In my world it seems as though birthdays come in pairs and the card is an after thought. My boys birthdays are one week apart. My daughter and I are 6 days apart. My brother, aunt, daughter and myself all fall within a week of each other. I like to make a handmade card and I have to keep them flat because some of my family lives in another state. To do that, and keep it interesting, I like to use the same stamp set, card base, and theme, but mix it up just a little -- more so that I won't get bored making them.
Using the "Birthday Badges" set take the doddle stamp and stamp down the side along one card and the top of the other (you could do the bottom, but I wanted to be unpredictable).
Using coordinating washi tape run it right up to the edge of the stamped image. I went back and added a thinner piece too!
Using a colored piece of cardstock (This is from the Bountiful pack), die cut two circles using the foundation dies, ink the edges and stamp the sentiments. I used different sentiments because I did not want to get bored, but you can do the same.
Using punches and bling put assemble the cards. I used foiled paper by Rinea for the ballons. I punched the balloons and embossed two of them. The bling is left over from my stash. I just kept playing with it until I like it. This was fun because you use pretty much the same things to create two different, yet coordinating cards.
To find the stamp set and ink go here : http://www.brutusmonroe.com?aff=23
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!