Welcome back to day two of our Birthday Celebration Week, in honor of Bella's 4th birthday, happening this week. Yesterday was all about birthday cards. Today, it's all about birthday layouts, featuring both the Birthday Boy and Birthday Girl collection.
"Look Who's Two", by Brook Stewart.
For this layout, I kept it pretty simple. I just love how the vibrant colors in the Birthday Boy collection pop on white cardstock! I used the Designer Tape in the new Pickle Juice Chevron for a border around the entire layout and just layered a few border strips under my photos. It came together pretty quickly and I just love how my photos are the main focus, yet there's still a perfect balance of fun colors and patterns alongside them!
Birthday Boy: Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Chevron, Orange Stripe; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry; High Five Alpha Stickers: Pink-Red, Yellow
“Happy Unwrapping”, by Katherine McElvain.
Let’s talk about strips. Strips made from boarders, tape, cardstock, stickers, pattern paper, and photos. That’s what makes up this layout. I used all of these products in small groups, sewn together, to create a series of color strips to divide up the photo strips. (Can you say strips 10xs fast, haha!). When the layout was all put together I didn’t have room to journal the full story about my son who so lovingly taping his sisters birthday gift to be a real bugger to open, so I wrote a little poem to describe the story instead.
Birthday Girl: Icons, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Borders, Cute Cuts, Party Dress, Sugar Rush; Birthday Boy: Icons, Alpha+Bits; Sophisticates: Ciao Chip Clouds; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Oreo; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Pink-Red; Flags: Birthday Girl Flags 2; Button Market: Text; Designer Tape: Teal Stripe, Pink Stripe, Chevron Pickle Juice, Gulf Dot
"Celebrate You", by Becky Williams.
The Dancing Queen paper was my very favorite from the Birthday Girl collection. I accented the cute colors of the hearts by adding coordinating Designer Tape and cardstock stickers.
Birthday Girl Collection: Borders, Dancing Queen, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Designer Tape: Gulf Dot, Punch Chevron, Orange Stripe; Flags: Birthday Girl 1; Sienna Chipboard Alpha: Punch
“Birthday Party”, by Kathy Martin.
Preserving birthday memories is a lot of fun with the Bella Blvd. Birthday Boy collection! Bright and happy colors mixed with birthday icons such as party hats, birthday cake and presents are all included in this line! I especially love the ‘Eat Cake’ paper that worked so well with the photo of my son blowing out his candles!
Birthday Boy: Eat Cake, Toadilly Cool, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Ciao Chip, Birthday Boy Flags 1 & 2; Button Market: Orange Stars, Checkers; Designer Tape: Teal Stripe, Red Dot, Orange Stripe, Piggy Pink Stripe, Gulf Dot
"First Birthday", by Allyson Meinholz.
For this layout, I started out by making banners with a few patterned papers. I knew I wanted to make the long Happy Birthday sticker into a banner as well. Once I added my photos, I started to embellish with stickers, bling, buttons and crochet flowers. I knew I wanted the embellishments to go thru the page like confetti, since there were balloon strings in the photos. As a final touch, and to help secure the banners, I added some twine stitching to the top.
Birthday Girl: Celebrate, Dancing Queen, Miles of Smiles, Pretty As A Present; Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alpha: Punch; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue; Button Market: Purple Flowers, Aqua Flowers, Fruity Punch, Stars; Ciao Chip Elements: Borders; Crochet Flowers: Daisies, Dahlia
"Happy Birthday Mister Mister", by Allyson Meinholz.
I used the Birthday Boy collection for this layout, which is such a HUGE change of direction for me, as a mommy of 4 girlie GIRLS. I usually don't get to do too many boy pages, so I decided for this birthday week that I would take the opportunity to play with the new birthday boy collection. These photos were taken at a dear friend’s son's birthday party. We call him "Mister Mister", and "Mister Mister" was turning ONE!
Birthday Boy: Toadilly Cool, Eat Cake, Borders, All For You, Streamers, Just A Note, About A Boy, Cute Cuts, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers