May 11, 2010

Happy Tuesday! Today I'm posting two cards that I made for yesterday's Splitcoast clean & simple challenge. 

And I also made these cards for this week's CAS-tastic challenge to create a birthday card found here.

Yesterday's challenge was a sketch challenge. I love when the CAS challenges are sketch challenges, they are both my favorite challenges. This week's sketch challenge is based on this card here, mady by kmahany.

I ended up making two cards for today and I decided to use my SU 2 step bird punch for both of my cards.

I simply punched the birds, branches, and the bird's wings and then I assembled my cards. The pattern paper I used on both of my cards are both from SU and since the pattern paper is double sided, all I needed to do was to just folded the top part over (about 1/4").

I used my scallop trim border punch along the bottom of both my cards. 

On my second card I ended up punching three leafy branches and my first card only has two. 

I decided to make both of these cards birthday cards, I didn't realize how low my stash of birthday cards has gotten and I like to have some on hand for when I need them plus it was perfect for the CAS-tastic challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping!  Have a great day, I'm off to start supper- we are having beef stew tonight.  I thought it would be a great change of pace with the cooler weather we are having, plus it's easy to make.

Stamps: It's Your Birthday
Card Stock: White, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, SU Pattern Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Supplies: Ribbon, SU 2 Step Bird Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, 2 Way Glue Pen, SU Marker- for the bird's eye Pin It


jimlynn said...

Both are darling......for some reason I'm liking the first one better...but they are both just so pretty.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderfil card- I love the bird punched out and sitting on DSP like that. I'll put this on my CASE list.....TFS!

Karen Howard said...

Patty, these are beautiful! I love this layout and I'm drooling over that bird punch! Way to go!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

I wish I could make cards like you... I just love your style. Gorgeous!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE these adorable cards! And thanks for the tip for creating the look of two different patterned papers ... genius!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "CAS-tastic Wednesday" birthday card challenge!

Carrie said...

Great job with the challenge. Both are so cute.

lcamacho said...

I also love your cas cards!So elegant.I love that little bird punch.

Martha said...

ahhh love them. I have been looking for that punch for the longest ;)

Emkay said...

Such a cute pair of cards!

MollyD said...

okay - your work takes my breath away some days...these cards are BEAUTIFUL. The white makes it look so clean and your work is amazing!

Jamie said...


Dawn Mercedes said...

these are two awesome your style! and I love seeing older sets...just not commenting on each one. But I am enjoying your pix here!