Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Birthday Boy

today's challenge on 365 Cards (yes, that site seems to be a favorite of mine, wouldn't you say?) is to make a birthday card for a boy - not a man. i borrowed a couple of animal stamps from my friend rieca while she's away on vacation with her family, and this was the perfect time to get them out and play!

i got these fantasticly cute animal print papers months ago and sadly they went straight to my stash instead of getting used. the giraffe stamp i borrowed is so cute! i cut out the birthday greeting to look as if he's saying it. a cute touch, if you'll allow me to toot my own horn for a minute! (grin)

and now it's time to go and do some serious work. i signed up on ETSY a while back and have yet to setup my store. i want to give it a go and see how my cards and other stamped products sell. gotta bring home some bacon while i'm not working!

stuff used:

Hero Arts - recycled textured notecards
DCWV - Safari Chic Giraffe paper
Magenta - cork paper
kraft, light cocoa & chocolate cs
Tim Holtz distress ink - walnut stain
PSX - happy birthday stamp
The Artful Stamper - giraffe stamp
Bazzill Basics - monochromatic browns ribbon card
Making Memories - copper brads
Fiskars - deckle paper edgers

crafty girl


  1. this card is seriously wonderful, wow, wow, how great that you could borrow your friends stamps, just fantastic, love the way the words come out of his mouth, you just toot away.
    I swear everyones cards are extra amazing with this challenge.

  2. Great card and who doesn't love giraffes no matter what your age.

  3. Oh!!!!! This is one awesome card!! I love it!!

    hugs, Karen Lee

  4. WOW! I love this!! Makes me want to go to the zoo. Right now! Great job :)

  5. Great take on the challenge - love the image, and the way you made it look like the Giraffe is saying HB.

  6. The cork paper is a great touch! Cute card!