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!


  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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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