Mary's Corner - Dawn's Birthday Extravaganza

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Throw the hippest birthday on the block!  I had my nieces in mind whose birthdays are coming up this Spring.  I made a birthday card for the special gal, an invitation to invite all her best friends, a favor box to make for everyone maybe with a cool necklace or bracelet inside, a favor bag with candies, a tag for the birthday girl's present, a funky banner and a Thank You card for thanking her friends for the birthday love.

As you can see, I ran a lot of this through our Cuttlebug, using the Swiss Dots, Argyle and Textile Texture folders.  It really adds a nice touch, especially when you lightly rub a brown ink pad on the paper surface to bring out the embossing.

Rubbing an ink pad around the edges of each shape takes some extra time and effort but it's really worth it and makes a subtle, yet big difference.  It adds at least 10 degrees of hipness.

Using coordinating paper all from the same pad really makes everything mesh well together.  I used a K&Company travel-themed pad because it was the only pad I could find that had the color scheme I was looking for.  Even if you don't use the exact same paper as me, I do recommend finding pre-coordinated paper, all from the same pad if you can.

Banner

  • For the ribbon, I used half-inch wide orange plaid ribbon from Michaels.
3D Flowers Part II SVG Collection (Gerber Daisy)
center.svg 10"w Brown
petals1.svg 10"w Yellow
petals2.svg 10"w Yellow
petals3.svg 10"w Yellow
Breezy Meadow Butterflies SVG Collection
2_top.svg Brown
2_bot.svg Orange
Free SVG File 02.20.10 – Peace Signs
swirly_peace_sign.svg 4.3"w Yellow
Scalloped Shapes SVG Collection
L.svg* 5"w (cut three) Blue, Pink and Green

.*With two Circles punched out from the SCAL Shapes Library for hanging.


Birthday Card

This card is A2-sized, so for the envelope, use or create an A2 envelope and it will fit perfectly. There's not much contrast between the Collegiate Flourish and the card base. I added embossing, otherwise I would have to use a different color for the flourish or the card base. Sticky gemstones are a must in the middles of the flowers, of course.

Bonus SVG - Five Petal Flower
five_petal_flower.svg 1.3"w (cut two) Pink
Happy Birthday Cards SVG Kit (Balloons Folder)
hpy_bday.svg 3.5"w Yellow (Shadow in Green)
Jamie's Favorite Things SVG Collection
collegiate_flourish.svg 3.5"w Turquoise
SCAL Shapes Library
Rectangle 8.5"w x 5.5"h Sea Green

Charlotte's Box

I used a simple version of our 3D Gerber Daisy flower and left off the small center parts and used a sticky gemstone in their place.

3D Flowers Part II SVG Collection (Gerber Daisy)
petals2.svg 6"w Pink
petals3.svg 6"w Pink
Charlotte's Boxes SVG Kit
flowers.svg 11.3"w Yellow
box_bottom.svg 11.4"w Coral

Cupcake Wrapper and Pick

Bonus SVG - Five Petal Flower
five_petal_flower.svg 1.5"w (cut two)*** Pink
Princess Birthday Party SVG Kit
cupcake_wrapper.svg** 7.25"w Bro

** Use as-is (with hearts instead of circles) or Break Apart in SCAL, delete the hearts and place circles from the SCAL Shapes Library on each scallop

*** Glue back-to-back with a toothpick in the middle to form the pick. Embellish with sparkly bling!


Invitation

  • In SCAL, place the two 3D single flowers on top of the scalloped rectangle as I have (see photo of card). They'll cut out of the scalloped rectangle and then you bend the petals up for more pop.
  • This card is A2-sized, so for the envelope, use or create an A2 envelope and it will fit perfectly.
Bonus SVG - Five Petal Flower
five_petal_flower.svg 1"w (cut two) and 0.75"w Yellow
Jamie's Favorite Things SVG Collection
peace_swirly.svg 3.25"w Brown
Princess Birthday Party SVG Kit
its_a_party.svg 3.25"w Coral (Shadow in Yellow)
SCAL Shapes Library
Rectangle 8.5"w x 5.5"h Turquoise
Free SVG File 06.11.09 3D Flower Card (Square & A2)
single_flower.svg 1"w and 1.25"w Cut out of Scalloped Rectangle
Scalloped Shapes SVG Collection
xs.svg 4.2"w Sea Green

Tag

Birthday Elements SVG Collection
bfliestop.svg 1.5"w Orange
bfliesbot.svg 1.5"w Pink
Double Layer Tags Galore SVG Collection (Bishop Tag)
base.svg 1.8"w Yellow
window_small.svg 1.8"w Turquoise

Thank You Card

  • For the card base, weld together two ovals each sized 5.5"w x 4.25"h to form an A2-sized oval-shaped card. You can find an oval in the SCAL Shapes Library.
  • I embossed and inked the scalloped circle, otherwise I'd definitely use a different color since it's orange on orange.
  • This card is A2-sized, so for the envelope, use or create an A2 envelope and it will fit perfectly.
Jamie's Favorite Things SVG Collection
peace_swirly.svg 3.15"w Pink
Notecard Captions SVG Collection
thank_you.svg 3.8"w Turquoise (Shadow in Sea Green)
Scalloped Shapes SVG Collection
s.svg 3.8"w x 5"h Peach

Sweet Treat Bag

For the ribbon I used 3/8" and 1/8" ribbon from Michaels to tie through the buckle. I think this is SO cute and looks like a Flower Child headband.

Buckles SVG Collection
daisy.svg 1.7"w Pink
Free SVG File 02.20.10 – Peace Signs
beaded_peace_sign.svg 3"w Yellow
Sweet Treat Bags SVG Kit
7.svg 3.9"w Brown
circle.svg 3.9"w Sea Green

9 Responses to “Mary's Corner - Dawn's Birthday Extravaganza”

  1. Celeste February 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

    Thank you so much Mary. These are going to be awesome for LaiLynn’s party.

  2. Gabrielle Rogers February 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Oh my goodness, Mary’s new art is just adorable! I’m thinking of my nieces too! They are 15 and 17! These are adorable!

  3. Tuesdae February 20, 2010 at 7:54 pm #

    Love those cards! I would definately make these and I am more of a scrapbooker by heart.

  4. CRYSTAL WILLIAMS February 20, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    What a great collection! Very fun and lots of possibilities!

  5. Karen A. February 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    Love all the colours and texture. Wonderful, cheerful and FUN projects!!!

  6. Susan February 26, 2010 at 6:06 am #

    These are so nice! My mother and my (deceased) grandmother ask me to send them special cards, sucker/candy tags, etc. because they write and old family or friend evenday. They love having a little box or card ready for any occasion. Not cord with A-2s from last week, but I’m putting my on the NON-payroll this week.

    Again, very nice, swr

  7. Susan February 26, 2010 at 6:26 am #

    These are so nice! My mother and my (deceased) grandmother ask me to send them special cards, sucker/candy tags, etc. because they write old family or friend evenday, sending clippinge, etc. They love having a little box,bag, or card ready for any occasion. All the thanks to svg.

    We’ve decided to do something for her friends on March 24th to remember her.

    Thanks again.

  8. Veronika Trewin March 3, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    ok Mary you always make me buy more SVG’s. I loved everything in this project and had to buy 3 more collections that I did not have. Love love love it.

  9. Shannon April 7, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    So cute! I love how you link to the supplies you’ve used as well as giving exact dimensions…thank you!