Hello! Today I am posting by entry into the My Creative Time Challenge--1,2 &3. I had so much fun with this. My youngest daughter's birthday was last Friday and I took cupcakes and punch up to her pre-school class for snacks. She just had a blast and I got some pictures of her and her friends. I used this challenge to create a scrapbook layout for this occasion.
I used a lot of MCT dies: the Just Simply Live set, Hello Spring Set (to make balloons), the label and the cupcake set. This made my layout soooo easy. I have a few close up shots of some details. I used a bow to tie up my balloons, 2 patterned papers and 3 buttons. The pink photo matting was ran through a sizzix folder first to emboss and then the matting was cut, to be sure that the stitching details were not damaged when embossing. I am not sure if you can see that detail below, but it's there.
I created a larger photo matting that coordinates with the MCT dies with my Cricut and Gypsy. I used rectangles from Plantin School and an edge from Elegant Edges to create the larger matting for a picture of my daughter. Sorry, Emma but the small matting just could not contain her happiness that day! I cut that matting and then embossed it with a Polka Dots embossing folder.
I used several different cricut cartridges to cut the title and the #5 candle. I didn't make a note of which ones, but if anyone is interested let me know and I will get that information to you. I am including one more picture of the balloons. I wish that I had a different bakers twine to use for the strings but I have tried not to invest a lot in twine, plus I just don't have much luck when using it. I seem to have technical difficulties with it.