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Blog Birthday Bash Kickoff {Guest Blogger & Giveaway}

I cannot even believe it, but
 Two Yellow Birds Decor is coming up on its 
1 YEAR Bloggiversary!! 

Time has gone by so fast. I have loved creating new things to share with all of you. I have loved making new friends along the way. Most importantly, I am so grateful all that I have learned from others on crafting, cooking and everyday life stuff!!! 

I can't thank you my readers and followers enough for all the encouragement you have given me this past year. You have made it so I want to keep crafting with all your kind and sweet comments! 
Thank You So Much!!! 

Over the Next Week and a Half we are having a 
BIG CELEBRATION!!! 
I have so many AMAZING ladies helping out with giveaways and guest posts. 

Every day we will have a guest blogger and a giveaway as well! Some days there will be 2 giveaways!! The next 2 Saturdays we are going to have 
6 awesome ladies sharing their birthday traditions or a favorite party they have had. Make sure you stop by those days as well. They have some really cute stuff to share! You might also get an idea from someone else:) 


With all that being said.....
LET'S START OUR 
1 YEAR BIRTHDAY BASH!!!
Woot Woot!!
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Our First Guest Blogger today is Keri from

Keri has the most amazing recipes on her blog as well as cute crafts! She is one talented lady. 
Bloggy Friends...Meet Keri.

I am so excited to be celebrating with Jill and kicking off the birthday bash here at Two Yellow Birds Decor!!  Thanks so much for having me!! My name is Keri ... I'm a Southern girl, mom super hero to my two boys - The Bugs, wife of 12 years and counting to The Saint, lover of vocabulary, sweet tea, exclamation points, reality TV and lists and I blog over at shaken together ...
... my quirky little corner of the web where I share quick and easy recipes, fun DIY tutorials, host a weekend link party and some other just-plain-fun stuff ... it's so nice to meet you!! Now, on with the show ... and a fun birthday banner in a box!! 
Since I am a crafter, I have a really hard time giving store-bought birthday cards.  Since I have two boys and 99.9% of the birthday parties we're invited to are for boys, I can whip up a cool wallet-shaped card to stash some cash in in no time flat!!  The Bugs aren't even embarrassed to give them to their friends ;) Today, I have another unique birthday card that doubles as a party decoration!! Here's what you'll need:
  • Laughing cow cheese box (or small wooden/chipboard box) - remove all labels/paper and paint with acrylic paint.  Seal with Mod Podge is desired.
  • Scrapbook/decorative paper, embellishments, chipboard letter stickers, doily
  • Twine and ribbon scraps
  • Hole punch or Crop-o-Dile
While the paint is drying on your upcycled Laughing Cow cheese box, use several patterned papers to make the banner flags (enough to spell what ever message you want to send):
I inked the edges of my banner flags ... because I just can't help myself!!  I love the aged, vintage look you get just from running an ink pad lightly around a paper shape.   Now, string your paper flags on simple white twine and knot a ribbon scrap between each flag.  Tie a loop in the twine at each end of the banner so your recipient can hang it up!  Adhere white chipboard letters to spell your birthday message on the flags and tuck it in your box. Now that your box is dry, add a variety of fun celebratory embellishments to the top ... it is a birthday after all!!  Polka dots, flowers and cupcakes ... oh my!! Here are a few more pictures and details ...
Write a message on the doily or on the underside of the top of the box to share a special birthday message.  Add a gift card or cash inside the box under the banner and pop it in the mail for a special someone!  The fun little box can be used for trinkets, sweets or passed on to the next birthday girl or boy!   I hope you are inspired to make your own birthday banner in a box to surprise and delight a birthday girl or boy (big or little!) in your life!!   I'd love to see you again and I hope this isn't the last time we meet!  You can also find me on Facebook, Pinterest and of course, over at my blog!  Stop by and hang out a while :)   Jill, thanks so much for having me today ... I had a blast and can't wait to keep celebrating your Blogiversary with you!
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Isn't that the CUTEST idea?!? What a fun way to send a birthday message to someone. Who wouldn't love getting there own personal banner message? Very creative! 
Thanks so much Keri for sharing your cute tutorial with us today!

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Our GIVEAWAY today is from

She is going to give away some of her cute 
FANCY CHALKBOARD LABELS.
Like the ones here:


These labels are so fun.  You can put them on so many things around the house to help label and organize. Oh and how fun that you can use chalk and can change the words without having to use a new label! 

Here is a little bit about the labels:
Up for grabs are SIX vinyl chalkboard labels approximately 2 inches by 4 inches. Use these for labeling: toy bins, canisters, storage bins, gift tags & jars....just about anywhere in your house that needs a little more organization. :) 

****** ABOUT CHALKBOARD VINYL *******
Chalkboard vinyl is a thick vinyl with a sticky back can be wiped & written on again & again but once applied it can not be repositioned. The vinyl must be placed on a clean, dry, smooth surface. You can use both regular chalk or chalk markers on these labels. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
You will have until July 26th at midnight to enter to win the chalkboard labels!


Thank You So Much Ladies for helping kickoff our Birthday Bash!!

9 comments:

  1. Jill ... thanks so much for having me (and my XL photos, ha ha!) here today! Congrats and happy blogday!!

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  2. cute cute! Congrats on your birthday!

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  3. Hi Jill nice to meet ya!! I'm a fan of Keri AND Ginger - fun to see them both here together!!

    Your pinterest follow link is a little screwy in rafflecopter -- I was able to follow via the link in your sidebar though :)

    Congrats on getting over the 1 year HUMP!

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  4. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary, and what an awesome giveaway.

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  5. Happy Blogiversary, Jill! I'm looking forward to your guest posts you have lined up this week. I'm sure they will all be amazing!

    Erin

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  6. How fun and congratulations! What an accomplishment! Love your blog, and your sweet disposition!!
    Meegan

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  7. What a cute banner! Adding to my to make list.
    Yes, the raffle copter is not loading correctly.
    JoAnn

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