Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Celebrate With Crazy Birds!

I am so super excited to be a Guest Designer on the Die Cuttin' Divas blog today!! The theme for the challenge this week is Celebrate It! so I thought these Miss Kate's Cuttables SVG files were the perfect start to a celebratory project :) As well, I'm posting at the Scrapendipity Way Of Life blog today. I finally picked up a Crazy Birds stamps by Tim Holtz along with the coordinating accessories and sentiments from the Scrapendipity Truck - so what better time to combine these fun stamps with some awesome diecuts?!!

I used my 6x6 paper pads to diecut the balloons and title with my Cricut Explore. I absolutely love how precise the cut is with the Explore! I know my blade should probably be changed, but it still cut these thin balloon strings wonderfully. I layered the balloons on some pink Simple Stories paper, popping some up with foam dots to give dimension. I actually cut both layers of balloons in the same colour and then used an alcohol marker to shade in the base to save time.

I had some watercolour backgrounds that I've been working on and thought these would be perfect for stamping this cute Crazy Bird, the hearts, his hat and the present on. After stamping I added in some shading details with Prismacolor Markers and used Glossy Accents on his little eyeballs and the heart on the balloon.

I added some white gel pen to the ribbon on the present and popped up the bird to look like he was standing on this cool title.

Inside, I added one of the great sentiments from the set and a couple more hearts.

Thanks so much for joining me today!! I had so much fun playing with these diecuts and mixing them up with these adorable Crazy Birds stamps :) I hope you'll stop over to the Die Cuttin' Divas blog to see all the awesome projects the Design Team has come up with and enter your own Celebrate It project! Have a wonderful week :)


  1. What a fabulous crazy bird! Neat way to celebrate. Thanks for being our Guest Diva this week!

  2. like your time-saving tip to cut it from the same paper and then shade it with markers. That would save time!

    Thank you for being an awesome guest diva at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!


  3. Your card is adorable!! Thanks for being our guest designer this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.


  4. Such a FUN card Karla! I just love all the awesome colors and the GREAT design!

    Thank you for guesting with us this week!

  5. Love the colors on this. Thanks for being our guest diva!!!