July 9, 2011

Challegnes Galore #2


I have 2 cards for 2 different challenges. The 1st is CAS-ual Fridays Shape Card Challenge. This was a real challenge for me. I don't have any shape card templates and haven't really done any in the past (circle cards don;t count!) :)  After trying a few things i remembered i had a bird chipboard. Its a decent size and i think makes a great little card.

I traced the bird twice on white card stock and once on pattern paper. I scored a line at the birds head and tail. I attached the front bird to the back, just above the score line. This makes the birds a card.

With distress ink i lightly inked the pattern paper bird. I tied twine around the birds neck, added a tiny kraft tag that i stamped Thanks in brown ink.

I added blue paper roses along the birds neck. I really like how this turned out, it has a nice vintage feel and is still clean and simple!

The second challenge is Moxie Fab's Beautiful Borders. For this card i die cut some pattern paper with a scallop edged die. I used the green poke a dot negative and lined it up with the pink flower scallops. I adhered this to my kraft cardbase.

Using a poke a dot stamp i added white dots to the cardbase. I used a banner die and white rub-ons to make a baby banner. For the flower i used cupcake baking cups and added a button and twine bow to the middle.

Thanks for looking!!


Bird Card
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Mixed Messages
Pattern Paper: Colorbox: Flea Market
Tag Punch: Martha Stewart
Ink: Studio G
Paper Roses: Shabby Chic Brands: Paper Rose Stickers (found them in Michael's 1 dollar bins)

Baby Card:
Kraft Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Die: Quick Kutz: Banner
Rub Ons: Unknown
Baking cups, pattern paper: Martha Stewart


  1. Oh Dana, your bird card is adorable. I love those pretty blue roses. Such a perfect card for this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge!

  2. I'm loving your bird-shaped card with the texty background and that row of blue roses! awesome job!

    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. I'm so in love with your bird - it's truly beautiful!

  5. Oh how I love your bird card! The texty print and those adorable roses-just yummy! Glad to have you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Just gorgeous! I love the text on the base and those roses are so pretty! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Love your bird card! The text and flowers are so lovely in this! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! So glad that you join the fun!

  8. saw this on CAS-ual Fridays- such a gorgeous birdie card!! lovely!!

  9. Hey Dana! Thanks for linking this up to the Beautiful Borders challenge in the Moxie Fab World, Lorena! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  10. Love, love, love that vintage bird card - brilliant idea to use chipboard as your template!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!