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Design Cuts Epic Second Birthday Giveaway

Hey Design Cutters!

We hope that you’ve been enjoying our second birthday event. The feedback from the DC community has been absolutely incredible! If you haven’t gotten involved yet, we hope that you’ll check out our multi deal fest – which means that we are re-running our 19 most popular bundles from 2015.

As a thank you to the DC community, we’re running a massive birthday competition:

This is our way of saying thank you for another fantastic year, and for you all being such a wonderful community!

Here’s a look at the prizes:

The Grand First Prize (Worth $1500):

For our top prize, one lucky winner will win their choice of either an Apple Macbook Pro, or the latest Microsoft Surface Book.

Either device should have a huge impact on your creative work!

You will also receive a Design Cuts super fan hamper (details on this below).

Design Cuts Second Birthday Giveaway

The Runner Up Prize

Four lucky runners up will receive a Design Cuts Super Fan Hamper, packed full of awesome DC goodies! 🙂

This includes various Design Cuts merchandise (including our exclusive T-shirts among other goodies!).

You will also get a bundle gift card. This means that you can grab any single future bundle of your choosing for free!

Design Cuts Second Birthday Giveaway

How to Enter:

To enter, we’re looking for your best birthday themed designs! Any design to help celebrate our 2nd birthday is eligible, whether it’s a poster, greeting card, or illustration.

This is a great chance to show off your design skills – particularly using your Design Cuts bundle resources!

We’ll be picking our favourites over the course of the next week, and showcasing many of your designs across our social media pages.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Upload your birthday design to your website server, or a free image host such as Post Image. This will give you a shareable url for your design.
  • Leave a comment below this post, linking us to your image.
  • Be sure to mention if you used any bundle resources in your piece. Using the resources is not a requirement.
  • Feel free to share any additional details about how the piece was constructed and your work process. This is optional, but we always love knowing what went into creating your designs :).

Terms and Conditions

  • We’ll announce the winner on Thursday 29th at approximately 12pm GMT.
  • There will be one grand prize winner, and four runners up.
  • You can submit any design you’ve created over the past year. It doesn’t matter if we have seen it previously, or featured it on our social media profiles already.
  • We will select the winners based on the top designs as voted for by our team. The piece doesn’t have to be particularly complex or advanced. We’re looking for something that is a wonderful visual representation of our birthday.
  • You are allowed to enter multiple designs for this giveaway. However, the five prizes will be split between five different winners.
  • No Design Cuts team members can enter (as much as we’d all love the top prize ourselves!) 😀
  • We are not connected or affiliated with Microsoft or Apple. We’re simply huge fans of their products, use them ourselves, and wanted to give you guys some awesome prizes.

This Contest is Now Over

Thank you so much to everybody who entered, we were so impressed by the quality of your designs.

After the very difficult job of judging, we have selected our 4 runner’s up, and our grand prize winner, which you can see on our Facebook page, via the links below:

Our grand prize winner can be seen here

Our 4 runner’s up can be seen here

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for some world class resources to help construct your design, we’re currently re-running our 19 most popular bundles from 2015, as part of our second birthday event.

566 Lovely Comments from our Community:

  1. Tabitha Kerbabian says:

    Happy birthday, Design Cuts! Thank you again for re-running your 2015 bundles. I’m having a blast with some bundles I’d previously missed. And I made you a birthday card with some of them!: http://www.tabsk.com/portfolio#/design-cuts-card/

    I hand-lettered “happy second birthday”, and used several elements from the Inspirational Artistic Bundle (including Nicky Laatz’s Superfantastic font for the inside of the card, typed on paths), and one of the greeting card mockup images from the Festive Celebration bundle.

    Cheers! 🙂

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Tabitha,

      Thanks so much for this lovely card and your kind birthday wishes :).

      Superfantastic works perfectly with your card design and really fits the tone of the piece! I am so sorry that you missed out on the competition deadline but thank you so much Tabitha for this piece!

  2. avis patterson says:

    WOW! Happy 2nd Birthday, Design Cuts! You’ve been so very generous with sharing the joy during this celebration, and I, for one, am so happy to benefit from all the goodness.

    I thought I’d be able to participate more after my conference this weekend, but life unfortunately had other plans for me. So I’ve made my own consolation card, here: http://s20.postimg.org/lm3rykuml/Design_Cuts_belated_birthday_2015_screened_4.jpg

    I so look forward to more birthdays and more goodness in the coming weeks and months. Keep up the grand work!

    best,
    Avis, 102915

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Avis,

      This is awesome! Oh im so sorry you missed the deadline for the competition but I love that you’ve made this piece to reflect this :).

      We cant wait to see what you come up with for future competitions Avis 🙂

  3. jane says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts! I hope you like my Birthday Card. Handmade by me and some modified elements from the inspirational-artistic-bundle-make-media.
    The cake has a watercolor texture fill and I mixed in a little foil for shine on the candles with a paper texture thrown into the background. Thanks for providing a great inspirational tools to kick start design projects!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4elc3vjei2uu1f/DesignCuts%202nd.jpg?dl=0

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Jane,

      Thank you so much for sending over your entry- your birthday card is fabulous and looks good enough to eat!

      Unfortunately it arrived too late for our competition but thank you for taking the time to create such a fab card for us- it is truly appreciated!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Tib,

      Thanks for sending over your design- it looks awesome!

      Unfortunately it reached us after the competition had closed so we were unable to include it but thank you for taking your time to create this! It looks amazing and i love the DC snowglobe :).

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Mamoun,

      I am so sorry but unfortunately the competition closed at 1200 GMT and your entry was received at 1217 GMT so we are unable to include your entry.

      Thank you so much though for taking the time to enter and I really hope you have been enjoying our birthday celebrations.

  4. Annabelle Agyare says:

    Happy Birthday!! Thanks for all the great deals, here’s my design http://s22.postimg.org/oal63pu29/Bus_Stop_Ad.jpg

    I used Magallanes from ‘The Essential, Creative Design Arsenal’

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Annabelle,

      I am really sorry but unfortunately we closed the competition at 1200GMT and your entry was received at 1216GMT. I am so sorry but I’m afraid we will not be able to take your entry in to consideration.

      Thank you kindly for entering and I hope you have been enjoying our birthday celebrations

  5. Sara says:

    I hope I’m not too late. I literally finished this a second ago.

    Happy Birthday to the whole team and thank you for doing such a marvellous job!

    http://postimg.org/image/oy597wyav/

    For this I used the Marema Typeface and Ornaments.

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Sara,

      Oh no- I am so sorry but unfortunately your entry was posted after the competition closed so we are unable to include it.

      Thank you so much though for being a part of our birthday celebration and for your super kind wishes.

  6. Tom Ross says:

    Thank you SO much to everyone who entered. Just a note that this contest is now closed. We’re now beginning the difficult task of selecting the winners. We’re so amazed and humbled by the talent shown in all the entries, and we can’t wait to share the winner’s announcement with you soon.

    Unfortunately any entries received after this comment can’t be counted.

  7. Just under the wire 🙂

    Thank you so much for the competition! I had a blast creating some designs for you all and even more fun looking at all the talented artist’s work. You guys are great and it has been a wonderful bonding experience.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    -Nicole

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/g3xbj5lj8ac2w0o/Superhero%20City%20TAKE%202-07.jpg?dl=0

    • Tina Muller says:

      Thank you so much for your entry, Nicole.

      Our competition is closing in a few minutes, and we’re left with the incredibly difficult task of picking out a winner.

      Good luck! 😀

  8. Joanne says:

    Wowie-wow, I’m blown away with all the talent on display here, how will you ever choose? What an inspiring community to be part of!

  9. Rachel says:

    Design Cuts Team (or Creative Geeks),

    You guys are amazing! As a student, still working out the kinks, it’s a privilege to be a part of a community of people that are so passionate about design! And, as you’re the brilliant minds behind it, I want to say a BIG THANK YOU!

    You’re deals and tutorials are excellent and I’ve loved using the graphics and tips and tricks in my own work! I look forward to seeing your resources reach more creatives – so here’s to 2 years and many more to come!:)

    For my design, I used resources from both the Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle and the Free Festive Celebration Bundle (thanks again for that!), as well as a few of my own graphics and yours (I couldn’t resist adding your personal icons…hope that’s alright!)
    http://postimg.org/image/eyahwndc1/

    • Tina Muller says:

      Thank you very much for your entry Rachel.

      Our competition is closing in a few minutes, and we’re left with the incredibly difficult task of picking out a winner.

      Best of luck! 😀

  10. Ami Jo says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Love the bundles!

    http://postimg.org/image/hcnxup90r/

    • Tina Muller says:

      Thank you very much for entering our competition, Ami.

      The contest is coming to a close very soon, and we wish you the best of luck! 🙂

  11. Nicolas de Knoop says:

    Hello,

    I have been enjoying some pixel art recently and the thought came to mind to create some! I have created pixel characters for the DC team, trying to give some characteristics from info posted on your about page. The scene inspiration is from the pixel art game “Sword and Sworcery”. Creating this took a lot longer than I thought!! Hence the last minute entry… Not to mention dealing with corrupted file and not enough memory (ram) to deal with the pixel grid I was working from! This was created in Adobe Illustrator cc. I would have liked to animate this too, but alas no time.
    I hope you like it!

    Please find my entry here: http://postimg.org/image/uah03s87d/

    Best wishes,
    Nic

  12. Danielle Mah says:

    Hi Design Cuts!

    Happy 2nd Birthday! I had fun doing your little contest challenge!

    How I created this:
    I used the “custom-scene feminine edition” taken from
    The Beautifully Artistic Designer’s Kit (1000s of Creative Resources)

    Here are the designs:
    http://bit.ly/1kdg3J0
    http://bit.ly/1kdfKOj

    I’ve laid them out in both mockup, original, and black and white. I came up with this concept to “celebrate” your birthday by recognizing all your Design Cuts wins, successes, and the brilliant team behind all this! I put it into a mockup with scissors and a doughnut cause it’s nice to think that the celebration doesn’t end here, and that you guys are continuing to do great work – like all the time! Achieving great things can be fun and creative, and a work in progress. So hopefully you enjoy the graphic I created that celebrates not just your wins but your moments working as a team and the time spent putting our bundles together. Looking forward to more amazing stuff! Thank you DC!

    – Danielle M

  13. Anna-Emilia says:

    Happy birthday DC! Or like we say in Finnish:
    http://postimg.org/image/xfreorhi1/

  14. Adina says:

    Here’s my second design submission:
    http://s16.postimg.org/dd1u9vmr9/DC_Birthday2_low_res.jpg

    I figured since your Birthday is around Halloween, I’d take advantage of that awesome recently released Free (Thank you!) Festive Celebration Bundle, and make a Halloween themed Birthday card for you guys.
    Apart from the background photo, my poster was made strictly in Photoshop using the tools therein and design elements from Design Cuts bundles.

    Design Cuts bundles used:
    Free Festive Celebration Bundle; Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle; Versatile Vector Collection; Extensive Textures, Patterns and Backgrounds Bundle; and the Typographers Dream Bundle.

    Hope you like! 😀

  15. Mique Bos says:

    Happy birthday from the tropics – Kuala Lumpur!

    used Allegreto for the font and tropical leaves for the illustration (both from your bundles)

    https://www.facebook.com/Aero.editing/photos/a.895984193826649.1073741828.895970973827971/905377502887318/?type=3&theate

  16. Stacy M says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts! It has been a fun year with all the bundles. Thank you for helping make 2015 fun and to many more years. It has been fun talking to all of you on Twitter and Facebook. 😀 I created this birthday card awhile back this year and modified it with some sprinkling of :

    Ian Bernard’s Sunkissed ink blots, (Sun Kissed Brush Font Textures)
    Jessica Johnson’s Instaglam glitter on the ink blots, (The Essential, Creative Design Arsenal )
    Carneval Normal Font, (The Lovingly Handcrafted Design Bundle)

    I created the balloons with the circle shape tool and copied and pasted the shapes, drew the strings on the balloons and created the clouds by combining circles in a shape of a cloud. Expanded and grouped the images together. Added the ink blots and the glitter. Looked for the best font choices. Changed the color on Design Cuts to match your RGB tint on the card.

    http://postimg.org/image/ch80rlhsv/

  17. Anja De Dobbelaere says:

    A last minute entry from me!
    [URL=http://s1283.photobucket.com/user/Anja_De_Dobbelaere/media/Random/HappyBirthday_zpsio0hkwwv.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a551/Anja_De_Dobbelaere/Random/HappyBirthday_zpsio0hkwwv.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

  18. K Nielsen says:

    My last submission didn’t follow the Birthday theme very well, so here’s another shot. It’s subtle, but I hope you like it! http://bit.ly/Happy2ndBdayDC

    Here’s what it says on the moon in the Peter Pan poster:
    “Think of a wonderful thought
    Any merry little thought
    Glanz and AF Studio,
    Spoon and Laatz and off you go!
    Like Lil Owls in the sky
    You can fly! You can fly! You can fly!”

    Resources:
    22 Professional & Artistic Fonts
    Make Media Co. – Boho Serif Font
    Lisa Glanz – Pillowbook font

    21 Best Selling Beautiful Fonts
    Make Media Co. – Manhattan Darling Regular Font

    The Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle
    Nicky Laatz – Paper Texture, Gold Foil, Watercolor
    Design Spoon – Edges and halftones

    The Essential, Creative Design Arsenal
    AF Studio – Watercolor paper texture
    2 Lil Owls – Flying Boat and London texture
    Gearwright – Photoshop brushes for cloud on the moon in the Peter Pan Photo
    Place.to – Feminine Scene Creator

    Thank you for providing so many great resources to all designers and making the world a more beautiful place.

  19. Ashley DiFonzo says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts! Thank you guys so much for everything you do! You have brought the inspiration and passion of design back into so many people’s lives! The resources you provide are second to none and I cannot thank you enough. As a graphic design and web instructor, I always send my students in your direction!

    http://s7.postimg.org/gmiu2gt0r/designcutsbirthday.png

    Here’s to many more!
    Cheers!

    Bundle Resources Used:
    Pastel Balloons & Xmas Card Mockup – The Free Festive Celebration Bundle
    VectorPress – The Comprehensive Creative Vectors Bundle

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Ashley,

      Thank you so much for your entry! It looks awesome :).

      Wishing you the best of luck with the competition!

  20. Happy Birthday DC! Thanks for all the bundles! Here’s what I used:
    Point & Poem (Cupcakes)
    Point & Poem (Pastel Balloons)
    Nicky Laatz (Honeycream Font)
    Design Spoon (Halftone Texture)
    Miller Type (Uniform Font)

    Here’s my submission:
    http://postimg.org/image/4p7gd9t3p/

  21. Elijah Powell says:

    Happy Birthday again guys! Thank you for all you do! Here is my entry!

    http://s29.postimg.org/4fe9t1yw7/Design_Cuts_Birthday_Card_final.jpg

    I used:

    • The Typographer’s Dream Bundle – Fish and Chips Font

    • The Lovingly Handcrafted Design Bundle’s – Retro Supply Co. VectorSketch Illustrator Brushes.

    • The Ultimate Designer’s Collection (2014) – Nicky Laatz’s Real Watercolour Paper

    • Massive Patterns, Textures and Backgrounds Bundle (2014) Watercolour Patterns Dots

    I enjoyed drawing this cute little cupcake for you guys!

  22. Shari Anne says:

    Oh gosh, what a journey it’s been! Happy Birthday, Design Cuts! You have no idea how awesome you’ve helped make my life be. I’m so proud of you guys for this huge milestone! Look how far you’ve come…. that’s so amazing. You all worked so hard for this… you’re my inspiration.

    Here’s a birthday poster made for you. Happy Birthday, DC!! I hope you can reach it! All the details on the design and the bundles are on this link on the blog!

    http://oceanblue-design.com/happy-birthday-design-cuts-heres-a-poster-i-made-for-you/

  23. Elizabeth Vitols says:

    Hi Design Cuts- Thanks for this awesome opportunity – I only recently started doing art again and this is “Dancing Queen” dedicated to my many years of Abba mania! I have also recently started using my artwork in cards, prints and on handbags etc- I have purchased a few of your awesome bundles and just love your team 🙂 well done guys a very happy 2nd Birthday & many more to come 🙂
    This image has the starry night filter and star graphics 🙂 hope you like it 🙂

    http://postimg.org/image/60m4tx8dl/
    http://s20.postimg.org/ceb7x6d9p/3_lady_dancers_edited_3.jpg

    This image is dedicated to my one true love and fan – my darling husband (he’s the cowboy and I’m the cheerleader 🙂 jumping out of the cake 🙂
    The LOVE background is from one of your bundles – its a favorite of mine and also has a starry night effect 🙂
    http://postimg.org/image/5p99uwhbd/
    http://s20.postimg.org/5chvopz1p/Happy_Birthday_DC_Love_is_2.jpg

    The 3rd one is on your fabulous DEER background :_) with a fun doodle frame and some trimmings 🙂 I originally made this cowboy on this background with the words “into the wild” I like to play with words and images and create fun 🙂
    http://postimg.org/image/ldk4cjsmh/
    http://s20.postimg.org/j8zrbgqzx/happy_birthday_into_the_wild_D

  24. Paul Le says:

    Ah, I forgot to mention that there are a lot of items on the site so it may take some time to load depending on your network speed. For the most part it’s fine but just a small disclaimer lol

  25. Paul Le says:

    Hi Everyone!

    First and foremost, I wanted to wish everyone at DC a wonderful 2nd Birthday! I wish I could give you all a big warm Paulie Pocket hug right now! I hope the festivities are still on-going and there is plenty of good food and drinks being consumed!

    My Epic DC 2nd Bday Submission(s) can be viewed at:
    http://www.paulledesigns.com

    I am happy to say that I finally have my DC 2nd Birthday Competition submission(s) completed!!! I really wanted to create something extraordinarily EPIC for your second birthday that is visually wonderful and a good representation of your birthday! It took me a little time to brainstorm what I could do and it dawned on me that since the main prize is a computer of sorts, I thought I’d create something that is interactive so that anyone can access, learn about DC, your milestones, and the kind, funny, personable individuals that make DC such a great community to be a part of. With that said, I created a whole campaign that includes a designed invitation, postcard, poster and a single paged interactive super scrolling website! Each piece has it’s own unique design that works together but also works independently.

    I wanted to create a whole DC Birthday Campaign, starting with the invitation, which was the basis of the artwork and then creating the postcard and poster, and along the way, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve updated the characters I created to be more festive and celebratory…there is also one made for your newest member, Lauren! After the artwork was established, I went on to doing research and going through and pulling out photos from 2013 until now to use on the site.

    I rearranged the elements of the invitation, postcard and poster and created Header Banner Images for the site as well as putting my photoshop skills to work and creating independent Header graphics as well as mockups for the invite, postcard and poster. At the very top left is the three lines icon that when clicked pulls out the main navigation and when a navigation item is clicked it jumps to that section on the page. To the far right is social media links that take you to your social media platforms. When scrolling, the nav sticks to the top.

    I added a counter to let people know how long the celebration is still going for. Below that is a slider of your Milestones and important events. The next section celebrates each team member which you can scroll through with each photo and if you rollover, you can see a nickname for each person.

    Below the team section is a section to callout your location with a google street view. There is an icon of a camera in the middle right and when clicked shows the entire image without the text over it. The next section is with a “Thanks” from your team, which I’ve repurposed from your site. I added some text below the body text as a Call-to-Action for people to download the Invitation, Postcard or Poster so they can print or save and share. Next is a scroller of your daily events in your life at DC which showcases not only you guys working but having fun, being yourselves as well and enjoying life and through the two years DC has been running!

    Next is the “Join the Party” section where people can “RSVP” but mainly a way to have people join and receive email blasts. Then comes a photo gallery section of more fun around the office but also shows how everyone has their own unique lives day to day!
    Then comes a little Happy Bday note from me, and lastly a Birthday Song, written and sung by my best friend’s sister, which is fun and bubbly and I thought it just fit the occasion! And of course the footer at the bottom with the cute characters reiterated.

    I had family and friends beta test the site to make sure things were running fine. At some point I went over my bandwidth and had to upgrade LOL I also went to a local electronics store to test the site on various Apple and PC computers and products to make sure it was being viewed OK since at some point some people who were testing were having issues with the animations not working or the header images being cropped off due to the size of their device. @_@

    This message is getting kind of long so I’m gonna abbreviate some of the DC resources I’ve used. I used fonts such as Sun Kissed in various pieces as well as Catalina, Uniform and Eveleth and textures from The Extensive Textures, Patterns & Backgrounds Bundle, 15 Professional Quality, Hugely Versatile Font Families, and The Ultimate Designer’s Collection.

    So there you have it! A summary of my process! I may have missed some parts but you get the gist of it 😛 I hope you all enjoy my submission(s) and again, HAPPY SNAPPY MERRY BERRY SUPER DUPER FANTABULOUS BIRTHDAY and A MASSIVE THANK YOU to you all for being such great people and thank you for all your work, time, effort and dedication, and just listening. You guys are like great friends who live too far lol Hope all is well and let me know if you have any issues with the URL or anything. Cheers!! ~Paul

    PS – I’m visiting the UK and flying into Heathrow in December, just thought I’d let ya know 😛

  26. Agustín Luque Chacón says:

    Dear Tom, Matt, Darren, Tina, Carol, Edita and Ben,

    BIG THANKS for the HARD WORK you do to continually bringing us a tasty bundle, one after another, for two years now. I hope you’re having a fantastic birthday because you deserve it undoubtedly! So, to show my gratitude I’ve made some visual gifts for you (I wish I would had more time to do more..), hope you like it!

