ALBC Challenges · Card making

Keep Calm and Happy Birthday!


My oldest niece will turn 12 on Monday, sniff….

Ellie riding in Wendy McNatt's car

I made her a card with a gift card holder attached. She wanted a Victoria’s Secret gift card, sigh.

I haven’t used my Cricut in a while and just refurbished my cutting mats, so I was ready for action!  My go to cartridge for birthday girls is Forever Young. I found some of the cutest Forever Young Cricut cards on Pinterest!

Birthday Card for a 13 year old.  Used Forever Young Cricut Cartridge

I liked the trifold card idea and found some pre-scored and cut cards made from Club Scrap cardstock that I bought years ago when I was an FFC Crafter.


I liked how the panels on the Pinterest card were decorated, so I measured the panels and cut my cardstock to fit with a 1/8 inch border.



I’m kinda hooked on my Keep Calm clearance stamp I just bought and HAD to use it on this card. I altered it a little bit…




Then I decided to add a gift card pocket on the opposite side of the panel. I cut the birthday present layers on the Forever Young cartridge and made a pocket on the back of it to slide the gift card into.




I flattened the folded edges with my bone folder, put a thin strip of glue on them and glued to my card panel.



Keep Calm and go shopping Ellie Belle!

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