I was inspired by the vintage cameras in the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection for the jumping off point for birthday decor! I have a small collection of black vintage cameras and thought the idea of Smile It’s Your Birthday would be a great theme for special someone who loves vintage, florals and photography! I started out with the gold letters as the centre of the display. I tacked them to a big black frame I use for special occasions or as a board to pin things too.
I wanted bold punches of colour and pattern so I made large and medium rosettes from the Flourish papers. Rosettes are fairly simple to make, for the large rosette you need 2 sheets of the same 12×12 pattern paper, a medium rosette uses 1 12×12 sheet.
I made 2 large rosettes, 2 medium and 1 small that I turned into a prize ribbon. The prize ribbon rosette uses 4 x 2” strips.
I love the dimension the rosettes create, plus it is a great way to be able to see the beautiful patterns in the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection!
For some smaller details I added a paper from the 6×8 paper pad to a gold frame. I then embellished on top of the glass with a tag, chipboard piece and the gorgeous wood veneer frame.
I used the Flourish Washi Tape to add a few of the die cuts on the “pin” board.
I love this little grouping of one of the medium rosettes with the swan card and camera!
I am really happy with the way my idea came together! It feels special, without being a traditional birthday theme and the florals bring warmth and life, especially if you are celebrating a winter birthday like I am!
Supplies: Maggie Holmes Flourish 12×12 Paper Pad (344383) Maggie Holmes Flourish Poppy Paper (344362) Maggie Holmes Flourish Nostalgic Paper (344370) Maggie Holmes Flourish Emma Paper (344364) Maggie Holmes Flourish Aviary Paper (344365) Maggie Holmes Flourish Memorable Paper (344357) Maggie Holmes Flourish Ephemera Die-Cuts (344387) Maggie Holmes Flourish Washi Tape (344397) Maggie Holmes Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386) Maggie Holmes Flourish Wood Veneer Frame (344400) Maggie Holmes Flourish 6×8 Paper (344406) Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Foil Alpha Chipboard (680327)