Easy to Make Happy Birthday card
Making a greeting card for any occasion is something special you can do for the person you are giving it to. Not only have you remembered the occasion, but you have also taken the time to create a one-of-a-kind, memorable card to give.
By making a card, you can choose the colors and the sentiment for the card.
For this homemade greeting card I used a combination of acrylic stamps and cutouts from my Cricut personal cutting machine.
For any of the hubs that I have done showing Cricut and Stamping projects, I have picked colored and printed cardstock that I like the looks of. Remember, when creating a special handmade card, you can pick colors that you like or ones that you know your recipient would enjoy.
Cricut Cartridge: Simply Charmed
Acrylic Stamps: Close to My Heart "Whimsy Garden" and "Holiday Jubilee"
Cardstock: Heavyweight from K&Company
Cricut Pressure Setting: Max
Cricut Blade Depth: #2
Cricut Speed: Medium
Step by Step
Choose a pretty piece of scrapbooking cardstock and cut it to 5 1/4" x 4". This will be the background of your card.
Adhere the cardstock to the plain cardstock card, size 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Cricut Cutting Machine cutouts:
Cut one <Flower2>, pg 39, size 3" using the Layer and Base keyboard key. This will cut out the smaller flower cutout.
Cut one <Flower2>, pg 39, size 3 1/4" using the Layer and Base keyboard key. This will cut out the larger flower cutout.
Cut one <Wtrmln2>, pg 46, size 3/4" using the Shadow, Shift, and Base keyboard key. This will cut out the smaller oval. Choose a lighter colored cardstock as it will be stamped.
Cut one <Wtrmln2>, pg 46, size 1" using the Shadow, Shift, and Base keyboard key. This will cut out the larger oval. Choose a darker colored cardstock which coordinates with your card background cardstock.
Choose a light green piece of cardstock large enough to accomodate the stem & leaf stamp image. Carefully ink up the stamp and stamp the stem/leaf stamp onto the green cardstock.
Cut around the stem/leaf image close. On the bottom, cut the stem at an angle so it can be placed on the bottom of the card evenly.
Choose a cream piece of cardstock to again accomodate the stem & leaf stamp image. Now, place the light green piece you already cutout and stamped onto the cream cardstock and cut around the stamp image, this time just a big bigger. Also, angle the bottom of the stem. This will cutout a "mat" for your green stem/leaf image.
On the smaller "watermelon" oval cutouts stamp a "Happy Birthday" image in the center.
On the smaller "flower2" cutout stamp the daisy acrylic stamp. I first inked only one petal and stamped the image on each of the Cricut cutout petals. Then I inked the entire flower stamp and stamped it in the center.
Adhere to the card the cream colored stem, then the green stem on top of it.
Adhere to the top of the stem the larger flower2 cutout you made with your Cricut.
Adhere to the larger flower2 cutout the smaller one that you stamped.
Adhere to the top and bottom of the card, the large oval cutouts, then adhere the smaller cutouts on top.
Tie a pretty green bow and adhere it to the top right of the card.
This accessory kit comes in handy so many times when I am creating cards with my Cricut machine. The scissors, ruler, and poker included along with other extra have proved invaluable to the finished project. The paper trimmer is also very handy.