Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cricky Birthday Cards

I am now on a long vacation away from my craft nook and since many of my lovedones are celebrating their birthday this month of March and April, it was busy days before my trip.
Here are a few birthday cards that I made.

I used the "Birthday Blessings" sentiment from the George and Basic Shapes cricut cartridge, played around with different sizes (1.5 to 3 inches) and background matting.

This card is for my sister.  I added a cuttlebug embossed matte in yellowgreen paper and layered it on a cream cardstock.  The card looks so gorgeous and feminine, just like her.

This olive green card is for my mom's 69th birthday.  I added a "gift" cricut image and layered it on a DCWV design paper.  Great combination!  Beautiful, just like mom.

This card is for my dad who is celebrating his 70th birthday.  It is always a challenge to make cards with a "masculine" feel.  My dad loves gardening and listening to the birds chirp outside their bedroom window so it was nice to incorporate them in a card. I used a DCWV design paper for the background, matted the sentiment on a dark blue cardstock and attached them using dimensionals.  Hopefully, this would "chirp" him up ☺.

This one is for my mother-in-law who abhors furry creatures called mice and when I saw this DCWV design paper with this cute creature, I knew in an instant that it was for her.  The cricut sentiment makes the card pop.  Overall, I find the card cute, adorable and funny just like her.

This last card is for my brother-in-law's birthday in April.  This is a simple card with a DCWV woodgrain background and a cricut birthday sentiment.  Oh, I added stitching all around the card after I took this photo.  It may be simple but made with all sincerity and love.

Happy birthday to all of you!

Did I mention that I love my cricut machine?  I do, I do!

1 comment:

Katherines Corner said...

These are soooo cute! have a great week, hugs!