Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 2: Jillian's 12th Birthday Celebration

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Today is Day 2 of Jillian's birthday celebration. She will be turning 12 and I will be posting birthday themed projects in her honor from June 10th - June 13th to help her celebrate.  Click HERE to see what I created yesterday.  You can see more birthday projects and really get inspired by heading to Deanne's Creative Juice.  Deanne is hosting this event and all of the participants' projects can be found on her blog. 

Here is a list of the participants:

Today I made a project that could be given as a birthday gift.  It could be made as a "word" of encouragement or it could be made into a "name," like the name of the person you are giving it to.

 Start with four layers of foam for each letter cut at 4" using the Robotz Cricut Cricut cartridge (or your Cricut cartridge of choice).  Adhere them together (I used my ATG gun).  

Wrap the letters with a 1/4" pice of foam.

Cover each letter with paper.  You can now see that my project is going to be a "word" of encouragement rather than a name.

Time to embellish each letter.  You can add flowers, buttons, gems, other letters or whatever you would like.

Here is the finished project.  I mounted it on a piece of cardboard that I wrapped in paper.  
How cute would this be if it said Jillian?

How would you like to have the chance to shop for $10 worth of digi stamps or cutting files from I am giving away a $10 gift voucher to one lucky winner!!  In order to be eligible, you must leave me a comment each of the four days of this birthday celebration.  Each day tell me one thing you like about my project and whether or not you have made one before.  You can still scroll back and comment on all the posts.

Every participant is linking their project back to the hostess' blog.  Bloggers will vote on their favorite projects.  CLICK HERE to vote for the project you believe deserves to win a new Cricut cartridge:) You can VOTE FOR ME if you believe I deserve to win:)

Jillian has a hop going on over at her blog at A Jillian Vance Design! Check it out!! 
Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what I have cooked up for Day 3 of Jillian's Birthday Celebration!



  1. love this.. never made one before but i think my fav part is the patterned paper you used on the letters LOVE. thanks for sharing!

  2. this is so cute! I love it....have never made one but thinking this would make a great gift!

  3. what a cute idea.. how cute in a child's room

    Hugs Dusti

  4. Wow! what an amazing project!
    TFS Madison, and thanks for hopping with us!

  5. Very cool! I would love to get this for my birthday! May have to try this one out.

  6. Super cool idea. Looks great.

  7. I really like how you created these letters, I have not tried anthing like this. Now I must, thanks for the inspiration.

    raleman_2000 at yahoo dot com

  8. Really cute. Something different and I love it. I can see that on a desk or even a book shelf. Very cute.

  9. OMGosh! This is so creative and looks so versatile and fun! Can't wait to make one! I've never made one b-4, but I'm adding this to my project list for sure! Love your idea and TFS and for the chance to win some candy!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower & fellow hop stop)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  10. You did such a great job! Love how you even embellished the letters after you covered them! Love the choice of paper you used too!
    Thanks for participating in Jillian's celebration!

  11. LOVE this!!! I do custom letters and words, but they are always the idea to use foam...especially if there is a young one that would be touching!!! :)

  12. Another awesome project! How imaginative to layer the foam in such a way... I never would have thought to do that. I have made word and name books but never anything like this. You're right that it would make a really cool looking name plate.


  13. Very cute. I LOVE word projects. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  14. I LOVE the colors you used in this project!


  15. this idea is beautiful to decorate with our favorite phrase scraproom thanks for sharing your ideas



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