Another Great Year and a great way to alter die cuts

The crisp colors and clean patterns in our Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack work beautifully for happy cards. And what could be happier than a celebrating Another Great Year?

See the little red mat behind the sentiment? This mat and the sentiment were both die cut using dies from our Apothecary Accents Framelits. The mat in it's original form is much larger than what you see here. I trimmed it down to fit my project by cutting it in the center, cutting those pieces smaller and then layering them over each other. Here are a couple of pictures to better describe the process:

Aside from celebrating birthdays, paper crafters celebrate using our tools in multiple ways! :)

Want to create today's project? 
Here's what you'll need, along with the item number for easy ordering.
Stamps: Another Great Year (w 133038, c 133041 - $23.95/$17.95)
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (132996)
Project Colors: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Real Red, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Framelits - Apothecary Accents (127003), Perfect Polka Dots TIEF (117335)
Embellishments: Jewel Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Other: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) 
Layout inspired by Mojo Monday sketch 333