Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Challenge

Well hello all....
Today is the start of a new challenge at
with our theme being "Happy Birthday"
and hosted by our 'sistah' Anna!

I seem to have an over abundance of not only 'scrap'
papers (which I am pretty good at using)
but die cuts, card fronts and other 'discarded' at the moment pieces
(which I am NOT good at using)!

So I decided I was going to force myself into digging through
my stash of pre-cuts and see what I come up with.

All my scraps (papers included) are sorted by color.
I decided to grab the 'pink'  and 'white' scrap bags today as they seem to be the fullest!
So this card was made with a pre-embossed card front panel,
and layered pre-cut scallop pieces, one of which I had stamped the
'happy birthday' on.....perfect!

The bird die cut, birdhouse die cut and butterfly 
are all from the same 'said' bag of goodies!

I think it turned out really pretty and it came together super fast!!

So, head on over to The Sisterhood challenge and see what my
other 'sistahs' have to inspire you...join in with us too!!

Entering the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday .... Family Friendly ATG
Cuttlebug Mania .... Butterflies
Crafty Sentiments Designs .... Birthday
Use Your Stuff .... Scraps
Crafting When We Can .... Birthday

Products Used:
Dies:  Impression Obsession Love Birds, 
Cheery Lynn Designs  Birdhouse With Lattice
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders Dotted Flowers
Punches:  SU Scalloped , Butterfly
Stamp:  SU Well Scripted


Darlene said...

What a happy 'Happy Birthday' card! LOVE that floral birdhouse and your overall design is awesome (as always)! You are really getting good at using up those scraps and off cuts! YOU GO GIRL!!

Leslie Miller said...

I still think that's a brilliant idea that you sort your scraps by color, 'cause just look what you came up with! Wouldn't I just love to have a birdhouse like that in my garden. Love the script on the sentiment, too. I've been doing lots of organizing in my stamp room lately, but seems like nothing is finished yet. Maybe because I don't have to rush to finish it in a weekend. I might have to consider your method for my "parts".

Kathy Krug said...

I love it when a card comes together like this. It turned out so beautifully that you should shop your scraps more often. Great card.

missgailly said...

This card is just so beautiful - and made all with scraps! Wow! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning!! I love the colors and layers!! The paper you used for the birdhouse is gorgeous!! I love, love this my friend!! What a beautiful birthday card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Darlene said...

In my book, no one utilizes scraps as well as YOU! This is a shining example! Fabulous creation Diane! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the USE YOUR STUFF Challenge Blog! We hope to see you again next week!


Plony said...

I like your lovely card....It's very sweet and nice to see embossing....I should do that more ...Thanx for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, xxx plony

Robin said...

This is just so beautiful! I just love the birds and butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

Shona Erlenborn said...

OK, that's it you need to come over and redo my stamping scraps! This is crazy good! Love it, could never be that coordinated in finding stuff to put together from my left-overs bin! The bird house is so cute!

Shwetablog said...


Majo said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at *USE YOUR STUFF* ♥

Majo - DT

Unknown said...

Doesn't it feel great to use those leftover bits? Beautiful Card creation :)

Thank you for joining us at Use Your Stuff! Hope to see you again next time.

Tammy Cochrane
Use Your Stuff DT
TLC PaperPassions

Di said...

Hi Diane!

Wow, I do love this card - fabulous shades of pink there girl and such a lovely design too. The font on your sentiment is just beautiful.


Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT (different hat today - grin!)

Julie Odil said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for joining our birthday challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments Challenge blog. Julie, DT member

Unknown said...

such a sweet card - thank you for joining us at

craftysahmiam said...

Lovely card made from your well organized scrap collections :)

Karen Letchworth said...

Your art is always so stunning, Diane. Thank you so much for stopping by to share your wonderful art in our challenge. It's always such a blessing to have you play along, and I really hope you will stop by again soon. I apprecaite your participatio more than simple words can express.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Natalie said...

Pretty card, love those diecuts! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!