Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Birthday Bird Card

I just love this digital stamp set by From the Heart Stamps called "Party Hat Birdbrain." Both the image and the sentiment I used on this card come from that set, and there are 6 additional birthday sentiments in the set. It's a great deal at $3.25.
To begin my card, I used a sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 inch card stock and folded it in half for my card base. Then I used my Silhouette Design Studio software to resize my image and sentiment and send them to my printer. I didn't do a print and cut this time because I wanted to cut them out with Spellbinders dies. After printing the image and sentiment, I colored the image with Sharpies. I regret making the bird's eyebrows brown because they make it look like the string from the hats comes up around his eyes! I'll know better for next time, I guess! I used four different Spellbinders dies to cut them out and make mats for them. I used Decorative Labels 22 for the image and Labels 22 for the mat behind the image. I also embossed the Labels 22 mat with a 5x7 Cuttlebug embossing folder with a chicken wire design. For the sentiment, I used Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles Large with Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large for the mat. I added 3 red sequins to the image for a little sparkle and because sequins were a requirement of some of the challenges I'm entering this card in.
I used glue tape, micro glue dots and foam squares to adhere everything.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Sassy Studio Designs: Sassy Saying

Great Impressions: add a sentiment

Scrapbook Blessings Club: ATG

Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends: ATG

Pile it On: Sequins or Beads

Simply Papercraft: Must use a product sold in their store--I used Spellbinders

Morgan's Art World: use 3 of anything--I used 3 sequins

Inspiration Destination: ATG

A Gem of a Challenge: animals or birds

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: add feathers or wings

Scrapper's Delight: always ATG

Through the Craft Room Door: ATG

613 Avenue Create: ATG with optional Birthday twist

Classy Cards 'n Such: texture; must use a product sold in the store--I used Spellbinders dies

Dragonfly Dreams: wings

Glitter 'n Sparkle Challenge: ATG

Sir Stamp A Lot Challenge: has to be hand-colored

Sister Act Card Challenge: always ATG

Clear it Out: ATG using something from your stash-I used sequins

Doodle Pantry: ATG using digital stamps 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:

Crafts for Eternity: ATG

A Bit More Time to Craft: ATG

Aurora Wings: ATG with wings

Coloring in Scrapland: things with wings

Crafting from the Heart: ATG

Craft Your Passion: ATG

Word Art Wednesday: always ATG

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday

Art By Miran

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: Animals

Crafting With Friends: ATG

Fussy and Fancy Challenge: ATG

Digitally Sweet Challenge: Celebrations

Seize the Birthday: birthday theme with optional embossing
Always Something Creative: CAS
Scribbles Designs Challenge: Birthday
Digistamps 4 Joy: ATG
 Silhouette Challenge Blog
Paper Sweeties: Inspiration Board


  1. Beautiful Die cuts, Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 194th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  2. Fun design, Carrie, and a happy bright card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

  3. What a fun image and fun card - loved it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. Great card, and such a fun design. the textures used are right on track with our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such. Thanks for playing along this week.

  5. What a fun sentiment and card. The textured die is a great touch.
    Thanks for playing with us at Colouring in Scrapland

  6. Love the bright colors and that cute image. So glad you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with an awesome inspiration from the Scripture in Hebrews 3:6 and it says, "But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast." Have an awesome week.

    JO ANN

  7. Great fun.. a very quirky image. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft. Sue DT xx

  8. Love The fun design 😄 and Thr image is so cute:)) you have used perfect colours for this:) thank you for sharing this at TTCRD this week and hope you comeback back to us for sharing more of your creations over at Through The CraftRoom Door;)
    Hugs cicci DT at TTCRD

  9. HAHA...cute card, made me laugh and so true, too..lol!! Thank you for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such for our "Textures" challenge!
    Diane CCNS DT

  10. Great looking card with a great sentiment which put a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

  11. What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way...
    Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge ... Hug Tracy

  12. What a fun card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week!
    Hugs N smiles

  13. HA! What a great birthday sentiment! I adore the fun image and your fabulous coloring, too! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  14. Cute card! Love he image and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  15. This is great! Love the fun image and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Crafting-With-Friends. We hope to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  16. This is just too cute, I love it. Thank you for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such challenge.

  17. super cute..thanks for sharing at Pile It On

  18. Very funny card! Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar for our animals challenge!

  19. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining in the fun at A Bit More Time To Craft and GOOD LUCK !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  20. Love that sentiment and his face is priceless too! I so appreciate you joining us over at Seize the Birthday!

  21. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

  22. Fun card. Thank you for joining us over at http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/ challenge 15, good luck.

    love & Hugs
    Jacquie J xxx DT LPOCF

  23. Lovely card, Carrie. Love the embossed chicken-wire paper to match your image.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

  24. Cute card! I love this funny image and the sentiment! And embrossed chicken-wire paper looks great! Thank you very much for sharing your work with us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Good luck and hope to see you again soon!

  25. This one is so cute - it made me giggle! Thanks for joining us in this challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such.

  26. Ha....ha......such an adorable one! So glad you joined us at Craft Your Passion#273!

  27. Such a fun card, love your chicken wire embossing too. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  28. Love Bird Brain images and this one is great. Thank you for joining us this month at Doodle Pantry's Ants In My Pantry Digital Challenge.

  29. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  30. So cute!

    Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs #31 Birthday Bonanza Challenge... be sure to drop by the blog for the weekly Freebie Friday image and monthly free image on our challenge...

    Sandy S
    (Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

  31. What a cute card! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights. Maria

  32. Cute image!thanks for join us at colouring in scrapland things with wings challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time, hugs beatriz DT

  33. Oh my goodness he looks hilarious! Thanks for joining AIMPDC#8 hope to see you next month. Dawn Doodle Pantry DT.

  34. What a funny bird! Great pairing with the chicken wire embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at Great Impressions

  35. Great card! You have inspired me to use my Spellbinder dies!! :-) Thanks for playing with us over at Scrapbook Blessings Club!
    ♥ ScrapBook Blessings Club DT ♥
    Brenda, Disney Girl

  36. Great card, Carrie! I love those fun Birdbrain stamps!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  37. Another darling creation! I LOVE the bold and bright colors on this one! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  38. Another cutie pie card, Carrie! Thanks for sharing your work with us in August at Paper Sweeties!

  39. What a lovely card and cute image Carrie. Nice sentiment up there :) So happy to have your creation entered in our challenge at Digistamps4Joy this month. Come join us again next month. Have nice moments always :)
    DS4J DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

  40. Another cute and funny stamp set! Awesome!

  41. Oh, this is so fun. That little partied out birdy is too cute.

  42. Beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and come back soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams