I needed a birthday card for a young man and decided the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and dies would fit the beak perfectly (get it?? Beak instead of "bill"...snort!). My inspiration for the layout came from the current Fusion Card Challenge (Happy 4th Anniversary Fusion!), and I played with just the sketch. Here's the sketch:
I flipped the sketch because I thought it worked better since the bird faces left. I colored my bird with Spectrum Noir markers, stitched around the edge of my cardstock and voila!
I am also playing along with Seize the Birthday Anything Goes.