Party time

Both my girls have their birthdays in August (along with my husband, mom, cousin, nephew, father in law and there are name days and anniversaries too in August! It’s a celebration packed month!) but we’re usually away for vacation during that time.

“A” turns 12 this year which also means she is finished with elementary school. Tho many of her classmates will reunite in Gymnasium (the first three years of high school) not every of her friends will attend the same school. A also wanted a party by the sea but that was a wee bit impossible to organize so I offered to whip up a beach-themed party in our backyard before school let out so she could have her friends with her.

The invitations were color-coded for boys and girls in the shape of a flip-flop. (My girl was skeptical about the boys liking the flip-flops but they were received with exclamations of “cool!” and “awesome”!)


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Three Tier Birthday Cake Box

One of my first projects as a birthday gift for a very special woman in my life was a three tier birthday cake box that is essentially a tower of three circular boxes with their lids glued to the above box’ bottom. All three boxes open and they measure from about 4 inches for the smallest, upper box to around 8 inches for the bottom  box. The flower is assembled from a rolled up middle and petals shaped into 3D form and the leaves pinched to gain some dimension.

The paper I used was from Bo Bunny, an assortment from various collections. I used SVGCuts cutting files for the flower embellishments, plastic half pearls, Perfect Pearls Mists in heirloom gold and Tea Dye Distress Ink from Ranger.

Hope you’ll enjoy!