Sunday, July 22, 2012

A little birdie told me . . . Case Study, CASology, and Cards for Diggers

Yep! I promised cards with little birdies on them, and here they are!

First up, I was able to take inspiration from this week's challenge at Case Study, from this cute card here:


Here's my version:



So greatful for the idea of cutting apart the words once I'd stamped out my "Happy Birthday".

I am also entering this at CASology . . .


. . . because if cute little birds don't say happy, then what does, really?

I had another 2 pairs of birds to play with, and lots of cards needed this week, so I also made . . .


This next card ended up being my favourite, though.  I started with the idea of sewing some strips of paper from my paper strip stash .  Then, when I went looking for a base card to sew them onto, I came across a card which already had a circular window cut into it.  Now maybe  it's just because I was watching Baz Lurhmann's version of Romeo and Juliet last night, but that gave me an even better idea . . .


I love how the yellow bird is "serenading" the pink bird.  Note to self: make cards with windows more often!

From the perspective of using my Couterfeit Kit for these cards, well, I always reserved the right to add scraps from my stash, didn't I?  The birds (cut from the back of the blue paper on the last page I posted), the twine, ribbon and yellow paper on the second card are the only things strictly from the kit.  But everything else is from the stash, and I am A-OK with that.

In other card- and Counterfeit Kit- related news, the Counterfeit Kit girls issued a challenge to make a card for "Operation Write Home" (where card-makers donate cards for use by the US military).  This was not the first time I had heard of this concept, so I figured it was time to do some research and see if I could find an equivalent that was a little closer to home.

I found one, and it's called Cards for Diggers.  At the moment they are appealing primarily for Christmas cards, but after an email to Tracey, the organiser, I was happy to discover that cards for any and all occassions are greatfully received.  I've pulled a whole pile of cards from my "finished card" stash (some Christmas, but not all), and am hoping they'll be on their way to Tracey by the end of the week!

9 comments:

  1. This is indeed a happy scene! I'm so glad you played along with CASology this week! (PS, your word verification is TOUGH - I've tried two times now - hoping 3rd time is lucky)

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  2. these birdies are too "tweet" LOL What a fun card! Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study this week :)

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  3. Super cute cards!!! I love the last peeper card...so sweet!!

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  4. AWWWW! Look at those cute little birdies!! Great cards!

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  5. Cute cards, and good for you for sending some off to those who can use them.

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  6. Way cute cards!!! Each and every one is as sweet as can be!! Love love, love your sweet little birdies!!

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  7. Love your cards! They're so sweet! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

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  8. How darling...those little birds are so cute and the soft, pastel colors are just dreamy! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week!

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  9. Cute, cute cards - and I'm ALWAYS adding to my counterfeit kits!

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