Sunday, April 5, 2009

Blake's Birthday and a tutorial

I cant believe it. Next Saturday April 12, my baby will be 2 years old. In my opinion, thats when they are officially no longer a baby. Oh where has the time gone? Since his birthday falls on Easter Day we had his party this Saturday instead. Blake had a BLAST. He loved it. My nephew Brennon also turns 3 on April 7th, so we celebrate their birthdays together this year. It worked out great.

The jump house with slide.

Going up the ladder. B needed
help at first but later he got it.

He loves these things.

Going down the slide

Blake laughing and
running to go back up.

Brennon climbing in the jump house.

The cake.

The candles

Eating some cake.

Cake face Blake ( its in the jump
house bc he had a few bites and
took off back to the jump house.)

Cake face Brennon

Both boys opening presents together.

Funny thing Blake doesn't
understand the bags yet, but he knows
how the wrapping paper works.

Here are all his presents.

This is a pic of me and
most of the little kids.

These are only a few of the photos. I have so many good ones, I'm not sure which ones I will scrap. Maybe I will try my first 2 pager. I'm not a fan of those.

I found this tutorial online and it has to the cutest thing Ive seen in a long time. I love it, and think it would make so really cute treats for easter. *Please note these are not my pics, and I did not come up with this. They belong to Betsy Veldman.


Supplies (per tube):

  • 5 1/2 x 6" piece of transparency
  • Circle punches or other circle cutting system of your choice that will enable you to cut 1 3/4" and 2 3/4" circles. I used my Cricut with the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge

2 - 7" x 5/8" strips of patterned paper

  • Cardstock (white and Raspberry Fizz)
  • Clear adhesive such as Red Line Tape or Terrifically Tacky Tape
  • 1 3/4" scallop punch
  • 2 5/16" scallop punch
  • Ribbon
  • Hole punch
  • Stamps, ink and other embellishments of your choice
  • 1. Put a strip of Terrifically Tacky Tape along one 6" edge of the transparency piece.


    2. Roll the transparency into a tube, adhering the other edge to the adhesive strip


    3. Cut two cardstocks circles the same diameter of your tube. The diameter of my tube was 1 3/4" (yours may vary depending on how much you overlapped the edges, so be sure to measure yours). Then cut two circles 1" larger than your tube diameter (mine were cut at 2 3/4")

    4. Adhere the smaller circles to the center of the larger circles

    5. Use a scissors to snip every 1/4" or so into the larger circle, just up to the edge of the smaller circle.

    6. Repeat until both circles look like this:

    7. Then fold the little snips. The smaller circle acts as your guide

    8. Cut two 7" x 5/8" strips of patterned paper

    9. Apply a strip of adhesive along the edge of each strip

    10. Peel backing from adhesive and wrap paper strip around edge of lid as shown, making sure you start out nice and straight along the folded edge.

    11. Once the strip is wrapped all the way around the lid, go back and rub your finger along the inside of the lid to secure all those little snips to the adhesive strip. Repeat for other lid.

    12. Apply a line of adhesive along the bottom edge of your tube to adhere the bottom lid

    13. Put the bottom lid onto the tube and use an object such as a large popsicle stick or ruler to rub the inside of the tube against the adhesive to be sure it is nice and stuck. (you don't want candy flying all over!!! :-D)

    14. Punch one hole on each side of the tube, 3/4" inch or so from the top edge. Knot ribbon through these holes, leaving long enough tails to tie into a bow. The knots of the ribbon should be inside the tube.

    15. Fill with candy and place top lid onto tube. Adhere 1 3/4" punched scalloped circle to the lid

    16. Bring ribbons up over lid and tie into bow to secure lid

    17. Punch a 2 5/16" scallop circle from white cardstock and adhere to bottom lid

    17. Now you can embellish as desired. Here I used a heart stamp "xoxo" stamp from Heart Prints along with the coordinating heart punch

    18. Punch out heart and punch a small hole in the top

    19. Thread jute through button holes and slip ends through punched hole. Tie to bow on top of tube.

    All done!!


    Lisa T. Howard said...

    Looks like the party was a HUGE success! I love seeing all the pics. Your little man is growing up. What did you decide to give him? Hopefully something obnoxiously noisy?!?!? lol!

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial. You are right, a super cute project!

    sollie said...

    Those pics are very beautiful. I can imagine what a nice day it was.

    Nice tutorial.

    Ann said...

    What a great party. They look like they had alot of fun with that jump house! I'm not a 2 pager scrapper either. Once in a blue moon I scrap a 2 page layout!

    Beth Perry said...

    Those are awesome pics. I love the jump house!
    And that is a neat candy holder!

    Jocelyn said...

    Looks like the Birthday Party was a ton of fun!!! He is so adorable and I love the project and tutorial!!! Wow, that took some time to do!!!! I love the candy holder!!! I am going to see if I have enough time to try one this week!!! Happy Monday!!

    Peggy said...

    Happy birthday Blake!!! It looks like he had a wonderful time!
    xxx Peggy

    Jill Deiling said...

    ohhh what a cool idea for an easter treat thingy!! You always find so many cool ideas on the net :) now i want to try to make one!
    Blakes party looked like sooo much fun!! wow! He looked like he had a blast, and he made off with a crap load of presents too! lol.
    happy birthday to blake on sunday!!

    Melonie said...

    Nothing cuter than a cake-faced Blake! Glad he had a super Birthday. Love the treat container.

    Lisa T. Howard said...

    Just read your comment on my blog...we could sooooo be late night nosh buddies! I used to eat like that all the time late at night. But my early morning workouts cured that. I need the sleep more than I need the snacks. Now if I can just find a cure for the 16 or so hours I'm actually awake...*sigh*...a girl can dream!

    Ann said...

    I nominated you for some blog luv.

    Beth Perry said...

    Cathy, thank you so much for saying that. That seriously made my day!
    Have a happy Easter!

    Brynn said...

    I dont know how I previously missed this! AWESOME! MUAH!