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Hello everyone. Last week my family celebrated my brother's 50th Birthday and gave him a surprise party. The expression on his face when he walked in was absolutely priceless. He was overjoyed and sooo grateful. This was the first party my brother had ever had, as he became a dad quite young and his whole life became his kids, so being surrounded by family and friends was already the perfect way to spend his birthday. It was a party full of joy, laughter, surprises, dancing and lots and lots of LOVE!!!
I sooo had a fant-a-bu-lous time making these banners for my brother's party.
First, I know I wanted to make the pennants nice and big because we were hanging the banners in the backyard.
Tim Holtz paper stash was perfect for this occasion, because I wanted the banners to be both masculine and fun.
Also, Tim Holtz stamp sets had the perfect sentiments.
To make these I used several carts, but I used my gypsy and everything came together very easily and it's always fun using the G, because you can create as many sheets as you want, no. of copies, change sizes and weld (words/images) all in one project. Once your done, you just have to cut the images.
Below I put a small clip of some close up pics of the banners.
I love, love, love the way they turned out. My brother was very happy and grateful. Nothing beats putting a smile on someone's face and bringing them joy.
To make the banners, I used the following products:
Tim Holtz - Lost&Found paper stash, TH Grunge Board elements, TH stamps (Life's Possibilities, Regal Flourish and Lost & Found); TH stamp pads (Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Faded Jean & Black Soot); and TH Die (Jalopy)
DCWV - Tattered Time paper stack
Colorbok - Metallic paper (Gold, Silver and Black) Crafty Secrets - Favorite Fellas Carts
(1) Phrases (Pennants)
(2) Boys Will Be Boys (Letters)
(3) Doodle Charms (Presents)
(4) Cuttin Up (Party Hats)
(5) Indie Art (Skulls, Spade)
(6) Father's Day (Playing Cards, Cola Can, Pool Balls and Toolbox & Tools)
(7) Everyday Pop-Up cards; (Mug and Mini Banners)
(8) Bump in the Night (Mustaches); and
(9) Accent Essentials (Accent Circles) Embellishments - flat bottle caps, bingo chips (Jenny Bowlin), ghost clock (Heidi Swapp), ribbon (my stash), stickles and glossy accents.
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my projects. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or ask any questions. I will do my best to answer them as soon as possible.
I made this altered box for Isabella Faith (my niece's baby) for her 1st Birthday. She is an absolute joy and I wanted to make Treasure Box where her mom can store away special memories for her.
First, I painted the box with My Studio acrylic paint (Ivory), except for the rim of the lid, which I used (Bright Magenta). Then I used wooden letters from my stash for "Isabella Faith" and painted them with Folk Art (Metallic Amethyst). Lastly, on the letters I placed 2 or 3 gold flat back pearls on each letter (Queen&Co.). Most of the flowers on the lid are from bunches I buy at a local Dollar Tree (I LOVE these flowers). The butterflies are also from my local Dollar Tree store. I stamped around the edges using Scrappy Cat swirly stamps with Stazon (Royal Purple) and several pearls as a extra touch on each stamp. Finally, I used soft lilac tulle and tied like a bow and placed it just below the picture which is matted on a circle punch (EK Success - 2 3/4 ) and put on 1/2" dimensional pop squares.
The paper collections I used are Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection and DCWV Mariposa. I punched out circles and flowers using EK Success circle 2 3/4" and flower 3". I did some distressing Tim Holtz -Victorian Velvet (of course, distressing is almost always a must with my projects..lol). In some of the circles I matted Little Darling paper and are some I punched out pictures of Isabella and her Mom. I embellished this side with some more butterflies and pearl strands. Lastly, I tore away at the upper right hand corner and distressed to get a little peak at the beautiful Mariposa paper underneath.
On this side of the box I matted pictures of Isabella and her mom and with Fiskars 1" circle punch I punched out images from the Little Darlings paper and adhered to Epiphany Crafts bubble caps . I embellished with just one butterfly and a dragonfly and beautiful ribbon from my stash I trimmed the bottom of the box. Lastly, to really appreciate the Mariposa paper, I tore away and distressed on the right hand side of the box.
Finally, on the inside of the box I painted with Bright Magenta acrylic paint, tore and decoupaged Mariposa paper. I then adhered a clear frame (Princess) over her photo and to the inside of the box.
Making this box for Isabella is more than just a gift to me. It's a something she will always have that will remind her of me and how much I love her.
Please feel free to leave a comment and any questions you may on any of the products I used I would be more than happy to answer. Thank you so much for stopping by.