Happy Birthday Set

Today is my day to post on the Miss Kate Cuttables blog.  Miss Kate has an incredible Design Team and I have to admit I’m a bit intimidated by the talent there.  But that’s a good thing as it will keep me on my toes.

For my project I used the Happy Birthday Title, but I had a little fun with it, turning it into a card, tag and gift bag set.   I saw a video on Jennifer McGuire’s blog, making a stacked card front with a die cut and I was cure I could use a Miss Kate’s cut file to do something similar…even better since it’s so much easier than using dies.

Let me show you the card first and then I’ll tell you a bit about how it came together.

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I sized the title for the card front and then created a quarter-inch offset for the white border.  Then I centered the offset in a 4″ x 5 1/2″ rectangle and ran a cut line across the card, slightly above center.  To set it up for cutting, I placed the title back inside the offset and cut this in five different colors.  I also cut the party “confetti” with each color.

As you can see from the picture I slightly offset each panel by about 1/16″.  I trimmed both top and bottom to allow a 1/4″ space to allow the card base to show.   The Birthday was also layered which looks really cool from the side as you can see all the colors.

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I then placed the layers for the candle on top and the various pieces of the confetti.  I applied Crystal Effects to the candle base and Wink of Stella to the flame.

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I cut the happy and attached it on the top of the card and coated it with Crystal Effects.  I use a precision tip bottle to apply it.   Once everything was attached, I sprayed it liberally with Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle Spray.   Love this stuff!

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Taking my cues from the title, I created the sentiment for inside the card.  I used the balloon which is included with the cut file.  I created lines the same colors as the layers on the front.

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I enlarged the candle and confetti and placed them on the front of a dollar store gift bag.  I spritzed that with the same shimmer spray and coated the flame with Wink of Stella.


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Then I shrunk the card front to make this adorable tag.  I printed the birthday on the white card stock rather than cut it as it was too small to cut.   I punched a small circle on the side and ran some Bakers Twine through it.


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And here’s the set all together.  Ready for the next birthday celebration.

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Hope you like my trio and are inspired to try one yourself.  When you look at the prices of gift bags and tags, you’ll be glad you did.




8 Responses to “Happy Birthday Set”

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    Kim, I had not seen this technique before and love it. You should not be intimidated by others as your cards always “stack” up to anyone else’s. I know you inspire me to be more creative and do better work.

  2. nclights7 says:

    I love all the details!

  3. Lynn McAuley says:

    I love all the colorful layers on this remarkable birthday design! What a very special card!

  4. Wilma Payne says:

    Wow! this is wonderful!

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