Today is all about the new Birthday Boy and Birthday Girl collection, over on the Bella Blvd blog. Since I have already shared a few of my projects using the Birthday Girl collection, I wanted to share one of my Birthday Boy projects today.
You all know that I have two girls. So when it comes time to create boy layouts, I turn to all the daycare boys I've had over the years, or family/friends that have boys. I can almost always pull it off. But birthday photos? That was a bit tougher.
Until I came across this adorable photo on Susan Weinroth's blog, of her son Noah on his second birthday, right after my CHA product arrived. It was as if this new collection was designed just for Noah's birthday photos. Luckily, Susan is such a great friend, and gave me permission to use this photo for my layout. Lucky me, because it made creating this layout SO easy!
I used lots of the chipboard pieces on this layout. I combined the "Party" letters and the "Birthday" banner piece from the Ciao Chip Icons, and some of the new Blueberry Sienna chipboard alphas, to create my title. I added in the chipboard asterick sign from the Ciao Chip Icons, and added one of the new orange star buttons to the center. And lastly, I used the cake from the Ciao Chip Icons as well, adhering it with pop dots and adding one of the new flags.
There are so many great patterned papers in this collection, and I wanted to use so many of them. So I pulled out my new Jenni Bowlin banner punch, that Fiskars generously sent me, and punched out lots and lots of little banner pieces. I adhered them all across the very top of the page, and machine stitched along the tops to secure them.
Stop by the Bella Blvd blog to see more Birthday Boy projects, along with Birthday Girl projects as well. We are only halfway through our Endless Inspiration feature. We'll be back next week, with even more CHA projects to share!