Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Trio

Hello everyone!  It’s Kim from KatydidCards.  This is my first post as a Miss Kate Cuttables Design Team member and I’m just so happy to be here with you. 

First order of business…I want to remind you to get the freebie today (and every day).  Just click on this link.  I’ll wait here for you if you want to do that now…just don’t forget to come back as I have something fun to share with you!

Here’s my project, made using the Happy Birthday Title.  I had a bit fun with it, though, turning it into a card, tag and gift bag set.   I saw a video on making a stacked card front with a die cut and I was sure I could use one of the many Miss Kate's titles to do something similar...even better since it's so much easier than using die cuts.

Let me show you the card first and then I'll tell you a bit about how it came together.

I sized the title for the card front and then created a quarter inch offset of just the word Birthday.  Then I centered the offset in a 4" x 5 1/2" rectangle and ran a cut line across the card, slightly above center.  To set it up for cutting, I placed the title back inside the offset and cut this in five different colors.  I also cut the party "confetti" with each color.

As you can see from the picture I slightly offset each panel by about 1/16".  I trimmed top and bottom of each piece to allow a 1/4" space to allow the card base to show.   The Birthday was also layered which looks really cool from the side as you can see all the colors.

I then placed the layers for the candle on top and the various pieces of the confetti and made them all sparkle and shine with various products.

I cut the happy and attached it at the top of the card...with more sparkle and shine.

Taking my cues from the title, I created the sentiment for inside the card and used the balloon which is included with the cut file.  I also created lines the same colors as the layers on the front.

I enlarged the candle and confetti and placed them on the front of a dollar store gift bag and added still more sparkle and shine.

Then I shrunk the card front cut file to make this adorable tag.  I printed the birthday on the white card stock rather than cut it as it was too small to cut.   I punched a small circle on the side and ran some Bakers Twine through it.  I think this is my favorite of the three pieces…I love miniatures.

And here's the set all together.  Ready for the next birthday celebration.

I hope you liked my project.  I'll be back again next month with another.  In the meantime, I'd love it if you came to visit me at Katydid Cards and said, "hello".


  1. Awesome Card Kim love how dementional you made this

  2. This is amazing! Fabulous tutorial! Happy to have you join the team :D

    1. I appreciate the kind words! So happy to be a member!

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    1. Thank you, Janis. I just used it and it was a hit!

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    1. Aww, Connie, you are always so kind to me. xoxo

  5. Wow!!! love how you card came out great details. DT Gloria

  6. Wow!!! love how you card came out great details. DT Gloria

  7. What a neat idea Kim, love this!