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,