Fold-Out with Birds and Wisteria

Another sweet fold out card that I’ve created. I love organza ribbons and lavender flowers! This is a special card, which required a bit of thinking to get it all put together, and took most of my afternoon, so the recipient will be most deserving!!

This is the front of the card, that the recipient will first see. I used the vines with the collection for the edge – it worked perfectly, and then used some open wisteria blossom with a tiny blue stamen for the center.
This is the back side of the card, plenty of room to include a photo if you like.
And this is the inside. The bird with the more yellow belly, is one that I water-colored (I am really having fun with that!) and the one with the all pink belly was die cut from the paper.
Just a little bit more of a close up.
And again, more of a close up – you can see the cute little blue birds better!
The final touch was the lace bit that I added at the top. The worst part of these dimensional cards is the expense of mailing them. There will be NO envelope to fit this, other than a big manila envelope, and it would require padding for sure. These flowers would probably survive getting mashed at the post office, but most others would not. So this card will be hand delivered!

A Birthday Card for a Friend

This is a repeat of one I made before, with improvements to my wisteria, and a more elaborate inside.

So I figured out how to make my wisteria look a bit more lush, and again, I had fun water/coloring the bluebirds. Plus, the organza ribbon bows in each corner give it a nice touch, I think! The little bit of shiny gold cardstock beneath the sentiment is a subtle eye catching element as well.
I just love adding a little bit of lace to the inside, a half circle which helps set off both inside panels. I felt very clever figuring out the panel with the hearts, and I really like the way it looks. I almost had trouble giving this card away!
The last panel is simple, unless you lay the lacy part on top, and then it’s rather striking!

Totally enjoy working with this paper, and also enjoy playing with my Zig Clear Color markers, as well as the beautiful lacy dies created by Heartfelt Creations! No I don’t work for them, but it almost seems like I’m doing a commercial for them, doesn’t it!

Bluebirds and Wisteria

I just wanted another excuse to play with purple, I think.

I cut the “screen door” out of shiny gold cardstock, for a bit of a different look

The wisteria and flowers were simply die cut from the “Cascading Petals” paper pack, but the little blue birds (which were stamped and water colored) are from the Cherry Blossom collection. The screen door is from the French Country Cottage collection, so this is a bit of a mashup, it I think it’s nice how Heartfelt Creations products all work so well together.

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Floral Song

I think this is my favorite card so far. I really enjoyed watercoloring my birds and flowers! You might not be able to see it very well, but I have a thin white piece of card stock glued (under the birdcage where you can’t see it) which extends out to the right a bit, to support the circular feel I was going for.

Aren’t they precious? This one is a Birthday Card for my mom, soon to be 81 years young.

This card uses the paper from Heartfelt Creations Cascading petals – the “I Want it All” package included the die for the birdcage and the birds as well. using the outline die, I created the shaped card, putting fold about one inch from the tops of the cage. I the. Cut another of the outline, and put the birdcage on top of it. Then the circle was placed beneath that piece, and the top of the card, to hide it a bit. Then I colored my birds and the flowers, added some dimensional wisteria and more leaves to round it out (pun intended, lol!). You will note, I avoided adding a ribbon or bow – very difficult for me, almost like asking me not to add flowers or glitter!!

The inside has light blue paper with a sticker sentiment.

Enjoy!

Twin Sisters in Song

This was an experiment in water coloring with my Zig Clear Color Brush Markers, which my son, Wes, gave me for Christmas (2019)! I really did try to use them over the past few months, but I was not doing so well, until I found a few tutorials on YouTube. I am by all means, not an expert, but this is a work in progress, and fun to learn a new skill. I’ve also been playing around with colored pencils, blending them with a variety of mediums, from water, to alcohol, to baby oil.

Also I have a new toy to make a more perfect bow (it’s called 2 dowel rods hot glued into a wood base, lol! My sweet hubby made it for me.)

This little card includes flowers from Heartfelt Creations, a window from the French Country Garden Collection, and the birds and leaves are from the HFC Cascading Wisteria collection. zig markers colored in the flowers and the birds.

Cascading Petals & Bluebirds

This card was made with Heartfelt Creations Cascading Petals collection. It is a pretty big card, measuring about 7-1/2 inches tall, and 6-1/4 inches wide. I took one of the papers and cut the top right edge for my background, and the using the die cuts, I also used the paper pack for the bird on the right, and all the leaves and flowers.

For the inside of my cards, I like to use nice phrases from a sticker pack I found at either Michaels or Hobby Lobby. I also used a border strip at the bottom for visual interest, and then I shellacked the flowers and leaves with “Crystal Laquer”.

Sweet Peony Tag & Folio

Playing with the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Peony paper, I’ve made several cards, and one little booklet. This is just beautiful paper, and I love making the peonies, they are a little bit easier than the rose. I’ve used a Graphic 45 large square tag just below.

Sweet Peony Tag

The little card actually has what I like to call Azaleas for the flowers.

Below is Tag Folio – meaning that I took three long tags, folded up the bottoms to make pockets, and then created a little booklet or folio out of the,. The little folio has a peony, a rose, and several small blossoms that I made. I just love creating paper flowers! And the HFC die cuts make it so easy! I used lots of ribbon and some charms to doll it up. Isn’t it adorable? Slip a treat into one of the pockets, and it a sweet gift, as well.

Tag Folio