Saying Goodbye to Summer

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The end of summer is always busy for us because our daughter and many of her friends have birthdays.  With those birthdays come lot’s of birthday parties.  Which are tons of fun but keep this bee super busy!  Here’s a little something that we wrapped up our summer with.  Our friends had a pool party for their son and another friend’s son.  I asked to contribute decorations and favors as my present; which they wanted to keep simple.  So here is a shadow box I made featuring one of the birthday boys.  I used the Artbooking cartridge and it was so fun, quick, and simple to make.  If you’re not familiar with our Artbooking Cartridge it is awesome and geared toward making layouts.  It’s all coordinated so you set your dial to 11″ and everything cuts to the proper size.  I used our Seaside Collection and some coordinating cardstock.  The blue background page is really neat because it looks like a wall you would see at the beach.  I also used the Seaside Assortment to add some bling without making it girly.  These things are awesome!  They would be great on favors or any other sort of decorations.

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I also used our Art Philosphy cartridge to make these banners.  Then I used the Seaside Complements to decorate the spaces.  Great way to decorate but keep everything simple! photo leightonbanner.jpgIn all my excitement I forgot to get a picture or the favors.  They turned out really awesome! made pillowcase boxes and put kinetic sand in them to keep with the beach theme.  I used the Treasured Memories stamp to label a buckle piece cut on White Daisy cardstock and put a zip strip through it.  The kids loved the sand and I was happy with how everything turned out.  So for now we say goodbye to summer and get ready to celebrate over the next 4 months!

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