Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Decorate to Celebrate Birthday Hop

Happy Wednesday everyone! The week is half over! Today I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for Decorate to Celebrate.  Amy and Rhonda are celebrating their birthday's all throughout the month of November! The fun thing about it... After the hop has ended, you'll be able to create a "Birthday Party" themed project and LINK IT UP at the Decorate To Celebrate challenge blog!! Usually, your entry needs to be a decoration or party supply, but THIS MONTH (and this month only), you can link up ANY Birthday Party project (cards, layouts, 3D Art...). They will be giving out some Birthday Presents all month long, but you'll need to enter to WIN!! You'll find more details on the challenge blog.
Rhonda and Amy have assembled great line up for this Birthday Party Adventure through Bloggie-Land... Along the way, you'll find some incredibly creative projects to celebrate Rhonda and Amy... So be sure to check out the Decorate to Celebrate Blog to follow all the amazing projects.

Okay so I really really hope Rhonda does not take offense to this because it is intended to be fun. (I am sure she won't as she seems to have a good sense of humor, and honestly I did not know you were going to be 50 until I read it, you don't look a day over 29 ;).) While I was trying to come up with a project I was looking at my stamps from  Kristal Andrew Design and got the idea of the Ol' Bag and went with a fifty year old birthday party. It was kind of fun coming up with this and different things you can do with it. So here are my projects....

I made up a few of these bags to put candy in (it would be cute to do those candies popular when the person who is turning 50 was younger) The letters are cut using the Mickey Font cartridge.
This is the invitation to the party. I took a bag and cut half off the top off. I used my Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge for the lettering

For the invitation I took brown paper and place a pink polk-a-dot paper over it. Then I printed out the invitation wording on velum. I took a hole punch, made holes and added the ribbon to the top.

Using the Mickey Font Cartridge I made the number 50 and traced it on to the bag and cut it out.

I then made this into a luminary. Sorry it does not look better... they are cuter in real life then the picture.

For gift bags I took a bag and added the saying "From one ol' bag to another" from Kristal Andrew Designs Fashionable Friends stamp set.... the word thanks is also from this set also but I had to take it from a full saying and just ink the Thanks part of it.

So there you have it. There are my decorations for the 50 year old ol' bag birthday party! :) There is so much more you could do with this theme just using paper bags... Lots of fun! A Very Happy Birthday to Amy and Rhonda and thank you for allowing me to be a guest designer during your fun celebration!

I hope you enjoyed the projects! Thanks for stopping!! Now jump over to Decorate to Celebrate to find the rest of the projects. Be sure to enter for your chance to win one of the cool birthday presents they are handing out!!

PS Be sure to check out Kristal Andrew Design for her amazing stamps. They are all made right here and a $1 from each set sold goes to a charity that Kristal has personally researched. They are amazing stamps and extremely versatile! :)


Amy said...

Heather, I laughed out loud when I saw your "BAG" invites!! What a perfect idea!! :)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

Amy :) at
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Rhonda Emery said...

oh my gosh these are so funny. I love them thank you for sharing your invites with us at decorate to celebrate.

Mickey's Craft World said...

Love love your project....The bag is soooo super cute...


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate. Like your whimsy b'day gift bag.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from Decorate to Celebrate. Like the invitation.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

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PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Heather, OMG!! too funny:) love your project and Thank you for joining us as Guest Designer over at Decorate to Celebrate!! I'm now a new follower and look forward to all your other projects!!

Scrappin' Sista said...

I love it! The invite is wonderful. Thanks for linking at DTC.

DTC Guest Designer