Thursday, 21 December 2017

Sweet Soiree DSP & Happy Birthday Word Die = Pretty & Contemporary Looking Jig Saw Style Card

I gave myself the day off yesterday for a hospital visit (not for myself - I accompanied my lovely mum-in-law).   But before I left, I made this pretty card which I needed to pop in the post !

I love the Happy Birthday word die.  It's big.  The font is so pretty and it really makes a bit of an impact.



I enjoy jig saw puzzles and I always find myself absorbed when I make cards using this die to fill a negative space.

I cut a layer of Sweet Soiree DSP (available 3rd January 2018) to 5 x 3.5 inches, placed the die in the centre and die-cut it using my Big Shot, then adhered the panel of DSP to a Stampin' Up! note card.

Making sure I had managed to retrieve all the discarded pieces from the DSP which I die cut first was a little challenge in itself !  Its really important to make sure you have each individual little piece.

I die cut the word again in Berry Burst card stock, placed it in the negative space left on the DSP, and filled in all the gaps with the bits collected when I die cut the pretty Sweet Soiree paper.  It takes a little while, but patience is a virtue so they say, and using my paper piercing tool helped to pick up and apply the really tiny pieces. The finished card looked so pretty, with the Berry Burst die-cut word co-ordinating beautifully with accents of it in the DSP.

I have so much to do today - not even got the Christmas tree up yet !!

Ciao for now,

Linda xx

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3 comments:

  1. Love your card. I love how you inset the happy birthday, and of course, the paper is beautiful. Hope you get your Christmas tree up soon. Santa won't have any place to leave your gifts. LOL!

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  2. Thanks Terri - I am racing to get it all done today. We are always the last in the road to get ours up !!! I prefer it that way though. Much as I love the tree when its up, come New Year - I am itching to get all the decorations down and stored away for next year xxxxx

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  3. Hi Linda, What a lovely birthday card with a big impact. I love jigsawing large sentiments into DSP or card stock. Have you kept the pieces you die cut from the DSP? If you have, then you could make another birthday card with this glued onto a lighter piece of card stock. When you return from the hospital, it must be tree turn. Once you start it will not take long. :O)

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