I was recently asked to make little food identifiers and a banner for an upcoming 12 year old's birthday party. The birthday girl herself told me that she liked polka dots, stars, and the blue-green-purple combo.
When her mom added that she liked "cute" things, I immediately grabbed for my lawn fawn stamps. I used "love 'n breakfast" to create the tents for the savory ingredients, and "critters ever after" with some PTI "fancy flourishes" for the sweet toppings. (This party sounds YUMS! I'm thinking I need to do a crepe bar at some point in the future...)
Sorry for the pictures - I was a little rushed in getting them photographed!
I first printed the toppings onto cardstock, cut and folded it, and proceeded to stamp the tray over-top (I love clear stamps for this reason!) I colored everything in, masked the tray, and stamped a polka dot background (PTI) on top. I also created a little rosette and leaf combo for each one. Some nice dimension, without being too fussy.
The sweet toppings all look like this (I emailed the birthday girl's mommy both options, and she couldn't choose! So we went with both designs - I love an easy client, hee!) I used the star from "critters ever after" and a fancy flourish (from PTI).
I had all the leftover shapes from the sweet topping tents, so I made some bonus signs for the birthday girl. She could stick these into some of the foods for extra fun :)
I also made a v-e-r-y long banner. Here are 2 of the panels:
I hope the birthday girl likes everything as much as I do! I had so much fun making this set.
In case you'd like to see, this wasn't my first design for Lauren. Initially, when we chatted about what she wanted, she didn't want the colors to be too light. I created this option for her:
This is an already too-long post, but can I just squeeze in a little gem from Maia for our weekly TMKS segment? Please keep in mind she's not yet 2.... She asked me for some goldfish crackers yesterday. I must have ignored her (where's an eye-rolling-smiley face when you need one...) so she asked again: "fishy crackers, mom!" Again, ignored. I was deep into making supper. She climbed onto her booster seat at the table, and started singing the happy birthday song, but with different lyrics: "fishy crackers, crackers... fishy crackers, crackers... happy birthday, FISHY CRACKERS!!!" All caps on that last part because she got l-o-u-d. And then she suddenly stopped because she saw she had my attention. She may have also glared a bit. I gave her the crackers. I may have even clapped a little. It was too much.
Thanks for looking!