Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Bird-Day!

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday, so far. I thought I would post my completed swap cards today, since I have been under the weather since yesterday and haven't been getting much done in the creative department. Blah! :(
About a month ago, I entered my first online swap. It was to use ONLY new release sets in the SU! catalog. After everyone was signed up with their stamp sets, the magic number to create was 30 cards. Why would I want to sign up for one of those 6 card swaps when I could tackle 30? (*read with semi-sarcastic undertone*)

My chosen stamp set was Aviary and let me tell you, I broke that set in pretty well with this project! 30 cards for the swap, plus a couple more for me. With this many birds, I was close to starring in a remake of an Alfred Hitchcock movie! Eeek! 
This whole endeavor took over 2 1/2 days to accomplish, but it was a fun little project. I can't wait to see what everyone else has created when the cards are returned next week. I will post some pictures!

Here is a close-up of my finished project:
Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Stamps: Aviary, Picture This (retired)

Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush classic ink

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush, Whisper White cardstock

Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Corner Rounder punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Two-Step XL Bird punch (leaves), Pear Pizzazz ½” Stitched Poly Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight markers (sentiment), jewels

Have a great day! 
Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Very elegant cards. I really like bird cages.

  2. Now THAT's a swap! LOL I've done ATC swaps for 40 to 50 participants and that was bad enough. Not sure I'd want to do that many A2 cards!

    You rock!

  3. That's ALOT of cards! And I LOVE it. I keep thinking I NEED that set and you may have just convinced me. Very cute.

  4. The end result is fabulous. Great layout and color combo. I like the leaf punch accent. You look like you were very organized.

  5. wow, this is awesome, I luv your card...I have to have this set..lol..I am having a Verve stamps giveaway on my blog, check it out!

    enjoy *~*

  6. Such a wonderful card! I love all the dimension! Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope to come back here again, as this is my first visit to your blog too! Off to look some more....

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! especially the bit about Alfred Hitchcock! :) Can't wait to see what you get in return too!!! Feel better soon!

  8. You did such a wonderful job, it would be hard to part with them. Love how you have the branch coming off the sentiment and the little bird added to the sentiment. There is so much fun on this card. So sorry you don't feel well, that is a bummer. Get some rest and feel better soon, you worked hard.

  9. Oh sweetie, I'm sorry you aren't feeling so well and are under the weather - you sure did a marvelous job with your post, pictures and swap. I'm amazed at the sheer volumn of your cards! It takes me forever just to do 6, lol .... beautiful design, love the color combo (isn't concord grape just lovely!) Beautifully done - hats off to you for accomplishing all of this!

  10. I hope you get better soon. This is just a lovely card beautiful design.

  11. Those are so cute!! Love seeing the whole bunch of them...lots of work!!

  12. You're card is so pretty and I absolutely LOVE the colors!


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Anne Marie