I have been crazy-busy with school, Halloween & birthdays! Here is a 2 page layout (I actually did 6 pages) for my son's 12th birthday. He wanted to have a party that incorporated his love of Halo Reach (his favorite online XBox game), a movie that just came out and a sleep-over, all in one party! So we had a Nerf War in the backyard and then took all the kids to the movies and one lucky buddy spent the night (we kept this a secret from the other kids ;~)!
To make a 6-page layout, I needed to make sure I had enough brown background paper and then tried to think of a simple layout I can copy 6 times. Usually I take a plain background paper and then cut a patterned paper in 1/3 and 2/3 proportions. Then I find embellishments, in this case a Cricut machine gun, helmet, stars border, Happy Birthday and 12. Simple colors made it go together easily and fast!
|I added the Happy Birthday with pop-dots to give it a little dimension.|
|I put the 12x12 paper thru my printer to add my journaling.|
|Here's the "popped-up" Happy Birthday with the 12 laying flat against the background paper.|
|The white patterned paper is a crackle-look with a little khaki color in the cracks.|
The red stars border was welded together with my Gypsy.
- Plain paper - Bazzill
- Patterned paper - Karen Foster, White Crackle
- Cricut cartridge - Stand and Salute, Beyond Birthdays & A Child's Year (12)