Sunday, 30 May 2010

~ Banana Frog Hop! ~

If you're here from Debbie's blog, welcome! This month's is Banana Frog's birthday and there are some great prizes to win (if you have checked the BF's blog). So the theme's this month is on 'birthday'. I've in store some projects relating to it!

Kids love wearing birthday badges. Not surprising since it publicise their birthdays.    One can easily buy a badge with any sentiments on it these days. Bearing that in mind, I thought I create one using one of the new stamp set that came out recently.

I used Fairytale Princess for this project. The word 'Birthday' came from Retro Greetings set (one of my well-used stamp set). 

The base is punched using a 3" scalloped punch. A piece of scrapped patterned paper was laid over it. Then the relevant images was stamped, coloured with Copics and attached using foam dots. To wear it, simply attached a brooch pin at the back. Voila, that's it, a simple and rather unique birthday badge for your li'l princess!

Let's not forget if you have boys (like I do) so I created another one just for boys. I made use of Charming Prince stamp set. 

Background was sprayed with a silver mist. Stamped images coloured using Copics. A quick and easy birthday badge for a boy

I also made a quick mini LO (6x4") for my display frame. I love doing mini LOs as they are very quick to finish and easy to display and store! I bought an Ikea flip-over frame with 6 pages (which equates to 12 pages) some time ago and it was left in my cupboard for years until last year when I decided to do something about it. It struck me that I could do a 6x4" LO whenever I've a new photo. It will be displayed in the frame. The only time the LO is removed is when it's being replaced with a new LO. Any old ones are simply stored in a 6x4 album (any normal photo album, which can be easily altered of course!) So far, it has been successful and guests who visit, love looking at them. Here's my LO: 

Photo of my other half on his birthday. Photo size is 4x3". This size allows you to use up any leftover scraps. As the space is easy to fill, it can be done in less than half an hour!

Hope you are enjoying the hop. Bev is ever so generous this month so if you fancy any Banana Frog stamp set, here's your chance to win it. Simply leave a comment and a random draw will take place on Monday. Good luck! Your next leap is Nat! Happy Hopping! TTFN!

52 comments:

Kathy Rogers said...

I love this layout, I may have to scraplift it!

Helen said...

Your LO is great.

Wrightboysmum said...

Never thought about name badges before but ace idea.

Kathy said...

I love the badges. The birthday girl or boy would certainly be the envy of their friends. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Nancy said...

Love the idea of making your own birthday badges....FAB

Katy said...

wow super cute idea with the name badges. Thanks for the fab giveaway x

mustavcoffee said...

Smashing ideas and so many of them,x

jo said...

Some fab ideas - love the prince the best though.

Jane said...

my aim for June is to actually use my stamps so i need all the inspiration I can get and of course, to buy a few more!! xx

2Angels said...

Wow, fab idea for the badges and I really love the 6x4 layout idea too! :)

Chloe :-) said...

What cute badges!! Great idea :-)

scrappyjacky said...

Love those birthday badges....great idea.

nsmerkt said...

Those badges are so stinkin cute! Thanks for sharing.

Irene said...

I love these fairytale stamps!

Nadine said...

lovely projects! XD

beksynormz said...

Those badges are such a fab way of using the prince and princess stamps, love it! x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Fab ideas and the LO is gorgeous.

xx

Kathy said...

they are brilliant, I also love your banner at the top of you blog

Olivia said...

Great projects, love how you've coloured the stamped images :)

Annie said...

The prince and princess are so cute!

Annie B

Sandie said...

oooooooh, I sooooo want those Princess/Prince stamps :D

Gorgeous creations!!

Joy said...

More loveliness with the princess stamp. I really do need it now!

Emy said...

You've got to love a Banana Frog giveaway

Heather said...

great idea to put the mini layouts on display in a frame!

Becky said...

Love your cards and what a fantastic idea to do 6x4 layouts and display them - I would never have thought of that! Might have to see if IKEA still have the frame!

The Paper Princess said...

Nice projects!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Louise said...

Super idea with the ikea frame. love your lo :)

Lynne said...

I do like this idea. Think I may have to scraplift, if that's ok?

Ann said...

Those birthday badges are such a fun idea!

CraftyNess said...

The badges are fab - very fitting for a little prince or princess.

happiscrapper said...

Hi there... so glad to see a boy's card... love it! Stamps are so versatile. Gotta have them in my stash! x

happiscrapper said...

Ok, left a comment... where did it disappear??? Glad you did a boy card... looks lovely! Stamps are fab, so versatile... got to have 'em in my stash! Marie x

Terri said...

A fab idea with the 6x4 photo album. Might have to try that idea. Happy Birthday Banana Frog!

Manis said...

cute card. i love it:)

Katy said...

Loving the idea for your 6x4 layouts - fab!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card. Love the fairytale stamps x

Kim said...

If im in with a chance,
Ill do a dance!
Beacuse with Banana Frog
Id be top Dog!

Luluuk said...

thanks for the inspiration!

kacy said...

wow- never thought of making badges before! i'm going to have to give it ago now!!

beccy77 said...

Beautiful Cards :)

Lisa-Jane said...

Such a great idea with the flip over frames! Gorgeous badges too.

alissa said...

those birthday badges are awesome!!!
happy birthday to banana frog.
it also just so happpens to be my birthday today, too.
such a fun way to celebrate!

JulieJ said...

Love the badges. Not sure what a LO is?????

Jennifer said...

Wow, great projects!!

Monique said...

LOVE your ideas!!!! thanks for the inspiration!! and what a lovely stamps!

Linda Beeson said...

Your cards are so "royaly" cute!

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Love these cards for the prince and princess! So cute. thanks!!

Carol said...

cute badges! thanks for the chance to win :D

kim said...

I love the stamps!!! oh my goodness... love love them

Lisanna said...

fantastic works!!!

Daphne said...

Wow - love it! Thanks for sharing!

{VICKI} said...

just hoppin thru