February 10, 2010

May the Bluebird of Happiness . . .

. . . brighten your day!  
{hee hee, did you think I was going to say "fly up your nose"?}



Ever since I bought this cute little bird punch last month, I've been anxious to use it to create a bluebird card.  So tonight, I sorted through my stash of blue designer papers and found this gorgeous paper by My Minds Eye.  I *love* that it looks like it has a linen texture which gives it a rather vintage look.

This card is a 5-1/4" square.  The base cardstock is blue bayou, one of the retired in-colors from Stampin' Up. The other layers are baja breeze and soft sky.  I especially like that you can punch the bird wing separately, and the leaf branch too.

For the inside, I used soft sky cardstock and zigzag stitched a piece of the polka dot paper across the top left corner.

Did you know the mythology of the bluebird of happiness has deep roots that go back thousands of years? "Indigenous cultures across the globe hold similar myths and beliefs about the bluebird. It is a widely accepted symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health, new births, the renewal of springtime, etc. Virtually any positive sentiments may be attached to the bluebird." 

How's that for bluebird trivia?  ;)  You just never know what you're going to find here do you? 

I've sure been enjoying your comments and appreciate them so much!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Smiles 2 U!


Quote for Today ~
"Use what talent you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang best". - Henry van Dyke

14 comments:

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

I love it! Thanks for the trivia on the blue bird. My mom who was staying with us for a few months put hers in her window and I thought about writing a piece on it. I didn't realize the meaning. How serendipity to find what you wrote to go with what I hope to write on resiliency!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Pam!
Gorgeous card,love the paper's and colour choice
hugs amanda xx

Stamping with Lulu said...

Beautiful card. I really like your color choice - blue and green are my favorite.

Vicki said...

OHHHHHHH.....Pam I love this card!! I need some of that paper, I so loved those in colors you used!! Isn't that punch toooo cool!! I Love the size of this too....did I tell you I LOVE it!!! LOL!

Shabby Horse said...

What a work of art! This is so beautiful. The paper is delightful and I definitely love that bird. TSMFS

LeAnne said...

I love this card, and I love the bluebird trivia, as I love my bluebirds! Can't wait for spring, although it's lookin' pretty far away from the looks of things out my window today! TFS!

Marisa said...

Fabulous card. Love the colours and the layout. I was eying that punch and passed on it. May have to reconsider now LOL!

Creative Mish said...

I love how you used that new punch. And I love the bluebird. THanks for the interesting tidbits :)

Gail S. said...

Beautiful card, Pam! I love the blue papers - so pretty.

Kim said...

Gorgeous card! Love the soft colors, how you did the main image and all that sewing is fantastic!

dpkennedy said...

OH Pam, this is beautiful! I love the weathered blue and green together and I just adore that bird! I ordered him weeks ago...time to call my consultant!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so beautiful Pam love the colors!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Awww, Pam! What a sweet card... LOVE the bluebird and your stitching is PERFECTION! I'm looking at the corners closely, how do you do it! Great work! :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

cool! I love this bird. I need to get something made with my punched goodies!