Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Friday, February 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Stampin' Addicts!!

Hi Stamping Friends!

I'm so excited to be partcipating in the Birthday Blog Hop for my favorite online stamping community, Stampin' Addicts!  SA is a free online website dedicated to supporting Stampin' Up! stampers and demonstrators.  It is loaded with awesome ideas and friendly stampers who are always willing to share.  And best of all they are a ton of fun!  If you've heard me say it once, you've heard me say it a thousand times... SA ROCKS!! 

If you started this hop from the beginning, that means you just came from Rhonda's blog, The Stampin' Bunny.  Aren't her projects adorable?!  If you are just starting the hop, that's perfectly fine.  Just keep hopping all the way through.  You don't want to miss a thing!

In honor of SA's very first birthday, this blog hop will be filled with all things birthday.  How fabulous is that?!  I chose to do a surf theme birthday.  It would work great for a tween boy or girl.  Another fun idea would be to use it for someone's 50th birthday and call it the Big Hawaii Five-O!  :)

First off I have a card that could be used for the invite and/or a thank you.  This design is not that original, as I have seen it all over the web, but I like it, so I went with it. 
The colors I chose to use are Only Orange, Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, Soft Suede, and Kraft.  I love the look of the torn Kraft paper for the sand.  The Rope Twine is not available in the catalog, but it is available in the Clearance Aisle online.  I love the Rope Twine for a nautical look.  I wish I had a "You're Invited" stamp that would've fit with this, but the only one I have is all swirly and girly.  Not good!

Next I have some party favors.

What's a birthday party without some candy?! The Matchbox die makes the perfect little box to hold all sorts of sweets.  I love to put Hershey Nuggets in mine.  I also wrapped a pack of Trident gum with Only Orange cardstock.  Then I used Green Galore cardstock to wrap some Chapstick.  Every surfer needs Chapstick!  My hubby had another great idea for a surfer favor... sunscreen!  Now why didn't I think of that?!  It would look fantastic in a cello bag with a fun bag topper.

Finally I have a little dessert gone bad.  I wanted to do something besides a birthday cake.  The only thing I could come up with was blue Jello, to look like water.  Problem was, we didn't have any blue in the house, only green.  I thought I could add some blue food coloring to make it look blue, but I only ended up with an emerald green color.  So this is my green ocean...

Not at all what I had invisioned!  Add a little whip cream to the top and I'm sure any tween, teen, or 50 year old would love it!  Or, instead of jello, serve a fun tropical drink or smoothie.  Another fun food I thought of was Goldfish crackers.  Would've looked great with my color scheme, but we never have those in the house since my 4yo DS is allergic.

I hope you enjoyed my little beach bum party.  Next up is the talented Allison at her blog, Sweet Impressions.  Enjoy! 

And don't forget to stop by Stampin' Addicts and see all the fun birthday stampin' they have going on this weekend!  While you're there, wish them a Happy Birthday!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see again soon!
Happy Stamping!

26 comments:

Kim said...

What clever ideas. It is so hard to come up with ideas for tweens, these are great.

MaryR said...

love the card and what creative other projects, too! your jello and drink topper are too cute!

Allison said...

Fabulous job Kyrstal! I love the colors and theme. Great jello topper too. :-)

Carmen said...

These are super cool and super fun!! What a fun theme for a party!

Missi said...

Cute projects! I love the surf card!

Jen Timko said...

The surf card is so much fun! These are great ideas...the jello is a super idea!

Lorri said...

LOVE your surf card!!! (And all of them). My customer just bought that set so I sent her this link, she loved it too! Thanks for sharing great projects, and for your inspirational blog. Love the verse of the day on the sidebar!

Marie said...

These are all fantastic and that jello idea is great!!

WebDeb said...

Terrific ideas -- next time I serve pudding, it will be with a topper in each dish!

Holly/catrules said...

Cute ideas!!! Love the colors and theme!

Cindy said...

I have this set and never was inspired to use it....now I know what to do! Love the Jello dessert topper idea, too.

Kandi said...

I'm loving the bright fun colors. I understand your pain with those dreaded goldfish!! We were amazed that DD outgrew her FA's last year.

Y said...

What a great party theme! Love the invites and the dessert, too!

Yapha said...

What a great party theme! Love the invites and the dessert, too!

Trina Caraway said...

Love it! I got Just Surfing for SAB and can't wait to play with it.

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Such cute guy creations! Wonderful job, and I love the jello pick too!

Beedubya said...

Fabulous, Krystal!! Wonderful ideas! TFS.

Brandi

Rhonda L. said...

Great color choice-the "rope" on the card was a nice touch!

Scrappindad said...

I love the bright and funky color scheme and the nice little touch that the rope twine adds.

Heidi Baks said...

Love the surf theme. I didn't recognize the stamp set used. Thanks for using it so I can be tempted! ;)

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

What fun, fab projects, Krystal! I especially love the jello pick--that is such a hoot!

Melissa said...

What cute ideas! Love them all, Krystal, especially the card! I think the jello idea was cool too! I love how you think outside the box :)

Lisa N said...

Krystal - these are great projects.

Lisa Young said...

Terrific projects Krystal! They really make me long for the warm weather!

HeathersHobby said...

Krystal, I love the card! The rope twine is just perfect. So cute!

Allison said...

Hi Krystal! Commenting again on this adorable set. :-) I just wanted to let you know I posted my simplified version of your card on my blog and linked you. Have a great day!