These pages have a fun technique I wanted to share with you. I used chipboard letters and circles and embossed them to make them glossy. I like the way the page gets a 3D effect.
For the chipboard circle I punched a hole in it, colored it orange with a marker, covered it with clear embossing powder and used the heat gun to melt it. When it was dry and cool I added a number sticker to the top and put another layer of clear embossing powder over the top and heated it again. To finish it off, I rubbed orange ink around the sides. For the big chipboard "e", I used a purple embossing powder and heated it, then followed up with a sprinkling of white and repeated the process. I then rubbed purple ink on the sides. I printed "eat cake" on my printer on cream paper and edged the paper with brown ink. The date is stamped with purple ink.
For the page, I looked at my son's birthday hat as an inspiration. Purple and orange seemed bright and cheery for a birthday page! I took a purple background and glued orange plaid ribbon across the middle. I then took 4 sheets of 2-sided patterned papers in orange and purple and cut them into 1 1/4" x 5" strips, inked the edges in brown and adhered them on the bottom left corners of each page. The background purple Bazzill paper is also inked in brown as are the yellow and orange mats under the photos. I also had a couple of chip board birthday embellishments I added to give the page a little more bling.
Thanks for looking!