Sunday, March 27, 2011

Guest Design Sunday "For the "Birds""

Good morning all -

So this week I am guest designing again over at Getting Cricky. I am so thrilled that I get to do this every week. Sometimes it's a bit challenging, (haha, get it, it's a challenge, wow, I'm probably the only one laughing about this), but for the most part once I think about it for awhile it comes together.

Well this week I made a whimsical card. Not sure if whimsical is the right word, but that's all I could come up with. If you follow my blog you know I am a pretty straight forward card maker. I stick to a certain theme and pretty clean. I don't really do "cutsie" stuff. In that I mean, I don't play with colors too often. Everything is pretty real. I just don't know how to explain what I mean, but here is something I made that was totally out of the box for me.

This is a 5.5 by 5 card. Not my usual size, but it worked. I love using my SCAL so this time I used both a SCAL file and a cricut cartridge. The "bird" is from Scrapped Lives. She has some really cool files over there. I cut him at 3.25 inches in a white layer and inked the edges in red and then cut it again in this funny colored paper out of my scrap bin, so I don't know where the paper came from. I cut his tail feathers, crown and belly out of some red cardstock and cut his beak freehand in yellow. I gave him a googlie eye. I love googlie eyes...The grass was cut from the Pooh and Friends cartridge. It was cut at 5 inches in two layers and then I inked around the edges and a little ontop to give it more depth. I popdotted the grass over the little birdie and added these plastic flowers. I also have no idea where they came from since they were in my stash. I do know I have a lot of these plastic embellishments...numbers, letters and flowers. OH MY!!! The sun is a punch from Marvy Uchida and I added the button. I didn't have a yellow button so again, with my BIC markers I just colored the button and used a bit of green twine. The "Thanks ever so much" tag was on a sheet of stickers in my sticker section on my clip it up and I just backed it with some white cardstock and inked the edges in green. I added a green ribbon and there you have it. Pretty whimsical if you ask me.

I hope you've enjoyed your stay with me today and hope to see you next Sunday.

As always, have a great day and god bless.


  1. I love it--reminds me of the coat of many colors! Super whimsical and just "tweet"!
    You did a great job again!

    Big Hugs,


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