Sep 5, 2017

Tag! It's Your Birthday!

Hello Everyone!
Darlene with you today!  It's really starting to feel like Fall in my neck of the woods so that means the leaves are starting to turn color and I'll soon be seeing all those gorgeous Fall colors . . . red, yellow, gold.  Today's card is a 'crossover' between the end of summer flowers and the beginning of fall colors.

The dies I've used today are:

Step 1:  was to cut a white panel 1/4" smaller than my card base.  Then lay it at an angle on my score board and score every 1/4" from the center ... point to point.

Step 2:   I needed a colorful panel as the background for my glorious gerber daisy die cut panel.  I chose the Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks to create that panel using the colors you see in the photo below.  

Step 3:  I chose the Tutti Designs 'Nesting Stitched Tags' as the background shape vs using a circle or oval.  This gave me a nice backdrop for my floral panel as well as extra left over to die cut my sentiment from.

Here's a fun TIP I learned recently!
I don't know about you, but I save all my cereal boxes, tissue boxes ... any cardboard panels that can be used for a variety of crafting things.  Instead of using up all of your dimensional tape to achieve a little dimension, simply cut a cardboard panel a little smaller than the panel you are wanting to add 'lift' to and viola!  Works beautifully!
Just enough dimension to add character and still very mailable!

For something a little different, I decided to position my Penny Black 'Celebrations' Happy Birthday sentiment both vertically and horizontally.

I probably could have done without the butterflies but they were already cut and laying on my work table just begging to be used.  As was this pretty peach colored ribbon bow!   LOL

I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!  And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today and as always . . .


  1. Those score lines really rock this card with the gorgeous fall colors on the tag. I love the stark contrast of the white.

  2. So much to love about this card. Perfect home for the butterflies:-) love the sentiment placement and great colors! Did you make the bow?

    1. Yes I made the bow with my Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker tool.

  3. This is so pretty, Darlene! I love the yellow and the sentiment placement.

  4. Beautiful,love the design and fab

  5. lovely card today! love those colors! so sunny and happy!


  6. This is fabulous Darlene! I love the sweet citrus colors you used and that wonderful design!

  7. Love the colors and dies! Gorgeous card!


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