Birthday card


My sister-in-law’s birthday is coming up this week.  I thought she would enjoy this bright cheerful card.  I have made several of these pop-up box cards recently using designs by Lori Whitlock.  I cut out the shapes using a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  These pop-up box cards are not too difficult to assemble and I think they look really cute.  They fold flat for mailing (sorry I forgot to take a picture of the card folded).  There is an assembly tutorial on You Tube for the box cards if you need one.  I adhered a sentiment on the back of the card and wrote a message for the recipient.







Prime Number Birthday Card

Alex birthday card









In June Pam of the “Get Silvered” blog published this free “Prime Number Birthday Card” cutting file for the Silhouette Cameo.  The file is a “print and cut” design but you can personalize it with a different name and highlight a different number.  You can also change the colors as I did.

My son Alex turned 23 years old this year so I made this card for him using Pam’s file.




Airplane Slider Card

you soar card

I made this airplane slider card for a young nephew’s birthday using a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  With help from a penny, you can move the airplane along the path.  This card would be fun for a bon voyage, encouragement or congratulations card as well.

The card design is from the Silhouette Design Store.   The printable patterns used for the clouds are from Lori Whitlock.

Pop-Up Balloons Birthday Card

birthday pop-up card outsidebirthday pop-up card

Hello.  I made quite a few cards in June for birthdays and celebrations.  I made this card for a friend.  The pop-up balloons added some fun and motion to this birthday card.  I cut out the designs using a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.

I used several files from the Silhouette Design Store to make the card.  The cover was a design by Samantha Walker.  The pop-up balloons design is by Megan Hardy Designs.  I use this sentiment by Kolette Hall a lot for birthday cards.  The paper is from the Summer Fun digital paper collection by Lori Whitlock.



Birthday Card for a Baseball Fan


I had fun making this card for a friend’s mother who turned 86 years young and is a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers.  The I heart baseball design is on the back of the card in hopes that she could display the card back when she got tired of celebrating her birthday.  Since she lives in Wisconsin I couldn’t help making a cheese reference inside the card.

I cut out the card shapes on my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.  I combined several designs that I purchased from the Silhouette Design Store:

i heart baseball title

age only matters if you are cheese

For the card front I used happy birthday 3 card design but I replaced the balloons with the baseballs and heart and added the words that I cut out. This website  gave me the official colors of the Brewers.

Birthday Card & Purse Gift Card Holder

Vicki birthday

For a friend who likes to shop I made this card and purse using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and design files from the Silhouette Design Store.  I put a gift card in the purse.

On the front of the card I cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment from Silhouette double-sided adhesive sheets and then sprinkled it with green glitter.

Vicki card insideVicki's card side

The detailed instructions on Samantha Walker’s blog helped a lot with assembling the purse.  I cut all the pieces from one yellow 12 x 12 piece of paper.  I then figured out which pieces to cut from a coordinating paper.   I cut the buckles from Silhouette printable gold foil and used some brads I had on hand for embellishment.  Next time I will cut another pair of handles to cover up the back of the brads.

purse side

Materials used:

2 strap purse cutting file

Happy Birthday Flip Swing card cutting file

Sentiment inside card:  everyday you sparkle cutting file

Paper:  The striped paper is from Dena Designs but I couldn’t find a match online for the paper.

Paper:  The flower paper on the card front is Basicgrey, Vivienne Gardenia.