Saturday, July 10, 2021

Berry Best Birthday

Hello Blogger Friends! Happy Saturday! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today. 

Another weekend is upon us. Hope you have some fun plans now that our lives are starting to return to the more normal we are used to. Or maybe you have plans to do some crafting. A weekend doing that would be so much fun as well. Something that I haven't done for awhile. I may just contact some of my stamping friends and see if they would be interested in a day of cardmaking soon. We haven't done that for way over a year. 

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I am featuring the new Circle Windows Slimline die and the strawberry image that's included to make a birthday card for a friend. She celebrates her special day at the end of the month. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Design Steps:

I started my card by cutting the windows slimline in white cardstock. The panel is 3 1/2" x 8 1/2".
I wanted to use a strawberry themed designer paper in the windows, and I cut the circles with the 4th largest die from the Circle set. The circles are slightly larger that the opening so they will fit nicely behind.
The strawberry image is part of this new die and I cut it in a poppy red cardstock and then again in a green cardstock for the hull.
Now that I have all the card elements cut, I am ready to start card assembly. The card base is 3 3/4" x 8 3/4". It will still fit in a #10 business envelope for mailing or you could make your own.
I attached the designer paper to the circle openings with double sided tape. Then this panel was attached with the same adhesive. After I attached the panels I realized I hadn't stamped my sentiment. I put it in my MISTI and stamped. I wasn't sure if I would have to ink a few times since I was stamping on 3 layers of cardstock. But one inking was fine.
Next, I attached the strawberries with dimensional adhesive. I decide to cut three small vines so the strawberries weren't hanging in mid-air. I used an older Strawberry die.

To finish off my card, I scattered a few green glitter enamel dots for some added interest. And that's my card for today. So until next time.......God bless.

Dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Craft Rocket Challenges has a Summer challenge with a Birthday theme. 
2.  Creative Knockouts has a "something to say" challenge.
3.  Seize the Birthday has a Birthday challenge with optional of framed.
4 Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge is using patterned paper. 
5.  Love to Craft has an anything goes challenge.  


  1. Mary, this card is absolute perfection. I love how you framed in each luscious berry and the matching DSP looks so pretty too. Your greeting and gems look perfectly stamped and placed! One of my favs in the gallery at Seize the Birthday for sure! Thanks for playing along with us and using the topping too.

  2. What a fabulous layout! Love the papers and sentiment too! So glad you joined us at Creative Knockouts for our Something to Say Challenge!

  3. What a great slimline design! The colors and patterns are perfectly in a harmony in your card! Thank you so much for playing along at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing with us at CHNPP.
    DT Stacey



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