Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Bird-day!

I haven't done a challenge over on Splitcoast in a while and decided I would take a reprieve from the kids and make a card using this week's color challenge:  CC314 Soft Breezes for the Cake Walk.  The colors are Soft Suede, Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake.  I wish I could take credit for the fun name but alas it was Peggy!  Thank you Peggy for a great color combo!

I had Straight from the Nest still in my Cricut and decided to use it again!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cartridge!

Here's what I came up with:

The sentiment is from Stampin Up Pun Fun
It reads "Happy Bird-day!"

The bird was but from Straight from the Nest at 4 1/2".
I painted a little Iridescent Mdium on the hat for a little shimmer.
Also, I crumbled up the beak to give it a little texture.
And popped up the hat with dimensionals!
Recipe:
Card Base: SU  Baja Breeze 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" (folded)
Card front:  Soft Suede  4" X 5 1/4"  
Other Cardstock / Paper:   White, Kraft, Baja Breeze DP, Tangerine Tango, paper from SU Parisian Breeze
Ink: Black, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Stamps:  SU Pun Fun;  PTI Polka Dot Basics
Accessories:  Cuttlebug & Checkerboard embossing folder, PTI Zig Zag border die, SU Flirty ribbon, Cricut & Straight from the Nest Cartridge cartridge, Iridescent Medium

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13 comments:

  1. Your birdie is too cute, love it!
    Edit on at cox dot net

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  2. What a cute card. Love that embossed checkerboard. I am going to have to look for that folder.
    TFS
    Ang

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  3. It almost looks like a real woven background! And I love that little crumpled paper beak - great way to add even more texture!

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  4. What an adorable card! I love your little birdie Laurie! TFS

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  5. Oh my Giddy Aunt! This is too cute! Just adorable. Gosh that checkerboard is effective. If I could kiss that cute birdy's beak I would. Great card. I am so pleased you got a chance to play. I just adore your creations.

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  6. Great card! Love how the Checkerboard EF makes it look like you've woven the background! Love this card! TFS!

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  7. What an adorable card!! That Birdie is sooo cute!! I love the embossed background!! Great job!!

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  8. This little birdie's just adorable! I don't have Straight from the Nest yet, but it's at the top of my wishlist. I'll ditto what everyone's said about the background looking woven. Super cute!

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  9. This is so fun! I love that embossed background!

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  10. Laurie, this is too TWEET! :) THe color combo is gorgeous and I love the mix of texture and pattern you used. Very cute! :)

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  11. very cute!! I'm loving your embossing folder!! LOVE!!

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  12. Cute card! Love the bird! This is so much fun. These would make great invitations, too.

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