It's Lisa Henke with you today. I have two birthday cards to share today, one feminine and one more masculine, but both use a cover plate and the adorable new Party Pals stamp set. You can really use any cover panel. Shop your stash....or shop the store. 
Here is the duo. Pretty simple and pretty cute, right?
So when I started this card, I knew I wanted to use this new set, Party Pals.  It's so cute, and it's brand new and I was dying to show you all some of the other images. I love the sweet little cupcake bunny, so I colored up the cutie and used the Party Pals Confetti Cuts to cut it out perfectly. I decided to add a touch of sparkle with some glitter and glue. 

See that background? You can't have a cupcake party without some polka dots. I cut out a scrap piece of card stock with the Stitched Circles Cover Panel (currently sold out. sorry. keep checking back.) and used it as a stencil. With a blending brush, I added in Bumble bee ink for my background. You could do this with any of your favorite cover panels. I added some ground detail with Copic markers and stamped the sentiment in Midnight ink. The cloud is from Over The Rainbow, I added a bit of shading with Copics and finished it with some glitter. 

For my next card, I used some blues and greens which give it a more masculine feel. I started this one with the Striped Circle Cover Panel and some Island Blue ink. I love the soft feel with the bright color of ink. Again, I cut the panel with some scrap card stock and used it as a stencil. 

I colored up the adorable bear sitting on the stack of gifts. I tucked in a few festive balloons and cut them all out with the matching Party Pals Confetti Cuts. I used foam dots to pop up the image over the sentiments I added along the bottom of the card front. 

Two relatively quick cards, with one set and a little ink blending. It's always fun to add a few birthday cards to your stash. If you are making one card, why not make two. Happy week!