Birthday Wishes

Hey Guys :)

I’ve had a spot of the lurgy this week which is why I’ve been a bit quiet and it also meant that I had to take a break from the exercise bike for a couple of days but I still managed to lose over 5 pounds for the week so all is good!

I had trouble concentrating on anything too creative but I did have a pretty productive session taking my patterned paper scrap draw out and creating some backgrounds with them. I piled some of the co-ordinating papers together, then cut into strips and attached to some pre-cut pieces of card either horizontally or diagonally. The next day I sewed along all of the joins and ended up with some lovely background designs, it cleared some of my scraps and was very satisfying indeed. Here are the ones left over after today’s card which you’ll no doubt see popping up every now and then.


I’ve made a flourish cut files for you today, it was a request from a while back, also I have a digi sentiment for you too. I printed my sentiment in a dusky pink colour using this method to change the colour then cut with a nestability. I cut the same flourish twice, stuck together to make a symmetrical shape and placed behind one of my rolled flowers then popped onto my sentiment panel. I cut my decorative border 1 then added both the border and my sentiment panel onto one of the backgrounds shown above then finally added some seam binding ribbon and some flat backed pearls.

birthday wishes flourish card

Here is your cut file:

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Flourish 1 by Bird

Flourish 1 Digital Cutting File by Bird

Here is your digi:

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Birthday wishes sentiment

21 thoughts on “Birthday Wishes

  1. Theresa B

    Hey, Bird, thank you for the flourish & birthday digi , great as always!
    I’m hoping to use them & some of your other gorgeous files this weekend again.
    Take it easy & Hope you feel better soon.

  2. MichelleMyBelle

    I hope you feel better soon! Love what you did with your scraps, great idea.

    Thanks for sharing your files, it’s appreciated. Your card is beautiful, as always!

  3. linda provost

    what fun to find you!!! i have been looking at your past work & am inspired. thanks & thanks also for the fourish file. i’ll certainly be busy today!!

  4. Nylene

    I just found your site last night. I love your cutting files. Thank you so much for sharing your talents. I can’t wait to use these.

  5. Elvira

    Muchas Gracias, I hope you have a nice weekend. It’s beautiful here in Seattle WA ;)

  6. LOUISE h

    Wow, what a fantastic idea to use your scraps like that, it looks fabulous :)
    Thank you so much for sharing your files, they are brilliant x

  7. kelley

    Thank you for the files. Great way to use up those scraps! I’m looking over my mess thinking I need to follow in your footsteps. Hope you are over your lurgy. :)

  8. Valinda

    Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Sure hope you are feeling better today! Thank you so much for sharing your freebies! LOVE THEM!!

  9. Candy

    Gorgeous creation as usual Bird! Love the idea of the scraps and sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well. Congrats on another 5 pounds off!! I am down 10 so far and I know how hard it is to maintain. Thank you for all the lovely goodies. :-)

  10. Marilou S

    What a great idea…use up those scraps AND have backgrounds ready for a quick card. Thanks for sharing that with us. Now, it is off to my stash and time to assemble some backgrounds!

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