Thursday, August 16, 2007

A "Stamp & Scrap" Happy Birthday

As many of you know my daughter's 1st birthday was this past weekend. We had a great celebration to honor her 1st year of life. I worked hard to get everything prepared to make it a spectacular event. I cooked chicken and rice in a mushroom sauce . . . I made the works. I thought I would share the photos I actually took of all the decorations. I hope you will find inspiration in all the hard work I did. I am a tad sad because I didn't get pictures of everything, but I tried.

You could pretty much call it a "ScrapArtist" birthday because most of the papers came from their In Vogue kit. I found that kit to have some of the most inspiring and gorgeous papers. I also did a lot of stamping on many of the items with the cupcake stamp. Other products used: Basic Grey Papers, MissMint Papers, Michael's $1 cupcake stamp, Michelle Coleman digital elements, ScrapArtist flower templates, and tons of decorative and patterned ribbon.

My inspiration all started with this banner. I conceived the idea to do a large banner but wanted something that I could reuse next year. LOL!

This is the serving set for cake and ice cream.

This is the front of the invite. It was made with MissMint patterned papers; I thought they went so well with the other papers. I actually printed them to cut and adhere directly to the card. No extra cutting or gluing. I added the cuttlebugged swirls kraft paper to the top. This isn't the correct card. I actually put swirls on the background of the white paper with the cupcake. Sigh. . .

This is the hat that I made especially for the birthday girl!

These stand up cards were used to mark the food at the serving line.

I made this banner to be interactive and changeable with each year. Each tile has a letter of her name on it included with the embellishments. I used photo corners to attach the photos. I will pull out the photos and use different ones next year.

This is a random deocration on the mantle. I just decorated the existing candles.

Last, is a slightly altered picture frame. I just put a touch of color and fun on this frame.


vickie said...

Wow, that looks awesome - I can tell you worked hard to make it a special birthday! Great ideas! TFS :)

Pam said...

WOW! Awesome decorations! I love those pink/brown napkins? next to the plates! So cute!!!

Azrood said...

Wow, you really outdid yourself! Everything is absolultely fabulous! I am so impressed with all of the designs and decorations.