Probably half the time I begin a project I start with the papers I’m wanting to use. I had purchased a pack of each of the 5 papers from Kaisercraft called “Hello Birdie”. They are double sided and I got them on sale! In this case the “little birdie” looks exactly like Joset Van der Burg’s “Birds” die set: 1249 -Birds
So here’s how I made this card.
Step 1: Make a card by scoring an 8.5 x 11″ piece of cream cardstock at 5.5″ on the long side. Trim to 5.25 x 7″ with a book fold. Cut a 5″ square from a designer paper and adhere it to the top of the card leaving a 1/8″ margin.
Step 2: Using the 3rd and the 4th smallest die in Elizabeth Craft Designs 1116 – Stitched Circles : https://www.elizabethcraftdesigns.com/products/stitched-circles-1116
Place the 3rd to the smallest die in the set and nest it inside the larger one. Tape the two together and a tape the nested dies on brown cardstock and cut with your machine. The result should be a circle frame for the circle you will cut into the front of the base card. Do this a second time for a frame for the inside front panel cut out circle.
Step 3: The inside of the card is the other side of the striped paper in the picture of the paper collection. (the one in the middle.)
I cut a panel from the right side of the of the paper that measures 5 x 6.75″. (measure from the bottom up to include the whole little tree scene. Cut the same size panel from the leftover left side that also measures 5 x 6.75″.
Step 4: Adhere the 3rd to the smallest die you used to cut the circle frames to the front of the opened base card exactly in the middle of the front. (It won’t be in the middle of the 5″ square designer paper panel). Leaving the card open run through your machine to cut the circle. Cut a strip of cardstock that measures 5 x .75″ Hand cut the fish tail ends Cut this strip into 2 pcs. and trim both straight edge of each strip so that you can add one on either side of the front circle so that the fishtail ends reach each side. Now adhere the brown circle frames around the circle cut out on both the front and inside. The 1.25 x 5″ strip on the bottom is from the same Kaisercraft collection
Step 5: From the die sets below, cut the pcs. for one small mushroom and 4 birds. I cut all the bird pcs. from white cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. I cut the mushroom from colored cardstock
I used a die to cut out the “Hello” sentiment from a die set that I don’t know who the manufacture is. The last step is to adhere the birds, mushroom and sentiment tag to the inside of the card as shown.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I doubt the KaiserCraft paper I used is still available but one of my New Year resolutions is to use more cardstock and paper I already own before I buy more. Yeah, that resolution will last until February!
Other Products Used:
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus