Piggy Birthday

Feels like I'm getting my groove back :)
One of our close friend's birthday is this weekend, so I decided to make him a birthday card using one of my new Bugaboo stamps!
Seems like green and yellow have been my new go-to colors...they must remind me of summer and I am definitely ready for that!
Both the background papers were from a freebie pack over at Leaving a Legacy.  I love finding digital paper sets because then the papers already coordinate and I don't have to try and do the matching myself :)  I thought these papers could work well for a male birthday card.
The pig image is cut out at about 3 inches, and I used my cricut to cut out the frame...I can't remember where I downloaded that frame from...it was awhile ago before I really started making sure I labeled everything I got from other sites...
The banner is cut from the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge.  It had a birdie on one corner that I trimmed off.  Then I layered on some yellow flags and added some cord and bows across the top as well as criss-crossed under the image.
I printed off the birthday swirl sentiment which is just from about.com and cut it out with my Lacy Labels cartridge (when don't I use this cartridge? :) ) with a yellow frame.  Went back through and added some white dot details to finish it off!
I think it turned out really cute.  The darker colors in the background didn't print off very crisp and clear...I don't exactly have high quality cardstock to print on or a fancy printer for that sort of stuff :)  But it still looks good :)
This card is entered in the following challenges:
    Seems a Little Sketchy #9
    The Crazy Challenge #111-Go Green
    Simon Says-A Bit o' Green
    Crafty Ribbons #15-Birthday
    Birthday Sundaes #48-Animal Birthday Card


  1. I love your card - very masculine without being browns and blues! You nailed the sketch, too. Thanks for playing along at Seems A Little Sketchy. Hope to see you back for the next sketchy challenge, too!

  2. Fabulous card chick - I love your bit of green :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge. Hugs, Dawny x PS LOVE that little piggy!!!

  3. Lovely colours and layout.
    Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Tessa & Anke

  4. Wmily, what a gorgeous card. Love the colors. My daughter likes pigs, so I always enjoy seeing them.Great job on our sketch

    Thanks for joining us at Seems A Little Sketchy.


  5. What a cute card, love the color combination :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

  6. I like this image - it's so fun! :D Very nice card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Ribbons challenge! Hugs! xx