Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Card ~ DCWV March Stackaholic Challenge

I have to confess, Die Cuts With a View (DCWV) is one of my very favorite brands of paper.  Their paper stacks contain some of the best quality paper I have ever seen sold in sets.  So this month I decided to enter the DCWV March Stackaholic Challenge for Cards (they have one for scrapbook pages, too, and I plan on entering that one, too, as soon as I can print off some photos!).  The rules are simple – as long as you use some paper from DCWV, and follow one or both of the sketches you can enter.  Here is the sketch I followed:

For those of you who aren’t familiar with DCWV papers I urge you to go to their website and take a look - just click here

What I did was I took 3 different stacks that I had and made three different cards using only the papers in the Stack.  I followed the same principal with each card; I chose a coordinating paper as a background mounted onto a plain card. Then I cut the strips out of matching paper, played with the strips until I was happy with the composition and glued them onto the card.  Each card is using different Stacks and has different embellishments on it so for simplicity’s sake I am only going to list what is special about each card.  You can go see the first card I made by clicking HERE and the second one HERE.

My final card was made using the Timeless Type Stack.  I had a few ideas for this card, and as usual I wasn’t sure which way I was going to go until I was finished (hehehhe) Since I wasn’t sure exactly how I was going to assemble this card I decided to make this card with a white cardstock square base, which measures 5 ½” x 5 ½”.  Here is how to make my “Happy Birthday” card (which I think would be perfect for a guy!):

You can see some of the gloss on this card
  • Square card base, white
  • Kraft cardstock cut to 5 ¼” x 5 ¼”
  • Timeless Type Stack
  • Small alphabet (I used EK Success Antique Typewriter, lower ABC)
  • Distress Ink & Distress Marker in Brushed Corduroy
  • 1” Circle Punch
  • Scrap vanilla cardstock for sentiment

I adhered the Kraft cardstock to the square base and choose my papers for my strips.  One of the coolest papers in this stack has typewriter keys all jumbled on it and the keys are glossed over so you can feel them! Here is the paper:

You can't see the dimension, but it is there

How cool! I cut my strips and punched out the “Floating Shift” key with a 1” circle punch.  I also found those neat flag type shapes in the stack and cut them out to use as my sentiment focus.  I cut out all my strips and noticed that due to the dimension the gloss gave some of the cardstock, there were white edges were really prominent to me, so I ran the Distress Marker around some of the strips (one of those things that no one would notice, but *I* know it’s there <grin>).  Attached my strips and stamped Happy Birthday using the Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, then I edged the sentiment with the marker.  I adhered the shift button to the left top of the card and put my sentiment in the middle right. 

Another view of the card

Challenges I am entering my Happy Birthday card in:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - #109, Birthdays   
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge – Punctuation or Keyboard Symbol
Crafty Creations Challenge – #258 Happy Birthday 
Just Inspirational Challenges  - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - #142, Sentiments Only
Fat-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes

I appreciate your visitng my blog  I hope you enjoyed seeing my three cards!
Blessings to you & yours, Christi


  1. Fabulous square card hun love it - thank so much for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday - very good luck x

  2. Love the card and all it's layers, thanks so much for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs!

  3. Gorgeous Design....thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, I hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B~Owner~ Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  4. What a wonderful card!!! I love the masculine feel of it!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!!!

  5. So adorable card. I love papers and image. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  6. Fantastic card!!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs :-)

  7. Replies
    1. Thank you SO much Mona ~ love your creations as well!!

  8. Great design for a card,thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

  9. This is such a great card.

    1. Thank you Lynne - I appreciate your comments :)

  10. Great take on DCWV's sketch challenge. Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges. Holly, DT

  11. What a great card :) Love the typewriter keys. Thank you for entering with JIC this week but I am sorry but this week you didn't read the rules, we had a hop as well as a challenge this week, You must comment on all of the blogs on the hop list and put our banner in your side bar to be in the running for the prizes, you still have time to do the hop but the winners will be chosen tomorrow. Sian (DT Co Owner)

  12. Another great card using that layout! ~Diane

  13. Ohhhh this is a fantastic card!!! Great take on the sketch and I love the colours! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  14. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! I hope you get to join us again.

  15. hey christi if you send me something telling me your having a challagen I will get in it I didnt know this Thank you amnd the cards are wonderful...MaryRedford


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