Friday, May 31, 2019


The new theme for the 
Cut It Up challenge is Birthday!  Create any type of birthday project, but don't forget your die cuts!!    

These adorable Birthday dies are from Spellbinders!  The sweet scene on the birthday bag is made from the Shapeabilities We Bring Happy!  There was something about this beautiful die that reminded me of old-fashioned birthday parties outside featuring games like Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Duck, Duck, Goose and then ice cream and cake set up at long tables!  That inspired my vintage look.

The card features the Shapeabilites Happy Wishes die.  This die is the perfect size for a card!  I kept a vintage sort of feel cutting it from a dark brown and going with a rosy/dusty pink sort of palette.  

Now, I'll state right up front, I use a Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting & Embossing Machine.  I bought it years ago when I was making wedding invitations since it had a larger (wider) platform to fit the invitations.  I thought I would go back to the smaller machine I had before, but I fell in love with this one and never went back.  I gave the old one away!  I also love their embossing folders and use them regularly!  So, when I found out they were sponsoring us this challenge, I was delighted to use their high quality products!  If you are not familiar with this company, I encourage you to pay them a visit and peruse their pages!  

This birthday ensemble is off to the following challenges/pages:  
Love to Craft:  AG
Worldwide Open DT:  AG
Moving Along with the Times:  Monochrome (the bag)
Seize the Birthday: Birthday 

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

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  1. Your birthday projects turned out great, they have a nostalgic look! Like your blog commentary and the presentation.

  2. Great job using the monochromatic theme. Lovely cards on both counts, great birthday greetings. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along With The Times.

  3. These are brilliant,

    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. Love your Birthday Cards! They have such a cool vintage vibe!


  5. Lovely pair of cards. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Zoe DT x

  6. Looks wonderful, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  7. These are so sweet! Love the black on the backgrounds. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

  8. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Your project is wonderful and best of luck with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  9. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx