It’s Beer and Pizza Day!

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Hello Friends!

It was my turn to choose the challenge for Bitten by the Bug 2 this week and as I was searching around for a bomb-diggity idea that was non-Halloween and non-Autumn related, I discovered that it is Beer and Pizza Day!!  It will also soon be the birthday of my beer and pizza loving husband, so BOOM, the challenge was decided!!

I used several Cricut cartridges as I designed this birthday card in Design Space–St. Patrick’s Day (beer), Elegant Edges (background) and Phrases (speech balloon).

I used some older Simple Stories patterned paper from my stash along with Close To My Heart cardstock.  On the front panel, I made a collage of lots of CTMH birthday stamps.  I stamped them in tone on tone ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to give a subtle textured finish.

I decorated the inside of the card with matching shapes as a focal point for the sentiment.

Here is the Design Space file if you would like to make this card yourself.  You do need to own the cartridges I used or subscribe to Cricut Access in order to cut the files.  Enjoy!!

Please stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other great Beer and Pizza projects!  Be sure to link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy!   Laurie

Happy Birthday to You!

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This week I helped to celebrate the birthdays of two of my friends.  One of the birthdays was a big one–60 candles!! The first card was made with scraps of shimmer paper, purple cardstock, and white cardstock embossed with the Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder.  The image of the woman came from the Pack Your Bags Cricut cartridge.  Inside is a humorous sentiment that fit the birthday girl perfectly!

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This next card was so fun to make!  If you haven’t tried a tri-fold shutter card yet, put it on your “things to try” list.  They look complicated and impressive, but once you get the scoring and folding down, they are a snap to make!  I used the Simple Stories Birthday themed paper pack and stickers to decorate this card.  I hope it helped make my friend’s 60th birthday a little more festive!

Make it a great day!  Laurie

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