So, here was my problem, we have a Birthday party to attend tomorrow for Owen's neice and nephew and I wanted to hand make them some cards. My only problem was, I do not own a single birthday stamp nor do I own a cricut cartridge that has any birthday fonts/embellishments on it. I did recently place a Stampn' Up order which qualified for a free Sal-abration stamp, of which I picked "Birthday Whimsey" but I won't receive it for another week or so.
Back to the online catalogue I went, and on page 43 inspiration struck from their stamp set "Big Birthday Candle". Now I do not own it, but I did know the image on the page is the same size as the stamp, so I printed it out, cut out the candle/flame and used it as my template. I used the same 'idea' but instead of a band/stripe I used my Happy Birthday embossing folder. The only thing I wish I did have was a small "happy birthday" stamp or "birthday wishes" I hate my printing! It looks even worse in this reduced size image.
Paper: Brazill Basics Paper - Fushia, Olive, Very Pale Yellow (sorry I do not know the exact names!)
Ink: SU Barely Banana, black Zig Pen (decoration on the candles/flames), Fushia Pink (over embossing)
Brads: Making Memories Flowers
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Happy Birthday!
Unfortunately, I do not have any boy paper, so his nephew will get a store bought card this time around. He's in his teens so I'm not really sure how he'd feel about a handmade card anyway.