Die Cut Crazy Happy Birthday Blog Hop + Blog Candy Giveaway

August DCC BD Hop

Hello everyone!! Welcome to the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop.  The Die Cut Crazy Contributors have created some amazing birthday projects to inspire your own die cut creativity to make any birthday special.  If you just joined the Birthday Hop at my site, be sure to go back to the beginning to Die Cut Crazy blog for the hop kick off, then hop along the list to each of our designers.  You won’t want to miss any of the special birthday projects in this hop for sure. The DCC Blog Hop will run from today, August 15th at 4:00AM CST and ends Monday August 18th 11:59 PM CST.

Besides a lot of die cut inspiration, one lucky hopper will win a special prize!! Die Cut Crazy Magazine will be giving a 3 month subscription to one lucky winner which will be announced on Tuesday, August 19th on the DCC blog and DCC Facebook Page.  To win, all yo have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs and Like the Die Cut Crazy Facebook page and then leave a comment on the DCC blog saying that you did all of that.

My Birthday project I am sharing is a Happy Birthday Day Card.  I had a lot of fun making this card and a lot of thought went into creating this card at the end, lol, you’ll see why.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday Side View

What to know how I created this card, here you go:

1. I cut my Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock to an A2 size card (4-1/4 x 5-1/2 scored at 5-1/2).

2. I cut my card panel out of the same color cardstock to fit on top of my die. I love the white on white it makes the card look elegant with a pop of color.

Top Note Die Cut

3. I used my Stampin’ Up! Top Note Die to cut out my card panel using my Stampin’ Up! Big Shot.

Happy Birthday Balloon die cut

4. Then I used my Simon Says Stamp Balloons Die to cut out the smallest balloon in the set.  I cut the balloons out of Stampin’ Up! Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise cardstock.

Happy Birthday Banner die cut

5. Then I used my Mama Elephant Bold Banner Creative Cuts to cut out my banner for my sentiment.

6.  After I die cut all of my pieces, I started to assemble my card.

Happy Birthday Balloons close up

7. I added Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Bakers Twine to the back of my balloons using regular tape so that it looks like the string is attached to the balloons.

8. I tied small bows and add them to the front of the balloon using a small dot of glossy accents.

9. I attached my balloons using foam adhesive to the top note card panel.  I added two pieces of foam adhesive to the blue balloon so that it sits higher then the other two balloons.

Happy Birthday Inside Banner close up

9. I taped down all of my balloon strings with regular tape so that the string looks tight.  I also cut them so that they don’t hang down past the banner.

10. I stamped my sentiment on the banner using Simon Says Stamp More Sketchy Banner Greetings stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Happy Birthday Banner close up

11.  I attached the banner to the front of the card using foam adhesive right under the fold on both sides.

12. This is where I was stuck.  I couldn’t figure out what to stamp under my banner.  I didn’t really think this though before I put the card together.  I had to rattle my brain to figure out that I wanted to add to the bottom of my card.  I searched my stash and found this stamp from Inkadinkado called Baby Girl. I liked the “girl” sentiment but it had other words attached so I cut the stamp set.  Yes, you heard me right I cut the stamp!! It fit perfectly.

Happy Birthday Front

13. I added Pretty Pink Posh Springtime Mix sequins and some Stampin’ Up! rhinestones for dimension.

14. My balloons looked to plain so I used my White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen to add white dots to my balloons.

WALA, my card is done. The hardest part in creating this card was die cutting all of the pieces.  Once that’s complete, putting it together is easy.

I hope you give this design a try.

Now on to my Blog Candy Giveaway!!

Hearts Lawn Cuts   LF Spring Showers

Happy Birthday to you!!!  I’m giving away two different Lawn Fawn Dies:  Hearts and Spring Showers!!

THE RULES: For your chance to win all the above goodies, please leave me a comment at the end of this post with your answer to the question below.  Deadline is 11:59 pm EST, Sunday, August 17th, at which time I’ll choose a random winner.

The Question: If you could have anything for your birthday, what would that be?

Edited to include the winner of this challenge

Winner of Challenge

Congratulations to Mary S!!  I will send you an email.  Thank you to everyone else who played along!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m the last but not least stop on this hop.  If you want to start all over again, Die Cut Crazy is the first stop.

