Monday, April 1, 2013

Good Things Bird Card

I guess it's true what they say... time flies when you're having fun. The first quarter of the year is over and April has arrived. I've been enjoying the songs from the many birds outside my front window. In addition to the Mourning Doves I have a very vocal pair of Mockingbirds who sing many lovely tunes.  For this Good Things Bird Card my feathered friends were my inspiration. To create this card I combined a couple of challenges and the wonderful sketch from Mojo Monday designed by Julee Tilman. I subtly roughed up and inked the edges of my paper with Antique Linen distress ink by Tim Holtz and did a little stitching for detail. The size of this card is a little larger than I usually make, finished size: 5" x 6.5". Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Good Things Bird Card Supplies:
  • Paper: Ivory card stock by Recollections, Early Espresso card stock by Stampin' Up!, and Rouge card stock and Springtime patterned paper pad by MME.
  • Stamps: Language of Friendship stamp set by Stampin' Up! and Good Things sentiment stamp by Hero Arts.
  • Inks: Classic stampin' pad in Early Espresso and Antique Linen distress ink by Tim Holtz/Ranger.
  • Other Stuff: Sewing machine, brown thread, Cricut machine (scallop/circle), Bird Builder punch by Stampin' Up!, gemstones by The Paper Studio, and stampin' dimensionals. 

My card is entered into the following challenges:
  1. Mojo Monday: Sketch
  2. The Pink Elephant: 3 Decorative Papers & Favorite Embellishment (Bird Punch)
  3. Lexi's Creations: Use Punches/Dies
  4. Make It Monday: Anything Goes


  1. Hi Andrea .Love the card design with your stitching and punching ..Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .
    cheers Shirley-Anne

  2. Beautiful stitching and such a cute bird. Saw your card on MIM and stopped for a closer look. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Hi Andrea - this is a pretty card. Love the image and the great stitching. Thanks for sharing your card at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Dies and/or Punches" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  4. so pretty! thanks for playing along at the pink elephant!

  5. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant!

  6. Beautiful! I love when I see cards I would buy myself if I saw it in a store. Everything goes well together although from different vendors. Great job!


  7. Oh what a sweetie! I love the bird punch, what a cute embellishment this time of year. Thank you so much for joining in on our recipe challenge this week at TPE!
    ~*Joni TPE DT

  8. Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations with your beautiful card. That bird punch is amazing!

    Lin xx

  9. I love this! So pretty! Love the papers you used, the layout, and the popped up bird! I am a bird lover so I especially love this bird punch!


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