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cotton candy party invitation

When I started TomKat in 2008, one of the very first parties I created designs for was Kate’s Lollipop Birthday Party. I started selling those party designs all assembled and ready to go. If you remember the invitations, I cut layers into the shape of a lollipop with a circle cutter. It was nearly impossible to get the text centered and then cut it perfectly into a circle evenly around the dotted edge, not to mention physically challenging to use the circle cutter over and over again. Well, this process has completely changed thanks to the Cricut Explore cutting machine. With the Print Then Cut feature, the printable designs print with marks that the Explore reads before cutting the printed page, therefore resulting in a precise, perfect cut every time! For Kate’s most recent party, which was cotton candy themed, I used the Explore to cut the invitations into the shape of the watercolor cotton candy illustration. Create your own cotton candy invitations here on Design Space. The possibilities are endless for creating custom cut shaped invitations and party designs with the Explore. Here are a few of my faves available on Cricut Design Space

cricut invitation designs
1, 4, 6, 8, 9: the tomkat studio  |  2, 5, 7: idieh design  |  3: kori clark

As you know, we are hosting the Cricut Everywhere contest this week! Today, hop over to Cricut blog to watch my video about the importance of celebrating birthdays and enter to WIN a year subscription to Design Space! Which means you can make as many of these invitations (+ party designs, crafts, gifts, etc) as you want all year!

kim stoegbauer cricut explore birthday parties

Enter the #CricutEverywhere Contest Here

THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM CRICUT IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE MY OWN AND I ONLY PROMOTE PRODUCTS I LOVE.

  1. Tina Dahl

    May 19th, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    As a cotton candy fanatic….I can’t wait to see what else you created for Kate’s latest party!! I know it will be fun and fabulous!!

    I watched your video and couldn’t agree more that children’s parties should be huge celebrations….and I don’t mean the scale of the party. It could just be a parent or other family member or friend who takes the child to dinner….just make a big deal and make them feel like the most important person in the world! Of course joyous parties are always a fav for kids. I have twins and we have always gone out of our way to make each child feel especially important on “their” day. And pictures….YES, take tons! My husband has but a few from his childhood and none of his birthdays and to this day, he so wishes he had more childhood photos….

    Great job Kim, as always 🙂 You are a great example of Cricut’s endless possibilities for success!!!

  2. Laurel (@abubblylife)

    May 19th, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    I love that invite! Love the video too 🙂

  3. KyLee

    March 12th, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    What Cricut pens did you use in your machine to draw the cotton candy? I want to make sure that I buy the right color!!!

  4. Kim

    March 13th, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Hi Kylee!
    The cotton candy is a custom illustration for this invitation design, which can be made with your Cricut. It is a Print then Cut design! Here is the link in Design Space to make it: http://shrsl.com/tucy

    You print on your printer, then put through your Cricut to cut! Hope this helps!
    Kim

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