Welcome to the Krazy Crafting Crew Happy Birthday Blog Hop!!!
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You should have arrived from my good friend Ellen (Card Monkey). If you found me first, please go to the Lisa Marie's Blog so you don't miss anything!!!
I was recently invited to join this Krazy Crew and I get to celebrate my "Birth" into the group with my first blog hop!!!
I am celebrating my invitation to this group. As a crafter, it only takes a few kind words to really motivate me to create more. When Lissa Marie invited me to join this group I was over the moon excited. The other members made me feel very welcome too!!
I always like what I make, but never really know what other people think of my work. I sometimes wonder if some of my friends/regulars are just being polite. I also know that I sometimes get in a rut and I create more masculine projects as I have all boys.
BUT I always try to be true to myself and not just follow the crowd. I try to use the supplies I have instead of rushing out to buy the latest and greatest things. I also try to design my own projects when I can using my Gypsy and Cricut or my Silhouette Cameo.
I am hoping this will not be the last birthday I celebrate at KCC!!
And now onto my project - Decorated Gift Bags and Cards:
My son was invited to a birthday party for a set of twins. I wanted to personalize their gift bags and cards. I started out making a banner for each bag by grabbing my Gypsy:
I used these banner flags from Birthday Bash and sized them to 3.5 inches.
I also used Birthday Bash for the font and sized the letters to 2.5 inches. I wanted to cut Brady out in blue and Ashton in red, so I placed each name on half of the mat.
I cut out the letters in cardstock and adhered them to the banner flags.
You can also see the card pieces above.
I took two shadow layer letter Bs sized to 4 inches. I flipped one and hid the inside cuts and welded it to the top of the other B.
I did the same thing with the A.
I cut them both out in white cardstock.
Next, I cut the regular layer of each layer (sized to 4 inches) in blue and red cardstock.
I wanted to put their names on the front of each card as well.
I used this font from Opposites Attract sized to .83 inches. I put the word Brady inside the B in order to size it. I love how this font welds together!
I cut out the letters in cardstock (minus the Brady) and adhered them to the front of the card. I cut out the names in white cardstock and adhered them to the cards.
I punched a hole on the top of both sides to string the twine for the banner. I strung the twine through each banner flag and pop-dotted the flags to the front of the bags.
Here are the completed bags and cards ready to go to the party!!!
Thank you for stopping by and celebrating with us!! Your next stop in the hop is the Lovely Liz!
I have included a complete list of blogs in case you get lost along the way:
Lissa Marie So many crafts, so little time!
Katina Martinez Loving Life's Little Blessings
Jamie ~ Jamie Lindstrom Designs
Lucy ~ Love 2 Create it all
Janet ~ Janet's Creative World
Ellen ~ Card Monkey's Paper Jungle
Lori ~ Scrappin' my stress away ****HERE
Liz ~ Tryin' to Craft ****NEXT
Miranda ~ Nana’s Scrap Spot
Robin Lane ~ Create-a-Latte
Pam ~ Scrapple Tree
Cicily ~ Pink Dalmatian Scrapper
Jearise ~ Lorby's World
Jessi ~ My Life in Arts n Crafts
Robin Scott ~ Scrap and Chat
Zenita ~ Scrappin' with Z