Friday, July 15, 2011

Papers and Pixels Online Magazine - A Jungle Buddies Birthday Party!

There is a whole world of online magazines and this month there is a feature at Papers and Pixels about Digital Delights and Wendy asked me if I'd like to contribute a project for the article.
You have to register to get the part of the forum with the magazine but there is no charge and you only need an email address.
The July Edition is here and you can download it as a PDF or as a Zipped file to save.
I've taken a look and the article begins on page 87 and my projects start on page 89.
I was a little worried that I could do something good enough to publish but after a little soul searching I said yes and came up with an idea to create a party using the fun kids, papers and sentiments from the Jungle Buddies collection.
I decided to use the pre-colored versions as if I was doing a bundle for a party I'd never have the time to color them all individually and when doing tiny versions the colored ones are just perfect!
I've given instructions with each item so that if you'd like to give my ideas a go you can :)

Project Recipe:
Images - Safari Daisy and Safari Dylan
Sentiments - Jungle Buddies Sentiment Set
Papers - Jungle Buddies Digital Papers
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Circle Punches - Family Treasures
Bow Punch - The Punch Bunch

The invitations:

Size 5” by 4 ½”
Print the digital paper at 4 ¾” by 4 ¼” and mat on white cardstock and then yellow cardstock.
Add printed Safari child image, printed sentiment and printed details panel (I made mine up)
Pen stitch around the edges.

Cupcake Toppers:

Print a sheet of digital paper at 11” by 8 ½” in the landscape view.
Cut into strips lengthwise to makes 6 strips 11” by 1 ¼”.
Using a scalloped border punch, punch the entire length of one side of each strip.
Using a scoring tool score down in the vertical line between each scallop that the punch makes (approx. ½” apart)
Fan fold the length of paper in a “hill and valley” style to make a rippled strip of paper.
Attach the ends together to form a ring using strong liquid glue.
When the glue I set press down the center of the ring to form a rosette. Keep hold tightly so it doesn’t spring back.
Turn the piece over to the white side and put some liquid glue into the center where the edges meet to adhere. Hold tight at all times.
Add a punched cardstock circle with more glue over the center back.
Squeeze to get the glue to grip.
Carefully turn over, still holding tight and repeat the glue in the center (down into the small hole that is formed) and add another cardstock circles on top.
The glue should have started to set but use a weight (or someone else’s hand) to hold it down until it is set.
Print out the Safari child at 2” tall and cut out using small scissors.
When the rosette is dry add the child to center of the rosette.
Add a mini popsicle stick to the back and a punched bow topped with a tiny monkey punched with a circle punch from leftover pieces of digital paper.

Water Bottle Wrappers:

Print a sheet of digital paper at 11” by 8 ½” in the landscape view.
Cut in half lengthwise to form two pieces 11” by 4 ¼”.
Attach to the bottle with glue or tape. Obviously the size of bottle will make a difference to the size of the wrapper.
Print Safari child, mat and attach to the bottle.
Punch a circle from digital paper (spare from the other projects) to cover the bottle cap.
Print the Wild Thing sentiment, mat in yellow cardstock, punch a hole in the corner and attach to the neck of the bottle by a piece of gingham ribbon.

Napkin Rings:

Printed digital paper on a sheet of 11” by 8 ½” in the landscape view.
Cut in strips 1 ½” wide by 8 ½” long.
Attach the ends into a ring overlapping by about 2 inches and secure with strong liquid glue. I use Beacons 3 in 1.
Print Safari child image at 2” high, trim and mat on yellow cardstock, attach to the ring with a foam pop dot.

I hope you like my little party set, it is so easy when using pre-colored images and digital papers and can be adapted to many themes. In fact my daughter, who will be 13 in January, is already dropping hints that she thinks a similar idea would be great for her next party! LOL
And I want to shout out a huge "THANK YOU!!" to my husband who ran all around town to get me yellow and green napkins and even got the bakery at Kroger to whip up a batch of green frosted cupcakes without sprinkles! LOL
I was nice to make something a little different and it's given me a lot of ideas for upcoming events.

