May 19, 2010

Happy Bird-day

I've got some exciting news to share and I hope you don't mind. I made the top 5 at CAS-tastic challenge blog for this card.  My friend who gave me that PCD set should be very proud that her gift inspired a project that turned to gold :)  Not surprising though because every time she's called a winner it has reached the top.  I keep hoping she'll forsee me winning the lottery or even better, selling my house. 

Anyhow the first card I want to share with you is this card I made for the Viva la Verve challenge based on this sketch and craft room picture for inspiration.  I threw in the bird to meet the requirements for the current Off The Wall Challenge.  This weeks sponsor is Eyelet Outlet who is giving away $30 worth of brads you should pop over and see the cute owl brads Kim used for her cute!

I decided to dip into the remnants of my Twitterpatted stash. It's been a while since I used it and I will be very sad when it's all gone. Very simple card and nothing fancy. I really like that blue in the craft room picture and then the stripes of the paper reminded me of all the colours of paper on the shelves and the magazine rack.  Bright, cheerful, and organized just the way I want my new craft room to be.

1) Cut 6.5" x 3.25" card out of cs
2) Trim cs to fit face of card and adhere
3) Trim cs and punch border; adhere to card
4) Stamp sentiment
5) Trim cloud paper and adhere
6) Trim animal print paper and mat to cs; adhere to card
7) Rub bird on to white paper; punch with 1 3/8" circle punch
8) Punch scallop circle and attach circle with bird; adhere to card with foam tape.


Paper: Whisper White, Ridinghood Red, Bermuda Bay, Twitterpatted (Imaginisce)
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, scallop border punch, rub-on (Imaginisce)
Stamps: Picture This (SU!)


  1. CONGRATS on making into the top 5!! Way to go, Laurel-Lee! Beautiful colors and design! That little birdie is adorable! So happy for your well-deserved recognition!

  2. Beautiful card, so sweet!

    Saskia :)

  3. You go girl :D Congrats on the top 5! Your card is adorable - love that little bird. Great take on the Verve sketch too.

  4. Great card girl! I love that paper, I have used it before and I just love it so its currently being hoarded LOL! Thanks for playing along and good luck!!!

  5. Cute card! I love how the sentiment has the image of the bird in place of the word!!

  6. This is such a fun card, the stripes are amazing in such a large portion, it really makes the card in my opinion.