Mr. Birdy

Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! Thanks so much for all the help with my SU! questions yesterday. Now I know what I needed to know - I need it all! LOL! I have such a hard time narrowing down my wishlist, so each order takes about 2 months to prepare. Crazy, huh? I started working on this one back at the beginning of January, so I'm more than ready to finally send it off and get those pretty new Sale-a-bration sets in my hands! :)

I 've made a few new cards this week, but amazingly enough, they're already in the mail and I'm waiting for them to arrive at their destinations before I show the world. So today I'm pulling this little cutie out of the vault. I made this card back when I first got my samples of the Anniversary Birds set, but couldn't show it to ya then. A girl has to keep some secrets, right? ;)

This card was the result of my just playing around in my studio and ended up being the inspiration for Mojo Monday Sketch #22. I started with the gorgeous Silver Lining collection of papers by We R MemoryKeepers and, stitched three of the panels randomly with my Janome Mini. Next I sponged each panel with Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and matted on Chocolate Chip card stock. For the image panel, I stamped Mr. Birdy on Classic Cream card stock in Vintage Sepia, then stamped the branch below his feet. Next I curved the You Make Me Smile sentiment from Thoughtful Florals and stamped it below the branch. Next I stamped the branch and the bird again on the patterned paper and paper pieced onto the main image. I added a random scrolly stitched frame around the edges and then inked up with more Vintage Sepia ink and matted on Chocolate Chip card stock. For the ribbon slider, I was too lazy to run downstairs and get my horizontal slot punch, so I just punched a couple small circles in a row and slid the American Crafts ribbon through the hole and tied in a knotted bow.

22 comments

  1. This is just gorgeous! I love seeing what you make and the fact you even explain it! I am wanting to start making more cards - now I need to meet more people to be able to send all my card ideas too!

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  2. Oooh, good secret Julee! Love the PP, and your birdy is so cute!
    I know what you mean about SU, I finally placed my order last night and it came to $340.96! I guess that's what I get for waiting and trying to whittle the list down!

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  3. LOVE it!!! I'm so hooked on my Janome! Loved what you've done with yours!

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  4. I love the stitching and the papers (esp. the paper piecing).
    FUN card!

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  5. oh my goodness.....it takes ME 2 months to decide what to order too!! Aahahaha, at least I am in good company!!!

    never thought of paper peiceing this little cutie pie!! cute cute!!

    squirellyshirley

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  6. This is so oretty. Love the stitched scrolly frame!!

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  7. Julee...this is GORGEOUS!!! I love the stitching. wow

    glad to be back in blogland and visiting!

    hugs

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  8. Wow! This is beautiful Julee!! I love the papers and that stamp is really cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* alex

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  9. I am so glad I ordered all 3 of the new releases. These little birdies are AMAZING and I am SO casing your card! Can't wait to get them!!

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  10. I just LOVE this card, Julee! I LOVE that stitching!

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  11. Fabulous card! Love that paper! I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE all of the Verve sets (7) that I just bought! I can't believe I waited so long to buy them. They shipped so fast and are getting some good use at my house! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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  12. I totally love this with that sweet bird and the curved verse and all those LOVELY patterns.

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  13. Gotta luv that little birdie..........I WANT IT!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Luv Sandie

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  14. Soooo cute!! I love those birds:)

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  15. Fabulous Card!!
    Beautiful papers..
    great job paper piecing.
    Super cute .."mr. Birdy"

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  16. I love the paper-pieced birdie! This card is just awesome :)
    Cyndi

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  17. I love your "Mr. Birdy"!!! In fact, I loved it so much that I "cased" it while making some cards for my daughter's teacher. Here's the link in case you'd like to check it out: http://cutitoutcreations.blogspot.com/2008/05/one-last-teacher-gift-card-set.html Just scroll down and it's the 8th picture in the post.

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