Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Happy Birthday Quilt card

If you recall, I made several quilt cards a couple of weeks ago and had one more block that I had not used.  I used it today for a special birthday card.  Since the block was already done, it took only 5 minutes to put this card together... and sometime I feel like I only have 5 minutes!

This card is also to remind you to play along with the ODBD Recipe Challenge to use the letters O-D-B-D.  Here's how I used mine:

O:  Our Daily Bread Design Stamp set Wishing Well
D:  Dresden Quilt die
B:  Birthday card
D: Dies - Small Bow Die,  Mini Tag Dies

My quilt block is made using the new Americana Quilt Paper Collection and 

And please check out my other CT sisters Chris and Robin for more wonderful inspiration!
To see all the projects created for this challenge or to join in the fun click here. You have until May 1, 2016 at 8:00pm EDT to join us. By participating in the challenge, you have a chance to win a  $15 ODBD Gift Certificate good towards the purchase of stamps in the “stamps column” on the ODBD website, or to be spotlighted on the ODBD Blog at our next challenge. The random prize winner will be posted on our next challenge post. Please do not post on Flicker as many of us do not have the ability to comment on your cards nor can we spotlight your cards on the blog.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Birthday Shaker

This month I have been making birthday cards like crazy.  So I hope you are not tired of them yet.  At least this one will be very different from the others because it's not really even a card.  

I had gotten the Memory Keeper Fuse Tool a while back - for the specific purpose of making sugar cookies and sealing them individually as gifts.  It worked out really well but I thought I should use it for more than just one thing to make it worthwhile.  So I made this fun birthday shaker for one of my son's friends.  It was quite simple but perfect fun for a little kid.

The photo sleeve was already sealed on three sides.  I generously added sequins and shaped glitter to the sleeve.  I then die cut the balloons from Elizabeth Craft Designs Balloons out of all my stash of scraps.  So that all the balloons would not fall to the bottom of the shaker, I adhered some of them to the photo sleeve on the back.  I then added a diagonal panel of white cards stock across the front and adhered a green die cut of Quietfire Design's happy birthday 2.  I also popped up a yellow balloon and silver twine.  The back of the shaker also has a white panel where my son could write his message.

Hope you like my card that is not a card!  

Friday, April 15, 2016

Modern Birthday Quilt

I have thoroughly enjoyed ODBD's April Release - if I only I could quilt this fast with actual fabric!  I have tried several color combinations and today I am stepping out with a more neutral look - I think it looks rather modern.  I couldn't help but add a pop of red with the button in the middle.

For more inspiration on how the design team are using these fabulous quilt dies and paper, please visit the rest of the team's blogs:

Dawn * Lori * Robin * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Sabrina 
Diana * Lisa * Melissa (Guest Designer)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Monochromatic Birthday card

Hello, again!  Here is another quilt block that I made with all those leftover die cuts from my previous card. I've decided that I should really send out more birthday cards so you'll see an uptick in the number of birthday cards I make.  Instead of using the birthday die, I did "Wishing" instead and the inside says "You will have an amazing birthday!" And of course I forgot to take a pic of the inside!

Diana Nguyen, star quilt, birthday, Our Daily Bread Designs

Challenge I am playing in:
Simon Says Happy Birthday

Colorful Birthday

Hello!  I've made another birthday card using the new Star Quilt Die from Our Daily Bread Designs.  So I will admit this one took me a while because I knew I wanted to do a color wheel with this die... which meant that I had to cut this die out of different colored card stock 20 times!  It sounds crazy but it was totally worth it even though I only took one piece from 17 die cuts (the white, tan and grey were in multiple places.)  It's worth the initial work because I spent a very happy hour just making quilt blocks out of the rest of the pieces.  I went monochromatic, pastels, primaries... lots of potential combinations and I didn't have to cut anymore.  (Don't forget to use Press N Seal to store each set of die cut together!)

So here is the first one I made:

Diana Nguyen, Our Daily Bread Designs, Star, Quilt, Birthday

I used ultra thick embossing powder on my birthday die-cut and stamped the triple Happy from the Mini Tag sentiments 3 time.

Thank you so much for looking!

Challenges I am playing in:
Word Art Wednesday
Simon Says Happy Birthday