The day after we arrived home from the US, it was my daughter’s 10th Birthday. So I had just a couple of days to prepare her party for today. My Digital Studio came to the rescue! I was able to make quick decorations for her party to co ordinate with her party invitations. Here’s her invitation which we gave out before we left:
The party was a cupcake decorating party, with a local lady Wende from Design-A-Cupake Party and she also made the Birthday cake (Jasmine requested a Malteesers cake), so I made a quick cake topper to personalise the cake. Very easy to do.
Here’s a step by step of what I did (you can click on the pics to view them larger). Using MDS I started with a custom project – 5″X 7″ – as I was going to print this at Harvey Norman as a 5×7″photo! (or of course I could have printed this at home too but I prefer the more professional look).
Starting with “Punches” from “basics” I selected 1.25 Circle, then from “extras” selected Petite Pennant Scallop & Petite Pennant Punches. I left the circle blank, colour filled the scallop pennant with Bermuda Bay and Paper filled the pennant with Designer Series Paper from the Wonderland Party paper set. This all took about 5 seconds!
I then double clicked on the circle punch shape to open the Punch Settings, and changed the circle size to .75″ instead of the 1.25″. I would be able to punch this out with my 3/4″Circle punch once printed!
I then colour filled the circle with Melon Mambo, and set the Opacity to about 60% so that the colour wasn’t so dark.
Then I moved the pennant onto the scallop pennant, and added a drop shadow to the pennant – again just a simple click from the tool bar on the right. This makes the image look more 3 dimensional instead of completely flat.
I then copy and pasted these images to ensure I had 7 images on the one page.
I then selected “stamps” from the right side tool bar, and selected Just Perfect Alphabet and “stamped” the letters out to spell my daughter’s name. I was then able to reduce the size of the stamped letters to fit onto the 3/4″Circles, then simply recoloured them to “Bermuda Bay”.
I then had a sheet that I could print, and I simply use my Pennant Builder Punch and 3/4″Circle punch, to punch out all the shapes, pop them together to make a little cake banner!
I also made a couple of other MDS decorations for the party:
Party Bag decoration/names.
Straw banners with names & bottle decorations (again easy to punch out)
And personalised 12×12 wall decorations for above the party table and punched out name for the banner.
Anyway, My Digital Studio made it all much easier for me this week! My jet lagged brain wouldn’t have coped with anything complicated so I was thrilled to have such a simple tool at my fingertips! If you would like to learn more about MDS please don’t hesitate to contact me, or you can try it out for 30 Days for FREE – Item code 130910. That’s right, you can download it now HERE.