Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Decorate To Celebrate Guest Designer Challenge #5

Recently I found out about this awesome blog where you can share creations that you make to decorate for celebrations.  You can visit here: Decorate To Celebrate.  I had made a cake for a birthday party and I didn't think it would fit into any challenges as far as crafting went, but I was approached by Amy from Decorate to Celebrate to enter their challenge.  I was so happy to have found a challenge where I could share my cake and cupcakes :) I LOVE challenges!  I really love that they have themes for each challenge, but they also accept any type of decorations that you create to celebrate all special occasions!

A few days after I entered my cake I was approached by Rhonda to be a guest designer for challenge #5.  I was so honored!!  Thank you ladies!!

The theme for this challenge is BBQ or block party.  If you have made BBQ or block party decorations, or any other type of party decorations, make sure you enter your special projects! 

My dad's birthday is coming up and he loves BBQ's so I decided to go with a BBQ theme.

Here is a picture of the banner I made.  Sorry my camera refused to focus:( 

On the left side I placed this little man. I love his red hair!

On the right side I placed this BBQ grill.  These images on the Block Party cart are so cute!

This font is so nice! It was easy to layer and it reminds me of Speed Racer for some reason.  It is from Life's a Party

I popped up all images and letters.  You can see it better here.


For the invitation I tried to pick something easy to make so that I could mass produce it.  I chose this hamburger from Simply Charmed. Turns out it wasn't as easy to assemble as I had hoped, but it's cute. The hamburger patty was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and the lettuce was embossed with the Swirls folder.

Here is the inside of the invitation.  I was so excited when I finished it! I sent a copy to my mom and she gave me some bad news...the BBQ is for the 30th and my dad is turning 53 not 55... Oops! How embarrassing!! We had a good laugh over it!  

I want to thank Rhonda and Amy, from Decorate to Celebrate, for having me as a guest designer! I am soooo honored!  Please make sure you visit here: Decorate To Celebrate

Cricut Classic Font: Triangle (Stretched out with Gypsy)
Block Party: Man, grill, watermelon slice
Life's a Party: Font
Simply Charmed: Hamburger
Paper: Recollections


  1. Maribel, What an awesome idea, you did a great job with the banner and the invite. Love them both. Way to go.


  2. This is so cute! Love all of the great decorations! :)Amy

  3. these are adorable thank you so much for guest designing for this challenge Its sure to give everyone some inspiration to decorate.
    thank you Rhonda and Amy

  4. Maribel, so awesome. FABULOUS! I have an award for you on my blog. ~Shen

  5. Super cute Maribel and Congrats on your GD spot! Your projects are fantastic:)
    Sherrie K

  6. Maribel, you did a great job on these decorations. I love the banner. I would love to have Block Party but we have a lousy WalMart here. Hugs, Pam at

  7. Congrats on your GD spot! This came out so perfect, and I also love the chef's red hair! :)

  8. CONGRATULATIONS on your guest designer spot, Maribel! You did such an outstanding job with the theme! The banner is just spectacular and I love the cute hamburger invite! Very creative and fun :D


  9. Yeah! Congratulations on your being a guest designer! Such a cute banner! Great invitation for your Dad's bday. Happy bday to him! Take care and have a great weekend!:-)

  10. Hi Maribel, OMG !! love the banner and the little cook guy too cute!! Perfect stitching and fabulous banner!! Happy B-day to your dad!!

  11. Oh no! It's a good thing Cricut is awesome and you can just stick on another blackout cutout! :) I just love him! And your burger and banner are so super cute!

  12. Congratulations on being a guest designer, that's so exciting. I love the banner. It will look very nice at your Dad's BBQ birthday.

  13. This is absolutely adorable! The banner is just to die for! Nicely done!!

  14. OMG, I really LOVE your invite and banner!! You did a fantastic job on both! Congrats on your GD spot, you really deserve it :0)

  15. This is such a fun banner!!!!!

  16. Congrats on being a guest designer. How fun. Gotta love Block Party and Simply Charmed. I love this banner. Let's Bar b que!!!!!
    Thanks CallyAnn

  17. love the banner, decorate to celebrate sent me.
    Dawn RI

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  19. Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate and I have to say these decorations are wonderful! I think the invitation is my favorite part!

  20. The invitation AND the banner are awesome. Another cart I really need to purchase!
    Thanks for your wonderful ideas!

  21. Maribel, you did a FANTASTIC job on your banner!! I love all of the 'extra' details you added with the embossing and dimension -- You really ROCKED the challenge!! What a pleasure to have you Guest Design for us!! :)

    Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

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