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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Decorate to Celebrate Guest Designer!!! "FOR THE GIRLS"

I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for Decorate to Celebrate's "FOR THE GIRLS" challenge.  This time of year is pretty crazy for my family; we have our Anniversary, my Birthday, and Mother's Day all within 2 weeks of each other, and now we have my baby girl's birthday to throw in the mix.  When I was trying to figure out what to do for this challenge I came across this amazing paper at JoAnn's, and everything just came together.  I knew this paper would be perfect to center around my sweet baby Josie Jane.  This is the banner I created for her and her 1st Birthday party.

I used Kate's ABC's Baby Girl Font cut at size 8".  The butterflies are also from Kate's ABC's, I cut them and their shadow at 5".  As far as the paper goes, it is by "me & my BiG ideas", but it doesn't have a name just a bar code (7380793379 CC-01).

The flowers are cut from Sweet Treats, I cut two at 4" and two at 3". The leaves are cut from Walk in My Garden.  I cut 4 at 1 1/2" and 4 at 2".  I used foam tape to pop everything up to give it more dimension and I strung it on pink and yellow ribbon.  I made bows from the same ribbon and added them in between each letter using glue dots.

I love this paper so much that I had to use it for my party favors and invitations too!  The treat boxes are cut from Sweet Treats. I used the Party Favors funtion key for Flower1 and cut them at 2 3/4". I used the blackout feature (same size) to cut the patterned paper flower for both sides of the box. I filled the cello bags with fun treats and tied them with ribbon.

My invitations are a two sided 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" postcard based off of the banner.  The front side is pictured, the back side just has the party info on it so I didn't take a pic of it.  I used the same cuts as the banner, just scaled them down, but I forgot to make note of the sizes - sorry!
Here is the dimensional view.  I used foam tape to pop everything up, and just folded the butterfly wings for a 3D look.

I sure hope you are able to play along with Decorate to Celebrate's challenge.  I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.  Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!!!


  1. Emily, everything is absolutely precious!! I see what you mean about the paper -- it is FANTASTIC!! It's so great that you used it for everything -- How perfect!! :) I so appreciate that you were willing to share with us at a Guest Designer!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

    1. Thanks so much for inviting me to be a guest designer! I had so much fun working on my project. I really appreciate the support!

  2. Hi Mollie:) WOW! all your projects are fantastic and I sure do love the pretty paper you used!! So much fun having you as Guest Designer!! Have a great evening!!

  3. I love this. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this! Can I send you my mailing addy so I can have this in my house (lol) :-) thanks so much for inspiring me so and for joining us over at DTC!