Happy, HAPPY, belated birthday, my friend Tracey!
I'm sorry this is so late in coming to you! Joyce from Cards-by-the-Sea did such a great job organizing this birthday celebration, and told us way ahead of time, but it's been a crazy, crazy month for me. On the other hand, there's no way I could miss saying Happy Birthday to Tracey!
In honor of Tracey's birthday, I wanted to CASE one of her awesome cards. This wonderfully graphic creation totally fit the bill (and love the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!)
It was the first time using two My Favorite Things Die-Namics dies ... High Rise Upper Case Alpha and Peek-a-Boo Chevrons. Yay for NBUS! Love the large alphas, LOVE the chevrons. You can remove all the die pieces for a uniform look, or put random chevrons back like I did here. With the slightly patterned paper, I kind of like how the pieces aren't put back in the same spots. It breaks it up even more.
I struggled with where to put the sentiment (which is why this post wasn't updated yesterday!) and then it occurred to me to put it over the chevron dies instead of at the top of the card where they were just floating around.
Still in love with using patterned paper on the inside of the card and for the envelope.
Thanks for looking, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRACEY!!!!
Here are some pics from the Godzilla Party we had this weekend for Jackson. Lots of fun, but it was really keeping me from visiting anyone in blogland ... I really hope to be by soon!!
The food table ... random boxes wrapped with kraft paper and turned into city buildings
I was so happy with how the bunting turned out ... cut a slit through those trendy paper straws and they totally held each banner. So easy to string afterwards.
The Godzilla boogers tasted pretty good, but they weren't terribly popular. The green food coloring really threw the kids (and adults) I think.
Pin the Fire Breath on Godzilla. The kids had to wear Jackson's Godzilla mask backwards so they couldn't see. Made for some funny pictures!
The winner was a little difficult to call.
The cake was really fun to put together. Graham crackers and royal icing made the city somewhat easy to make.
Godzilla totally destroyed the city after the party.
Godzilla's fire breath maze. The younger kids did just as well, if not better, as the older kids.
The kids really had fun with this one and did it multiple times, until the end when they all ran through it at once.
Photo prop drawn and painted by my husband (with last minute help from my mother-in-law minutes before the party started!)
Present and Favor table
Group photo time! I used the Silhouette to make Godzilla stencils for everyone's shirts. We tie-dyed them during the party.
Party's over. I took a huge nap and left the cleaning to the next day : )