What's more fun than a summer birthday! The party is still a few weeks away but just in case you think I haven't been doing much lately, here is a project I'm working on.
Thanks to my new Straight from the Nest cartridge, I used the cutest banner flag I could find. But from then on, things got a little crazy.
To make the individual flags sturdy enough for the outdoor picnic party, I layered each coloured flag on top of a sturdy white layer, then did the same for the cuffs which were a thin paper.
Tip: Use Scott's clear glue if you want "slide-ability" when layering things. This glue is fabulous and the double-ended tube makes it great for this project.
At left are some of the letters not yet adhered to their flags.
But wait. There's more!
The banner begins and ends with a cupcake flag. The cupcake bottom is glued flat on each end but raised in the middle with pop dots. After looking at all the various cupcakes available, I like the icing on this one best. I added some pink shading to the icing and of course, sparkly 'sugar' on top.
Details, Details, Details.
This is where I get caught up... in the details. If you look closely at the candle on the cupcake, you'll see that it looks like a real flame. HAD to! And once I saw how cute these 2 candles looked, I made more to embellish some of the flags. Too much? I think not.
Celebrations - cupcakes, candles, balloons, whistles, confetti, hats
Straight from the Nest - Banner flags, cuffs and sliders
Storybook - Alphabet letters and numbers
Quarter Note - font for "th" on the "30th" flag
I hope to post more pictures of the banner all tied together with pretty ribbon, and hanging from our picnic shelter. Check back around July 10th.
Update: September 12, 2011
I'm a little late in posting this picture. Here's a pic of the banner hanging in our picnic shelter. It was SO long, I couldn't get the whole banner in the shot. But you'll get the idea. Click on the pic for a closeup.