Birthday cards for boys are always so hard for me. I like to make things with sparkle and bling, and boys/men don't usually like cards like that.
Here is a 13th Birthday card I made for a friend of our family. I used a brightly striped paper for the background, and then cut the number 13 to look like birthday candles.
There are actually 2 Cricut cartridges that have a number candle cut like this, and here is how you can find them . . . go to MyCutSearch.com and type in
and the site will show you a preview of the cartridge handbook pages that have a candle in the shape of a number 3 on them. Or you can click HERE.
Okay, back to the card . . .
I finished it off with a smaller blue piece of paper that I embossed with a random Happy Birthday pattern. Simple . . . but just right for a 13 year old boy.