Vintage Spring Mixed Media Art Tag with Video Tutorial

Hello dear Little Birdie Crafts fans! It’s Tracey here to share a new project with you today.

I’ve created a Vintage Spring Art Tag featuring Little Birdie’s gorgeous ‘Shabby Chic Bouquet’ collection and their fabulous mixed media products including Whipped Cream Sparkle paste. I just adore how this paste is a clear gel infused with micro-glitter to add amazing sparkle that allows the background design to show through.

This sweet tag would be a lovely gift tag or a gift on it’s own for any of the spring holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, or a graduation.

This was a quick and easy project for me. I made it in a couple hours in one sitting, so if you’re new to mixed media and want to try out something easy, this is just the inspiration for you. I share all the details of how to put this together with voice instructions in my video where you will learn how to dry brush gorgeous little birdie flowers with gesso for a soft shabby effect, heat emboss chipboard, create a focal point with ephemera, and add shimmer and texture with Sparkle Paste and Metal Microbeads.


Tips and Techniques:

The floral cluster is arranged over gears and chicken wire. I’ve included flowers from the Shabby Chic Bouquet, Celebrate Life, and Fairy Sparkle collections as well as these darling tulips from a handmade embellishment pack. A complete list can be found in my supply list below.

Here’s another view of the flowers so you can see how much dimension there is with all the lovely layers.

This primed chipboard floral medallion is from the ‘Blooms and Vines’ set. It has been heat embossed with shabby pink embossing powder. The center is a little piece from my stash that is colored with gesso, Tinted Metallic Paint and Metallic Wax to transform the plain silver into a gorgeous shabby center that’s a perfect center for this medallion.

This gorgeous glittered birdhouse and wreath from the Shabby Chic Bouquet Ephemera pack are layered to create an easy and beautiful focal point. The bee charms from my stash are colored with Rich Gold Metallic Wax.

The sweet Pearl Butterflies are from the Fairy Sparkle Collection. You can see just how much sparkling shimmer the Whipped Cream Sparkle paste creates when stenciled onto the background. The tags are diecut from Shabby Chic Bouquet paper and the edges are inked to distress and add definition. The edges of the inner tag are distressed with the edges of my scissors blade. Little Birdie braided jute twine is so sweet tied onto the tag.

More texture is created around the cluster with Mystique Rose Microbeads and some tiny gold microbeads from my stash adhered with Soft Matte Gel Medium. The gears are diecut from thin chipboard using the Little Birdie Cogs and Wheels Thincut Die set and heat embossed with shabby pink embossing powder.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Little Birdie Crafts can be purchased at the online store:

Other Supplies:
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Clippings Stickers
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Framelits Dies 658784
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distressbrush
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Drawing Ink: White
Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel
Bee Charms (Amazon)
Microbeads – Florentine Gold
Home Decor Chicken Wire – White
Thin chipboard
Wonder Tape ~ 1″ Double Sided Foam Tape

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to view my video. I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie Crafts supplies to try out mixed media techniques on an art tag.

~ Blessings ~


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DIY Gift Tag; Gift Wrapping Paper

Hi Creative friends, Anushree here!

Today I want to share a beautiful Gift tag along with a lovely gift wrapping paper. I enjoyed making both of them. Isn’t it just awesome to create your own pattern paper and use it for gift wrapping.

Here are some pictures of both and later I will also share how I made them.

I have used Little Birdie Crafts ‘Florence’ stamp set and its coordinating die set to create them. I combined them with various other Little Birdie Crafts products to give a completed look.

Here are some pictures of the process

I started stamping the flowers on Classic White cardstock with Archival Ink. Then I coloured them using various colour pigment inks from Little Birdie Crafts.

After the colouring was done, I die cut all the flowers using the coordinating dies. Next I used the primed chipboards and applied white Chalk paint on them.

I used some Golden glitter with Heavy Gel on both the chipboards after that.

Then I applied some sparkle paste on the sentiment chipboard. Next, I arranged everything on a white cardstock.

To create a customized gift wrapping paper, I simply stamped the same flowers using Little Birdie Pigment inks. It was super easy creating a pattern paper of my own on a brown paper.

I wrapped my gift using ribbons and gift tag looked awesome along with the coordinating wrapping paper.

Below mentioned are material links used for the project

Hope you enjoyed both of them and learnt something new and fun today.

Thanks for stopping by.

Floral Cartwheel Gift Tags

Hi It’s Emilia here 🙂 I have a new video tutorial for you!

This time I decided to alter and embellish small MDF cartwheels. I’m going to them as gift tags.

I decorated two cartwheels one in pin and the other one in blue.

Both pieces have a really nice texture as a result of applying grainy texture paste before painting.

Watch my video tutorial to see how I created both pieces, I’m also showing you how to make gorgeous leaves using Little Birdie stamps and cutting dies.

Thank you very much! See you soon!

Products used:

FLOWERS Karin Roses 8pc

Wendy Flowers 9pc

Elira Shabby Chic Small Flowers 40pc

Tulip Bouquet 2pc

Elira Celebrate Life 40pc – Pink

Wendy Celebrate Life 9pc

Gianna Celebrate Life 2pc

Clear Stamps with Coordinating Dies set – Florenza

Home Decor Chalk Paint Set- Muted, 60ml Each, 6pc

Home Decor Chalk Paint Set- Pastel Shades 60ml 6pc

Acrylic Gesso- White, 100ml