Alexa was invited to her very first birthday party away from our social circle – a big milestone for our “little” girl who is getting so grown up!
Cam turns 4 this week and he invited some day care friends, including Alexa, to his ‘dress-up as a movie character’ birthday party. Alexa has a fabulous Peppa Pig costume and although technically a stretch on the movie theme, Peppa came out to play! The party was lovely – bouncy castle, face painting & a checkerboard Turbo cake that was a definite labour of love from the kitchen of someone very talented. The day care Mums got a chance to meet & greet (rather than wave & dash, as is usually the case on drop off / pick up) and the kids had a (sugar enhanced) blast.
When I RSVP’d, I found out that Cam would be dressed as Optimus Prime from Transformers. This gave me a great theme for the birthday card & present. We found an awesome Transformers “lift the flap” t-shirt for a present and of course, I made a Transformers card to go with it.
The design: Punch art was too ambitious and I don’t have an Undefined Stamp Carving Kit (but if you do, see a great carved Transformer image by Melanie Hill here). So I decided on a computer printed Transformers logo and “Happy Birthday” in Transformers font. I often download new/interesting/quirky/relevant fonts to match my projects – dafont.com is my favourite go-to website for all my font needs.
This is the final result – tying in Cam’s name (using the logo as the “A”) and keeping it suitably dark & mysterious. Happy Birthday Cam, we loved sharing your special day with you & your family. Kelly & Alexa x
Thinlits: Little Letters
DSP: Regals Paper Stack
Extras: Paper Snips