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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Little Birdie Birthday Card

Hello Ladies!
Is it still hot in your neck of the woods?  Is has been super hot and muggy here most of the summer, so I am actually looking forward to fall!  I have gotten behind on my gardening, 'cause I'm just too much of a wimp to work out in this heat!  So I've been spending lots of time indoors crafting and blogging.  Ok, probably more blogging than I should!  ha!

Thought I would share with you a card I made a few weeks ago for my SIL's birthday.  Of course, I went on over to the Graphic's Fairy for this sweet little bird image.
I just adore these darling little birdies!  So sweet!  I began by making a card from cream cardstock, then added a snippet of vintage sheet music at the bottom.  I really love that look!  I then cut out the bird image with decorative scissors, and of course had to add glitter.  I don't think it would be possible for me to make a card without it!

Next came the fun part....embellishing!  I like adding silk flowers, but it seems like the ones in the papercrafting section of any crafts store are just way over priced! So, I just picked up some stems of silk flowers, then removed all of the petals.  One stem goes a long way!  I used "zots" to adhere them, and added a tiny drop of craft glue to the center, followed by a little rhinestone for some bling!
I finished up by added a pretty sheer ribbon, and tied in a bow.  There you have it! Super easy, super economical!

I am counting down the days til this Friday, as that's the first day of "Michigan's Longest Garage Sale", right here in our area!  I can hardly wait!  Hope you all are having a great day!


Unknown said...

Hi! I found you on itsy-bits-and-pieces. I love your card. Isn't the Graphic Fairy just the best? I have done the same thing with flowers from our dollar store. A friend of mine showed me how to stamp them (using a stamp with french writing) and then color them with glimmer mist. So fun!!!

Christine said...

Hi Donna, I love this card...you make beautiful stuff with the Graphic Fairy's images. You would love stickles-it's all about the glitter!!


Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The heat was actually not bad today. It was rather breezy, a warm breeze but better then nothing. Such a sweet card! Wish I could go on that yard sale with you!

Leo said...

I will have to check out the Graphic Fairy's site...I have not been on it before. And it is still really hot in Miami - Aug & Sep are the two hottest months of the year - so we have a ways to go to Fall which is also hot - just not as hot!! :)

Chris Arlington said...

Hi Donna, thanks for your comments. Grungeboard is a flexible, bendable and I can't find our how to wreck it product from Tim Holtz / Ranger. I personally love it. You can get plain or different textures. Try google it for better info.
Great idea for the flowers. I just by the cheapies at the dollar store and do that but they aren't silk. Plus I saw a repurpose craft site that make cute flowers from egg cartons. I could see better potential than they showed but the idea is there. my blog has the link Green something. MOST IMPORTANTLY !!! your card is gorgeous!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Hi Donna~ what a lovely card~ like looking into a window! I bet your SIL loved it~ pretty enough to frame!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Glad you got your email problem straightened out!

Debbie said...

Hi Sweetie~~~your card turned out so nice!!!
nice enough to put in a little frame!
I've neglected my gardens too...just too darn humid and HOT!
I went to that garage sale before. Found some pretty awesome stuff!!!!
Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Your card turned out beautiful! It reminds me of the vintage cards you would see with the pretty glitter on them. Very pretty!
Have a great day,
~ Jo :)

Donna said...

Your card reminds me of beautiful ones my grandmother had...I LOVED them!! So pretty and creative!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
Oh, how precious!!! I hope you're doing great...I just stopped by to say "hi" and send you a hug.
:-) Cindy