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Crate Paper Design Team : Happy Birthday

By Jcchris
Birthdays are one of my favorite occasions to celebrate! And it is the fav for my eldest daughter too. She still gets all excited whenever she sees a birthday cake simply because she enjoys singing the "Happy Birthday" song. She is just cute like that! With that in mind, I decided to create a birthday layout just for her. 
 As always, I get my inspirations in many forms and one of them is by "studying" the products. When I was browsing the Cute Girl collection, I was drawn to this patterned paper called Rainbows. I absolutely love how colorful the stripes are. Somehow those stripes reminded me of piñata & thought it would be fun to create alpha piñata! Yes, that's how my mind works! Haha. And with that in mind, I instantly got an idea to hand-cut each alpha to spell  "HAPPY BIRTHDAY". I love to hand-cut alpha when I was in primary school and that brought back a lot of memories to me. Truly enjoyed the hand-cutting process & it's pretty therapeutic to me too :) 
Crate Paper Design Team : Happy Birthday
Once I'm done with the cutting, I spread each alpha & arranged them evenly to fit on the white cardstock. I love how the colors popped. The photo of my daughter blowing her birthday candles adhered in the middle row really made the photo stood out! And by adding the cute embellishments like chipboard stickers & accent stickers all around the photo added more fun & great dimension to the layout. 
Crate Paper Design Team : Happy Birthday
Here are the close-up shots shot in different angles... Crate Paper Design Team : Happy BirthdayTIP: To make the hand-cut alpha stand out a little more, use a pencil or black fine-tip pen to trace the outer-line.
Crate Paper Design Team : Happy BirthdayWhat I love most about this layout was I managed to create this layout in a short time and with minimal products. Perfect for a mama like me who has very little time on hand. Love how it turned out! I think I may need to frame this up :)
Crate Paper Design Team : Happy Birthday
Supplies : Crate Paper Cute Girl - Rainbows (680496), Chipboard Stickers (680508), Foiled Stickers (680510)
Thanks for letting me share today! Xoxo Jessy

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