Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy Belated Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to meeeeee!!  Better late than never!  Actually, I still haven't celebrated my birthday.  Invites were mailed today.  I'm so looking forward to my party.   My birthday was last month, but due to bronchitis, I wasn't able to celebrate.

I decided to enter SVG Cuts Spring Challenge; create a Spring project using their files.  Well,  I believe I did just that.   Warning: This is a long post, heavily worded with lots of pictures. 

So here you have it Yolie's Spring Birthday.....cue the mariachi band please....."estas son las mañanitas"..... LOL


Love how the birdcages turned out!  Each place setting has a different box and doily.  I was short one doily from the collection so I used the Mum free file.

I stamped swirls and a bird on the brown paper bags, embossed the bottom, stapled the bottom sides.  Added some twine and inserted the flatware.  The stamps used were Branches4Flowers, Thanks4OneYear, Stamps4FancyLabel and MakeNTake LE #1 by The Stamps of Life.

Here is the list of SVG Cuts collections used:
Playful Parlour
Poplar Street Tulips
Crisp Days of Fall

Happy Birthday to You
One Piece Boxes

Candy Bar:  I have lineage to Willy Wonka!  Really I do.  I paid a visit to the candy maker, got to see how they make Swirly Pops, Taffy, Peanuttles and Cup of Gold. Nom, nom, nom.   Much like the movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,  I wasn't allowed to take pictures.  Really no pictures and I'm related! Geez!

How fun are those pinwheels! They make me happy and yes, they do spin! It is a free file you can find here: Deluxe Pinwheel
I stamped the labels using Birthday2 Celebrate, Jar4Candy, Candy2Share stamp sets by The Stamps of Life.

The big flowers were created using gift tissue from Dollar Tree; each flower was a buck.  I started to print a chevron print on white Kraft bags, but they kept getting jammed in my printer.  Instead, I created a bold chevron stamp using my StampMaker .

Okay okay, so I'm not related to Willy Wonka, more like to an Oompa Loompa.  My brother works for Adams and Brooks; they make the famous Swirly Pops!  My husband and I got the grand tour and it was AWESOME!!  Big thanks to my brother and to Adams and Brooks for most of the candy, there's some contraband candy in there.  LOL

Banner:  EAT CAKE

I loved how banner turned out and of course no birthday party is complete without a piñata!  I was lucky enough to find it at my local dollar store...yeppers I paid a dollar for it. :)

I used paper from The Paper Company & DCWV Chateau Lavender.  There was lots of inking of the edges here....added bling and doilies.  I used various folders but one of my favorite is the butterfly folder designed by Stephanie Barnard.  The font is a freebie named Circus.  
Here is the cut file used:  FREEBIE Gift Tags files and removed the hole.
So what do you think?

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Migdalia said...


Anonymous said...

OKAY so all I can say is WOW!!!!WOW!!!!. I love love love everything. I am so jealous I wish I would be there to eat all that candy with you....LOL. Such a fabulous display of FABULOUS creations. I love it all.... YOU are AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wow. Like all the b'day decorations & goodies. Wishing you a Belated Happy Birthday!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sheryl said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOLIE!! GASP! OH MY GOSH.....I'M SPEECHLESS! You are so very mega talented! You should be a party planner! Everything is over the top gorgeous down to the very last detail! Enjoy your party! I wish that I was invited! ;-)
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

VanessaB said...

I am speachless! ohmygoodness what beautifully crafted party goodness. the work involved in that? WOW!! well done, very well done. enjoy your party!

Sarah said...

This is fantastic! It looks so fun! You have done a lot of impressive work! Happy Birthday a month late and I'm so glad you are feeling better!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

OH MY WOW!!! JAW DROPPED TO THE FLOOR!!! THis is the kind of party I want my little girl to have! I am SOOOO Bookmarking this so I will remember so I can make hers super fantastic. What a GORGEOUS celebration! and you so deserve it! Oh wow... still just awestruck!!!
I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL late birthday party filled with love, blessings and smiles.


The Purple Loft Creations said...

Totally AWESOME!

teachdanz said...

absolutely gorgeous!! love the purple:-) my favorite color! I hope you have an awesome celebration!

Amy E said...

Wow..I am just speechless. And if you knew me in person, you would know that I'm never without words!! Everything looks just amazing! And I love it all the more since purple is my favorite color! Can you come decorate for my birthday party too?!?!?! Haha!


Mihaela said...

WOW a lot of work, but looks fantastic!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh! That must have taken you forever to do all those decorations. What FUN!! and gorgeous!
Congratulations on your birthday, Yolie! Many happy returns!

Zulma said...

wow Jolie! this is a beautiful B-day party decoration. I wish my B-day like yours. Love the latterns and birdcages, and the candy bar, so yummy, LOL! congratts on your B-day and TFS, Zulma

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday, Jolie!! I am speechless!! I have never seen such beautiful decorations and the colors are so beautiful. What machine do you use for your SVG files. You might want to check out My Grafico because we also have some great files. One more question...Can I be invited to your birthday too??? Have a happy one and glad you are feeling better. Saw your post on MIM and so glad I stopped to visit. Hugs

Rene said...

Oh.My.Goodness! I am just dumbstruck with this...absolutely AMAZING! Wow...just, WOW!!!!
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Melissa Czapor said...

Love it all!!! I don't even know where to begin with it all being so wonderful!! Blessings!!

Esther said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! An amazing job on everything!!!
Beautiful party :0)
Happy late birthday!

Anonymous said...

Everything is absolutely gorgeous!!

Hugs, Lori m

Michelle said...

Wow! I am speachless!! What a massive effort and spectacular results.


I am featuring this amazing set of decorations on the Pink Paper Paradise facebook page.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Stephanie Barnard said...


WOW!!!! You are AMAZING! I love everything!

Big hugs,

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Wow these are all just stunning!! I absolutely love every piece you have created and all of the details! Thank you so much for sharing over at Make it Monday :) I have a little candy on my blog if you are interested too :)

Soraya said...

I love all. I admired over and over your birdcages and all the table set up. You couldn't have done a better job! The table with the candies and the banner are just fantastic!

Maria Matter said...

WOW Yolie, you are totally amazing!!! love it all!!!
so many wonderful & gorgeous ideas here!

1CardCreator said...

OMG! Happy belated Birthday to you. Your work is totally amazing! I love all the gorgeous items you made! What a party! ~Diane

Tamika said...

HAPPY BELATED! I would love to have had a party decorated like that!

Dawn said...

WOW, you out did yourself, this is ALL so beautiful!!!! You put a huge amount of work into all the decorations, and the candy bar... Simply gorgeous... Hey, I just realized that I have never been a follower of your blog, and you've been following me forever. So I am your newest follower!!!! Hugs, Dawn