Monday, May 12, 2008

little birdie's thank you song

dontcha just love it when you make a fairly cool card...and you have leftover bits...and then you use the bits to make ANOTHER fairly cool card?! yeah, me too! :) it happened last week when i made the carmen miranda card. i had tons of scraps, including this rather fab compound flower that didn't quite fit on the first card. i made the sweet little patterned paper bird* by tracing a frances meyer chipboard one and a fancy pants felt wing...and the next thing i knew, that little dude was flying off to england, singing my thanks to that very lovely bestower of tasty blog candy...missus trashalou**!!!

(green cardstock: unknown; patterned paper: hambly, sei, my mind's eye, plus vintage sheet music sprayed with a bit of pink glimmer mist; florals: junkitz, heidi swapp, prima; epoxy stickers: michael's dollar spot, sue dreamer; felt accents: fancy pants, queen & co; rub-on letters: scenic route; other: foam tape, colorbox inks, zigwriter...oh yeah...after i scanned it, i decided what this card--and in fact ALL PAPER GOODS, EVERYWHERE, imo--needed glitter; so i adorned the border of the block that says "thank you" with a nice thick coat of clear stickles!)

*just in case you thought my bird obsession was finally over...naaaaah...i think these babies are gonna be around for the forseeable future!!!

**she's received it now, so i am not messin' up the surprise!


  1. what a sweet happy thankyou! i love it. and don't stop with the birdies - i love'em

  2. The flower is really pretty and the bird is super cute...especially in the dp you chose for her. Wow, Ms. Lauren! I could use some of your super mojo right now...both coffee shops have sold very well already this month and I am low on card stash too :) I wish you didn't live like 4 hours away...though one day that may not stop me from having a playdate with you LOL!

  3. Love the compound flower and birdie. xo

  4. very sweet, i love that bird shape and the colors sing!!!

  5. Love how you repeated the sheet music in your bloom ... fabulousity for sure.

  6. what a beautiful and happy card !
    I loved it !

  7. I LOVE birdie cards! and THIS ONE is BEAUTIFUL! xx

  8. Oh! MY! STARS!!! I can't believe I looked at this page when it was published and not noticed 1. it was my card AND even worse ) it was my name!!!!!!!!

    Just flicking through again and I made one of my resident slaves run to the dining room to get it so I could check and make sure it really was mine.

    How funny!

    Wondering of the sugar from the Jolly Ranchers has actually fried my brain.....

  9. Beautiful! Just love the birdies and that strip of stawberry paper (probalby scrap) does not go un-noticed.


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