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new episode: counting down!

new episode: counting down!

my newest episode on My Craft Channel posted at Midnight….. and i wanted to post here a few extra photos as well as the FREEBIE download (scroll down!) so that you can create these cute countdowns for people you love on their birthday! 

it's no secret that i LOVE to celebrate birthdays– i guess that i just think that it's #1 a pretty big deal- the day you were born… i mean it was for the mom!! #2 i think it's a GREAT reason to have a party! and eat cake! so- you just can't pass it up!! tune into my show today for some birthday inspiration and a little HOW TO on this project!

for this project, you can totally get creative with it- i even like to make door hanger countdowns… it's fun in just a card w/ like a tear off set of tags…i mean, c'mon, you would LOVE it if you got this!

i used a .$99 frame and 2 little book rings to make this–

i created 2 versions of the freebie printable.. one that is in color (i chose super happy pink and yellow… but still kinda girlie!) and also just a black and white version- you could print this one onto a piece of colored cardstock to change it up!

you will need to pick a paper from your stash (i highly recommend something from the House of 3 Soiree Collection by Pink Paislee… it will be perfect!) You will trim it down to a 4×6 and slide it into the frame.

Print and trim all the numbers for the countdown-i recommend printing on cardstock weight paper

figure out where you want the holes to be…for the 1" book rings it should be right under the top edge of the frame-(mark it with a pencil, and then punch with a crop-o-dile… you can punch them all at once!)

NOTE: i discarded the clear pieces of the frame- you can keep and save for later if desired!






you can see here that i added a few touches:

1. the 'celebrate banner' is folded and adhered to the bottom of the frame

2. i added a blingy button and a cute doily for some badda-bang

3. at the top i used a Soiree flag and a white ribbon… this is all totally customizeable!

Once the birthday is over,  your birthday-friend can use this adorable frame to add in a couple photos and ENJOY!!


here are the  PDF files: Download Countdown


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