    1. For the first one I used “Faith and Glory” typefaces from the “Typography Dream Bundle”, a gold foil by “Studio Denmark” included in “The Gorgeous, Artistic Design Bundle” and the last “The Free Festive Celebration Bundle” for the mockup.
    http://i.imgur.com/uKeOlGC.jpg

    2. For this I used “Splandor” typeface and their ornaments from “30 Best selling Creative Fonts” (the first bundle I bought) and a gold foil action included in font “Stylish” from “22 World Class Quality Fonts”
    http://i.imgur.com/qg4GfWw.jpg

    3. Here I used some of the styles of “Burford” typeface from “22 Best Selling Fonts”and another mockup from “The Free Festive Celebration Bundle” combined with some items from Mockup Zone in “The Gorgeous, Artistic Design Bundle”. And the color scheme of your logo & web of course 😉
    http://i.imgur.com/Z1CbFVH.jpg

    4. For the last one I played with “Glowist” from “30 Best selling Creative Fonts”, once again with your vibrant color scheme and the background texture was made with “Texture On” from “The Gorgeous, Artistic Design Bundle”.
    http://i.imgur.com/w3wJ6Dr.jpg

    It was really fun to do this, so although it would be impossible to show you my complete gratitude at least I hope I made you smile. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Creative Geeks and may you have many more!:D

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Agustin,

      Thank you so much for your entries- it is going to be such a tough decision! These are all fantastic so best of luck :).

  27. Brandon Biro says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts!!! My illustration is in honor of both your birthday and halloween.

    Thank you all for the great deals. I used Wallows and Caston fonts.

    http://s28.postimg.org/tgqq4j1rh/bdaycard.jpg

  28. Jessica Letterman says:

    I had so much fun creating my first design, I decided to make a second one. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to create a modern or retro design, so it ended up being a little of both. I felt that the quote was fitting due to the fact your team is leading all of the Design Cutters to grow and learn as designers. Thank you for all that you do!

    I used the fonts Rushistly, Stringbeans (Typographer’s Toolbox), and Peaches and Cream Ornament. For graphics: I used vector elements from Lettersmith (22 Professional Artistic Fonts), Creators Couture PS Styles and Swedish Point’s Ultimate Halftone Collection (Lovingly Handcrafted), and Studio Denmark’s Chalkboard (Artistic Designer’s Kit.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/lq1cx44k7u0x57h/designcuts%20poster%20chalk.png?dl=0

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Another awesome entry Jessica!

      We are closing this competition very soon so thank you for taking part and best of luck 🙂

  29. Wendy Delfosse says:

    What a great giveaway! Here’s a birthday card celebrating you my favorite design resources shop.

    http://s17.postimg.org/vgl5d5bsf/Design_Cuts_Birthday.jpg
    and in mockup: http://s14.postimg.org/ahpo60gox/xmas_GC_3.jpg

    Resources I used:
    Poem Font: Melany Lane Bold, Yellow Design Studio, 30 Best Selling Creative Fonts
    “Thanks”: from The Glitz Shoppe, Nicky Laatz, The Gorgeous, Artistic Design Bundle
    Swirly: Melany Lane Ornaments Bold, Yellow Design Studio, 30 Best Selling Creative Fonts
    Cupcake: Cupcakes Clip Art, Point and Poem, The Free Festive Celebration Bundle
    Polka Dots Background Texture: Girl Birthday Owl Clip art, Point and Poem, The Free Festive Celebration Bundle
    Textured with watercolor background: I can’t find which group it was in but the filename is Watercolor6_version2 if anyone’s better at organizing their downloads than me. 😉
    And one more additional texture: Gold Hearts Bokeh, Gold Rush, Studio Denmark, The Gorgeous, Artistic Design Bundle
    Card Mockup: Xmas Greeting Cards Mockup Vol. 2, Tomodachi, The Free Festive Celebration Bundle

    Thank you guys so much for everything!! Happy birthday!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Wendy,

      This so lovely and your poem is truly wonderful- here is too many more years :).

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and for your support over the past two years- it means so much to the entire team!

      Best of luck for later :).

  30. Samantha says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts! I always look forward to your deals, tutorials and interacting with you on Facebook. Once again, I need to say a huge thank you for the recent free festive give away! Here’s my entry:

    I did both a mockup and a regular 150dpi as I am not sure what the size requirements are.

    The phrase comes from one of my favorite movies of all times ‘Blade Runner’, I’ve been contemplating to make a poster of it for a long time and I wanted an old world feel.
    I came across one of your tutorials (Create a Spooky Poster Using Multiple Fonts) I just loved the vibe of the background for it, added a bit more elements here and there. As for fonts, I really… really wanted to play in breaking the rules in mixing fonts^_^ I was looking for an “old world vibe” with a futuristic touch… hope I succeeded with that! ha

    ~Curious factor
    In the movie the quote goes:
    “I have… seen things you people wouldn’t believe… Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like tears… in… rain. Time… to die…”

    the actor Rutger Hauer whom played Roy Batty changed the script to a more poetic meaning as he thought the original was too bland and long 🙂
    “I have known adventures, seen places you people will never see, I’ve been Offworld and back… frontiers! I’ve stood on the back deck of a blinker bound for the Plutition Camps with sweat in my eyes watching the stars fight on the shoulder of Orion… I’ve felt wind in my hair, riding test boats off the black galaxies and seen an attack fleet burn like a match and disappear. I’ve seen it, felt it…!”

    Hope you like it!

    Mockup
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_1DSj3lhEfmRGtVazF1SWNZeG8

    Poster:
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_1DSj3lhEfmUzlRVXVhd3B3UTQ

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Samantha,

      What a movie… one of my faves and you did an awesome job with this! It definitely works with the vintage feel and it is like something you would unearth in a curios shop :).

      I didnt know that about Rutger Hauer either (storing this nugget of info for future pub quizes!)

      The best of luck with the competition!

      • Samantha says:

        Whew!!!! I am sooooo glad you liked it!

        Hahaha pub quizes! Sounds like fun!

        I was a bit skeptical about the many fonts I used, especially as they are not commonly used fonts. Every time I see the clip of that scene where the character says his words it feels as if each phrase stands on its own, and as such I wanted to emphasizes that. Thank you! I truly value the opinion of you awesome guys & gals 😀

        I see that the “poster” does not load a preview. I guess it’s due to its size… Should I take it down?

        Thanks again!

  31. Pablo Montes O'Neill says:

    To make this poster I decided to use a painting that I just finished this week, which is called “The Artist”. In this work, I integrated some of the designs I’ve recently done using DC Bundles. I put the description of the bundle in the poster so is use as some kind of infographic. Ahh, and Happy birthday in your second year! …. Here’s the link to the poster design: http://montesdesign.net/the-artist.jpg

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Great design entry, Pablo! It’s awesome to see the designs that you’ve created with your DC resources 🙂 I’m so pleased that they’ve been able to help you out! Awesome job!

      Best of luck for today 🙂

      • Pablo Montes O'Neill says:

        Thank you, it was difficult to decide which designs to include because they are many in which Design Cuts helped me raise the level of my designs…

  32. Ami Jo says:

    Happy Birthday DesignCuts!

    Love you bundles!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Ami,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! we really appreciate it 🙂

      Thanks for submitting your design, awesome job 🙂 Best of luck for today!

  33. Zorana Matijasevic says:

    Happy Birthday DC!
    Here is a little illustration with Wacom help! 🙂
    maybe a bit horrific 🙂 but Happy Birthday anyway!! 🙂

    http://s22.postimg.org/g2tnxpu9d/birthday_card_2.jpg

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Zorana,

      Not horrific at all! What a cool illustration of the team! Thank you so much! I really like it 🙂

      Thank you for taking the time to enter, best of luck!

  34. Nikki Radloff says:

    Hey Design Cut Team 🙂

    http://postimg.org/image/6y10pknfr/

    Thank you for your continued hard work in bringing us the resources we need but not hurting our pocket.

    I wanted to make something that was reminiscent of your design style with a simple flat illustration that’s also playful.

    Wishing you a happy birthday!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you so much for your design entry Nikki!

      Delicious looking cake design, top work! Very best of luck for today! 🙂

  35. Lori Sulger says:

    Hi All,
    I got busy and created two other submissions (since it’s your second birthday and all! hahaha)

    The first is:
    http://www.danielphotographics.com/birthdaygreetings2.jpg

    This was created using several different tools from various bundles, including some of you free ones (thank you!)

    I took you Design Cut logo and made a brush out of it and also copied the actual logo. After combining the 2 and also the number 2, I repeated the pattern and created the back most layer.

    Then I used various textures and layers until I achieved the look I desired. I used a variety of overlays o the words and the emblem.

    I thought this design is ethereal and hope you all like it too.

    This one is more kid friendly and playful. I used primarily the tools found in your recent free festive celebration bundle.
    I hope you get a “HOOT” out of it! 🙂

    http://www.danielphotographics.com/birthdaygreetings3.jpg

    So many wonderful entries I do not envy your having to choose. Thank you for doing this. I’m certain whomever wins will be so blessed with the amazing prizes.

    Thank you again and Happy Birthday and many, many more.

    Blessings,
    Lori

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Lori,

      These are both awesome and i love how you have used our logo as a patterned background!

      I adore owls so your second piece is definitely a Hoot for me :). It is so fun and whimsical :).

      Best of luck Lori with all your entries!

  36. Danielle says:

    Hello!

    I decided to make a bright and fun card to celebrate Design Cuts’ 2nd Birthday! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it =) Thank you for being awesome Design Cuts, here’s to many more years!

    I used the Lettersmith font and Photoshop styles from the 22 Professional & Artistic Fonts bundle, hand drawn elements by Lisa Glanz from The Versatile Vector Collection & various watercolor textures.

    I uploaded the front, inside left, & inside right and then a mock up to see it complete.

    http://postimg.org/image/xknvbognz/
    http://postimg.org/image/dc0hpyhcv/
    http://postimg.org/image/z9wyjqwdb/
    http://postimg.org/image/rcomtm9lz/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Danielle,

      Thanks for this awesome entry- it is so much fun and growing up is definitely a trap lol!

      This is so lovely and I really like how Lettersmith works with the watercolour!

      Best of luck for this afternoon :).

  37. Marty Cepeda says:

    – H a p p y B i r t h d a y D e s i g n C u t s ! –

    It’s beautiful to see how much DC has grown, can’t wait to see what’s next 🙂
    Keep up the fantastic work and have a splendid day

    http://postimg.org/image/6abgy9a37/

    Craving a rather cup cake now, Cheers!
    MC

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Marty,

      Thanks for entering- I hear you on the cupcake craving! Your piece and all the lovely designs of cakes and sweet treats we are getting has the whole team very very hungry!

      Rest assured we have lots of exciting things up our sleeve for Year 3 so watch this space :).

  38. Jacqueline says:

    All I can say is “thank you.” One day I will learn how to draw and be creative and you’ve prompted me to give it a try. https://www.dropbox.com/s/55kjac5lqmk9nka/dc_birthday.jpg?dl=0

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Jacqueline,

      Thanks for submitting your design! Awesome work! What a fun room design you’ve created (and I am now determined to make Tom grow a moustache like that!)

      Thanks for taking the time 🙂 Best of luck!

  39. David Rodriguez says:

    Hopefully It’s not too late, here is my image.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/rfbe3vnruzjhm6r/DCBirthday_DRod-01.jpg?dl=0

    Hope you like it 🙂

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Not too late at all, David! 🙂 Thank you for your entry!

      Really cool entry, great use of our DC colours, awesome job 🙂 best of luck for today!

  40. Jerry says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday Design Cuts!!!

    I’m here to post my entries into the contest, hope they are worthy enough for judgement for the contest.

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/a2fm5bahxkunfk8/DC_2nd_Celebration.jpg

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/smhjqt58frossqj/DC_Anniversary.jpg

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/pmi1djq8il6bdqb/DC-Invitation.jpg

    http://www.mediafire.com/view/236kaq0399u6qr9/DC-Eye-Chart.jpg

    You do know you guys are incredible, your deals are low cost must haves to anyone who enjoys creating artwork of all types, a win – win situation.

    Thanks for the 2 years, hope there are many more to come.

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Jerry,

      Thank you so much for your continued support and for taking the time to enter your designs! We really appreciate it 🙂

      Really awesome design, I especially love the eye-chart piece, the textures on the background and text are superb.

      Best of luck, Jerry. Thanks again!

  41. Lisa says:

    Nothing fancy but I wanted to wish you a happy 2nd birthday: http://intergalacticwebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DC-Cleft.jpg

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      This is so fab Lisa- we are a very musical bunch over here so that is right up our street :).

      This is such a sweet design Lisa and very well done! Wishing you the best of luck with your entry for later :).

  42. Lauren Black says:

    I went a little “buckwild” designing this card for my favorite art bundle site! The idea behind my design comes from the whole concept of Design Cuts — giving people the best bang for their BUCK!!!

    http://www.legacyloft.com/happy-birthday-dc

    I created the design in Adobe Illustrator, starting with a paper texture, watercolor swatches and vectors from the Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle – using elements from both Nicky Laatz’s Mammoth Watercolor Set and Make Media Co’s Watercolor Media Kit.

    The three hand-drawn fonts complement the watercolor feel and include the following:
    – Pringleton from the Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle
    – Wanderlust from the Beautiful Artistic Design Bundle
    – Zanjeros from the Typographer’s Dream Bundle

    Thanks so much for all of your amazing design bundles! I can’t wait to see what you come up with in the next coming year! Happy Birthday!

    – Lauren Black

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Lauren,

      Thanks so much for the lovely entry and I love the play on words :). The watercolours work so well here and I love that you’ve kept with DC colours!

      Good luck with later!

  43. Ilze Lucero says:

    Have a great birthday… and many many more.
    Here are some Birthday wishes for you http://www.ilzelucerophotography.com/Portaiture/Design-Cuts-happy-Birthday/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Ilze,

      Thank you so much for the lovely birthday wishes! Oh my goodness- I actually let out a little YAY when i opened this as I love pugs and this little guy is adorable :).

      Wishing you the best of luck with your entry!

  44. Victoria de Laplante says:

    Hey Guys!

    Design Cuts has made life as a graphic designer so much better. Your affordable packages have been my saving grace. When I saw the email regarding this contest, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. My poster was created almost everything from my previously purchased Design Cuts bundles! Happy 2nd birthday DC!

    Fonts used:
    – Caferus
    – Catfish Press

    Mockup:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/m51uv39xj3qj79i/Mockup.png?dl=0

    Highres:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gck1fwt04u31ej6/DCBday.jpg?dl=0

    With love, from Canada

    Victoria de Laplante

    • Victoria de Laplante says:

      I may have saved the highres version in CMYK instead of RGB, and it’s appearing lime green in the preview! If you’re seeing this, please use this link (or download from dropbox)

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/p3g2a0mqg9n6uea/DBBday%28RGB%29.jpg?dl=0

      Thanks DC !

      • Carol Sweeney says:

        Hey Victoria,

        This is such an awesome entry- I love that you have included us in your piece and wearing such fetching party hats as well :).

        Thank you so much for entering and also for your kind words- we are just so happy that our bundles help you with your work!

        Good luck for later!

  45. Angie Key says:

    I couldn’t resist taking a second stab at it. This time, I went for something a little more whimsical. I am, first and foremost, a photographer, so I started there: with a photograph I shot of my niece several years ago.

    http://www.angiekey.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Design-Cuts-Faerie.jpg

    Here’s a list of the supplies and techniques:
    I ran Paint Pro 3 and Watercolor Painter by Ozono from the Beautiful Artstic Bundle on the photo; blended.
    Fairy Dust by 2 Lil Owls from The Free Festive Celebration Bundle applied in Screen blending mode.
    Silver bokeh and silver glitter styles by Studio Denmark – Gold Rush, from the Beautiful Artistic Bundle.
    Pink watercolor style HAPPY from the Bonjour Extras by Nicky Laatz in the Beautiful Artistic Bundle.
    Have Heart font family by Set Sail Studio from the Typographer’s Dream Bundle.

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you for your second entry Angie, it’s really kind of you to take the time 🙂

      Really lovely photo, and the watercolour techniques you’ve applied to it look really nice! Great work!

      The contest will be ending soon, very best of luck!

  46. Rose Ohochukwu says:

    http://s11.postimg.org/7m25dv8f7/Happy_2nd_Birthday_Design_Cuts.jpg
    Happy belated birthday Design Cuts. I cannot believe its been 2 fantastic years already, wow! Thumbs up and we celebrate with you.
    Here is a short animation wishing you a happy birthday.
    Unfortunately, i didn’t use any of the available bundles; however i hope you like it.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Rose,

      Thank you so much for sending over your animation! Really awesome job 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to enter!

      I wish you the best of luck for today!

  47. Melanie says:

    Ok my dears – I have to participate …

    I’m so overwhelmed by those lovely comments from the growing community.
    I’m proud being a part of it.

    Because of that, I used some of the birthdaywishes from other members, to create a typo based poster. It’s the essence of your greatness and the awesome creative community 🙂

    Art from different bundles is used for it:
    – Watercolor texture by spoon
    – Trend rough font from the essential-creative-arsenal
    – Paper texture by design-dell
    – Text deviders by lisa-glanz
    – The wallderful mockup by vadim
    and for shure – this font is screaming “Design Cuts” – the Sun Kissed Font

    Guys – I’m a bit (haha – not just a bit) obsessed about the bundles you create.
    You’re always stay in touch with your community – that’s a lot of work.
    But it’s worth it! We love you plus you let us know – we’re loved by you guys.

    So – that’s it. Happy birthday again!

    I hope you enjoy my little piece of design:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8x618s28szoz64p/2Birthday_DC_Mockup_Stork.jpg?dl=0

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Melanie!

      Thank you for your design entry, I really love your poster design, lovely to see Sun Kissed featured with some cool colour choices 🙂 great job!

      Thanks for all your support, it means the world to us 🙂 Good luck!

      • Melanie Stork says:

        Thank you Ben 😀

        I know you guys will choose a awesome design – thrilled to see which one will get on the top 😉

        Happy choosing 😀 😀

  48. Andrzej Wojciechowski says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts!

    http://divart.pl/divart-1.png

    Happy Birthday • Gelukkige Verjaarsdag • Geseënde Verjaarsdag • Gëzuar Ditëlindjen • Gléklickagebùrtstag • Viel Gleck Zuem Geburtsdeuh • Mwe Nay Mingalar Pa• Feliç Aniversari • Per Molts Anys • Ulihelisdi Udetiyisgv • Sang Yut Fai Lok 生日快乐 • Sheng Ri Kuai Le 生日快樂) • Pedn Bloodh Lowen Dhewgh • Felice Anniversariu • Sretan Rođendan • Všechno Nejlepší • Všechno Nejlepší K Narozeninám • Tillykke Med Fødselsdagen • Buña Bwa Yabè Ba Bwam • Gefeliciteerd Met Je Verjaardag• Gelukkige Verjaardag • Felicxan Naskigxtagon • Feliæan Naskiøtagon • Palju Õnne Sünnipäevaks • Mbembe Abok Abiali • Bamba Mbou • Tillukku Við Føðingardegnum • Maligayang Kaarawan • Melkam Lidet • عيد ميلاد سعيد • Tsnounde Shnorhavor • Bon Anniverséro • Ad Günün Mübarek• I Ni San Kura • Sambé Sambé • Mi Klôa • Zorionak Zuri • Li Gwé Lilam • З Днём Нараджэння • Subho Janmadin • Amulli Ameggaz • Hapi Long Leaf Lo U • Joyeux Anniversaire • Sretan Rođendan • Deiz Ha Bloaz Laouen Dit • Честит Рожден Ден• Hyvää Syntymäpäivää • Gelukkige Verjaardag • Joyeux Anniversaire • Lokwinske Mei Dyn Jirdei • Bon Complean • Ke Manu’ia Lou ‘Asotupu • Feliz Cumpreanos • გილოცავ დაბადების დღეს • Alles Gute Zum Geburtstag • Herzlichen Glückwunsch Zum Geburtstag • Na Ta Ekatostisis • Lá Breithe Shona Duit• Buon Compleanno • O Tanjôbi Omedetô• Amulli Ameggaz • Тёрсн Ёдртн Байрта Болтха • Huttu Habbada Haardika Shubhashayagalu • Туған Күніңіз Құтты Болсын تۋعان كۇنىڭىز قۇتتى بولسىن • Rik Reay Tngai Kom Nert • Isabukuru Nziza • Туулган Күнүң Менен • تۇۇلعان كۉنۉڭ مەنەن • Sabukuri Nziza • Umunsi Mukuru Mwiza • 생일 축하합니다 • Rojbona Te Pîroz Be • Souksaan Van Kheud • Happy Birthday • Felix Dies Natalis • Felix Sit Natalis Dies • Daudz Laimes Dzimšanas Dienā • Bón Conpleànno • Mbotama Elamu • Su Gimtadieniu • Efeliciteer Mit Ju Verjaardag• E Schéine Gebuertsdag • Среќен Роденден • Arahabaina Tratry Ny Tsingerinandro Naterahanao • Chronia Polla • Xronia Polla • Rogüerohory Nde Arambotýre • Janam Diwasani Badhai • Wszystkiego Najlepszego Z Okazji Urodzin• Bòn Fèt • Hau’oli La Hanau • Yom Huledet Sameakh • Janamdin Ki Hardhik Shubhkaamnaayein • Boldog Születésnapot Kívánok• Til Hamingju Með Afmælið • Selamat Ulang Tahun • Manaova Tsingerinandro Naterahana Finaritra • Selamat Hari Jadi • Selamat Hari Lahir• Piranaal Mangalangal • Xewqat Sbieħ Għal Għeluq Sninek • Ra Whanau Koa • Vadh Diwsachya Hardika Shubhechha • A Koakoa Ta Koe Koika Hanau Ia • Tursun Udriin Bayar Hurgeye • Sretan Rođendan• Ne Y Taabo • Sanaa Hilwa • Janmadin Ko Mangalmaya Subhakaamanaa • Nzo Yenga Ti Dungo Mo • Bonus Annus • Co-Latha Breith Sona Dhuibh • Срећан Рођендан • สุขสันต์วันเกิด • Letsatsi Le Monate La Tsoalo • Mwaha Mwema Wa Baraka • Bavudei Rakanaka • Junam Dhin Joon Wadhayoon • Suba Upandinayak • Všetko Najlepšie K Narodeninám• Vse Najboljše • Dobro Letobra • Dhalasho Wacan • An Do Siina Kurumba • Feliz Cumpleaños • Kumbukumbu Njema • Grattis På Födelsedagen • Viel Glück Zum Geburtstag • Viel Glück Zum Geburi • Maligayang Kaarawan• Ia Ora Te Mahana Fanaura’a • Piranda Naal Vaazhthukkal • Tugan Konen Belen • పుట్టిన రోజు శుభాకాంక్షలు • Diledibua Dilenga • Kundah Bial Dohli • Gratulerer Med Dagen • Gratulerer Med Fødselsdagen • Bon Aniversari• Felis Kumpleanjo • Kaleza Mo Mubarak Sha• تولدت مبارک • Bon Compleann • Feliz Aniversário • Parabéns • Janum Din Diyan Boht Boht Wadayian • Bonne Fête • Baxtalo Rodźendano • La Mulţi Ani • С Днем Рождения • Ia Manuia Le Aso Fanau • Nzoni Matanga Ti Dongo • Bonos Annos • Doğum Günün Kutlu Olsun• Nice Yillara • Iyi Ki Doğdun • Vordiśkem Nunalenyd • З Днем Народження • Saalgirah Mubarik • تۇغۇلغان كۆنىڭىزگە مۇبارەك بولسۇن • Tug’ilgan Kuningiz Muborak Bo’lsin• Chúc Mừng Sinh Nhật • Ke Manuia Tou Aho Tupu • Djoyeus Aniversaire • Bon Aniversaire • Penblwydd Hapus • Bon Nanivèsè • Beuss Bou Deloussi Moo Nex • A Freilekhn Gebortstog • Ajodun Ayo Fun E • Sera Tuya Newiyê Wes Bo • Happy Birthday

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Wowsers Andrzej,

      That is a lot of birthday wishes!! This is so awesome and thank you so much! I am super pleased to see Irish made the list but how on earth did you pick the languages for this??!!

