Today, we're visiting the new Birthday Girl and Birthday Boy collections again. Our CHA designers created lots and lots of projects with these collections, so we have plenty more to share with you.
"Make a Wish", by Becky Williams.
One of my favorite parts of the Bella Blvd collections are the Cute Cuts. They have so many great things that you can add as simple embellishments for pages, cards and other projects.
Birthday Girl Collection: Celebrate, Borders, Cute Cuts, Miles of Smiles, Party Dress, Sugar Rush, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Punch; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Blue; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers; Designer Tape: Piggy Pink Stripe, Orange Stripe, Gulf Dot, Punch Chevron
"Today We Celebrate You" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
I love the fun hippo on the Cute Cuts sheet! I cut it out and adhered it to this card with foam adhesive to create a dimensional embellishment for this card. Who would not love to get a birthday card with a cute hippo on it??! Thanks for looking!
Birthday Girl: Dancing Queen, Sugar Rush, Celebrate, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers
Altered Paper Ribbons, by Laura Vegas.
These fun little paper ribbons can serve two purposes at birthday parties. First, they make for a great tabletop decor item. Second, you can hand them out to the party guests, either during or after the party. This is a great project to make with your scraps of patterned paper, since they are all assembled using bits and pieces of papers.
I used my Silhouette die cut machine to cut all of the pieces needed for these ribbons. The shape that I choose actually came with every piece you see layered on here, including the ribbon tails. However, these would be simple to create even without a die cut machine.
You could achieve the same look using a variety of circle punches, scalloped circle punches, or even certain flower punches, in varying sizes. The ribbon tails are just strips of paper, with notches cut at one end.
I layered the pieces together, using pop dots on a few of the layers. In between two of the layers, i added a piece of Designer Tape, adding small staples to each end to help secure it. I finished off each paper ribbon with either a threaded button, a crochet flower, or a sticker added to the center.
I cut 4 long pieces of curling ribbon for each paper ribbon, and curled them with my scissors. I tied them onto a wooden stick, and then I hot glued the paper ribbon to the top of the stick. I created all of these assembly line style, doing each step for all 8 at the same time. So they really did come together very quickly.
To display these, I found a long (but small) metal tin, and added some styrofoam and filler grass inside. Then I just shoved the wooden sticks into the styrofoam to hold the paper ribbons in place.
Birthday Girl: Pretty As A Present, Miles Of Smiles, Party Dress, Dancing Queen, Sugar Rush, Celebrate, Borders, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Designer Tapes: Gulf Dot, Punch Chevron; Button Market: Checkers, Blues; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia, Daisies
“Favorite Boys”, by Megan Klauer.
I love to use a good amount of embellishments when I add clusters to my design & the Birthday Boy collection has such a great variety to work with. I started with a piece from the Cute Cuts page and built on that using the Alpha + Bits & Just Write Stickers. I once again used the photo corner stickers as more of a design element to help draw the eye directly to the photo.
Birthday Boy: All For You, Borders, Eat Cake, Toadilly Cool, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry; Designer Tapes: Pickle Juice Chevron; Button Market: Orange Stars
"Happy Birthday" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
Cupcakes can be boy-ish! I cut out the cupcake on this card from the sheet of Cute Cuts in the Birthday Boy line. I used the Birthday Boy patterned papers to make the card, adhered the cupcake with foam adhesive, added a few stickers, and voila! My boyish birthday card was done!
Birthday Boy: Toadilly Cool, Cute Cuts, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers
Birthday Flag Bouquet, by Sheri Feypel.
This is by far my favorite altered project! I loved making all of the flags and I even snuck a pinwheel in there too! I made them in various sizes and shapes, some with paper, and some with tape.
I added lots of embellishments including stickers, chipboard and more flags! Each flag is attached to a wooden dowel with glue dots and then secured with scrappers floss.
I arranged them in a jar filled with rice (Wouldn't it be cute to have aqua M&M's in there? Someone would probably eat them all:).
I also have a small piece of styrofoam in the bottom to hold some of the larger flags in place.
Of course I didn't stop with just the flags. I had to jazz up the jar a bit too. Although this looks like a large project, it doesn't really use a ton of product, so it’s a great project for using up your scraps.
Birthday Boy: Streamers, Toadilly Cool, Eat Cake, Borders, Cute Cuts, Just A Note, Chipboard Icon, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Flags; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice, Orange Stripe
Remember. All of our new products will begin shipping to stores and online retailers on August 6th! You won't have to wait too much longer!