Happy Friday, crafty friends! Today, Blog Team Designer Lisa Henke has created a ‘grumpy’ little card that will make you giggle — it’s the perfect thing to send us off into the weekend!

And now, here’s Lisa to tell us all about her project…

Next to thank-you cards, birthday cards are probably the most common
card I create. Coming from a house that’s full of boys, I am always in need of a
more masculine or at least ‘guy-friendly’ card. One of my go-to color
combos for guys is Kraft, orange, green and turquoise, or some variation
of those colors. I used them on my card today.

The Grumplings line of stamps from TE just make me giggle. Gosh, they are cute! I chose the adorable squirrel from Party Grumplings; he paired up nicely with the sentiment I wanted to use. I
used the warm grey Copic color family and colored him up, adding in
shading with some dotted details. I accented the little candle he’s
holding with clear Stickles. I used the matching Party Grumplings Dies to cut him out.

I created a polka dotted frame for my main image panel with two of the dies from the Build a Tag 4 die set. I cut the large stitched tag from the Build A Scene 6×6 paper pack,
and then lined up the next-smaller sized tag and ran it through my
machine a second time to create the frame. I added in a piece of Candy Corn card stock that was cut with the large Build A Tag 4 die,
and cut off the top two-thirds of it. I adhered it to the back of green polka
dotted tag so I had a solid base on which to stamp my sentiment.

I wanted the Cookie Monster cardstock banner piece from Label It to
hang over the edge of my tag panel, but the die piece was just a tad
too short. I have an easy trick to fix that: Snip the Label It banner
piece in half and spread the two cut pieces out. Use an embellishment to
“hide” the seam. Here I simply used the Party Grumpling squirrel. It’s so
easy!

A few extra details I added in were some Lilly White Sprinkles, a baker’s twine bow and a fun Bead Board embossed background.

Thank you for sharing this fun-filled card with us today, Lisa! You can find more of Lisa’s beautiful work on her blog, My Little Creative Escape. Have a joyful day!