Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Birthday Scrapbook Pages for August's Class

I gotta tell ya, I am proud of myself... I got these pages done for a class nearly 4 weeks away! °Ü° I am trying hard to keep a bit a head of myself with school starting soon and the holiday season just around the corner.

Next up in the class line-up, are Birthday pages. I really fretted over the paper for these. Most of what is available is either super girly or rough and tumble. Not a whole lot of middle ground birthday papers. I guess I could count on BASIC GREY to come to the rescue. The paper is their Cupcake Collection and the colors couldn't be more perfect for girl/boy birthday pages. The background is Bazzill textured card stock and has a shimmer to it. I went back through the album and we really didn't have a true blue background in the album yet. I also added red, yellow, green and white textured card stocks for accents and dimension. I really do like the way the pages came out. I was fearful they were taking a sadistic clown look, but I think they are festive and fun for boys and girls alike. {The coloring in the photos is horrible. It is overcast today and so the true colors are really not coming through, sorry.}

So here is the spread breakdown:

The entire spread
"Celebrate, Party, It's your day"
Just plain ol' Happy Birthday seemed boring.
Notice there are 9 photo mats total! I think that is the most I have ever squeezed into one spread before now.

Page 1
Of course everything was cut with my Cricut, thank goodness...saved me a bunch of time hand cutting cupcakes, balloons, frames and letters.

CELEBRATE. Yes- That is 34 red circles all inked and glued down to border the yellow strip of card stock!

4x6 mat holds a 7" journaling tag for writing guests, gift lists and birthday specifics. That is a circular paper clip and brad on the tag.

2 of the 3" squared photo mats

the other 3 incher

I love cupcakes! Had to add some...

Page 2

a 4x3.5 frame

More cupcakes!

I love how they sit on this frame

another 4x6 photo mat

(3) 3.5" squared photo mats

small circular photo clips accent the triplet frames

Of course, the kit comes with the Lipstick Red Colorbok Cat Eye Ink Pad. Ladies, bring your green ink pads from March, if you like. That is the one I used for green card stock. I have 3 yellows I will bring for anyone who wants to use them on their yellow card stock, otherwise, red looks pretty good.
You can't really tell from the pics, but the word Celebrate, the yellow balloon, It's your day and all of the cupcakes and their flames are pop-dotted off the page using 3D dots. You will have a sheet of them included in your kits.
Next up for September, School Days...

1 comment:

Kim said...

Truly can't believe this post is from 2008. They pages are still perfect for today's scrapping styles! Love this one too. I have so many years of birthdays to do, I'll be sure to come back and check this one out for inspiration :) TFS



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