I printed the sentiment on my computer. Which reminds me...I have a funny brain-storming session to share. My dad was here visiting when I was making this card and he's usually really clever with sayings so I asked him what I could put with this card. His first reply was, "Life's not just a bowl of cherries...it's the pits!" OH, Come On!!! LOL. Although kindof funny, I didn't want it have a negative annotation..., so I thought this was much *sweeter* ☺ Plus, I'm always in need of birthday cards.
Some of you might remember this tree frame I made last year? It still sits on my counter in my craft room, and when I saw these fabulous October Afternoon papers that Lindsey sent me-- it became my inspiration for this cute tree card:
I realize it may be a far stretch as far as the sketch goes, LOL... but I did add the rectangle in the middle, and added the raffia across with a chipboard flower! :) Here's what the inside looks like:
Sentiment reads, "Have a Birdie-ful Day." I used Basic Grey's new stamp set called Birdie Trio, and paper pieced part of her with BG's new paper pad called Lemonade.
The chipboard flower is part of a pack of 59 different self-adhesives, also from Basic Grey. I painted the flower with a celery acrylic paint and then before it dried, I applied some Hi-Ho Silver Shimmerz Blingz, and then outlined it with a turqoise stickles, as well as various parts of the birdie. Very sparkly IRL ☺
Ya know...as I was creating this I had this feeling that I've seen a very similar tree somewhere... and then I remembered where I saw it! After I finished my card I went to her blog and sure enough... found it! My friend Melissa had made one with the same tree trunk paper, and different pattern for the top. Hers was made from a chipboard album. OH GOODNESS Melissa, I totally didn't mean to CASE yours...LOL!!! I was really bummed after I remembered that because she made her tree for the same company and I was like OH KRIS!! you can't upload that now! lol, BUT... I already put all this work into it, so I decided to share it anyway. I really didn't think of it when I started my project though (And to be perfectly honest, Melissa's is much prettier than mine!) Please go take a look !!
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One more thing: ALL Daisy D products are marked down considerably all this week at Jacksonbelle Embellishments! Go see what fabulous finds are over there!! Have a great Tuesday ☺