Happy Birthday To You!



It's blog blitz time, and that could mean a happy dance for one lucky person.  More about that in a minute.  I need birthday cards.  Seems I'm always behind in that catagory.  I have a sister-in-law who has a birthday in February.  I thought maybe I should get a jump start on making this card.  I love yellow, can you tell?  I also love, love love using back ground dies.  I wanted to make a card that I could put into a #10 envelope (you know the standard envelope used for our most favorite thing...sending off checks.).  So that said, I also wanted to use a scrap piece of yellow, and it was only 8 inches wide.  So my folded card base is 8 x 4.  A bit smaller than the #10 envelope.  

I cut the Corrina Background  and when I went to add it to the white 8 x 4 inch base, I said, oh, oh.  The die is actually 4 1/4 ......so, because the Poppystamp backgrounds are so well planned, I knew I could alter the size so I cut about an inch from the long edge, die cut another Corrina Background and lined it up over the orginally cut background and glued the pieces together.  If you look closely at the card, at the bottom left side of the Corrina die you can see where I joined them.  I'm happy!  

I really love the new Fancy Happy Birthday die.  It makes a real statement.  If you wanted a quick card this die on a quarter fold card with a bit of bling, would be perfect.  I used the new Style dies, Shaker Rectangle Frames and Studio Rectangle Layers.  Just because it says shaker, doesn't mean it has to be.  It is the perfect frame for the calendar page I cut using the Studio Rectangle Layers.  On December 28th I posted a mini-calendar.  I used that pdf to create the month for this card.  

I highlighted the date of her birthday with scraps that fell from the cut die  and  added a bit of twine and some sequins and the outside of this card is finished.  I think it's pretty and it's not going to break the bank sending this card.  

Now for the inside:

PS - 1-17-2015-Inside

I like to finish insides by repeating some of the details of the outside.  So, this time I cut the Corrina Die in black and trimmed it to fit the layers of yellow and black.  And the yellow bit is a row that was left from the Corrina Die I used on the front of the card.  A bit of sequins and some layers leaving room for a sentiment and this card is ready to mail.  I think I will make this card again.  I just have to decide what will be my next color choice.  Red maybe?  

Ok, remember way back at the beginning I said someone could be very lucky. I've chosen the Fancy Happy Birthday Die and you could win!  So here's what you need to do....leave a comment by January 31st.  Could it be any easier?  Now, go back to January 12th and leave a comment on any of the dies you'd like to have a chance to win.  For me, that would be ALL of them.  Check on February 2nd to see if you've won.  This release is SPECTACULAR!  

Have a most special week.  I hope it's filled with many crafty moments.  

Mary Signature copy



Love how you used the bacground in the inside abd out and the Happy Birthday is fabulous.

Pretty card! Love that fun and flirty Happy Birthday die!

fantastic combo color!

Lovely card!

The card is fabulous both inside and out. I love that Happy Birthday die. It's so thin and elegant. wonderful.

Awesome!! LOVELOVELOVE the background die and the calendar with her birthday highlighted is a great idea!! The Fancy Happy Birthday is yet another MUST HAVE die!! Loving seeing these dies in action! TFS!

Beautiful birthday card!

Great card, Mary! Love how you utilized all your pieces to make them fit. The Happy Birthday die is the perfect size & font.

Great Happy Birthday Day and you made it look so celebratory!

What a great birthday card! Love all the details you added!

Fantastic birthday card.

What a fabulous card, Mary! I love the size, the sequins, the twine, and especially the way in which you used your little scrappy pieces. The card is great inside and outside. And I would like this in red as well. Thank you!

Fantastic die! Beautiful card!

una muy buena idea para regar en el cumple de algun ser querido, me gusta colores.

Mary, thank you very much for sharing this design with us. It is difficult to come up with themes for the men on our lists and this card would work so well. The dies could be used for numerous designs too.

Happy Birthday - what a pretty script! I like the background that you extended, and you are too clever fancying up the inside!

What a great idea!
Came out so cute.
Carla from Utah

Gorgeous card! Love the birthday die! Great idea to use the calendar page!

Beautiful background for that fancy birthday die, love how you did the inside too, she will Love the personalization of her birthday highlighted!

This card is awesome - love both the outside and inside. Totally cute idea highlighting her special date with the calendar.

Awesome card and use of the Happy Birthday die! I subscribe so I can see all the new dies and your cards.

Great idea to use calendar!!

Such a pretty card. Background dies are my favourite and this one is lovely. Hugz

Cute card!

How cool is that birthday die! I can't wait to order it.

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