Layered Spring Card Featuring Shabby Chic Bouquet Collection

Hello dear Little Birdie Fans! It’s Tracey back with a sweet new project to share with you.

Spring has finally arrived after a cold, snowy winter here in northeast Ohio. I’ve created this shabby layered card loaded with spring flowers and embellishments featuring the gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts Shabby Chic Bouquet collection including papers, ephemera, and of course fabulous handcrafted flowers created by beautiful women in India!

Be sure to scroll down through the Tips and Techniques section to discover all the details on how to create a layered shabby chic card of your own in this step by step photo tutorial.

Tips and Techniques

Step 1

Cut focal paper from the Shabby Chic Bouquet 6×6″ paper pad to 5 3/4 by 5 3/4″.

Step 2

Distress the edges of the focal paper using a paper distresser or the edge of your scissors.

Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to 6×6″ and ink both pieces with coordinating brown ink.

Step 3

Cut a sentiment card from the Shabby Chic Bouquet 12 x 12″ paper set along with a patterned paper piece cut to 3 3/4 x 5 1/4″. This is such a sweet and beautiful sentiment card and would be perfect for a birthday, graduation, new job, or any special life accomplishment.

The wood board paper piece is left over from a previous project. I accidentally cut it to the wrong size for that project and kept in in my stash of Shabby Chic Bouquet papers. As I was creating this project I realized it was a perfect fit and the right size for this project. This piece was altered by using second and third generation stamping with a script stamp in brown and a floral stamp in green.

Distress the edges of both pieces and edge with brown ink.

Step 4

Select images from the Shabby Chic Bouquet Ephemera pack to layer into the card. I just adore that these pieces are already glittered and ready to go for a quick and easy embellishment. Not pictured I also ended up using one more flower that I fussy cut from the image sheet in the 12 x 12″ paper set.

Step 5

Select Shabby Chic flowers to create a floral cluster on the card. I’ve used flowers from Shabby Chic: Wendy; Queenie; Polina; and foliage from Izabella.

Step 6

Die cut gears from thin chipboard using the Cogs and Wheels Thin Cut Die Set.

Step 7

Select a strip of chipboard to layer into the card. I’m using Mesh Design Primed Chipboard. I used this on a previous project and am using the long strip that I had left. Because this chipboard is primed, it has a beautiful shabby finish already and did not need anything else for this project.

Step 8

Arrange and adhere the elements to the card.

Step 9

Originally I left the chipboard gears unfinished, but once the project was together, I realized they would look better with a bit of color, so carefully brushed them with Shimmery Sherbet and Golden Glaze Tinted Metallic Paints which tie in perfectly with the colors in the patterned paper and ephemera. This would have been much easier to do before adhering them to the project. You can learn from my mistakes!

The metal bee charm is also brushed with these paints to coordinate.

Step 10

Adhere the finished piece to a 6×6″ card base.

More Close-Ups

Little Birdie flowers and foliage create such gorgeous clusters!

Here you can see all the amazing layers, from the beaded lace from my stash to primed chipboard, ephemera, shimmering gears, and distressed paper layers.

More layers with ephemera, fussy cut florals, gears, and papers.

And one more shot of this fabulous layered corner.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Thin Chipboard
Ranger ~ Distress Ink – Old Paper; Brushed Corduroy
Ranger ~ Distress Archival Ink: Ground Espresso; Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz ~ Ledger Script Stamp
Tim Holtz ~ Flower Shop Stamp Set
Beaded Lace
Bee Charm (from Amazon)
Repositionable Tape
Silicone Glue

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired to use Little Birdie Crafts supplies to create a layered shabby card for someone special in your life.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

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Notebook Cover – Vintage Door

Hi everyone, Hilda here, today I want to share with you a new project. I am going to use this beautiful notebook for my art pages.
First I applied mixed media paste with a stencil. After it dried completely, I applied Grainy Texture Paste to create more texture.
Then I added a coat of black gesso.
Next, I gave the door and notebook a coat of white gesso with a dry brush.
After that I applied linen paint.
Then to give some more color, I sprayed Concentrated Liquid Watercolor, Cinnamon and Aqua.
After that I decorated the door with Texture Brew paper collection.
To finish, I glued some elements and applied some wax.
I hope you enjoy this work.

List of Little Birdie Crafts products used:

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/stencils/products/stencil-10x18cm-1pc-brick-wall

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/gesso/products/gesso-black-100ml-little-birdie

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/concentrated-watercolour-inks-meadow-blossom-15ml-6pcs

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/mdf-door-4-3-x-8-5-inch-4mm-delightful-twirl-1-pcht

tps://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/gel-medium/products/acrylic-heavy-gel-medium-matte-100ml-little-birdieh

ttps://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/metallic-wax-20ml-2pcs-combo-specials-1htt

ps://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/mixed-media/products/metallic-wax-20ml-2pcs-combo-specials

Mixed Media Art-board – Birds and Berries

Hello dear crafty friends!

It’s my turn today to inspire you for new creations!

I created an art-board from a MDF Arch Window.

First of all I prepared the base using texture paste, stencils and Color Splash.

Then, I decorated it with cut-out elements from the ‘Birds and Berries’ collection, handmade flowers, lace and other small decorations.

I used following LB products in my project:

I wish you inspiration and enjoyment in your work!

Shabby Chic Frame

Hi to all the lovely creators,

This time I have a decorative piece which is a shabby chic frame.

 

I have used a variety of materials from the Little Birdie Crafts collection.

