Friday, July 5, 2013


Sometimes you need a happy birthday card, sometimes happy anniversary, and sometimes it's happy whole other occasion.  Why not create a couple happy (fill in the blank on the inside) cards?

This week's Color My Heart dare uses a paper packet I don't have, "Surf's Up."  I used Crystal Blue, Sorbet, and Ponderosa Pine (which are regular-line colors included in the pack) then substituted Honey for Surf's Up Gold.  I cut several strips in various widths and glued them to printer paper before cutting with Artiste.  Even though the printer paper is thin, it's still two layers of paper so I set my cutting machine gage to full pressure and a slow cut setting.  It should also be noted that I recently replaced my blade as I'd been using the one that came with the machine for the past four years.  I'd say I got my money's worth!

The only non-CTMH product on these cards are the sequins on the top card and Baker's Twine on the bottom one (Island Indigo from Stampin' Up!). 

I already have plans for these cards.  I've got a couple teenage family members with birthdays soon.  I think the fun and funky look will suit them perfectly.

Until next time,


  1. It's really cool how you glued strips to paper and cut the letters out with the Cricut. So easy, yet so clever, and you get two cards out of it! I really like them, and I agree that it's good to have cards for any occasion. (Do you remember that "happy everything" stamp? I use that one a lot!) Great cards, Becca!


  2. Very clever to get two cards from one cut of letters! I love the silicity of each card, too.

  3. I've already admired your sequin-segueway, but just have to say these are so much fun! I esp like the Y on its side--perfect for a teen who never looks too far ahead... Wonderful job with these summery colours, too.

  4. Very clever - love the simplicity of both cards.


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