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

Debbie

Deepti

Tina

Kelly

Lisa

Jennifer

Karen

Holly

Mary

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!!

~Kymona

Nothing Is Impossible Today!

Hello everyone! Let me begin by saying Thank you to all of the lovely ladies over at the Muse for picking my dragon card last week as Featured Member.  Awesome!!

If you missed that card, you can check out the the announcement here.

So onto today’s news, I’m here today playing along with the Muse Challenge,  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog today.  I’m so glad to be playing along with everyone this week.

The Muse this week was Bev Beunker!  Her card was full of colors.

Take a look at her card:

musegd

I love the sequin and the photo frame she used on her card so I knew I wanted to have the thing on my card.  I stuck to two main colors.

For Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge the theme is Anything Goes.

wed-newchallenge-headerFor Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog the theme is Anything Goes.

Addicted to Stamps

Take a look at my card:

Noting is Impossible

Nothing is impossible 2

I received my cute Sweet Stamp Shop Elephant Heart stamp set this weekend so had to use it for this card.

Instead of placing my sequin on the outside panel of the card I wanted my photo frame from Stampin ‘ UP! On Film Framelit Die to be interactive so I decided to create a shaker card with sequin.

I stamped my elephant and the sentiment on to a piece of patten paper from Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for July 2014 Pink Paislee Pen Pals.

I used my Copic markers N4 and N5 to color in my elephant.

I die cut out the “today” from Papertrey Ink Wet Paint Cuts 2.

Nice, simple and easy.  No fuss with this card.

So what do you think? Let me know.

 

Supplies used:

Elephant HeartsOn Flim Framelits DieSSS Card Kit July 2014Copic MarkersPTI Wet Paint Cuts 2

Basic BlackSSS Khaki CSSSS Lipstick Red CardstockStampin' Trimmer3M Mounting TapeAcetate

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Happy Birthday to you!!

Second Post for the day!  I’m on a roll today!

Hello everyone!  I’m back again with another post for all of you.  I’m here with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge: Shaker It and a birthday card for Darnell, the party is at Ardyth’s Blog Maskerade.

Take a look at my card:

Make a wish side

For this card, I used Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish stamp set to create my birthday card.  I used Stampin’ Up! postage punch to create my shaker card.  I decided to use gold and red because these colors are perfect for an elegant birthday party.

Make a Wish front

So what do you think?  Will Darnell like this card?  I hope so!

Supplies used:

MAKE A WISHclassiccrestsolarwhtieMemento Black InkPostage Stamp PunchGold Foil SheetsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsGold Sequin3M Mounting TapeStampin' Trimmer

I also used red sequin from my local craft store.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Kymona

 

 

Shaker, Shaker…

Hello everyone!!! I’m super duper excited!! My card was chosen as one of the CAS(E) this Sketch Favorites yesterday!!!  I have to say this card is one of my favorite cards of all times.  The white and gold are so pretty together.  I’m so glad I participated.

I’m back today with CAS(E) this Sketch #82.  This sketch was created by N@ Ali.

CTS_Sketch82n

When I saw this sketch, I know I wanted to play with Mama Elephant’s Just Hatched stamp set.  I ordered it back in March when it was release but haven’t had a chance to use it.  So I saw it fitting to use it today.

Take a look at my card:

Chirp, Chirp

It’s a shaker card!!! This is the first time I’ve created a shaker card.  It wasn’t hard at all.  I have to thank Laura Bassen for the inspiration.  She always makes shakers cards look so easy to make.

1. I colored my chick with Copic markers # YR16, Y13, Y19, YG17.

2. My speech bubble was created using a die from Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Journaling Card Dies.

3. I stamped the sentiment on the card base using the die cut speech bubble as a reference so that the sentiment was centered.

4. A piece of acetate was attached to the front panel.

5. I added a lot of foam adhesive around the speech bubble so that the sequin wouldn’t fall out.  Adhesive was also added to the edge of the panel so that it will sit nice and neat on the card base.

So what do you think?  I’m impressed at my first shaker card.  I can’t wait to try this with a watercolor panel.

