A Bird Banter Belated Birthday Card

by Joanne James27. January 2018 21:07

A late and quick post from me today as I managed to grab a little crafting time this afternoon and made a card for a friend of mine that I'm also entering for a couple of challenges:


I loved the sketch over at Fusion and those bright colours at Inspire.Create were perfect for what I had in mind. No coffee cup I'm afraid - my card is all about the apology and right on the money as far as this week's theme over at CASology is concerned - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Bird Banter - Please tell me I am not the only cardmaker who frequently forgets birthdays? I mean, my intentions are always good and I have loads of cards on hand, but more often than not one of two things happens: I either don't have the 'right' card for that person on hand and so in taking the time to make it I end up late for the date, or alternatively I simply forget. It's never intentional, I'm just always so busy and I have a dreadful memory for dates and numbers, so they just don't stick. So all that said, Bird Banter is the perfect set for me - specifically, the rather punny sentiments and this one in particular: 'A little birdie told me it was your birthday ... obviously it wasn't an early bird'. How fun is that?! I received this set for free at Onstage, but I have to say it's one I would buy for that sentiment alone - it was (unfortunately) made for me!

A Hint of Stripes - I kept my card bright, clean and simple; I tucked in a little piece of the thin-striped Sale-A-Bration Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper behind my image to add a little interest and pop of blue, to compliment my bright pink background and yellow sentiment banner. 

A Stampin' Blends Tip - I used my Stampin' Blends to colour in my party parrot (the Melon Mambo ones were actually my old Blendabilties) and added a little clear Wink of Stella to his party hat and wing for a little sparkle. I fussy cut a second wing and tail piece and popped them on a dimensional so that I could overlap my sentiment banner slightly. My Stampin' Blends tip for you today is in relation to using them to colour a co-ordinating stamped image onto your envelope: before you begin colouring, place a piece of cardstock inside the envelope; this will prevent ink leaking through to the back of the envelope and spoiling its appearance.

I added one of the other birds along with the other part of the sentiment to the inside of my card - here he is:

Another handsome fella! One thing I do know - this card is on it's way to a friend, yes, whose birthday I forgot last week!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with my post for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

1/28/2018 5:24:05 PM #

This is so fun and colorful, awesome design!


karen h
karen hUnited States
1/29/2018 12:10:06 AM #

Fun card - love the colors! Thanks for joining us at CASology!


Bharati India
1/29/2018 6:59:57 PM #

Love the flip on the meaning of early bird. Your birdie looks very cute with the Birthday hat. Thank you for playing along with us at CASology. Hugs - Bharati


MelissaUnited States
1/29/2018 9:32:51 PM #

I tend to forget birthdays too!  I used to be so good at remembering them...until I had four children.  ;)
This is too cute!  Love the bright, playful colors and the way you popped up one wing!
Thank you so much for joining us over at CASology!


Denita Wright-Smee
Denita Wright-SmeeAustralia
1/30/2018 4:26:16 AM #

A lovely and fun Birthday card, Joanne. (I am one that 'forgets' Birthdays too.) Thankyou for joining in with us for the inspire.create.stamping Colour Challenge. D x


Jeanne J.
Jeanne J.United States
1/30/2018 10:14:59 PM #

I love birds and I think its so neat how you copied the colors from the bird on the background papers!  SO fun and colorful!


Michelle Lupton
Michelle LuptonAustralia
1/30/2018 11:00:08 PM #

Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Fusion Challenge Smile


Hannah McCurley
Hannah McCurleyUnited Kingdom
2/6/2018 2:19:19 PM #

Hey Joanne! LOVE this card... Thanks so much for joining in with Inspire.Create.Challenges x


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