      Best of luck for later 🙂

      • Andrzej Wojciechowski says:

        Hey Carol,
        It was not easy but on the internet you can find everything. I combined, edited and got ready for text. The problem was only using it to create cards. In programnie they disappeared me all the national characters. And finally I did it as a web page. I downloaded it like png and added the rest of the elements.

  49. Lorena says:

    Hi!! I’ve posted a message this afternoon, but I can’t see it 🙁 so I’m going to post it again in case it wasn’t my problem (likely it is) … Apologies if the message is posted twice.

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts! You’ve helped me a lot this year (since I’m registered), with your bundles and tutorials, so I couldn’t let pass the chance to celebrate with you!

    This is my birthday design:

    http://www.premadeebookcovers.co.uk/images/design_cuts_birthday.jpg

    And I’ve used the following:

    – The font in the dialog bubbles is Catfish (hehe) from the 22 World Class Quality Fonts bundle.
    – The fonts in Happy Birthday are from Nicky Latz: Zanjeros, from the Typographer’s Dream Bundle, and StylishBrush, from the 22 World Class Quality Fonts bundle.
    – And the lovely picture from here: https://pixabay.com/en/cat-cats-kitten-kittens-dressed-316990/

    Cheers from London!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Lorena,

      Thanks so much for your entry- rest assured it has reached us :).

      Oh this is so lovely- the cats are so adorable and we do love cake! Best of luck with your entry later!

  50. Rose says:

    are animations allowed?

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Rose,

      They are indeed! Any original design is allowed but please be aware that we cannot accept any entries after midday today, GMT. so not long left to get entries over to us!

  51. Daniel Freedman says:

    I was thinking Design Cuts needs to go corporate.
    I wanted to go simple, but powerful.
    I used “Frost” font from one of the packs, this was to effect a lighter side of Design Cuts, but still express the seriousness of providing quality products and branding.
    I also used the mock-ups and ‘facade’ options from one of the design packs
    I was thinking that a great give away would be a pencil embossed with “DesignCuts.com”. Happy Birthday
    http://thefreeddesign.com/portfolio-2.php

    • Daniel Freedman says:

      is everything okay?

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Daniel,

      Thank you so much for submitting your entry! They look really great! I especially love the Design Cuts Birthday Pen, awesome job 🙂

      Not long now before the competition closes, best of luck!

  52. Sergii says:

    Hey DesignCuts, Happy Birthday from UA!!!
    Good luck for long years, more cool bundles for us and a lot of happy clients!
    You collect really cool bundles (especially I love professional fonts and mockups).
    From Monday I have time to create few gift cards and something like gift poster.
    My main skills is web/ui, but this time trying to create something cool and more oriented to print samples (2 last ones) 🙂

    http://dbs.com.ua/dc1.jpg
    http://dbs.com.ua/dc2.jpg
    http://dbs.com.ua/dc3.jpg
    http://dbs.com.ua/dc4.jpg
    http://dbs.com.ua/dc5.jpg

    Also I provide small preview of creation process with early stages of gift cards, may be later will have time to make somethg like “How to” if somebody will be interesting in it :)))
    http://dbs.com.ua/process.jpg

    — small quest —
    By the way 4 of 5 artworks was created completely from your bundles and only one from my other purchase.

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Oh my goodness, Sergii! Your 5 entries are all amazing! Really great job!

      Thank you for providing your “How to” as well, it’s always interesting to see our community members creative process 🙂

      Thanks again for taking the time and best of luck!

  53. Jacqueline Phillips says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday, Design Cuts!

    My design can be found here: http://bit.ly/DesignCutsJackieP

    Every single element of the image is created from Design Cuts resources – from tutorial pieces to bundles (including yesterday’s “Free Festive Celebration Bundle”). I tried to count the number of DC items I used, but it was nearly impossible to keep track (feel free to ask if you want to know where something is from..). I had so much fun making this and look forward to many more years of inspiration from DC – your company is really the best, from curation to customer service… you make design even more fun!
    Thank you!
    Jackie xx

    • Jacqueline Phillips says:

      Alright.. now that that “design adrenalin rush” has calmed down, I’ll briefly explain how I created the image. After writing the poem and dividing it into 10 sections, I used 14 fonts to bring it to life (from The Beautifully Artistic Designer’s Kit, Holiday Gift Bundle, and All Inclusive Design Bundle). The Mint Damask (Steampunk Tutorial) can be seen faintly in the background. As I created the design around the text, I was careful to use only DC goods. I pulled elements from four bundles and tutorials from Bowling (the trophy) to Steampunk (gears & gold rays above “Brilliant Resources”). The line breaks and frame were created using Make Media Co’s “Borders Corner’s & Bursts” (All Inclusive Design Bundle). For style flair, I often used Bonjour’s one click style tools (The Beautifully Artistic Designer’s Kit). Personally my favorite piece” is “Work hard to bring us” moment (particularly the coffee stain from Robin Gough Design in the Holiday Gift Bundle). All in all, I probably spent around 12 hours creating this design (2-3 of which were used to find the perfect DC elements). I’m really happy with how it turned out and I hope you enjoy it! If you’re curious to know where a particular piece came from, please don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      What an incredible poem, Jackie. Thank you so much, this is fantastic!

      Your attention to detail and clever font choices are stunning. I love it 🙂 really great job!

      Thank you so much for taking the time to enter, best of luck!

  54. tina says:

    Happy 2nd birthday, Design Cuts!

    http://postimg.org/image/xe9qv7njt/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Tina,

      Thanks so much for entering and this is such a lovely piece! I love that you have made your card from all Design Cutters :). And the way to the DC heart is with cake and this looks good enough to eat!

      Wishing you the best of luck for later!

  55. Crystal Wilkerson says:

    Hey Design Cuts!

    Thanks for making my life as a graphic designer so easy & affordable! I’m a huge fan & was excited to share my enthusiasm on my blog! You can check out my entry submission here: http://www.crystalwilkerson.com/2015/10/need-some-digital-supplies-or-fonts-youve-got-to-check-out-design-cuts.html

    Happy Birthday!!! Here’s to many more years as a devoted customer!

    XOXO,

    Crystal Wilkerson 🙂

  56. Samantha says:

    Hi! I promised my husband I would actually enter this contest instead of just talking about how great it was…so here is my entry! Happy birthday, Design Cuts, and may many more follow!
    http://postimg.org/image/r5jtnw0l5/
    (the Glamour Brush font is from the 15 Quality Font Families Bundle)

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Samantha,

      Thank you so much for entering and you have definitely kept your promise! What a lovely piece- we are so pleased that you entered as this is lovely! The cupcake is fantastic and full of life :).

      Good luck for later!

  57. PiezaAngular says:

    Hello again!

    Since it’s your birthday you deserve to blow the candles for your birthday wish!

    Here’s to many more!

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/1jw4gpzj59s1c11/HappyBirthdayDC_3.jpg?dl=0

    Happy birthday DC!

  58. Quentin Ames says:

    Hello Design Cuts,

    I’m really happy for all of you, it seems like everybody at Design Cuts is having a lot of fun — almost like a dream job! Anyway, I wanted to get involved and show my love for Design Cuts with an illustrated 18 x 24 poster. I think I figured out how Design Cuts finds all of these great deals 😉

    Here’s the link …. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6seErp1GicHdE15aWFHeGFKVXM&usp=sharing

    I hid a couple of things in there too, so don’t be afraid to look at the one that is higher resolution.

    Here is what I used to make it happen (I inevitably left one or two out)

    A palette based on the Design Cuts colors (colours)
    Catfish typeface
    Santis typeface
    Trend Sans typeface
    Marema typeface
    TT Chocolate Typeface
    Click Chic “pale blue ocean”
    The Little Cloud “nude and charcoal”
    The Little Cloud “burlap patterns”
    The Little Cloud “peach and mint”
    Point and poem “crumpled kraft paper”
    Point and Poem “craft paper”
    2lil Owls “black screen”

    This was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it!

    Quentin

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Quentin,

      Thank you so much for your gloriously British poster design, I love it! Really great job.

      I thought the Happy Birthday message on the buses and that Big Ben is striking 2 were really clever touches, awesome work! 🙂

      Good luck for today!

      • Quentin Ames says:

        Thanks Ben,

        Glad you like it. I wanted to make something that if you wanted, you could hang in the office. I was actually thinking about those computers last night. I saw the new surface advertised during the World Series (I live in Kansas City). I could really use an upgrade. My laptop was built in 2007 and originally came with Windows XP. At the time it was a dual core workhorse, hopefully with this contest, I can put the ol’ girl out to pasture. 🙂

        Quentin

  59. Amreta says:

    Here are two lucky duckies for your 2nd birthday! 😀

    http://www.amretasidik.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/151028_designcutsbirthday.jpg

    I create my own artwork so I mostly purchased your bundles with lots of creative fonts inside. You can see in the card I use my favorite Local Market, Arquitecta and Manhattan Darling. I also love bundles with stylish designs for inspiration. Who knows maybe I can contribute someday! Thank you for filling our artsy lives with lots of artful fun! 😀

    Xo Amreta

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Amreta,

      Aww two little DC Duckies for our birthday! These look awesome and best of luck with your entry!

      Please do drop me an email with more of your work and fingers crossed we can feature some of your resources some day :).

  60. David Neese says:

    Picture of my son who needs a new MacBook and will cry if we do not win (Who am kidding – I would be using that bad boy all the time).

    Used Imogene Agnes Font and Anatomy Vector from DC. Thanks for all the bundles of goodness and love you send down from heaven every two weeks.

    http://postimg.org/image/ye0kfo1d5/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey David,

      Thank you so much for entering and a big thank you to your son for modelling :). IF you are the winner, I’m sure you can organise a time share on the MacBook!

      This looks really cool and i love that you have used our DC colours in your script!

      Best of luck tomorrow :).

  61. Molly says:

    Happy birthday! I made you a cake! 😉

    Used fonts from the 22 World Class Quality Fonts bundle and the 15 Professional Quality, Hugely Versatile Font Families. Also used something from one of your tutorial freebies to make the border. Photo is my own from one of my kids’ birthday cakes.

    http://postimg.org/image/q3csxtp4v/

    xoxo

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Oh Molly- we LOVE cake over here at Team DC :).

      This entry is fabulous and it is definitely good enough to eat! I love that you have used one of your original photos as well!

      Good luck with the competition today!

  62. Henna Sakkara says:

    Happy B-day Design Cuts! I really adore all the bundles and they have helped me so much in everyday work. I can’t wait what awesomeness future years will bring!

    Here’s my b-day card for you:
    https://goo.gl/0ILFiV

    ps. I’m pretty sure DC has the best customer service in the whole world. 🙂

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Henna,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment :). We are so pleased that you get good use out of your resources!

      Thank you so much for entering- I really love this- the colours pop so much!

      Good luck today with your entry 🙂

  63. Suohye says:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/7se9xe0arbvqs3i/2.jpg?dl=0

    Am I too late? I made a grunge quote poster for congratulation 🙂
    “Be not afraid of growing slowly, Be afraid only of standing still.”
    Hope we designers and Design Cuts’ growing up! Thanks!

    – Inspirational Artistic Bundle : Design Spoon – Marker pen Strokes, Grunge Poster Maker

    – Lovingly Handcrafted Bundle : Swedish Points – Ultimate Halftone Texture for corner frame

    – Print Designers Bundle : Moon Loop – high quality photo for background

    • Suohye says:

      I’ve missed fonts!

      – Typhgraphers Dream Bundle : Arquitecta, Have Heart One

      – Print Designers Bundle : Goodfy

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Rest assured, you are not late Suohye. Thank you so much for your competition entry!

      I love the style of your poster and the message you’ve incorporated, really great work! The font choices and marker pen strokes are a superb touch. Fantastic job 🙂

      Thanks again for your kind words, we’ve certainly got a lot of plans growing for year 3! Best of luck for Thursday!

  64. Helena Keren says:

    Dear Tom, Matt, Darren, Tina, Carol, Ben & Edita
    Happy Birthday

    Here is the link to my creation:
    http://s18.postimg.org/qt6n0o921/DC_2nd_BDay_Card_1.jpg

    My inspiration:
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    1. “She Loves You” by The Beatles
    I was trying to think about great creations originated in the United Kingdom,
    and this song was one of the thoughts that came to my mind.

    The specific line which inspired me was:
    “with love like that you know you should be glad”.
    Click the link and see what I came up with… I hope you’ll like it!

    2. Your A-M-A-Z-I-N-G bundles & tutorials.
    3. Your website (Look & Feel, Color Scheme, etc.)
    4. The beautiful Illustration of the DesignCuts team
    (on your website and FB page. You look like a big happy family 🙂 ).

    Elements used from DesignCuts Bundles:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I used the Lulo & Kathya fonts from your font bundles
    (I believe they were included in the “21 Best Selling Beautiful Fonts Bundle”).
    In addition, I used a texture which was also included in one of your bundles.

    Thank you for the time and effort you put into creating the DesignCuts
    bundles and tutorials. I like the bundles you offer during your birthday event so much,
    that it’s hard to choose. I’m happy I have few more days to make the final decision!

    Moreover, I greatly appreciate your willingness to provide assistance and
    answer questions with patience, clarity and positive attitude !

    Well, it looks like my computer is going to crash.
    I guess the universe sends me signs that my old computer should be replaced !
    (Who knows, maybe I’ll get lucky and win one 🙂 )

    Cheers,
    Helena

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Helena,

      Thank you so much for your awesome design entry and your incredibly kind words! We are so grateful to you and we love having you as part of our amazing, creative community!

      Stunning poster design! It’s great to see some Beatles inspired creations! Really great job 🙂 Good luck for today!

  65. Hi DC people,

    Here’s my entry as well:
    http://postimg.org/image/k3aag4x8r/full/

    I’ve used a bunch of stuff from my library for this design, but I don’t keep much track of what comes from where there – the only thing I know is that what I value in your deals most (fonts) contributed here a lot (Gauthier, Bonbon and Magallanes), as they do to almost everything that I do these days!! 🙂

    Great work, DC people, you have no clue how much your deals have contributed to the quality of my work.

    Cheers,
    NWS

    P.S. Check out my website (click on my name), I’ve just released it on Monday! (though this is still a beta, a bootstrapped version is coming in about 2 weeks from now)

    • Dammit, for some reason the link to my website doesn’t work well.
      The right one is nws-designs.com.

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Nenad,

      Thank you so much for your kind words, it really means the world to us 🙂

      Thank you for submitting your piece to our contest! Looks like a great party going on! Really awesome job 🙂

      Best of luck for today!

  66. Kate says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts! I always look forward to your deals and have to say a huge thanks for the most recent free festive one! Here’s my birthday card to you:

    http://s20.postimg.org/qn0bv2pb1/DC_birthday_card.jpg

    I used:
    True North Textures Inline Bold font
    Alegance regular font
    Lisa Glanz text divider
    The Shop Vintage Paper Textures
    Point & Poem Crumpled Vintage Kraft Paper Texture
    Retro Supply Co Grunge Textures
    Piddix Mid Century Resources People

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Kate,

      HA this card has made me laugh- this style of cards are the ones i always purchase when i need to buy one :).

      You are more than welcome for the freebie bundle and a huge thank you for entering our competition! This looks really awesome!

      Good luck tomorrow :).

  67. Marci Aurila says:

    Hi! I made something 🙂 Loads of fun 🙂 Happy second birthday! FUll sized images after the explanations. 🙂 You guys rock! http://www.marciaurila.com/design-cuts-2nd-birthday-celebration-and-contest/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Marci,

      Thanks so much for entering and also for posting it on your website- it is so lovely to read the thought process behind your design!

      I adore the vintage vectors you have used here and the overall feel of the piece Marci! Both versions are so lovely!

      Good luck tomorrow :).

  68. Sunrise Emmanuel says:

    Hi Team,

    Thanks so much for the opportunity. I am really glad as I have been wanting to make a ‘generic’ Happy Birthday graphic to share on Facebook for my friends birthdays and this was the perfect excuse to stay up late a few nights and do that as well!

    I love designing but this year have not been able to do much, (this was actually done on borrowed gear) so I’ll tell you a bit about it.

    I do typographic/abstract design and love layering. That’s why your ‘Extensive Textures, Patterns and Backgrounds Bundle’ got me excited, so most element have come from that bundle. I have layered three full covering background elements and used different blending modes to integrate them, and then after this added confetti and type.
    so here is my message for you

    Happy Birthday 2 DesignCuts (who’s turning 2),
    Here’s 2 another 365 days of fun!

    version 1
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bMlUbSudlecG55WV9CVW9HbzA/view?usp=sharing

    version 2
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bMlUbSudleOG5VYWFyX0c5eHM/view?usp=sharing

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Emmanuel,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your entry and wish us a happy birthday! We really appreciate it! 🙂

      Best of luck for Thursday!

  69. Kostyunina says:

    Hi, Design Cuts.
    Happy 2nd Birthday!) I wish you all the best!
    I wanted to do something special for you:
    http://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/1400/3308f030736461.5630a423cf569.jpg
    More about the process: http://www.behance.net/gallery/30736461/The-second-Birthday-of-Design-Cuts

    Thank you for inspiration.
    Anna

  70. Tatiana says:

    Happy birthday!!!

    My postcard for you!
    http://s20.postimg.org/95qm2bpwd/card_cats1.jpg
    http://s20.postimg.org/c2i8gcl3x/mockup_card.jpg

    I used vectors, textures and font from Mammoth Watercolour. And a mockup from the free festive celebration bundle.
    I enjoy your products, thank you for your job!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      What a lovely card design, Tatiana! Gorgeous use of watercolours and the cats are adorable 🙂 fantastic work! Best of luck!

  71. Stuart Kinlough says:

    Happy birthday Design Cuts! Thank you for all the wonderful bundles!

    I’ve made you a massive birthday cake with a little help from the following resources: Alex Dukal’s The Pencil Garden and The Cartoonist Brushes
    The Shop’s Vintage Paper Textures
    Vintage Design Co. Woodblock Printing Press Kit
    VectorTone’s Halftones
    Rob Brink’s Texture Packs
    Albatross Studio’s Microbrew font

    http://s20.postimg.org/ecsv4fw0t/DC_Happy_Birthday.jpg

  72. Thomas Meldgaard says:

    One more time, a big “Happy Birthday DC” – two years with awesome bundles.

    I have attached my submission to this great contest and I hope you like it 🙂

    I really wanted to paint something since it’s been ages I have had time for that so that’s what I did, of course using some great resources from DC.

    I have used the following assets:

    1 – Design Cuts colors 🙂
    2 – Great brushes from Alex Dukal (Painters toolbox)
    3 – Vintage Design Co’s awesome Poster Press kit
    4 – Bits of textures from the lovely watercolor animals made by Lisa Glanz
    5 – Fonts from Pintassilgo Prints (Monstro Solid)
    6 – Fonts from Rodrigo Type (Ruba)
    7 – Front from Latino Type (Ride My Bike)

    I hope I didn’t forget someone 🙂

    http://mintcreation.dk/misc/dc-birthday-poster-mint-creation.jpg

    Oh and an almost identical wallpaper version of course:

    http://mintcreation.dk/misc/dc-birthday-poster-mint-creation-wallpaper.jpg

    Enjoy the day
    Thomas

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Oh Thomas- this was worth the wait :). My apologies again in getting your design approved!

      I adore your design- this is so well put together! And a wallpaper to boot- awesome!

      Sending you the best of luck for tomorrow and thank you so much for entering :).

