Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Here's a cheater of a birthday card. It fits the challenges for Card Positioning System challenge 138 and Color Throwdown challenge #65. It's also submitted to the Paper Craft Planet blog for Susanna's birthday. The real cheat? I made it for my mom's birthday and it's in the mail on the way to her.

Here's the card I finally came up with to meet all the qualifications.
I used Papertrey Ink's Everyday Button bits and a K&Company designer mat pad for the papers. The buttons and ribbons were from the stash. The original design of the stamp calls for it to be a topiary - it's really pretty and elegant that way too. I just made it a flower stem and added the wings from the bird in the button set to make the flower leaves. Love that about Papertrey designs, most of their stamp sets work in several ways.

Hope you have a great weekend! We finally have the family room painted and now we're in the process of putting it all back together and shampooing the carpets as well. The heat is on since we leave on a short vacation Monday and I hate the idea of coming home to a mess!


  1. Really pretty take on the challenges! Love the papers and those flowers are wonderful, especially the buttons in the center! Your pup is adorable, in the shades and scarf! Cracks me up!

  2. Oh, I just love this! Your button flowers are adorable! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

  3. This is just adorable! Great layout and cute flowers! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

  4. Oh how cute!! I love the button flowers! Thanks for playing!

  5. What a great idea to use the bird wings for leaves to change the topiaries into little potted flowers! Very creative -- love it!