Birthdays should be celebrated, but when it comes to milestone birthdays, it seems like there should be an extra special “something,” doesn’t it? Hi CutCardStock friends! I have a gift bag decoration for you today that will surprise and delight any recipient celebrating a big milestone birthday!

This project doesn’t require any special “cut file.” In fact, I did (almost) all the cuts by hand. It’s made using the sturdy Basis Premium White card stock because it’s a firm paper that holds up over time.

Take a look at how this project comes together here:

The other fun paper used in this project for the bow and background is the Discount Textured Pearlized Shimmery Black card stock. It gives a hint of a shine to jazz up the leopard pattern on the numbers.

There’s really no end to the stencil patterns you could do on the numbers. What about stripes for a Summer birthday? Or a tropical print for a Hawaiian theme? I think cutting several numbers and having them ready would be a great idea for last minute gift ideas!

These numbers would also make a great birthday banner idea. In fact, if you have letter stencils – this would be a great idea to decorate a desk or a mantel.

Another option you could do with these numbers is attaching a stick to the base and using it as either a floral pick or a cake topper. I recommend a plastic stick for both options so it holds up well to moisture. You can purchase these at any online or major craft store retailer.

Don’t be afraid to try a hand-cut project…the CutCardStock papers are really forgiving, and all you need is a sharp scissors. The end result is a professional look, with layers of paper that look store bought!

If you give this project a try, I’d love to hear from you below! What patterns will you choose to decorate the Basis Premium White paper? Let me know if you give it a try. Thanks for stopping by!

Written by

Maureen Ruangchamneil

Maureen (Mo) discovered joy in paper crafts when she created her first baby's scrapbook album (almost 20 years ago)! If she's taking a break from crafts, it's to hunt hidden Mickeys at Disneyland or sit by her pool with a cup of coffee. You can get "Mo' crafty" with her on A Little Mo Crafty Blog or on Instagram at @alittleMocrafty.