Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Birdy Birthday

My step mom's birthday is coming up on Oct.28th so I needed to get a card done and in the mail, so I used the current challenges at Freshly Made Sketches and The Paper Players for inspiration.

Freshly Made Sketches has a great sketch from LeAnne and it is a great way to showcase any image! My step mom loves birds and the color red so I decided to use Poppy Parade(retired) for the birds as well as for the DSP(I love this DSP and wish it had made it into the current catalog!).

The challenge at The Paper Players is to incorporate frames and I sure hope what I did counts! I used the Framed Tulips embossing folder to create a frame along the top of the card in Very Vanilla and inked the edges with Soft Suede. The owl and the bird cages sit inside the frame and they are all popped up with dimensionals.

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday, and thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Aviary, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP (retired)
Ink: Poppy Parade(retired), Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips EF, Very Vanilla Ribbon,  Bitty Banner Framelit Dies, sponge, dimensionals


  1. What a sweet birthday card! A friend sent me a thank you card and she had used the same embossing folder. I really love it. TFS

  2. Very cute Lisa! Love that owl sitting on top of the bird cages! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Oh this is a super cute card! Love the layered cages with the owl perched on top! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  4. Oh I love what you did with this challenge and I think it definitely counts.

  5. This is absolutely adorable! What a fun way to showcase this image and I love the colors you've used as well! Thanks for playing with my sketch this week at the FMS!

  6. What a great fit for both these challenges, Lisa! I love that "high-rise" bird condo!

  7. Oh my gosh, how cool! I love how you used the Aviary stamp set! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Congrats on your win at Freshly Made Sketch.
    Great card, I love owls.
    Lorry :o) xx

  10. Oh, this is so sweet! I love the way you used this stamp set and fussy cut those bird cages. Great job--thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

  11. Great way to combine both challenges and what a cool birthday card. Your step-mom will love it! So glad you joined the Paper Players this week


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