Birthdays are for the Birds

child birthday card punch art birds on wire

Birthdays were so much fun when we were kids – right?

And even more when my boys were young and we could do (what they eventually came to dread….)

THEME parties!

I recall parties themed with pirates and magic shows, and Barney the purple dinosaur………

jake 5 cake jake 5 pirates 2 jake 5 pirates

Oh the days….  (I can’t believe these were over 20 years ago now!)

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So I was excited to see The Paper Players Challenge #209 this week be a child’s birthday card.  Gave me a chance to be silly and fun.


Leanne Pugliese, of The Paper Players Design Team, is celebrating her granddaughter, Cassidy’s, 4th Birthday this week (Happy Birthday Cassidy!), so she chose a Clean and Simple (CAS) Child’s Birthday Card for #PP209 Challenge.

child birthday card punch art birds on wire
My card is a “punch art” card.  I’ve seen some amazingly creative critters created out of punched out shapes.  They range from puppies and turtles and hippos, lions, elephants, and monkeys to caterprillars and lambs and bears and birds – silly birds, angry birds, real birds.  There are some awesomely talented artists and designers out there!

I saw little birds similar to these somewhere at some point and thought they would make a fun child’s birthday card – especially for a “wee one.”  My “birds” are cut out using SU framelit circles and the bird builder punch for the wing and nose.  I sponged them with some pumpkin pie ink, glitzed their feathers a bit with #WinkofStella, cut out party hats from SU DSP, added some Crystal Effects to their beaks, and popped on a candy dot for the eye.  The background is done with a cloud embossing folder, the “telephone wire” is made from baker’s twine, and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Bloom with Hope stamp set.

I can’t wait to share this card with a wee one on their birthday.  As for me – no more birthdays please…  Birthdays are for the birds!

Cheers & Hugs,



20 thoughts on “Birthdays are for the Birds

  1. Oh… I love this!!! I also love that you took us down memory lane with the birthday parties. I love the party hats from DSP. I love the shiny beaks. I love all the texture and I love the clouds in the background. Thanks for making me smile!
    So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week


  2. So cute….I love your little punch-art birds (I’ve pinned it to my Punch Art folder!) and I love the shading and accents you added! Perfect! Thanks for playing with my PP challenge this week!


  3. What cute birthday birdies – a perfect CAS child’s birthday card! The little party hats are so fun! I enjoyed sharing your trip down memory lane too – it’s so nice to remember these fun times gone by. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!


    • Thanks Laurie! So exciting!! I hadn’t seen yet, until you commented. Thank you for choosing my card. And I loved the play on words in your comment that it “cracked you up!” 🙂 Thanks for making my day! 🙂


  4. Adorable card, Jodi! Congrats on having your card selected as aPaper Players’ Cut Above for this week — recognition well deserved! 😀 They have a “winner’s” badge on their site you can add to your website that shows your card was selected as a “winner!”


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