Wednesday, June 21, 2017

PacMan Birthday Party ... Pacman and Ghost Invite

I showed you the plan invites I did for the classroom, here are the invites I made for my parents and me that I keep in the boys memory books. These took a bit to make but they turned out very cool!


I downloaded PacMan Font from DaFont, this is my go to place for font's. I did a practice run using my cricut to see where the circles and the ghost would be when I cut them out. This then showed me where to put my font so when cut the words didn't get cut off.


Supplies:
Yellow Card Stock
Blue Card Stock
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
Word - to type up the wording
Cricut - I used George Cartridge to cut 3.5" circles, ovals
Googley Eyes
Glue Stick

Type up in word the invitation wording you want. Using your cricut to cut out a circles. I used a 3 inch for the yellow and 3.5inch for the black and a 1 inch for the eye. For the black strip I just used my cutting board to cut those out. For the Ghost I had to create my own design. I used a 5 inch Oval in blue and a 5.5 inch Oval in black. For the small circles I used a 2 and a 2.5 inch circles. 

Take a pair of scissors to cut out the PacMan mouth and the Ghost bottom part. I used a glue stick to put this together. remember to put the strip in between the PacMan circles and the Ghost BEFORE you glue the backs on (the black). I forgot to do this and each time had to peel it back and stick it in which is hard once glued. I added a black dot for the PacMan eye and a googley eyes for the ghost. You can always cut out white and black circles but I loved this look better. Make sure so it can bend so the PacMan looks like it is eating the ghost. Play with the dots in the center before gluing down to make sure it closes right. 

Very time consuming, but a very cool invite.

 Wording:

Pac man!
Game on!
date and time

Power up:
game over:

Level up:

chomp chomp:

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Monday, June 19, 2017

PacMan Birthday Invites

My son is turning 10 in July and we always do his party early so it's close to the end of school year so his school friends can come. I usually do fancy invites for friends and family and simple ones for the school since I usually need almost 30 of them. These PacMan invites are so simple.


I downloaded PacMan Font from DaFont, this is my go to place for font's. I did a practice run using my cricut to see where the circles would be when I cut them out. This then showed me where to put my font so when cut the words didn't get cut off. 

Supplies:
Yellow Card Stock (I used medium bond but should have used a heavier one)
Word - to type up the wording
Cricut - I used George Cartridge to cut 3.5" circles
Black Sharpie

Type up in word the invitation wording you want. Using your cricut to cut out a circle. Then take a sharpie to make an eye and a mouth. This is where I say I should have used thicker paper you could see the black come through.

Simple but still cool and fit the theme perfect!

 Wording:

Pac man!
Game on!

Caden is turning (year)

Date & Time

location
 
Rsvp #

swimsuit/towel

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Memorial Day Cookies ... Lady Bugs (using a heart shape)

We had our annual Memorial Day party at the lake. I love that each year we have some familiar faces and some new. This year I wanted to make some fun cookies, I went with the patriotic color themed. Yesterday I showed the Flag Star Cookies. Today are the patriotic lady bugs. I love taking a shape and turning it into something totally different. These were simple but so fun!

If you're in need or cookies for a party or just to eat, shoot me a msg at SweetPea Cookie Therapy. Thank you!


What you Need:
Heart Cookie Cutter
Royal Icing - Red, Blue, Black and white/uncolored (see recipe below) 

Pipping Bags


I started with a basic heart shape and turned it into lady bugs. I started with making the head with a black triangle. I then added the red or blue (depending on what color I wanted). Before the Red dried I took a piping bag of white and made the dots for the back of the ladybug. I then made the eyes and the antenna's. For the eyes I made a small white dot and added a smaller black dot in the middle. The antenna's was a fancy looking V. Let them dry and you have some cute cookies!

  
Here are both the cookies made:


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INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS:
1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Julie Usher, she has a GREAT YouTube video on how to make, color and make consistency adjustments

Royal Icing what you need:
2 lbs Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
5 Large Egg Whites (or equivalent) 
Flavor to Taste
Gel Icing Color

Mix powder sugar and cream of tartar in your mixer, just to make sure it is incorporated in. Slowly add egg whites, then whip start of slow then go to very high speed. She says around 2 minutes, my friend had an older mixer so it took almost 10 minutes. You want stiff peaks that hold on and won't fall off the spoon. Add in your flavor, I would suggest you use a clear flavoring.  This would be the glue texture great for ginger bread houses etc.

Take 1 cup of royal icing in a smaller bowl then add your coloring, lightly mix so you don't get air into the the icing. I'm like her and like the gel coloring. 

For Top Coating - Add 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 tsp Water (This is if you don't want to outline and flood)
For Outlining - Add 1/2 to 3/4 tsp Water
For Flooding  - Add 2 to 3 tsp Water

WATCH her video on How to Top-Coat, Outline, and Flood Cookies. YES it is around 7 minutes BUT if you have never done this technique it's a MUST she explains it perfectly.

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