May 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Cards

Hello Dies R Us Friends
and welcome back to another inspirational posting.
Darlene with you today sharing not one but TWO birthday cards that
are easy, fun and VERY mailable!!

 How easy is this!
I was playing around with my new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks last week and had a few panels sitting on my worktable so thought this one would look nice on a birthday card.    I also had this 'frame' which was left over from another project so why not use it too and help showcase my Poppy Stamps 'Jumbled Happy Birthday' sentiment die.  A few added Nuvo crystal drops and my card is ready to mail!

Poppystamps - Dies - Jumbled Happy Birthday

The blue frame was created using Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Rectangles' dies.

Tutti Designs - Dies - Nesting Stitched Rectangles

My second card (as I said) utilizes the same Poppy Stamps sentiment die but I used it a little differently since I wanted to share this fun Tutti Designs 'Balloon Corner' die on my card and the sentiment was too long to position the word Birthday  'as a whole'! 

  So, I simply snipped the 'day' from the birthday and placed it on the bottom with 3 dots following from Nuvo crystal drops.  I also filled the little openings in the balloons with various colors of Nuvo crystal drops for a touch of color.

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  1. Two very inspirational cards today Darlene! I just got some distress oxide inks yesterday and hope I get a chance to try them today. Your background on the first card is so pretty!!!

  2. Love the distress oxide background and card; love the second card and tip snip the die cut to make it fit! Sweet cards!

  3. Thanks so much Birgit & Vickie!

  4. Cute and fun cards, Darlene. So perfect for a birthday. I haven't used any of the distress oxide inks, but I think I definitely need to give it a try.

  5. great designs and beautiful backgrounds! I will have to try the distress oxide's but I have been putting it off.



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