Thursday, July 4, 2013

Birdie Birthday Card

First of all, Happy Independence Day!

This card is made especially for the challenge blog, The Paper Players, who's current challenge is #152 Tic Tac Toe.

We love sitting on our front porch and watching the birds swoop down to eat the bread crumbs we toss in the yard.  So I chose to use the top row across for my card: Birds, Blue, Birthday.

  • Night of Navy cardstock cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Background polka dot paper from Designer Series Stack - Neutrals
  • Whisper White Baker's twine (this stuff is so soft - I love using it on my projects)
  • Backyard Basics stamp set for Bird stamped in white
  • Backyard Basics Metal Die set used to punch out birdie perfectly - love metal dies!
  • Blooming with Kindness for flower and sentiment stamped in Marina Mist ink
  • Bird and sentiment attached with Stampin' Dimensional
This is actually a POSTCARD instead of a card that opens and closes.  I used the metal die to punch out the bird shape (after stamping it first) and then used that same cardstock as my card base. I thought how cool would it be to have the bird shape on the back of my card as well where I write out my message? Want to see the back?

I think that's pretty cool. I can either write on the back with my white gel pen or add a white writing piece. Love it!

Here are the Stampin' Up item numbers for the SU products I used on this project:

Night of Navy

8 1/2" x 11" cardstock 100867
12" x 12" cardstock 124282

Whisper White
8 1/2" x 11" cardstock 100730
12" x 12" cardstock 124302

Baker's Twine - Whisper White 124262

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Backyard Basics BUNDLE (stamp set + dies)
wood 132729
clear 132728

Backyard Basics stamp set
wood 129255
clear 129258

Backyard Basics metal die set 129380

Blooming With Kindness stamp set
wood 131961
clear 126422

Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack - Neutrals 130132

Whisper White Craft Stampin' ink pad 101731

Marina Mist ink pad 126962
Backyard Basics metal die set

Backyard Basics stamp set

Blooming With Kindness stamp set

Are you wanting to order some items on your Stampin' Up! Wish List in July?  Here are some Hostess Codes for parties I have going on right now if you want to use one of these to support your crafty friends.

July Mystery Hostess Code  K47H39QU (use this code for a chance to win the Hostess Benefits!)

Babe's Hostess Code QMFZ39NB (use this code to help bump Babe up to a higher earning level)

Tara's Hostess Code XZUEBSZK (use this code to help bump Tara up to a higher earning level)

My Hostess Code EB3R64XU (use this code to help me earn the Big Shot at 1/2 price - my birthday present to me!)

Thanks for stopping by today! Not sure where to enter one of the above Hostess Codes on your Stampin' Up order? Here's a photo showing you where. 

Do you want to host an online Stampin' Up party and earn yourself some FREE and 1/2 price goodies! Fantastic! Just let me know. I'll send you details of how it works and hook you up! :) CraftyJanis at live dot com

:) Janis


snappy scrappy said...


Creative M said...

Beautiful card!
Happy 4th of July.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

Boots And Bling Time said...

Such a beautiful card! Love it! These are my fav color combinations!

jordanbev5 said...

Really smart card! Love it!

Nance Leedy said...

Adorable card and great use of the new bird die! Nifty trick to make a postcard too--clever girl! Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

What a clever idea! Cute little bird diecut, too! Thanks so much for playing my TTT challenge this week!