I made this project using images from Whiff of Joy's Party Animal collection and Make it Crafty's new Secrete Garden Collection plus the Big Tree. On the back panel is Lou Celebrating Monkey hanging on the Big Tree; the center panel has Gerda Celebrating Goat with Petals and Palings; and the front panel features Mouse Under Hat and Daffodil Dell.
Here's the side view which shows the fancy fold plus the easel support in the back. Each animal is attached with foam pop-up dots and each background was cut out without leaving a white border so help define each element. I went all out with embellishments that were scattered around the room... including (store bought) hand-made clay lily flowers around the base of the tree and near the title. A closer picture of the Happy Birthday title is shown below.
DT Challenge: Lollipop Crafts - Challenge #21
Challenge: Card Makin Mamas - Challenge #11 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: The Crafty Pad - Challenge #102 (Anything Goes)
Main Stamp: Lou Celebrating Monkey, Gerda Celebrating Goat and Mouse Under Hat (WoJ) and Big Tree, Petals and Palings and Daffodil Dell (MiC)
Patterned Paper: School Spirit Collection (Crate Paper)
-tree: E35, E37, E59, G40, G82, G94, G99
-monkey: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E04
-present: YR12, YR14, YR18, C3, E08, E09, E19
-goat: E50, E51, E53, E55
-goat's stuff: BG72, BG75, BG78, YR12, YR14, YR18, W3, W5, W7, E08, E09, E19, R05
-mouse: W2, W3, W5, W7
-hat: YR12, YR14, YR18, BG72, BG75, BG78, E08, E09, E19, R05
-flora/ground: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, YR12, YR14, YR18, E08, E09, E19, R05, G40, G82, G94, G99, YR20, YR21, YR23, C1, C3, C5, G20, G21, G24, G28, BG93, BG96, BG99
Did you know? Ladle Rat Rotten Hut is the story of Little Red Riding Hood written using English words, but never the correct ones, in the genre called homophonic transformation.Howard L. Chace, a professor of French, wrote it in 1940 to demonstrate that the intonation of spoken English is almost as important to the meaning as the words themselves. It was first published in Gene Sherman's "Cityside" column in the Los Angeles Times in 1953.