Gavin’s 4th birthday party is coming up in three months and am so excited to find some GREAT products to help me set the theme & make the decorations.
Gavin & I were shopping at paper zone two weeks ago because they are going out of business (so sad, no idea where I’ll be able to get reams of paper & envelopes) and I found these cute packs of Basic Grey birthday paper.
The paper pack has two sheets of every pattern in the line and an embellishment sheet. However a few months ago, I had already purchased a 4 pieces of this paper to do a birthday layout. At first though I didn’t need anymore of the paper……BUT it was on sale for 70% off! We all know that is a super-good deal for scrapbooking paper & supplies so I grabbed the two remaining packs and bought them not knowing how I’d use them.
Thinking about it a little more over the next day I realized this paper would be PERFECT to make the elements for Gavin’s party! It has bright primary-based colors (red, blue, yellow, orange, green, pink) that are great for boys & girls.
The line is called Life of the Party.
After having a hard time trying to find the right paper for Matthew’s birthday banner, it made me realize it’s important to get supplies when you find them. Because when I go out searching purposely I never find what I am looking for but I also have to balance this with not wanting to get things unless I know I have purpose/place to use them. I ended up going to the Basic Grey website and ordering more elements from the line so that I can use it across all the paper products. It was even on sale because this is an older line!
Here’s what I am planning to make:
- “happy birthday” pennant banner (attempted this at his 1st bd and never finished it, thankfully I know how to make one)
- party hats
- pinwheels (the double sided paper will lend well to make them beautiful)
- cupcake toppers (I’ve stocked up on some great circle/scallop punches to be able to do them myself)
- thank you cards
I know that a bunch of four year olds aren’t going to pay much attention to all of these details and they’ll probably rip the pinwheels right up. It’ doesn’t matter, I am going to have so much fun making it all and seeing it all come together!
Here’s some inspiration that I’ve gotten from the products in this line—
Hats with fabric rick rack around the base (good idea from mom and she gave me all her extra rick rack leftover from making so many baby blankets)
Patterned banner paper with lots of colors & ribbons. I’ll use a variety of prints for the pennants but I’d like to use this shape seen above for all pieces.
Another good idea for shapes & colors to use in the banner
Stamps to make the invites & thank you notes
These stamps are to make background patterns for cards of scrapbook pages. I haven’t used this style before and I am excited to try them.
Colorful double sided pattern paper to make paper pinwheels. Found a great pinwheel template at Martha Stewart.
Buttons/brads on the invites, thank you cards, or hats?
Tali wants to help with all the craft projects I have going on in my office! Oh we are going to have so much FUN staying up way to late making things for this party.
Stay tuned for some shots of the creations over the next few months.
Bye bye Paper Zone! I’ll miss your store so much. Finding this great pack & idea for Gavin’s party though makes it a sweet memory to have as my last experience at the store.