I am really excited to be participating in a Silhouette Challenge today! Silhouette sent me and some other bloggers a goodie box full of fun Silhouette materials to play with.
The challenge was to use at least two of the products included in the goodie box to make a summery project. After you see what I’ve made, be sure to scroll down to see all of the projects and vote for your favorite. PLUS (!) you can enter to win your own challenge box full of Silhouette products.
So, I’ve mentioned that I have been planning my son’s ice cream birthday party that is coming up soon. I wanted to use my Silhouette challenge box to make something for the party. We are planning on having the birthday party in our backyard. And July + Vegas + backyard = HOT, which can be a problem for an ice cream party. I had the idea to move our little chest freezer into the back yard for the party to keep the ice cream from melting prematurely. I knew that I could use the adhesive magnet paper to make some decorations.
The adhesive magnet paper is pretty cool stuff. I designed a couple magnets to say “Ice Cream Shoppe” as well as some ice cream cone shapes. I printed the designs on white cardstock, and cut around the designs using the Silhouette’s print and cut feature.
Then I cut the same exact shapes from the adhesive magnet paper.
To attach the cardstock to the magnet paper, just peel off the white backing from the magnet paper and stick the two pieces together.
I played around with different layout of the magnets, and here’s what I ended up with.
I think they turned out so cute, and definitely dress up the freezer for the party, plus those ice cream cone magnets will make perfect little fridge magnets that I know my kids will enjoy playing with.
I decided to use the same shapes to decorate cups for serving ice cream and floats at the party. I knew the washi paper sheets included in the box would make some adorable little stickers to decorate my plain white paper cups.
I found the washi sheets cut best for me when I turned them upside down with the white paper backing facing up.
Pretty soon I had a cute little stack of washi cones, scoops, and cherries all ready to be added to my cups.
I love how the washi paper is sheer so you can see the layering of patterns and colors.
I am so happy with the way my little ice cream shop is coming together and can’t wait to share more party details with you all soon.
If you would like to make your own ice cream cone stickers and magnets, you can get my free Silhouette file HERE.
Now it’s time to check out the other projects in the Silhouette Summer Challenge contest! Lots of creative ideas!
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