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.
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:
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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