I have had so much fun with my daughter’s birthday project this year! She turned 25 on Thursday and we have been celebrating every day since October 17th! Why October 17th? Because that marked 25 days til her 25th birthday and I gifted her with a birthday countdown filled with fun gifts.
*The countdown boxes are from a Stampin’ Up! kit, Christmas Countdown Project Kit, that retired several years ago. I picked up a few when they went on Clearance. I love a good deal and really love how this turned out! I have to give a shout out to Terri Gaines for the awesome idea to use paper clips to attach the balloons to the boxes. This way my daughter can reuse the boxes after her birthday for desk supplies, jewelry, socks,… etc.
Can you guess my daughter’s favorite color? The beautiful floral pattern in the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper was perfect for this project! It coordinates with two of her favorite purples, Fresh Freesia and Gorgeous Grape. Check out all the different patterns in Hues of Happiness.
This is one of my favorite designer series paper packs in the annual catalog! It is from the The Hues of Happiness Suite which was at the top of my list of My Favorite Things. I used the Happiness Abounds Bundle (included in this suite) to create her fun fold birthday card. (Special thanks to Tammy Beard for the tutorial!)
Check out the stamp set and dies in the Happiness Abounds Bundle!
You can mix and match the floral designs from the Designer Series Paper, the die set, and the stamp set to create all-occasion cards and more! I love the sentiments and fonts in this set and the dies are so versatile! I cut the flower and leaves on her card from the Designer Series Paper.
I love a beautiful presentation and one of my favorite things is to use a clear envelope for the card and adhere it on top of the gift. So simple!
Here’s another version using a clear envelope attached to a plain gift bag. The card uses another pretty pattern from Hues of Happiness.
Here are a few past birthday projects I made for my daughter. (*Click on the image to view original post.)
Even though we couldn’t be together for her birthday this year, we celebrated virtually as she opened her gifts each day! I looked forward to it as much as she did!
Have a great day!
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Great News…Stampin’ Up! is having a Seasonal Sale November 15-18!!! Select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:
- 10% off all punches
- 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
- 20% off all dies
- 20% off all embossing folders
- 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper
The following items from today’s birthday project will be on sale:
Happiness Abounds Stamp Set (15% off) Reg. $23.00 SALE $19.55
Blossoming Happiness Dies (20% off) Reg. $32.00 SALE $25.60
Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (20% off) Reg. $12.00 SALE $9.60
With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects.
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11 thoughts on “Happiness Abounds for Ariane’s Birthday”
Jeanie, what a great idea to have a special gift. I love the beautiful card. Happy 25th Birthday to Ariane! Time passes so fast! Enjoy your day!
Thank You Hilda! Time does fly! I always take time to reflect on each child’s birthday. It brings me many smiles. Wishing you a great day!
Beautiful presentation. Love all the pictures! She is a lucky daughter
Thanks! It was fun to do and share! I feel like the lucky one! So much joy over the years!
Happy birthday wishes to Ariane! How do you keep coming up with every idea? This might be her favorite one yet. This is amazing Jeanie! Love this!
Thanks Chris! This idea was in the works since I bought the countdown project kit! I do love making special birthday gift surprises!
Oh my goodness, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Love the colors and alternative idea for countdown box. Seems like just yesterday you were driving her to college. Happy Birthday wishes to Ariane. Thank you for a sharing.
Thanks Kathi! I feel like it WAS just yesterday that we were driving her to Georgia! I was looking back at those photos the other day! 🙂
Jeanie , You are unbelievable! This is a terrific idea and your daughter is so lucky to have such a talented Mom!!
I have missed seeing your posts and wonderful ideas!😢
Thanks Dee Ann…you are too kind! Hope all is well with you!