Supplies used:

Just HatchedCopic MarkersLargeStitchedJournalingCardHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsAcetateOnyx Versafine InkStampin' Trimmer

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Fresh & Fun Watercoloring!

Hello everyone!  Yes, yes, more water-coloring for me.  I love it.

I’m here today with CASology and their Cue Card is Wood!

Week 101 - Wood

Yes, wood.  I was wondering how can I use my favorite technique (WATERCOLOR) and wood.  Then a light bulb when off and I knew what I wanted to do.

Take a look at what I came up with:

Woodgrain hello

Yayyy, I was able to combine my water-coloring with woodgrain!!  I love it.

1. I used Simon Says Stamp woodgrain cardstock.

2. I stamped Papertrey Ink Splat hello stamp with Distress Inks.

3. I used my paint brush to smear the circles, so that they have a spilling look from one side of the circle.

4. I added some sequins and WALA, I was done.

So tell me what you think.  I would love to know.

Supplies used:

Splat Stamp Set Distress mini ink padsSSS Woodgrain CSBasic Black CSHello Sunshine Mixed Sequins

 

Thank you for stopping by!

~Kymona

Beauty Defined By You!

Hello everyone! I’m so excited!!!!  Do you want to know why?  Well, I’m about to tell you.

I was up all night last night working on……Yes, you guessed it..WATER-COLORING!!!  Yes, I have so much fun when I’m working with watercolors.

I was so excited to see that Less Is More Theme Challenge this week is WATER-COLORING.  How could I not join in on the fun.  I might have to create more than one card for this.  I have so much fun with this technique.

Well enough talking take a look at my card:

Thinking of you front

For this card I used my Koi Watercolors and a 1/2″ flat paintbrush. The colors that I used were #7, #4, #20 and #19.  To see what those colors are you can click here to see my swatch.

I also used my new Simon Says Stamp Set that came in the mail today.  I couldn’t wait to try it out.  It’s from their July Card Kit.

I added some sequins, rhinestones and rounded the corners.

I added my watercolor panel to my watercolor card base using Copic Marker -X-Press It High Tack Double Sided Tape.  I received this tape in my Copic Certification class and wanted to try it out.  It is super easy to tear and it holds the watercolor panel down, no lifting.  I will keep trying it out and let you know if it’s a good buy.

Easy Breezy 1-2-3!!!

So what do you think?

Supplies used:

Kio WaterColorsCanson Watercolor PaperSending Happy ThoughtsHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperX-Press It Double Sided Tape High TackOnyx Versafine

 

Thank you for visiting me!

~Kymona

 

 

 

Smiling Is So Contagious

Have you ever smiled till it hurts? 

Smiling

Well I’ve been smiling since Saturday.

I received some good news yesterday from CAS(E) this sketch!  My Seeing Stars card was chosen as one of their favorite cards!!!!!  You can check out the announcement here. I was so excited.  Thank you ladies for that distinction.

I’m here again with another CAS(E) this sketch! #78.  Julie Day created the sketch for this challenge.

Take a look:

CTS_Sketch78

This was a fun sketch to work with.  Since I was so happy, I wanted to stick with happy colors for this sketch.

Take a look:

Smile someone love you

I used the zig zap stamp form Life is a Journey Simon Says Stamp to create the zig zap pattern in the three different colors.

I had to use Papertrey Ink’s Wet Paint 3 Smile sentiment because I can’t stop smiling.

To give balance to the card I added some sequins and rhinestones in the colors of the ink.

Simply but classy one layer card! What do you think?

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieWet Paint 3Hero Arts Tide PoolBubble GumHero Arts Butter BarLife is a journeyHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerCrystal Effects

Let me know what you think.

~Kymona

 

 

Hello World, How are you?

Hello everyone!  I’m in such a great mood today, I can’t stop smiling.  I’ve been working really hard at my craft and slowly by surely its paying off.  So, I’m really proud of myself.

I’m here today with a card for the Muse Challenge #69. This is my first time playing along with them so I hope I don’t disappoint them.

Cornelia was chosen to create the Guest Muse this week and her card is full of bright colors, a cool technique and FUN!

