Scrapbook Birthdays with Handmade Accents

by Kim Jackson

Rev up your birthday layouts with unique handmade accents that you can create in a matter of minutes. Here, you'll find simple techniques and fresh ideas for creating DIY birthday page embellishments using supplies that you most likely already have on hand.

Cupcake-Liner Flowers

Birthday Layout with Cupcake Liner Accent

"10 Candles" by Cindy Tobey, as seen in the May/June 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Simple flowers created from cupcake liners add a splash of color and sparkle while also serving as a subtle memento of the cupcakes you served at your child's birthday party. Here's how to create this fun, easy scrapbook page accent:


Cut liner in spiral shqpe

Step 1: Flatten cupcake liner with hand; cut liner into spiral using scissors.


Color outside edge

Step 2: Color along outside edge of spiral using marker.


Adhere spiral to base

Step 3: Punch 2" circle from cardstock. Adhere cupcake liner spiral to cardstock circle starting at outside. Gather liner as you go, creating ruffles.

Sprinkle glue over flower

Step 4: Add liquid glue to top edge of rosette. Spring with glitter.


- Discover more cool birthday accents on page 2 -

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