How exciting! We’re sharing an extra project this month at Miss Kate Cuttables using their Paper Die Cuts. This is the first opportunity I’ve had to work with these and I can tell you it won’t be the last. These die cuts are made of heavy card stock and are beautifully printed with vibrant colors. Even better, many of them coordinate well with Miss Kate’s digital paper collections. Here I combined the Make a Wish Paper Die Cut Kit and Happy Birthday Paper Collection.
I thought these die cuts would work really well with the center box card technique used here. It’s the first time I’ve tried this card fold. There were several video tutorials in which the size of the card varied. I decided to use what I liked from each of the tutorials and make a template of my own. I’ve shared that on the Hints, Tips & Tutorials page if you’d like it.
The card base was cut from Lucky Limeade card stock. I print and cut the digital patterned paper, attaching it to the base before I adhered the front panel. Next, I trimmed the happy birthday banner so I could attach it on a slight curve to make it appear as if it was hanging from the white baker’s twine.
Here’s another look down from the top so you can see the insert. To make that, I scanned the cake, imported it into my Silhouette design screen. I traced the cake and welded the outline to the insert to provide a sturdy support for the die cut.
Finishing touches included the addition of the balloons on either side, attached with mini action wobble springs; several of a large number of die cuts (30 to be exact) as accents, Glossy Accents on the icing on the cake and Wink of Stella on the candles and the balloons on the patterned paper.
Since I still had many die cuts left, I also decorated a dollar store bag as the perfect companion to the card. And here’s a look at the pair:
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