For this challenge, I created an under the sea oasis! It really was quite inexpensive to pull this off because most of the materials were recycled packaging!! The company I work for has a return center close to our headquarters so, I went over and collected the brown kraft paper that was already wrinkled up, some bright colored bubble wrap, and a couple other things that you might see in some later posts from me the rest of this week (wink wink).
The centerpiece of this creation was a large vinyl seashell (sewn by my crafty mom) and a banner that said Happy 4th Birthday Avarie! I made the banner using my Cricut. I cut the seashell from the Create A Critter cartridge at 5 1/4" in blue and then a second layer of them at 4 3/4" in green. I cut the letters at 4 1/2" using Life's a Beach and then attached each piece to the next with brads and added some American Crafts wave ribbon for hanging.
Thank you Rhonda & Amy for inviting me to be a Guest Designer this week! I am so thrilled and I hope you all enjoy my creation. Check back throughout the week to see my invite, favors, food containers, centerpieces and even my 'Mussels in a Melon' and, if you like what you see, become a follower!! Don't forget to join the challenge at Decorate to Celebrate and become a follower there too! Have a great day!!