      • Thomas Meldgaard says:

        Thanks for the kind words Carol and no worries about the wait, I just wanted to make sure it all worked as it should 🙂

        Have fun tomorrow.

        Thomas

    • Melanie says:

      Ok, please – can I have your permission to download it? (Ups – happened while writing ^^)
      It’s – oh soooo adorable this tiny dino <3 Awesome work!

  73. Alexandre says:

    Hello again Design Cuts !

    This contest inspired me ! I have to submit a 2nd design !

    Here it is : http://franz-design.fr/files/Design_Cuts_2_Years.jpg

    Then again I used some textures from the lovingly handcrafted design bundle, and the awesome fonts Last Paradise and Miletta.

    Bonus track, the mockup version : http://franz-design.fr/files/Design_Cuts_2_Years_Mockup.jpg

    Thank you again for the contest and goooood luck for the selection ! Pretty tough mission coming through !

    See you soon !

    Alex.

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Thanks Alexandre for the second submission :). We love that you have been inspired to enter again!

      This is another awesome piece- it is going to be so difficult to pick our winner tomorrow after this and everyone’s amazing entries!

      Good luck with your entries :).

  74. Kyung Yoo says:

    http://postimg.org/image/qdxgws9yz/

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts, I have bought several of your bundles and I am very grateful I found your website.

    I used the fonts I bought : Burford, Glamour Brush and Sherlock.
    Also used the texture pack to as overlays.

    Wanted to give a fun vibe and show you how I felt when I saw your birthday deals… wanted to buy them all.

    Happy birthday and hope you are around forever, love your deals. =)

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Kyung,

      Thanks for your kind birthday wishes! I really appreciate you taking the time 🙂

      I will certainly raise my glass to you (out of office hours, of course!) and say congratulations on a fantastic design entry! Awesome work!

      Thanks again for your kind words and good luck for Thursday!

  75. K Nielsen says:

    You were so kind when I shared this design with you a little while ago, so I thought I would alter it to go with the celebration. Hope you like it!

    http://bit.ly/DCturns2

    Resources:
    22 Professional & Artistic Fonts
    Lisa Glanz – Pillowbook font

    The Essential, Creative Design Arsenal
    AF Studio – Watercolor paper texture
    2 Lil Owls – Flying Boat and London texture

    The Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle
    Design Spoon – Edges and halftones
    Nicky Laatz – Watercolor for the moon

    Design Cuts is my all-time favorite website. My designs have improved by leaps and bounds since I discovered you. Thank you so much!

  76. Lori Sulger says:

    Hello All,

    Happy Birthday!!!!
    My design can be found here:

    http://www.danielphotographics.com/birthdaygreetings1.jpg

    There are so many layers that my original, unflattened, finished design that it is 1.92 G!!!

    I used MANY different bundle items in this design. Including one of my most favorite fonts: ButterScotch from The Essential, Creative Design Arsenal (1000s of Best-Selling Resources) Bundle.

    Also from that bundle I used the Jessica Johnson Instaglam textures on the fonts. They were used as overlays and stroke lines.

    Some other great fonts that I used are from the 22 Best Selling Gorgeous Fonts bundle: Pacific Northwest Rough and Pretty Script.

    I added each birthday greeting one at a time, using different size and style fonts, as well as several different languages.

    There are several layers in this greeting, in various levels of opacity. Some layers used are from The Essential, Creative Design Arsenal (1000s of Best-Selling Resources) Bundle. Including some textures by 2 lil owls and some vintage textures. Also some textures from various wonderful Design Cuts freebies. As well as some layers created from my own photographs.

    For fun I added a few finishing touches from your gracious gift of the Free Festive Celebration Bundle Complete.

    I hope you enjoy this birthday wish!

    Thank you so much to everyone for your enthusiasm and creativity. Design Cuts is a blessing to me and so many others. I wish you many, many more successful years.

    I have added coming to London and making you all Buffalo Pizza to my bucket list!
    Blessings!
    Lori

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Lori,

      This is awesome and with so much detail- no wonder it was such a big size! (Myself and Lauren were also super happy to see an Irish greeting in there so go raibh maith agat or thank you in Irish!)

      Thank you for such a fantastic entry Lori and best of luck for tomorrow :). We will always have the kettle on for when you visit and yes to the buffalo pizza!!

      • Lori Sulger says:

        Hi Carol, Lauren and all,
        Thank you for the kind words. I’m glad you liked my first entry. 🙂
        I searched long and hard to find the words in other languages. I would have no idea how to say them, but I think they look lovely. I’m planning on creating a birthday card of my own to sell in a similar design.

        I hope this translation is correct:

        Go n-éirí an bóthar leat.
        Go raibh cóir na gaoithe i gcónaí leat.
        Go dtaitní an ghrian go bog bláth ar do chlár éadain,
        go dtite an bháisteach go bog mín ar do ghoirt.
        Agus go gcasfar le chéile sinn arís,
        go gcoinní Dia i mbois a láimhe thú.

        Lori

        • Lori Sulger says:

          I LOVE tea…it will be a lovely time. 🙂

          • Carol Sweeney says:

            Oh Lori,

            This is such a famous Irish blessing and one of my faves (excellent work on the translation!)

            We will have a fantastic time and the kettle is always on for you :).

  77. Mariela Chavez says:

    It took me a ridiculously long time to find this page… lmao…

    Gah! I had this whole big sappy thing about your birthday and then I decided against it… I’ll email it later lmao. No need for sappiness! hahaha

    I knew this was pretty much what I wanted to try the moment I heard about the contest 🙂 I had to sort of fight with Photoshop for a bit there though because… well… I didn’t exactly know HOW I was going to do it O.O lmao…

    I used some vectors from the versatile vector set & the comprehensive vector set.
    I also used some fonts… annnnd it would be wonderful if I knew their names huh? lmao… I closed photoshop and it’s an hour past my bedtime hahaha, deal with me for just a second more ok? haha

    I wanted to keep it “simple” since I sorta went crazy with the center of attention… ha!

    Anyways I hope you enjoy your year in review ;p 🙂
    You guys are the best, and you’re giving great opportunities to designers and hobbiers a like who wouldn’t have the funds to have access to these great design pieces 😀
    We love ya for it haha!

    original: http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z11/disastroushybrid/websized-DC2ndbday_zps381kirlk.png~original

    annnd cropped & stripped of color: http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z11/disastroushybrid/dc-is-2-take-2-72dpi-blkwht_zpsgx0hztw0.png~original

    hope you like 😀
    Now to go scope out the competition >.> (ok maybe tomorrow because I totally need to go to bed now haha!)

    Happy Birthday <3

    • Joanne Diochon says:

      Cool design and a poem too…I thought this was awesome.

    • Kate says:

      Love this! Well done!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Mariela,

      I agree with Joanne and Kate, awesome work! This is so cool! It’s lovely to see so many good memories from our year in this piece. My Thailand photo is even in there 😀 amazing! Thank you so much for putting this together, we really appreciate it! 🙂

      Thank you for your incredibly kind birthday wishes and very best of luck for Thursday! 🙂

  78. Jennifer Moteiro says:

    Happy birthday! I’ve been collecting bundles for the past year, but had to pass up a few and was excited to see them offered again. You guys are the best and I always look forward to seeing what you have up next!

    Here’s my birthday card poster/card for you: http://bit.ly/1NzKW4o

    I hope you enjoy it! Among other resources, I used BonBon Regular & Bold by Feno Type from the World Class Quality Font Bundle, Hand Drawn Romantic Decoration Pack by Kite Kit from the Comprehensive Creative Vectors Bundle, Folded Paper Overlays by Sparkle Stock from Extensive Textures, Patterns, and Backgrounds Bundle. I might’ve missed something, but my head is fuzzy from a cold.

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Jennifer,

      Thanks for the comment and that is great news that you were able to grab those bundles you had missed out on!

      Your piece looks fantastic and I love the 2 candle in the cupcake (a possible homage to Ben’s birthday video?)

      The best of luck with your entry!

  79. Kathrin Legg says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    Keep up the good work!

    http://s27.postimg.org/kzmw1phk3/Design_Cuts.jpg

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Kathrin,

      Thank you so much for entering and your bear is so cute! He reminds me of our own Care Bear Ben, even with a jaunty hat and always smiling 🙂

      The best of luck with your entry for tomorrow!

  80. Angie Key says:

    Happy 2nd birthday, Design Cuts! I wanted to create an image that represents the wide range of delicious design goodness you make available through your bundles.

    http://www.angiekey.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Design-Cuts-Landscape.jpg

    I used Salamander Script (from 21 Best Selling Beautiful Fonts) along with Gotham (to approximate the Design Cuts logo). I used several chalk styles as well as a stock photo for the chalkboard. Creating the 2 was labor-intensive, but fun: I used a set of sticky notes from my library, combined with sample images from you 2015 bundles (warp transform, clipped to post-it, with overlay blending mode).

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Angie,

      Woah, what a brilliant idea! It’s so cool to see all of the amazing resources that we’ve been able to offer to our community! Thank you so much for putting this together, incredible work.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to enter this, we really appreciate it 🙂 Good luck for Thursday!

  81. Tara says:

    Wow! Happy second birthday Design Cuts!
    Here’s my submission: http://s14.postimg.org/pkj1c6k0h/designcuts_2years.jpg

    I just learned about you guys recently – just in time for the last bundle (The Lovingly Handcrafted Bundle), which I used for my photo:
    – The Ultimate Halftone Collection for the chalkboard grunge
    – The Treasured Years font – script and ornaments
    – Carneval font
    – Sketched toolkit for the background

    Cheers to many more years! I’m looking forward to snagging many more beautiful bundles – thanks for saving me so much time, effort, and money! (:

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you so much, Tara! We really appreciate it 🙂

      Thanks for your design entry, fantastic work creating the chalkboard effect to wish us a happy birthday. The DC colours come through really well too, awesome job!

      Thank you for taking the time to enter, good luck for Thursday!

  82. Julie Gauthier says:

    Hi guys,

    Here is my entry for the contest! You and see a preview here:
    http://www.julie-gauthier.com/for-design-cuts/

    And you can download it there:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_mD4XTPCoN_b3VHd01XeUQ2Mmc/view?usp=sharing

    Enjoy!

    Julie

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Julie,

      Thank you so much for your design entry, I love the shadowing on the cake pop, it looks really great!

      Thank you kindly for taking the time to enter! Best of luck for Thursday!

  83. Hi guys: Happy 2nd Birthday!!
    Here’s my card!!

    http://imgur.com/gallery/I8Xbbe9

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Oh this party sounds like it is going to go off :).Thanks for the invite!

      What an astronomically good invite and thank you so much for the birthday wishes. We are so happy that you have entered and are sending you the best of luck for tomorrow Charlie :).

  84. Blanca Montiel says:

    Happy birthday DesignCuts!

    Thank you for the awesome bundles and the incredible deals, as a designer you are my to go place when in search of new fonts and mockups.

    > http://i.imgur.com/qEaA3Qg.jpg
    > http://i.imgur.com/xmwxIia.jpg

    I love typography, I just do, so I decided to create a type arrangement using some of the fonts and other resources I acquired recently when buying the Typographer’s dream bundle (my favorite bundle to date <3)

    Here's to many more years of greatness!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Blanca,

      These pieces are awesome- i love the depth the background texture gives the first piece but i equally love how sharp the second piece is by comparison! Great work with your Typographer’s Dream Bundle fonts (one of my faves too!)

      The best of luck tomorrow :).

  85. Kimberly Jones says:

    Here’s my submission: http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj219/kimmini07/Kim_jones_poster_design_cuts.jpg

    The cupcake and fairy dust are from the Free Festive Celebration Bundle you so generously gave us today. I also used the Safina font (Typographer’s Dream Bundle) and Burford font (22 Best Selling Gorgeous Fonts Bundle).

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Kimberley,

      I thought i recognised the fairy dust…. i love that you have used resources from our freebie :). They work perfectly with your words and really ties everything together! This is so lovely!

      Fantastic piece Kimberley and good luck for tomorrow!

  86. PiezaAngular says:

    Hi there!

    Happy birthday!, We’re so happy to be part of the celebration, you are an amazing-creative-innovative team and we’re thankful for all we’ve learn and all the bundles (they’re great by the way), so we thought about using the resources to create two cards for you, we handwritten Happy Birthday (for a personal touch) and on the second we added a message from the heart to you, as a thank you for all you do.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/vrwonm76htx7rta/HappyBirthdayDC_1.jpg?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ejrt19qjzequifh/HappyBirthdayDC_2.jpg?dl=0

    Have a super amazing-beyond creative birthday.

    Happy second birthday and many more!

    • PiezaAngular says:

      Sorry it looks like we commented twice, we have some issues uploading the comment and did it twice because we thought the comment didn’t upload but it did.

      Sorry, happy birthday! 🙂

      • Carol Sweeney says:

        Hey Pieza Angular,

        Thank you so much for taking part in our competition with two fantastic entries!

        Your kind words are so thoughtful and they really mean so much to us- we are just so happy that you enjoy working with your resources!

        I love the personal touch of handwriting the happy Birthday and how you have added it to both pieces- beautifully done :).

        Good luck tomorrow!

  87. Hi. Happy birthday, Design Cuts!

    http://s17.postimg.org/splhmtv5r/dc2.jpg

    Every birthday needs a party. So , I illustrated a colorful party in Design Cuts . I used Nexa Rust (in ” 20 All New Best Selling Fonts ” ) in the text. I really like this font.
    I lHope you enjoyed.

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Matheus,

      This is awesome and i think you have summed us all up perfectly here ( I especially love the twitter bird with Edita!)

      I really like Nexa Rust myself and it just fits so well here.

      Wishing you the best of luck for tomorrow :).

  88. Alyssa says:

    Happy second birthday, Design Cuts! You are a dream for graphic designers such as myself. My fave artwork to create is fresh illustration with just the right combination of whimsy and sass.

    http://s20.postimg.org/ssdy7f74t/Happy_Bday_Design_Cuts_Alyssa_Zeller_Page_1.jpg

    Love from Chicago.
    ~Nerdy Chic Designs

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Alyssa,

      This is such an awesome entry- and has just the right amount of whimsy and sass ( as well as a Cosmo! And who doesn’t love a Cosmo on their birthday!)

      Sending the best of luck to you in the Windy City from an equally windy London today :).

  89. Giedre says:

    Happy 2nd birthday, Design Cuts!

    Here’s my little illustration to celebrate it:
    http://s30.postimg.org/l5d9bq6j5/Design_Cuts_2nd_Birthday.jpg

    All the elements were handdrawn by me, scanned, then edited in Illustrator and Photoshop. For the background I’ve used a hand drawn pattern by Julia Dreams from The Comprehensive Creative Vectors Bundle. This was my first attempt at hand lettering and I really enjoyed the process 🙂 Thank you for inspiring me (and many others, I’m sure) to try new things! Thank you for beautiful, versatile resources, brilliant ideas and tutorials.

    Congrats and stay awesome!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Giedre,

      Thank you so much for this awesome piece!

      I love that you have hand drawn this and well done on the hand lettering. I am so impressed that you tried something new for your entry as well.

      Thank you so much for your kind words Giedre- it is the feedback that we receive from yourself and the community that inspires us to put these bundles together for you all so a massive thank you :).

    • Andrew Jackson says:

      Incase you didn’t notice – the font is Nabila courtesy of yourselves and the splash shapes came from the Seaworthy vector pack and the background is from modern creative bundle and is the bokeh grunge background from digital art

      • Ben Neeves says:

        Wow, Andrew! What a gorgeous combination of you DC resources, thank you so much, I love this piece!

        The colours are stunning and the arrangement of the Seaworthy vectors with Nabila is superb! Really great work 🙂

        Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your entry, very best of luck for Thursday!

  90. Katherine says:

    Hi Design Cut-ters,

    Here is my submission to your 2nd birthday contest. 🙂
    I’ve created a fun little illustration to help celebrate with you!
    Hope you enjoy it *crosses fingers*!

    http://postimg.org/image/jkoy0fvhb/

    Thanks,
    Katherine

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Katherine,

      You are totally right, this is a really fun entry! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 I really like it!

      I especially love the colour combination and how you’ve blended them really nicely on the text. The yellowburst background is a great touch as well, really lovely piece 🙂

      Thanks again for entering and best of luck for Thursday!

  91. Joanne Diochon says:

    Here is my modest contribution to your birthday celebration. I usually design cards that are a combination of digital elements and paper craft so here is a design for the front and the inside of a birthday card for DC. I’d print this on nice paper, then mount the panels on a nice patterned card stock, maybe add some glitter, or adornment, for a little texture and , voila!

    I’ve used a few DC resources in this, the watercolour elements from Lisa Glanz in the Inspirational Artistic bundle, Saltash and Merlo fonts from the 22 World class fonts bundle, and a couple of patterns from some bundle (?)

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gardencat13/22337205728/in/datetaken-public/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Joanne,

      Thank you so much for your contest entry!

      I really love how you’ve used Lisa’s animal illustrations and the background texture is a lovely touch 🙂 excellent work!

      Thanks for taking the time, we really appreciate it 🙂 good luck for Thursday!

  92. Anita Poplin says:

    Hi, These are my last 2 entries. Thank you for the wonderful bundles and the great support. You are the best. https://www.dropbox.com/s/tdngt00trddty21/DC%203.png?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zwev4amae2v6x45/DC%20Cake%202.png?dl=0

    • Anita Poplin says:

      I am using my photography in the Cake Recipe Poster with a photo background. 🙂

      • Ben Neeves says:

        Hey Anita,

        Thank you so much for your 2nd and 3rd entries! Carol showed me your awesome original Font Cake recipe and these are really great too! Amazing job! 😀

        Really cool that you’ve added in your own photography as well, thank you so much for taking the time 🙂 we really like it!

        Thanks again, Anita! Best of luck for Thursday!

  93. Zainab Khan says:

    Hey Design Cuts!! Happy Birthday!!!! 😀 😀

    I’m a doodler, so here’s my way of wishing happy birthday haha ~
    https://flic.kr/p/Aj7NF8

    I use fonts from DC in my videos. You can see how I’ve used them, here:
    https://youtu.be/Ec5cBTzTDVM ( snapshots from video – http://postimg.org/gallery/iary37d0/ )
    https://youtu.be/zQ3vSxaV2Zk

    Once again, Happy Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead 🙂

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Zainab,

      This is such an epic doodle :). This is a fantastic entry and there is so much detail! I love the inclusion of the Youtube vids as well- it is awesome to see you in action Zainab!

      Good luck with your entry :).

  94. Nicole says:

    Whoop Whoop! Your birthday is so EPIC You made the news (as far as I am concerned anyway)!

    This was the most fun project yet! I used elements from both Make Media Co and Nicky Laatz including vectors and fonts to make a swatch for the “2”. For the texture I used one of Design Spoons grunge textures. I tried to stay true to DesignCut’s color palette but stepped out of the box to bring some “WOW” effect to grab the “readers” attention. Enjoy and Happy Birthday!

    Mockup: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0b5w74yl0tsxl4m/Magazine%20Mockup.jpg?dl=0

    No Mockup: https://www.dropbox.com/s/llupwf9r44u336x/Magazine%20Cover-01.jpg?dl=0

    • P.S. Be sure to scan your QR Code! 🙂

      • Carol Sweeney says:

        Thanks Nicole- i think we made the Headlines in the DC Daily lol!

        I love your vision of a DC magazine and using our characters in it :). The QR Code is a fab touch as well- very cool Nicole! Whew it is going to be so tough tomorrow trying to pick a winner from all of the awesome entries we have received!

        Sending you the very best of luck for tomorrow!

  95. Asya Ivanova says:

    Double the years, double the love. Happy second birthday, Design Cuts!
    My submission: http://s23.postimg.org/s115tlz4b/DC_3.png
    You are awesome!!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Asya,

      Thank you so much for entering- I love the font you have used here- it has a really Celtic feel to it like a page taken from a spell book!

      Good luck with the competition!

  96. This was so fun! Thanks so much for a design challenge for such a great event. Happy birthday!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/terribleeker/22333579908/in/datetaken-public/

    For this piece I thought of what I would create for a friend. I wanted it to have a hand made feeling so I hand lettered the text and cupcake. I created a watercolor texture by hand and I added the background shape in Illustrator. I used a gold foil to bring some sparkle to the letting and added some beautiful watercolors florals form the Design Arsenal bundle to add a soft touch.

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Terri,

      Thanks so much for your entry and we are so pleased to hear you had a fun time participating :).

      I love the use of the gold- it really makes the lettering pop here and the cupcake looks delicious!

      The best of luck with your entry 🙂

  97. patriciamoffettillustration@gmail.com says:

    I thought I’d make you something for the morning after the celebrations!

    The resources I used are:

    The Versatile Vector Collection –
    Penman Vintage Graphic Style Kit

    Fonts:
    24 Exceptional Quality Fonts
    Some other I can’t find the deal for.

    The Extensive Textures, Patterns and Backgrounds Bundle:
    Pastel Painted Wood

    The Contemporary Creative Design Collection:
    Packaging Presentation Mockup

    The Ultimate Creative Vector Elements Collection:
    Drink stain

    The Complete Vintage Design Arsenal:
    Old Paper
    Sore Head Boy

    aaaand lots of Two Little Owls textures …

    …. and many, many, more that I can’t track down!

    Thank you for your continued amazing products and service – I look forward to every new deal. Drink up gang – you deserve it!
    xx

    http://s24.postimg.org/x45n7kxol/Dc_Entry_Pat_Moffett.jpg

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Patricia,

      Thanks for your awesome design entry! I’m sure this will come in handy when the christmas party comes around 🙂 awesome job!

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Patricia. Best of luck for Thursday!

  98. Lynnsey says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts!!

    Here’s my entry http://postimg.org/image/cnk0numb5/

    To create my image, I used the Lovingly Handcrafted Bundle Pattern Pop collection, and the font “LesFruits” from one of your past collections.

