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Valentine’s day doesn’t need to be all about roses and chocolates… well, chocolate is always a must so forget that part. You can have a bit of fun and bring in a play on puns with this “Plant One On Me” theme with all things Cricut!
This entire party was made with the Cricut Maker and has so many great projects within one celebration. You can re create the entire look or find a project or two to make on your own. The supplies and projects will be listed with links to DesignSpace so that you can easily create some Valentine’s day fun.
These invitations is an oversized potted thyme plant with the engrave tool. The supplies you would need are: Cricut kraft card stock, Cricut 80lb green paper(s), aluminum skeet (4″X4″) and the engrave tool. To use the engrave tool, you will need to use the Cricut Maker. Here is the link to the best invitation of all thyme… see what I did there?
Thank goodness I have a giant wall in my entry way that I have nothing on. This was on purpose because of projects like this! When I looked at this wall I thought, “this wall needs a giant pair of lips!.” To get an image this big from your Cricut machine, you’ll need to zoom out in your DesignSpace and create the size you desire. After the size is where you want it, you will then create rectangles that are the longest mat size. You’ll want to then tile out the lips by slicing the image with those rectangles. Once the lips are cut you’ll just piece them together on the wall.
Wanting to add texture to the table, I had this leftover Christmas wrapping paper and made it into a table cloth. It was super cute but needed a kiss of red.
To get the feeling of plants, I used shades of green for the different types of leafs. This was done with Cricut card stock and easily made into a garland by gluing the stems together. I first laid out the design I wanted and started with the bigger vines first then layered in the smaller ones. The types of leafs I used are found here.
The vines were beautiful when layered and this made me want to drape them toward the front of the table so that the leafs would pour over. The greens mixed with polka dots were so cute with the bright red lips. This laying effect really gives the table some gorgeous texture.
To set the table with some details, the black card stock was a great use of color to ground the table with the place mats. Here is the link for these modern place mats. This is a leaf design that was cut to the 11.5″ size. We needed to have some favors and wanted to add in some sweets because… that’s the entire point of Valentines.
Table Top Details
One of the favors is the cup at the place setting and is one of my all time favorite simple details. Taking a lip image, I sliced it in half to leave behind the bottom half. Using the metallic vinyl it was easy to weed and apply to the cup with transfer tape. Add this little detail to your next party by using this link.
You have to have chocolate at a party right? Wanting to have the favor resemble the plant theme, I thought this would be a great place to use acetate. Taking the gold lip image, I wanted to bring in the theme here in the favor too. You will need a scoring wheel for this project and use this topless box. Taking your tape runner, fold your acetate and tape along the edges needed to hold the pieces together. Apply the gold lips and stuff with whatever you would like. For our favor I used leftover wrapping paper, filled the bottom with kisses and then filled with some leafy greens used from the paper garland.
These place mats are simple yet such a great modern touch. Find them here!
3D Lettering for Focal Point
Next up you will need Cricut kraft paper, your leafy greens from card stock, a glue stick and foam stickers if desired. This font is a new favorite and is the Cricut font called “banner con.” You are able to create a beautiful 3D effect and add anything like leafs to make a great effect. The base is the wrapping paper so that the lettering won’t fade into the wall. First I laid out the leaf pieces to see what would look best and added them by using a glue stick. Then the foam stickers to create that 3D look and last creating a backing for the letters using the wrapping paper to tie in the theme as well as prevent the letters from fading into the background. Want this look for your next party? Save yourself some time and just click through this link.
Dress to Impress
What’s a party without a party outfit? For this project you will need Cricut’s infusible ink, EasyPress and the infusible ink shirts. From patterned to solid colors, this infusible ink is incredible! Design your shirt using any image and then follow your prompts to cut and apply your ink. Cricut’s heat guide is a great way to make sure application is perfect. All of the shirt designs can be found here.
Decor to Photo Backdrop
The best part of this party is that you can can remove the table and use the wall design to create a photo backdrop! My kids couldn’t help but want to wear their shirts and strike a pose!