Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy {Birth} Day!

Oh, Happy Day! My seven-year old celebrated her birthday on the first day of second grade...how’s that for having something to celebrate!

When I saw the Glitter Sprinkles, Happy Day die cut accents, I just knew that a birthday layout for Isabella would be full of glam. The party hat die cut pieces were fun to mix and match until I had the combo that worked for me.

The 6x6 paper pad made this page protector layout so, so simple. Just one cut and I’m ready to insert. The candles were made by placing my twine inside my 2.5” wide piece of paper, rolling and then using adhesive to keep the candle in shape.

You might also notice that I trimmed around the birthday cake shape from one of the 24 sheets in the 12x12 Happy Day paper pad.

I went about creating this layout somewhat like a mini album. I love that all of my embellishments have been placed outside the photo sleeves. Pop dots behind the party hat die cut pieces, the fussy cut birthday cake and some of the journaling strips give the layout dimension.

For the holes that were already in the “happy birthday” die cut label, I used my Crop-o-Dile to attach brads that coordinated with the green party hat.

Here’s the finished layout:

Another birthday layout created with the Happy Day collection plays up the huge hot pink circles on my daughter’s dress. I happen to think that stripes and dots are perfect matches and this striped paper has glitter on every row of that gorgeous green color.

I really didn’t need to add anything else, but since she’s a girly girl I did. I began by using my last little scrap of ribbon and used a running stitch. After pulling the floss tightly, I knotted it off and adhered to the page.

In addition to the roughed up circles, I treated one of the layered circles as a button and used my floss to stitch an “x” in the middle. The blue flower in the top right hand corner was made by cutting into my circle punched shape and going ‘round in circles until I got to the middle. I used some glue dots to keep the shape dimensional.

And now for the boys! This box is the perfect size to hold one or two Hot Wheels cars inside.

I trimmed a 12x12 piece of patterned paper to 2” wide, marked and scored my fold lines and adhered the strip to the box. You’ll notice that the paper did not meet.

No worries! Just pull out your box of Glitter Sprinkles and add some ribbon to a tag before placing on the goody box. Ta Da, what gap?

See, I told you it was going to be a Happy Day!

If you like mini albums as much as I do, you might want to visit here again tomorrow!


Gina said...

great projects! I love the colors and design. Thanks for sharing!

alexandra s.m. said...

Waouh...Monika! Awesome creations here!

Jamie Lane Designs said...

Great projects!

sucor said...

Simply gorgeous!


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