To make sure you don’t miss any of the birthday projects, here is the list of all of our blog hop designers:

Die Cut Crazy










Dianne Hosted at DCC

Kymona ← You are here!

Supplies used:

Daffodil Delight CSTempting TurquoiseStrawberry SlushBazzill Marshmallow CSTop Note DieBig Shot Die-Cut MachineBOLD BANNERWhite Baker's Twine3M Mounting Tapeglossy accentsMore Sketchy banner GreetingsOnyx Versafine InkInkadinkaso Baby GirlSpringtime Mix SequinsWhite Signo Uni-Ball Gel PenBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Thank you for stopping by!!


41 thoughts on “Die Cut Crazy Happy Birthday Blog Hop + Blog Candy Giveaway

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  2. Oh Kymona, it turned out beautiful! So soft and lovely, and it’s fun to find another person who loves PPP sequins. 😉
    Let’s see…for my birthday, I want a day with my family & friends at the beach…and a dump truck full of craft supplies!

    • Hey Jennifer!! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Yes, those PPP sequins are so cute. The colors are wonderful. I tried to buy the new clear but they are sold out everywhere. I want those.

      The beach sounds nice and a truck full of craft supplies sound great too. I need to go before the summer is up. Thank you for playing along.

  3. Super cute!!! 🙂 I love the elegant touch of your card.
    (PS: PLS delete the link to my blog. I couldn´t take part of the Blog Hop because of some problems with my blog… 😦 )

  4. If I could have anything for my birthday it would be another year of health and happiness for me and my family. More concrete, I would take $400 to Simon says stamp ;-).

    • Hey Goldie!! Yes, health and happiness is an awesome gift. You will have that!! I totally agree with you $400 to SSS would be really add to that happiness. I want that too for my birthday, lol!! Thank you for playing along.

  5. I love the format you have been using and the way that you are listing your steps and products used. So cool and this card is another winner!! Love the colors and the super duper cuteness of this card!! Way to go!! Have a great night!!

    • Hey Taunya!! I wanted to try a different way of giving instructions since I do not do video. (I want to start doing that soon). I’m glad you like it. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I choose the colors from one of the new Stampin’ Up! pattern papers. Great colors.

  6. I would love another healthy year and the inspiration and energy to work out every day of it!! Super adorable card!! Great hop!!

    Christine Z

  7. Everything about this card is perfect! I love your color choices and all the layers.

    For my birthday, I defintely want more crafting supplies. My sister and I have a list of things we want. She bakes and I craft. So our list includes things we like and we pick from the other persons list when we’re giving gifts to each other. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

    • Hey Malini!! OMG, I’m the crafter and my younger sister is a baker too!! How crazy is that. Yes, more crafter stuff is always needed. Thank you for your kind comment and for playing along.

  8. adorable cuts and thank you for the inspiration. One wish for my birthday hhmm maybe to go back in time to have lunch with my grandmother who also shared the same birthday date as me.

    • Hey Mary!! Thank you so much for your kind comment. OH, your wish is amazing. I wish I could go back in time and talk to my dad’s mom. I would learn so much too. Thanks for playing along!!

  9. I love this card, the colors are perfect. Fave. For my birthday which is 9/6/14, I would love to be in Memphis. My sister just moved in to her dream home and I would love to give her the biggest house warming party..

  10. Super cute card, love the op of bling with the sequins. If I could have a week off of wok, just to stay at home and craft, that would be heaven.

  11. Now I have like 4 new tabs open with the dies you used that I don’t own, but now NEED, haha! This card is just awesome; the white on white is gorgeous. Hmm, if I could have anything for my birthday (which coincidentally just passed), I would want a HUGE gift card to Simon Says Stamp! As a college student crafting on a budget, I always need more money for dies and stamps and cardmaking goodies! ^_^

    • Hey Christina!! Happy Belated Birthday to you. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. LOL, that is how I am too when I see a card that draws me in. I have to have the goodies. Girl, that is an awesome gift to want. Thank you so much for playing along.

  12. 2. I cut my card panel out of the same color cardstock to fit on top of my die. I love the white on white it makes the card look elegant with a pop of color.

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