May 30, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone!  Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day!!

I really must try and bulk up my stash of birthday cards.  Birthdays have been catching me off guard lately, so I thought I would try and create a card that was easily mass produced so that I could get a little ahead of the game.  This rather simple layout, combined with FABULOUS Die-Namics dies made this card a breeze to create!  I think it would be fun to change up the colors and papers too for a more masculine look!

Using the Well Worn Label Die-Namics from My Favorite Things, I cut three different patterns of Cosmo Cricket UPcycle for my focal point.  I stamped "Happy Birthday", from More Essential Sentiments, also from My Favorite Things, onto the graph paper paper and then sponged all the edges lightly with black ink.  I created three roses from Black Felt using the Mini Rolled Roses Die-Namics and added a Swarovski Crystal in the center of each.

The background panel of Fossill Cardstock was embossed with the Seeing Spots Embossing Folder and I sewed all of the patterns on my sewing machine.  Before adhering the focal panel and roses, I added a Crystal Flourish for even more bling.

For the inside, I used some more UPcycle paper, and added a border with the Simply Scallops Die-Namics.  Another sentiment from More Essential Sentiments, "Enjoy Your Day" and two more Swarovski Crystals finish off the inside.

Here are the Die-Namics I've used on my card:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps:  More Essential Sentiments from My Favorite Things
Paper:  Fossill (MFT), True Black (PTI), Choice Snow White (TE) and UPcycle (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Well Worn Label Die-Namics, Simply Scallops Die-Namics, Mini Rolled Roses Die-Namics, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, My Favorite Felt - Black, Rhinestone Swirl, Swarovski Crystals, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. ohhhhh the black roses are gorgeous!

  2. Amazing how much a small thing like stitching can give such a professional look. Great bling!

  3. Love those mini roses in black! Fantastic girl!

  4. This is stunning! You are soooo rockin' the black/kraft combo w/ those splashes of green and purple!

  5. The simplicity of this is STUNNING my friend!!!!!

  6. rich and dramatic in color, dp, and detail.....a great card to add to your stash


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