Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Pink Birthday!!

Hello Friends!
And a big Happy Birthday to Beverly of Pink Saturday fame!
And best wishes for many more!
Speaking of birthdays, I participated in Heather's Happy Birthday Matchbox Swap
last month and had lots of fun making paper birthday cake boxes.
I covered the matchbox in pink music paper
and made a band with eyelet paper from Martha Stewart.
I glued a cake box that I made from a template on top,
embellished with lace, pearls, festooning and a couple of coffee filter roses I made.

I love making these little cake boxes,
they're so much fun to decorate and tuck a little giftie inside!
Here is one I made for my friend Brenda:

And finally some pics of my son-in-law's 30th birthday
when I made crowns for everybody.  I started out making one for him,
then one for everyone who had a summer birthday,
and from there the project ballooned out to include everyone!
Sorry for all the pics, I know this isn't Facebook, lol,
but I didn't get a chance to take a pic of just the crowns
before the guests arrived!
The birthday boy:
As he put it, that's my life on a hat!
His 30th birthday and pics of the things he loves: my daughter, San Diego Chargers,
Sacramento Kings, New York City, Macy's (where he works),
dinosaurs and flip flops (for fun).

A pretty bird for Chelsea and a cupcake for Aynsley:
 A travel crown for Bob, leopard skin and feathers for my wild child,
 and Wizard of Oz theme for Wende.
San Francisco Giants for Sean and Paris for Jackie.
Kevin's crown has birds and a nest,
that's me with butterflies. 
A road warrior crown for Mike and a retro crown for Jim who just turned 60.
Sooo much fun!
Everyone was a good sport in sporting their crowns.

Happy Birthday,  
Beverly, I hope you celebrate in grand style!

Here's a little birthday giftie for everyone:
Click to enlarge, right click and save!
Lots of links to lovely pinks at Pink Saturday.
For links to lovely, shabby, chippy whites, stop by White Wednesday!
Have a great weekend!


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your swap boxes! The cake boxes are all so pretty. Great crowns. It looks like you got everyone's personality in there!

JoAnne said...

Lovely creations and a beautiful family!

Tami Kenner said...

Hi Lorraine, your blog is so lovely! The cake boxes are too sweet.
Happy Yellow & Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Gabriela Delworth said...


Ohhhh! This is an awesome post, love paper crowns!
Love that paper cake slice box as well.


Susie Jefferson said...

I just LOVE your post! Your little boxes are absolutely adorable. Happy Pink Saturday!

RobinfromCA said...

I love your cake boxes and the vintage cards are wonderful! Fun crowns for your family!

LV said...

What a fun way to celebrate birthdays. You did a great crowning job on this.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great birthday post...for all the honorees! Love your matchbox too!
Happy PS!

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Lorraine, Your match box cakes are beautiful! Thanks for the visit and comments. Joyous Wishes, Linda

J.Rye said...

Lovely family! Happy Pink Saturday.

Come join my Color Connection meme, it is also my PINK entry. Hope you join the fun!

chubskulit said...

Just gorgeous! Perfect for Pink Birthday celebration.

PINK at my page, come and see. Have a great weekend.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love your cake boxes! Beautiful family photo's. Have a nice weekend.

mercedes scott said...

Oh Lorraine, everything you've shared in this post is exquisite... the matchbox is gorgeous! How fun that you made "crowns" for your family to wear for the birthday celebrations! For me, one of the joys of creating things is when my family actually gets "use" something that I've made :)

kitty said...

What a sweet post! I love the crowns that you special. What a lovely family you have.

Cottage and Broome said...

Love that first vintage card, so sweet! Looks like everyone fun at the birthday!!! The crowns were so fun. Laura

Lisa said...

I have spent today enjoying your lovely creations. Such a beautiful blog! Do you have special templates for framing your photos? I have searched for months but can't find the pretty white, scrolly ones. I don't have Photo- shop. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks again for the fabulous blog experience!

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Love your cake boxes Lorraine. Is there a template for them somewhere? The crowns are so fun too! You are very creative!


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