It's the second Wednesday of the month and that means the MDS Blog Hop crew is back with another hop for you!! The second hop of each month will always be open for us to post projects we have been working on...whatever they may be! Remember we have a NEW Pinterest page!! Check it out here and make sure to follow us!
I thought I would share some things I had been working on last month for our daughters first birthday party which we celebrated by having a few close friends and family over for at the end of December. (Are you ready? This is going to be a loooong post!)
The first thing I made were the invites to her party:
|Front and Back|
I saw an invite from an online company that was very similar to this one in boys colors and really liked it because it showcased multiple pictures and didn't have a specific theme for the party. So I created my own 5x7" version in MDS using a few photo boxes, text (the font I used was MTF Skinny Jeans) and the colors Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirrouette, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White. I had them printed by Stampin' Up!'s service and they came out great!!
The next thing I made were the Thank You's:
|Front, back and inside|
These were fun and easy to make. I used the same font, colors and feel as the invites for the Thank You's. Theses were also printed by Stampin' Up!'s print services and came out great! The finished size was 4 1/4"x 5 1/2".
I decided that I needed to make some decor for our house that would match the invites and thank you that the guest would get to tie the whole party together, so I did!
I made a banner for the cake:
This was real simple and easy to do. I just printed out the same Baja Breeze polka-dot DSP that I used on the invites and thank you's and then got some Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink card stock and punched banners out using the Petite Pennants Builder punch and glued them onto a piece of Bakers Twine and attatched it to a few small wood dowels and stuck it in the cake! Perfect!!
And then a few nights before the party I saw a fantastic idea on Pinterest for a first birthday party decoration and decided to had to make it too!
I made a picture timeline of Hannah's first year:
This was fun to make!!! (The hardest part was figuring out what three pictures from each month of her life to choose to be printed and used! :) ) To make this picture timeline, I had three pictures printed from each month of her life, clothes pined them (of course I printed out the same Baja Breeze polka-doted DSP and cover the clothes pins so they would match everything else!) to a thin rope ribbon SU! used to sell and added the month labels to the appropriate spots on the timeline.
Here is a close up of the clothes pins and the month labels. I designed the labels in MDS and then printed them and punched them out.
I think this was a great decoration for the party and people could look at how much Hannah has changed/gown in the first year of her life (it is still hanging up in our house...I do not want to take it down! :) )
That is all! I love that I could use MDS to create everything I needed/wanted for Hannah's birthday and it all matched and was made just for her!
Are you ready to hop on over to the next blog? The easiest way to do so is to click on the thumbnail right after mine, so that would be Jeanna and then from her blog hop on over to Erica's blog and so on until you have hopped a full circle back to here! This month's guest blogger is Julie Davidse, so make sure to check out what she has made as well! Please be patient with us this week, we are testing out the new thumbnail way of hopping....what do you think? (We realize we may not be all on the same page for the hop to go so smoothly as of right now, but just be patient...we will be for sure next time! :) )