Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Birthday Bird

Happy Tuesday! It was back to work this morning in 14 degree snowy weather. But by Friday it's supposed to be 50 degrees again. It's no wonder people get sick this time of year. Work is very busy as we clean out and prepare to move our office to a different building. There is years of built up paper and it may take a very long time to clean it all up. So I took some time tonight to de-stress and I made a birthday card!

This is a gatefold card that latches on its own. Usually you need a belly band to hold it closed but the clever of the frame around the image holds it closed. I found this idea today at the Clearly iStamp blog. Great tutorial at the blog link.

This is how the card latches and unlatches. The frame comes apart from the image.
And finally, the inside of the card.

The bird image on the outside and the tag sentiment is a freebie image set from Doodle Pantry. I added the "it's your birthday" sentiment. I'm entering this card into the Doodle Pantry challenge (use a Doodle Pantry image) and the Clearly iStamp challenge (make a birthday card). Hope your Tuesday has been spectacular and your Wednesday will be even better. Hope to be back soon with some more fun creative projects!



10 comments:

Cassie said...

How darling, Donna! That's wonderful that you gave the gatefold latching card a try. . .looks great! Thanks so much for playing along in CIC42 ;D

Glenda Atkins said...

Donna you have created a great fun and delightful gateway birthday card. Your little birdie just looks so happy and glad you share it with us at the DPDC#19!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow donna! 1st... i don't think i've ever seen a fold like this - you are truly BRAVE!

the colors are wonderful. that blue bird is stampendous!

exercise is way harder than dieting so KUDOS TO YOU!

looking forward to that 50F weather too.

happy, happy new year.

hugs :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome card. Thanks for sharing the link and joining us for DPDC19!

Glittered Paws said...

WOW - what a clever idea - and worked perfect for this image/card. Great job and TFS.

Patti P. said...

What a wonderful job with this gate fold and perfect images as well. Love how you colored Birdie. Thanks so much for playing the DPDC19 challenge this month.

Patti DP/DT

AllisonG said...

What a clever way to do a gate fold card - Love it! You did a great job coloring Birdie. Thanks for playing along at the Doodle Pantry Challenge this month.

Patti J said...

Very nice! Love this fancy fold! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Doodle Pantry! Your card is simply adorable!

Sarah said...

At first I thought ooh I love the pattern of the paper behind that beautifully colored birdy and then I saw the next photo - AWESOME!!! What an amazing card design!!! Thanks so much for playing along at Doodle Pantry!

Kathy W. said...

Love the design for this card and such a cutie birdie too. Thanks for playing along at Doodle Pantry!

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