I had given my grandson a store-bought card for the actual day of his First Birthday but when it came to party time, I just had to make it from scratch.
Most of his room and many of his clothes are monkey themed so, of course, monkeys had to be a big part of the card.
I cut the 1 and the # piece with our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge using our Chocolate and Sky cardstock. The banners I just did by hand. Those adorable little monkeys are from our (C1558) Wild Wonders stamp set, using Chocolate and Sky ink - an easy way to get just the right background for the card. All edges have been inked with Chocolate ink, as well, just to give the card a little more dimension.
I also popped up the #1 with 3-D Foam Tape for a little more ooomph.
Happy Birthday in Chocolate is from our (D1560) Holiday Tags stamp set.
Just LOVE how the whole card came out .... and I didn't even use any bling! Totally out of character for me. Bling usually finds it's way onto my cards. :-)
Thanks for looking!!!!