my newest episode on My Craft Channel posted at Midnight..... and i wanted to post here a few extra photos as well as the FREEBIE download (scroll down!) so that you can create these cute countdowns for people you love on their birthday!
it's no secret that i LOVE to celebrate birthdays-- i guess that i just think that it's #1 a pretty big deal- the day you were born... i mean it was for the mom!! #2 i think it's a GREAT reason to have a party! and eat cake! so- you just can't pass it up!! tune into my show today for some birthday inspiration and a little HOW TO on this project!
for this project, you can totally get creative with it- i even like to make door hanger countdowns... it's fun in just a card w/ like a tear off set of tags...i mean, c'mon, you would LOVE it if you got this!
i created 2 versions of the freebie printable.. one that is in color (i chose super happy pink and yellow... but still kinda girlie!) and also just a black and white version- you could print this one onto a piece of colored cardstock to change it up!
you will need to pick a paper from your stash (i highly recommend something from the House of 3 Soiree Collection by Pink Paislee... it will be perfect!) You will trim it down to a 4x6 and slide it into the frame.
Print and trim all the numbers for the countdown-i recommend printing on cardstock weight paper
figure out where you want the holes to be...for the 1" book rings it should be right under the top edge of the frame-(mark it with a pencil, and then punch with a crop-o-dile... you can punch them all at once!)
NOTE: i discarded the clear pieces of the frame- you can keep and save for later if desired!
you can see here that i added a few touches:
1. the 'celebrate banner' is folded and adhered to the bottom of the frame
2. i added a blingy button and a cute doily for some badda-bang
3. at the top i used a Soiree flag and a white ribbon... this is all totally customizeable!
Once the birthday is over, your birthday-friend can use this adorable frame to add in a couple photos and ENJOY!!
here are the PDF files: Download Countdown