Ever wonder what to do with left over party stationery? I always like to save elements from my parties to be included in my scrapbooks. We recently celebrated my son’s 5th birthday with an Army Party and I saved some of the party stationery that I created for his scrapbook.
Let’s get started!
I wanted to frame and alter some of the stationery so that I can include it all in one page. To do so, I used the following Sizzix items:
Clear Circle Bigz Die (no longer available)
(I am including the links to the detailed step by step instructions for projects incorporated into the scrapbook page, below.)
Starting with camouflage 12×12 scrapbook paper I trimmed off the sides of the Army Treat Box I had made and converted it into a pocket to hold a sentiment from the Thank You Cards I sent out. I then added some glittery stars I die cut using the Stacked Stars Bigz Die and the sandwich method.
For the Bigz dies, the sandwich method consists of 1 cutting pad, the Bigz die, card-stock and a second cutting pad. The sandwich is then passed through the Big Shot.
For the Thinlits, the sandwich method consists of the magnetic platform, 1 cutting pad, card-stock, the Thinlits and a second cutting pad. The sandwich is then passed through the Big Shot.
Using the magnetic platform , the 3 inch x 4 inch card #3 Thinlits and plain card from the Nautical Thinlits set, I added a camouflage card with tan card stock backing. Next, I wanted to incorporate some of his Invitation, so using the Clear Circle Bigz die and the sandwich method, I die cut the “5” from the back of the invitation. I then distressed it with a little bit of black ink and added it to the page. Then I added another star and adhered it with 3d tape. Next, I created a pennant using the Pennants Bigz Die and the sandwich method, and attached it with some baker’s twine.
Next I added one of the remaining napkin/cutlery holders I made for the party. It made a perfect pocket!
Using the magnetic platform, the sandwich method and plain card Thinlits from the Nautical set, I die cut some of the paper stationery (Ammo Bag Toppers, MRE Bag Toppers, Tent Cards and a photo of my son) I designed to be used as journal cards. I then distressed the edges with black ink and added them and a left over Coaster to the pocket.
Next, I added a photo from the Thank You Cards and framed it using the rope frame from the Beach Explorer Thinlits set and the sandwich method. I then layered 4 stars I die Cut with the Stacked Stars Bigz die and a row of stars I die cut with the Old Glory Bigz die and glued them around the frame.
And that’s it! An easy way to convert leftover party stationery into a memory page!
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