Monday, May 3, 2010

Birthday Banner and Food labels

I wish I could take credit for the cake but it was made by a fellow Army wife and was fantastic!!
My son turned 2 a few weeks ago and is SO in love with Elmo and Sesame Street. I originally asked for the Elmo Party cart for my birthday and my husband got me the Sesame Street Friends cart instead and I am so happy with it. SSF is so versitile. I love the icon feature and the numbers and all the little details on the characters and I could go on forever!

The two projects I did for his party were a birthday banner and I made food labels for the goodies to go along with tortilla chips (Slimey Salsa, Count Von Count Cheese dip, and Dorthy goldfish).

I recently got a gypsy and thought I could use it to make the layers of the characters using the layers feature on the gypsy but I was unable to figure it out. So instead I turned to my fellow bloggers for some help and landed on the great video collection on You Tube. I had never used the "paper placement" trick and now I am great at it. What a great trick!! I always wasted so much paper by using the one color at a time one layer at a time method...not anymore!!!

Some up close shots of the characters:

The recipe:
All solid paper: The Paper Company Value Pack
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio: Back to Basics: precut 4.5X6.5
Oscar and Count Von Count silver metallic is from a scrap pack
I cut everything at 6" any smaller and the details ripped

Hope you enjoyed!


  1. Great job with the SSF. My son is too old for stuff like this...


  2. Great job with the Sesame Street Cart. I hope your son had a wonderful birthday!!