Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Birthday Celebration

Today I get to share one of the wonderful projects I was working on this weekend and was only able to give a sneak peak of until today.
The sneak peak!
My student teacher is celebrating her 22nd birthday today! I have grown very fond of her, like I'm her big sister, and I wanted to make it a big deal for her and of course any excuse for cupcakes is a plus!!

A banner was must for this celebration. Her favorite color is orange so I started by finding just the right papers. Both the patterned papers are (loose sheets) from My Mind's Eye: Polka Dot Orange from the Pretty Please Collection and the fun plaid is called, Check Him Out from the Just Dreamy Collection.
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To start off, I selected a banner cut from Birthday Bash and cut it in two sizes (3.72W x 5.12H & 4.40W x 6.06H) before I layered them. Next a circle, cut using the Creative Memories Circle Cutter, for each was added. For the letters I used my Base Camp cartridge for the first time (YEAH!!) and cut out each letter and layer before popping them up using Scotch Pop-up Foam squares.

The final touch for the banner was these sweet little flowers placed on with orange brads (thank you We R Memory Keepers brad setter!) I had so much fun making this banner and then decided...matching card needed:
I folded a large poster board in half for this card. Next, I cut the "happy birthday" from Simply Charmed and the cupcakes from Cricut American Alphabet. They so needed orange Stickles on the embossed frosting! (Tim Holtz swirls folder) I used a left over banner piece and added the 22 using the Pooh Font Set. Inside

I got really sneaky and had all her students (4 different classes) sign it for the big reveal today! I have a feeling she will be overjoyed! I hope you enjoyed as well. Here is one final shot of the banner on my closet door at school.

This post is extra special as I am posting this project as my entry for the new Jinger Adams Design Team. Jinger, with the help of the Scrapbooking Queen, will select a team to help showcase her new product line (which I for one cannot wait to see and stock up on!) I wanted to have a special project for this design team call and I wanted to showcase what I love about crafting: making things for others to enjoy! So Enjoy!


  1. This is so nice! I'm sure she truly enjoyed it!


  2. What a beautiful banner. Good luck on the design team. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  3. oh I think this is so cool that you did this for her, and that you entered it for the design team!

  4. Love that you used to pattern papers on top of each other. They look great!

  5. What a wonderfully sweet big sister/boss you are. Awesome birthday decorations!

    Precious Hugs

  6. A wonderful banner and gift! I love your paper choices - it is so fun and festive!

  7. I really need to do one of those banners for my craft room. Maybe a combination of that and one of the photo wires I saw on Sarah Hamer's blog.

  8. You did a fantastic job on this and I hope you make Jinger's team.

  9. LOVE IT!!! I am not a big orange person but these colors are perfect together. I bet she loved everything!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Your project is awesome... :)
    Wishing you a beautifully blessed week,
    **Lots of BIG Hugs**

  11. Love how everything goes together-- especially love the gorgeous banner!

  12. A very beautiful banner! I love the colors and patterns you choose, they coordinate perfectly. I'm sure it was very much appreciated. Good luck on the design team call!


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