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Friday, May 7, 2021

Always Fun with Basic Borders

 Happy Friday, peeps!  Hope you have a fun weekend planned!  Sunday is Mother's Day and my sweet SIL has something nice planned for the mothers in his life, so I am looking forward to that!  He told me that I could bring John along too, LOL!  Anyway, I have a very CAS card today, and since it uses an old stamp and a new die, I am entering it at the Always Fun Challenge of new and old!  So here we go:


The old parts of my card are the sentiments and the swallow; they are all from different Paper Pumpkin kits from a couple of years ago.  The new part is that fabulous cloud-inspired border die--I just love this set!  It's in the new SU catalog and it's called Basic Borders.  After cutting out the clouds, I mounted it on a Balmy Blue card base, stamped, colored and fussy-cut my little bird and adhered it with a mini dimensional: 


It's always nice to have a card on hand to let someone know that you're thinking of them!  Thanks for popping in today!

Speaking of birds (that's all I seem to be doing these days), I thought things were going to be quiet at the feeder for a while, but as I was making lunch yesterday, I glanced out the window and saw an indigo bunting!!  Again, my heart went pitter-patter!  They also migrate through on their way south, but I haven't seen one for quite a while:




I read recently that a bunting's feathers are not actually blue, it is caused by light refraction; the underside of his wing is definitely not blue, but whatever miracle of God's creation causes the rest of him to be this color, I love it!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!  

"So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.  And God saw that it was good."  Genesis 1:21

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin (past, retired)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Balmy Blue
 Ink Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Aquapainter, Basic Borders Dies

10 comments:

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Beautiful card but wow the bunting is stunning

barb mann said...

LeAnne - so sweet so simple! LOVE your amazing bird shots! You certainly have some pretty birds in your yard. TFS!

Rene from OZ x said...

Love your birds
Le Anne and your cards
Rene from OZ x

Kampin' Karen said...

I remember last year when Gene and I were in NC we saw one. Truly a beauty! Thank you for sharing your birds with us. It never gets old. I like your CAS card.

Joan V said...

Beautiful card!

Tracy Grauer said...

Nice card. Love the clean and simple look and that cloud border is neat. I will have to check those dies out! Your bird photos are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, your card is so lovely - and the swallow is timely, with all the birds you've seen this week!
The Indigo Bunting is a favorite 'round here, too... though our current environment doesn't seduce them to visit!
=]

Lisa Elton said...

This is so pretty and peaceful, love it! Love that Indigo Bunting too, what a gorgeous blue he is!

Linda Callahan said...

Love that new die! And that indigo bird is gorgeous!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

So simple yet super effective! I missed these new dies on my first pass but have them on order now! Love seeing your garden birds too - so much more colourful than the ones we have here in the UK!