Saturday, February 16, 2008

Birthday Celebration

My little nephew is getting ready to celebrate his very 1st birthday! I can't beleive a year has already flown by and leaves me to think how quickly my own little boy will grow up after he arrives.

I bought a circle cutter some time ago and love it as much as my large, tabletop paper cutter. You can easily cut perfect circles of different sizes and place them on your project. You also don't have to cut a full circle like I did here. I think putting partial circles on the corners of cards makes things stand out even more.

I also invested in a paperdoll book for some cute cutouts. As for the number "1", a simple plastic template pack of alphabet and numbers is a wise investment. You will use this over and over to trace and cut words or initals out of scraps. Yes, even though I have a case full of paper, I seem to hoard my scraps no matter how small they are. I know you are the same way!

To top it off add a crown on the birthday boy and some polka dot glitter accents. Nothing is ever done until it is glittered!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I can't believe he'll be a year old! I remember when he was born (we were in Maryland...) and it certainly doesn't seem like a year ago!

    The card is super cute! And very special since you made it for him yourself!

    - Christiana