Mickey Mouse Gift Tags

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Here’s a quick post to show you how I made the Mickey Mouse Birthday Party Favor Tags.    Gift tags are super quick,  fun to make and they add so much to the overall presentation.  I love how quickly they come together. 

For the circles I used my EK Success round punches.  I usually like to create a few options to choose from when doing the design.  I did that here (photo below) and was able to decide which one would be best. 

In planning, wasn’t sure if I should use a simple version or add more by using the scalloped background.  Since this was for a boy birthday party I settled on the middle option that has a yellow circle cardstock to help bring out the colors & shape from the inner circle.  

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For the polka dot background paper, I used the red & yellow polka dot from this Etsy digital pack (DelightfulDigitals).  I also used the three stripe sheet for the welcome door sign.  Had to change the navy stripe to black to make it work for Mickey Mouse.  It was really easy to do in Photoshop Elements.   You’d never know if I didn’t tell you!

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For the message on the tag, I added the black circle borders and the Thank You message to the inside of the circle.  I had already printed the dots on the sheet so I ran it through the printer once more (you could even do this all at once if you wanted to strategically place the circles on the dots).   I cut the Mickey silhouettes out via the Cricut. 

I like to punch out all the supplies before I get started so that I can do each step all at once.   I am ready to assemble!

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After the glue dried I added a shiny thin red ribbon.   Favor tags make gifts look so pretty, show that you used a hand touch and thought into the gift. 

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I like how adding the black Mickey silhouette to the top of the circles added some dimension to the piece. 

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Here’s the Birthday Party post if you’d like to see how everything came together (including these tags on the favors) at the party.   As Mickey likes to say…Toddles!!

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

Hi Laurel Lane fans!  My name is Shawna and I wanted to share with all of you the amazing work that Laurel did for my little boy’s second birthday party.  When it came time to plan the party, there was no question that I would want Laurel to help me make it perfect.  I got lots of ideas on Pinterest (link to my idea board) and Laurel helped me to make them even better!

Invitation:

I went for a photo invite that I found on Etsy and it came out so cute!

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The colors were primary colors taken from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme (black, red, yellow, blue).  I got both solid and polka dot balloons and then some mylars to accent it all.

The front door sign was 3 circles and she used the Disney font. I loved the striped paper on the top and bottom circles.

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Here’s a summary of all the decorations Laurel made for the party:

  • Door Sign – (used Silhouette & Mickey shape from Cricut)
  • Favor Tags -(used circle punch & Mickey from Cricut)
  • Food Tents – (designed & printed with Silhouette)
  • Various Signs (designed & printed with Silhouette)
  • Birthday Banner (designed, printed and cut with Silhouette)
  • Water bottle Labels – (designed with Silhouette)

Note from Laurel: The door sign & food tents were inspired by items I saw on Etsy and knew it would be fun to make them myself.  For the rest of the signs I extended the same patterns I used for the handmade birthday banner.    I am pleased with how the signs turned out, it was quite fun to use the Mickey font.

Favors:

They were sitting by the door for people on the way out with a little sign that uses some of the well known Mickey Mouse clubhouse sayings of “Thanks for stopping by” and “See ya real soon!”

Note from Laurel: The text portion for the signs (white sheet of paper) was designed with my Silhouette software.  I used the same 3-border frame on the white paper with the black, yellow and red dot border across all of the paper pieces.  I showed some close ups of this from creating the banner (seen here), once it was designed for the banner it was so easy to extend to these other parts.

The yellow mickey print and the red polka dot background papers are from a digital pack of paper from Etsy.  I printed all of the sheets that I needed for these pieces on 12×12 sheets and then cut them down to the right size once I had the inside portion completed.

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I have done lots of different kinds of favors for parties and this time decided to do something that cost a little more, but felt like these crayon rolls might actually get used rather than end up in the garbage a few days later. I found them on Etsy from The Laughy Giraffy and what I loved about them is that, of course, they match the theme, but also because they have a rubber band closure rather than a ribbon tie. The elastic makes it much easer to wrap them up quickly and throw them back in your purse or diaper bag after a meal.  Laurel made an adorable thank you tag and I tied them on to each with a simple red ribbon.

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Instead of party hats, we had Mickey ears.  Playing again on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, we had a sign that used the familiar line of “We’ve got ears, say cheers.”

Note from Laurel: I used pop dots to raise the mickey heads on the sign.  The black mickey die cuts (from the Cricket) sure were great embellishments to add to these fun signs.

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Decorations:

I made a bunch of circles & Mickey Mouse heads with the Cricut.  This includes the saying or phrase that’s in the inside, which were all from different characters in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  They were hung from the ceiling with some cute spiral strings that I got at Party City.  I hung some inside from the ceiling and then some outside from the umbrella and swing set.  They were very festive and added a nice extra touch of the theme to the party.

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I made a festive matching Mickey Mouse silhouette for the ice bucket.

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Birthday Banner:

Laurel made an adorably banner that I hung from the roofline on the back deck.  She used a bunch of different papers from the Mickey digital pack, along with the block Disney font. It looked great outside, especially since it was a great warm summer day.

Here’s the post where she talks about making the triangle banner with the Silhouette.

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Food:

I went for themed food for the party, which I have never done before, but ended up loving it!  They were all kid friendly and the names from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  These were inspired by something I found on Pinterest.

