Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Belated Birthday Card for Artiste

Hey everyone!  One of the new My Acrylix stamp sets in the Spring and Summer 2014 Idea Book from Close to My Heart is called Belated Birthday.  If that sounds appealing to you, I bet you forget  as many birthdays as I do!  ;)  Either way, I scooped this up as soon as I could, just in case.

Thanks to the ingenious sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch this week, I discovered the perfect card design for using it!

Let me tell you that I really wanted to make a cutie-pie snowman just like the sketch.  BUT, I am DONE with winter!  Oh my goodness, I cannot express through words how much I am DONE!  So I went a different direction.  I am hoping to make time fly, lol, and spring right into summer.  ;)

While brainstorming, I got an image in my head of the hands on a clock face.  I built my design from these hands cut on my Cricut Expression 2 from the Close to My Heart Artiste Cartridge cut using Slate CS.

The alphabet I used for the stamped numbers is called Circus Alphabet, and it will be available as the Stamp of the Month in July.   You can't order it yet, but you can plan ahead and see it on my website HERE.  I decided to use a rainbow color palette to keep this card versatile enough to send to anyone.  The circle is stamped in second generation Slate Ink from the Frame It Up Cricut compatible My Acrylix stamp set.

 Isn't the sentiment written with the cutest font?  Here is the part that goes on the inside...

Well, I hope this gets you thinking about some good designs for belated birthday cards.  You can pick up the supplies I used for this one on my website,

Do you like designing cards too?  Maybe you should think about becoming a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.  I love helping other people realize that they can make their own cards and other paper creations as part of my job.  Next month marks my second year as a consultant, and I would love to help you get started on your adventure!  The new consultant kit valued at over $300 is a tremendous deal at only $99, and there is no commitment.  To find out more about joining my team, visit my page HERE, or contact me at


Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!