I’m not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet, but reality is looming and we have just 3 short weeks before the kids will be back in school and we will have to dive back into schedules and routines. I love the freedom that comes with summer, traveling, trips to the pool and making memories with my kids. So before we head back to school I thought it would be fun to host a simple Goodbye Summer Watermelon Party.
I’ve recently teamed up with Spellbinders as one of their newest Spellbloggers and I am excited to share my first project with you. If you aren’t familiar with Spellbinders they are a creative arts company that provides innovative solutions for today’s DIY crafters. The possibilities for making party decorations, fabric arts and paper crafts are limitless. Because I can’t resist pretty party decorations I decided to put my new Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine to good use for our Goodbye Summer party.
Nothing says summer quite like bright red, juicy watermelon. Which is exactly why I decided to use it as inspiration for our little party. I had lots of pink scrapbook paper on hand so I used that and varying shades of green as my color palette. I used the Create-a-Cone die to create a fun little watermelon popcorn treat cones.
What You Will Need:
- Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
- Standard Cutting Plates
- Pink, Green and Black Scrapbook Paper
- Shapeabilities Market Fresh I’ll Have a Slice Etched Die
- Shapeabilities Celebrations Create-a-Cone Etched Die
Start by layering a piece of pink scrapbook paper on top of one of the standard cutting plates. Next, place the cone die face down on the scrapbook paper.
Layer the second standard cutting plate on top of the die and run it through the Platinum Cutting Machine.
Remove the die cut cone shape and repeat the above steps with green scrapbook paper. The take the cut green piece and place the embossing die on top of it, create a embossing “sandwich” and run it through the machine.
Glue the pink cone shape to the green cone shape and firmly hold in place.
Roll the cut paper to form a cone and glue together.
Finally, glue the tiny seeds onto the base of the cone to create your watermelon treat cones.
I made a batch of watermelon flavored popcorn and filled each of the treat cones with it. These little watermelon cones are a fun hand-held treat the kids can grab and enjoy. And, I think they are the perfect way to say goodbye to summer!
The little details are what make parties so memorable and fun, which is why I also made a banner watermelon and cactus banner and some cute cupcake toppers. I have this small obsession with all things cactus lately and I thought the colors paired perfectly with my pretty pink watermelon theme.
I love how creative you can get with Spellbinders products. It was super simple to turn an ordinary summer afternoon into an extraordinary day full of laughter, sweet treats and lots of wonderful memories.
We are going to take advantage of these last few days of summer and soak up every last bit of fun, and I hope you do too!