I'm running out of giraffe designs to use on Teresa's cards. I found this one on the Cricut cartridge Life's a Party. It's one of those cuts you might never notice. You can find it on the card/shift creative feature from the Mother-to-Be hat
, which is on page 59 of my handbook. The handbook shows it as what I would call a "negative space design", in which you would actually discard the giraffe cuts and use the window shape that remains. Instead I used Cricut Craft Room to hide the rectangular border (a step you could skip if you don't use a computer design program with your Cricut machine) so that only the giraffe pieces were cut.
Since the head and body are two separate pieces, I thought it would be fun to put the head on a wobble spring (you can almost see the motion in the second photo). I found a tutorial to make my own on Linda Kaiser's blog, The Paper Boutique (thanks, Linda!). To complete the card I stamped "Happy Birthday" on a balloon shape, added some cording, and tied the balloon to the giraffe's tail. A little ribbon along the bottom "tied" it all together.