Birthday Gift Wrapping + Poster

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Remember how I posted my personalized Valentine’s day paper? Well my daughter turned ten (as mentioned on her best birthday week ever, Bridgit Mendler interview post) and I had fun making some super cute gift wrapping.

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Just like the Valentine’s day paper, I created this in Photoshop. But you could use Picnik, Photoshop Elements, or whatever floats your boat.  I used a custom shape for the birthday cakes, but have seen some cute dingbats that would work too. 

Julia had a stack of custom presents to open- it was pretty fun.  My 2’x3′ sheet of paper lasted through five small-ish presents.
What ended up being Julia’s favorite was this poster I created for her:

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Hard to believe that a poster that big only cost me $4 at Kinko’s. Again, because it’s printed on the oversized blueprint machine, it can only be done in black and white.  Anything color is *way* expensive.  I created this in Photoshop as well.  Just used a picture I had of her and layered on the other elements.  It is now hanging on her bedroom wall- so it must have been a hit! ;)
What do you do to make birthdays special?

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  1. says

    Love the custom wrapping paper! Wish I had done some for Christmas. Think I’ll definitely do some for Valentine’s Day! I’ve tried getting them to do posters for me on the blueprint machine at our local Office Max but they refused saying it HAD to be a blueprint. Sheesh!

  2. says

    I love this paper! What a lucky gal to have a creative mom like you! I’m glad I came across your blog and all your fabulous ideas.