Making a Handmade Birthday Card Using Rubber Stamps & Cricut Expression Cutting Machine

I went to the local rubber stamp show a few weeks ago and I could not believe how much rubber was in one place LOL ~ Anyway, I got so many great ideas for card making that I just have to share a birthday card that I made.


I used my Cricut Expression with the Mini Monograms Cartridge for the scalloped circle on the top.  I then stamped the cupcake with a rubber stamp from Stampendous on white cardstock using Memento tuxedo black dye ink, colored with Copic Sketch markers and then cut it out and used pop dots to adhere onto the scalloped circle.

For the happy birthday I stamped this Hero Arts stamp on white cardstock, again Memento tuxedo black ink and coloring the images Copic Sketch markers.  I went to put it onto the card and it looked “boring” so decided to layer it also.  Instead of using my Cricut Expression to cut the scalloped edge, I used Fiskars Paper Edgers scissors and got the same look. (it was also alot quicker).

Oh, I forgot to tell you.  The purple cardstock was cut using the Creative Memories Circle Cutter.  Since I only needed a half of circle cut to make this look, I couldn’t use a paper punch or my Cricut Expression, so this worked out perfect. (Yeah Creative Memories!) Then I scored the cardstock using the Martha Stewart scoring board.

When I finished this card it looked great but I wanted it to be even more special, so I took out my Cricut Gypsy and used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge with the roly poly feature and typed the birthday girls name, welded it together, cut it out with the Cricut Expression machine and “wala” a really special personalized card.


Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

Making a Handmade Birthday Card with the Paisley Cricut Cartridge

I hope that everyone is having a great week so far.  I just finished making my brother in law a handmade birthday card using my Cricut Expression machine with the new Paisley Cricut cartridge, Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge, and also the Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge.  It came out so great that I just had to share it with you.


My brother-in-law just ran in the New York City half marathon,  so I wanted the theme of his handmade birthday card to  be running.

I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for the background of the city, and the Paisley Cricut cartridge for the sneaker.  The metal that he received was gold and had a Y cut out looking like a subway token.  So I used the Mini Monograms Cricut cartridge to cut out the Y.

I had so much fun making this handmade birthday card, and I know that Harry will like it too!

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

Cricut Card Making Ideas Using Mini Monograms Cartridge

Having so many Cricut card ideas is so much fun when using the Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge.  I also added some Penny Black Zoophabet stamps for that personalized touch.  Colored with Copic Sketch and Prismacolor markers for a clean, professional look.

Why would anyone who owns a Cricut Expression cutting machine, some rubber stamps ever purchase a greeting card from a store again.   I have not purchased a greeting card from a store in at least 12 years.  I love sending cards with my personal touch.  I think that it means so much more, since alot of thought has to be put into handmade vs store bought.  Don’t you think so?  Handmade Greeting Cards are the way to go.           So lets go and make some Cards!

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!