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you so much for your entry, Lynnsey!

      Really nice choice of colours and LesFruits suits it really well 🙂 great work!

      Thanks again for taking the time to enter, best of luck for Thursday!

  99. Deborah Williams says:

    Hey there DC! Happs Bday! I made this card using the Charming Children’s Book Cover Tutorial a while back, and tweaked it to fit for your birthday celebration. Fonts, fabulous designs from the amazing Lisa Glanz, textures, etc are all from the Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle.

    Here’s to MANY more celebrations!

    http://postimg.org/image/4xc4tuarr/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Deborah,

      Thank you for your birthday card! We really appreciate it 🙂

      Really lovely work! Lisa’s illustrations work really well within your design 🙂 great job!

      Thanks again for submitting your work, good luck for Thursday!

  100. Ivette Herzog says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gosh I had fun creating this!! I’ve recreated the 24 exceptional quality fonts deal…
    But if you follow the main words it will have a birthday message! Oh and every box has it’s own message too 🙂

    http://www.monkeybusinessgraphicdesign.com/#!designcuts/z4x74

    Thanks so much for all you do guys! I wouldn’t be where I was today because of your resources and tutorials

    Cheers to many more years 🙂

    Ivette

    • Ivette Herzog says:

      A shame about the spelling mistakes… DOH hahaha

      • Carol Sweeney says:

        Oh Wow Ivette!

        This is so cool- i love how you have used the preview from the 24- how clever :).

        The individual messages in the boxes as well are fantastic Ivette- thank you so much! There is a lot if time, effort and heart gone into this one!

        The very best of luck for tomorrow :).

  101. Nicole says:

    Happy Birthday to the DesignCuts team! You all are so much fun! Not only are your bundles great but I love getting your emails – your personality really shines through. This sign is in honor of all of you! Truly two years of FUN!

    The Design: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ginw6raficocx2b/Birthday%20Design%20Bundle-01.jpg?dl=0

    Wallderfully displayed again (of course) :).
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/6vttcpl1ndhbzcd/Bundle%20Mockup%20%239.jpg?dl=0

    *** This is the second submission of this project as the first submission has seemed to have disappeared.

    • P.S. The QR Code is all you! 🙂

      • Whoops I posted the P.S. on the wrong submission! I’ll add it to the right one now. LOL!

        • Carol Sweeney says:

          Hey Nicole,

          Hmm I am not sure why your first submission disappeared and i have done a full search on our entries but I am not seeing a double up on this one but thankfully we have received this one!

          I do love seeing your pieces in Wallderful :). This looks awesome as well and i love the word play on bundle! I will definitely check out the QR code on your other submission- it sounds exciting :).

          Good luck with all your submissions for tomorrow!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Kim,

      Thank you very much! 🙂

      Great entry! Loving the 3D text effect you’ve used, awesome work!

      Thanks for taking the time to enter, good luck for Thursday! 🙂

  102. tobase says:

    Happy Birthday, DesignCuts!

    Here’s my entry:
    https://i.imgur.com/4xMEO09.gif

    I used some cuts from your Food Poster and Hand Lettering Freebies. It felt like it fits the image pretty well. It’s my first time using cuts from your site, and it definitely does save me some time. Thank you very much!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Tobase,

      Thank you so much for your entry and kind birthday wishes! Your entry looks awesome- and that is great news that you saved time using your resources- we love to hear that they are helping you with your work!

      I love the hand lettering on this and the background you have used :).

      Best of luck for Thursday!

  103. Gerald Yanavok says:

    Here is my piece: http://postimg.org/image/q4pkajbuv/

    It’s a birthday poster made using the Stevie Sans family with the idea of not only showing an alternative way to think about type, but to also show my appreciation for the people who made it possible for me to enjoy it.

    Thanks!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Gerald,

      Thanks so much for entering :). This is a visual delight and I love the different take on the type!

      We are so pleased to hear that you are enjoying using your resources! Sending you the best of luck for Thursday!

  104. Adina says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday, Design Cuts!!

    My submission: http://s15.postimg.org/dciwqtvwr/DC_poster1.jpg

    Apart from the background photo, my poster was made strictly in Photoshop using the tools therein and design elements from Design Cuts bundles.

    Design Cuts bundles used:
    Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle; Versatile Vector Collection; Extensive Textures, Patterns and Backgrounds Bundle; and the Typographers Dream Bundle.

    Hope you like! 😀

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Adina,

      What an awesome entry and great use of your DC resources- everything perfectly intertwines with your background image and the colours in the paint pallet :). I also love that you have kept our name on brand with DC colours.

      Good luck with your entry Adina :).

  105. Dan Losapio says:

    Happy Birthday DC! Thank you for the wealth of beautiful resources. Ironically, today is my birthday too, so cheers! Attached is a card with a custom logo. Applied DC resources include the India Ink wash, Bonjour font, Greeting Cards Mockup, and Silver Layer Style. I hope you enjoy it!

    https://www.behance.net/gallery/30693033/Design-Cuts-2nd-Birthday-Card

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Dan,

      Thank you so much for entering and I love your sweet words :).

      The scissors/ candle is awesome! Best of luck tomorrow with your entry!

  106. Kim Miller says:

    I pretty sure I am close to having all the bundles, can’t wait to see what’s next!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    http://postimg.org/image/nw4p6wphh/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Kim,

      Thanks for the comment and for entering! We have lots more to come and we cant wait to share our plans with you!

      Thank you for the lovely birthday wishes and for taking the time to enter our competition. Your entry looks awesome and it definitely fits the theme of the competition! Good luck!

  107. Arno Bal says:

    Happy birthday DC!

    Thanks for all the fantastic bundles in the past two years. They’ve all been great.

    I designed an animated neon sign effect for your birthday. I used Illustrator to design the artwork and photoshop to bring it to live. For the fonts I used Blanc, Last Paradise and Catfish, all from the 22 World Class Quality Fonts bundle.

    Hope you like it!

    http://postimg.org/image/rikyxoo4r/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you for the kind words, Arno 🙂

      Amazing neon sign! I love the way it properly lights up as well, it’s like watching a video of a real neon sign go up. Fantastic work, really well done! We love it 🙂

      Thanks again for entering, Arno! Best of luck for Thursday!

  108. Tami says:

    Happy Birthday, Design Cuts team !

    I feel lucky to get such beautiful resources from talented artists to use in my work.
    It is fun and inspired 🙂

    It is your birthday but we continue to get from you nice presents in every deal…

    Thanks and good luck!

    http://postimg.org/image/4ilribb65/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Thanks Tami for the lovely birthday wishes!

      We are just so happy that you are enjoying your resources and getting so much use out of them! That is the best birthday present we could get :).

      Thank you for sending in your entry as well- I love the DC themed scene creator- there are so many lovely elements in this piece!

      Good luck Tami for Thursday 🙂

  109. Lisa says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    It’s so awesome to celebrate your 2 year anniversary with you. I’m just a fresh member to your community but it’s been great and I’m really looking forward to the next big birthday bashes. ‘Cause you rock!

    So here is my little artwork to celebrate with you. *cheers*

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/15/17/dc/1517dc73c61e768302ae30a32789f143.jpg

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Lisa,

      Welcome to the community and what an awesome time to join us! We think you pretty much rock for joining us and participating in our competition :).

      I love this Paul Rand quote- never a truer word said :). Best of luck with your entry Lisa!

  110. Two great years of design! Lets “chalk” it up to BRILLIANCE!

    In this design I used elements from the “Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle” (I just love that bundle!). I used some of the hand drawn pictures from the Make Media Co Watercolor Media Kit and from the Nicky Laatz Mammoth Watercolor Illustrator Vectors. I find that both sets of drawings lend themselves nicely to chalkboard projects. For displaying the chalkboard I used “Made by Vadim” Wallderful Mockups. It was a fun project to showcase some of the elements from the “Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle”.

    Here is the design: https://www.dropbox.com/s/brm2i2kf4dqw72k/DC%20Chalkboard-04.jpg?dl=0

    And here is the design “Walderfully” displayed ;0): https://www.dropbox.com/s/8n6qhh1lu91wv3n/Chalkboard%20Mockup%202-05.jpg?dl=0

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Ooh I do love the Wallderful approach here Nicole :). I totally agree with you about the watercolour kits working so nice with chalkboard projects and i love the chalkboard in your piece- it is chalk full of DC elements (ha I love a good pun!)

      Best of luck with your entry for Thursday and thank so much for entering!

  111. Andrea says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts! 🙂

    http://postimg.org/image/71s7q51in/

    Design Cuts resources I’ve used:
    – Lettersmith Vector Elements /Make Media/
    – Mammoth Vector Element & Butterscotch Catchword /Nicky Laatz/
    – Chalk Brushes /Ornaments Of Grace/

    I wish you all the happiness in the world! 🙂
    Andrea

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Andrea,

      What a beautiful card and thank you for the kind wishes! This is so pretty and i love the colour palette you have gone with- it is understated and beautiful- really makes the fonts jump off the card!

      Sending you best wishes for your entry on Thursday 🙂

  112. Kai Schmidt says:

    Happy Birthday Design cuts!
    Thank you for your lovely bundles, tutorials and Designs.
    I´m so happy to have them.
    I used the new “The lovingly Handcrafted Design Bundle” for my Happy Birthday card.
    I took some handmade objects from Lisa Glanz Sketched Toolkit. Objects, borders, shapes and textures to give them a stamp look.
    The adorable hand drawn font family from Thriftshop Hand Lettering Collection, was the best decision to make this whole a little bit more handmade.
    I add some of the vintage overlays to give that photo a vintage look.

    Greetings from Germany!

    http://postimg.org/image/fudjti70z/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Kai,

      A big hello to you in Germany! Thank you for your entry and you are more than welcome for your resources! We are just so happy that you are enjoying working with them.

      The stamp look here works perfectly and really adds to the hand drawn feel of the piece- it is just lovely Kai and good work with the DC colours :).

      Good luck with your piece on Thursday!

  113. Freida says:

    Someone already asked but I didn’t a reply; When is the LATEST we can submit our design(s)?
    Thanks guys for this wonderful opportunity!
    ~ Freida

    • Freida says:

      Someone already asked but I didn’t a reply; When is the LATEST we can submit our design(s)?
      Thanks guys for this wonderful opportunity!
      ~ Freida

      Okay, found this -Thursday 29 October, London time (not sure when that is in Colorado, U.S. time?) but I’ll try to figure it out! lol Sounds like I better get mine in ASAP!

      • Carol Sweeney says:

        Hey Freida,

        Thanks for the comment!

        So the competition will close at midday tomorrow, Thursday 29 October, GMT. I believe this is 6 hours ahead of Colorado. However I would recommend getting your entry submitted as soon as possible as we wont be able to accept any late entries.

        Good luck!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Evie,

      Well I have to say we think you are pretty awesome yourself- thank you for taking the time to enter our competition :).

      This is so lovely and I love the use of the gold foil here. All that glitters is gold here Evie and this is a glittery gold piece of loveliness!

      Good luck on Thursday!

  114. French is classy ! So here is my 2 suggestions !
    Made on paper with ink, color ink, watercolour… I scanned it and played a little bit with the color in Photoshop !

    In french, Happy birthday is Bonne Fête! You the accent on the «ê», in french a short way to name it is «e with a hat»… That’s why the «e» has a birthday hat !!

    And Happy Birthday to DesignCuts !!
    Thx for this awesome giveaways !

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ea6iljr7lyhcpo/Stephane%20Lauzon%20Bonne%20Fete.png?dl=0

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/k7kgakemqurkt4s/Stephane%20Lauzon%20Bonne%20fete%202.png?dl=0

    Stéphane Lauzon
    stephanelauzonillustration.com

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Merci beaucoup Stephane pour vos aimables souhaits!

      I absolutely adore that you made these and then scanned them to PS :). These are truly handmade gifts Stephane and so beautiful- i love the watercolours you have used!

      Best of luck for Thursday with your entries!

  115. Anthony James says:

    Hi guys and a HUGE Happy Birthday to you all!

    Two years is quite a milestone so I thought ‘How best to mark such an occasion for a fun bunch of people who give us great bundle deals, awesome tutorials and work hard to keep us all informed and engaged with what’s going on at Design Cuts?’
    I figured the least I could do was mint up some custom Design Cuts coins to commemorate the occasion!

    Unfortunately they’ve already all been bought up, by the Irish (she knows who she is…) But you can at least view a copy of the ad I created for them here:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwTprGTDNpxPWHFZZkVRckk0TUk/view?usp=sharing

    Kind of a keepsake in it’s own right, no?
    And of course I couldn’t have done it without some various Design Cuts bundles assets like the Oil Change typeface, curved wood backdrops background and both gold and silver styles. It was a fun project and I hope you all can dig it.

    Happy Birthday!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Anthony,

      A massive thank you from me & the whole DC team for your incredibly kind words and for your awesome design entry!

      Amazing work! I’m a coin! 😀 and not just a coin, an ‘ULTRA-Exclusive’ coin! Thank you so much for your efforts to make them, I am gutted that they’re already sold out (darn Irish … don’t tell her I said that … *gulp*) or else I would have bought them all myself!

      Thank you so much again for wishing us a happy birthday and for taking the time to send us this wonderful gift, really great work :).

      All the best to you, Anthony and best of luck for Thursday!

  116. Susan Reimer says:

    Forgot to post the URLs. First one is my own background. The second one uses images from Morguefile.com
    http://s20.postimg.org/g63mrmsul/DCBirthday3.jpg
    http://s20.postimg.org/8m0weq3yl/DCBirthday1.jpg

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Susan,

      Thanks for your entries to our birthday competition! Is that your dog- he is too cute- the whole office is in love with the picture!

      It is totally in contrast with your second piece- this is so futuristic and eye catching! Best of luck with your entries for Thursday 🙂

  117. Susan Reimer says:

    Great contest! I have really enjoyed your tutorials and freebies; very inspiring.
    I created the background in Photoshop using and gradients and then applying a Hard Mix blending mode.

  118. Janet Parrish says:

    Hi, guys, and happy birthday! It’s just like you to share your celebration with the community through this fun contest. Thank you!

    It has been fun looking at the contest entries! Everyone has a unique take on the birthday theme and it’s awesome to see the variety of ideas. I love them all and don’t envy you having to choose the winners. Nevertheless, I’m submitting my entry, which, at the very least, shares my sentiments with you.

    Link to the greeting card mockup: http://imgur.com/uhXLXrr
    Link to the actual greeting card: http://imgur.com/G36REmS

    I’m a DC addict, so I have a variety of the bundles at my disposal! I appreciate the artists who provided these resources in the bundles and think they should get credit! I pulled from:

    Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle – Make Media/Watercolor kit
    Mammoth Creative Design Bundle – Lisa Glanz/Watercolor backgrounds
    Typographers Dream Bundle – Nicki Laatz/Typographers Toolbox
    15 Quality Fonts – Cultivated Mind/True North Extras, Vectors, Catchwords
    22 Best Selling Fonts – Nicky Laatz/Heart & Soul extras
    22 Professional Artistic Fonts – Make Media/Lettersmith
    Esential Design Arsenal – Lisa Glanz/Hand drawn borders & extras
    Gorgeous Artistic Vintage Design – Super Strike halftones
    Contemporary Creative – Tomodachi/Greeting Card mockup

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Janet,

      Thank you so much for your kind words and thank you for taking part! We are actually blown away by how many entries we have received and are still receiving and I totally agree with you Janet- everyone’s pieces are so different! Whew it will be so hard on Thursday to pick a winner :).

      Your greeting card is fantastic and i love how many resources you have managed to use in it- i think 9 bundles is the most i have seen so far so well done and best of luck for Thursday!

  119. Happy Birthday Design Cuts
    Thanks for all the help in my creative process.

    I use some of the Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle, thanks to all the artists that create your bundles, and thanks to you to put them all together.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/1hkhiszqm061d7z/Inspirational-Artistic-Design-Bundle_RF.jpg?dl=0

    RF

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Ricardo,

      Thank you for your entry- this is so beautiful! It is so inspiring to see you working with the items from your Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle. The mockup works perfectly here and I love how you have used the DC colours throughout your design as well- and i totally wish we could have these balloons in our office for our birthday!

      Best of luck for Thursday Ricardo!

  120. Hi this is Rimsha Jr.web designer at the guilt trip.com.
    As i am subscribed your site and i love each tutorials and the bundles which i’ve gone through and i’am sending you the link of the birthday card in which i’ve used some of the materials from your bundles. hope you like it.

    https://www.kulzy.com/work/95049//graphicdesign/birthday-card/

    Best regards
    Rimsha

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Rimsha,

      Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and also for entering our competition!

      Your card looks awesome and I love the saying that you have used- what a lovely way to view a birthday :).

      Best of luck with your entry!

  121. Juskteez says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday, DesignCuts!! Keep doing this awesome work guys!

    Here’s my design for you guys, could be a wallpaper 😉

    http://juskteez.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DC.jpg

    I used the LStore Mockup in “The Modern, Creative Design Bundle” and Outfitter Script in the “15 Professional Quality, Hugely Versatile Font Families”.

    Took me 2 hours to made this, I kinda like it. Hope you guys enjoy!!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Juskteez,

      This would be fantastic as a wallpaper! Thank you so much for the lovely entry and it was 2 hours well spent- it is an awesome piece and Outfitter works so well with the mockup :).

      Best of luck for Thursday!

  122. Hoomie says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts!!!
    Love the elements you guys provide, which’s very useful! Thank you!!!

    The reason I design a t-shirt for this contest is because t-shirt is a practical things, when wear the celebrate t-shirt you are spreading your joy to everyone else.

    I used some of Design Cuts’ elements to integrate with my t-shirt design to make it simple but cheerful. Also retain the green colour of Design Cuts for the t-shirt and used white colour for most of the design where to make the design jump out of the t-shirt. Hope you enjoy my design!

    DesignCuts elements used:
    – Alpha Extras Pack
    – Nautical Freebie Pack

    T-shirt Design:
    http://hoomie.com.au/designcuts–2anniversary-tshirt-design.jpg

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Hoomie,

      Thank you for your wonderful entry and for the lovely birthday wishes :).

      We do love a good t- shirt in the office so this is awesome! I love how the font pops against the DC green! Best of luck for Thursday Hoomie!

  123. Kylie Bawden says:

    Hey DC, entry #2… what’s cuter than a bunny to celebrate your birthday?

    I used elements of the The Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle and The Lovingly Handcrafted Design Bundle to create this poster. Hope you enjoy 🙂
    http://postimg.org/image/fao5f8hox/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      This is so pretty Kylie and you’re right- who doesn’t love a bunny? Especially a DC one :).

      I love how you have used Lisa Glanz resources in your work and the watercolours just work perfectly with Ms Rabbit!

      Good luck with your entries Kylie !

  124. Shawna Armstrong says:

    Hello Design Cuts team (and fans!),

    Please follow the link to my submission for the contest, a list of the elements I used, and a short video of my poster creation process.

    I’m really enjoying scrolling through the submissions and don’t envy the task of choosing a winner! Good luck and Happy Birthday to the entire team!

    Thanks again!
    ototally.com/designcuts2ndbirthday

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Shawna,

      Thank you so much for entering and I love that you included a video on how you made your design- it is lovely to see the process that went into your piece :).

      I adore the use of our characters and Paul Le, their creator will be so pleased to see them. I especially like my jaunty birthday hat :).

      We have received so many entries and are actually so amazed by everyone’s support and awesome submissions- it is going to be a really tough job picking a winner! Good luck with your entry Shawna 🙂

  125. and hand painted watercolour flowers.

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Siobhan,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your entry! Really cool card design, the hand painted watercolour flowers are a lovely touch 🙂

      Thanks again and good luck for Thursday!

  126. Hi Design Cuts
    This was designed using Ostrich Sans Ink, Appleton, Heartwell,Heartwell cups and American Brewery Rought fonts with 2LO Winter Storms texture not sure what
    bundles they from. Many Happy Returns : )

    http://postimg.org/image/oakgh68md/

  127. Jan says:

    Hello our favorite people,
    so I started this with three elements from my pictures I took. First is R2D2 made out of gypsum. I brought it home from a Star Wars festival that took place in my city this year. I custom colored it with markers and made a photo of it to become eternal. The second element is a papercraft of Sidewinder starship fighter I made. I hang it on the nylon string, took picture and masked the string in Photoshop. And the last element was a simple snap of fireworks during a Signal festival of light just mere a week ago.

    So I decided to tone this into blue, yellow, greenish kind of picture with the StarWars theme and quote paraphrase. I stacked a bunch of grunge textures from your packs to get a basic blueish tone. Then I cut out and immported the R2D2 from the original photo which you can see here…

    http://s20.postimg.org/p23r6yt7h/R2_D2_1.jpg

    I used black&white adjustment layer to desaturate him and in order to blend him properly with the background I overlayed another bunch of textures over. Some also desaturated and some I kept in original colors because I liked how it affected the R2. Next step was the sidewinder….

    http://s20.postimg.org/ug2jeiixp/Sidewinder_3.jpg

    Again, I cut it out, desaturated and pasted it over the background. Then I layered few textures over to help it blend.
    Fireworks went through the same process.

    http://s20.postimg.org/riamhxhlp/Signal_Fireworks_1.jpg

    Nothing fancy, really. I used two copies only rotated and scaled a bit differently to help it make an interest. I love how they almost look as little galaxies in the picture.

    I added the text afterwards (Thriftshop font) and used few layer effects to make it stand out better.

    It was then that I decided it looked decent, but I could make it more interesting by adding few custom shape elements to the sides of the picture and horizontal lines across the picture.

    To gel everything together I used a warming photofilter as an adjusting layer and a final overlayed scratchy texture.

