Creation Station Birthday Inspiration

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Welcome!  Today is the March Creation Station blog hop.  We’re all about birthdays today and I know we’ll inspire you with ideas for your next birthday celebration!

My inspiration for today’s project came from the It’s My Party designer paper stack.  There’s a nice variety of party papers in this stack and I had some fun thinking about ways to make them the star.

I started with after the party.

Once the party is over, you’ll want to remember the birthday “boy” or “girl” and your celebration.

So, I created a two page layout for your scrapbook.

It's My Party Birthday Candle scrapbook page for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

Both pages are on 12 x 12 Basic Black cardstock and will be perfect in a traditional scrapbook or mixed into a Project Life by Stampin’ Up! memory keeping book.

On this page I created several candles using a variety of designs from It’s My Party designer paper stack.  You know if it’s in the stack, you can mix and match with the designs.  To shape the tops of the candles, I used the Banner Triple punch.  And, the flames are Crushed Curry that has been punched with the Bird Builder punch

The narrow horizontal strip is a piece of It’s My Party washi over a piece of Whisper White.

Tip: Since the washi is translucent, laying over Whisper White helps the design to pop.

I’ve used another piece of It’s My Party designer paper punched with the Balloon Bouquet punch as an embellishment.

And finally, I’ve added a block of designer paper.

As you can see, there’s room in this layout for two photos.

For my second page,

It's My Party Birthday Cake scrapbook page for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

I created a birthday cake with the It’s My Party designer stack.

Each of the cake layers is accented with a strip of It’s My Party washi.

Tip:  When using washi on a piece that needs rounded corners, put the washi on first and then use the corner rounder punch.  You’ll get a smoother corner on your washi than trying to wrap the already punched corner.  Ask me how I know!

Instead of candles for my cake, I added a Melon Mambo “happy” cut with the Hello You Thinlits.

And to accent the one photo for this page, I’ve added a trio of balloons from the Balloon Bouquet punch.  By strategically placing the dimensionals, you can set your picture corner under the balloons rather than attaching them to your photo.

Then I thought, everybody loves a pinata!

So, I made a pinata with the It’s My Party designer paper.

It's My Party Personal Pinata for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

It’s a personal pinata!  They’re all the rage right now.

My base is the Pyramid Pals Thinlit and I’ve covered it with layers of designer paper that have been fringed.  The Fringe Scissors made quick work of that!.

The top if capped with a piece of It’s My Party washi.

You can put one at each place or add a little Two Tone Bakers Twine and hang them.

I did change the opening for these personal pinatas.

It's My Party Personal Pinata - closure detail - for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

I snipped three of the sides on the base and added a tuck tab to the bottom of the box so that they would be easier to fill….and to open!  I’ve used a Glue Dot to temporarily seal the personal pinata.

Finally, it wouldn’t be a birthday without a card to go with it.

It's My Party Birthday Card for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

My birthday card was inspired by scrapbooking.  I thought about the way I use and layer designer papers on a page and did that on the smaller scale of a card.

Again, I’ve used the It’s My Party designer paper to create vertical layers and banners.

The sentiment if from Balloon Celebration.  It’s My Party washi was wrapped around the edges of the sentiment layer and then the corners were rounded.

It's My Party Birthday Card - detail - for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

I also used the It’s My Party washi to create two small banner streamers.  The washi was layered onto a piece of Whisper White.  Then, the banner ends were snipped and the line between each washi design was cut about 3/4 of the way.  The banner streamers were added to the card with dimensionals to help shape and raise them.

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Holly Stene
    March 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    What a fun collection of projects! Adorable scrapbook pages and card, but a personal piñata?? Yes, please! 🙂

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    gsperringblog
    March 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Love what you did. This DSP is gorgeous. I just wish for a little lavender. But with the beautiful colors we do have, who can complain? Thank YOU so much for sharing!

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    nwt2772
    March 8, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Love it!!! The pyramid box pinata is just genius!

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    Mikaela
    March 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Very striking with the Black Cardstock coupled with the DSP. Love the Piñata … How fun is that?! Thanks for sharing xx

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    Dena Rekow
    March 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Great Projects Sara!! I love the pages and I really love how you made the candles! Super cute! I love that paper–so pretty and fun! Great job!

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    Kathy Kartak
    March 6, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Sara: These are awesome projects and a great use of the It’s My Party DSP. I love the “personal” pinata! What a clever idea!!

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    Jen Arkfeld
    March 6, 2016 at 9:24 am

    What a fun group of projects!

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