It kinda makes me insane that my little sister is already turning 22. That makes me....much older than that. I HAD to go all-out for her birthday card, because she gets so many cards from me on a weekly (almost) basis that this one had to be special.
The patterned paper is from my KI Memories Classics stack. I love polka dots, and I think the pink goes really well with the kraft. Plus, it's enough of a pattern to be interesting, but not enough to overwhelm the images.
All of the animals were cut at 2 inches from Create a Critter. I have plenty of each type of animal, but I wanted them to look uniform. The hippo has a tiny gem in the middle of it's flower that I picked up at Michaels (so it's probably Recollections brand). They're popped up with popdots to make it a little more special.
For the sentiment, I used Cricut's Craft Room and welded together letters from Lyrical Letters. This font must be really "me," because I seem to go back for it a lot. I'm really glad that Craft Room came out right when I started to get into the Cricut. It's been so great. Even when I'm not planning to use it to cut, I can put shapes on there to see how big they are or see how letters would look before I cut- I might not be doing anything super fancy with it, but I sure use it a lot.