We celebrated my girl’s birthday this past weekend. Her party was a little different as I went for a color theme, rather than an object/character theme. (My son’s first birthday revolved around sock monkeys. My daughter’s birthday is all things purple and pink.)
Recently Stampin’ Up sent me a couple of stamp sets and I knew I wanted to incorporate the carousel into my baby girl’s birthday. It didn’t hit me until Friday, though, what I was really going to do with it. At what felt like the last minute, I decided it would be a fun cake topper! I started pulling supplies from around the house, which was perfect for this month’s craft destash challenge.
Stamp sets – I used the Carousel Birthday set and the Balloon Adventures set
Ink (I loved the Stampin’ Up markers – I used them throughout.)
Two paper clips
A lollipop stick (I randomly had a bag of these and I cut one in half)
Double sided tape
I stamped three carousels out on a piece of paper, and tested with one of the carousels to see what colors worked best. I then cut two of the carousels out and trimmed them pretty close to the edge of the image.
Stamp (and punch) balloons out. Straighten the two paper clips to adhere to the balloons. Tape a second balloon to the back of the first balloon. (I cut 4 balloons out and made them double-sided.
“Fasten” the balloons to the carousel with the double-sided tape. Cut the stick in half, and wrap the top of it with the double sided tape. Adhere the stick to the back of one of the carousels.
Using the double-sided tape, adhere the second carousel to the back of the first carousel. (This is really so the carousel is double-sided.
It’s time for a Monthly Craft De-Stash, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty!
If you’d like to join in the Craft Room De-Stash Challenge, you can request to join our Facebook group here!
I did receive stamp sets from Stampin’ Up recently, but no other compensation was exchanged. Affiliate links may be used in my post. Of course, all opinions, time and effort put into this project are my own!