Saturday, March 28, 2009

Little yellow birdie

Isn't this little bird just a cutie??? I am so in love with the coordinating stamps, designer paper and chipboard that Stampin' Up! put together. The chipboard set is called So Tweet, the dsp is Sunshine Garden and the stamp sets are Cheep Talk and Good Friend. I made this card using Jen del Muro's sketch and for Jen Tapler's challenge. In a nutshell, Jen Tapler is celebrating her blogaversary by challenging people to create a card that she can auction to raise money for a cure for Alzhiemer's. Well, my dad was recently diagnosed so this challenge is something that I wanted to participate in. It's very reminiscent of the challenge that Cammie had a few months ago on her blog.

This card uses Kiwi Kiss, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla cardstock. I covered a chipboard birdie with Sunshine Morning dsp. That was glued on with my favorite PVA glue, available at Arts and Scraps - the BEST local scrapbooking store around! - and sprinkled with a tiny bit of glitter. You can see that better in the second photo. His beak is Only Orange and feet are Chocolate Chip. His eye is a blue rhinestone brad. Next I cut out the leafy branch from the reverse side of the same dsp and adhered it to a piece of Always Artichoke cardstock that I punched with the scallop edge punch. Along the bottom I added three pears. The sentiment is from the Cheep Talk set. I think I'll be using these stamps for a long time!

You can just barely see the glitter in this detail shot. I wanted just a bit so that it wasn't too glittery. So now this card is off in the mail to Jen Tapler. I hope she raises ALOT of money - we need a cure now!

I'll be back after a while with more cards. I actually have more to post!

Have a great weekend!!! And thanks for stopping by!



  1. Thanks so much for participating Desiree! I'm so sorry to hear of your father's recent diagnosis. I know the heartache you are going through and that is to come. Hang in there and shoot me an e-mail if you ever need to talk or "vent"!! I've found it's very VERY important to have an outlet and having someone to talk to who understands what you're dealing with is so helpful!! {{hugs}}

  2. Fun card! Love the chipboard bird and pear stamp.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.


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