birthday marquee numbers

Since fall of 2009 I have had the privilege of working with Catherine and the crew over at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine. I’ve done everything from monthly blog posts, to magazine assignments, to guest posts and I’ve loved every minute of it.

It’s a joy to be a part of the SCT circle, so when I heard that Catherine was coming to Utah to celebrate her 10th year in publication, I knew I wanted to do something special for her. She is one of the kindest, most genuine people in the industry. So, I grabbed some Heidi Swapp Marquee Love numbers, and some We R Memory Keepers DIY Party patterned paper, tissue paper, and Fringe and Score Board and I came up with these!

First I layered some aqua houndstooth washi tape from We R Memory Keepers around the outside of the numbers. Then I used the included templates to cut out some DIY Party patterned paper to cover the insides of the numbers.

Then I added a few tissue paper tassels I made with the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Tissue Paper and the Fringe and Score Board to my number 1. I added a Maggie Homes layered chipboard sticker at the top. Super cute!

It was easy to pop the clear bulb caps into the light holes, and then insert the LED light into the back. I love how the battery pack fits perfectly into the back as well so you can’t see anythings from the front.

This was such a fun project to make for a sweet person. You can find a full supply list on page 5 of the Winter 2015 issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine. Read the online version HERE.

2 thoughts on “birthday marquee numbers

  1. I am having a problem using tissue paper in the fringe and score board. Apparently you are the expert and I do love your work, but how in the world do you cut tissue paper without shredding it? Does this cut store bought (Michaels) tissue paper or not?

  2. Hi Marcia,

    Thanks for your kind words! I have had no problems using store bought tissue paper with the Fringe and Score Board. Here are a few tips that might help:

    1. Be sure when you cut that you move the blade away from your body, not toward you.

    2. Start cutting by first pushing the blade down to pierce the paper, then move the blade away from you.

    There's a video on the We R YouTube channel that might help here: https://youtu.be/xrAlfJsFlCo

    Hope that helps, and happy crafting!

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