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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oh Yeah It's Your Birthday with Shirley's 2 Girls!

for The Stamping Boutique post - please see next post below

Well let's SHAKE things up today as we contine to celbrate the first birthday of that fabby company - Shirley's 2 Girls!

I will also be showing you my project from last week that I missed posting from being sick. So on to the fun!

This week's Twisted Thursday challenge is to make a shaker card using confetti. Now don't let a shaker card intimidate you. they are tons of fun to make and really easy. remember that I don't have any of the fancy shmancy die cutting machines or tools, and yet I was still able to create one easy peasy pumpkin pie! so you can do it - I believe in you! :) as for the confetti - if you don't have any around - make some! if you are like me, you probably have a few of those itty bitty baby punches around. Grab some of your decorative paper scraps and punch away. soon you will have a handfull of little flowers, hearts, ducks, or whatever that are just perfect to fill you shaker insides. mix with a bit of glitter and you are good to go! or what about one of those spiral page punches like the one that Stampin' Up! makes - the punched out bits are perfect confetti - or the remants from your border punches. get creative with what you have around!

Now for the projects I am showing you, I did something completely different with my digis - I printed them onto acetate! Once the ink had dried (with some VERY gentle help with my heat gun from the BACK of the acetate), I colored with sharpies on the WRONG side. this helps keep any ink from possbily smearing.

For the card, I happened to have some fun little confetti in orange & green flowers along with pink hearts - perfect to fill my shaker. I mixed in some orange glitter and topped with some mixed green buttons. The ruffled edge is crepe paper. The great paper is from S2G! Check out the fun line they have created just for their birthday! The image is Party Animal'.

Now my project is a treat box that I added a message and image to - so easy to do to give your project that personal touch! Because I happend to choose a peanut butter mousse cake to go inside, the images don't show as well, but I used 'It looks like a Party' and 'Scrumptious'. Added some more of the great S2G papers, buttons, (of course!), and a wonderful Prima flower! super easy and it looks just as fancy as can possibly be!

We were supposed to tell our fave thing about birthdays in our post - mine is birthday cakes and the FROSTING! which is why birthday cake ice cream is one my fave flavors when I can find it. yummmmmmmy! how about you? what do you love about birthdays? I have to tell y'all that when I was shoewing the boys this cupcake box, my youngest, Ryan, said,"WOW, Mom, that is cool! who sent it to you?" our kids sure do keep us humble, don't they?! grins!

On my last S2G post I had 2 birthday crackers that I was giving away. no one won them, so they are still up for grabs. The first 2 people who respond saying that they would like them will be the winners! it is as easy as that! :)
ETA- both crackers have been claimed. thanks so much! I hope you enjoy them! :)

So be sure to play along with us this week! and don't forget Digi Day is this Sunday from noon-2pm CST at SNR! there is a freebie image to use, so race on over to grab it and start creating!


debb said...

Beautiful projects and cards! My oatmeal is not so tasty now that I have seen cake- LOL!

Melissa S said...

Jenn I would love to have one of your party favors!!

Cat said...

Wow! Jennifer, your shaker card is so creative! I love the crepe paper ruffle and balloons attached in the corner! Your birthday collection looks "scrumptious"!

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Great projects! I love the bright colours!

Vicki said...

OHHHH I love the festive card you made! Love the shaker cards and you really did a great job on it kiddo!


Angie said...

ooooh, LOVE your shaker card & other goodies!! So fun!! You did a wonderful job & of course I would love to have your party popper!! Oh, and BTW, THANK YOU so much for the blog candy, I rec'd it on Tues. LOVE EVERYTHING, you are too sweet!!! So happy you are feeling better!! Hugs!

Mindy said...

Everything looks Yummy! I loved your party favors may I have one?

i {heart} papers said...

Oh gosh...these are amazing!

Gina said...

I love your shaker card Jennifer, the button are great. Your other projects are awesome too!