2009: Celebrating Our Birthday!
For this birthday spread I wanted to try something different – on the left hand page I used one of the mylar birthday balloons for the background – I cut it just a bit bigger than 12×12 and then folded it over the edges of a black piece of cardboard, and taped it to the back side. I then put the pictures and the date (cut with my Cricut machine) on top of the balloon. I have had no trouble with the adhesive on this.
The right hand page is made by attaching some of the birthday cards from the event to the 12×12 black cardboard, and then trimming it down to size using a wheel cutter. I used my Cricut machine to cut out our names and ages on this date and also attached those directly on top of the cards using a glue pen. I attached the middle card through the plastic page protector so that it could be opened – it plays music when it is opened. Or at least it did – tonight when I was writing this I opened it and it let out a little squeak and then went silent. I guess those batteries only last so long! Learn how to make an opening folder on a scrapbook page.
I know that these pages are very busy and that you have to look closely to see everything – but it was the birthday party for an 11 year old – so it was pretty chaotic – and these pages remind of that wonderful time.