Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy Birthday, with Cricut and CTMH

Good Morning Friends!  How are you all today?  I'm spending a few quiet minutes with my coffee and computer before everyone is up and about for thee craziness of the day :)

A good friend of mine's daughter has a birthday coming up next month.  She's turning 10 and I wanted to make something special for her.  I have the card done, but still brainstorming some gift ideas.

The card base is 5" square and is cut from Cricut Art Philosophy with slate cardstock.  I cut 2 square mats, one from twilight sized 4 1/4" and the other from white daisy sized 4".  (I used CCR to search for the images I wanted so I do not have page numbers to locate them in the handbooks) The banner is cut from Birthday Bash at 1", the balloons are cut from Creative Cards at 1 1/2".  The paper for the banner is from Fancy Pants Designs, a 6x6 paper pad called Time for Spring.  A super cute paper pad!  For the balloons, I covered them with the bonding memories glue pen and covered them with glitter.  I used bakers twine to make a bow for the banner and the strings for the balloons.  They are both adhered and raised with foam tape.

The owl is from Hoot n Holler at 2" out of scraps.  The sentiment is from Joyful Birthday, B1419 and is stamped in Hollyhock.

On the inside, I cut the same square mats as the front.  The sentiment is from The Party is On, C1568.  This is one of the exclusive Hostess Sets available when you host a gathering.  I stamped this with Hollyhock also.  Along the bottom I stamped a border with one of the Washi Wonder stamps, D1558 using second generation stamping.  This again is another Hostess Rewards sets available when you host a gathering.  This was stamped in twilight.  I wanted something a little extra so I used the tiny heart stamp from Lifting Spirits, C1570 and stamped it over the washi border in cotton candy.

I think it turned out super cute!  Hope you enjoyed today's project!

Be sure to check out the While Supplies Last and the Retiring Items sections!  When they are gone, they are gone forever!  New catalog coming Feb. 1st!

Specials available only in January:
January stamp of the month, only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase.
Cloud Nine cardmaking kit, only $15.00 with a qualifying purchase.

 Linking to:
Pause Dream Enjoy, balloons
Jo's Scrap Shack, anything goes
Friday Mashup, birthday theme with twine
Crafting by Designs, birthday
Fantabulous Cricut, use a sentiment


  1. This is really wonderful. So many fun elements that all work together. I love the owl. So adorable. Thanks for joining us at FCCB for the challenge this week. Faith

  2. Love that you used Art Philosophy for the card base! I really like all the special details of your card to and that you decorated the inside. Thanks so much for participating with the FCCB challenge this week! :)

  3. Sweet card! Love the postage stamp shape of the base. Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

  4. Love the stamp theme of your card, it is very cute. Thank you for joining us this week at FCCB!!!

  5. This is really cute, I really like the pop of color with the owl & balloons against that white card base! Thanks for joining FCCB's "sentiment" challenge this week!

  6. Love the dimension and the card shape! Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  7. I love the shape of your card base! You card is super cute and I like how the owl is flying with the balloons!

    Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  8. Love the shape of your card and the banner. Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB. Kim