I have tried all day to upload some photos for this post, but I only managed to get two. I really enjoy sending birthday and anniversary cards to family and friends. This year I decided to make cards rather than buy them. I have an assortment of supplies so it was basically just time.
I also prefer to prepare cards for the coming year all at once. I keep them divided by month. At the beginning of the month, I pull the cards and then just need to mail them. If you are one of the friends I send cards to, act surprised when yours arrives in the mail this year.
Here is a sample of a birthday card I made. I used an embossing folder to do the swirls. I stamped and colored the image in the center. The insides are stamped with various birthday sentiments.
The anniversary card features the same embossed design. The bird embellishment was actually a purchased tag. I used a jewel piece to cover the whole where the ribbon would have gone.
I do plan to use my Cricut to make some cards this year. A part of me really likes the simple cards though.