This doesn't happen very often, but.....I actually did have "a little birdie" who told me about a birthday that has long been kept a secret. My sister-in-law is Russian, and she has never made a big deal about her birthday. It's just who she is - nothing wrong with not wanting to draw attention to yourself. But....her daughter, my precious niece Alexa, told me that Mama was about to turn 40. So, I decided to make her a sweet little card and tell her that "a little birdie told me" it was her birthday. Alexa was excited, and wanted to celebrate Mama's 40th with her. My sister-in-law was actually very touched by my gesture.
I used all October Afternoon products on this card. I started with cardstock in ivory and in a darker blue. To that, I added October Afternoon patterned papers, ephemera, a blue bird journalling card, and a seam binding bow with an adorable matching blue bird flair/pin in the center of the bow. The word happy is OA ephemera, and the word birthday is from a stamped sentiment. I love the combinatio of blue and yellow, and I had lots of great October Afternoon patterned papers from which to choose when I picked my supplies.
I'm sharing my little blue bird card in these fun challenges:
Little Scrap Pieces - Show it Off Saturday Linky Party
Pile It On Challenge Blog - Challenge #107 - Garden Creatures - I don't know about you, but there are ALWAYS birds in my garden. Some birds like to gather nectar from my flowers, some birds want to eat the seeds I plant or nibble on the greens, and others just came there to use my antique bird bath. They are all welcome!
The Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog - May Card Challenge - Anything Goes with Ribbon. Well, you all know me - I can't create anything without ribbon! LOL
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