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!!


I Love You Birdie!!

Hello everyone!! I’m here with a brand new stamp company based in Germany called Create A Smile.  They have fun designs, cute images and punny sentiments that you will love.


Over on their Create a Smile blog, they are having a Guest Designer Search for their September Release!!

How exciting is that!!  When I saw that, I knew I would love to be Guest Designer for them.  So I created a project with their free digi birdie to be included in the running!

Take a look at my card:

I Love You Birdie

When I saw this little birdie on their blog, I fell in love with him.  He is the cutest bird I’ve seen.  His big eyes pulled me in.

I used Copic marker Y13 and Y19 to color him in.

I fussy cut him out because I wanted him to pop him off of my card.

I created my tag using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 1 and Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue cardstock.

I stamped my “I Love You” sentiment from Papertrey Ink Building Blocks stamp set in Versafine Black Ink. I added foam adhesive to the back of my birdie and adhered him to the tag.

I used my white gel pen to create eyes on my birdie.

I punched a hole in the top of my tag and add some retired So Saffron ribbon and Tempting Turquoise bakers twine.

For my card base, I used Simon Says Stamp Medium Dots Stencil to create a subtle background with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and my mini distress blending tool on a piece of Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

I added foam adhesive behind my tag and WaLa, I was done.

So what do you think?  Will my card win over anyone’s heart?  I hope so!!

Let me know what you think below.


Supplies used:

Stitched Duo 1 DiesCopic MarkersBuilding BlockOnyx Versafine InkSSS Medium DotsSpiced MarmaladeBlending tool3M Mounting TapeStampin' TrimmerBazzill Marshmallow CSSSS Audrey Blue CSWhite gel pen

Thanks for stopping by.


SSS Wednesday Blog Challenge – Happy Birthday Card 1

Simon Says Stamp is celebrating 5 years of challenges and they wanted to see some Happy Birthday/Birthday Celebration Creations!!

I love the month of April because I celebrate my birthday too!!!!  As a matter of fact, today April 4 is my birthday!!

Happy-Birthday-To-MeSo for the challenge, I created a couple of cards that I will post separately.  The first card is a black and white Happy Birthday card that I think is really simple and classy.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday Black and White

The stars have a Wink of Stella glitter that is hard to see, but its there.   I used SSS stamp and die along with Mama Elephant’s background stamp set.

Shhh! I have a secret!

I tied some bakers twine around the bottom of the large balloon but it didn’t look right after I added the smaller balloons so I just tucked it underneath the smaller balloons since I couldn’t take it off.

Please leave a comment below, I would love to know what you think.

Supplies Used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Birthday Balloons

Birthday Balloons

SSS Balloons Craft Dies

SSS Balloons Craft Dies








On Point Borders

On Point Borders

White Baker's Twine 124262

White Baker’s Twine

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine








Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black











Washi Tape Box

Hello, I’m here again with another project for you.  I can’t believe it, I’ve been on a roll with my posting.  I’m so happy about that.  I really have been putting some time aside each day dedicated to blogging and that has helped me stay on track.

Today’s box was made with a non-Stampin’ Up! tool, We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Tool.  I couldn’t help myself.  I must say it took me five tries to get it right, but I finally got it.  It turned out beautifully to me.  Take a look.

Washi Tape Box Front

Washi Tape Box Left Side

Washi Tape Box Right Side

What do you think?  Leave a comment letting me know.

Supplies used:

Crumb Cake 120953

Crumb Cake

White Baker's Twine 124262

White Baker’s Twine

Jet Black Stazon Pad 101406

Jet Black Stazon Pad







Love You to the Moon 133143

Love You to the Moon

Coastal Cabana 131175

Coastal Cabana

Sticky Strip 104294

Sticky Strip







Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Retro Fresh This and That  Washi Tape 133001

Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape 133001

Stampin' Trimmer 126889

Stampin’ Trimmer











Christmas Series Card 1

The holiday season has come again and everyone is getting ready for it.  Next to summer this part of the year is fun for me.  I love to see the look on my children’s faces when they get gifts and surprises from family members and myself.  To start off our holiday season we always make our cards and send them off to family and friends.  This year I made several cards and I’m not sure which one to send to family and friends.  Maybe you can help me decide.

Card number one: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Have Yourself a merry Little Christmas

Cherry Cobbler is my favorite color out of all of the Stampin’ Up! colors.  This color is so crisp and clean.  This card was very easy to make and put together.

The base card (Whisper White CS 100730) measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

The next layer (Cherry Cobbler Textured CS 132129) measures 5 1/4 x 4.

The DSP (Season of Style DSP Stack 132181) measures 2 x 4.

Underneath the DSP, I stamped the line image from the Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set (131826) using the Basic Black Classic Ink Pad (126980).

The whisper white tag was cut out using the Chalk Talk Framelit (129983) and the Big Shot (113439).

The tag was stamped using the Merry Little Christmas Stamp Set using the Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad (126966).

To finish off the tag, I added a piece of 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler (120992), Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262) and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246).

Clean and Classy! I love it!