Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Birthday Blog Hop by Tonya Gibbs

WELCOME to Day Three of our 
New BIRTHDAY Release Blog Hop.

Did you know Die~Namites Dies 
has released 16 new Birthday Themed Dies???

Oh how fun!  Who doesn't love a good birthday bash?  
I know I do, but then I've always been a huge fan of "cake events"!

I used two Die-namites dies for today's project:

and the brand new super fab.

For my first project I decided to create a card. I used the Birthday Cake Die as my focal point.  I replaced some of the negative pieces with Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint to add depth and texture to my cake.  Doesn't it look like yummy frosting?  I used a Gold Wink of Stella Pen to make the base of the die cut look like a plate.   

When I cut the die out of my card stock for the card, I noticed the negative space was rather interesting.  My initial thought was to create another shaker card, but a friend of mine said "You should totally turn that into a shaker gift bag." I loved the gift bag idea, and thought it could house my card, a few pieces of yummy chocolate and a gift card.   I used the scraps from the card to adorn the top of my bag. So wallah double bonus - there were no scraps left to store!

I used the negative pieces from the Birthday Cake Die, the hearts from the Heart Doily Die with Glass Glitter and party store Mylar Gold Birthday confetti.   Tissue paper adds the pop of color in the die's negative space area, and really helps my confetti to pop!

Now my card matches my packaging perfectly! 

This bag was created using a 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" social envelopes.
Here is a video tutorial showing you how to make these bags:

We will be randomly choosing
One GRAND PRIZE winner
of a
$50 Gift Certificate
and  Five ~ $10 Gift Certificates Winners.


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Thanks for stopping in today,

Tonya Gibbs

REMINDER:  You have a few more days left to participate in the The Sketch and Dare Challenge for January.  Winning this challenge, would give you an opportunity to make these dies part of your collection.  If you haven't submitted, what are you waiting for? 


  1. The "frosting" on the card looks yummy! Love how you used the negative space to create the little gift bag. Wonderful!

  2. Beautiful and sweet cards!! Lovely dies

  3. Cards are beautiful. Love the cake die very much.

  4. Love the card and the bag. Great use of the negative. It's always satisfying to use the scraps. Hugz

  5. Great idea using the musical note paper behind the cake.

  6. Beautiful cars. I love that dies!

  7. Beautiful card and the
    bag shaker set is just
    wonderful and fresh!
    Carla from Utah

  8. What an awesome birthday
    gift set! Your cake looks
    good enough to eat :-)

  9. Fantastic work! I love the cake and how you made it look so cool with filling in frosting details!

  10. Love the matching set. the cake looks good enough to eat.

  11. The shaker is awesome, both projects are so beautiful!

  12. I don't do many shaker cards. But this one rocks.

  13. The card is beautiful. I don't make shaker cards - I might one day but so far I just haven't and I'm not sure why. Love the dies!

  14. Your frosting is, well, the icing on the cake! lol! and using the cutouts for the shaker - brilliant!

  15. LOVE the birthday cake!!! The team is doing such a great job of showcasing the new dies!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com