We were invited to a new neighbor's birthday party a couple weeks ago. It was actually for a little boy turning one. I sat down to make a birthday card and quickly came up with this fun monkey card:
But then I remembered the invitation we received had a sealife theme with a crab and decided to stash the monkey card away and make a new card with the crab from the Summer Mini hostess set, It's a Thought. If you've seen this set, you might be wondering how a frowning crab with the saying "sorry i was crabby" could be useful on a birthday card. Well, I used the marker to stamp technique to ink just his body (not his frown or the words). Then I drew in a smile and cut him out. Here's the card I came up with:
I also used the Tropical Party and Fabulous Phrases stamp sets. Oh, yeah... and the Calendar Alphabet set to spell Eli's name. Cute, huh!
Well, about 30 minutes before the party, I was putting the gift in a gift bag and got to thinking... this bag looks pretty boring. It needs something! So I came up with this cool crab tag: