I had a workshop in the home of my lovely customer Sarah yesterday, and she asked for a birthday card as the Make and Take project, because, like most of us, her children often have a friend's party to go to on weekends, and it is always good to have a stash of a few.
This got me thinking about birthday parties in general, and I had a lot of fun coming up with a Party hat, thank you card, lolly bag, box, place card, cupcake topper and cup that co-ordinated using Stampin' Up! products.
I used the Top Note die for the lolly bag and place card, the little turtle is from Fox & Friends, and the colours are Wild Wasabi and the Just Add Cake DSP. The idea was that each set would be in a different colour with a different animal - even very small children would know their own cup that way.
While browsing the web I came across a fabulous blog called Oh Happy Day which was generous enough to have a free template for DIY Party Hats! How cool is that?
Here is a closer look at the party hat - the decoration at the top is just strips of DSP curled around a pen.
Here is the make and take project we all mad, featuring the petite pennants builder punch, and a stamp set you can earn for free during Sale a Bration called Outlined Occasions:
|"Celebrate" was stamped in black stayzon ink, and coloured with markers.|
While I was on a roll, I made a few more cards with this versatile punch:
|I used the Party this Way stamp set for the "happy birthday" sentiment; and the co-ordinating Pennant Parade stamp set, with the white gell pen for a faux "string".|
|I used some of the chunky glitter from the Idea Book & Catalogue. Fun, isn't it?|
Anyway, I thought I'd show you some fairly simple designs you can whip up quickly so you are never caught out when your child says "Muuuum! I need a card for so-and-so's birthday!"In fact, this project was timely for me as two of my children went to parties on the weekend! I managed to remember to photograph one of the cards before we raced off: