Friend Birthday

PP577 – A Theme Challenge from Laurie & Just Us Girls Challenge #618 – Word Week

As mentioned in a previous post, I was trying to cut something on the diagonal and kept messing up the direction. Eventually I succeeded but in the meantime I had all these triangular shaped pieces. Yesterday I decided to use a few of them and this card is one that I came up with. As it happens it fits 2 challenges so I’m adding it to both. I found a design on Pinterest that I really liked and in a way I cased it but mine is quite different to the original. DSP is from StampinUp but the glitter background is actually washi tape from a pad I’ve had for quite a while. I used several dies for this card, but the white background leaves I can’t remember who made it. The little bird comes from an Easter/Spring set from GKD, the orange flowers and leaves are from GKD. The gold sprigs are a Martha Stewart punch and the sentiment is from MFT. The frame die is also from GKD. I played around quite a lot with placement of everything before gluing. Didn’t quite get the split white frame straight but its handmade and anyone wanting perfection is coming to the wrong place, haha. The little bird is coloured using Tombow markers and Sakura glitter pens and I used the center flower fallouts as embellishments. I like the end result which is always a bonus to me.

22 thoughts on “Friend Birthday

    1. Thanks and you are right that little bird is cute. I’ve used him a fair amount as he always looks so happy.


  1. Beautiful card! Love the paper you used. The magnolia pp was very pretty when it came out. Glad you have some to use. The bird is quite happy and enjoyable to see.

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  2. I love this, Johanna! That glitter is wonderful, especially as you used it in the leaves, as well. Handmade means you created it and anything that you might think isn’t perfect is personal preference of the creator! We get so critical of our own work and shouldn’t. It’s JUST RIGHT! Enjoy the beauty you created.

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  3. What a great use of the scraps, Johanna! Waste not want not so they say! I never snagged any of that magnolia paper when it came out and wish I had. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls for Word week!

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  4. Thank you. I forgot about the washi tape glitter pad but came across it the other day. I like the copper look of this piece.


  5. Well, the way you used the triangle shapes turned into a great layout. I love the glitter washi tape – but nothing outshines that sweet singer.Johanna, thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

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