It’s time to celebrate the good stuff and what better way than with a Picture Perfect Birthday?
Bright colours, Candles, Bows and Party blowers, there really is no better way. These projects formed a recent class of mine, where the ladies created one of each card and the gift box. The candy filled party blowers, were the table gifts that I had left for them.
Celebrate You was this wonderful Thinlit Die set that was available as a freebie during Sale-a-Bration. Amazingly, it will be sticking around for a little longer, as we’ll be seeing it’s return in the new Annual Catalogue. I absolutely LOVE it and have found I’ve used it so often. You can create a gentle curve as you adhere it down. I set it up on Foam Strip to add dimension for this perfect birthday card. The punched circles were just some random off cuts of cardstock, showing how you can create a simple card, using what is often destine for the bin.
I so love this Z fold card and to enable the ribbon to stand up, I’ve sandwiched it between two die cut circles of card stock.
Perfect Birthday sparkles
To create the little circles of sparkles that you can see throughout these projects, I used one of my handheld scissor type hole punches. The circles are stored in the little collector beneath that I tipped out and used to decorate these projects. You could use any small hole punch and again, some scraps of left over glimmer paper.
This box was a straight forward little box with just enough decoration to add interest for the recipient. It also didn’t need too much Designer Series Paper, which made the paper pack go a long way.
Finally the Party blowers. I knew I wanted to make these, but it seemed only right to add some candy to the barrel mouth piece. These are SO easy to make and look so very effective. These really would help create the perfect birthday themed party.
Perfect Birthday Candy filled Party Blowers
1. Cut your DSP big enough to wrap your chosen Candy. I have used Polo Mints and a 3″ square piece of paper, but adjust your measurements for your chosen candy.
2. Cut a 2″ x 6″ strip of DSP and fold in half lengthwise and adhere flat. Now curl with your bone folder and roll up. Adhere this section to one end of your wrapped candy.
3. Take two, 1 1/2″ strip of cardstock the same length as your original piece of DSP and with a bone folder, curl the strip and snip cuts into one side to make a fringe. If you still have fringing scissors, you can also use these.
4. Curl back the fringing and layer two around the candy to cover where you have adhered the streamer end.
Don’t these look great?! Change the papers, the colours and the occasion and you can still celebrate in style.
I hope you’ll have a go at making these party favours.
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