Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Birthday Page

I completed a layout that has been sitting on my desk since last weekend. And although I had the idea in my mind, I couldn't figure out how to exactly make it work together. I kept trying to make a certain patterned paper work with the theme and the colors work, but I also wanted to do something that I hadn't done in awhile. I didn't know what that was but then I read one of the challenges for the May31 challenge and it was so to opposite of what you are used to doing. And although it was about handwriting verses computer typed journaling. The thing that came to mind for me was cardstock verses patterned paper. I always use patterned paper, and I haven't done an all cardstock layout in forever. So it was the perfect time to do that. And so I did. Which then made me thing of ways to make that cardstock stand out.

So I pulled out some cardstock that matched ribbon that I got earlier this month at Joanns. And then began to pull colors from it to match my daughter's 4th birthday page. I love the end result. Although it almost matches another birthday page that I made a couple of years back but I love how I updated the look of the layout. So here is the page...

I used a lot of supplies although it may not look like it.
All cardstocks are Coordinations Cardstock,

Ribbon -American Crafts
Expoxy Dots- MME

Die Cuts
Spellbinders- Large Pinking Circle, Large Standard Circle,
Notebook border punch
Ballon diecut, Aligator Unicase Alphabet dies- Quickutz
Triangle, star punches- EK Success
All banners are handcut
Embossing folders from QK, Paper Studio, and Cuttlebug

Circle Journaling lines-unknown
Cake stamp- Imaginisce?
Banner stamp- WRMK (Easter stamp set)
Dot Alphabet Stamps-KI Memories
Tiny Alphabet stamps-Studio G stamps
Spiral line stamp bent on block to create a string for the hanging banner

Stamps pads/inks are all Colorbox  Chalk inks; Aquamarine, Dark Brown, Butterscotch, Berrylicious

These are all the supplies that I could I'm off to spend some time with the family and try to get some birthday cards done for my kids that have birthdays next week. Smiles, Tracy


  1. What a dazzling LO! Great colors, and I love how you embellished it with the ribbon and the banner title! Finally, I love the balloon accents! I have the same die, but never thought about embossing it too! Really nice!

  2. Thanks!I really do love trying to find ways to do more with the manual dies that I have. I have used that die in so many ways (plain, using it as a stamp, on pages and cards and more)so it is nice to give someone else an idea of using it in a different way too.