Tuesday, April 16, 2013

20, 30, 40..........

The hardest birthday for me, by far, was 30.  I cried for three days straight.  I didn't like 40 either, but I still think I had the hardest time for my 30th.  Now that I'm over the 40th birthday, I've decided I'm not going to celebrate any more  (Yes, I know that doesn't make them go away). 

Also the older you get, the more jokes you get.   Guess that is suppose to help ease the pain.  It's all in fun, right?!?   So when I was thinking of what to do for my project, I thought of this idea I saw on pinterest where they put blow pops in an arrangement in a cute flower pot with the saying "40 blows".   At first I was offended (yes, I don't have a big since of humor~working on that) and then I remembered about those jokes you get when you get older.   So here it is, remember it's all in fun!

This week for The Cutting Cafe we had to use:

The Tall Box Cutting template - cutting file

This TALL BOX template - cutting file is approx. 8 by 2.5 inches (all around).
The set comes with the following:
1 solid tall box
1 tall box with one window cut out
1 tall box with 4 window cut outs
8 sentiments
1 window frame
The file comes in the following formats: PDF, WPC, SVG and MTC
 I changed it up alittle, used gum instead of blow pops.
Used the Silhouette Cameo's print and cut feature.  I also trimmed the acetate sheet alittle shorter to make a shorter box.  This set is soooo easy to work with. 
Additional supplies: 
Acetate sheet ~ Staples
Double Bubble gum balls ~ found them from the Dollar Store
Whisper White Cardstock from Stampin' UP!
Digital paper set, Birthday Boogie, from Peppermint Creative

Birthday Boogie Papers


  1. Tanya this is SOOOO CUTE!! I totally love it! You are a creative genius! :) My birthday is next week...38.. I mean 29 and holding still :) 30 was super hard for me too, that is when I officially felt "old" LOL.

  2. LOL Love this creative project!

  3. iLOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE.......this.....

  4. Lol, how fun and how true! Love it!

  5. haha - 30 was difficult for me too but 40 is alright -I am not sure how I am going to feel about 50, which is closer to me than 40 is. Your box is super cute though.

  6. Thanks ladies for all the sweet comments. I had fun making it.


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