Birthday Card Swap Entries

I participated in a birthday card swap with a group of friends and we were tasked to make sixteen birthday cards – eight male and eight female.  I was super excited about this challenge because I knew I would be using my new Art Philosophy exclusive Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge.  It has so many neat images (actually over 700!) and the font is really versatile as well.  Most of the shapes have coordinating stamps so it is so easy to just cut the shape and then stamp right on the cut-out.   The photos below show what I mean:

Because we can see through the block and stamp it is so easy to stamp the paper shape after you cut it on the Cricut machine!

The banner is stamped and ready to go! Fast, Simple, Easy!

The female birthday cards I created were made using the Sophia papers.  I just love the pinks and greens!  I also used the cupcake stamp set that came in the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge bundle as well as D1330 Connections stamp set to add the little circles behind the cupcake cut-out.   The paper edges are distressed with Tulip ink and Pear ink and I used some Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel and a little bow to add some flair!

The male cards were created using the Lucky paper pack as well as the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and numerous stamp sets that I’ll list below the pictures.  This was a fun swap to participate in – I cannot wait to see what my friends have created as well!!

Hopefully you can see the versatility of this cute little stamp that also coordinates with a shape that I cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!  It can be used for pretty much every occasion.  I just put a little red brad in the “check-box” that worked for my cards and tied a little waxy flax on the star that I added.  Super cute and super simple!

As promised…the supplies used in the Lucky cards are:

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2 Responses to Birthday Card Swap Entries

  1. Vicki Wizniuk August 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Great swap cards!

  2. Windy August 31, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    Thank you for the nice comment Vicki! Also – thanks for alerting me about the box design. I have linked to your site so others can come check them out. The A2 box design is awesome and super easy to make. Thanks again!
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