Sunday, October 3, 2010

Three Little Birds

Anyone out there familiar with that Bob Marley song? After I added the title to this post, I think it's safe to say that I will have that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Sing along if you know it... 

"Don't worry about a thing, 'Cause every little thing gonna be alright. Rise up this mornin', Smiled at the risin' sun. Three little birds, Pitch by my doorstep. Singing sweet songs, of melodies pure and true. This is my message to you-hoo-hoo..."  Yup, stuck in my head now, (especially the last part). HaHa!  :) 

I made this card for this week's challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. The theme of the challenge was to use buttons to create a clean and simple card. After seeing the picture below, that was posted on their page, I had NO idea what I was going to make. I just knew that it was going to have a lot of RED on it. That was my inspiration.
I pulled out my Summer Picnic DSP (retired) because it has a lot Real Red throughout the designs. I wanted something with round shapes to play off of the whole "button theme". I pulled out some of my prized (retired) Real Red Corduroy buttons for this one as well. I get a little nervous using them because I know I can't get them anymore. Then for the stamps, I picked the owl from the Fox & Friends set for two reasons. First, I just love owls (and giraffes, another random tidbit). Second, his little round eyes went perfectly with the DSP and the buttons.  

I tried to keep reminding myself this was a clean and simple card, so I tried not to add a ton to it. For me, that is easier said then done. I love lots of little details and sometimes find it tough to stop adding on to a card. I threaded some embroidery floss through the buttons before attaching them. I had originally tied three little bows (oh no, I'm humming the song again) but I thought it took away from the buttons too much. I also added a piece of (retired) ribbon and then used the white gel pen to make little dots around the scalloped circle punches. This is as CAS (clean and simple) as I could make it. :) 

Now if I could just get that song out of my head...
Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Fox & Friends, Owl Together Now (sentiment, retired)
Paper: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Bashful Blue cardstock, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive classic ink
Accessories: 1 3/8" circle punch, Scaloped Circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval punch, 1 3/4" x 7/8" oval punch, white gel pen, Rel Red Corduroy Buttons (retired), red ribbon from the Jersey ribbon collection (retired) and some white embroidery floss (non-SU!)

Have a great day!
Thanks so much for stopping by,


  1. Love all of the circles you have going from the buttons to the eyes to the background - great effect! Very cute card! So glad you play at PPA!

  2. Love, love, love this card!!! The colors are delightful!

  3. Your card is fabulous, so colourfull and beautifully stamped, love the cute owls.

  4. So cute and the zig zag stitch. This card really is a hoot.:)

  5. Absolutely adorable! I love the bright colors and the sentiment is just perfect! AND now I have that song stuck in MY head! lol Too funny! Thanks for playing with Pals Paper Arts!

  6. I just love the colors and the details from the zigzag stitch to the buttons. This card will make anyone smile. Say hi to Benjamin.

  7. you hoo hoo!! Love the fab bright colors on this card. and yes, that song is completely stuck in my head, ha!

  8. Love the bright feeling of this card!! Just fabulous. Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts!!!

  9. This is positively stunning! Such rich vibrant colors paired together and the owls are just as darling as ever! I'm in love with those big courderoy buttons! Super duper cute!

  10. SO CUTE! Love all the little owls - and of course, the buttons. Precious.

  11. These three little owls are super cute. Especially in these bright and cheery colors.

  12. HA! Adorable, adorable card! Love the colors, too!

  13. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your owl card - owls are cool. Your cat is cute, too!

  14. Yes, yes you are a hoot! LOL Need I say I love the colors? Need I point out the awesome design here?

    Oh why not? I LOVE IT!

    Super cool DSP and you lined it up perfectly with your scallop circle punches to have more round dottienss going on there AND in the perfect colors. The texture of the buttons set everything off so well and that delicious ribbon is the bomb! OH and the typewriter font on your phrase stamp is so cool!

    You rock.

  15. Thanks! Now it's stuck in MY head!! :) Loving the much fun to see.


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Anne Marie