Friday, January 26, 2024


Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is 'This Makes Me Happy!'  Now, what's happier than celebrating a birthday?  On top of that, very few things make me happier than horses; so for me, this card is a perfect fit for this challenge!  

Check out the video below for more details, Cricut Design Space fun, and a look at the inside!

 Come show us what makes you happy at Cut It Up.  Remember to include a die cut!

Material List:

Cardstock from Stash
Stampendous Pearlustre Embossing Powder
Gems from Stash
Big and Bossy Embossing Ink
Adhesives: Fabri-Tac; ATG; Zig 2-Way; Bearly Art Precision Art Glue
Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS; Offset Feature
Cuts from Design Space: Shapes; Old West; Celebrations; Natilie Thompson; Arts by Nhoreen
Fonts: Bodoni 72; Chip Decor
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Maker

This is off to the following challenges:  
Unicorn Challenge:  Birthday
Paper Funday:  Opt twist - Let's Celebrate (Birthday)
Krafty Chicks:  All Occasions
613 Avenue Create:  AG New Beginnings
Crafter's Cafe:  Fancy Edges  (Fancy cut on horse frame; heat embossed edges on blue mat)
Creative Knockouts:  Lots of Layers
Creative Crafting Uncles:  Happy Birthday
Make My Monday:  Happy Birthday

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects. Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut!
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  1. Adorable birthday card, like the desgin and the papers!

  2. So colourful and anything with horses on makes me happy too Katrina.

  3. I recognize that striped paper from CTMH... horses are a great way to make many people happy. Great card :)

  4. Music or horses were my guesses when I saw the CIU theme that you would choose to do!!! And a horse is the winner!!! This is a fun birthday card to give to someone else young or old that loves horses! Thanks for including FarmQuest General Store in your links!!! --Becca

  5. So beautifully done and what a great way to use the twine!
    Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. Cute card! Neat touch with the lasso frame for the horse image. Thank you for playing with the All Occasion theme with the Krafty Chicks Challenge.
    Diane - KCC DT

  7. Love this - I can never use twine successfully like that!

    Helen x

  8. What a gorgeous Birthday card!! Love the pretty card design!!
    Have a wonderful day,

  9. Great image and card, thanks for joining us at A Place to Start for our Anything Goes, optional Gatefold challenge.

  10. Of course, your card would have to have horses!! Very pretty, I love the striped paper! I'm sorry I'm so late in commenting!