happy birthday to you

Hi everyone! Oh my goodness – I believe we are going to have a white Christmas out here in Colorado! The snow is SO beautiful! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Stardream Metallic cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty fairy-themed birthday card which I know a special little girl is going to love! The funny thing is I know a few adults who love fairies too, lol!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with an inside layering panel from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I cut layering panels and embellishing strips from Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock, Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock, Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock and Stardream Metallic Aquamarine cardstock. I adhered the Lagoon and Aquamarine strips diagonally mid-way down the Amethyst panel and then applied two strips of washi tape above and below for a little interest. I adhered the die cut sentiment to the panel, added the fairy brads and several tiny iridescent gemstones, and adhered the panel to the black layering panel and then to the card base.

I embellished the inside panel with Lagoon, Amethyst and Aquamarine strips along with a strip of washi tape. I stamped the sentiment in black ink, cut it with a stitched oval die and adhered it to the panel, then layered the entire panel on black cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m so smitten with this cardstock! It’s gorgeous! And those little fairies are pretty awesome, too! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: December Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Anything Vintage
2. A Perfect Time To Craft: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
4. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: December Anything Goes
5. Not Just Cards Challenges: December Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2050 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #410 – Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters: #35 – Anything Goes
9. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #12-2020 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Black Licorice 65# cardstock
Stardream Metallic Amethyst 105# cardstock
Stardream Metallic Aquamarine 105# cardstock
Stardream Metallic Lagoon 105# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: The Project Bin Born Yesterday stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Swirly Birthday die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Me & My Big Ideas skinny washi tape, Eyelet Outlet Fairy Brads, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Happy Birthday to you

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! This month’s Anything Goes With Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today!

I created an adorable birthday card with a layered die cut cake with lots of dimension! So fun! The image in the Spellbinders stamp and die set that I used is nice and large. I stamped it in black ink and colored it with my dying and almost dry distress markers. I got the last little bit of color from several of them and then threw the whole container in the trash. Not sure what their life span is… I believe I bought the set of 50 back in 2012 so I’ve gotten six years’ use out of them. I hope that’s a good average, lol!


I added shimmer to all the colored areas with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I then cut two background cake pieces and adhered them together, then cut all of the individual elements of the cake from textured cardstock and layered them together. I cut the candle from white cardstock and colored the flame with Spectrum Noir markers and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I layered the panel on aqua cardstock and adhered it to the card panel, then affixed the cake which has lots of dimension. :)


For the inside, I stamped a fun ‘party’ sentiment and layered the panel on aqua cardstock.


And here’s one more look… sure do love how this turned out! I’m sure I’ll be using this stamp and die set more in the future! Totally adorable!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White, Darice Premium Textured cardstock (aqua, cream, brown)
Stamps: Spellbinders Happy Birthday Cake Stamp & Die, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Ranger Distress Markers- Broken China, English Mustard, Fired Brick; Spectrum Noir Markers- CT4, OR2; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Happy Birthday Cake Stamp & Die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us this month using dies! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,