February 11, 2013


My husband's and my niece's birthdays are two days apart (every year!), and since it is usually
an excessively busy time of the year, I often end up making the two of them the same or similar cards.

This year was one of the busy years, so I went into my trusty My Digital Studio to begin the process of creating a unisex card.

Everybody loves cupcakes, right? The cupcake from the Sale-A-Bration set, Patterned Occasions, is adorable and suited my purpose admirably.

In the digital version of the stamp set, you are at liberty to make this darling little cupcake in
any size you like. I enlarged it and cropped the words "happy birthday cupcake" from the bottom. By changing up the colors a bit for each of the male and female versions, I was able to come up with a card that works well for both my husband and my niece, Megan.

The only change I did digitally was to turn the color of the cupcake frosting from pink to turquoise. Both of the cupcakes were framed with a punch matted in Poppy Parade. 

Downstairs to create two hybrid cards, I cut them to size, rounded the corners, and set to 
work making them more female or more male. I did this by adding a perky ribbon and pink 
flower button to the upper right corner of Megan's card. On Pat's, in lieu of the button and 
ribbon, I adhered a bit of turquoise to each of the corners of the mat. On his I also used a 
snippet of some of the Tangerine Tango ribbon you can get for free through Sale-A-Bration. 

See how easy My Digital Studio makes life?



  1. I love your cards. What a neat idea for fast cards. The colors and add-ons really make the cards.

  2. You know I love your cards! When I see your page, I want to get out and start creating!

    Thank you for sharing these on the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

    1. Thank you so much, Cynthia! You know, if you ever need assistance with doing paper crafting, I would love to be your girl! :>)

  3. Love what you did, Linda. Thanks for sharing. Found you on the Pin me Linky party.

  4. cute!! Love 'em. thanks for linking. Linda

  5. So sweet and such clean current design. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Why, thank you! "clean, current design". I really like that! Thanks! :>)

  6. Your cards are so cute. Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

  7. Cute cards!!! I really like the blue one! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!


    1. Thanks, Tonna! Thanks also for letting me link up every Sunday! :>)

  8. These are adorable! You make the cutest cards. Love the heart flame!! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled to have you share. Hope you are having a great week. :)