    Here is a final picture in a lower resolution (the original was 4800x3600px 300dpi, for some reason I thought it was a good idea, which it wasn’t. More on that follows).

    http://s20.postimg.org/4jdwz0llp/Design_Birthday_For_Video.jpg

    And then I got a fun idea. I will add some music to it. It is Star Wars after all. It is always strongly connected with that Star Wars theme in my mind and so I composed a little variation on that and rendered it as a video and put it on YouTube.
    Enjoy!

    https://youtu.be/OfNfT0kb20I

    • Ben Neeves says:

      The force is strong in this design, Jan. Great work! Thank you so much for taking the time to enter our contest! Love the added music in the video too, amazing that you composed it yourself, fantastic job!

      All the best to you and good luck for Thursday! 🙂

  128. Farrukh says:

    I was a newbie to digital designing and the main attraction for me was “the tutorials”. I used to follow every tutorial and download all the freebies that come with it. I had learnt a lot and I’m still learning. Thank you so much for the fabulous resources and learning. I’ve created two cards. The first one is inspired by the DC tutorials that I love so much.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/40277uwjkra1vcr/happy%20bday%20dc.jpg?dl=0

    This one is created with freebies from 22 Professional & Artistic Fonts.

    I’m a digital scrapbooker/greeting card designer and creative team member at digital scrapper. The second one is more of a digital scrapbook card and a bit different . Hope you like this one..
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/jzs2djsxw2j5vax/happy%20bday%20dc1.jpg?dl=0

    This was created with the Kit, Celeberate by Julie Billingsley.

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Farrukh,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to submit your designs!

      They’re a really great couple of entries, it’s great to see the team make an appearance in there as well, awesome job!

      Good luck for Thursday 🙂

  129. Tamara Jacobi says:

    Happy Birthday DC! Wish I was able to send something along to you other than my best wishes for many more years of success! Looking forward to year number 3, then 4, then 5… :o)

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Tamara,

      I hope you and Inuit are keeping well- your avatar always makes me smile- he is such a cutie :).

      Thank you so much for your lovely birthday wishes and rest assured we have some awesome stuff to come in Year 3 so watch this space!

  130. Stephen Smith says:

    DC branded poster 2

    http://s20.postimg.org/x2jw0psz1/DCbirthday_Poster2.jpg

    Back again, same process different design for a series 🙂

    I started with a photo I took and converted to black and white. I wanted to make it with your photos, but your videos didn’t give me enough resolution 🙁
    Turned it into a dot pattern using the dark blue from your logo.
    Layed it over the green from your logo and did the same with a candles picture.
    I added your logo and text using Eveleth Dot Light.
    Placed a paper texture from the water color kit for color.
    Placed a pattern from the watercolor branding kit to make it more organic.
    Added grit from texture press to emulate rubbed off ink.

    yay 🙂

    • Jan says:

      I like both of your designs. Very stylish.

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      These are so awesome Stephen and I could totally see them as an entire series of our team! Oh that is such a shame you weren’t able to use the video’s but the overall effect shines through in these! I love the idea of dot pattern DC team :).

      Thank you so much for taking the time to enter our competition and best of luck with your entries!

  131. Stephen Smith says:

    DC branded poster 1

    http://s20.postimg.org/9ztd1jrhp/DCbirthday_Poster1.jpg

    HI Guys.

    I started with a photo I took and converted to black and white. I wanted to make it with your photos, but your videos didn’t give me enough resolution 🙁
    Turned it into a dot pattern using the dark blue from your logo.
    Layed it over the green from your logo and did the same with a candles picture.
    I added your logo and text using Eveleth Dot Light.
    Placed a paper texture from the water color kit for color.
    Placed a pattern from the watercolor branding kit to make it more organic.
    Added grit from texture press to emulate rubbed off ink.

    A fun and repeatable series 🙂

  132. Laura T says:

    Well, I WAS feeling pretty satisfied with my result, and then I made the mistake of looking at some of the other submissions… *lol* Ah, well, it was fun to design, regardless of whether I win or not!

    http://s9.postimg.org/sl0zhfc7z/flyer_resized.jpg

    Fonts: Stylist Pro, Les Fruits and Wildfire (from a bundle I bought from you)
    Elements: Stylist Pro Ornaments, plus some from your Alpha Extras and Make Media Nautical Vectors freebie packs
    Textures: from all over the internet, but some are from one of your freebie packs also (the Mega Birthday one, if the folder name is to be trusted)

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Really great flyer design, Laura! Love the use of the DC colours and the background textures look awesome!

      Thank you for taking the time to enter 🙂 very best of luck for Thursday!

  133. julianna says:

    and here’s #3, i used elements from swedish points, nicky laatz, the flanela script, angely, & no. 7 small caps. the ostrich image is again from pixabay and the background texture is one from our class materials (rebecca mcmeen, artist). i got the ornate frame from one of your bundles too, but i can’t remember the artist, will have to look it up.

    i adjusted the ostrich, ran it through topaz impression, flipped it and made that one layer, added in the other elements, tried out different variations on lighting, styles.. added the beautiful background and a layer mask over the ostriches and it to make sure the right things were showing through, added the halftone frame and had the balloons going over it in one place and under it in another for a little extra interest.

    http://postimg.org/image/6m1xaa4xr/

    thanks again for what you do and for running this contest, i am quite glad that i am not judging the entries!

    cheers :))

    • Ben Neeves says:

      A third entry?! Julianna you really are spoiling us, thank you so much for taking the time to create these lovely birthday messages. It is massively appreciated 🙂

      I believe that ornate frame is one of Nicky Laatz’s from her Hand Inked Decorative Frames from the Essential, Creative Design Arsenal – great use of in in your piece, really frames the 2 nicely 🙂 awesome work!

      Thank you for your kind words, it’s going to be a tough one picking a winner from these amazing entries that’s for sure!

  134. Fabio Fidanza says:

    Thank you guys for all the amazing work you’ve done
    over the past two years!
    As always it’s been great designing
    using your bundles’ resources,
    here are my birthday wishes:

    http://www.fabiofidanza.com/designcutshappybday/

    Made with elements from:
    – Background Map: The Photoshop Artistry Ultimate Vintage & Retro Design Bundle
    – Arquitecta Font: The Typographer’s Dream Bundle
    – TT Bluescreens Font: The Typographer’s Dream Bundle
    – Growler Script: 22 Best Selling Gorgeous Fonts

    A big hug for you guys! 🙂

    • Jan says:

      Nice and clean simple design you have there. I like it.

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      I totally agree with Jan here- this is lovely Fabio- really clean and simple :). I really love the background maps and how it ties in with the script!

      I am sending you a giant hug back from Team DC for your entry and a huge good luck for Thursday :).

  135. Chris Nash says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday DC Team! Here’s my entry for the contest:

    http://postimg.org/image/54y0js67d/ (regular)
    http://postimg.org/image/ikcb14gvd/ (close up)
    http://postimg.org/image/ws1zprtk9/ (mock up)

    I used a variety of resources for this piece from previous bundles. They include:

    Fonts – Sun Kissed, Caferus (Flavor Type – 21 Best Selling Beautiful Fonts), Imogen Agnes, Have Heart and Heartstrings.

    Other Elements:
    2014
    All Inclusive Design Bundle – Make Media Co – Bursts
    Ultimate Designers Collection – Make Media Co – Glitter Pattern
    Birthday Freebies – The Shop – Ultimate brown paper pack volume 3 001

    2015
    Contemporary Creative Collection – Bloomua – Simply Icons Collection and
    Design Cuts – Gaussian Blurs 31
    Extensive Textures – 2 Lil Owls – Pixie Paints 27
    Hand-crafted Design – Swedish Points – Halftone Frame 10
    Versatile Vector Collection – Lisa Glanz – Texture 02
    Beautifully Artistic Designers Kit – Item Bridge – 048 Paint Tubes and
    Studio Denmark – Gold Pattern
    Gorgeous Artistic – Vintage Design Co – Broken Rollers 1 and 6
    Inspirational Artistic – Made by Vadim – Wallderful Frame Mockup 5

    Thanks for curating such wonderful bundles and creating a wonderful design community!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you very much, Chris! We really appreciate you taking the time 🙂

      Really awesome poster design, love the use of the DC colours. Fantastic work!

      Best of luck for Thursday!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you very much, Chris! We really appreciate you taking the time 🙂

      Really awesome poster design, love the use of the DC colours. Fantastic work!

      Best of luck for Thursday!

  136. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DC!!! Here is a special design to help celebrate your birthday. I’ve been looking over the other submissions and I consider myself to be lucky to be part of such a talented group of designers! Thanks for the inclusion and for the amazing bundles!

    I am an illustrator junkie and a self proclaimed, self taught graphic designer :). The poster I have entered was a product of illustrator. I incorporated several tools including the 3D tool, Free Transform, Gradients and more.

    You can check it out here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ginw6raficocx2b/Birthday%20Design%20Bundle-01.jpg?dl=0

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you so much Nicole! 🙂 It’s great to have you as part of our amazing community!

      Awesome poster design! Very best of luck for Thursday 🙂

  137. Mary Ann says:

    Hi DesignCuts!

    This is my first time posting to this awesome community. Although I wasn’t able to send my thank you eveytime I purchase your VERY AWESOME BUNDLES,
    I think now is the right time to say that I’m very thankful to have found your site. Honestly, I didn’t know the existence of graphic deals until I found your site earlier this year. From then on, I always look forward to your bundles.

    And as my way of thanking and greeting you on your 2nd birthday, here’s my birthday card:

    http://postimg.org/image/gk7wrgehh/
    or
    http://postimg.org/image/7e4ggtju1/

    I so looove your bundles and I have to admit I always have a hard time keeping myself from spending everytime a new bundle comes. However, I’m always
    swept away by the beauty of watercolors and I just can’t stop myself buying it.

    Resources used in the card:

    Font: Sun Kissed ( by Ian Barnard for DesignCuts)
    Font: Thriftshop (by Make Media Co. – Inspirational Artist Bundle)
    Background: Watercolor Texture (by Design Spoon – Inspirational Artist Bundle)
    Background: Grunge Paint Frames (by Design Spoon – Inspirational Artist Bundle)
    Colors: Watercolor Swatches (by Nicky Laatz – Inspirational Artist Bundle)
    Cupcake: Vector Shapes (by Nicky Laatz – Inspirational Artist Bundle)
    Buntings: Magical Watercolor Vol. 1 (by Liza Glanz – Inspirational Artist Bundle)

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Mary Ann,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch with your incredibly kind words, what an amazing first post from you! 🙂

      Thank you for your lovely birthday card! The watercolours on the cupcake are awesome and I love the DC colours fading into each other on the Grunge Paint Frame. Really great work 🙂 we are so glad that you found us too!

      Thank you again for entering i our competition and for your continued support of Design Cuts, I wish you the best of luck for Thursday!

  138. Deb Blecha says:

    I have learned so much from Design Cuts and all the wonderful people that work there. I have a criminal amount of fonts from you–Love them! Plenty of vector art, textures, backgrounds etc. but I am still excited every time a new bundle is released. Happy Birthday to my friends that always reply to my FaceBook posts, answer my crazy questions, and work so hard to allow the rest of us just be artsy. Thanks again 🙂
    http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i4/rvdebby/DC%20BDay%202-01_zps1o67pjvs.jpg

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Deb,

      Thank you so much for your incredibly kind words, it’s always a pleasure to reply to your Facebook posts, answer your questions and inspire some creativity while we’re at it 🙂

      Thank you for submitting your work! What a delicious looking cake and I agree with your message – I can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for year #3! 🙂

      Thanks again for all of your support, Deb. All the best to you and good luck for Thursday!

  139. Fun contest! Happy Birthday 🙂

    Everything used from bundles: LULO clean font, kimmy design and make media co graphic, wanderlust letters font, and various textures
    http://lemonthistle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/dchappybday.jpg

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Colleen,

      Thank you so much for wishing us a happy birthday and for taking the time to submit your competition entry, we really appreciate it 🙂

      Really nice use of textures and I like the font combination, great work!

      Thanks again for your support 🙂 Best of luck for Thursday!

  140. Eloise says:

    Hello!

    I am a HUGE fan of your bundles! Here’s the stuff I used:

    Art Equipment Scene Generator from the Gorgeous Artistic Design Bundle

    ‘Glamour Brush’ and ‘Burford Rustic’ fonts from the 15 Professional Quality, Hugely Versatile Font Families Bundle

    Mammoth Watercolour from the Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle

    http://postimg.org/image/625evditn/

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Eloise,

      Thank you so much for your design entry! Really cool hand drawn team members (you really got my hair/beard perfectly, great job 😀 ).

      I also checked out your word press site, really nice work! Especially love your Colossal Ridge design, really nice use of watercolours and the font choices are spot on and stand out nicely, really good work! Thank you so much for supporting us 🙂 Terrible Lizard Design = Awesome!

      Thanks again for your kind words and for your competition entry, best of luck for Thursday!

  141. Sara says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday!
    Here is a little birthday poem for the Design Cut crew.

    http://postimg.org/image/h2ei6d5dx/

    I’m pretty sure that everything I used for this design came from one DC bundle or another. : ) 2lil owls, watercolor pack, glitter pack..

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Oh Sara- this poem is fantastic! I love the sentiment of your words :).

      This looks really cool and I love how you used Sun Kissed in your piece! Thank you so much for taking the time to enter and best of luck for the competition!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      I am not going to lie Timothy- I opened this and it took me a moment… but ha this is hilarious- I LOVE your birthday song :).

      Good luck with your entry on Thursday!

  142. Dragoș Jurca says:

    Print this poster or post this GIF in celebration of Design Cut’s two years birthday. Happy second birthday, DC! All the best wishes to you.
    http://s19.postimg.org/itkgb5hg3/123.jpg
    http://s19.postimg.org/4r3ktaidt/Untitled_1.gif

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Dragos,

      These are two awesome entries and thank you so much for participating!

      I love the watercolour flowers in the poster- it really makes the font pop!

      Great use of DC colours on the GIF as well- this looks so polished :).

      Best of luck for both your entries on Thursday!

  143. Anita Poplin says:

    Happy Second Birthday from Fiddlin Nita!! I’ve made you a font cake!!!
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/d4ypr4uenb86wj9/DC%20Cake.jpg?dl=0

    • Anita Poplin says:

      Oh, by the way …it is a poster design.

      • Carol Sweeney says:

        Hey Anita,

        Thanks for this delicious font cake- it looks good enough to eat :).

        I love how you have listed the ingredients and it is so simple but incorporates so many elements! Great work Anita!

        Best of luck for Thursday 🙂

  144. Mihai Toma says:

    Hello there!
    Happy 2nd year of awesomeness, DesignCuts team! I congratulate to all for your work here and I thank you for all the bundles you made available to us, your members.

    Here is a Happy Birthday Card I created for you:
    http://s11.postimg.org/m0iurnrsz/Design_Cuts_copy.jpg

    I took inspiration from the overall feel of your bundles.
    A birthday only begins at midnight, hence the night theme. For me, the night is nothing more than a quiet moment in our busy lives, quite important if we are living in active and fast-paced cities like Bucharest ( where I was born and raised ) or London ( where Design Cuts was born and raised ). This quiet moment is great for sincere birthday messages… or poems 🙂 (I love creating art in its many forms, including literature).
    I created all the artwork manually while trying to maintain a cute and playful style. I used a textured brush to create the moon, the clear clouds and the bold mountains. A tilt of red appears in the back of the mountains, representing the beginning of a great day, of a birthday!
    I made sure “Happy Birthday,” was fully centered horizontally and vertically, because that is the key element of the design.
    I took the time to change the colours of your logo to better fit with my night theme ( the dark blue in “Design” was not so visible in this design ).
    I’ve added some lines that try to mock the light effect in a juvenile way.
    The chosen font is Gotham Rounded, perfect for this playful theme.

    It was a real pleasure to work on this project as I’ve created the entire design for this event! If you like it, I’d love to hear any kind of feedback from you!
    Yours,
    Mihai Toma

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Mihai,

      Thank you for your lovely birthday wishes and you are more than welcome for the bundles- we are so pleased that you enjoy what we release so much!

      Your entry is so lovely and i love the sentiment behind it- a night time heartfelt wish before the madness of the day begins :).

      I love the textures you have used and they really add to the calm of the piece with the hint of the fun to come! Truly lovely Mihai!

      Good luck with your entry for Thursday 🙂

  145. Nyle says:

    Super pumped when I found your site. Thank you for what you do. Happy 2nd birthday~!

    One image isn’t enough, posted it as a blog post instead. Hope you’ll love my birthday greetings. Cheers to more awesomeness!

    May God bless you guys more!

    http://yourvirtualhelp.com/happy-birthday-design-cut/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Nyle,

      Oh no- we cant seem to access your design! Tina has popped you over an email though so if you can send us over a link to your piece, we cannot wait to see it :).

  146. Stephen Smith says:

    My monster poster is ready to party into the terrific twos 🙂

    http://postimg.org/image/5dqt9yktl/

    My creature is a hand drawn original in illustrator.
    I incorporated some texture from the comprehensive vector kit.
    I used a few fonts: Eveleth and Alpha, and then modified the distortions.
    Exported to Photoshop, added dot pattern from a retro kit.
    Layered with texture from two little owls from Farmhouse Chic for color shift and depth.

    It was fun to play with, thanks for all your helpful tools!

  147. Christina says:

    You have become such a part of my design life that I consider you classic in the sense you will be around forever…you have to be…to many of ‘us’ depend on you! So with that thought, I wanted to send you a classic birthday greeting…I hand painted you this bouquet of flowers using a variety of brushes from Alex Dukal from his AD Painters Toolbox that was part of the Mammoth Collection and several more of his from the Beautifully Artistic Design Kit. I also incorporated a texture to make my own artwork pop from 2 Lil Owls, also part of the Mammoth Collection. Font is the True North Texture 3D Regular, also from one of your collections. Happy Birthday Design Cuts from my studio to yours…may you have many, MANY more birthday celebrations!
    http://s248.photobucket.com/user/cmvscrapper/media/vase%20of%20flowers%20ad%20z%202lo%20happy%20birthday%20m.jpg.html

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Christina,

      Thank you for this beautiful bunch of flowers and beautiful entry to our competition!

      I love the hand painted effect this has given your piece and such a good use of your Alex Dukal resources :).

      Thank you very much for your kind birthday wishes- we really hope to be able to provide you with lots more content for many more years to come. Good luck with your entry!

  148. Carl Madden says:

    Here’s my entry, pretty much used elements from every past deal! Happy birthday!

    https://hightailspaces.com/space/hFjlc

    • Leah says:

      This looks epic!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Carl,

      Thanks so much for your entry and birthday wishes :). I love the backgrounds you have used here and the futuristic feel to this! This could be a cool series of pieces for each birthday we have as well!

      Good luck with your entry on Thursday!

  149. Thom says:

    Happy Birthday DC.

    Here’s my entry.

    I used resource “Extremely HR Seamless Wood Patterns Vol. 2” (my own) from “The Extensive Textures, Patterns and Backgrounds Bundle” for the background.
    For the text effect I used my “Snow Text Generator” and changed the layer styles.

    http://freshdesignelements.com/design-cuts-second-birthday/

    Hoping to at least drink my coffee from a DC mug soon. 🙂

    Good luck everybody.

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Thom,

      Thanks so much for your entry and for posting it on your website- it looks awesome and it is great to see you utilising your own resources for this :). I am sure our community will love seeing how you use your own items and will gain inspiration from your piece!

      Good luck for Thursday and I can tell you that Team DC are super excited about the thought of DC mugs in general!

  150. julianna says:

    oh wow, good luck choosing from so many wonderful entries!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      I know right, Julianna? They are all so wonderful it’s going to be one tough job!

      Thanks again for your entries 🙂 best of luck for Thursday!

  151. julianna says:

    entry #2 – follow your heart – :)) the bear & fireworks were from pixabay & pexels, everything else was something in one of your bundles: so nice, lisa glanz, several fonts – can’t remember which ones off the top of my head, except that the 2 is in safina.

    i adjusted the bear image and than ran it through filter forge, added in the other layers & textures, adjusted the lighting.. and then put a halftone pattern over the top to unify it all.

    http://postimg.org/image/clf2123e1/

    cheers
    julianna

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you so much for your second entry, Julianna!

      Really great work, it’s a lovely message and I love what you’ve done with the textures – it’s great to have our birthday bear joining in with the celebrations! 😀

      Thanks again, Julianna. All the best for Thursday.

  152. Traci Bixby says:

    Hi and Happy Birthday! I am having so much fun using the elements from the bundles I’ve purchased so far. Just love them! What a great reason to celebrate!

    I used La Veronique Script and Wanderlust from the Beautifully Artistic Designers Kit. Thank you so much!

    http://www.tracibixby.com/misc/designcuts

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Traci,

      I love this piece- as you know we do love our tea and coffee in DC HQ and you just cant have cake without a cuppa :). I love the watercolours in this piece- it really works with your fonts!

      Best of luck with your entry for Thursday!

  153. Thomas Martin says:

    I love the quality but also the variety of the different bundles.
    My contribution to the contest shows this variety. The Design Cuts resources make it possible to be equipped for all kinds of graphic design projects.
    I used different resources (fonts, textures, mock-up) of several DC bundles.
    Thanks Design Cuts and Happy Birthday!
    http://adobe.ly/1OO4oNP

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Thomas,

      Thank you so much for your entries- I love that you have chosen three totally different styles for your pieces and it really visually sums up what we try and achieve in our bundles- something for everyone!

      We are so happy that you love your DC bundles- we couldnt ask for better feedback for them and it is so awesome to see your resources in use :). Good luck for Thursday Thomas!

  154. BF Graphics says:

    Thanks for your fabulous resources.

    http://postimg.org/image/q2ysoujhv/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey BF Graphics!

      This entry is good enough to eat :). It has the whole team drooling over here for a slice of that cake!

