cut it out, gift it up

Our favorite twins turned two this week and we celebrated in style. I wanted to do something fun for their presents and decided to go with matching (well coordinating) tee shirts. Carmen’s husband came up with the idea to flip flop the colors for each twin and they came out great.

The cow thing isn’t just totally random and out of the blue; my friend Karen (their mom) comes for a line of dairy farmers and works in the industry. I never showed the creations Carmen and I made when she was visiting, but I am loving heat transfer in the Silhouette. Even though my blade is nearly dead (I’ve never changed it—holding out for a sale!) it still cuts this stuff like butter. I got my material from Specialty Graphics vs. the Silhouette branded stuff. You can buy by the foot (really a 14×14 inch piece) and they have a lot more variety. This is the EasyWeed and I have a batch (um a pretty large batch) of HotMark coming (so if you have more tee shirt ideas let me know!). It is still a bit expensive so I always fill up all the space when I go to cut with other random shapes I think I might use. I put a bird in the margin and used it to spruce up a many times re-used gift bag:

I was hesitant to iron on the paper, but it worked like a dream. Tuesday unknowingly helped me with the tag. I took a sheet of watercolor paper she’d used and ran it through the Silhouette.

Love how it turned out (minus having to cut it three times, I really do need that new blade).

The party was so great, I love hanging out with my friends and Tuesday had a blast. The birthday girls were loving life.

Tuesday vs. Lachlan: mini bites vs. big bite. She hates to get food on her face, hands, clothes, etc. That doesn’t always stop her, she just starts freaking out and pointing to it. Biggest photo challenge of the day? A bounce house. Holy moly.

These two are so funny together. I really need to get it on video. I almost didn’t get my camera out as is; I don’t know why sometimes I just want to blend in, but I love these images. Birthday parties are the best.

10 Replies to “cut it out, gift it up”

  1. Seriously these are the cutest t-shirts ever! and you even found a scrap of ribbon to attach the tag… Awesome! It’s no wonder you’re such a popular photographer your photos are fabulous!!! You captured the fun perfectly!

  2. Those shirts are ADORABLE!!! What an awesome idea, and a super cute design–I love them!

    and I think you took super bounce house pics…very nice!

  3. Great shirts! After seeing all the inspiration on your page, I’m afraid a silhouette might be in my future!

  4. Looks like Tuesday had a blast!

  5. I’m glad you brought your camera – adorable photos! and such cute shirts for the girls too.

  6. So cute!!!! Being a Wisconsin native I totally approve of the cows. 🙂

  7. the shirts turned out awesome! What great colors! So, was that a 2nd birthday party? I am thinking a bounce house might be fun for chloe’s 2nd. It looks like Tuesday LOVED it! You got some great photos!

  8. Yup, second birthday. The house was a huge hit, and the hostess said not that expensive.

  9. […] else. Either a base of the next art project, or we turn paintings and drawings into journal covers, gift tags, and scrapbook backgrounds. With Tuesday’s large acrylic paintings on canvas I know we are […]

  10. […] nothing is safe! Here are some that Carmen did when she was visiting, and you might remember these cow shirts for her twin friends. So got anything clever for me to put on a 2.5 year old’s shirt? […]

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