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….)
I recall parties themed with pirates and magic shows, and Barney the purple dinosaur………
Oh the days…. (I can’t believe these were over 20 years ago now!)
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.
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,