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Renee from Scrap Owl is back with you today to share some over 40 birthday fun!
When I was younger I used to love my birthday. It was my favorite holiday of the year! But, if you are anything like me, you have come to see your birthday as a reminder of why that face in the mirror has a few more wrinkles and lines than it did when you were 21. With this in mind, my friend Tamara at Something Photography has been offering her own spin on the first birthday cake smash!
Of course I used Moxxie's Very Merry Unbirthday to bring this layout to life. It is the perfect blend of bold, bright, and fun to frame these photos. The foundation of the layout is Moxxie's Very Merry Unbirthday I'm Late. I used elements from the Very Merry Unbirthday Die Cuts to create three embellishment clusters.
Don't you just love the way she changes the numbers around? LOL!
I layered the main photo in order to draw attention to it. I used the b-side of the Moxxie Very Merry Unbirthday I'm late as the base layer, added a cloth square from my scrap stash for some fringe, and then added the a and b sides of the Moxxie Very Merry Unbirthday Curiouser patterned paper. Each is displayed at different widths or angles in order to provide some organized chaos.
There is also some fringe under the smaller pictures on the left side of the layout. I believe that fringe is going to be a huge trend in 2015 so this won't be the last time you see it. Adding fringe is super easy - just grab some fabric and fray it. A little fringe or a lot of fringe is up to you.
Today I have a bright birthday shaker card to share with you. My niece's birthday is in June, and I just couldn't wait to make her a fun, girly card!
I like to keep an eye on current trends, and incorporate them in to my stye. Sequins are really popular right now, and because of that we're seeing a lot more shaker cards, again...which is a trend I can totally get on board with!
I usually don't mix and match a lot across different paper collections, but I've found with Moxxie, it's a super easy thing to do. For example, with my card today, I started with that fun cupcake paper from Very Merry Unbirthday (since it's a birthday card), but I also fell in love with that orange and purple polka dot paper from Easter-rific, so I used those papers as a starting point. I used a mix of stickers and die cut pieces from both collections to embellish the card and keep the whole thing cohesive.
I think this bright and sequin-y card is just perfect for my soon to be 13 year old niece!