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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Countdown to Birthdays

I love the way the american crafter, Heidi Swapp, really relishes birthdays!  I've seen on her blog some fantastic parties she has done for her family.  Just take a look at the latest party she did for one of her sons on a halloween theme here.  Such fabulous make up for the young party goers and all done in secret too, Wow!

On her blog also was this free printable download to a Birthday countdown.  Its a page of number countdowns starting from day 6 and comes in masculine black and white or, for those that want, there is a pink version too.  With predominantly male members in my household I had to go for the former, even if I had wanted the pink (& yellow).  The link to both versions is here.  

I took my number sheet along with lots of coloured papers to my Tuesday craft group and made up a few of the pages.  I made them like little scrapbooking pages with a similar theme and layout on each:

This was number 3:
(The edges creased a little whilst applying the distressed effect but flattened out when put in the frame)

These are some of the other numbers:
..and this is how they will look in the frame:
The frame was a £1.50 bargain charity shop find.

I made sure I steered clear of any pink, I'd be sure to get complaints from my boys if I hadn't! 

Thanks for looking and for any comments,


keshling said...

I really like this idea, especially the page that says how many 'sleeps' are left. My son is autistic and doesn't have any concept of time except in 'sleeps' so this would be great for him. Thanks for sharing!

K xx

Happy Days said...

Fantastic idea - thanks for sharing.x

PepPop said...

Great idea and love the Halloween party link too. Jaqui x

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