Sara Stars

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Spooky Halloween Birthday Parties, Invites, Cakes and More!

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I love it that my daughter’s birthday is in the early part of October, we get to celebrate Halloween all month.  This post is dedicated to Halloween Birthday’s.  I would love to see your creations and ideas, as I expect that I will need new inspiration each year!

Last year, I built the Spooky Halloween Birthday theme around this great batty girl image that I found on istockphoto.com.  My daughter absolutely loved this bat girl vector art, and we used it as the catalyst for her party.  The invites were a square format and I used Paper Source’s – Petal Envelope in grape (upon checking the link I found out they are on sale – 50% off!), then I mounted the white square invite on Paper Sources poppy 5×5 notecard (also on sale!).  I used Martha Stewart’s black sticker that read “Beware” to close up the invite, and Paper Source’s poppy file folder labels for the name’s and addresses.  The font I used is Carnivalee Freekshow.  I scanned in the invite below, the colors aren’t quite true…but if you use the links that I have included in this post you will get stunning results and the “ah” factor when your guests open it.

Batty Girl Halloween Birthday Invite

That day we actually had two birthday parties, the kids one first and the adult later.  For the kid’s Halloween Birthday Party I had my bakery: Its All About the Cake in Dana Point CA,  make cupcakes with white icing and black and purple bats cutout of fondant.  The evening cake was one of Diane’s masterfully designed cakes, she is truly an artist.

Batty Girl Halloween Birthday Cake

I scrapped this invite together 4 years ago.  Once I scrapped the one invite, I scanned it.  Once the image was scanned, I bumped up the contrast and the saturation, to get the blacks, really black and the other colors to be intense.  Then I just printed them to 4×6 glossy photo cards, and used black envelops.

Halloween Birthday Invite

Halloween Birthday Invite

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Written by sarastars

September 29, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Vintage Baby Album Scrapbook Kit

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Baby Album Digital Scrapbook Kit

Baby Album Digital Scrapbook Kit

To launch the SaraStars blog I am giving away a digital scrapbook kit I created for my youngest son, Maxen.  I used it to tell the story of his arrival.  After creating “Maxen’s Arrival Album”,  I modified this digital scrapbook kit to add scrapbook papers and elements for a baby girl.  A layered template is included.  You can use the baby boy template page or the baby girl template page to create a single scrapbook pages, or an entire baby album!  I hope some people find it fun and useful!

10 Little Fingers & 10 Little Toes
10 Little Fingers & 10 Little Toes

Click below to download these free digital scrapbook tools.

Baby Album - Arrival Story

Baby Album - Arrival Story

Written by sarastars

September 14, 2008 at 10:40 pm