There are certain days in life on which you are practically required by law to look your best: Your wedding, major holidays when portraits are being taken, and your birthdays.
Birthday cards usually commemorate a particular birthday - your sweet 16, forever 21, and - ugh - your 30th. But this card is sweet because it says "Happy Birthday" while wishing you many more brilliant birthdays to come as well.
This easy tutorial will show you how to create fun birthday invitations in a variety of designs. With a few simple steps, you'll be able to invite guests using crafted cards themed after lady bugs, robots, monkeys, dinosaurs, sweet sixteen celebrations, or even a pretty pink tea party. This instructional video also offers tips on material costs and helpful printing hints.
Face painting can be onw of the best parts of a kids party. Find out how you can be a face painter in this free video clip series.
This video describes how to make a "no calorie" birthday cake centerpiece with carnations in soft and sweet hues of pink, yellow, white and cantaloupe. first a flower foam was taken. Then the toothpicks were used to join the flower foam together. Then trace out a circle from the foam using a kitchen knife. Add some water to the base of the cake. With equal size flowers decorate the base of the cake. Then the cake is beautifully covered with different types of flowers. decorate with as many fl...
This tutorial video will show you how to make a cute picture frame. This super-sweet picture frame is a great idea for birthdays and holidays. It is made from various stamping and card making supplies, so get ready for some fun arts and crafts!
This video shows you how to make a sweet no bake coconut dessert bar. This dessert has a very high sugar count so you wouldn't want to do this very often, but it's a nice thing for kid's birthday parties or a bake sale. David "The one pot chef" shows the viewer how to prepare a simple and easy treat. The recipe includes sweetened condensed milk and coconut and as he puts in all the ingredients it becomes a very thick paste which he presses into a pan then pops the pan into the fridge to let i...
Make a balloon arch for you kid's circus themed birthday party. You'll have more fun than you ever imagined when you create this circus-themed birthday party for your kids!
Make party favors for your kid's circus-themed birthday party. You'll have more fun than you ever imagined when you create this circus-themed birthday party for your kids!
This tutorial arts and crafts video will teach you how to make really sweet bows from wrapping paper for Birthdays, Christmas or any occasion you can think of. This method also gives you a great way to have your bows coordinate with your wrapping paper, too!
Make sure your guests feel special and included the next time they visit your home for a dinner party or a birthday party by checking out this entertaining video. From icebreakers to fun mini games to mood lighting, you'll learn everything you need to set a party perfect mood.
Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts.
Whether you've planned it that way or not, sometimes you wind up celebrating your birthday alone. This tutorial will help you feel less lonely and have a great birthday, even if you are the only person at the party.
Weird gifts from friends and family aren't the only things you can score on your birthday. With a little advance planning, you can get lots of freebies.
Enchant that special birthday boy or girl with a unique origami birthday pop-up card by following this well produced instructional video. 1. All you need is a two sided square piece of colorful wrapping paper to create your origami birthday pop-up card. As long as your paper is square, the finished card can be any size you wish. 2. Make a series of simple sharp folds on both sides, carefully following the video instructions. Pay particular attention to the final intricate folds which create t...
There's nothing more important on a birthday than the ritual singing of the Happy Birthday song. Well in this video tutorial, you learn how to play the Happy Birthday song using a piano.
Learn how to decorate, choose games, make costumes and more in this free video series that will teach you how to throw a tasteful Native American-themed party for your child.
Check out this video to learn how to make circus tent invitations for your child's circus themed birthday party. You'll have more fun than you ever imagined when you create this circus-themed birthday party for your kids!
Do you have a friend whose birthday falls on or near Valentine's Day? Then kill two birds with one stone by crafting this Valentine's Day "Happy Birthday" card.
Birthdays can be made even more special if you bake and decorate the birthday cake yourself. While we would never turn down a cookies'n'cream ice cream cake, chowing down on a cake made by a loved one is a much more cherished experience.
Check out this instructional language video to learn how to speak Cherokee! In this lesson, learn how to say Happy Birthday, and how to sing the Happy Birthday song in Cherokee! This video is spoken in the Eastern (Giduwa) dialect. This video is great for beginners who want to improve their Cherokee language skills. Practice your Cherokee by learning how to sing the Happy Birthday song!
Got a cake or cupcake-obsessed friend? Then she'll simply swoon over this "You Take the Cake" birthday card. The greeting card depicts a triple layered cake crowned with frosting.
No little boy's birthday cake is complete without exploding bombs and viscious reptiles. Make your son's cake exotically sweet with a fondant alligator.
