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Paper Party: Girls Only!

Hello and welcome to another fun round of ‘Paper Party’ here on the blog! If you have punches, scissors or a die cutting machine, plus a gorgeous collection such as Hello Sunshine, making your own party decor items is fun and easy.

The Hello Sunshine collection is full of fun colors for Spring and also perfect for a little girl’s party.  It is a great idea to keep your items simple because with everything together, it looks festive, colorful, and ready for a party.


Circle banners are one of the quickest ways to add pattern to any party! It can be strung under chandeliers or used as a backdrop for a candy buffet! My circle banner was cut using 1.5″, 1″, and .75″ circles then stitched together.


Adding detail with how you wrap up your gifts, not only looks pretty, but is a nice surprise for the recipient. I chose a simple pattern and a neutral color for the pillow box, so that the bow and the die cut ephemera from the Hello Sunshine collection would stand out.  Isn’t it just the cutest?


Because this is a little girl’s party, the main decor is a dress in a 6×8 frame.


I started with this card cut file from the Silhouette shop, Design ID #41024, Emma Dress Card by Patty Young Designs/MODKID.


I ungrouped the design using the Ungroup Selected Shapes tool at the bottom and then deleted the shapes I didn’t need, leaving just the dress.


Using the Knife tool, I went from left to right between the straps to separate the halves.


Delete the other half of the dress, and grab the draw a line tool and add the tops of the straps back (tip:  zoom in to connect the points as closely as possible), then select the dress and group it together with the Group Selected Shapes tool to make it one piece again.


I cut my cardstock to 5×7 to fit inside the frame.  To know where I want the dress to cut, I used the rectangle tool to draw a 5×7 rectangle.


Now I can select my dress and resize it to fit inside that area.  Delete the rectangle before you send it to cut.


Once it was framed, I added all of the chipboard pieces to finish it off. I hope this has inspired you to use your pretty papers for your next party! Thank you for joining me today for my own “girls only” Paper Party.

Collections Used: Hello Sunshine


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2 Responses to "Paper Party: Girls Only!"

  • Melissa Morrelli
    March 7, 2014 - 10:40 am

    Super Cute!!!