My Favorite Card of 2012

Believe it or not but I have never shared my favorite card I made in 2012! How could that happen? Honestly, I don't know but here it is:

Handmade Baby Birthday Card with die-cut giraffe

Handmade Baby Birthday Card with die-cut giraffe - detail

It looks similar to a baby card I made  back in May last year, just that this one is for a boy's first birthday. The parents (dear friends) asked me to make one, since they don't do crafts themselves but appreciate handmade. Their idea is it to write their son a special message each year for his birthday. Cute, right? I love it and I can't wait to make this year's - though that means that Mister Tiny is growing at rocket speed and we all want to keep him "as is". Has anyone found a solution for this yet? ;-)

Stamps: PTI Button Boutique, PTI Bitty Background Blocks
Ink: Versamark, PTI Smokey Shadow, PTI Hawaiian Shores
Patterned Paper: Crate Pretty Party
Cardstock: PTI Aqua Mist, Orange Zest and Rustic Cream
Other: sewing machine/thread, SC Mister Huey's Mint Julep, foam dots, paper doily, Aleene's acrylic paint (Pudding), PTI Dark Chocolate backer's twine, PTI Aqua Mist button, PTI Sweet Baby dies