Monday, June 20, 2011

Lego Birthday Party

I know I missed the mark last week...but here it is.....

I used my Gypsy to create these adorable Lego men (and women). 
I used Accent Essentials, George and Basic Shapes, Plantin Schoolbook, Slumber Party, Don Juan, Varsity Letter, Birthday Bash, Everyday Paper Dolls and a font cartridge (can't remember which one).  I am SUPER happy with how they turned out!  By the time I was done I had about 14 layers in this Gypsy file, I thought I was going to crash my G.
I created each element separately so I could cut them in different colors.  Originally I wanted to cut a bunch and have the kids dress them up as one of their activities at the party.  But I ended up not having the time.  I cut all the hair and head wear from the Paper Dolls Cartridge.  I let my son choose the hair style and color for each character.  He liked the baseball cap best.
I wanted one hand up so they could hold a birthday sign or balloons.  My husband cut a 2 x 3 piece of wood to 4" long and then cut a slit to stand them up.  Then they were painted bright colors to match.
The Lego feet were a rectangle I popped up so it would look just like the real thing.
I used my computer and the Wordart function to create the lettering for these cute cupcake pics.  Then put a mini Lego head on the other side.
I did the same here with the banner.  These heads were actually left over from the Thank yous, I thought they were perfect on the banner too!  I love all the pennants on the Birthday Bash cartridge and the bold Varsity Font.
For the favors I created a Lego block box.  It opened like a pizza box and we put all the goodies for the kids inside.  I used a circle punch and pop'em up to look like real blocks.
Dylan said we should take a picture with "stuff" inside so you could see how they work.
The finished size of each box was 6" x 3".
Last we have the Thank yous.  I added hair that looks like my boy, since he was the one that would be filling them out and sending them.  I thought it would be funny!
I cut the thanks from the Don Juan cartridge.  It was a tag but I hid the tag and cut it on the layer so you could see the negative come through.
I found these two free Lego fonts online and downloaded them to my computer.  I used the lettering for the note inside and then created a border of Lego minifigures along the bottom.

The cake was a bunch of blocks stacked up like Lego's too.  My Aunt Liz made it and it turned out great!  The pictures not so much, we bought bright colored flame candles and it needed to be dark to see the colors so we didn't get a good picture of him blowing out the candles.  :(

I hope you like what I have shared.  If you have any questions just ask.

Now I have to begin the brainstorming session...what should I do for my daughter's birthday....?

Suggestions ......


  1. AMAZING!!! Love love love this. Would you be willing to maybe share your cut file for your lego people?? Love it.

  2. Absolutely fantastic job on everything. My kids grew up with tons of Lego's. I would also like to know if you are willing to share your files.

  3. WOW!!! These are amazing! I'm sure Dylan is going to look back on this party and say "My Mom is awesome"!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. You did such a wonderful job! I would also love if you would be so kind as to share your gypsy file :-)
    rcscrap at gmail dot com

  5. This is just about the most clever party I have seen! Love your details and all the things you were able to alter to create Lego people. You have just totally impressed me!!!
    Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog)

  6. This is awesome, absolutely love your creativity with this, would love to see your cut file as I have a feeling my nephew is going to want to do something like this soon, and maybe my grandson in a few years :-)

  7. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing. I have 5 grandsons and they all love legos. Even the older ones love to fiddle with them when the little ones are playing. Thanks for sharing your files.

  8. WOW, great job! I will become a follower.

  9. awesome! I would love to get this gypsy file- I am having my sons lego party in a few weeks! if you would share that'd be great!

  10. Wow! This is awesome! My hubby LOVES Legos - since he was a boy. If you are still sharing your cut file I would love it.

    Thank you so much - you are amazing!

  11. My grandson is a Lego fanatic! I would love to surprise him. You are so sweet to share your files. I love my Gypsy....don't know what I did without it. LOL