Monday, 2 October 2017

Happy Birthday Miss 7

Recently, I had the pleasure of my first ever party for a young lady turning 7. She came to my house to see the items I suggested we make, and she was fairly happy, except we changed a card featuring This Little Piggy to the same one featuring Pretty Kitty.

 Never having done this type of event before, but working with primary-age children in my regular day-job, I sort of knew what to expect, but on the other hand, it was an unknown. Just to make things a bit more challenging, my 3 year old grandson was spending the day with me as his other grandparents (and regular Monday-minders) had gastro, plus it was a rainy day.

I'd planned for the 8 girls to make the fox card first, and they did very well with it. Only a couple wanted to use the fox die-cut from the Designer Series paper, the remainder chose to stamp it in black and use watercolour pencils to colour it themselves. I was surprised that no-one chose the poodle I'd used for the alternative card. Obviously, these girls were all 'cat' people!

The fox card was one we'd made at Onstage in April, and made me fall in love with the Birthday Delivery suite. If you read on, you'll see that from 1-10 October you can buy some of the stamp sets with co-ordinating papers at 10% off. This includes Birthday Delivery, at $39.95 in Australia, down from $47.00 and great for kids birthdays. The designer series paper shown below, are buy 3 , get the 4th frree all through October. Yes, you can buy 3 cheaper papers and select a more expensive one for the freebie! How about that? Get together with a friend to share the savings, or keep them all for yourself. I love when Stampin' Up!® has these promotions, and make sure I take advantage of them.

All the girls chose a different colour card base, and kitties doing different things for their second card. I had forgotten the punch for the flower unfortunately, but the girls didn't seem too upset by that and for the folded bookmark, they all wanted to do the Gingerbread Man from Cookie-Cutter Christmas. They had a hard job lining up the gingerbread man and punching him with the matching punch as well, but it is easy for an adult.

They seemed happy with their activity and ran off to play with the new birthday gifts. Problem was, my grandson heard the words 'birthday cake' and was insistent we stay on till after thye cake was cut and distributed. It was a lovely afternoon with these girls, so if you have a budding crafter who would like to do this for her birthday party, contact me.

Check out my online store for all the fantastic offers from Stampin' Up!® and if you remember to add the host code when you purchase, there'll be a gift from me in the mail in the following month.

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