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Meadow Road Oval Happy Birthday
by Anne Thompson

Hello, and welcome to the Blog Blitz!  Be sure to check out all of the previous posts this week.  And leave comments all week, Monday through Sunday, on our Design Team posts in order to be eligible to win prizes from the newest SPRING 2017 RELEASE FROM MEMORY BOX!!!


Today I'm sharing cards I made using the MEADOW ROAD OVAL 99746 as the focal point with the HAPPY BIRTHDAY UPRIGHT SCRIPT 99684 as the sentiment.  I also used a large rectangle from the STUDIO RECTANGLE LAYERS SET 30086 (16 dies in this set!) and an oval from the STITCHED OVAL LAYERS SET 30069. Four dies on this one card!


Have you seen Dave's video yet on his glitter inlay technique?  Scroll down to see it here on the blog posted on Saturday March 4th.  That is how I did the road on this card...I cut a piece of double-sided tape sheet to fit behind the road, sprinkled on some ultrafine brown Art Glitter, and rubbed it in.  Voila!  Lovely sparkly road!  (Glitter is on my shopping list for this week--lots of white,  little brown, and not much else in my stash; and Dave's technique has inspired me to work on my Glitter Queen status!)


To assemble the card, I used a tape runner to secure the Squash Dot Paper rectangle to the front of a Sunflower Notecard.  I then used a glue pen to put the layers of the Meadow Road Oval together, lining up the squash cardstock layer behind the Meadow Road Oval just a bit off so that some of the stitching shows on the righthand side.  The double-sided tape behind the glittery road also helps to hold those two layers together.  I used the glue pen again to add the "happy birthday" die cut sentiment.  I added a small pearl to dot the "i".  I then used the tape runner to adhere the completed oval layers to the front of the notecard.  The finishing touch?--Ribbon!  Just had to add some yellow-green sheer ribbon tied in a pretty bow since this month's challenge is to use ribbon in some way.  


I also made a card with a more masculine flair in shades of blue with a bright red "happy birthday" and a red/white-dotted ribbon. 


 Be sure to leave me a comment and you could win the MEADOW ROAD OVAL.  You have until midnight, Sunday March 12th to post your comments.  I look forward to reading what you have to say about the newest dies and about the glitter technique!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



What a cute die and I love all the different ways to use it. The glitter inlay is a great way to add sparkle to any design.

Super cards - love how the glitter is added to the first one. The Meadow Road Oval die cut looks so different with the different colour combinations. Great die for masculine and feminine cards. xx

Lovely cards. The Meadow Road Oval makes a wonderful focal point. I like the sparkly road. You definitely need more glitter in your stash. It's good to add a splash of sparkle now and then.

Beautiful cards! I can see that the Meadow Road Oval die would quickly become a favorite! Love that pretty tree!

Sooo beautiful, love the die♥

Great cards, love the new die!

This die is so pretty and versatile. I can imagine a great many possibilities for this little background scene.

Cute card. Absolutely love the oval meadow road die. So versatile, would be thrilled to win it.

Awesome cards, and a reminder that easter is not too far away!

great card, I really like the Meadow Road oval.

Great cards Anne, I love this die : )

Just shows that the right colors, and message can make a card for almost any occasion!
Love this one!

This would be a great base for a cute card scene and I love the glittery road techique!

Two lovely cards...and the different colours really change the look of each card.

your cards are both beautiful, I think that this new die is perfect for every season.

This is a great scene die! So many other sets can be used with this as a starting point.

That looks like such a versatille die and I am intrigued by the glitter inlay technique for the path. So many possibilities!

Simply adorable....love your use of the oval die....BRAVO!!!

Great cards with this die. I like all the polka dots.

MB comes up with the best dies! Love what you've used for these cards! The red, white & blue card is so striking & beautiful!

Super cute card!!!

I love how easily a scene comes together with this awesome new die!! Great cards!!TFS!

Dies galore on these fab cards.! Really like the meadow road oval and can see lots of use for it!

Wonderful die! Your glittery road is pretty!
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Adorable card. I watched Dave's video and was totally inspired by the inlay glitter technique. Now to go through the stash to see what I have! Love this card, though!

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