Monday, October 10, 2011

What hill? I don't remember any hill.


Agnes chose the cut at BBTB2 this week and she chose the vulture from Life's a Party.

I will be perfectly honest here and tell you, I will be the big 40 this year, so that was my inspiration for my party set.

I started with the tombstone, which I cut at 11”, and then decided to perch the vulture on top (cut at 5”). The skulls around the bottom of the tombstone weren’t part of that cut. They actually are in the section with the pirate party cuts, but that’s another great thing about this cartridge, you can mix and match different embellishments. The wording was cut from Plantin Schoolbook, set at ¾”.


The next thing I made was the invitation. I cut it at 5.5”. The brackets are actually from the “RIP” cupcake topper, but I thought they looked great on here also.


And what’s an over the hill party without a couple of jabs at the birthday girl/guy? The glasses were cut at 4” and the favor/gift box was cut at 10 ¾”.


13 comments:

Jeri said...

Oh to be so young again, Karen. I'd love to go back to 40. Of course, that's when the health really started going down the other side of the hill with great speed. Maybe I should go back to 30and be assured of at least 10 good years. LOL

Love, love, love all your party goodies. I hope you have a marvelous birthday celebration.

DIANA L. said...

That is a great cart for all the full party invites. You did a super job.
DIANA L.
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Jen said...

Very Cool, Karen!! I love what you created. Have a great week! Aloha,Jen

flowerdisco said...

oh karen...love your whole ensemble. what a great idea. i love the measurements too. it is a huge table topper if i can call it that. i bet it looks stunning in real life.
thanks for making it so much fun.

Heather said...

FABULOUS!!! I just can't tell you how many times I love this!! It's perfection!

Maria said...

Can I just say that 40 is no big deal...it is when you see 50 you start to freak out!!! This set is just PERFECT!!!! Every little detail. You should submit it to a magazine :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Here I was gonna give you a ration of S**T for being such an overachiever. LOL Poor baby, turning 40. BooHoo! JK, Sweetie. Your party stuff is really FAB! Looks like it's gonna be a wonderful party! xxD

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are such great party decorations! Great projects!
Carri~abusybee
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Susan said...

Karen your party ensemble is fabulous. I LOVE those glasses! OMG, if only we had those last year when I turned 50! Your invitation in wonderful - truly I love this whole set!

And as far as the 40's = I had a blast. And at 43 I did a 350 mile bike ride (with serious hills) in four days!! I cannot wait to see what you do in your 40's!!!

xx Susan

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Karen this is absolutely Fabulous! What great party decor, I love everything!!! And 40 is a breeze, I loved it, so enjoy it as much as you can because at 50 I'm starting to feel the effects of the 40's, lol! Have fun with it tho and love your set!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Julia Moss said...

Karen, your creation left me speechless. I love all the detail and the idea is just outstanding. Great Great Great job!

Jayne said...

What a fabulous collection!Great job.
Jayne x

Karen Aicken said...

What a fun set - This cartridge really has a lot to offer when you get looking! TFS
Cheers, Karen
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