Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy Bird-Day

Hello Everyone!

My mom's birthday is coming up and I wanted to make a special card for her.  She loves nature and birds.  She is always needing a new birdfeeder or birdhouse.  With that in mind, I used my Fancy Birdhouses Die and my Winter Branch Die to create a little scene. 

The gorgeous  Spring Doily made a great background, but instead of punching out the pieces, I kept them intact.  I wanted a more subtle pattern and texture so as not to take away from the focal point.

 To ensure that pieces did not fall out of the die cut, I used some liquid glue on the backside of the die cut and smeared it over the entire back of the Spring Doily, then let it dry. 
I die cut the birdhouse with the bird on it two times from the Fancy Birdhouses Die- once in dark brown and once in kraft with a woodgrain design.  I backed the kraft die cut with white cs to give it stability and keep the piece from falling out; then, using pop dots, adhered it to the dark brown one.


The same bird house was die cut in blue, the bird was fussy cut out, 
and adhered  to my birdhouse. 

Using the the Winter Branch die, I die cut 3 pieces-in green, brown and orange- then pieced the orange berries to the brown branch.


I adhered my birdhouse to a stamped circle and then tucked the
 evergreen branches and berries in behind it.
A twine bow, lace and gold embossing on vellum was added to finish the card. 

 Thanks for stopping by,  
I hope I have inspired you to create something today! 

Lee Ann  :)


  1. That is really pretty!! I love how you kept the little pieces in the doily for a whole new look! Your mom is going to love it!

  2. Lee Ann you have done it again. just beautiful my jaw is on the floor!

  3. That's soooo nice and cute ! Love your card and the way you used those fantastics dies.

  4. Lee Ann....I dub you the QUEEN of the Pieces~Parts....your style is AMAZING!!!