Do you have a cupcake fan in your house who's having a birthday soon? Then he/she will just die over these cupcake cakes, each of which contains not just one, but three cupcakes stacked high and proud to form a multilayered "cake."
You can learn to make birthday cards yourself using every day paper dolls cartridge, by watching the detailed instructions given by Mary. In this video, she uses the cutouts of a fisherman to make the card. Firstly, the outline of the body of the fisherman is cut out, followed by his head, dress, and hair, hat, fishing basket, the fishing rod, fish and other accessories, all of 4 inches. These cutouts are then affixed onto the birthday card. Some additional details are outlined, such as creas...
Birthday presents are a great way of showing your friends that you pay attention to their interests as well as what they say (always a good thing). But there's nothing more personal than a handwritten greeting card.
The ukelele is a great little instrument that is easy to learn, sounds good, and is portable. How much better could it be? They work especially well for covering pop songs, since they're very simple and catchy, which is the essence of the ukelele. This video will teach you how to play the hit song "Birthday Sex" by Jeremih on ukelele.
Let's face it: When it comes to the main Hallmark holidays - Christmas, Valentine's Day, and birthdays - we tend to take the easy way out. Party invitations are usually purchased in bulk at the drugstore, balloons purchased in a value sized bundle, and food catered or also purchased at the store.
Learn how to personalize birthday cards with this informative video! This tutorial will show you how in just a few steps, you can make a race car birthday card with the help of a simple pattern. Why go out and buy a card from the drugstore that looks like everyone else's when you can create something unique for your birthday boy? All you will need to make this fun card is some colorful card stock, the Cricut racer paper doll pattern, glue, and a little time. This video also shows you how you ...
Whatever happened to the mix tape? A few years back, there wasn't a better and more meaningful gift to give someone than a mix tape full of jams specially tailored to his/her tastes. But with MP3s and internet streaming being the most popular forms of music listening these days, we suppose it's no surprise the mix tape has died out like the dinosaurs.
This birthday cake is not only beautiful to look at, but it's delicious, too. Tell your guests you want to celebrate your birthday party in style! Decorate your cake with fun and funky party polka dots! This video tutorial will walk you through every step of the way. By the end of it, you'll be putting your own twist on the polka dot cake!
This video dedicated to the late Micheal Jackson teaches you how to make a "rock with you" chocolate cheesecake. There's nothing like a delicious chocolate cheesecake to mend a broken heart, or the passing of your favorite pop star. This is a great recipe to share with all your family and friends. It's perfect for dessert, a delicious sweet snack, or even a birthday cake. So, pump up the volume and dive into making yourself some yummy, " rock with you" chocolate cheesecake.
This video shows you how to construct a creative invitation for a child's circus themed birthday party. You can put a letter inside the colorful packaging. There are also examples for a dollhouse tea party, a western-themed party, and a pirate party.
Don't know what to get your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Why not something sweet? In this how-to, we get a step-by-step process on how to turn a regular old chocolate bar into a sparkling 24-carat bar of gold! Materials you will need include chocolate candy, gold leaf, and a paint brush. The finished project also makes for a great goody for a gift bag or perhaps a pirate-themed birthday party!
Use cute patterned paper to make a birthday card with a pop up candle motif. Use a glue pen and glitter to give the candle flames a real sparkle. Your friends and family will appreciate that you put the effort into making specialty birthday cards.
Classy Craft Quickies are video tutorials for cards that can be made in 10 minutes or less. This step by step guide features a masculine themed birthday card. Watch this instructional video and learn how to make a man-friendly greeting or birthday card that can be sent to anyone wary of overly cutesy cards.
Why ever would you want to throw a cowboy-themed party for your little cowboy? Two words: John Wayne. The epitome of wild West cool and the exemplar of the "strong and silent" type, John Wayne made the cowboy badass. So give your boy the coolest party in the world by creating a cowboy theme.
This video is a 2 in 1 tutorial on how to make two gorgeous greeting cards for two different occasions.
Mary shows us how to make a Cricut "you rock" birthday card in this video. Use the Cricut paper dolls cartridge to find a little boy and the clothes that go on him. Cut all the pieces at four inches, then use the joy cartridge to cut out a star that will go behind the paper boy. Next, place a sentiment that says "you rock!" on it, then use a gel pen to make tufts in the hair. Use chalk and ink to go around the clothes and cheeks to make a hairy look. This makes a great unique birthday card fo...
In this clip from Betty Crocker, learn how to make a perfect treat for your child's birthday or class project. This recipe will make deliciously adorable cupcakes shaped like barnyard animals. This is a great way to teach your little ones about animals and farming as well as a fun project to decorate together.