Monday, April 21, 2014

Birthday Birdie

Here is a card I made today:

The card is 6 1/4"x4 1/2," and is made from white card stock.  The black mat is 6 1/8"x4 3/8" and the ombre green paper is 6"x4 1/4."  Both pieces of patterned paper are from the Spring and Summer Stack by DCWV.  

The Polaroid image is from the Silhouette Store.  It is called "Polaroid Photo Frame" by Snapdragon Snippets (#18096).  It was cut at 3 5/8"x3."  I then cut a black mat for it at 3 3/4"x3 1/8."  I also cut a piece of palm fronds patterned paper to fit behind the open part of the frame.  I used a stamp from the "Big Sentiments 2" stamp set from My Craft Spot for my sentiment.

The bird is from the "3 Birds on Parade" cartridge.  It is the first image in the handbook (page 28).  I cut it at 2 1/4," not cutting the face or beak.  I then stamped a face on my bird using the Critter Faces Set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I also flocked the wings and stomach, which I hand cut, to give my bird a little texture.

The final piece of my card was the flower.  It was also cut from the Silhouette.  It is called, "Set of 4 Layered Flowers" and by PPbN Designs (#56023).  I cut only one of the flowers, and then only the three smallest layers and the center dot.  The largest of the layers was 1.415"x1.54."  I pieced them together, leaving the petals loose and curling them slightly.  I added some glitter to the center of my flower, then attached it to the top corner of the image.

I made this for the following challenges:
BBTB2: birds
My Craft Spot: shake on something (glitter, flocking)
The Friday Mashup: sketch with an ombre background (I cheated a little and used an ombre paper)
Peachy Keen: photo/color inspiration (birds, blue and orange colors)


  1. Great card Paula!! Love the little bird and those wonderful papers. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Spring' challenge at Exploring Cricut and More and our 'Birds' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  2. Your card is simply adorable! I love your birdie in the Polaroid, too cute. Love the papers too and the color combo. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  3. What a super cute card! Love the extra touches like the flocking & the glitter-you did a wonderful job! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut & More this week!

  4. Adorable! I LOVE the cuts and the sentiment is perfect! :)

  5. Your bird is so cute I love the color choices and the flower in the corner is pretty. I love it.
    Thank you for entering the Bitten by the Bug 2 use a cartridge with the theme “Birds of a feather” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  6. Awww, very cute! That should definitely make the recipient smile. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  7. This is absolutely adorable !!! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 ! Hope you join us again and have a wonderful day !

  8. Super cute, Paula! LOVE your design and the bird is adorable!!! Your flower looks FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at BBTB2 this week!

    Have a great day!

    Mollie's Motif

  9. Love it!!! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut and More.

  10. Lovely card Paula! Thanks for sharing with us at Exploring Cricut and More!
    Have a wonderful day!

  11. I love your cute birdie and that face is so perfect. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  12. What a sweet little bird! Love the background paper too! Thanks for joining BBTB2!

  13. What a sweet little birdie! Absolutely darling. Love the soft, subtle ombre background and that super fun paper. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

  14. Oh is this CAUUUTE! Love that adorable bird in the picture frame and pretty flower! Thanks for playing along at Peachy Keen Stamps!

  15. This is adorable! What a precious birdie and I love the blue flocking! Such a fun design with the polaroid image and the sentiment looks marvelous! Thank you for sharing your sweet creation with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,

  16. Eeeekkkk! That bird is adorable! Great card! Thanks for doing the BBTB2 bird challenge! ~Laura
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  17. This is adorable! What a cute birdy and love his face!!
    Thanks for sharing and for playing along in the new Peachy Keen Stamps challenge!
    Awesome job!

  18. SOOO pretty! LOVE the flower with the glittery center! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!