Live Your Dreams Card

I’ve never considered myself a good card maker, but it’s easy with just a few Little Birdie Craft supplies!

This is a great card to say ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Bon Voyage’, ‘Congratulations’, or just to tell a young lady how special she is.

Here are some tips I’ve learned from my fellow design team members:

It’s the details (like real or faux stitching) that make your card stand out:

Always work in layers; lots and lots of layers!

And adding texture with sequins or handmade flowers makes your card extra special:

I hope that inspires all you ‘non-card makers’ out there, to give it a try!

Here are the materials I used:

Boho Dreams 12 X 12 paper pad
Boho Dreams 6 X 6 paper pad
Tulip Bouquet Shabby Chic
Handmade Flowers

Mermaid Wishes – Birthday Card

 Hello Crafty Friends!

I have a fun Birthday card for you today featuring the ‘Songs of the Sea’ paper pack from Little Birdie Crafts.  Let’s get into the details, shall we?

So, I knew I wanted to use this particular piece of paper with the gorgeous mermaid hanging from the hook and the music notes playing… so I found a creative way to use the paper as a stamp in a way.  I cut my rectangle with a framelit so I’d have a window to display my wavy background piece.  

I then took a piece of watercolor paper and used this wave stencil from Hero Arts to letter press emboss the paper.  Emboss the paper, with a stencil???  YES!!! I learned this in an online class I took recently.  I’d never done it before and I LOVE the results it gave me!  I sprayed the stencil with a solution of Gesso and soft blue chalkboard paint by LBD.  Then I placed the stencil on top of my watercolor paper piece and then I ran it through my Big Shot with a rubber mat to letter press emboss the whole design.  Pretty cool, huh?  I especially loved how it was lighter at the top and darker at the bottom….very much like the real ocean!

After adding all that to my card base, it needed a little something more so I added a piece from the Songs of the Sea Ephemera pack.  I popped it up on some dimensional tape. I also added some pearl drops in the colors of Jade Isle, Aqua and Dew Drop all over my card front to mimic the natural bubbles in the ocean.

Lastly, I took a stamp greeting from the ‘Loads of Wishes’ stamp set and heat embossed it in silver at the top to complete my card.  I also used a glue pen to add some iridescent glitter from my stash to the bottom edges to mimic a sandy bottom 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this project!  I’d love to hear how you liked it or what you liked best or maybe even if you learned anything new…..creating and sharing is my passion!  Have a wonderful week!


Supplies Used: 

Dew Drop Pearl Drops

Aqua Pearl Drops

Jade Isle Pearl Drops

Loads of Wishes stamp set

Songs of the Sea cardstock pack 6×6

Songs of the Sea Ephemera

White Gesso

Chalk Paint

Hero Arts Waves Stencil

Floral Card For Any Occasion

Hello, lovely Little Birdie Crafts friends! I have come to share with you a video tutorial for a gorgeous floral card. This card can be used for any occasion, it’s always good to have at least one card like this one ready 🙂

I invite you to watch my video and create a similar card, and if you do, please tag me on social media – #emiliasieradzan

Thank you so much!

Little Birdie Crafts products used:

Primed Chipboard- Moroccan Design, 1Pc

Paper Pack Aqua Medley- 12in x 12in, 12sheets, 12 Designs, 250gsm

Whitney Aqua Medley Flowers 14pc

Wendy Song Of The Sea 9pc

Heleen Aqua Medley 12pc

Elira Shabby Chic 40pc

Clear Stamps with Coordinating Dies set – Bloom Vista

Acrylic Gesso- White, 100ml