Note from Laurel: I designed the food tents with the Silhouette software.   Used the striped digital pattern as the background and then added the frame on the top of the pattern.  Then printed the sheet and cut apart the tents.  The striped pattern is on the front side and runs across the back as well.  Here’s another place I was able to use the cute Mickey Mouse font (you can download from many font sites for free). I was able to fit three tents on each 12×12 piece of paper.

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Drink Labels:

I have done water bottle labels before and thought it was so cute.  This time I had Laurel do both water bottle and juice box labels and they were so cute!  She printed them on some thicker, glossy paper that helped so the color didn’t run as easily when they were in the ice bucket.

Note from Laurel: Used the digital papers here again to create the labels.  For the Mickey head I took it off one of the digital sheets of paper and added it to the design.

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Also added the same 3-piece border around the inside of the white circle. You can see it best in this second photo.  I thought it was so creative that Shawna wanted to do juice boxes!  They looked great and the kids loved them.    I love polka dots so these labels were fun to make.

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Saving the best for last…the Cake:

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Happy Birthday to the Two year old Birthday Boy Cooper!    Everyone loved the delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream cake!

Overall this party was a great success and looked amazing because of Laurel’s work!

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Note from Laurel:  I had so much fun making these paper items for Cooper’s party.  Shawna is a GREAT hostess and throws amazing parties.  She’s one of those people that thinks about everything the guests will need to be comfortable.  Everyone has a great time at parties where the environment is so comfortable.  I enjoyed making everything and even more love that she’s appreciates everything so much.    Shawna also hosted an Owl baby shower for me and baby Gwen a few years ago, I plan to share some photos from that day soon.

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Mickey Mouse Silhouette Banner

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This is a banner that I made with my new fabulous tool the Silhouette!  It’s a big TREAT to have an electronic die cut tool like this and I am so thankful to be able to get one with my bonus from work.    It arrived about two weeks ago, just in time for me to test it out with this banner project.  I used all digital paper supplies for the banner and then the Silhouette did all the designing/cutting.    This was made for my girlfriend’s Disney themed 2nd birthday party for her son that was at the end of August.  I made a handful of other Disney themed décor items for the party and I’ll share them over the next few posts. 

Close up of the cute Mickey pattern (it came in three colors).  There are three layers to this piece (the flag, the circle and the letter) all on pieces of cardstock.

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I put the “Happy 2nd Birthday” portion all on one string because she wanted to hang it outside along the roofline all in one line.  Then I put “Cooper” on another string so that she could hang it in his room or save with mementos.   

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Supplies:

  • Digital PaperMickey Inspired from Etsy.  Have you seen how reasonable it is to buy digital paper?   Only $3.00 for this set. 
  • Printer Ink– make sure you have have back up cartridges on hand just in case
  • Silhouette – shapes from Silhouette store (build a banner set by Lori Whitlock). Used the plain orange triangle (keeping it simple for a boy banner) that includes two holes for the ribbons.

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  • Ribbon-yellow & white ribbon from Michael’s craft store (perfect colors for the paper).  From the dollar bin. 
  • Adhesives– glue stick works great for the circles and then use pop dots for the letters. 

Steps:

1.  Print the pattern paper.  I printed the pattern paper on white cardstock.  Then began running it through the Silhouette to cut out the banner pieces.  I was able to get 2 banner pieces per 8.5 x 11 sheet. 

2.  Design the inner circle for the letters.  Used the Silhouette software to design and it’s so easy to use!!

3.  Print & Cut the circles with the Silhouette.  I love how crisp the circle cuts are with this machine!  It made the circles look absolutely perfect.   I couldn’t use my circle punch because these were larger than my punch.   Here’s what the sheet looked like before cutting.    I ended up making a three circles as the borders (thick black, small yellow and red dash).  This circle with the three borders was used again later on other items for the party.  Once it was created here I just had to resize for the other pieces.  

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4.  Cut the letters for the banner with the Disney font cartridge on the Cricut.  (I don’t have a circuit but was lucky to borrow one from a friend for this project)  The chunky Disney font on the Cricut was just perfect for the banner flags.    Also cut the two Mickey Mouse silhouettes on the Cricut.   I used the Disney script font (from my computer) on some of the other items but it wasn’t thick enough for the banner.  Cricut seems to have a hold on the “Disney” pieces because I couldn’t find them in the Silhouette store.     

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5.  Popped up the letters with pop dots so that there would be some dimension to the flags.  One of my favorite things about making Happy Birthday banners is there are 13 flags before you even get to the name flags, which means you get to use so many patterns!  It creates quite a striking look to see a collection of paper used together for one décor piece.  With cards and layouts its not possible to use so many patterns all at once. 

I love the black, yellow & red color combo with the stripes/dots/patterns.

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The white circles are just over 3 inches.   I made the black letters as large as I could to fill the space. 

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With the holes already precut (from the banner design file) for the ribbon it was so easy to string this one together.  What a great idea Lori had including the little holes in the flags.  This medium size ribbon was perfect because you could slide the banner pieces back and forth very easily.  

This shade of yellow is really soft & beautiful.

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Happy 2nd Birthday Cooper! What a great birthday celebration you had it was such a great time. 

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Next I’ll share the Thank You Tags, Water bottle Labels and Signs so that you can have ideas for your next Disney party.    I always have fun creating things for others because I get the chance to work with new themes.  Also, I’d love to share photos of how the party because Shawna did an amazing job.

Have a great Friday & weekend!