Monday, February 2, 2015

Birthday Celebrations

So 9 years ago today I gave birth to the most adorable baby girl!  She was my first born daughter and is my sassy, funny, smart and fabulous mini-me with chocolate brown eyes.  The past couple of weeks has been preparing for her sleep-over and her gifts for her classmates (who started that tradition??).  So see my angel who is 9 today and the fun hand-stamped invitations and gifts that celebrate her.
Creating these girly girl sleep-over invitations and hand-stamped give-away's with:
Cycle Celebration stamp set (wood 130270/clear 130273)
Great Outdoors stamp set (wood 132091/clear 126562)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Melon Mambo ink pad (126948)
Memento ink pad (132708)
Melon Mambo Blendabilties Markers (130994)
White Baker's Twine (124262)
1"x 8" Cellophane bag (124134)
Decorative Label Punch (120907)
Confetti Stars Border Punch (135861)
1/8" Circle Handheld Punch (134365)

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What a simple and cute hand-stamped invitation to my daughter's sleep-over.  With our Great Outdoors stamp set this tent (the girls slept inside, mind you) was a fun way to invite for a sleep over.  Print your invitation information on Whisper White the information.  Punch the top of the Basic Black card stock with the Stars Confetti Punch to create a night sky.  
Stamp this image of a cute tent with the Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad on Whisper White card stock.  Add color and fun with our Melon Mambo Blendablilites Markers for shadowing and dimension to a simple rubber stamped image.

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Create a cute and simple gift that is perfect for my sweet girl.  Our 1"x 8" Cellophane bags allow for the cutest and easiest of gifts/party favors.  Here with a cute pencil and some Pixie Sticks this sweet gift will delight the kids in my daughter's class.

Simply stamp the Cycle Celebration stamp set image  for a quick look.  Here one sheet of Whisper White card stock takes 25 Celebrate a Sweet Birthday images.  Using the Decorative Label Punch to pop these out with flair and ease.  Using the 1/8" handheld punch to tie the Baker's Twine and this cute hand-stamped tag to the stuffed 1"x 8" Cellophane bag.  I even wrote her info on the back so that the parents know who gave a sweet treat to their child - lol.
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Paper Crafting and Card Making does not need to be complicated.  Have fun, celebrate life with others and invite in some fun.  When I was blessed with my first-born daughter, my world went into pinks, bows and girlie girl world.  She brings joy, color and laughter into our lives.  Celebrating her with her friends and classmates is a great way to show that you care.  Deliver a hand-stamped gift, card or invitation and see how it will brighten someone's day.

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