Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy 8th. Birthday!

Hello... Happy Friday, and it's the first day for Summer!!!

How's your week been?  Mine has been productive... and full of surprises.  In case you wanna know, here's a summary... Or you can skip this paragraph and go directly to next one.  Weekend started with a homework to do for my goddaughter (I will tell you in a little bit); I dedicated the whole Saturday (literally) just for that, then an accident caused my 1st floor at home to get full of water on Father's Day so we could not go anywhere (some furniture damage), then an unplanned cool get together with neighbors at night, lots of work at the office (people say that when the cat is not home, mice go party!  I think it should be the opposite... it's when more pressure you have not to be absent or miss anything... I mean my boss is out of office just in case you didn't understand my humor LOL), then had to do some medical checkups, also my dog has an ear infection, good surprise that I had lunch with my DH in the middle of the week, mom still waiting for her car to get fixed, and finally will do my nails today...  Exciting, huh?  This is what life is all about...

Today's my goddaughter 8th. birthday.  There will be a little party tomorrow... just a get together with some friends to have a nice spa.  This kind of birthday celebrations for girls is kind of the "in" thing right now.  Her mother wanted me to make a top for the cupcakes tower, and also a tag or embellishment for the bags.

The cupcakes top had to have an "8" and some room to place a single cupcake where she plans to place the candle.

So I bought a foam 8 and used as stencil for its own covers...


Made sure to ink a bit to cover imperfections...


Covered one side with stamped cardstock...


And then realized I didn't like the interior of the holes, or basically the way you can see the back of each others' edges from the opposite side, so I had an idea...


I covered one of the sides to make it flat like this:



But then left the other one open to use as the front side and create some dimension.


Inspired by the birthday theme I'd cut some flowers, to which I draw lines to look like imperfect sewing and simulate the original ones.

I also stamped bees and several butterflies.


... So I used two of these for the interior of the 8's holes...  nice 3D effect!



I placed the 8 in the base, also made with foam covered with cardstock, and embellished all around... making sure to create a spot for the single cupcake.

This is the front side:



This is the back:

One of the sides...


And the other one...


I assembled the tower to visualize the final work.  I promise I will take pictures of it with the cupcakes tomorrow and will post later so you can see it in action.


Then... it was the bags' turn.  Wanted to make a tag with the birthday girl name and the number 8, but did not want a traditional tag.

So I typed her name and cut with scalloped circle punches, and placed an 8 in the middle.  I also used flowers, bees and butterflies...


Here's how they look...  They will have presents for the girl friends assembled with tissue paper.


And finally... a bonus.

My friend had given me some pieces of large confetti to get inspired. I combined those and some of my stamped images and glued to sticks to be placed in the cupcakes.
Can't wait to see them in use.  By the way, don't you just love this bee from Unity Stamp Co.?



I'm not finished...

I made her a card for tomorrow... Of course I used the same theme.

Stamped butterfly and bee...  cut flowers with drawing and painting for nice finish...  and I made up another beetle with some circles and sequins...


This is the inside of the card:


And here's a closer look to the nice colorful elements.



Stamps used are from Unity Stamp Co, TAC, Inkadinkado and Latina Crafter.

Tks for stopping by.  Love to read your comments.

Have a great weekend.







26 comments:

Ruby said...

WOW This is a stunning project and I am sure it will look amazing with the cupcakes. I want to remember to come back to see this finished look. I am sure everyone will be amazed at what you put together. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Martha said...

WOW...WOW...WOW, what FABULOUS creations--beautiful colors & designs! Well done!

Rachel W K said...

OH my goodness you were so busy!!! these are all so cute and will look amazing at your goddaughter's party :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Angeline said...

Wowwww with the rate you are at, you could open a party shop soon!! I LOVE everything you've done Bd so many Unity stamps used too. I am sure your god daughter will be squealing with delight ;)

SherylK said...

That is simply the cutest thing ever. I love how you made the 8 to showcase the little trinkets. So darling!!

Tameko said...

Wow...These are amazing! Very well done!

Linda said...

I love your cute projects. And ideals thanks for shareing them.

Kris said...

WOW! What a project. Adorable!

Jen said...

AWESOME! Love that cupcake stand topper!

Tracy said...

Oh my, first I want to be 8 again..love everything you have crafted..lucky lucky girlie Myra!!

Eeeek what a week you have had and you still managed to put all this together...Taking my hat off to you!!!!!

Hope and pray you have a better weekend and week this time around.
Sending you..big hugs
Tracy
xoxox

Kris B said...

Super cute! Your Goddaughter is gonna love all these goodies! How lucky she is to have such a talented Godmother! Enjoy the birthday party!

Corrie said...

Wowi can't believe you cut all those images, best mom ever. Great projects loved them all

Esther said...

Wow!!! Awesome projects :)

scrapper al said...

Love the stamps/colors on the card!

Danie May said...

Totally loving both these fabulously fun birthday projects and I bet your god daughter did too!

Kary said...

WOW, Myra, these are fantastic projects!! What a lucky girl to have all these lovely goodies on her birthday!! Best Godmother of all, you are!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

JAY said...

Tremendo proyecto! Muy colorido, bien "girly" y hermoso detalle. Te felicito.

Michelle said...

Wow! Fabulous projects!

Donna Mack said...

These projects are AMAZING! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

JPScraps said...

Everything is fabulous! I'm sure she loved everything!!

Julie Odil said...

That cupcake tower is amazing! Well, this whole post is. Love it all!

Nancy said...

La chica quedará encantada con la decoración tan linda. Espero por ver las fotos con los cupcakes. Todo muy lindo.

Soni said...

Wow! Your work was worth it, it looks awesome! Great Job!

SHartl said...

what an adorable party set!! Fun and bright and she's going to love it

Rebecca Daniels said...

Goodness Gracious! These party decor, cards and bags are just AMAZING!

I can't believe you were able to bring this together with all the other stuff going on too! (sorry to hear about the water and spoils of F-Day).

Can't wait to see the tower with cupcakes! I bet it was GRAND.

Miwa said...

OMG, are you the coolest godmother or what?! LOVE it all! Gorgeous work! Hope she had a grand party and wow, hope everything else settles down and gets better.