Saturday, February 20, 2010

Birthday Blog Hop!



Welcome to stop #13 on the Stampin' Addicts Birthday Blog Hop! This Blog Hop features 24 Stampin' Addicts members. Since we are celebrating the first birthday of Stampin' Addicts, each stop will provide awesome birthday ideas!

If you are traveling forward in the hop, you just visited Krystal's blog "Krystal's Cards and More!" where she showed us some fabulous ideas for tween boys using a surf theme.

Today I am showing some ideas for young boys. The projects I'm showing are also simple--it seems whenever I am running off to a children's party, I only give myself a few minutes to put the card and gift wrap together. So, here are a few quick and easy birthday ideas.


My first project is a card. I pulled this layout from Stampin' Success (a magazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators) and used the set Happy Moments--a set you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration. :-)

What I love about this card is that with the go-to layout, the colors (or stamp set) can easily be adapted to any birthday you need a card for--girl, boy, or adult. Here I used the colors Green Galore, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry.

You'll notice I used the card as an inspiration for the remaining projects. Next up is a gift bag; I love how easy it is to personalize gift wrapping! I always keep white gift bags on hand so that I can quickly add a personal touch to a gift. Here I simply stamped along the top of the tissue paper and then added a ribbon and tag.


Next up is this cute little bag. This project was inspired by several different ideas that I saw at the Phoenix Regional I attended in January. I took one of the fabulous Glassine Envelopes (from the Occasions Mini Catalog) and ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder to give it a little texture. Then I created a Bag-a-lope and decorated with lots of punches, ribbon, and a few brads. Note: the scallop circle is from the Pennant Big Shot Die.

I think this would be a fun way to give a small gift or gift card, or a perfect little party favor.


And, last but not least, what is a birthday without a party hat? This party hat is so easy to make using two Pennant Big Shot Dies adhered together at the edges. My friend Cindy recently showed me how to curl paper, so I had to add a few curled papers to the top of the hat to make it a bit more festive. :-) And although it doesn't show in the picture, I sprayed the hat with Shimmer Paint to give it a little sparkle.


Next on the Bog Tour is Joyce over at Stampin' Central. Head on over to see her "sister-practical and pampering ensemble." You won't want to miss it!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope that you've enjoyed these projects.

24 comments:

MaryR said...

super cute projects!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Fabulous! Love the boy color theme you chose. Also love how you stamped on the tissue paper. Why don't I ever remember to do that? Thanks for the great ideas!

Carmen said...

What fun projects!! Great ideas for when you need that quick and easy gift/card!

Jen Timko said...

I know what you mean about the short time you always seem to have for kids' parties! These are just perfect! Wonderful presentation ideas!

Missi said...

What great ideas! I Love the bright colors!!

Marie said...

Super cute projects! Great color choice for kids too.

WebDeb said...

Your projects are absolutely wonderful! That first card is just what I need for some beginning stampers -- thanks for all the inspiration!

Holly/catrules said...

Supper cute!! I love your hat!!

Cindy said...

Excellent, bright festive color choices! And I love the idea of stamping the top of the tissue paper! Now I have to find white gift bags and tissue to have on e hand, too. :-D

Kandi said...

I never remember to stamp my tissue paper - it really finishes the project. Great colors

Cindy D. said...

What fun projects! I think we have the best demonstrator ever! Thanks.

Yapha said...

I love how you stamped on the tissue paper! That is brilliant! Great projects!

Trina Caraway said...

Great ideas. We all need fast and simple ideas at times. Love the colors, too.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Such cute ideas! I'm going to get white bags and tissue in several sizes to have on hand! I seem to only have dark boy-looking ones when I need girl ones and vice versa. What a fantastic mom idea....TSMFS!

Beedubya said...

Adorable!! I love the little bag of candies! TFS!

Brandi

Kim said...

Everything is so cute! So colorful! I love that you stamped on the tissue.

Cyndie said...

Neat way to use the big shot on the glassine envelope and stamping on the tissue paper. I love seeing all the great new ideas, it is inspiring.

Rhonda L. said...

Great colors. Love the hat with the curled paper. Wonderful!

Scrappindad said...

I love the color combinations on these and how simple yet special they all are!

Great ideas!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What great boys' projects, Allison--totally fun, not at all frou-frou! Love the glassine envelope with the lemon Starbursts. . . .

Melissa said...

Cute projects! I just love the way you jazzed up the white gift bag with the tissue and tag!

Lisa N said...

Adorable projects. Love them all.

Lisa Young said...

Fun projects Allison - I esp. love what you did with the glassine envelope!

HeathersHobby said...

Allison, I love that you ran the glassine bag through the Big Shot with that embossing folder. That was the perfect touch!