Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Tale of Two Birds

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.

Happy inking,


Cindy said...

This is just so cute! Glad you joined us with this week's Be Inspired.


Ramona said...

How sweeeet! I love the bird in his little house. You did good on this!

Michelle said...

hi donna!

i LOVE your sweet birdhouse..this is a great take on this weeks challenge!

TFS! and
Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna:)

I love your birdhouse...Great take on this weeks challenge!

Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Adorable little birdhouse

Beth said...

Donna this is so adorable I just love what you did with the birdhouse so so cute.
Thanks for joining us this week at CBC

Libby said...

This is great. I like how you have put it together. I made a similar one. You can see it at if you are interested. Good luck with the challenge

Cassie said...

your birdhouse turned out darling!!

thanks for joining in the fun at cuttlebug challenge blog!

June Houck said...

The card is cute, but your sentiment totally cracked me up! Thanks for the smile and the inspiration, Donna :)

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Shantaie said...

Hehehe that sentiment is not one that I expected to be hiding inside your adorable birdhouse, too cute!!
thanks for joining us at cuttlebug challenge blog this week~ Shantaie

Jackie G said...

What an adorable card!! I love the little window...too cute!!

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