Celebrating birthdays is an important thing in our home. It doesn’t necessarily means large expense…but definitely means big effort is put into making everyone feel hugely special. I decided to use that principle when creating this page about our daughters birthday. I set about designing a page full of interest without fancy cutting machines, or over the top scrapbooking supplies. Take a look at how I did it.
Celebrate 11yrs by Kim Watson
Using plain colored paper as the background gave my page a strong grounding, especially with the variety of different patterns used to make my birthday-themed, hand-made page accents.
- Select x4 different papers.
- Hand cut them into balloon shapes, they don’t have to be works of art Anything similar will work just fine, as they are layered into a grouping.
- Cut a little white crescent shape for the hi-lights.
- Tie a length of twine onto the bottom of each balloon.
- Layer into a group using pop dots & tie the strings together at the bottom.
- Add a little paper bow to cover the know & hide the adhesive.
Now the little party hats:
- Cut x2 striped triangle shapes.
- Using a scalloped edge punch, make some little decorative strips as trim for the bottom of the hats.
- Use a few shapes from the ephemera pack to decorate.
- Adhere to the page using pop dots for dimension.
And lastly the little birthday cake:
- Taking a few patterned paper scraps, cut x3 layers for the cake.
- Add some white scallops to emulate frosting.
- Attach to the tag & add stickers numerals.
- Using pop dots, adhere to the page, push dressmaking pins into the foam dots underneath, acting as candles.
Now that your accents are all made, assemble your page. A few scattered sequins add festive sparkle…and don’t forget some journaling & stitching to finish. I am so pleased with the result & even more pleased that even when creating a page on a budget, it doesn’t have to end up looking plain. I hope you have found this post inspiring!