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Mar 15, 2008

Get Your Party Hats On!

Ok. So, I have to admit -- I don't know anyone who's turning 8. I'm such a dork. I found these huge number brads and wanted to try them out with some of the birthday images from Kim Hughes' U R A Hoot set. So... I stamped and cut the birthday hat... and I liked the curve of the hat paired with the curve on the #8.

I think I've got a serious problem too. I like to make cards, but I like to hoard them! So... it kind of works out well that I don't have anyone who needs this card. But... isn't that the whole point of this craft? Making cards to give away? Hmm.... Anyone else have this problem?


- (sentiment & party hat) U R A Hoot by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms

- Graphite Black Brilliance

- Classic Orange, Baby Blue Dark, & Black Prismatic card stock by Prism
- small scraps of white card stock

- Cuttlebug Number Collage embossing folder by Provo Craft
- Small circle punch by EK Success
- American Crafts Occasions "celebrate" ribbon
- Lucky Number Big Metal Brads by Around the Block
- Copic Markers
- paper piercing tools

* Cut several small circles and adhere them behind your stamped panel to create a scalloped edge.

* Color in the centers of some of the letters in your sentiment to give it some visual interest.


If you would like to see more birthday card ideas, click on the "Bloggers Challenge" icon on my sidebar. All of the girls took this challenge with stride!


  1. Julie this is so delightful. I'm sure someone somtime will be delighted to receive this card. I do have a problem hoarding my cards. I have been sending lots out for publication considerations, but just keep making more and more...if you find the answer to the horading habit let me know.

  2. that is so darn cute! I love the colors - so bright and cheery like a birthday should be. Great job!

  3. VERY cute!!! I might be turning eight...okay maybe not, but this is a great birthday card!!

  4. This is simply adorable...and well worth the wait. I love the party hat on the creative. Any 8 year old would love a card like this! Great job Julie!!!

  5. Julie - what a fun card! I've just got new cuttlebug folders but how did I miss this number one??

  6. Its adorable! I'm sure you'll find somone turning 8! Great job! {sMILES}

  7. This card is super too bad no one you know is turning 8. I do the same thing all the time like speinding hours making a baby girl mailbox and not knowing anyone having a baby!~ I am hoarding it to, never know when I might need it:)


  8. What a fun and colorful card!!! Congrats on your guest spot on Gina K!

  9. Well, just enjoy it until you do have someone turning 8 -- the potty trainee, maybe? Then you can still keep it! *grin* It's adorable, just like you!!! : )

  10. What a darling card! So bright and cheerful!

  11. And here I thought that I was the only one that loved my cards too much to give them up. haha yay I must be normal if others feel the same way! The card is super cute!! I love the brightness it brings!! Congratulations on working with Gina K!!! Have a wonderful day!

  12. totally cute card! The colors rock!

  13. Julie, What a FUN and Cheerful birthday card. Delightful.

  14. what a great card - love the vibrant colors!! love the cuttlebug bg paired with this too - great tips as well!!

    btw - my DD is turning 8 in June...may just have to copy this idea!! :D

  15. Cute card Julie! It is hard to let those cards go isn't it! :)

  16. Hello Julie! I just wanted to stop by, say hello, and welcome you to Craft Critique! I'm really looking forward to working with you! This card is just cuter than cute too!! I just love it!

  17. Super cute card!! I have to admit that I hoard too!! It's terrible isn't it!!! LOL!!! I make tons of cards and hardly ever send them out!

  18. Congratulations on your new position at craft critique! :-)

  19. This card is so cute Julie!! It's perfect for an 8 yr old!

  20. Very cute! Love the bright colors! And the hat is perfect on the 8!


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