Practicing Creativity

A birthday card idea that works for either a man or a woman

Birthday card with Birdie Told Me Bugaboo digital stamp.

I whipped up this card just because I felt like coloring. As I was working away, listening to the radio, caught up in the 'coloring zone' I realized I haven't changed all that much – I liked to color as a kid, I like to color as an adult (and I've really gotten good at staying in the lines!). Since I don't have this card in mind for anyone particular, I decided to make it an androgynous model that would work for either a man or woman. It isn't as overtly masculine as this goler's card, but I think it will go.

Bugaboo Birdie Told Me digital stamp detail

The Birdie Told Me digital stamp is from Bugaboo Digi Stamps. What a great stamp this is; you can use it for any occasion! I decided to make it a birthday card. I used the free Sandscript BTN font for the inside sentiment. The digital paper is from the Chelsie digital paper pack by Sassy Designs.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Chelsie digital paper pack by Sassy Designs.
Digital stamp – Birdie Told Me digital stamp from Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax and photo corners, Artemio scalloped circle die
Embellishments – button, ribbon

I'm linking up with: Crafting by Designs September – Anything Goes, Creative Moments #76 – Anything Goes/Use a Sentiment, Inspiration Destination #49 – Anything Goes, Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #112 – It's a Man's World and Shopping Our Stash #217 – Put a Bird On It.


  1. Cute card, thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  2. So cute!


  3. Cute card/image and great coloring. I really like the papers too.

  4. After reading about you being in the " coloring zone" [I LOve your coloring!] & learning to stay in the lines... I had to share this memory. I figure I was maybe 3 yrs old and I remember coloring in one half of a coloring book while my babysitter colored the other open page of my book. I remember coloring with scribbles back and forth like a 3 yr. old would do and I looked up at what she was doing and thinking it was the most beautiful coloring I had ever seen! And when I compared it to mine how it suddenly hit me the difference... she had colored everything INSIDE the lines. OMG! The ephiphany! That memory sticks with me to this day - LOL! But I digress... I am here to tell you how much I like your (wo)man card - great choice of papers and with the distinctive minimalist but super effective details! The great contrasts you achieved on that bird make his little belly just pop right out there like rising bread dough. Thanks for sharing him!

  5. Fabulous coloring of this sweet Bugaboo image, Shani! Perfect use of this month's Stella Says Sketch as well. Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug. Hope to see you again with a new sketch challenge on Sunday!

  6. Love your card - it's very well colored and positive. That bird is so cool. )
    Have a lovely day...

  7. Love that bird stamp and the browns and greens together! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Put a Bird On It" challenge!!

  8. oh wow, i looooooove this! you really ARE great at coloring, i can tell that you were "in the zone" by how gorgeous this is... even that sweet bird looks happy to be there, lol! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥♥♥

  9. Great card! thank you for joining in the fun at Ruby's Rainbow Shaz x

  10. Adorable!!! Your coloring is just amazing..I could look at it all day!

  11. Adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge


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