTC files that I cut in different colors of Fun Foam and embellished with glitter. The flowers were cut from wall vinyl from KNKUSA.COM.
In this case, Hello Kitty is the same file that I used to make the Acrylic Album post. I enlarged the file and cut brown and pink wall vinyl from KNKUSA.COM, the same that was used for the flowers.
The lamp was brown when I bought it, so I changed the color to pink and embellished with Fun Foam that I cut with my TERRIFIC KNK GROOVE-E. I also cut specialty vinyl from KNKUSA.COM, added some ribbon, and then added my final touch, as always, glitter. I love glitter!!!
I used this doll that I had made for a KNK post (which I never posted) as my inspiration to make the centerpieces for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower. These centerpieces were made with my fantastic KNK Groove-E which I love very much, thanks to Sandy, Fun Foam, and embellishments such as glitter, tissue paper, paper flowers, etc.
How this looks at night with the glitter!!
Everything was cut out from Fun Foam and glued with hot glue. I put glitter along all of the borders and the dolls’ cheeks.
Then I did many variations by just changing hair styles and her clothes.
Pacifier to complement the arrangement
I used the same files to make additional centerpieces for the other tables. These were made with big baby bottles and different styles of Fun Foam dolls were put inside the bottles. The letters outside of the bottles were made with vinyl. These centerpieces were used as party favors, too.
Everything was thanks to my KNK Groove-e, and to Sandy for teaching me how to love my Klic-N-Kut! If you would like the free cutting file, click on the link below:
Fun Foam Doll File in KNK, MTC, and PDF formats