The little toppers on this card are decorated with animals which have been die cut using Quickutz dies. I'd bought these dies with the intention of using them to make cards for boys but have never got around to putting them to use until making Rory's card. These little dies are great for using up leftover pieces of card and lots of different shades of brown pieces were used up to make these toppers.
Two different patterned papers were used on this card. The green birthday paper is from the Nitwit Collection Candles and Cake and the wood grain effect paper is from Pink Petticoat. Lines of stitching were added to the green paper to divide it in to sections for the toppers to sit in. the same thread was used to wrap around the corners of the square topper My favourite topper is the monkey character and he could quite easily be used on his own to create a cheeky four square card.
For the centre section a personalised message was printed from the computer and die cut using an X-cut speech bubble die. The plain and scalloped circle and square layers used to build up the toppers were die cut using Spellbinders dies.
A bow made from Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' up, peel off dots and punched leaves were the extra embellishments added to this card. The leaves were punched using Stampin' up's build a bird punch.
A verse and message were printed out and added to the inside of the card. This was another fun card to make and I can see that cheeky monkey making an appearance sometime soon again.
Here's a recent picture of Rory monkeying around on the swing on a fun day out.
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I'd like to enter this cad in the following challenges
Die Cuttin' Divas Challenge 166 - Happy Birthday
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge May 20th - 26th - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart Challenge May 19th - Anything Goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge 85 - Cards for Males or Male Colours
Crafting At The Weekend Challenge 1 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance Challenge - One for the Boys
Craftitude Challenge 65 - That's Die-licious (Use a Die)
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge 176 - To Die For
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge 33 - No Flowers/Nothing Floral
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge 79 - Animals
Animal Friends Challenge 14 - Happy Birthday (Must have an animal on it)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge 36 - One for the Guys
Just Inspirational Challenge - Birthdays
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge 195 - No Stamping Zone