Mom and Dad often have nesting bluebirds at their southern home. Such a treat to see them. And now I have a chance to see them at my home too because Dad made me a bluebird house. The wait is long. I’ll entertain myself with paper blue birds until a family moves into my yard.
Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Pacific Point Cardstock:
- 8 ½” w x 5 ½” h scored and folded on the long-side at 4 ¼”
- ¼” h x 3 ¾” w
Basic White Cardstock:
- 5 ¼” h x 4” w
- 5” h x 3 ¾” w
- 2 ½” circle
- ⅝” h x 2 ¼”
- Scrap for bird, nest, branches, and leaves
2022-2023 Brights Designer Series Paper: 3” circle
- Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
- Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
- Run the 5” h x 3 ¾” w Basic White Cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine with the Leaf Fall 3D embossing folder. Then attach to the Card Base with Stampin’ Seal.
- DIe cut the Basic White and Pacific Point DSP circles with the Layering Circle dies. Then stack and adhere together with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach to the card with Stampin’ Seal.
- Stamp the sentiment in Pacific Point ink onto the ⅝” h x 2 ¼” Basic White tag. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the ¼” h x 3 ¾” w Pacific Point strip to the back and then attach both to the lower right corner using Multipurpose Glue or Tear & Tape to ensure good adherence to the embossed panel.
- On scrap Basic White stamp the:
- Bird in Pacific Point ink
- Use a sponge dauber to add Grey Granite ink to the chest stamp and then stamp onto the bird.
- Nest and Branch in Crumb Cake ink
- Leaves in Granny Apply Green ink. I stamped some full strength and I stamped off some others to make light and dark leaves.
- Punch out the bird with the Songbird Builder Punch and use Paper Snips to fussy cut out the nest, branch, and leaves.
- Arrange all the cut outs and attach with Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals and/or Mini Glue Dots, as needed.
- Cut 2 6 pieces” of Parakeet Party from the 2022-2024 In-Color Baker’s Twine Pack. Hold the two pieces together and make a bow. Attach to card with a Mini Glue Dot.
- Sprinkle on some Tahitian Tide Dots from the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots.
- Decorate your envelope.
- How fun!!! Send it to someone special today.