July 10, 2011

Happy Bird Day!

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday!

I am just in love with this past release from Taylored Expressions, so I sat down yesterday with the new sets and played around a bit. 

This card uses last week's Sketch Challenge on SCS, SC340, as the layout.  I am really loving a cleaner look these days, so this layout was perfect!

I started by cutting a piece of Kraft cardstock with the From The Heart Frame Die and then stamped one of the birdhouses from Birds Of A Feather in Close to Cocoa ink.  I then, using the new Birds & Branch Die, cut out a bird to add to the birdcage.  Love that!

The patterned paper is the new Lost and Found, Portobello Road from My Minds Eye (yum!) and I added tons of sponging to the edges as well as some machine stitching using a kraft colored thread.  I added a big bow of seam binding adorned with a Little Whimsie from Webster's Pages.  The sentiment, "Happy Bird Day", also from Birds Of A Feather, was just cut with my snips as a little flag and tucked under the bow.  Three Latte Kaisercraft Pearls finish this one off!

Here are the Taylored Dies I've used on my card today:

Thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps:  Birds Of A Feather from Taylored Expressions
Paper:  Kraft (PTI), Sno Cone (MFT), Choice Buttercream (TE), and Lost and Found/Portobello Road (My Minds Eye)
Ink:  Close to Cocoa (SU!)
Accessories:  From The Heart Frame Die, Birds & Branch Die, Seam Binding, Little Whimsie, Latte Kaisercraft Pearls, Sewing Machine and Foam Tape



  1. Had to make sure I was on the right blog as this isn't your normal style :) I'm loving what you have created here, Jodi! It's wonderful :)

  2. Beautiful, Jodi! I'm loving clean cards lately too! Love that seam binding!

  3. Beautiful! Love the warm colors and that creamy seam binding. <3

  4. This is so pretty!! I love this color combination and your attention to detail is amazing. This is a favorite!

  5. so very rich and elegant...love the sponging...

  6. this is so very beautiful! love the vintage look and the colors you used. gorgeous card!


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