Thursday, September 13, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Use a Die Cut or Punch

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!

 Our "Toppings" option this time is...

Use a Die Cut or Punch 

                           If you're not a toppings kinda person, can just
                                     stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

                                                  The choice is yours!
Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

For this challenge, I used a die cut that I have only used once before, but after this, I think I will be going to it more often.  I loved how this turned out.  Next time I will make a few minor changes.  
Here is my tag birthday card.  
This is how it looks closed and the front decorated.  

When you open the tag book, it looks like this.  You can decorate it any way that you like.
 I fussy cut the butterfly and flowers as they are older stamps 
and no die was available for them, but cutting works.

 A closer look at the inside.  I love the look of the hand sketched stamps. 

They were fun to color and I did quite a few of them and used them all. 
The YOU has glossy accents on it.  It really stands out that way. 

Here is what I used to make this tag book:
Karen Burniston tag book pop up
Gina K Designs YOU die
Simon says You Matter stamp ( sentiment on the front)
Stampin Up stamps Winged Things and Wonderful You.  I have had them for a long time.  
Distressed Oxidie inks and a stamp from Darkroom Door called scrip 

Be sure to check out the other design team inspirations for you too at Seize the Birthday. 

And Our Surprise Party Guest Marianne 
From Marianne's cards and stuff.  

I hope to see you on the blog this challenge and I do appreciate your wonderful comments.


  1. This is such a WOW project, Barbara! Looking at the front, I had no idea is was going to open up and have such a masterpiece inside, too. Beautiful!

  2. This is really fun and so beautiful too

  3. Wow, what a fun and lovely tag book. All the flowers and elements are so pretty. Love it.

  4. Wow! I love your tag birthday card. You certainly put in a lot of time creating it too. Every thing you added is outstandingly beautiful!

  5. This is so cute. I love how you started the sentiment on the outside and finished it on the inside, and the sponging on the script looks great with the colors you chose.

  6. Wow, You got me on this one! I had no idea it was a tag book! Really truly fabulous! The colors and the elements on the inside blend so well! Super job my dear!!! JoAnn, is going to love this!! She is a queen at making paper books!

  7. Dang! I commented form my phone yesterday, yet it disappeared...I'm sure it wasn't operator error lol This is so FUN! KB has so many wonderful sets of dies, I just bought 2 myself! I love this tag booklet, as I adore tags so much! Your colors look amazing as do your Designer Papers. I love how you added the GA to the you die cut! This is FABULOUS!!! Oh and your flowers are BEAUTIFUL!!!

  8. This is fabulous! I just got that die set and haven't used it yet, but I LOVE Karen Burniston, her dies are really cool and I have several. I really like what you did here with the gorgeous elements and colors. Really stunning, I'm pinning!!

  9. Absolutely beautiful tag birthday card Barbara!!

  10. What a fun surprise card for the recipient!

  11. O-M-G... this is amazing, Barbara! You've got so much wonderful detail in every page of your tag booklet; there is so much to look at. What a terrific gift, something to be treasured, for sure!

  12. Another WOW from me! The front looks so pretty as is, but I had no idea it would come with such a wonderful surprise on the inside.

  13. This absolutely amazing! I love the colours and all of the fabulous details!