Hello crafty friends! I was visiting my local Michael’s craft store on Friday and noticed they had their Cricut cartridges on sale. Now, I have owned my Cricut machine for about 2.5 years and only own 2 cartridges – the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge, which you all know I love and use all the time, and the George Basic Shapes, which came with the machine. However I saw one called Life’s A Party and I broke down and bought it. It is fantastic and has a lot of great party themes I know I will use. Which leads me to today’s card…
My husband’s birthday is coming up next weekend so I got busy making him a card. The paper’s are from the CTMH Cruisin’ paper pack. Very masculine! The layout was inspired by MTME’s sketch challenge #57.
I had a chuckle when I saw the “What’s 1 more candle?” phrase. My husband just mentioned that we could skip his birthday this year so naturally I had to add this as the sentiment! I found an old birthday stamp set with a candle and used it for the background, stamping as many as I could fit! The balloons were cut out, popped up and anchored with a black brad and grey embroidery floss. I stamped the Happy Birthday on a strip of Juniper CS in Twilight ink and matted it with Twilight CS.
I’m sure he will enjoy his birthday despite his protestations. At least I didn’t make him an ‘Over the hill’ card – yet! 😉 Have a great day and happy crafting!