Happy 5th Birthday Card





Hello! Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker here. I made this birthday card for my grandson’s friend’s 5th birthday.

This is a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. The base is Recollections cardstock. The patterned cardstock is 5 1/4 x 4, and is from the Simple Stories SN@P! Color Vibe paper pad. I used the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge to cut the lion (on page 78 of the handbook) at 3 1/4″, which is on page 78. All the solid cardstock is Recollections, and the hat was also cut from the Simple Stories SN@P! Color Vibe paper pad. I stamped the Happy Birthday banner using the Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners stamp set and cut it out using the coordinating die. The number 5 was stamped using Close To My Heart’s Hopscotch Alphabet stamp set (item # E1028). The inside white layer measures 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″ and is Recollections cardstock. I stamped the sentiment using the Close To My Heart retired stamp set called Card Chatter – Birthday. I used Close To My Heart’s Archival Black Ink stamp pad for my stamping.

I used my Gypsy to cut the lion, and here is a picture of the screen:


Thanks for stopping by!

Designed by: Brenda Halstead

Cricut Machine and Tools Used: Express 2 AE, Gypsy and Cuttlebug

Cricut Cartridge(s) Used: Create A Critter 2

Other Supplies Used: Close To My Heart stamps & ink, Stampin’ Up! stamps and dies, Recollections cardstock, Simple Stories patterned cardstock


Springtime Koala

Are you ready for spring?  How about a project that has some flowers and bright colors to help until all of the cold and snow are gone?

Shawn has created a cute little card with a koala and flowers on it that is sure to brighten up your day.


The koala for this card was cut from the Create A Critter 2 cartridge.  To see the full project information you can go to Shawn’s blog by clicking HERE.

Monkey Card

This is Shawn from CraftyChicsBlog and MyCutSearch.com
I love this little monkey!  This was a quick and easy card using the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge.  I could picture the image in my head, but could not remember what cartridge it was on, so I used MyCutSearch.com to help me find it FAST!  Since I knew the image I was thinking of was of a monkey holding a heart, when I did my search I typed in
monkey heart
That way MyCutSearch.com only showed me the handbook pages that had both a monkey AND a heart on them!
I used a piece of bright yellow cardstock to create the main card, then I used a multi-colored plaid cardstock to be the main background.  They I cute the monkey holding the heart from the Create A Critter 2 Cricut cartridge and made the heart he is holding in a purple glitter vinyl . . . I have found the glitter vinyl is easier to cut than cardstock, and since it has an adhesive back already on it, it is great for cards!
This card is perfect for a birthday, Valentine’s Day, a thank you card or just a little note to send someone some love.