My kids love the classic games like tic-tac-toe, memory, and go fish. I thought it would be fun to whip up a memory game for my two little ones. I made the cards around 2.5″ big so that they were large enough for their little hands to pick up.
This did take a bit of time, but it was well worth it! I mostly used the print and cut feature, which is so easy! Start out by going through the online store or your own library in the Silhouette Software. Select which shapes you’d like to use. I ended up doing 12 different designs, but you can choose as many as you’d like. Once you have your shapes selected, if they are not already print ready like the echo park garden boots, then you will have to do a few more steps.
Here is the process I went through with each shape. Open the shape select Object > Ungroup. You may have to do this several times until all of your items are Ungrouped. Then fill each piece of the shape with a fill color. Once you have all of your pieces filled in, you will want to assemble them together since they will be separated in their various pieces. Once you have them all assembled, group them back together.
You will also have to resize them to fit into your designed card shape. Don’t forget to also go to the cut menu and select No Cut for the shape you just filled in. You only want the rounded square to cut out. Like I mentioned before, I used the rounded rectangle shape to draw a 2.5″ square. I also used this as my guide on how large or small to make each image.
I also used the blue stripes pattern for the top of my game pieces. This step is pretty easy. Open up the pattern draw or copy your 2.5″ rounded rectangle shape. Select both the pattern and your 2.5″ shape and select Object > Modify > Crop. Now your pattern will be in the shape of your game piece. When I purchased my patterns, I could not find them in the library! Some nice lady in support had to inform me that there is a folder in your Silhouette Library marked Patterns and that is where my patterns were hiding. Good to know
Repeat this process with all of your shapes. Once you have all of your shapes ready, you can print (using the registration marks) and cut them out. I made 3 different layers for each game piece. Top layer was the blue stripes pattern, the next layer was a piece of chip board, the bottom layer was the colorful shapes I described above. Remember you will have to print 2 of each design to create a pair and then print/cut out the corresponding top and middle piece too. I ended up printing/cutting 24 game piece sets in total.
You will also have to sandwich together the top piece and the bottom colorful shapes with a piece of shipboard in the middle. When you have assembled all of your game pieces, let your kids try them out! I know they will have a blast!
Shapes: echo park garden boots teacups echo park sand bucket & shovel echo park truck echo park fish echo park sea horse echo park bird echo park candy echo park skateboard & scooter echo park ice cream cone echo park doughnut echo park teapot & cup blue stripes pattern
Silhouette CAMEO Cutting Mat Blade Printable Adhesive chipboard
Hi friends! It’s been forever. How is your summer going? What’s that you say. . . it’s flying by? Well, I know exactly what you mean! I haven’t had even a moment to sit and smell the flowers. It’s one design emergency to the next and then some! I will have to blog more in the fall/winter months when we are back to a normal schedule, but for now, this is going to be how it is. If you miss me, you can always catch me once a week blogging about one amazing party or another on Hostess Blog or you can also follow me on Pinterest! That should tide you over until the fall, I hope!
Today, was a very exciting day at my house!! I got an early morning phone call from the bride-to-be, Laura thanking me for the awesome post on Hostess Blog. I submitted the photos and my portion of the copy, but everything else was a total surprise. This shower was so elaborate that we had to break it into two parts. If you’d like to read what Jenn said you can read, Part 1 or Part 2 on Hostess Blog feel free. I am going to add in some different photos here though!
In order to save time, I am just going to post my copy and double blog this too!! Why do the work twice right! Without further ado, here is what I said. . . Wait I am quoting myself? Why, not!?
Party details as told by me. . . .
“Wedding season is upon us and that means lots of bridal showers. My dear friend, Laura is getting married in August and her twin sister, Lindsey was in charge of throwing her a beautiful bridal shower. She started planning months prior, which is a good thing because we had a lot of work to do! I was lucky enough to help out with the designing and styling.
Lindsey took inspiration from many different places, but Paige of Paiges of Style was a huge inspiration to us all. Lindsey wanted the shower to be romantic and stylish. Her color palette included shades of gray along with pretty corals and shades of soft pink. Lindsey also wanted to include many vintage pieces to tie the theme together. We also added the chevron stipe pattern for a clean and timeless feel.
The shower was held in a terraced backyard. It was a very intimate bridal shower with 30 of Laura’s closest friends and family members. We served brunch along with many sweet pastries and desserts. The shower featured the main food table and a drink bar. Lindsey styled and designed this whole fabulous drink area. The incredible table came from a second-hand store. Lindsey, along with the help of her Mom, did an incredible job refurbishing it. It looked so amazing and to think they only bought it for $30, what a steal!
Since the party was outside, we still wanted it to feel warm and inviting. We set up several vignettes throughout including the seating area, gift station, and of course the bar. The backyard really went through a major transformation and looked so beautiful! Each table was also styled. The centerpieces were comprised of bundles of books. The mother-of-the-bride, took paper back books, removed the covers, and tied them with twine. She also incorporated scrabble tiles that said “Bride to be.” She pinned beautiful vintage broaches on them, which happen to be the broaches that will be on the bridesmaid bouquets for the wedding. We then topped the book bundles with beautiful vases full of peonies. In the center of the peonies we placed floral pins to glam them up a bit. Lastly, we we used the same flags that we used on the straws and placed those around the base of the vases. They were stunning!
Thanks to all the people who helped make this shower possible. We seriously had a whole group of people who selflessly pitched in. We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. We spent countless hours cutting, gluing, and making sure every detail was perfect!
Stay tuned for more party details coming soon. . . ”
VENDOR CREDITS: – Event Styling – Jessica (that’s me) of Modern Moments Designs, Laura, Lindsey, & D’Lorah Ter Har – Invitation & Party Printables – (me again!) Modern Moments Designs – Paper Straws – Shop Sweet Lulu – Fondant Peony Flowers - Two Sugar Babies – Tables, Chairs, & Linen Rentals – The Party Pros – Donut Holes – Every Day is a Donut Day – Macarons - Jade Teahouse – Edible Cookie Designs – Frost – Coasters & Parchment Bags – Run Ellie Run – Chocolate Cups and Chocolate Sticks – Whole Foods – Large Gray Frame – IKEA (spray painted Gray to match the party) – Ribbon – Fabric Depot – Table Cloth -Table Vogue – Photography – Courtney Jade Photography