Remember the card I said I needed to make for a friend? Well, as you can see it is late...really late. Her birthday was last Friday and I'm just now getting it in the mail box.
I have had these little bird dies for a long time. I was buying paper from PaperTrey Ink and needed just a bit more to hit my free shipping. I'd been seeing these little guys on cards and fell in love with them. With a bit of shapes, I'm sure I could have created them on the Cricut but this is so much easier...LOL..just a turn of the crank on the Cuttlebug and they were cut. You get 4 sizes on the die and they all cut at once but they are so tiny, it doesn't take much paper and now I have more birds to use on another card.
I would like to say I 'cased' this card but truthfully, it was a copy...I just don't do good at designing but I know what I like when I see it. The original card was made by Elena from just Me. Her birthday card was on time...lol.
I had these 6.5 x 3.5 size envelopes and wanted to use them, so this card is a 6.25 x 3.25 size. I used the kraft PaperTrey Ink cardstock for the base, the white banner is just some I had in stash. I rounded the corners of the banner with my Corner Chomper and then hand stitched with my black pen...I print better than I sew...LOL. The ribbon is some brown twill I picked up at Wal-Mart and the birds are made out of colored cardstock that I bought there as well. I die cut the birds and used the next to the biggest size for the body and the smallest bird, I cut the tail off and used for the wing. I used a brown colored pencil to outline the bird ( I need to practice this more) and a black colored pencil to make the eye. The font used for the saying was AL Featherbrain and Plantagenet Cherokee. I glued the banner on with double stick tape, used Scor Tape to attach the ribbon after I tied a knot in the end and cut it off even with the edge of the card. The bird wings are attached with tiny dimensionals and then attached to the banner with mini glue dots. The birthday hat I hand cut and then used green/black colored pencil to add the decoration and it was attached with another mini glue dot. The inside of the card says, " ...unfortunately, he told me late. Hope it was happy!" I printed it on some cream copy paper and attached with double stick tape to the inside. Again...I forgot to add my logo on the back and now its too late. I'm thinking I could use a logo stamp... I just added feet with my black micron pen. They needed to be grounded!
Hope the remodeling is coming along nicely...I miss you!