Artist Notes: This is a humorous birthday card especially for dog lovers. It features a colour photographic image of a Jack Russell Terrier Dog leaning forwards with his paws and nose cutely resting on the arm of an office chair. The text above the photo reads 'I've been pondering life, the universe and all that, and I've totally worked out what's most important ...' And inside it reads '... You and cookies, although not necessarily in that order' 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'
I wish you luck and happiness on this special day of your life. We all want the best of luck for those we love. This image speaks to me of how we move together down the stream of our lives, like boats, sometimes moving in small fleets, sometimes tying off to a pier together to rest in the safety of a shared harbor. Life can be that: a river, with its own streams, currents, and eddies. We wish the best of luck to our best friends, because we travel with them down that river, and share in that luck. Since good fortune leads to happiness, we wish both luck AND happiness to our best friend on their special day.
As per usual, we have a fantastic HOW TO video to share with you – so you can really see how quick and easy it is to make this fun and easy Pop Up Birthday Cake Card. As mentioned above and in the video, you don’t have to use “pretty pattern paper” like I have here.. but you can also decorate the “white cake” with pens or things like washi tape. Have a look at what you have already and work with what you have got! A word of warning though… this pop up birthday card DIY is so easy, that you will want to make more and more and more… so why not make a batch and have them handy for up coming birthdays throughout the year? Make a white one, with a little bride and groom and you have the perfect Wedding Cake Card too! Enjoy!!
I wanna wanna wish you a happy birthday, I wanna wanna help you celebrate. I wanna wanna wish you lots of presents, I wanna wanna help you eat your cake. If you party party in the island way you be jammin' till the light of day. Your birthday birthday is your day to shine Another year and you be lookin' fine. So have no worries and don't hesitate, It's time to party party, time to celebrate. Hope your birthday's happy all day and all night!

Pop up greeting card tutorials are my favorite thing in the world right now. I think I probably watched 75 Youtube birthday card making tutorials this year. So cute and fun to open over and over again, greeting card popups are the best. Blowing out the birthday candles is fun, but opening a popup card like this is also super nice. Learn how to make this awesome DIY birthday card and keep a few extras on hand for last minute gift giving.
All I want is for you to be happy on your birthday. We get so much by giving to those we love, even if that giving is simply encompassed in our expression of our very best hopes and wishes on behalf of our best friends. In celebrating those we love, we celebrate our shared lives and the time we have spent in the joyful company of our trusted loved ones.  When we put the best future of others ahead of our own good fortune, we demonstrate love. When our best friends do the same, our love is justified.
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