Friday, May 23, 2008

It's a Tag! It's a Card! It's a Tag Card!!

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Happy Friday ... and welcome to a long, holiday weekend! Hope you have lots of fun stuff planned with your family and friends.

Larry & I will be hangin' out with family at a lakeside picnic, complete with angry fire ants, parakeet-size mosquitos, and dangerous explosives. Should be fun!

Oh yes, fireworks are legal here in sunny Florida and everyone (well, not everyone, but it sure sounds like everyone), takes full advantage of that fact. "Lookie here, Ma! Paw jess blew his dang thumb clear off!" {Sigh ... good times}.

Today's card project was created for the Caardvarks tag challenge. The challenge required that you create a tag project inspired by a month of the year. Which I totally didn't know until just now creating the link-up, lol! Apparently, I read 'tag,' and immediately thereafter zoned out ... I'll blame it on being blonde ... again. Guess I'll say this card was inspired by the month of Spring. Think that'll fly? (hey, a joke!) I can always say "May" ... as in "May I please be allowed to play?!"

I created this cute little birdhouse using an ancient stamp from Stampourri ... I will never leave this stamp 'cuz I love it so. The sentiment, the branch, and the bird images are all from Cornish Heritage Farms, stamped on Kraft card stock and heat embossed with embossing powder that is so old the label has worn away. However, the brown embossing powder used here is still youthful enough that I know who made it: Comotion, "Java Jolt."

Here's a closer look at the birdhouse:



Yes, Veronica, it was a BEAR gluing that teeny-tiny perch on to that teeny-tiny birdhouse ... not to mention gluing that teeny-tiny bird to that teeny-tiny perch! As always, you can click on the photos for a ginormous photo ... um, don't say I didn't warn you!

My leaves were created with punches, my tag was heavily distressed with walnut ink, and the whole shebang is mounted on squishy, (as opposed to not-squishy), dimensionals.

Hurray! Another card that will cost me $4.80 to mail!!! Just one more example of a greeting card that truly IS the gift!

Have a wonderful, safe, and creative weekend ... and please watch out for fire ants, mosquitos, and dangerous incendiary devices.

~Hugs,


Card Stock: Cut Card Stock, Bazzill; Designer Paper: Memory Box; Stamps: "Pretty Birds" Collection by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms, Stampourri; Ink: Versamark; Embossing Powder: Blue, Unknown ... prolly older than dirt, "Java Jolt" by Comotion; Fiber: Natural Jute Thread, 7gypsies; Adhesive: VAST quantities of super-strong glue, "The Ultimate," by Api; Scotch ATG 714; Squishy Dimensionals: Scotch Foam Thingies; Various Craft Punches; Die-Cut Machine by Provo Craft; Die, "Nestabilities Large Oval" Collections by Spellbinder's

20 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Cute bird ... cute birdhouse ... cute tag card ... love all of the details ... marvelous!

Deb said...

It's adorable, it's adorable, it's adorable!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the close-up that little birdie is to cute!!!

malieta said...

I LOVE your tag/card Deb! The colors are fantastic and that birdhouse is the cutest thing. The details are awesome!
Have a great time at the lakeside picnic...sounds like a lot of fun.
hugs
malieta:)

Shannan Teubner said...

OMG Deb, this is genius!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!

Aimee said...

This is sooooo cute! Love it!

lauren said...

wow!!!!!!!!!

...or rather...

***WOW***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

holy moly this is tremendous, astounding, fantastic, and....ummmm....did i say "WOW" already...?!

Allison said...

Deb...you are the queen. The dimension to this is so cool!

Jozza said...

Absolutely amazing!!!!! You are an absolute genius!!!

xxx

Ooh and I love the way you put lovely little flowers and beads and stuff around your projects when you photograph them - stunning!!!

Annapurna said...

Wow an beautiful expensive card, that costs as much to ship. What more can you ask for. Lovr those little birdies and the tree.

julie king said...

when i first looked at the top photo, i thought that bird house almost looks 3-D and then i scrolled down and realized that it is!! what a delight!

Erica B. said...

You crack me up. But seriously, this card is amazing! I love the 3-D stuff you come up with. I'm so cheap that I'd probably only give it to someone I could hand deliver it to.

Good job on another mantle piece card!

Anne said...

....and OMG, it's absolutely amazing!!! Wow Deb, I'm open-mouthed!!! So fantastic - I adore your little birdhouse and that sweet little fella sitting on the post! And ROFLMAO @ your blonde moment!!! snigger!!! That's exactly what I did a couple of weeks back - read "A is for Apple" and for some reason made a Tree!! ROFL!! Fantastic tag, fantastic card! Thank You so much for playing along with Tag, You're It! - this is perfect! ;o) xx

kath said...

Fantastic card - just adorable.

Sharon said...

Awwwww, this is so adorable, Deb. The little bird house is just amazing, as are all the other little details too! :)

wendyp said...

Wow! That bird house is incredible! Love all the details!

Christa said...

Ooooh Deb, this is just stunning. Loooove this little birdhouse. So great! Maybe you also like to take part in my own challengeblog for labels:
http://sosalsa3.blogspot.com
Thanks for looking!

Sam Morris said...

Just adorable, love absolutely everything about this ... great dimension on the bird house and what a cute little fella sitting outside!! Wonderful work as always Deb, thanks so much for taking part :)

Sheila D said...

Wow, this is incredible. What a cute tag. Love the birdhouse.

Julia Aston said...

Love, love, love this tiny birdhouse and all it's accoutrements! this is just so adorable and clever!!! super fun tag - you are sure to win with this!!

SmilynStef said...

Congrats for winning the challenge ... your tag is fabulous!