I try to make as many of the cards I give as possible (I never reach 100% of the cards given being handmade but I think I get closer to it ever year).
But I always try to make the misters birthday cards. He gets two- one from me and one from our furry kids (is that weird?).
This year I gave him this one from "the kids".
Each of them are represented on the front.
Lucy has the wild barking bubbles - even at age 12.5 she's got an enormous amount of energy.
Jinx has 7 bubbles with long wild sounding caterwauling (he's a talker)
And finally Webs (who's real name is Pebbles) she's got the two bubbles bottom right with the glaring eyes and a "meh" sound....
can you see why- Webs glares like that pretty often and only has a few choice words to say when she feels like it.
Then from me The Mister got a popup card. It's the first one I've ever made so I was excited when it actually worked!
This design is a free printable from robertsabuda.com (you can the birthday cake along with a ton of other great designs for lots of holidays).
Because I wanted a larger card I didn't actually print out the pattern I just recreated the design. It was still really easy to put together with the step by step directions. I made it my own by using a variety of papers, some glitter, a bit of paint, decorative scissors and a circle punch.