      Thank you so much for entering and best of luck for Thursday!

  155. Design Cuts:

    A birthday card just for the fabulous Design Cuts Team, using resources from my DC stash:
    The Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle – Make Media doodles and Nicky Laatz watercolor actions

    22 Professional and Artisitc Fonts – Nicky Laatz’s Lettersmith Font and Magpie Paper Works Ondise font

    The Essential Creative Design Arsenal – Gearwright ink texture

    https://www.sparrowsart.com/happy-birthday-dc.jpg

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Lori,

      Thanks for such a fabulous birthday card! This is a lovely piece and I love the wording on it :). How cute is the little mouse?

      I love the fonts you have used here- they really add to the fun nature of the piece!

      Best of luck for Thursday!

      • Lori Sturgeon says:

        Aww, thanks Carol! Lots of inspiration from the other submissions and all the good things coming from the Design Cuts team.

  156. Ahnzul says:

    Hi Designcuts ! And happy birthday ! ^^

    Here’s my little contribution ! ^^
    http://s3.postimg.org/kbxnv845f/designcut.jpg
    And with a mockups, because it’s always better haha ! http://s13.postimg.org/rpa6hbewn/Poster_Frame_PSD_Mock_Up.jpg

    I used :
    – 2 fonts from one of your font bundle : Gentleman black and Vigneta . And some bonus vectors (the stars) from another font of yours
    – A folded paper effect from one of your texture bundle 🙂

    The rest of it is handmade ^-^

    • Shawna Armstrong says:

      This is awesome. Nice work! Do you have a website where I can see more of your work?

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Ahnzul,

      Thank you so much for your competition entry!

      Wow! I agree with Shawna, these designs are awesome! You’ve combined your own handmade work with your bundle resources beautifully, awesome job! 🙂

      We wish you the best of luck for Thursday 🙂

      • Ahnzul says:

        I guess that’s the point right? 😀 I use your stuff everyday in my work like this ^^ . You guys really helped me in some situations aha.
        Thx a lot for the kind words ^^

        • Ahnzul says:

          especially the paper effect, it’s amazing, I mean I use it very often to bump a texture on flat design to make it a little bit “alive” ^^

          • Ben Neeves says:

            That’s fantastic! It’s so great to hear that your DC resources have helped you out with your design work 🙂

            You are very welcome! Thanks again for entering and good luck!

  157. Pomelo Press says:

    According to Oscar Wilde, nothing succeeds like excess. It seems that I agree.

    So I have added four additional designs to my roster for a grand total of fourteen.

    It is a veritable card-a-thon.

    http://pomelopress.com/design_cuts/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Pomelo, you spoil us! Thank you so much for adding extra designs to your card-athon! We really appreciate it 🙂

      Best of luck for Thursday!

  158. Paige says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday, DesignCuts! I can’t thank you enough for the awesome deals you’ve provided to the design community, especially for those of us on a budget. For my design, I used the fonts Cervo (22 World Class Quality Fonts Bundle) and Voyage (21 Best-Selling Beautiful Fonts), and the Wallderful Frames Mockups from the Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle.

    http://www.pnhake.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/HappyBirthdayDesignCuts.jpg (Original Image)

    http://www.pnhake.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/HB-DesignCuts.jpg (Mocked-Up Image)

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Paige,

      Thank you for your kind words 🙂 and thank you so much for submitting your awesome competition entry!

      Cervo & Voyage make a really great combination and I love the Wallderful Frames Mockup version as well! Really great work 🙂

      Best of luck for Thursday!

  159. Sara says:

    Happy Birthday, Design Cuts! You guys are awesome!

    I used some textures from the essential design arsenal bundle to create this little birthday card.
    http://www.sarasdesignstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/happy-birthday-to-you.jpg

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Sara,

      Thanks so much for your kind words! We really appreciate it 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to submit your birthday card, really nice layered textures – the message really stands out against the darker background. Awesome job!

      Thanks again for your entry, good luck for Thursday!

  160. Rufena Yeung says:

    Happy Birthday!! 🙂

    Ahh man, my work looks super babyish compared to others…just spent a few hours doing this only to sit back and realise it looks a bit childish LOL!! Oh well, I had fun and i’m still learning as am a major newbie to this.

    I used my Mammoth collection vectors along with the fonts that came along with it in my inspirational artistic bundle.

    http://postimg.org/image/ijlcf5di5/

    http://s22.postimg.org/bgdgzj82p/Competition.jpg

    Thank you for all the hard work and the clever negotiation skills you guys have to get us these fab deals.

    Ruf x

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Rufena,

      Thank you so much for commenting! I really appreciate you taking the time to enter our contest and wish us a happy birthday 🙂

      Not to worry, we’re all big kids here at DC (I know I am!). It’s great to hear that you had fun whilst designing this entry, I find that to be one of the important parts of the creative process – you’ve got to have fun with it! 🙂

      Really lovely piece! I love the font choices and the really nice use of watercolours, awesome job!

      Thanks again for your kind words 🙂 good luck for Thursday!

  161. JH says:

    Happy Birthday guys! Thought I would try something a bit different than everyone else to attract attention to your wonderful products and deals. I definitely could do with the prizes 🙂

    http://postimg.org/image/ujefjunr9/

    • Lydia says:

      Oh my goodness, so much awfulness! LOVE

    • Ben Neeves says:

      JH, your entry really got me belly laughing! Great idea haha!

      I was wondering if Comic Sans would find it’s way in to a design entry, and there it is. In all its glory. The over-compressed jpegs are just the icing on the cake for me. Fantastic idea!

      Thanks again for sharing, good luck for Thursday!

    • Wendy Delfosse says:

      LOL!!!

  162. Rebecca says:

    I love all of the bundles that I have purchased from Design Cuts 😀

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Rebecca,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I’m so pleased to hear you are loving all of your new additions to your creative toolkit.

      If you ever wanted to share your work, we would love to take a look! 🙂

  163. Tuuli says:

    So pleased that I found you, DC! Here’s my go at playing with type and colour for you:

    http://bit.ly/1MfJvLh

    Hope you like!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Tuuli,

      Thank you so much for your kind words, we’re really pleased that you found us too! 😀

      Thanks for your entry! The colours and background textures give a really nice retro vibe (I agree with your message – we like that we’re still here too 🙂 ) excellent work!

      The very best of luck for Thursday!

  164. Alec Francis says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Hope i can win!

    Option 1: http://s9.postimg.org/jfgs566ov/Option_1.jpg

    Option 2: http://s13.postimg.org/5ncct6ldj/Option_2.jpg

    Bundles Used:

    Versatile Vector Collection
    Contemporary Creative Design Collection
    Print Designers Bundle

    • Hoomie says:

      Nice work!! Love it~~

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Alec,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to wish us a happy birthday and submit your competition entry.

      I agree with Hoomie, excellent work on your designs! There’s so many awesome creative and birthday essentials in there I’ve lost count!

      Very best of luck for Thursday 🙂

  165. I made this with my most recently purchased bundle from the birthday event. The second one was a previous one created with non DC resources. I can tell a difference for sure!
    From DC I used the Inspirational Artistic Bundle and got to play with the watercolors. Thanks for creating such great deals.
    http://postimg.org/image/xbv5wnjcz/ with design cuts more polished
    before design cuts, still cute but I’d like to think DC helped me improve.
    http://postimg.org/image/yd7iek69f/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Jennifer,

      Thank you so much for your competition entries 🙂 It’s great to hear how much of a difference your DC resources are making to your work.

      They’re both great pieces! It’s awesome to see that you’re starting to explore and get get creative with some watercolour techniques as well!

      Thanks again for submitting 🙂 Best of luck for Thursday!

  166. Mick Watson says:

    Happy Birthday, Design Cuts team. Here’s my poster for you guys. I’m into 60’s German alt graphic design & neon at the moment!

    http://smartgiant.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/DesignCuts_Birthday_Frame.png

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Mick,

      Thank you for your kind birthday wishes! We really appreciate it 🙂

      Really cool neon design! the colours you’ve chosen for the lights stand out really well from the black background and contrasting white mockup. Awesome job!

      Thanks for taking the time to enter, good luck for Thursday!

  167. Sandra Schafer says:

    Here is mine – simple design, simple like me. 🙂 Loving the Sunkissed font! 🙂

    http://postimg.org/image/o5go7g121/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you for your design entry, Sandra!

      Lovely combination of Sun Kissed and floral vectors, and the frame mockup is a great touch. Awesome work 🙂

      Best of luck for Thursday!

  168. Ann Marie says:

    Happy Birthday, Design Cuts! I hope you have many happy returns of the day, as Pooh Bear would say! 🙂 Love your packages and love your type collections. HUGE fan! All your stuff is great for freelances and creatives who like to experiment. Love, love, LOVE your site and your stuff.

    Here’s my lovely image, hope it makes your day 🙂 http://postimg.org/image/uwinm5cpj/

    Yours in design inspiration,
    AM

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Ann Marie, you are incredibly kind 🙂 thank you so much for your lovely comment, I’m so pleased to hear you are loving your creative items and enjoy getting creative with them!

      Day made! Thank you for your amazing colour changing entry, I really like it 🙂

      All the best to you and thanks again for taking the time to enter, best of luck for Thursday!

  169. Kevin Davis says:

    Thank you, DesignCuts, for making both tools and techniques available to design enthusiasts. This image is dedicated to what you have made possible.

    http://postimg.org/image/7kmlz6e6p/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Kevin,

      Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with your kind words and design! We really appreciate it 🙂

      Awesome design! There’s always love for brownies and other treats and it’s so great to see how useful these resources have been to your creative process 🙂 top work!

      Thanks again for your kind words, good luck for Thursday!

    • K Nielsen says:

      Haha, the 2013 design with Comic Sans and Papyrus… nice touch 🙂

  170. Caroline Moore says:

    I have such a HUGE soft spot for you faberoonie creative geeks 🙂 I wanted to enter an image that is from the heart! So it is not so much for design but rather to hopefully put a smile on your faces! Looking forward to another year of DC wonderousness.

    DC resources used: Burford Rustic Font for message and logo on campervan. The Stag logo on the van is from Lisa Glanz Woodland Watercolour Set . A 2 ‘Lil Owls Black Screen 1 texture and a Point and Poem Grunge texture.

    Big hugs, Caroline x

    http://postimg.org/image/cowh46iqh/

    • julianna says:

      definitely put a smile on my face!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Caroline,

      Well this definitely put a smile on our faces and you quite possibly made Lauren’s day as she has been included :).

      You know we have a mega soft spot for you too Caroline and thank you so much for submitting your piece- this is fab and Im kind of imagining the VW Camper as our Mystery Van!

      Good luck for Thursday 🙂

  171. Amanda says:

    Here is an image more fitting for the Halloween season as well. Used my own photo background with halloween add on vectors from DC packs and some great overlays. I hope you enjoy.

    http://postimg.org/image/wp7blpzxr/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Amanda,

      Thank you so much for entering in our design competition! I really appreciate you taking the time 🙂

      It’s great to see you’ve combined our birthday with the upcoming holidays! We’re all big fans of Halloween in the office and this is a really cool piece to reflect that, awesome job!

      Thanks again for taking part, Amanda. Good luck for Thursday!

  172. Greg Kersh says:

    DESIGNCUTS Team,

    Happy second birthday! Thank you so much for offering such great deals and putting together packages that push us designers to better our passion. You are a huge blessing!

    Please check out my design here: http://postimg.org/image/sd5zsx8wt/full/

    I like to make paper cards for my girlfriend which is what inspired my design. I loosely trace shapes with the pen tool and overlay paper textures for the top layer. To get the shadow effect I duplicate the shape, change the color, rasterize, blur it, and then use the skew tool.

    The font is Paper Johnny Einhalb.

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Greg,

      Thank you so much for your kind words, it really means the world to have your support 🙂

      Thanks for your design entry, it’s a really awesome paper effect that you’ve created, it works so well with Paper Johnny!

      Very best of luck for Thursday, Greg. Thanks again for taking part 🙂

  173. Allie Tucker says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday Design Cuts!
    Here’s my submission using elements from The Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle.
    http://bit.ly/1W97POa

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!!
    Allie

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Allie,

      Thank you so much for your birthday wishes! Very kind of you 🙂

      Thank you for your competition entry, really lovely use of the Lovingly Handcrafted Design Bundle resources! Great work!

      You are very welcome, Allie 🙂 Thanks again for taking part and best of luck for Thursday!

  174. Tonya says:

    Happy Birthday! I used graphics from the Mammoth Watercolor for Illustrator set, several fonts from True North Textures, and Line Bold from the Burford Rustic font family.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/64279103@N08/22422445421/in/dateposted-public/

    • Deb Blecha says:

      Love it.. some of my favorite fonts with awesome color, easy to read and a smart message. I vote for you!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Tonya,

      Thank you for your kind birthday wishes 🙂 we really appreciate it!

      Awesome competition entry! Really love you choice of font combinations and I agree with Deb – amazing watercolour effects you’ve gone for!

      Thanks again, Tonya! Good luck for Thursday 🙂

  175. julianna says:

    hi guys,

    here’s my submission for the contest:

    http://postimg.org/image/bf379d2nd/

    i used quite a few things from your bundles: nicky laatz, 2 little owls, so nice, lisa glanz; fonts: santis, mercury script, and la chic. i got the image of the humpback whale from pixabay.

    cheers & best of luck to everyone!
    julianna

    • Caroline Moore says:

      ooooooh can’t wait to see your image Julianna 🙂 Cx

    • julianna says:

      i forgot to say how i created it, in typical julianna fashion, so here goes: i adjusted the original image and then ran it through a painting filter, put all the other elements on their own layers and adjusted the lighting & effects, and then added a couple of texture layers to make everything go together better & then added a couple of specks layers on top of it all. cheers :))

      • Ben Neeves says:

        Hey Julianna,

        Thank you so much for your competition entry! I’m with Deborah – I can’t get Kool & the Gang out of my head now either! haha!

        I really like the blue/gold colour combination you’ve gone for and the textures really well for the whole image, it looks awesome 🙂 great work!

        Thanks again for taking the time to enter, best of luck for Thursday!

  176. Mitchell van Schelven says:

    First of all, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!!

    Thanks to you my graphic design career as taken a major leap! With that being said it would be strange not to celebrate Design Cuts second birthday. And let’s hope there will many years and many bundles to come!

    To celebrate your 2nd birthday I wanted to do something special. Not just any design, but something that really suits you. As you (the company) are born and raised in London, what would be a better place to hang a poster that celebrates your birthday. Yes, of course, the London Underground!! Sadly I do not live close enough(in the Netherlands) to hop one of the trains and come over, so I had to do it with the talent I was given using Photoshop.

    I created 2 posters to celebrate this awesome moment. One is completely crafted in my style, using the London Underground logo and maps as an inspiration.
    The other is based on an past campaign by Adobe. I created your own DC adobe logo with the accompanying poster.

    http://mitchellvanschelven.nl/images/DC.png

    Can you guess what station this is?(Let’s see how often you take the Underground Haha I know it is almost impossible to guess).

    Many thanks to the whole team and have an AWESOME week! Make it a great one!

    Big love,
    Mitchell

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Mitchell,

      First off, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

      I can’t tell you how amazing it is to hear that our bundles have helped you out with your professional projects 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to enter our design competition!

      That is a fantastic entry, great work in capturing the vibe of our home city and the Adobe DC is a lovely touch!

      Oooo you’ve got me stumped there on what station that is! If I was to take a guess, I would say that I think I’ve seen those wall tiles at Leicester Square station?

      Thanks again for your kind words and for taking the time to enter! All the best to you and good luck for Thursday!

    • K Nielsen says:

      Well done!

  177. Alexandre says:

    Hello Design Cuts !

    First of all, thank you for your lovely bundles, it brought back inspiration to me !

    Here’s my submission : http://franz-design.fr/files/Design_Cuts_Anniversary_Full.jpg

    I used the Heartstrings font from the Typographers Dream Bundle and a few textures (what ? a lot !) and brushes from The Lovingly Handcrafted Design Bundle. Thanks again for that ! 🙂

    Happy birthday Design Cuts !

    Best regards from France.

    Alex.

    • Alexandre says:

      Hey Design Cuts ! It’s me again !

      I just wanted to tell you that I updated my submission !

      And here’s a bonus, a video where I show it layer by layer (poor video quality included…sorry) : https://youtu.be/L7IKvMILKTw

      Kisses and goodbye ! 🙂

      • Ben Neeves says:

        Hey Alexandre,

        Thank you so much for your kind words, it means the world to us 🙂 it’s great to hear that our bundles are spark some inspiration for you!

        Thank you for your competition entry, it’s not only an awesome design but it’s so great to watch your video and see it all come together nicely 🙂 really great job!

        All the best to you from the UK, good luck for Thursday!

  178. Amy Sayer says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday Design Cuts!

    Here is my design for your birthday celebrations: http://postimg.org/image/mtbsvyqfp/

    I have used the typefaces ‘Stringbeans’ and ‘Shopaholics’ from the ‘The Typographers Toolbox’ as well as some illustrations and a background texture from previous bundles.

    Thank you for the opportunity to design a birthday themed card/poster!

    Amy

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you very much Amy 🙂 We’re loving seeing all these amazing creations from our community members and that certainly includes yours, great work!

      I really like the layout you’ve gone for, the font choices and background texture are spot on! 🙂

      Thank you again for your kind words & competition entry! Good luck for Thursday 😀

  179. Jon Garside says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday!

    http://postimg.org/image/mp1miyk7r/

    Featuring the designcuts team and typeface ‘Allegretto Script’ from the ‘Typographers Dream Bundle’.

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Jon,

      Thank you so much! We’re really appreciate it 🙂

      It’s nice to see the team feature in your design and awesome choice of font, Allegretto looks great! Top work!

      Thanks for taking part and best of luck for Thursday!

  180. Petra says:

    Wishing you a very happy birthday! Keep making us smile with your wonderful deals! My design for you is this cute birthday card:

    http://postimg.org/image/c2cn6e8ut/
    http://postimg.org/image/dh7ac6n6h/

    I’ve used some of the items from ‘The Lovingly handcrafted’ and ‘The Comprehensive, Creative Vectors Bundle’.

    • Danielle King says:

      Well done, my favorite!

    • Angie says:

      I love your card! “Oh pretty bundle, I have to have you” – I feel like I say that every time!

    • Elizabeth says:

      This really made me laugh! I think I say that with every new bundle!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you so much for your competition entry, Petra!

      I agree with Angie – You’ve done a super job of capturing the feeling that I think a lot of community members have towards our bundles, good work! 🙂

      Good luck for Thursday! And thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate your support 🙂

  181. Allan D Benitez says:

    Thanks Again Design Cuts for this exclusive 2nd Birthday Competition. Congratulations with your second year. My design have the versatile-vector-collection , http://s15.postimg.org/92dzstce3/Design_Cut.jpg . Have a wonderful day Design Cut!!

    Happy Birthday

    • Nina says:

      Simple and nice!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Allan,

      Thank you for your competition entry & incredibly kind words!

      I agree with Nina, it’s a really lovely, simplistic styled design – thank you so much for sharing it with us 🙂

      Good luck for Thursday, Allan! Thanks again for your kind words 🙂

  182. Ville says:

    Congrats Design Cuts for reaching that infamous defiant years 😉 I hope you guys keep up the good work and not become one of those lost and rebel ones.

    I had long thought where should I use Humblle font and the freebies which came with it. The second I saw other people’s works here (kudos to everyone 🙂 ) I thought that I should actually try to work something out of it. As a result, old and wise chief greets you all and wishes you good day 🙂 my can check my result here: http://postimg.org/image/atw12w2qh/

    Habby birthday Design Cuts!

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Ville,

      Thank you for your well wishes, we’ll be sure to keep up the good work for you & the rest of our community members 🙂

      Thanks so much to you & your old,wise chief for your lovely message,it works so well with the textures against the backdrop photo. Awesome job!

      Thanks again for your birthday wishes, very best of luck for Thursday 🙂

  183. Kylie Bawden says:

    Happy Birthday DC team!

    Here’s my little creation in celebration, using elements from The Lovingly Handcrafted Design Bundle and The Inspirational Artistic Bundle. Thanks guys… you rock!

    http://postimg.org/image/9t2dd0qdb/

    • Elizabeth says:

      Love the design! I was thinking of doing something similar, but you beat me to it! Good job and good luck!

    • Samantha Ranlet says:

      Bummed this is kind of like my design above :\

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      This entry rocks Kylie! I am loving that you’ve Ben’d the other boys up with moustaches and just as we are coming into Movember as well….

      I love that you have stuck with the DC colours and i adore the texture you have used with this!

      Good luck for Thursday 🙂

  184. Marianne says:

    http://s1.postimg.org/bt82s2z73/11807658_492174157613355_1473

    Hey guys here is a card I actually created for my daughters birthday, but recycled it for you guys. I used some wonderful items from the Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle and others, sorry I had separated them into items for easier access for myself, so I cannot remember totally what came from what bundle.
    The font is Boho Script.

    Happy birthday and many more!
    Cheers!

  185. Kurt says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday Design Cuts !

    I’ve put together a typographic poster utilising one of my favourite quotes by Paul Rand. Utilising elements and typefaces from the many packs I have downloaded over the years I wanted to create a minimalist poster utilising this quote as I believe it is something that we can all relate to as designers and creatives. I hope you like it.

    http://s1.postimg.org/mih66llm7/Kurt_Hardy_Two_Years_Design_Cuts.jpg

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Kurt,

      Thank you for your kind birthday message!

      I love your poster design! It’s great quote to choose and your design portrays it perfectly 🙂 it’s great to see the DC colours used as well. Really great work!

      Best of luck for Thursday, Kurt! Thanks again for joining us for our birthday celebrations 🙂

  186. Pomelo Press says:

    Employing various and sundry fonts, textures and graphic elements from the various and sundry packages that I own, I present ten birthday card designs.

