Monday, November 1, 2010

Awesome Aviary

Happy Monday and Happy November! I am starting out the first day of the month with a cold! Ahh-Choo! Hello, Alka-Seltzer Cold and Flu...we have become great friends today. Such a bummer, as I even had to cancel dinner plans with a friend tonight. :(  Between sneezes and sniffles this morning, I had to whip up a card to get in the mail today. 

I used this sketch challenge from Pals Paper Arts:
Then mixed it up with this awesome color combo from The Color Dare (on time this week, phew!):
Color Dare #82
Daffodil Delight
Night of Navy
Old Olive

After making 30+ cards with the Aviary stamp set last month (for a swap), I was a wee bit burned-out on the cuteness of the set. I knew it wouldn't be long though before I wanted to bust out these little birds again. I think it's the chubby, little owl that makes me love this set so much. 
The Word Window punched sentiment (from the FYI set) landed there completely on accident. I originally decided to stamp the sentiment directly on the white card stock and wouldn't you know it, I stamped it crooked. Grrr, I hate it when that happens! I decided NOT to give into my OCD tendencies and re-stamp the whole bird image again. I just went with a different approach. I ended up really liking the look of the sentiment embossed in white, so I will just pretend I meant to do it all along. But since I already shared it, the secret is out...whoops! I blame the cold meds. ;)

For some final touches I rounded all of the corners to play off the round bird-cages (and that chunky owl, HaHa!) I added a fun flower and some sparkle to keep things bright and happy. Then I thought it would be cute to bust the bird friends out of their cages on the inside. Hope you like it! :) 
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Aviary, FYI (sentiment)
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Whisper White card stock and Welcome Neighbor DSP (retired)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Nght of Navy classic ink, Versa-mark (for sentiment)
Accessories: Scalloped Border punch, Word Window punch, 1" circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, Ribbon Originals "Mistletoe" (retired), Daffodil Delight 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (on the inside) and white embossing powder.

Non-SU! Accessories: paper flower and green jewels

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have an AWESOME day, 


  1. The colors on this card are stunning! And you went all out on the inside of your card as well, wow!! I just love the card, great job :)

  2. Wonderful card - both inside and out! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

  3. WOW! I can't believe you just "whipped" this out this morning!!! It would have taken me forever just to figure out what I was going to do!!! It's precious. Love the little bird and owl in the cages and the inside just tops it off perfectly.

  4. Absolutely adorable card, Anne Marie!! I NEED this set!!! It is soooo cute! You have used the sketch fabulously as well as this week's colours. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare this week :)

  5. This is awesome. Love the colors, beautiful sketch too.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. Hope you feel better, what a bummer that you have a cold and had to cancel plans. Your card is beautiful and you did such a great job for having a cold. Love the colors and the the ribbon, ok everything. The inside is so cute.

  7. Oh, what an adorable card! Fantastic use of the CD colors and the Pals sketch. So glad you could play with us at the Color Dare this week! Sorry you're sick--I hope you feel better soon. {hugs}

  8. Absolutely fantastic! Love that stamp set and you did a great job with the sketch and the colours! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare!

  9. Another winner! I know you know that the card would be perfect for someone special we both know!!!!!

  10. These images work so well with the color and sketch challenges. Cute!

  11. This is so cute! I love this color combo! The inside is as pretty as the outside too.

  12. This is wonderful! Love the layers...and that Aviary set is on my wishlist!!

    Looks like a winner to me!

  13. Love the colour combination such a great card, the inisde is fabulous

  14. Oh my, this is so elegant and beautifully crafted, Anne-Marie :) Lovely color combination, such inspiration we get from your creations and the colors you put together, perfectly matched layouts, images and inks! You must be so much fun to craft with! :)

  15. O M G i loveeee this card!!
    you rock sista!~ I love owls
    so they always make me :)


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Anne Marie