Here is her card:

Cornelia

My job is to use the Muse card as inspiration and create one of my own.

When I looked at Cornelia’s card, it reminded me of my all time favorite technique, WATER-COLORING!!!  I love how she made the colors mix with one another and the splatters across the card.

So I knew right away that I had to pull out my Koi watercolors.  I decided that I wanted to use colors I hardly use that are bright and will stand out on the black cardstock I wanted to use.

Before I painted, I scored the watercolor paper to give it added texture.

I used colors #3, 12, and 16 to create my sentiment and hearts. You can see the colors on my swatch here.

Like Cornelia’s card I wanted to create a one layer card so I decided to create an inlay card with my sentiment and hearts.  So, I die cut my sentiment and hearts from the watercolor piece.

helloswatch

After I cut out all of my pieces that I need to create my card, I realized that I wanted my card to have a stitch edge so to create that I had to use my large journal stitch die, which in turn cut off a portion of my card.  I was ok with that because I love the stitch edge. That idea came from Nichol Magouirk.

After that cut, my card was no longer a one layer card.  I put all of the piece together and here is what I came up with.

Here is my card:

Hello

I added sequin, enamel dots and rhinestones to resemble Cornelia’s paint splatters.  I choose colors that were close to my watercolor sentiment and hearts.

Sooooo, what do you think? No stamping required. I love how it came out.

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsBasic Black CSLargeStitchedJournalingCardScripty HelloHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBrights Candy DotsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

Less is More Challenge – Colour Week 166

Today’s card was made for the Less is More Challenge.  The colour challenge this month is A Touch of Turquoise!

I created my card using Stampin’ Up!’s Happy Watercolor Stamp Set.  I’ve wanted to use this stamp set for awhile but haven’t had a chance to and today I decided was that day.  I love how the flower looks on the watercolor pool party stamp.

Take a look:

Watercolor Thank You

I have a secret to share with all of you.  I had to make this card three time before I got it just right.  I kept smudging the thank you sentiment.   I was so excited about making this card that I refused to let the sentiment dry before I add the mask to the front of the card.

This has taught me great patience.  I used the Versafine Onyx Black Ink and that takes a minute to dry.  Now I really know.

All in all, I love the look of my card!

Please, leave me a comment letting me know what you think of my card.

Supplies used:

Ultra Thick White CS 120

Ultra Thick White CS 120

Pool Party 122924

Pool Party
122924

Happy Watercolor 133191

Happy Watercolor
133191

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onyx Versafine Ink

Onyx Versafine Ink

Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive

Hello Sunshine Mixed Sequin

Hello Sunshine Mixed Sequin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clean & Simple 3 Card Class – Day 7 Creative Coloring

I’m so excited about today’s class because we learned how to do some creative coloring.  I love coloring because it is so easy to do and it reminds me of my childhood.  Back then we were not worried about perfection and was happy with what our finally project looked like even if we went outside the lines!!!

The card that I made is sooooo cute!!!  Kristin Werner taught us how to do simple Copic coloring.  I’ve grown to love Copic coloring but have been afraid to use them.  I’m not sure why, they won’t bit.  Sorry I digress, back to today’s card.

Take a look for yourself:

Smile Die Cut

Doesn’t this card make you want to smile and keep smiling.  Anyone who gets this card will have a brighter day.  I will definitely will use my Copic markers to create more cards like this.  The colors I used for my card are RV66,BV17, YR16, BG49 and YR23.

Please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my Copic Colored “Smile”!

Supplies used:

Whitegrain cardstock

Whitegrain cardstock

White Vellum 101856

White Vellum
101856

Copic Markers

Copic Markers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive 110755

Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive 110755

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
113439

Stampin' Trimmer 126889

Stampin’ Trimmer
126889

 

 

 

 

 

 

Into The Woods Mixed Sequins

Into The Woods Mixed Sequins

Hello Sunshine Mixed Sequins

Hello Sunshine Mixed Sequins

Quinns Capital ABCs Lawn Cuts

Quinns Capital ABCs Lawn Cuts

Hearts Lawn Cuts

Hearts Lawn Cuts

 

 

 

 

 

 

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