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Tutorial Tuesday: It's my Birthday Month!

It's August 1st!!!  There's lots of exciting things happening today.  To start, it's Tutorial Tuesday.  And then there's also only *four* days until my birthday!  Woohoo!!!  I told my nephew that I'm turning 24 this year.  He guessed I was turning 25; no need to break his little heart!  Hahaha!  (Did I mention, I love that kid!?)

Birthdays.  This month is going to be ALL. ABOUT. BIRTHDAYS.  I love extending my birthday celebration for as long as humanly possible (or until everyone is darn near sick of me touting around my "birthday month"!) so I am encouraging all of you to join my Birthday Train and let's #bringbirthdaysback!  (If you join me on Instagram, use the #bringbirthdaysback and share your inspiration with me!)

Ok, moving onto Tutorial Tuesday.  My first love on my Papercrafting journey was Scrapbooking.  I scrapbooked since I was three.  Seriously.  I pasted pictures into a leather-bound "guest book" that my mom just had lying around and decorated the pages with stickers.  It was cute, except I think that leather-bound "guest book" might have been important...oops.

Our Birthday Memories Suite has just endless scrapbooking possibilities!  I *finally* got to play around with creating a 2-page scrapbook layout and it turned out adorable!

Since the Designer Series Paper is already 12"x12", you have your background for your layout all ready to go!  This DSP is absolutely phenomenal for using as a scrapbook piece!  It's bright and patterened, yet it's subtle enough that adding a few embellishments and photos really helps make them stand out!

Here's what you need...

Supply List:
  • Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper #144118
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock #144245
  • Soft Sky Cardstock # 131203
  • Real Red Cardstock #102482
  • Pacific Point Cardstock #111350
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock #119683
  • Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle #145294
  • Frozen Treats Framelits #138292
  • Layering Circle Framelits #141705
  • Pretty Label Punch #143715
  • Banner Triple Punch #138292
  • Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
  • Brights Enamel Shapes #141680
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
  • Classic Stampin' Pad (Pacific Point) #126951
Paper Dimensions:
  • Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (2 @ 12"x12") + (8"x1")
    • Plus a Fox, Banner, and Present for die-cutting
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock (4-1/4"x5-1/4")
    • Plus a scrap for die-cutting 
  • Soft Sky Cardstock (8-1/2"x3-1/2")
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock (8"x8") + (8-1/2"x1/2")
    • Plus a scrap to punch
  • Real Red Cardstock (4-1/4"x5-1/4")
    • Plus a scrap for die-cutting
  • Pacific Point Cardstock (4-1/4"x5-1/4")
    • Plus a scrap for die-cutting
  • Another thing that I love about this Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper is that the Birthday Friends Framelits in the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle die-cuts some of the little critters and accessories!  Eee!!!  *Swoon*  So let's start there!  Die-cut the Fox, the banner, and a present from the DSP.
    • Tip: I found it easier to cut a chunk of the DSP with those images to run through my Big Shot.  
  • Next die-cut the 2-3/8" circle from the Daffodil Delight Cardstock.
  • Using the solid triangle and the striped triangle from the Frozen Treats Framelits, die-cut one of each from the following colors of cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red, and Pacific Point.
  • Punch your two long & thin pieces (DSP and Lemon Lime Twist) on both ends using the Banner Triple Punch.  Punch out the Pretty Label from the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, too.
  • Using the Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Classic Stampin' Pad in Pacific Point, stamp the "Special Delivery for your birthday" onto the right-hand side of your Soft Sky Cardstock rectangle.  Stamp "Hip Hip Hooray" onto the die-cut banner piece.  Finally stamp "Surprise!" onto the Pretty Label.
  • Assemble using your favorite adhesive as shown in the photo above.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals on the die-cut present, the Daffodil Delight die-cut circle, and the Lemon Lime Twist Pretty Label.
    • Tip: The die-cut banner pieces could use some TLC when adhering.  I recommend the Fine Tip Glue Pen (#138309) for these pieces!
  • Embellish the banner using the Brights Enamel Shapes and the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
I'd love to see how yours turns out!  Connect with me and share your creation!

I almost forgot!!!  In honor of this being my Birthday Month---I'm giving YOU (my fellow Papercrafting Passionista Friends!) presents this month!  Check out my Facebook Page to learn more details on how YOU can get a present from me!

Keep Calm & Craft On!


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