Sunday, February 24, 2019

Fast and Fun Birthday Cards Part 2

This is the second post showing cards I made using a new die set I acquired, Tim Holtz Multi-Media #5 dies by Sizzix (662688). I used two of the dies in the set. Dies like this make fast and easy cards if you're like me and love making lots of different backgrounds that you keep in your stash.

This second die looks more like a cherry blossom branch, and not only is it a lovely die, it shows the colors of the panel behind it very nicely.

I made 5 more cards - 4 Birthday cards and 1 Thank You card thrown in.

These are the panels I used for this set of cards. Some of them look familiar because they are like other background panels that I used in Part 1 of this 2-part series. Please go here for Part 1 of you did not see it. I give links to posts using the techniques for the different panels. All of the background panels above except one were made using stencil stamping. The top center panel was made using Nuance powdered color.

The background panels were cut to 4" x 5.25", and the white die-cut panels were cut to 3.75" x 5", with a stitched edge, using Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables.

Here are all of the die-cut panels on top of the backgrounds. I really think that almost any background would look great with these dies. The Thank You card happened because this is the perfect size stamp to stamp beside the die-cut image. I love how this stamp fits horizontally next to an image that takes up 2/3 of the rest of the panel.

Here are 4 of the finished cards. One had already been sent away before I photographed all of them together. I will be using these dies a lot in the future! I can quickly make a whole set of cards for a gift.

Magenta Products used:

07.975.I Happy Birthday Large

07.969.F have a Beautiful day!

07.882.I Thank You Multilingual

Other Products Used:
Tim Holtz Multi-Media #5 dies by Sizzix 662688
Lawn Fawn LF768 Small Stitched Rectangle die set
Versafine Onyx Black ink

For links to the techniques used on the background pieces for these cards, please go to Part 1 here


  1. Dianne, I love the die cut so perfect for quick cards and so pretty :)

  2. Very nice! Yeah, I've really enjoyed using die cuts too. Especially the ones with the stitching, cross stitch, dots, etc, etc. Way too much of my money is spent on them. I really like how the color comes through the flowers. I haven't played around with that type of die - yet!

    from Laura Pervier

  3. They are so beautiful with the bright colors peeping thru the die-cut. Cheerfull

  4. Oh my gosh ... more gorgeous card using colourful backgrounds. I love to make backgrounds too and have lots in my stash. Now I need to buy these dies ... geesh! :) Fabulous cards Dianne! xx

    1. Thanks so much Loll! haha! sorry to enable you, but I do think you will like them. You have inspired me many times with your beautiful backgrounds.


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