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Welcome to S2G's FIRST Birthday! Are you ready to party? If you arrived at my blog from the S2G Challenge Blog, then you are in the right place! If you just happened to stop by and visit, please start the Blog Hop HERE. If you get lost along the Hop, go back to the Challenge Blog for directions to the next stop.
The Girls thought they'd STIR things up a bit! ALL of the DT members have "a word" hiding in their Blog Hop POSTS...the words will describe 'things' or 'ingredients' that you need to make an UBER DELICIOUS Birthday Cake! My word will be hidden in one of the sentences in my post. There is also a word hidden on the S2G Challenge blog where the hop begins. COLLECT ALL "13" words and YOU will be placed in a drawing to be showered by S2G...with GOBS of GOODIES! Winner will be chosen at the end of the week-long Blog Hop.
What is your favorite thing about Birthdays? I like the decorations. I think they really set the mood for the party. Each DT will also pick a winner for a prize from the comments on her blog, so be sure and tell me what you like best about Birthday parties. Remember, to be eligible for the grand prize, you must collect all 14 words from the S2G Blog and each DT Blog. Do not post your answers here. Write them down and post on the S2G Challenge Blog.
Nothing says "Party" like a banner, so here is mine!
Don't you just love polka dots? These letters are S2G images created especially for this Birthday Bash Blog Hop! I colored the banner letters and icons digitally on my computer. That is one of the great advantages of digital stamps. You can also resize them to fit your needs. I placed the new birthday icons in between the letters. They were matted on solid color CS and then matted on digi paper CS from the new S2G Birthday Party line of papers. I punched holes on the sides and connected the letters and icons together with small gold square brads. I fell in LOVE with these icons as soon as I saw them! I like them so much that I used them on several of the birthday projects that I will be sharing with you today. They come in four different designs: birthday cake, present, party hat, and crown.
Here is a closeup view of part of the banner. I placed my favorite wired organza ribbons at each end of the banners so they could be easily hung.
Here again is the party invitation in the box. On either side are little purse party favors. I found the template at Splitcoast Stampers. I used velcro closures on the purses and added sequins to the handles. I attached the birthday icons on the front of the purses. I told you I LOVE them! They are so versatile!
I decorated the purses with some of the new birthday digital papers from S2G. There are twelve new ones, and they are so festive! I know you will want them all!
Aren't they just adorable? In case you're wondering what's inside.......
Strawberry lipgloss and miniature hair clips. I removed the label from the lipgloss, added a ribbon, and glued a birthday icon to the lid. The lipgloss was only $1 (Michael's), and the hair clips were 18/$1(Dollar General). This is just one example of how you can take inexpensive items, dress them up, and make them spectacular! What girl wouldn't love this party favor!
Whee! What's a party without balloons? "Whee" is the name of this adorable new birthday image from S2G! I have always loved balloons since the time I was very little. This image inspired me to make balloon holders. I cut out the image and glued it to CS. Then I punched a hole in the center balloon so I could attach the "BUTTER" real balloon. To keep the balloon standing up, I made a "collar" using strips of the new Birthday digi paper that I printed out on CS. I think they turned out so cute! Guests names can be written on the balloon holder or even on the balloon itself. It can then be used as a placecard or grouped together as centerpiece decorations. Such a perfect image for a party!