Birthday Crafting


by Jennifer Edwardson

If you’re anything like me, you take a TON of photos at every birthday celebration you host !!

I’m always trying to get as many of these photos onto ONE layout as I possibly can to minimize the amount of pages I’m creating, while maximizing the story that I’m wanting to tell !!

I can NOT believe that my baby (my youngest and last child) is SEVENTEEN !! Watching him grow into this amazing young man has been the most rewarding, exhilarating, challenging and yes, even frustrating (at times) time in my life !


I truly LOVE a good grid layout on a page and this one came together so well … the photos are small-ish, measuring at 2 1/2 x 2 1/2″ each … this type of layout allows for some play in how you lay the photos out, what size you make them and if you want to include sections of embellishments throughout the grid as well !

I am so happy with how this collection of elements in our BIRTHDAY Cut File Bundle turned out ! We wanted to include Cut File pieces that you could use on a multitude of celebration projects !

By including girl AND boy titles, as well as balloons, a slice of cake, a birthday hat, HAPPY BIRTHDAY and pennant banner, all on their own it is very easy to separate these elements and use them for all kinds of celebratory projects !!

When I am creating a layout using a Cut File, I often choose to raise parts of it up off my layout using 3D Foam … and this 3D Foam Tape is one of my FAVES !


You can purchase it from my online shop HERE in (2) different sizes … 1/16″ and 1/8″ thick !!

You will not be sorry you added this to your crafting supplies !


I created BOTH of these layouts using a SKETCH that I designed for one of my Online UYOP (5) Layout Workshops !! You can find out all the details for my UYOP Classes and and how to REGISTER HERE !!

I love how you can create SO many layouts and paper crafting projects from just (1) sketch … twist, turn and flip your way into several quick and easy layouts for all your memories !!


I used our CELEBRATE Creative Kit that features the fabulous Celebrate collection by Simple Stories ! It is such a fun and versatile collection with beautiful colors that work for all kinds of celebrations !!

We added ALL THE THINGS to this Creative Kit and we still have a few IN STOCK HERE !

REMEMBER … we love to see what you create … so if you use our Cut Files or kits etc … in your crafting, be sure to TAG US #jenniferedwardsoncreativeinc so that we can see your projects too !!

Until Next Time … j. XOX


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