Sunday 2 March 2014

Seize the Birthday Card

 "Anything goes" this week at Seize the Birthday.

I just received this big beautiful die from the monthly die-club at Paper Wishes.
Isn't it awesome?  I cut it out using white card stock, and backed the open areas with dotted paper. 
The candles are dies included with the set. The vellum banner is a Simon Says Stamp item, heat-embossed with a Stamps of life sentiment stamp. Love to mix the ingredients!
Then I cut out just the base from silver paper, and layered it on top. Adding a bow reminded me of my mother-in-law's cake stand, where you could lace a coordinating coloured ribbon to match the cake. She was a classy lady.
Feels good to build up the stash of birthday cards. Although this one will be sent off this week.
There's still another week to play with the Seize the Birthday challenge. I dare you!
Happy crafting,


  1. Super fun die! Great card!

  2. This is so cute! I love that big birthday cake with candles, and the embossed sentiment on vellum....really lovely! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. Wow I love that cake die and you have used it perfectly on this card. It's just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the Seize The Birthday Challenge :)

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous cake die, Caroline! I love the retro colours and the vellum sentiment banner!

  5. So pretty Caroline. Love the gorgeous cake die.
    I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Here is the link to my blog with all the info:

  6. What a fun card! I love all the texture while keeping the colors flat and lines sharp and how you have design elements sticking out over the edge. You have gotten me thinking about playing with vellumn.

  7. Wow...what a cake and that die is amazing. I love your card, so fun for anyone's birthday!

  8. Fun die and it makes for a great focal image. I guess it would work for weddings too.


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