Friday, August 15, 2014

Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop! The Die Cut Crazy Contributors have created some amazing birthday projects to inspire your own die cut creativity and make any birthday special.  If you just joined the Birthday Hop at my site, be sure and go back to the Die Cut Crazy for the hop kick off, then hop along the list to each of our designers. You won't want to miss any of the special birthday projects in this hop for sure. 

What can you win for hopping? Stephanie at Die Cut Crazy is giving a 3 month subscription to DCC magazine to one lucky winner!  To be entered to win, you need to leave a comment on each of our hop blog posts AND to LIKE the DCC Facebook page, then leave a comment on the DCC blog post once you have completed the hop. The hop will run from August 15 until Monday August 18th. Stephanie will draw the winner and announce it on the DCC blog and FB page on Tuesday August 19th. AND some of the blogs along the way will have surprise blog candy as well that you might win!



I am sharing two personalized birthday projects today. I love how easy it is to create special personalized cards and gifts with die cuts! For my projects today, I used my Silhouette Portrait cutting machine and Silhouette America cutting files. My first project is the birthday card in a box I made for my grandson Nate who just turned 8. I shared how to make a card in a box in the July issue of Die Cut Crazy and there are many tutorials available on line with different sizes of the card in a box concept. Nate loves Batman and super heroes so I printed and cut Batman on a motorcycle and the Batmobile from Silhouette America. I also cut some Batman logos and his name in a fun font and created this fun card that folds flat to send and then pops up for the special birthday boy.
My second personalized birthday project is the card I created recently for my son-in-law who loves soccer. The soccer cutting file from Silhouette America is designed for a wall decoration with the space cut out of the middle. I sized it for a card front and stamped the fun sentiment from Cas-ual Friday Stamps in the center. The top Happy Birthday was created with a punch by Martha Stewart.

Thanks for stopping by.  Next up in the Die Cut Crazy Birthday Blog Hop is Holly.

To make sure you don't miss any of the birthday projects, here is the list of all our blog hop designers: 

Die Cut Crazy  - http://diecutcrazy.com/   START OF THE BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP

I am entering these cards in the Masculine Birthday challenge at Mod Squad and the Anything Goes challenge at Wonderful Wednesday. 

12 comments:

Brenda said...

Both your cards are just awesome Karen and I love that they are masculine as well. Yes, die cuts sure make life much easier in the crafting world! Hugs, Brenda

Tina Henderson said...

Great cards! Love the colors and designs! You definitely rocked this hop!
Hugs - Tina

Debbie ONeal said...

what a great masculine birthday pop up card ! Love it.

Jennifer Loftfield said...

O.M.G. And now I know what card I'm making my sister for her birthday next year...BATMAN!! Love it.

Deepti said...

These are so fun :) love the box card!

lisa808 said...

I always struggle with masculine cards--you rocked both of them!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Karen! Such super cute birthday projects for boys. I love the box with the motorcycle. That soccer ball is cute too. Nicely done.

M Samuelson said...

adorable cuts and thank you for the inspiration

Kelly said...

Fab projects!

Roseanna C said...

Really cute cards, love the box card.

Regina said...

Brilliant ideas for men's cards! Men cards are always so difficult. Thanks for your amazing ideas!
Regina*

Christina's Creations said...

OOH, now I love me some Batman so I'd be psyched to get that cool box card for my birthday! Awesome job! ^_^