DIY Party Week :: Nautical Birthday & FREE Shape of the Week

Hi crafty friends! Welcome to day 2 of Party Week! Today’s party theme… Nautical Birthday, inspired by anchors, which are trending everywhere right now from home decor to stationary and clothing. I can’t get enough of them. 

To help you out with this one, we’ve put some new shapes in the online store, and one of them is FREE! 
This week’s FREE shape is the 3d boat. I filled it with swedish fish, printed the child’s name on the sail and used it here as a place card. 
The other new shape available for purchase in the store is this 3d anchor. It makes for an awesome center piece. Because it is a box of sorts it could also be fun to fill it with treats. 

With a color scheme of blue, white and grey to start with I needed some pops of color. Red did the trick. By cutting one of the flag borders out of red cardstock and wrapping it around the paper straw it was the perfect little detail. Nothing fancy, or tricky… but makes an impact.

Next up, the lunch bag. Use a traditional paper lunch bag, fold it down two times and add a cute little pennant banner with an anchor tag. I stapled mine on, accomplishing two things at once… keeping the bag closed, and the banner in place.

Printing and cutting the pennants out of the Silhouette Printable White Sticker Paper made assembly a breeze. No adhesive required. 
Here is a quick how-to for creating the pennants using the sticker paper. First I used the diamond shape and created the diagonal lines using this tutorial . Then, after filling the page, I turned on the registration marks in the Registration Marks window. 
Then, I printed the design on the printable white sticker paper. 
Next, I placed the sticker sheet onto the mat, just as it appears on my screen, with the black square at the top left. 
Then, I loaded the mat into the CAMEO,  opened the Cut Settings window in Silhouette studio and selected Printable Sticker Paper.  
Before clicking cut, I adjusted my blade to match the settings in Silhouette studio. 
Then, I clicked cut and let the CAMEO work it’s magic. Once the shapes were cut, I peeled each sticker off of the backing. 
 Then, I folded it over my piece of twine adhering the two sides together. 
Voila… easy peasy pennants! 

Last, but definitely not least you can create an interactive coloring placemat by sketching words and shapes using the Silhouette Sketch Pens.

I hope you’ve found some helpful party and Silhouette product tips today. Thanks for stopping by!

flag borders
3d anchor
boat {waves}
jewelry tag set
nautical set {anchor}

6 thoughts on “DIY Party Week :: Nautical Birthday & FREE Shape of the Week

  1. Amber says:

    I just bought a silhouette cameo. Needless to say I have a ton of projects cut out and ready to go. I was using that double stick tape for photos for the paper banners, etc. the tape doesn’t last very long and my projects come apart. Is there a glue or tape, some kind of adhesive someone could suggest to me? I don’t want the paper to have that bubble look to it from glue.

  2. Christine says:

    could you please show how you assembled the boat? how did you manage to attach the stick to the sail and then make it stand? thanks!!

    1. jeana says:

      Hi Christine,

      There is a small 3d box that comes with the shape. Once that is assembled, adhere it to the inside middle of the boat with the hole at the top. Then, take the large sail base shape {the one with two slits} and slide the dowel through the slits. You can leave it just like that, or adhere the 2 smaller sail shapes onto the base on either side of the dowel. Then, place the dowel in the hole at the top of the box. Hope that helps :)

  3. Barbara says:

    The sails appear to have been either printed on something clear, or perhaps they’ve been laminated? Please explain?

    1. jeana says:

      Hi Barbara, the main part of the sail was cut out of a transparency sheet which slides onto the dowel. Then, the two sails were adhered to the top of that piece. Hope this helps :)

  4. Lorie&Shane says:

    How do you assemble the 3d anchor?

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