For my project - I was at Michaels the other day (the usual thing) wandering around looking for inspiration and all the cool new things that are out on the market. Then, I came across this display of gorgeous celebration ribbons with rosettes, streamers, sentiments and embellishments to make your own customized one for your special day. Hey, I've got lots of ribbons! I have rosettes SVG files! I should just make one! I was inspired, and here we are today - I'm sharing you my Birthday Ribbons!
Then came the fun part - I cut out other files, added in random looped ribbons behind the star shaped cut out, and made a celebration ribbon out of it! I finally got to cut out these super cute paper dolls - dressed them up and put on a birthday hat on them! Okay, I cheated here - there is no file for the hat, I just winged it, and cut out a triangle from a scrap piece and it worked great! If only I can cut any other stuff, I wouldn't need a Cricut! LOL! I tied the girls hair with pink twine (so cute!) I also wanted to have a sentiment on the ribbon and the simplest would be "birthday boy/girl". No, I don't have a stamp for this, I just printed them on the printer and backed it with a matching paper :) I also cut out cupcakes and embossed it with swirls folder to make it look yummy!
The fun part of this was actually getting my kiddies to model for me! LOL! They were excited to wear this (only for a minute!), so I had to get pics SUPER QUICK!
If anyone is interested in making this, here is the exact files and sizes I used:
Threaded Rosettes Collection (Lettering Delights)
I used the rosettes-12 and cut them into 11.4" wide.
I used the flower-20 and broke them apart. I cut the outside scalloped circle into 2.25" and 2.75" wide, and then I took the star-burst shape inside and cut that to 3.00" wide.
Jessica's Paper Doll Challenge Freebie SVG Collection (can download at the Paper Dolls Blog)
girl - cut out at 1.65" wide
boy - cut out at 1.25" wide
The cupcakes (5th graphic) are from Cloud Nine SVG Collection, and was cut at 0.75" wide.
I cut the streamers (ribbons that hang at the bottom) at 12" and 10.5" long.
The fonts that I used for the tags are Mandingo for "birthday", Mural Script for "girl" and Red Hatter's Hand for "boy".
The circle that goes in the front of the scalloped circles are cut at 1.75" and the ones I adhered to the back is cut at 2.75". (They are from SCAL basic shapes)
1). Download the files HERE (Thanks again, Jessica!)
2). Create something.. ANYTHING crafty with these SVG files!
3). Post them on YOUR blog.. click on the TITLE of your blog post you want to share and copy the link from your browser.
4). Come over to Paper Dolls and share! Make sure you select the thumbnail photo you want!
5). Share about our challenge and giveaway on Facebook or your blog... pretty please?
So have fun! Craft away and hope to see you back at the Paper Dolls Blog!