Sunday, 30 October 2011

Bunting, Butterflies & Birdie Birthday

Last Friday was Kelly's birthday and this is the card I made for her using the SU! Pennant Parade set.  I wanted a DL size card but the thing I don't like about DL cards is that they don't always stand up well, they have a tendency to flop down.  So I cut two pieces of Pool Party CS, one longer than the other, added a score line to the longer piece and then glued them together to make a side opening DL card.  I sponged the Whisper White panel with Bashful Blue ink and stamped the sentiment.  I then got busy stamping and punching out the bunting.  I've used white baker's twine for my line, I popped the bunting up and then added different coloured brads.  I thought the birdie from the Sweetheart set would look good perched on the line of bunting so I stamped, cut him out and popped him up.  I then added a trio of teeny embossed butterflies.  To finish off the card front I added bling here and there.

Then I decorated the inside of the card and the front of the envelope.

I wanted a birdie holding a flag for the envelope flap - pennant and Word Window punched shapes attached to a cocktail stick saw to that - simple but sweet I think!

I sent Kelly some SU! ribbon as a little gift.  My fab demo Joanne ran a ribbon share and I received it from her packaged so nicely in a cello bag with a lovely stamped and punched topper.  All I had to do was wrap it in tissue paper and add a tag.    I had such a sweet thank you email from Kelly, bless her!

Stamps: SU! Pennant Parade, Curly Cute, Sweetheart, Broadsheet Alphabet & Vintage Frames sets, SU! Dot Dot Dot background stamp, Hero Arts Sending Smiles Messages & Designer Alphabet clear set
CS: SU! Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo & Chocolate Chip
Tools: SU! Petite Pennants, Decorative Label, Fancy Flower, 5 Petal Flower & Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punches, SU! Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, SU! Square Lattice embossing folder, Wonky Rectangle Nestabilities die, Crop-A-Dile
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Marina Mist, white baker's twine, assorted colour SU! brads & an SU! rhinestone brad, blue rhinestones, 3d foam pads



Michelle said...

Aww, this is gorgeous Ruth, I love the bunting and that oh so cute bird on the top. I love how you have decorated the inside and envelope too, that bird holding the flag is so cute!! xx

Jacqueline said...

A gorgeous bright and fun card - I too love your cute little bird holding the flag - Jacqueline xx

kelly said...

Thank you again Ruth, It's the best card I've ever had! and I loved the present too, it's so pretty that I don't want to open it, I'm sure temptation will get the better of me soon and I'll have to carefully snip it open.
Kelly xx

sburditt said...

Such a gorgeous card - I feel a CAS coming on!! :) x

Margaret said...

Such a bright and cheerful card! I love the bird on the envelope, such a nice touch! What a wonderful gift!!