Welcome back everyone!

I hope you have been feeling those creative juices flow as the team and I have beensharing projects for our July Release. We still have several days left of inspiring gifts and ideas, so I hope you have a moment to check everyone’s projects today!

Stop by and pay a visit to:

  • Kimberly Morrow
  • Lisa Kind
  • Lori Hairston
  • Pattie Goldman
  • Tangii Crain
  • I really enjoyed this release as many of these projects I had whipped up last minute. I had surgery some time ago and hadn’t created anything in months! Most of what you’ve seen for the last 3 months or so was designed well in advance.

    It has been a very busy few months for me. I haven’t had time to keep up on my blog, sharing all my family life and happenings but trust me when I say it’s been NON-STOP!

    Today’s share was a project I designed just yesterday! My first project getting back into the swing of things.

    When the Magical Birthday Wishes © set was designed Sara had discussed wanting a Magician’s Hat template to go with it. I PROMISED her that I could EASILY turn the 3-Tier © template into one, in time for our release.

    A Magical 8th Birthday!

    This bunny is my gift, the “hat” is the gift “box” and there is a coordinating card to match!

    I have to say I was quite excited by not only the Magical Birthday Wishes © set, but the coordinating paper (I used the  Birthday Bonus Paper ©  and the Birthday Banner ©, Magical Birthday Numbers ©, Magical Birthday Wishes © cut files too! So much so, that I incorporated ALL OF IT, into ONE project with ease!

    YOu too can get it all in the Magical Party Package!

    My daughter Amber is turning 8 in August and I thought this would be a fun party theme for her as she loves magic!

    I used the “Large” box version of the 3-Tier © template to make hat. I just made the box sides taller (5 3/4 Inches High) to make it a HAT instead of a box/cake. SO the box is technically up-side-down.

    Around the base of the hat I used a re-colored version of the number pattern in the Birthday Bonus © paper collection from the Magical Party Package to wrap around the hat. Imade all the number 8’s black, so they stood out. That was too fun!

    I was channeling the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland when I went for the hat tag, which was created using the Birthday Banner ©. I knew it would be perfect for accenting my hat.

    I love the Magical Birthday Wishes © set, and all the building possibilities it offers.I printed the adorable Bunny Magician from the Magical Birthday Wishes © set, and chose to use the round balloon from him to hang from.

    On the balloon I layered the #8 candle image, and chose my “flame” too! I then colored it all in.

    I really wanted to use the sentiment and I was able to fit it ALL on my Birthday Banner © hat tag due to the beauty of digital products! Since I was using digi images, and cut files I could re-size everything to suit my needs on my project! I love that that much versatility!

    In addition to fitting all that on my tag I wanted to use the #8 from the Magical Birthday Numbers ©cut file. Again re-sizing I was able to cut the 8 from black cardstock first, then overlapping, I cut an 8 from the balloon pattern paper (re-colored) for some more color and interest. I love it.

    Once my tag was added I also chose to use the Magic Wand from the Magical Birthday Wishes © cut file. It really made it a WOW!

    I used the top of the box as my box bottom instead, making the hat rim fuchsia, as enlarging the box bottom to be 6 1/4 inches around. So fun and easy.

    I wrapped the hat rim with a glittery polka dot ribbon.

    As you can see in the photos the template makes everything looked “finished”! The bottom of the box, and even the inside of the lid is clean and nicely detailed.

    My sweet little bunny folds right up and fits into my Magician Hat perfectly!

    Now for the card…

    Given the image, that was easy peasy!

    The card was made using the  Magical Birthday Wishes © cut file. I just tied some embroidery floss around the balloon bottom to make it appear to be look like the balloon in the image.

    I enlarged the 8 image and cut it out to put onto my balloon. I also loved the banner and sentiment, all from the Magical Birthday Wishes © set.

    As you can see the 8 in the balloon on hat tag image, is the same image I chose to use for the card. I again used the  #8 from the Magical Birthday Numbers ©cut file. Again re-sizing I was able to cut the 8  from the balloon pattern paper (re-colored) just like on my hat! I layered it over the 8 image.

    You could also use this as a great invitation too!

    Well as I have said before, with a little imagination and a speck of creativity you can get so much versatility from our products. I think today’s project proved that. The team and I are always here to share new ways to use our products, so if you fall short on creative ideas you can always find some inspiration from us!

    Our GALLERY is full of ideas so use it as a resource if you ever get “stuck”!

    Join us for more tomorrow 😀