Thought I'd share the card I made for Julie's birthday which was Wednesday. The A Muse Addicts group got together and sent her cards that say inside "SHUT UP... it's your birthday... THUD!" When I saw this sneaky little plan, I just had to participate and I knew right away I wanted to use the "a little bird told me" sentiment.
This card was so fun to make! I used the Girl & Frog Elzybells stamp and masked off the frog. Now the A Muse tiny bird normally faces to the right, so I reversed him by first stamping him on the big bl stamp and then stamping that image facing Elzy. Tricky eh? The quality of the stamping on a reverse image isn't quite as good, but it still worked well enough. Then I also thought it'd be perfect to have Elzy holding the balloon to which I added a little Crystal Effects to make it shiny and 3D. Happy Birthday Julie - sounds like you had a great day!
ETA: To reverse the bird, I used the reflection technique (or mirror technique). You can find instructions on Splitcoast here. Instead of stamping on acetate, I stamed on the big block - which is basically a solid rectangle.
ETA on 3/17/08: Tracy created a great tutorial (here) on how to create the mirror image!
Images by ElzybellsNA and A Muse. A Muse notecards and twinkle sticker. Brilliance graphite black ink (heat-set), Prismacolor markers, crystal effects, Spica clear glitter pen.