    Check ’em out.

    http://pomelopress.com/design_cuts/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Pomelo,

      Thanks so much for submitting your entry to our design competition! To receive this many designs from you is really humbling, we really appreciate you taking the time 🙂 it’s a really cool collection of card designs, thank you!

      Very best of luck for Thursday!

  187. katrina chandler says:

    Hi! Happy Birthday! I love using your products, the bundles are so great! Thank you for all the hard work.

    I used the Make Media Company Totally Texture Creation Kit the Monstro Typeface and the Cucho Bold Typeface.

    http://postimg.org/image/ld3jn2ob5/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Katrina,

      Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate your support 🙂

      Thanks for submitting your competition entry! Really cool use of vector elements and colours 🙂 great work!

      Good luck for Thursday!

  188. Oops! So much for self taught! If my link above didn’t work, here it is again:
    http://s22.postimg.org/l159zz24x/Happy_BDay_from_Merissa_Revestir.jpg

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Merissa,

      Thank you so much for wishing us well for our second birthday & for your incredibly kind words, it’s so great to hear that our bundles are helping to fuel your creativity and help you in learning some new tricks as well!

      It certainly shows in your awesome design entry! Fantastic work! I love the font choices & texture combo and side note: your dad has some really cool tools!

      Thanks so much for taking the time to enter Merissa, I wish you the best of luck for Thursday 🙂

  189. Happy 2nd birthday Design Cuts!
    Here’s my image:

    Fonts: True North, Outfitter Script, and Yonder
    Elements: Bonus vectors by True North: dividers and crossed hammers
    Textures: Ian Barnard
    Photo: my own, my dad’s tools taken in his garage.

    Design Cuts, you guys are the greatest! Thank you for making it affordable for self taught hobbyists like myself to keep on creating and learning. I use CS5 and I’m so glad that I can find stuff that’s compatible with my old program (can’t afford a CC subscription at this time…sob). I wish you guys and gals a very awesome birthday and more to come!! Cheers!!! x Merissa Revestir

  190. Christina Dunn says:

    Happy birthday Design Cuts! Love you guys 🙂
    Birthday card here just for you guys featuring many elements and fonts from your Inspirational Artistic Design bundle. I’ve had fun experimenting with the watercolor elements. Thanks so much!!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8VOhNderL_kdnROenJrVmZVUmc/view?usp=sharing

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Christina,

      Thank you so much for your well wishes & competition entry. It means the world to us to have you as part of our creative community 🙂

      Great use of watercolour techniques, I especially like the colour separation between the red and blue lettering, really good job!

      Best of luck for Thursday, Christina 🙂

  191. Fun to have you include us in your birthday celebration, thank you!

    I design greeting cards among other things. This design is made up of over thirty individual bits and pieces to create this silly pack of pooches who are ready to help you PAWty! It was all done in PS CS-5 using elements of my own and purchased items from places like design cuts.

    http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/invitations/birthday-party/general-birthday-party/birthday-party-invitation-pack-of-982147?gcu=43045123714

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Doreen,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to enter our design competition, we really appreciate you taking the time 🙂

      Really sweet entry, I do love a pun and those dogs are adorable 🙂 great work!

      I wish you the best of luck for Thursday!

  192. Stephen Smith says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts 🙂

    My vintage-esque poster design uses many elements to create some old-timey painted flair, but I wanted the end result to be simple and quietly suggest the idea of a birthday.

    Once on my site page, click the image to enlarge and see the subtle details.
    http://www.mistersmithdesign.com/personal-work

    I started with a photograph that I took of my niece.
    I layered several textures from the extensive patterns bundle.
    I ran it through Retro Supply’s Photo Toaster from the Ultimate Designer Kit.
    Then I added an iced snow texture from Fresh Design.
    Finished with a few watercolor brushes.

    I know it is understated, but I hope it is pleasing 🙂

  193. Vhey Hontiveros says:

    Here’s mine!
    Used some of the things I’ve downloaded from your past deals~!
    Lil Owls DayDreamer
    Nicky Laatz Mammoth Elements
    Flower Type’s Flowers
    La veronique Font
    Watercolor Textures from Make Media Co.

    Fresh look! Happy Birthday again DesignCuts!

    http://s17.postimg.org/lysxf3vkf/designcuts_2ndbirthday_by_Vhey_Hontiveros_PH.jpg

  194. Faith April says:

    On the 50th comic strip I made, my characters celebrated with digital birthday cake.

    tuppencecomic.com/index.php?id=50-Comics.png

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you for getting in touch with your entry, Faith!

      Really cool idea to celebrate with digital birthday cake! I wish you the best of luck for Thursday! 🙂

  195. Nina says:

    I used freebies and other textures from DC on my photo of spoons.
    here is my design: http://postimg.org/image/ncosaadsn/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Nina,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to enter our birthday competition 🙂

      Your design looks lovely and mmmmm Lemon Ice Pie sounds delicious! Best of luck for Thursday!

  196. Janine says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts – so happy I found you!
    http://s23.postimg.org/xy8nmak4b/pug_design_cuts.jpg
    *I’ve used Retropress text effect, Starry Night from 2 Lil owls (pattern bundle)
    & the lovely Shapes from Nicky Laatz (Artistic Bundle)

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Janine,

      Thanks for your birthday wishes, we’re so pleased you found us as well! It’s great to have you as part of this awesome community of creatives!

      Awesome competition submission! It’s safe to say we’re feeling the Pug-love, thanks so much for taking the time to enter 🙂

      Good luck for Thursday, Janine!

  197. I was going to make you a card anyway so what better excuse!
    I bet you can’t guess which font I used? Lol
    I used one of my own background papers
    The confetti I made myself using a script for PSP by Cassel.
    The cupcake is by Julia Dreams from Creative Market
    The glitter was made by me
    And the animation was made by me
    Enjoy!

    http://bit.ly/1QYVyuc

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you so much Bernadette! We really appreciate you taking the time to wish us a happy birthday! 🙂

      I love your birthday card! It’s always great to see Sun Kissed and the animation is a great touch, awesome work!

      Very best of luck for Thursday!

  198. Jess Letterman says:

    Happy Birthday, Design Cuts! Thank you for making our lives easier by providing great quality deals.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wk48beq9r2mwnik/designcutsposter2.png?dl=0

    I used several different bundle resources including: Thirsty Soft and Robolt Machine fonts (both from the Typographer’s Toolbox), True North Textures Font (15 Quality Font Families), TT Masters Font (24 Exceptional Fonts), Swedish Point’s Halftone Textures and Design Spoon’s Vintage Overlays (Lovingly Handcrafted), and Lisa Glanz’s Banners (Comprehensive Vectors).

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Thank you for your kind words & for wishing us a happy birthday, Jess! It means the world 🙂

      Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with your entry, you’ve used a great selection of resources in this design! The retro/vintage vibe works really well, top work! 🙂

      Good luck for Thursday!

  199. Jaffra says:

    Happy Birthday, Design Cuts. Thank you for introducing me to Lisa Ganz. I love, love, love her designs. My piece was created from the wonderful animals in her Magical Watercolor Sets. Guess I should have included only 2 ladybugs inasmuch as this is your 2nd birthday.
    Thank you also, for the awesome deals you make available to us throughout the year.

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Jaffra,

      You are incredibly kind, thank you so much for wishing us a happy birthday!

      Thank you for your lovely competition entry, we always love working with Lisa and it’s nice to see some of her amazing creations used in your design, good job!

      Best of luck for Thursday! Thanks again for entering 🙂

  200. Doug Canning says:

    Happy Birthday Tom, Matt & Darren!!!!!!! I am wishing you a happy 2nd birthday and many, many more to come! I love everything your design team comes out with, especially the bundles! Thank you for sharing your resources and making my world easier and so much better! Please click on following link to see my heart-felt well-wishes.
    http://postimg.org/image/xqwypihjr/

    Cannot wait to see what you bring us in year 3.

    Doug Canning

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Doug,

      Thanks for your kind birthday wishes! The whole team & I really appreciate it 🙂

      Thanks for sending over your competition entry, there’s so many familiar faces in there to grab your eye! Great work!

      Very best of luck for Thursday, Doug!

  201. Amanda says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts. I used several nautical items from Design Cuts bundles, fonts and textures from the sun kissed bundle, and mockups to finish out the look. Thank you for all the great products. I look forward to many more years to come!

    http://postimg.org/image/5w70bvxgv/
    http://postimg.org/image/k3wp0ja5r/
    http://postimg.org/image/noskjrepb/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Amanda,

      Thank you kindly for taking the time to wish us a Happy Birthday, we really appreciate it 🙂

      I really like the nautical theme you’ve gone for and it’s great to see it on a couple of different mockups!

      Best of luck for Thursday, Amanda! Thanks again for your kind words!

  202. David Fletcher says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts!!!
    http://s21.postimg.org/t6scdnw93/Card.jpg

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey David,

      Thanks for your birthday wishes! It means the world 🙂

      Awesome entry! It rings true for the big kids in this office that just love to get creative (and make a bit of a mess while we’re at it!) 😀

      Thanks again for taking the time, David! Good luck for Thursday!

  203. Valentina Pellitteri says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts, thanks for being here during last 2 years, making our lives happier and more creative! For this poster I used Standly Regular font, one of my fave!
    http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a546/Valentina_Crea/valentina-happybirthday_zps4udjmkl3.jpg

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Valentina,

      Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate your support 🙂

      Awesome poster design! Great font choice and it’s nice to see Edita looking lovely in this entry, top work! 🙂

      Thanks again, Valentina! Good luck for Thursday!

  204. Chas Sinklier says:

    Okay I think this link is better for viewing. Much smaller file! Used Design Cuts stuff to make the poster. Be sure and sing the song to the Gang! Thanks 4 the opportunity! ~;0) VivaChas!

    http://www.hotrodneyhotrods.com/designcuts-epic-second-birthday-giveaway/

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Chas,

      Thanks so much for entering in to our competition! I was wondering why Carol’s been singing The Volga Boatmen today!

      Very best of luck for Thursday 🙂

  205. Hello & happy birthday! 🙂

    http://i.imgur.com/HwAjB7P.jpg

    In this design I used pieces of the mammoth bundle (textures, fonts, and the gold swatches) in addition to the font Sun Kissed.
    I am new to Illustrator and I wanted to try to challenge myself to use and learn the software. I thought this was a great opportunity to get my feet wet.
    I hope that you guys enjoy my design and I want to thank you for the great resources that you put out!
    Cheers and good luck to all!
    -Natalie

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Natalie,

      Thank you very much for wishing us a happy birthday & taking part in our competition!

      I think it’s great that you’ve taken this opportunity to learn more about Illustrator as well! I really like the font choices and the gold & red colour combination, awesome work 🙂 I wish you the best of luck for Thursday!

      If there is ever anything I could assist you with when it comes to learning more about Illustrator please do get in touch. I’m always happy to help! 🙂

  206. Elizabeth says:

    So happy I found you guys! Here is my birthday design using Sun Kissed font and splatters:

    http://postimg.org/image/6n5dwpytt/

    Happy 2nd Birthday!

    Elizabeth

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Elizabeth,

      Thank you so much for your entry! Great to see Sun Kissed and the bonus extras and that looks like a delicious mint chocolate chip cupcake!

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! Good luck for Thursday 🙂

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Dustin,

      Thank you for your kind birthday wishes!

      Thanks for taking part in our design competition! Awesome use of mockups and textures 🙂 Best of luck for Thursday!

  207. Happy Birthday Design Cuts!

    This is one of the most recent designs from my Etsy shop for digital kid-related invitations. It’s a combination of artwork and fonts (Pillowbook, one of my new faves!) from Lisa Glanz and the Extensive Textures (chevron background). There might be a few others in there, I pretty much use my Design Cuts packages exclusively (because there really isn’t a need to go elsewhere!) Thanks guys for helping to build my business and keeping the creative juices flowing!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/250854105/sweet-first-birthday-chevron-invitation?ref=shop_home_active_15

    Stephanie

    • Ben Neeves says:

      Hey Stephanie,

      Thanks so much for your kind words & for taking the time to get in touch with your entry!

      It’s always so awesome to see our resources being using in awesome, creative ways. Pillowbook really suits this design 🙂 Great work!

  208. Tina Lavoie says:

    Happy Birthday, Design Cuts! And all the happiness and love to Tom, Matt, Tina, Darren, Ben, Edita and Carol! You have added value to my art and life!

    http://tinyurl.com/nnzthwr

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Tina,

      Thank you so much for your kind wishes and we are sending you much love right back :).

      Oh no, something appears to have gone askew with your link- Tina has popped you a quick email about this as we cant actually see your piece so if you can either email myself or Tina with this, that would be awesome and i am so looking forward to your piece!

  209. Cory says:

    Happy Birthday! I have been using my bundles so much, and looking forward to seeing what you release in the future. THANK YOU for saving me time and $! -Cory from HeartStarDesign.com

    Items purchased:
    The Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle
    15 Professional Quality, Hugely Versatile Font Families

    Design:
    http://heartstardesign.com/images/Free/HBD_DC.png

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Cory,

      Thank you so much for the kind birthday wishes- they are very much appreciated as is your lovely feedback as well :). We are so happy to hear that you are getting good use out of your bundles and rest assured, we have lots more up our sleeves for the future!

      Thanks for the awesome entry as well Cory- I love the use of the Gold Foils 🙂

      Good luck for Thursday!

  210. http://postimg.org/image/7z9sutetz/

    I used 100% design cuts items! Including but not limited to:
    From Mammoth Collection:
    Nicky Laate – theshapes.psd

    From Lovingly Collection:
    BoldStripes_pool.jpg
    Design Spoon – Vintage Overlay
    Litz Glanz – Border & Arrow
    Creative Couture – 24 Karat gold
    Half Tones

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Thanks so much Amy for entering our competition!

      This piece is so fun- I love the crocodile :). All the resources tie together really well and I love the use of colour- the stripes are fantastic and work so well with everything!

      Wishing you the best of luck for Thursday!

  211. Hey DesignCuts!! Happy 2nd! There’s a link below to my Design Cuts Epic Second Birthday Giveaway entry! Woot!! ~;0) VivaChas!

    http://www.hotrodneyhotrods.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Happy-2nd-Bday-Sinklier-3209×7500.jpg

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Chas,

      Thanks so much for the awesome birthday wishes and entry!

      Although I shall be humming The Volga Boatmen for the rest of the day lol! Best of luck Chas for Thursday 🙂

  212. Vidit Kothari says:

    This is so timely 😀
    I created a design for my girl friend who is so cute. I had been planning to do something really creative and something through which I can gift her the emotions, so here it goes:
    I designed a Birthday Mug for her birthday (URL: http://viditkothari.co.in/Birthday%20Mug.jpg)

    I chose to design Mug because Mug is how we first met 😉

    The visuals depicted in the mug are of special significance because each and every piece /element used symbolizes some part of our conversation (had to scroll through really long WhatsApp & telephonic conversations) yet [ except that cute lil’ frog;) ]

    Some texts are in English, some in Hindi (Indian language) and some in Hinglish (the modern mix of Hindi & English)

    I owe special thanks to the DC team for the amazing “The Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle”, Nicky Laatz’s & Lisa Glanz’s marvellous amazingly lovely resources.

    (URL= http://viditkothari.co.in/Birthday%20Mug.jpg)

    Best wishes to all 😀
    I really hope I win this 😀

  213. Sonia says:

    Happy birthday Design cuts. I recently found this place and loving all deals. Hope you last forever with awesome deals.
    Here is my design for Design cuts 2nd birthday:
    http://postimg.org/image/44zq2lhg1/

  214. Cailin Henson says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts! I used the Matte Collection Photoshop Actions and Bonjour font from The Beautifully Artistic Designer’s Kit. I also used the True North and Uniform fonts from the 15 Professional Quality Font Families bundle I bought this week. And a little sprinkling of Nicky Laatz’s Mammoth Watercolor Kit from the Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle. Wonderful resources that I am just scratching the surface of using in my magazine design! I had a lot of fun taking fireworks photos one summer, so the photo is mine. 🙂 Thank you for putting together such amazing bundles! bit.ly/1NWC2kt

  215. Thomas Meldgaard says:

    Awesome contest!
    When is the deadline for the entries?

  216. SD says:

    Happy Birthday DC!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Thanks SD!

      We hope you are enjoying the birthday bundles so far and please do feel free to enter the competition- you can enter up until Thursday midday (GMT) :).

  217. Jamie says:

    Goodness, where do I begin? For my poster I used one of my favorite quotes by Neil Gaiman that I think embraces the whole lot of what we all do and what Design Cuts enables us to do with their amazing bundles! I also used a tip from Tom’s live tutorial on adding a grunge/watercolor clipping layer over the text! I hope you enjoy this poster and, once again, happy birthday, Design Cuts!

    http://i.imgur.com/6OdOmF4.jpg

    Assets used:

    Fonts: Faith and Glory One and Two by Set Sail Studios
    Background: Watercolor Texture from DesignSpoon (Inspirational Artistic Deign Bundle), Several Texture Overlays from Design Spoon (Lovingly Handcrafted Design Bundle), a bokeh/abstract background from Creative Market
    Texture Brushes: Design Spoon (Lovingly Handcrafted Design Bundle)
    Vector Asset of Dividing Curl: Julia Dreams from 300 Design Elements Big Set (Comprehensive Creative Vectors Bundle)
    Grunge Poster Maker XL by Design Spoon Added the Finishing Touches (Inspirational Artistic Design Bundle)

    • Jan says:

      I like it. Great quote.

    • Jeanine says:

      I love your poster!!!!! Loved reading the words and embracing them! I vote for you!!!!

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Jamie,

      Thank you so much for entering- I absolutely adore the Neil Gaiman quote as well- it is one of my faves and very fitting :).

      I love the poster Jamie and the resources you have used- the colours and textures you have used really bring the fonts to life and Tom will be so happy to hear that you used one of his tips!

      Good luck with the competition!

  218. Monica Lebsack says:

    I’m on the Creative Team for Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking, along with doing my own graphic design projects. Here are some of my more recent birthday layouts, since birthday isn’t a a typical logo theme for the churches I work for…

    http://scrapgirls.net/forum/gallery/image/159890-birthday-card/

    http://scrapgirls.net/forum/gallery/image/156695-13th-birthday-card/

    http://scrapgirls.net/forum/gallery/image/158574-just-monkeying-around-card/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Oh wow- 3 great entries here Monica! Each one is so different and shows off your talents differently! I am really taken with the Just Monkeying Around card- I love the pop- up feel of it and it would definitely something i would purchase :).

      Sending you the best of luck for Thursday!

  219. julianna says:

    ooooh!!! fingers flexing, i’m in! i’ve never had a laptop, ipad, tablet, notebook or anything like that – my son would be *so* jealous… 🙂

    thanks & happy birthday once again

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Juliana,

      Thanks for commenting and for the super lovely birthday wishes!

      Hopefully you will be successful and earn kudos from your son for having a really cool laptop (although he might be asking to borrow it all the time!)

      Best of luck with your entry!

  220. Tanya says:

    Silly question I’m sure, I see when you will be announcing the winner but what is the last day we can upload our 2nd Birthday entry?

    • Nicole says:

      Im wondering the same lol

      • Carol Sweeney says:

        Hey Nicole,

        So you can submit an entry up to midday on Thursday 29 October, London (GMT) time!

        I hope this helps, and please don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any other questions.

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Tanya,

      Thanks for the comment on our competition! So there is still plenty of time to enter- entries must be received by midday GMT on Thursday 29 October with the winner announced soon after :).

      Please do let me know if you have any questions!

  221. Nelieta says:

    Happy 2nd Birthday Design Cuts! I bought the Comprehensive, Creative Vectors Bundle this week and what a great bundle! I used fonts from this album as well as the Gold Leaf textures from a previous bundle to create the poster. The main image is one of my digital art creations.

    http://postimg.org/image/6792zwajv/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Nelieta,

      Thank you so much for your entry! That is great news that you are enjoying working with The Comprehensive Creative Vectors Bundle and what a great piece you have submitted- I really love your digital art creation and how you have personalised the invite to include us :).

      Good luck for Thursday!

  222. Deborah says:

    Sorry this is my first time doing this, I should have put the link in the comment section in my first post. http://postimg.org/image/71uz47p3t/

    • Carol Sweeney says:

      Hey Deborah,

      Thank you so much for your entry! I feel like this piece sums me up perfectly :).

      I love the use of texture here- it really compliments your photo and I think Amelia Script works perfectly against the text of the map!

      Best of luck for Thursday Deborah

  223. Deborah says:

    Happy Birthday Design Cuts! This was designed a while back and thought it would be appropriate for your celebration. The wine rack is my own extracted photo, and utilized elements from other purchased and licensed resources. The font is from the 21 Best Selling Beautiful Fonts bundle, Amelian Script. A Design Cuts Grunge Watercolor texture was added at blend mode Overlay set to a 79% opacity, to unify the entire image.

  224. Happy birthday, Designcuts!! Hope you all enjoy this birthday flyer: http://bit.ly/1XmlML3 I used the awesome Heartstrings font from the last font bundle.
    Thanks for running this exciting contest! It feels great to practice 🙂

    • Caroline Moore says:

      hahahaaa love this

      • Samantha Ranlet says:

        Thanks Caroline!! 🙂

        • Carol Sweeney says:

          Hey Samantha,

          Ha this entry is awesome- I think Tom needs this hat in his life! You are more than welcome for the contest and a big thank you for taking part in it :).

          I love the use of Heart Strings here- it really adds to the colourful whimsical feel to the place!

          The best of luck with your entry :).

  225. Amie Lamm says:

    I make digital scrapbook supplies and here is my birthday theme kit!
    http://shop.thedigitalpress.co/images/P/__llc_Preview_Party_full.jpg

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