more animal crossing!




Just one last post about the party as promised! A few resources and downloads for you too!
-One of the take home gifts (as well as music that was played during the party) was a mixed cd of music from Animal Crossing New Leaf. Mimibun on instagram tipped me off to KHinsider, They have music you can download from Animal Crossing New Leaf so I picked some of our favorites and created the mixed cd.
-For the stickers I printed the characters cut them out and ran them through my Xyron to create stickers.
-There are so many great websites out there with QR codes for the game, so we just found some of our favorites and had them printed on card stock.
-For the tablecloth I created a background repeat that looks like the grass on the game, then I overlaid the same characters I used for the stickers from the game over top and had it printed with Spoonflower. Now that the party is over I can use the fabric to sew fun bags, DS cases etc for fun!
-You can see the fish I used for the game. You need heavy duty magnets to hook to them (the paper clips didn’t work well, but a magnet on the fishing pole and one on the fish work great!) As you can see my info about the fish didn’t really match up with images of fish, but luckily no one cared and it was just a fun game.
-You can download the stickers, cd cover, fish, and fish puns here
-I found the Animal Crossing font Fink Heavy here

Animal Crossing 11th Birthday Party





B’s Animal Crossing party was yesterday afternoon, then we had a fun sleep over, and some house guests over today. It was a very full weekend! The party was super easy, we just ordered a bunch of pizzas, had some lemonade, animal crossing sugar cookies, and the cake. Since B is not a fan of cake he requested brownies. I made a tower of three brownies and covered them in peanut butter frosting (dyed green for grass) with little animal crossing toys on top.
We had the piñata (and a gorgeous day!) a few general games, and then a fishing tournament. Ahead of time I had printed out a bunch of fish, and attached puns to the back (which I copied from the game) Each fish listed it’s length (like the game) and had little magnets, the kid’s caught the fish with poles with string and paper clips and then we checked to see who had caught the biggest fish, based on the lengths listed on the back. I made sure not to make the measurements on the back correspond with the actual fish sizes, so it would be a mystery as to what size catch you’d end up with. The winner got a little trophy like the fishing tournament in the game.
For the little take home gifts I made up boxes with balloons. In the game animal crossing these some times float around in the sky and you use your slingshot to shoot them down & get a prize. Inside the boxes were mixed cds with music from the game (I’ll have some more info on those tomorrow) silly string, bells (more of the chocolate coins), stickers I made of the game characters using my xyron, and little QR codes we had picked out and printed.
I’ll have some more details on all those tomorrow and some files so you can make your own!

Animal Crossing Birthday Party prep


Party prep is well underway for the big Animal Crossing birthday party! I’ll be sure and post some proper photos once it’s all said & done, with some little tips and tricks in case you decide to host your own. Meanwhile the Tom Nook piñata is finished (B said he needed to be the piñata because he’s the most annoying character in the game), and the table cloth is hemmed (fabric I made using game images and printed with Spoonflower) Next up I just need to test out the cookie cutters!

Animal Crossing Birthday Invites

animal crossing invites : mypapercrane.com
March is approaching and that means it’s almost time to celebrate B’s 11th birthday! He got a 3DS and Animal Crossing New Leaf for Christmas (which has been so much fun because now we can play together!) One night recently he said “I think I want to have an Animal Crossing themed party, we could design outfits and print out the little QR codes to include in the goodie bags” Yep, super exciting! So we have been having lots of fun planning out all the details.
For the invites we decided on bell bags. These are the little sacks of money you have in the game, we included some chocolate coins (bells) and then the invite which is printed on a leaf (card stock) also from the game. I even found an Animal Crossing font to use for all the info.
If you’d like to make your own, I have some easy instructions below!
You’ll need:
-Invite & Star Pdf
-Jute or Burlap Bags, I got mine at Hobby Lobby $3.99 for a 3-pack. You can purchase larger quantities online like 4×6 pack of 50 if you plan on having a big party!
-red cord
-inkjet printable iron on transfers for the stars
-needle with a large eye for threading the string through bags
-Chocolate Gold Coins

First cut the existing string off of the bag, and remove. Bell bags in animal crossing have red string. Next follow the instructions on your iron on transfers to print your stars. Cut out and position on the bag and iron in place. Since the bags are woven I found it helped after ironing while the transfer was still warm (not hot) to gently press into the bag with my finger. You might want to wear a glove or use a potholder to help press down.

Now thread your needle with a length of string about 8-10 inches long. Weave the needle in and out going around the entire bag and bringing both ends out on the same side. Tie these in a knot. Now do the same thing with another length of string only make sure the ends come out on the opposite side. This way when you pull both string knots the bag will close smoothly.

Print out your invites, tuck them into the bags with a few chocolate bells and your ready to mail them out! We will be shipping ours out in small padded envelopes this weekend.
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Kurtis

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Going back through my photos on my computer this week I realized one reason I really want to get myself back into daily blogging is all the things I forget to share. It’s easy to snap & share a photo here and there with instagram, but not as easy to go back through all your photos and reminisce. Not as easy as it is on a blog. So in an effort to take & share more photos here is something that happened during winter break. Right after Christmas Kurtis got his second leg outlined. Tom did the first one during Thanksgiving break, and when he heads home in the Spring he’ll get them finished up.

It’s kind of cool that Kurtis has gotten into Neon Genesis so much, because when he was really little Tom and I used to go meet up with Tom’s brother (who was still in high school at the time) and watch the tv series on dvd as often as we could get together.