Of course I found a few challenges for this project to go along with :)

Little Miss Muffet - Anything But A Card
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes (2 entries only)
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Not Square (with an animal, the paper is covered in Monkey's)
Thrilling Thursday - What's Cooking?
Creative Belli - Handmade Embellishments
Ooh La La - Tag It!
Ladybug Crafts - Summer Birthdays (3 entries only)
Decorate to Celebrate - Children's Themed Birthday
Penny's - Happy Birthday
Ruby's Rainbow - Happy Birthday

And also I've added this project to the following Link Parties:

Making The World Cuter Monday
Market Yourself Monday
Made By You Monday
Polish The Stars
Too Cute Tuesday
Get Your Craft On Tuesday
Hoo's Got Talent?
What Are Little Boys Made Of?
Strut Your Stuff
Show Off Your Stuff
Whatever Goes Wednesday



Rhonda Emery said...

these are too darn cute thank you for sharing with us at decorate to celebrate. hugs

stampingmarianne said...

Such an original project and such a good idea!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT!

Angie said...

Super cute and I love that you did boys and girls! Great job! Thanks for sharing at Decorate to Celebrate!!

NancyD said...


This is an amazingly wonderful project. A super fun idea for a kids party. Love all the elements and pieces. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Shelby said...

Katie...this is a jaw dropping amazing project!!!

pinky said...

Wow Katie what a brilliant project! I love it!Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.

Jackie Thomas said...

Wow Katie, these are amazing. You've really outdone yourself
Hugs Jackie

Wendy Hall said...

Absolutely adorable Katie. Wish you were throwing a party for me!!

Jenni said...

This is amazing! I especially love the water bottles... so cute!
I'm your newest follower.
Hugs, Jenni

Shirl said...

My oh my Katie what works of art how on earth could you have been a little worried. They are all awe inspiring.
Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.
Hugs Shirley x x

Scrappy Scatty said...

fabby, fabby, fabby
you are sooooo clever
love this set!!
thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week
Love Jan

Shirley-Anne said...

WOW what an amazing project .So much detail .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Unknown said...

Wow what an awsome project Katie! You've given me inspiration to try something like this for my Son's 4th Birthday in April!

Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
Lizy DT x

Marjo said...

Fantastic Katie! Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT

xoxo Marjo

Julye said...

Wow you have been busy thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's.

Anita said...

Wow, Katie, what fabulous projects! Thank you for joining in the LCI summer birthdays challenge.

Arabella said...

Awesome project Katie!

Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything but a card challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


Emily C said...

This is wonderful! I ight have to lift this party idea from you. LOVE IT!

Emily C
Guest designer at decorate to celebrate

Unknown said...

Beautiful project! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images What's Cooking Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!


Crafting Gill said...

What can i say but Wow Wow Wow fantastic what a great idea love it
thanks for joining Rubys Rainbow
Gill xx

Joan Ervin said...

What an adorable project...the images you used are just precious and I love all the details you added!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!

Becca Fabozzi said...

These are adorable!!! Fantastic idea, looks like it took forever to create. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp

Jen said...

Super cute! Thanks for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate.

~ Jen @ Musings of a Crafty Mom

Tina said...

I wanna come to this party!! How fun! The options for fun and games are endless!! Nice job!

callyannc said...

Aamzing! What a party!!
Thanks CallyAnn(new follower)

Sande said...

Katie, I am speechless! Your idea is awesome and all what you have done looks fantastic!!

Thanks for joining us on "Not square" challenge at Forever Friends & co. Hope to see you soon again!

Hugs, Sande xx

Unknown said...

So cute. I love the little kids and the colors.

Cyndi S said...

Oh my, you did a fantastic job.
cstephenson at q dot com

Anonymous said...

wow you did a great job on all this!!! super fun!

here from Decorate To Celebrate!

Aim said...

Katie, everything is soooooo beautiful and soooo AMAZING!! I love how bright and colorful everything is too!! :) (and CONGRATS on your WIN!!)

Thanks so much for decorating your celebrations at the Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog!

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Sherrie K. said...

Congrats on your win at Decorate to Celebrate!!! Your project was fantastic:)
Sherrie K