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Happy Birthday Slimline Card with Di's Digi Stamps Birthday Cake Teddy

I had some Christmas/Birthday gift cards from Amazon I hadn't spent yet and decided to do a little crafty shopping. This card for a friend of mine is the first outing for this new no-brand Happy Birthday die. What do you think? I daresay I rather like it. I have quite a few of these no-brand dies. They're inexpensive and cut well. Downsides are it takes a while to get them, sometimes they're smaller than you think (always check the measurements given), and a few have not shown up at all or they sent me the wrong one (but each time the vendor – or Amazon – refunded my money).

MONEY SAVING no-brand die Amazon shopping tip – when you find one of these no-brand dies you like, don't assume the price you see listed is the least expensive. Do a search for the type of die and I guarantee you, you will find it at several different prices. For example, with this die I did an Amazon search for 'Happy Birthday dies'. In the search results, I found it listed 8 times on 25 pages (I probably would have found more, but quit after 25). Prices including shipping ranged from €5.04 to €10.65 for the exact same die!!! For the €5.61 price difference you've got yourself another die. 

I measured off and decided in advance what digi I wanted to use on the card – Di's Digi Stamps Birthday Cake Teddy (on sale for just £1.00) – cut my white paper to size and printed it out. I've saved this file as a template to use for future cards, now that I know what size my digi needs to be to fit (a real time and paper saver). I used another no-brand slimline die (as seen on this You Knock My Socks Off Valentine's Day card) as the base. Paper is from Mode & Travaux magazine's Noel 2021 paper edition. Enamel dots dress it up.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Mode & Travaux Noel 2021
Digital stamp – Di's Digi Stamps Birthday Cake Teddy
Dies – no-brand Happy Birthday and slimline card
Embellishments – enamel dots
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with: Di's Digi Challenge 27/05 – Hand Colored Image, Crafts Galore June – ATG, Fab -n- Funky Challenge #552 – Anything but Square, Krafty Chicks #614 – Stamp Act, and Craft Rocket #93 – Girls.


  1. Anonymous6/6/22 15:47

    Lovely birthday card with a sweet image, thanks for playing along at Fab’n’Funky.

    Pat xx

  2. Awesome slimline card! The pattern paper is great, with vibrant colours. And the sweet image completes it. Thank you for sharing with us at the Krafty Chicks Challenge.
    Diane - DT

  3. Awesome die cut Happy Birthday with the pretty paper.

  4. So clever to save this layout! I love how you did the sentiment. Gorgeous paper and such a cute digi too!

  5. Love the lettering.. great work.. thank you so much for your participation in CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE challenge.. DT KOYEL ❤️❤️❤️


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