Saturday, October 25, 2008

Birthday Decorations

This banner was made for a special Grandniece's birthday. Her favorite color is pink! It turned out a bit longer than expected: it is over 7-1/2 feet long. In between the letters and spaces, 1/4" Pink Edge ribbon was tied to secure each section from slipping. It can be used from year to year. More details below.
This photo (sorry it isn't very clear) is showing the banner "ends". The scallop circle is from the Big Shot Pennant. I used a 1-3/8" Circle Punch and 1-1/4" Circle Punch, then attached a punched butterfly. There is a 1/8: wide Pink satin ribbon used. At the end of the ribbon, a iridescent bead was used to "weigh" the banner tip.
This is one of the "spacers" in between Marissa's letters. Note larger silk artificial flower and bling in the center and punched butterfly toward the tip.
This is the 2nd "spacer" in between the letters used for Marissa's letters. This is using the larger artificial silk flower with a bling in the center. The punched butterfly to attached toward the tip.
This is a close-up of the banner showing the scallop circle designer paper used, netting on top of the stamped Pretty in Pink/Pixie Pink banner. The small artificial silk flower was part of the larger daisy which was taken apart. "R" is cut from using the Cricut George cartridge.
Favors for the girls were made covering Baby formula cans (Yippee - we recycled!) Cans for both girls and boys were filled with snacks. After the snacks in the cans are eaten, hopefully they can be recycled again for storage. The girl cans were stamped on Pretty in Pink and then wrapped around the can. Computer generated names backed with Pixie Pink attached. Final touches: Punched Butterfly attached randomly with a glue dot around can and Silk artificial flower with a diamond bling in the center. Where did I get these flowers? Look for 90% off bargains when the season is over. These were Daisy garlands, cut and taken apart, especially for this project. There are plenty left over daisies for more garlands or other projects.

These can favors are for the boys. Newspaper was used to cover the cans. The Bugs were attached using Pop-up Glue Dots. Can you believe I found the bugs at a local Pharmacy. Names were computer printed and edges sponged using Close to Cocoa.
Supplies used:

  • Stamps: Baroque Motifs
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, White, Close to Cocoa, Hostess Paper Pack Spr/Sum 2008
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa
  • Accys: Pink Netting fabric, Big Shot Pennant Die, Big Shot Scallop Circle Die, 1/8" satin Ribbon, Cricut George & Basics Shapes, Butterfly EK Success Punch, Artificial Flowers, Bling flower center, Glue dots, 5/8" White+Pink Organdy Ribbon, 1/4" Pink Pico edge satin ribbon, 5/8" Vanilla Pico Edge Satin Ribbon, Pearls by the yard trim, Iridescent Beads, Dimensionals, Newspaper, Plastic Bugs, Pop-up Glue Dots, 1/4" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch.

Whew! I think that's it!


Sonja said...

Very cute! I love the pink and all the little goody containers you made. Looks like you were spent A LOT of time on that. But I'm sure they loved it!

robin dudley-howes said...

These are so cute! Your banner is the first one I have really liked on SCS. I will be doing one for xmas and for my stamp club. Really love the containers you made...I hope they all appreciate your hard work!!!
Come on over to my pad when you get a moment!