I had a blast making this mini album. I love autumn and I take lots of photos while out walking my dogs around the neighbourhood. We have an off leash walk down by the local river and the trees are stunning in autumn.
Here is the second birthday exploding box made a few months ago for 18 year old twins. I used the We R Memory Keepers explosion board, making 4 boxes in total. The small inner box was fixed so it could be used for adding a small keepsake rather than folding down.
This month we would like you to use flowers. It’s coming into winter where I live but there are still a few flowers around to enjoy. We also welcome Nancy as our guest designer for this month. We’d love for you to pop over to her blog and leave her some love.
It’s so easy to use the Pinkfresh Studio “You are my Favourite” layering stencils (there is also a matching stamp set). You can get a few different looks by using other mediums…texture pastes, foil, embossing powders…but I stuck with a simple distress oxide ink blending and keeping the colours simple too.
I blended the Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn inks over white cardstock and die cut the word ‘You’ once in each colour so I could have the outline and inside different colours.
I applied adhesive to the back of the die cuts with my Xyron Sticker Maker and adhered to the background.
The rest of the sentiment was stamped in Versafine Clair pigment ink.
I cut down the background so I could have a 1/4″ edge around and I toyed with the idea of popping up the background with craft foam onto a coloured card base but in the end decided to keep it all white. You can still add dimension with white by just adding layers.
I added a few deep pink diamantés to the centres of the little flowers to give an extra textural element.
I hope you’ve been inspired to join us in this months challenge.
How can it be 2 years since the AAA Birthday challenge blog was first launched? I’m so grateful to have been given the chance to be on this design team with the wonderful Jane at our helm. We wouldn’t still be here two years on without the support of all of you…the amazing creative community who enter the challenges.
This months challenge is simply HAPPY BIRTHDAY and we would love to give you all the opportunity to win some crafty goodness. We have 9 amazing companies who have graciously sponsored this special month. See further down for all the details of how to win.
We also welcome Kuni as our guest designer for this special month.
For my DT card I’ve used My Favourite Things stamps and dies.
This month we’re shaking up our card shapes so think outside the square…or rectangle! Welcome to our guest designer this month, Trina P. Pop on over to the AAA Birthday Blog and see Trina’s fabulous shaped card along with the rest of our amazing design team. We hope you’ll be inspired to join us.
Clean and simple…entering this into the current Inspired by challenge – Bunny Roll. I was INSPIRED by the rabbits in bed. These “Whittle Rabbit” dies look like they’re asleep and I had the perfect sentiment to go along with them. Also showcasing a simple background using washi tape.