Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tutti Designs - Happy Birthday

Hello Friends!
Today I have a card to share that was created for the  Tutti Designs Blog and will be one of the three birthday cards I will be needing for January!  With all the beautiful dies available in the Tutti Designs Store, creating a special card can be quick, easy and fun!

I've come to really enjoy making white-on-white or black & white cards so 
that is where this creation began!

The dies I've used for today's creation are:

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No automatic alt text available.AND, remember that left over outside heart from the card I shared with you the other day ... found here?  I told you I'd be using it on another project and today is the day!   That die is the Doves In Love.  Nothing gets wasted in my crafting cave LOL!

Something else I wanted to quickly mention.
When I first made this card and actually already had it photographed and ready to go, then I remembered someone telling me long ago ... "It's the smallest details that can sometimes make the biggest difference in your designs".
That 'small detail' today are the little dots I placed around the scalloped heart using a fine tip black marker.  As I stated, they weren't originally there but I think it makes a world of difference ... what do you think?  Oh and don't forget about die cutting your die twice to create a 'shadow' behind your word dies.  So easy and makes such a statement!

Please be sure to pop over to the
and check out all of these fabulous dies. 

Challenges to share in:
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #87 - Happy Birthday
 Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Celebrations
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - Color Inspiration

Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Anything But Christmas

Need inspiration?  
The team has something new to share on the Tutti Designs Blog EACH and EVERY DAY!   Pop in often and see for yourself ... what a talented group of designers!!
Here are all the Tutti Designs quick links you will need:

 Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .


  1. Gorgeous Darlene! Happy New Year and congrats on joining the Tutti design team!

  2. This card is fabulous! The way you framed in the flowers with the heart was brilliant! Terrific job!!! Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday to start off the New Year!

  3. Lovely and beautiful flowers :-)

    Hugs, Petra

  4. The black and white is so crisp and pretty, and you're a master at combining your dies! Dang, I love those stitched heart flowers. You're so right about the details making all the difference. Sometimes it's those little things that draw me in. Your tiny dots on the heart are so perfect, I thought at first they were little pinpoints that are part of the die. Love it all!

  5. Love how you done this cut card. Those dies are awsome. Thanks for joining in the challenge Black, white and Silver with Cupcake inspirations. Saskia Pullen DT member Cupcake inspirations..

  6. Such a beautiful card, Darlene. Love how you have used all those wonderful die cuts, and the colors are gorgeous!!! Great take on the challenge, thanks for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad!!
    Judy~Challenge Host

  7. Oh Darlene this is absolutely gorgeous!! I have always love black and white together.... I love the way you designed this card.. this is so beautiful!

  8. This is stunning Darlene! The dots around the scalloped heart really make it look lacy. I thought they were part of the die cut, they're so perfectly spaced!! What a pretty, pretty card!!

  9. Beautifully created and lovely layers, and a great use of the leftover heart!
    Yep those little pinpoints can make a the black and white too, so elegant!

  10. Beautiful, such a lovely unique design of the card, love the flower and yes I do think the black dots on the scallops was a great idea, gives it that extra punch :)

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspiration Challenges this week!
    Sandy, DT

  14. Gorgeous black & white card, Darlene! The dots in the scallops really stepped it up--love it!

  15. Beautiful that gorgeous heart and all the sparkle. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

  16. This is such a fun card. Great use of this weeks colors. Thank you so much for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  17. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Celebration' Challenge over at Di's Digi Designs. Good luck and hope to see you again.

  18. Realy nice card,thank you so much for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations,

  19. a very cool card!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  20. So pretty. Love the black & white color combo. The dots you added to the white heart does make a big difference. I like it. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.


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