This card is for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Challenge #45. The challenge this week was to make a card that was not the square or rectangular shape of a normal card, but a "shape" card.
So here's a template I found of a birdhouse. It's a bit difficult to see in the photo but the house part is embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and the roof section is embossed with a flower embossing folder from the With Love set. I added a gem to look like a perch and a flower with a button center at the top.
On the inside is the cutest sentiment. I affectionately think this is my brother and he'll love it! So I'm saving this one for his birthday. But, there's a story behind this one. Last night I did this same card with different paper and a different bird. While I was adding the sentiment to the inside (Happy Bird-day!) I somehow got black ink all over the front of the card. Frustrated and mad at myself for doing that I knew I had to start all over again. No time last night so I had to wait until this evening. In the mail today, my friend, Karen (Hi Karen!), had sent me some images, this bird being one of them. As soon as I saw it I knew that this was it! There was a reason I got ink all over the front. LOL! So there you have The Tale of Two Birds!
Yippee! Tomorrow is Friday. I won't be around much this weekend. My Boston-based son is in a wedding in northern Indiana and my youngest just moved back to college today in northern Indiana, taking our van with him. So we will be driving up to change cars and visiting our"groomsman" son while he's in the area on Sunday. So no crafting for me this weekend. But I shall return next week. I hope you have a wonderful, safe, and relaxing weekend.