Happy Birthday to my Mom!  I’ll be spending the day with her today.  But here is a quick post to show you the birthday card I made for her.

Hopefully I’ll get to her house and give it to her before she see’s my blog.  This card may look a bit familiar if you follow Shelli Gardner’s blog – she is the head of Stampin’ Up! and this card was on her blog. This card uses some new items in the Occasions Mini Catalog – Elegant Bird Bigz Die for the Big Shot and the Pleated Ribbon in Baja Breeze.  And there are two products from the Sale-a-Bration brochure – Fresh Vintage stamp set and the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper.

The paper has Lucky Limeade but I actually used Certainly Celery for the card base and the button.  The bird wings are embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder which is hard to see in the picture.  To attach the Pleated Ribbon I ran a strip of snail across the base of my card stock and then attached the ribbon to it – rather than trying to put adhesive on the ribbon itself.  This has worked for me.  Sticky strip is another option.  There is also a piece of stamped twill tape.

And speaking of birds – its that time of year where the birds are house hunting and if you have followed my blog over the past few years you know I blog about the birds in my yard throughout the spring.  I’ve been noticing a woodpecker checking out the woodpecker house – so I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll have a nesting woodpecker this year.  This week I also noticed some chick-a-dees going in and out of one of the houses – its the same house they used last year – so maybe they will be back.  No activity on any of the other houses right now.

Happy Birthday to you mom! I love you!