The pattern paper in the May kit is from the Teresa Collins collection Celebrate. Because it was a birthday themed paper, I was convinced that I going to use it for a birthday layout. However, after several weeks and no pictures to go with it, I remembered how Taraleigh from our design team did a layout that wasn't birthday at all. And so, I soon found myself looking through photos with a new perspective. Sure enough I spotted the perfect picture to go with the backside of the cupcake paper!
I forget how easy it is to paint chipboard and love that how the color stays so true. Included in the May kit was Maya Road chipboard banner pieces. I originally wanted to put my title on them, but instead decided to use them as a 12" border.
With the leftover scraps, I made a card and a tag. I love to use tags on gifts because then I don't feel the pressure to have to write a little note inside. A simple, "wishing you a happy birthday" works just fine!