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"Hooray For Presents" and Layered Embellishments

It's officially birthday season for our family. We have three months in a row of birthdays with Jackson kicking it off today (along with his birthday buddy, Aunt Stacey), then Drew following next month, and then me the month after that. Just when we've recovered from one party it's time to plan the next.

I'm not complaining by any means. I love having a reason to plan a party!

Today we are celebrating this not-so-little-anymore guy's 11th birthday!

This Saturday is his Luau/pineapple/slime-making themed party. He's always enjoyed picking out his party theme and it's something he will talk about all year. When he was younger we did all the generic boy themed parties like Cars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As he's gotten older he's started planning his own theme creations. We've had unicorns/cactus/donut/llamas/pugs/emojis/taco, galaxy/taco cats, dogs/cats/pet can see a general theme in all of them of cats, dogs, and tacos.

Birthdays also happen to be one of my favorite themes to scrapbook. There are so many fun embellishments you can create and layer together. Candles, presents, party hats, confetti, streamers, cakes, cupcakes, banners...

On my layout I created a big cluster along the bottom of my focal photo of presents, candles, my title, smaller photos, word stickers, and a number sticker.

Anytime I layer and cluster a lot of elements I tend to go a little foam adhesive crazy. Sometimes when you layer a bunch of things then can get a little lost and using foam adhesive on a few pieces is a super easy way to help each individual piece stand out.

The last thing I added, to create a little balance, is the circle and a few word stickers at the top of the layout. Word stickers are one of my go-to embellishments that I use on probably 99% of my layouts. They are easy both in use and customization to your theme. Plus, I just like they way they look.

Now it's time for me to get back to party planning, cleaning, and making Jackson's 11th birthday as special as I can!

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