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My kiddos had a birthday party to attend this weekend while I was at The Paperie retreat and since I wasn’t going to be home to get them going on a card, I made one myself (usually they make them).

Our norm around here is not to make cards, but to make long tags that can be used as bookmarks so I followed trend and did the same! We simply write a personal message on the back and it’s good to go!

crazy bird tag

I actually used leftovers from the Kids Birthday Card Class I taught last week – I had a watercolour crazy bird and alcohol inked Shrink Plastic balloon and both were too cute to toss so I stuck them down, added a Happy Birthday and called it done. Super duper simple but it may be one of my faves!

Look at the shine on that Shrink Plastic! I love the translucent colour:

crazy bird tag balloon

And see the dimension on the Crazy Bird? The dies for these are worth every penny! You can cut out the bird, the eyes, and the wings for every one. I bent up the tip of the wings and tail feathers a little and it’s so easy to keep the eyes white this way:

crazy bird tag layers

That’s it! Do your kids make their own cards or are you the supplier? Or do you support Hallmark? LOL