Birthday Layout pages

Every month is a great month to celebrate a birthday because every month is a birthday for someone but all of February I will be "birthdaying" it up here on the blog.
(Of course there will be some Valentine projects as well.)

For our Silhouette classes this month we are doing two different Scrapbook layouts celebrating birthdays while we learn a few new techniques.  Here is a sneak peek with some little instructions.

This is Birthday Bash Kit from Silhouette.  It can also be purchased at  PPb n Designs

I love using these pre-planned layout kits.  They are so easy to do and make the cutest pages.
To get started pick some of your favorite birthday pattern papers.
Open the file and start cutting. 
You don't have to resize or anything.
Once all your pieces are cut, layer the paper and create your layout. 
Once you do one layout, you will want to do them all!

This very simple 6x6 layout was created using nothing but dingbat fonts.
Yes fonts!
*Dingbats are fonts that have symbols and shapes in the positions designated for alphabetical or numeric characters. Some fonts have a printable PDF that shows you what the images are.  If not you can use a Character Map to view them.

To create the layout download the Favor and Flavors Three Dingbat font here.

Once the file is downloaded, you will install the font and print off the PDF that comes with it.

To make the elements, open the Text window in Silhouette Studio and select the font type Favor and Flavors Three.
Look at the PDF and find the element you want to create.
Type the letter that represents your element.
(for example to get the frame you would type lower case m)
The frames show up on your mat. 
Now you just have to size the element to a workable size and cut it out.

Thats all there is to it.  Using Dingbats is easy and there are so many free ones you can find on the internet.  (Just check out Pinterest to get started!)

*Warning - using dingbats can be addicting! And you can use them for more then just layouts, try them on cards, banners and other paper projects.
Lets see what you can do!

If you are enjoying all this birthday talk be sure to join me for a very special birthday blog hop sponsored by SVG Attics

Tracy Rushton

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