Thursday, September 13, 2018

Seize the Birthday - Die Cuts or Punches

Hello Friends and happy Thursday.  Our challenge at Seize the Birthday this week has the "Toppings" option of using die cuts or punches on your birthday project. Of course it is always anything goes - your choice.
I needed a masculine card for a friend at church so I used this Recollections die set with SU Tranquil Tide CS for the banner and leaves, and Smokey Slate for the mat.  I die cut the deer head from black and used black mats also.  The background panel is stamped in Smokey Slate ink with the MFT Wood Plank Background.   I stamped off once before stamping the white panel for a lighter look.  The center panel is mounted with foam tape.  The sentiment from Simon Says Stamp It's Your Birthday set.  I curved the stamp a little on the block before stamping in Versamark ink and embossing with white embossing powder.  The banner is an MFT die.

Be sure to check out all the designer's cards over at Seize the Birthday.  I am sure you will be inspired by all the creativity.  Hope to see you in our gallery.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Stamping,


  1. Such a perfect guy card too JoAnn! Thanks for being so awesome! Love ya!

  2. This is a wonderful masculine card, JoAnn! Love the color combo and that die cut!

  3. I totally love this deer head! Your card layout is fabulous with it too.

  4. Yeah! A masculine card, you rocked it.

  5. Great masculine card, JoAnn. Love the colour scheme.

  6. JoAnn, I have this die set too. I only ever used it for Christmas cards, but I love how you used it for a masculine birthday card. Perfect!


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