Monday, December 2, 2019

happy birthday

Yesterday I brought out my Altenew Polish Papercuts 3D dies for their inaugural cutting and had so much fun. They are a kick! Having several relatives with December birthdays I've been aware that they sometimes feel cheated sharing their special day with all the Christmas stuff. A far-away blogging friend's birthday is next week so I cut yellow and green pattern papers and a bit of red glitter paper for my totally die cut flower. A light DI blending over the Altenew Feathered Leaves stencil adds a bit of depth to the scene. Other than the red glitter hearts, not a hint of Christmas for this December birthday celebration.

The current Seize the Birthday with an additional topping, a touch of red, ends tomorrow morning so this is a late entry for sure!

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Thank you for stopping by today. I'll be in and out over the next month as we begin packing for a move to Portland, a 150 miles away, to live near our oldest son. We're downsizing by more than half which means lots of dumping and donations before we can fill boxes. All of the paper crafting stuff is going (so far).


  1. Ooooo Vikki, I love your die cut creation. The light stenciling looks wonderful on the base, and the yellows and greens look great on top. Love the polka dots and bit of red. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Time Out!

  2. A just perfect entry to the challenge, and a gorgeous card!

  3. What a fabulous birthday card, Vikki! So glad you have your priorities right--all the crafting stuff goes to the new house! Happy Holidays, my friend!

  4. Glad to hear the papercrafting supplies are all making the cut! giggles!! Wow Vikki this card is so beautiful! I really love the soft stenciling you did on the background and the dimensions you created by the colors and papers you used! this is really a show stopper my friend!

    Don't work too hard!! : )


  5. The die cut images and the soft stencil is the back is perfection.

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!