Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sunny Card for a Sunny Friend

I have the dearest of friends named Denise.  She is always sharing, helping other people and cheerful.  (I did get to see her upset once, but she was still cheerful, ha ha)  Everyone should have a Denise in their lives.  Well being the most considerate and loving dear friend that I am, I forgot her Birthday!  Yep, I sure did.  Kicked myself in the arse I did, but here's the card I made for her.

I thought of her immediately when I found this digi at Bugaboo. Denise is like a sunny little bird hopping around making other's lives better.  So I made it into this card.  Papers are from my stash so I can't tell you who designed them.  The Happy Bird-Day stamp is Stampin UP and I colored it with my copics.  The flag was wrapped around a popsicle stick.  I broke the popsicle stick in half, cut a slit in the birds wing with my Exacto Knife and slid the stick in it.  I cut the ballon with a Sissix die, popped it up and tied some bakers twine around the base.  I slid it with the popsicle stick to make it look like the bird was holding them both.  You probably can't see this, but I smudged a little Pearlescent chalk on the presents to give them a subtle bit of sparkle. 

The inside sentiment came from Bugaboo too and it said Have a Sweet Birday.  You can get the stamps here.  Mine were a Freebie (the best kind) offer, but go check it out.  They offer freebies regularly and they design some mighty cute stamps.

Happy to say when I gave Denise her card, she laughed at me.  She thought I was silly for being upset.  Are you surprised by her response after the description I just gave you of her?  Denise has a website and gives home parties teaching others how to make cards.  Go check her out at Messn With Paper.


  1. Love it - great image - hold onto yr friends _ I hope the friends I have now are for life....not getting any younger...Hugs
    Sarah x

  2. Sunny card, for a sunny friend, from a VERY sunny lady!!!!!!
    It's lovely! What a great card!

  3. Aww..such a cute card! Denise sounds like a keeper!


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