Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the March NC Demos Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up demonstrators who live in North Carolina who love to share what we create with you.  All you have to do to follow along is to click on the links at the bottom of each post.  We love comments on our blogs so please, show us some love!!

Our theme this month is birthdays.  Everyone has one so you should make sure you have a stash of birthday cards on hand.  I think you will find a lot of inspiration on our blog hop this month.  I chose to do a Happy Birthday ensemble.

Let's look at each item by itself.  First is the framed birthday collage.  I love this and need to give a big thanks to Allison Barber (another NC Demo) for this collage.  Allison is so sweet and invites my sister and I to come to her demo meetings.  She always has a great project for us to make after we discuss business.  This was what we made in February.  I made two of them and by switching up the colors and DSP, you get a different look.  This collage uses DSP from It's My Party Paper Stack (pg 5).  This is a great pack of paper - you get 4 each of 12 double-sided designs, 12" x 12".   The paper doesn't have to all be used for birthdays though.  As well as candles and balloons, the pack also has stripes, polka dots, and other non-birthday designs.

The stamp set(s) that I used on this project are Party Wishes (Occasions, pg 5) and Fabulous Four (annual pg. 58).  I also used the Party Punch Pack that comes bundled with the stamp set.

Next, I made a cute little birthday survival kit.  There is a hole punched in the top for the party horn to fit into.  Inside the triangular box is a crayon, rubber band, candle and candy.  See the poem on the Birthday Survival Kit for details.  Any type of small box would work for this.  I don't have instructions for this one as I took a triangular box apart that someone gave me years ago and used it for a pattern for this one.  I used Mint Macaron card stock for the box and stamped all over it with the balloon stamp from Party Wishes.  The candles are punched out with the Party Punch Pack (pg 4, Occasions).

Next, is my tri-fold birthday card.  This was a fun card to make!  If you want instructions, check back on my blog next week and I will be sharing another card like this along with instructions.

I used the balloon stamp from Balloon Celebration (pg 12, Occasions) and the large balloons from Celebrate Today in the annual catalog.  I punched the small balloons with the Balloons Punch and die cut the large balloons (and the bows on them) using the Balloon Framelits.  I made my own DSP using the circle stamp from Work of Art.  The colors on the card are Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Mint Macaron.

The sentiment on the inside of the card is from Party Pants, a new Sale-a-bration set

I hope you enjoyed all my birthday projects and will leave me a comment!

Now hop on over to Laurie Meier's blog and see what she has made for you to enjoy.  Any time you get lost hopping along, here is the full list of participants for this month.


Unknown said...

Love it....... hope you don't mind if I pin these to keep them forever.... Great Job.

Sue Root said...

I absolutely love your collage. I may have to CASE it. The other projects are great, too. I love fancy fold cards.

Sharon said...

Thanks! Glad you are pinning.

Sharon said...

Thanks Sue.I love making the collages.

Laurie Meier said...

Your projects are so inspirational! I have never made a collage -- but, I definitely am going to give it a try. And, I love the survival kit!

Unknown said...

Sharon, I am inspired. You always do great work . . . but this is outstanding. Would love to have the dimensions of the collage pieces. Allison is a great demo as well. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with next.

Michelle Irinyi said...

Sharon...such a wonderful collage. Great work! And I wish I'd had that birthday survival kit last week. It was the first time my son celebrated his birthday away from home and it would have been perfect! There's always next, year, right?

Jo Anne Hewins said...

Wow, Sharon, great projects. I love them all! I will be making that collage!

Melissa Kerman said...

Love all your projects and great post. It was like reading a story and it kept my attention all the way through.