Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Birds of a Feather

Okay, I think it's safe to say that Cosmo Cricket paper is my new thing. LOL. This is my third card in a row using this fab paper. AND today's pattern is appropriately named Early Bird. I designed this card for this month's Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards theme--Come Fly With Me--hosted by the lovely Susan. Just to fair warn though, the swap cards will be ever so slightly simplified, just because I do all my stitching by hand and 5 more of these might put me in the mad house. :) I'm really pleased with how the layout on this one turned it. Sometimes it's hard to execute a vision in ones head, but I played with this one a bit and in the end it's pretty much what I'd been hoping for. I would love to find out if there's a tool out there that will round off the top of my cards if I choose to do this layout again. It was a bit of a bugger to get my fiskars circle cutter just the right circumference and then not to go too far past the center line. Okay, enough about that. Hope you all have a superb Wednesday...halfway to the weekend!
Oh and I would LOVE for you to join my TGF card swap! If you have a moment check it out!! Thanks!

The Greeting Farm Vintage Birds, Pretty Hat, Sentiments
Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Ribbon Sandwich, Misc CS
Ink: Not Quite Navy, More Mustard
Embies: Nesties, Fiskars circle cutter, SU! Scalloped Circle Punch, Paper Distress Tool, Decorative Scissors, Teal Thread, Twine


Sparkle said...

This is so pretty! I love those birds.

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Holy cow WOW! This is so much more complicated than my bird card. I can't get over that you hand stitch your cards. I love the colors and Cosmo Cricket DP has been a long time fav of mine. I also love what you did with the inside. The girls are going to love it as much as I do.

deifen said...

Stunning creation!
I'm loving those cosmo papers too!
Dei x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Kadie,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Michelle said...

What a great card! It's perfect for the theme and I love that fold. Hmmm, I need to bust that one out again!

Lorie said...

Oh my goodness!! Kadie, this is out of the park fantastic!! You're right, that paper is wonderful. Your ideas, and ability to take them from just an idea to a gorgeous creation is mind boggling. That hand stitching is gorgeous as always, and I don't think I'd want to do 6 of them either. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

karen said...

OOh, this is so bright and cheery! I love the DSP - and I was just saying yesterday (to myself) that I am lovin' cosmo cricket!

Love the fold Kadie!

Catherine said...

This is super cute! Thanks for sharing how you did the 1/2 circle flap. That would have stumped me. Plus, now I now not to sell my circle cutter! LOL!
Love this DP and your birds! Too cute! Hope I get one in the swap!

Elena said...

Wow! Stunning card! I love the papers too... and your stitching is fabulous!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Terrific card, Kadie, for the July SOTC swap!! I can't even imagine how long it took you to do all that's amazing!!! I agree it could drive you bonkers to do all that for 6 cards.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh, Kadie....this card is gorgeous!!! How I wish I were in this swap!!! I was bamboozled at all the hand-stitching...I could have sworn it was done by a machine! You have heaps of talent in those creative hands of yours!! All I can say is...I LOVE this incredible card!!!


Anita Hovey said...

Lovely card...I really like the colors...I have a few images of that bird...I may have to case this.

Just wanted to let you know that I finally used the card kits I won a while back and I posted the results on my blog today! Stop by and check it out if you like.

thanks again for the kits!

Kadie’s TGF Card kits

Maria said...

Oooh, the paper is fantastic. I love the pattern and colors. . .it's no wonder you're using the dps. . they're pretty. I also love the flap design of your card and that cute birdie! Such a pretty card, Kadie!