Welcome to another fun group post from the Papertrey Design Team. This month it's all about the birthdays. Each member of the Design Team has selected a tag and has a fun themed post for you. I chose a tag with a cute little truck on it so I decided to go with a farm theme. It has long been a dream of mine to own an old, green Chevy truck. Some day.....I can dream.
But I do have one of these....a Fisher Price Family Farm. Minus the silo. How about you? If you had one of these growing up, I know you loved that all the farm animals and people fit inside the barn. You know that the chickens liked to sleep up in the hay loft and sit on the fence. And the best part, you know that when you opened the barn doors, you heard a cow moo-ing. I still love to reach in and make that moo-ing sound go off. Such good memories.
So how about digging out that old farm and using it as a center piece for a child's birthday party? The kids will love it because it's interactive. The parents will love it because you know there will be a few in the bunch that had this very same farm. Good times to come. Good memories to hang on to.
You could easily tuck little candies in the wagons and little feed trough. For little party favors, how about some farm fancied animal cracker boxes? I know these are circus animal cookies in the boxes but the kids won't care. And how about a cute card for the birthday boy or girl?
Using the truck stamp and coordinating sentiment, I stamped the image, colored it with Copic markers and punched it out with a 1.75" circle punch. (Zoom in on the view below to see a close up of all the fun details and background).
These little banner dies from the Banner Builder Collection pinned to the top of the card really bring out that farm fresh feeling. Reminds me of a county fair.....or an old quilt hanging out on the clothesline...or a good ol' tag sale. I used glue dots to attach Mini Clothespins to the card front. Notice that the background has been impressed with the new By the Numbers Impression Plate coming out this month.
Love the little images in the new Tiny Treats: Birthday set designed by Nichole. Love the polka dot background and the big label die. I also love the sentiments from Nichole's new set called Big Birthday Wishes. It looks great embossed with red embossing powder. The bottom of the creamy layer was also cut with Edger die.
For the little treat favors, I wrapped the animal cracker boxes with paper from Beautiful Blooms. Ripe Avocado Ribbon, Red Baker's Twine and a little Wrinkle Ribbon finish off the box. A clothespin clipped on ties in with the card theme.
So cute and adorable. These would be great stacked in a big toy truck or tractor. Oh how I am wishing I had someone to plan this little farm party for. We would go on a hay rack ride, visit my dad's farm animals and maybe do a little scrapbook page featuring a photo shoot with a baby calf. Don't have a big party coming up? There's no reason you couldn't do something simple like this for a little play group date too. Set up little play areas with different farms and animals....the kiddos would love it with their little animal cracker snackies.
Wanna see more birthday fun? Check out the rest of the Design Team's blogs. Can't wait to see what they've got cookin' this month. Thanks for stopping by!