Friday, April 6, 2012

Wish Big by Connie K.

Remember when I told this time of year I have lots of birthday celebrations in my family...well here is a little birthday banner that can hang in a place of honor for the birthday boy or girl...

It could be a countdown calendar that can have the days leading up to the big numbered from 14 through your birthday...just tear off each day as you count down...this way the celebration can last for a few weeks.

You can add numbers to the previous days or even photos from past birthdays.

I have the final page shown here...which is all glammed up with baby blue ultrafine opaque glitter.

These are the supplies you will need to gather:

chip board base 8.5 X 7
pink paislee paper soiree collage
pink paislee paper words
tim holtz binder mechanism
2 white buttons
1 pink button
black cardstock
black and white bakers twine
die cut celebrate, silhouette
8 inches ivory crepe paper
5 inhes black ribbon
black archival ink
white card stock
designers dries clear adhesive
#33 baby blue ultrafine opaque glitter
#92 bananan ultrafine transparent glitter

12 inches black wire
2 inch scalloped paper punch
pink paislee soiree clear stamps
white craft paint
pink spray paint

Lets get started...

Spray paint your binder mechanism with pink spray paint. Next you will need to paint the back and edges of the chipboard shape with white craft paint. Once this is dry cover with the yellow  with white dot soiree paper. Adhere the binder mechanism to the upper part of the chip board... approximately 1 inch from the top. Cut a piece from the the words paper 4.5 X 3.75, round the lower corners and adhere just below the binder mechanism. Adhere the word celebrate below this...about 1.5 inches from the lower edge.

Using archival jet black ink stamp the numbers under the left side of the word celebrate. Also using the small flags in the stamp set stamp binders on each side of the pink dotted paper as show in the sample.

I put a small bead of designer dries clear adhesive along the edge of the banner and glittered with #92 bananan glitter, set this to the side to dry.

Using a 2 inch scalloped punch, cut one from the black cardstock and another circle from the yellow dot.

Make a rosette using the crepe paper and attach to the center of the yellow scalloped circle and layer on top of the black with a foam dot. Take the black ribbon and knot it in the middle, trim the tails and adhere to the banner piece with a hot glue gun. Then adhere the rossette to the top. Thread the pink button with bakers twine and tie a bow and adhere to the center of the rosette.

Thread the remaining two buttons with bakers twine and tie bows, adhere to the binder mechanism as shown in the sample. I used my glue gun for this.

On your computer print out the birthday sentiment* (the dimensions are 4 X 4), I rounded the lower outside corners. Once it was printed I went over each letter with designers dries clear adhesive and glittered with the #33 baby blue ultrafine opaque glitter.

Punch and hang on the binder.

Finally I added a wire which is adhered to the back for hanging...


  1. Cute! Now I always have a reason to party!

  2. what a wonderful way to make everyone in your family feel special. hugs

  3. Innovation and nice way to express yuor feeling

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