Sunday, February 3, 2013

Happy Birdday...

Hello my peeps! If you are looking for my Drunken Stampers post, please keep scrolling down.

 Hey guess what? I hear that there is supposed to be some sort of game played at the Beyonce' concert tonight! Sweet! LOL! So is everyone ready for some football? Me, being from Baltimore, I am all decked out in my Ravens gear! This should be a good game. (But what I really watch the Super Bowl for is the commercials!)

So anyway, I was up in my craft cave last night working on this card. And as usual, I'm entering a challenge at the last minute. This is for the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge: picture perfect.

And the inside:

Here is the inspiration photo:

I pretty much drew off of everything in the picture: the colors, the pattern on the headboard, that bird sculpture, even the wooden table. In my mind's eye, the wood grain patterned ribbon represents a dock, which the posts are attached to, and the seagull is perching on. I did some masking with the 'Happy Birthday' stamp, and made it say 'Happy Birdday'. (hee hee!) I thought my card needed something more, so I stamped and fussy cut a balloon, added twine, and made it look like the bird was holding it in it's beak! Love it!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great rest of the day, and if you are in any football pools, here's hoping you win some money!! LOL!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Bazzill (white, orange); Recollections (kraft, grey)
DP: MME - Stella & Rose - Mabel
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Surf & Turf; Birthday Sampler; Hullabaloo
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa; Clear Snap - white
Markers: Marvy Uchida; Sakura white Gelly Roll
Adhesives: SA by 3L (MyStik, 3D foam squares); Helmar 450; Recollections adhesive tape
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; American Crafts ribbon; Doodlebug twine


  1. this is absolutely fantastic and adorable!!! the color combo is perfect and LOVE that fun balloon.

  2. My gosh, this is so creative and soooooo adorable, Chris! From the masking of the birthday sentiment, to your inspiration from the challenge photo, this design is just genius!

  3. Don't worry--I'm constantly entering challenges at the last minute!! And sometimes I forget to enter! LOL! Glad you made the deadline:)

    SUPER cute card--LOVE that you decorated the inside as well!! LOVE x100000! THANKS so much for joining in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge-- hope you join in the fun with this week's polka dot challenge:) <3

  4. Ooh I love this! I love how he's holding that cute paper pieced balloon.


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