For tutorial you are welcome to visit my YouTube channel.

More inspirational photos –

Shabby Chic Bouquet Collection – Printed Cardstock Pack 6″X6″ https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Shabby Chic Bouquet Ephemera Embellishment https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/produc…

Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Marisa Celebrate https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Jewel Butterfly Birds And Berries https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Layla – Blush https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Acrylic Soft Gel Medium – Gloss https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Mixed Media Paste – White https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Little Birdie Reusable Stencil – Script Design https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Metallic Wax – Antique Gold https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Acrylic Gesso- White https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Hope you enjoy the tutorials

And it will inspire you to create

From me with love

ZVIA

Easter Bags – Hop Into Spring

Today I come here to inspire you with twin Easter bags.

I created both of them in a spring mood, with bouquets of flowers.
The most beautiful decorations are of course our cardboards, as always reliable and very versatile flowers.
In my projects I used papers from the ‘Cottage Lace’ collection.

I used:

Wedding Card ‘Love Story’

Hi, as part of my inspiration today I made a wedding card. I created it using the ‘Shabby Chic Bouquet’ collection. This is a collection that is perfect for wedding cards.

In the middle I placed elements cut out from this collection and a decorative element, a round frame with hearts.

The work is decorated with paper flowers, leaves, the inscription “Love story” and dew drops created with ‘Pearl Drops’.

I hope you enjoy this work.

I used:

Greetings
Katarzyna Paleczny

Mom’s Treasures – Baby Gift Box

Hello dear friends! Today I am gonna show you one of the cutest projects – Mom’s Treasures. This box was created in order to store the first things of a small baby and the first photo album.

One can insert the photo of a baby in the frame and it will look like this

I used one of the tenderest collection Shabby Chic Bouquet and decorated the box and the album with handmade flowers from this collection

Shaker Card – With Love

Hi lovely creators!

This time I am glad to share with you a layout of a shaker card that I created with a soft, pastel, elegant, pink and white colour theme. For that, I used paper from the Little Birdie ‘Watercolour Floral Ballet’ paper pack. I paired the paper elements with some pretty handmade flowers, lace, chipboard cutouts, and other elements to turn it into an adorable shaker card layout. I have made a video tutorial for you all so that you can follow all the steps easily.

For the tutorial you are welcome to visit my YouTube channel.

More inspirational photos –

Links to all materials

Watercolor Floral Ballet Collection – Printed cardstock Pack 12″x12″ https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/produc…

Laser Cut Primed Chipboard – Hearty Circle https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Bonita Celebrate Life https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Micro roses Celebrate Life https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Marisa Celebrate Life https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Hope you enjoy the tutorial and it inspires you to create something.

From me with love

ZVIA

Wall Decor and Card Gift

Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing a fun 8X8 inch wall hanging and a card to match! This set was designed as a gift to give to someone special. Using the ‘Woodland Stories’ papers along with bright beautiful Little Birdie handmade flowers is sure to brighten anyone’s day!

The canvas was covered in a ‘wood-look’ paper, then a sheet of the 6″X6″ in blue. I added some bits of crackle paste in white and some splatters of coordinating colored acrylic paints. (yellow, white, teal). Fussy cuts from the 12″X12″ papers and flowers were layered at different levels to create dimension

White gesso was lightly brushed on all of the flowers.

The card measures 5″X7″ and was created with an ivory card base and papers from both the 12″X12″ and 6″X6″ Woodland Stories paper packs.

Here are some close-up images at the canvas and those beautiful handmade flowers!

Woodland Stories Collection – Printed Cardstock Pack 12″X12″
Woodland Stories Collection – Printed cardstock Pack 6″X6
Little Birdie® Handmade Flower Heleen Woodland
Little Birdie® Handmade Flowers beaded Blooms Moon Light

Thanks so much for visiting!

Happy Crafting!

Camera Shaped Album Holder

Hello creative friends!

This is Chaitali and once again I am here with my new project, “Sweet Memories”.

I have created a camera shaped box to store an album; to fill with memories and photographs.

For this creation I used the very pretty cardstock, “Birds &  Berries” from Little Birdie Crafts collection. Also, this collection has very beautiful ephemera pack and handmade flowers. I enjoyed fussy cutting the  birds, the berries, the cute dollies and other elements.

I started by creating the album base and decorated it with cardstock, elements from the ephemera, flowers and laces. Then I adhered pretty papers from the cardstock to 4 flaps and attached them on each side alternatively.  In the center of the album base I added triangular pockets for tags and labels.

Next, I created the camera box. For the camera lens I used an old Plastic box cap, and covered it with Cardstock n added a shaker to it for fun. I used Metal Microbeads,  Beads, tiny hearts and a  word quote, “Smile” from the Birds n Berries emphera pack to fill in the shaker. Then decorated the box with flowers, chipboards , punched butterflies.

List of Little Birdie Crafts products used:
Card Stock-
*Birds & Berries 6in by 6in
Ephemera-
*Birds & Berries
Chipboards-
*Swirl  Corners
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/chipboard-swirl-corners-2pc-pbci-little-birdie
Handmade Flowers –
*Dillan Birds n Berries
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/dillan-birds-and-berries-1pc-little-birde
* Elira Celebrate Life
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/elira-celebrate-life-40pc-little-birde
Metal Microbeads-
*Mute Orchid
Heavy Gel Medium

Other products used:
Laces, lace dollies,, thread, distress ink, and butterfly punch.
Hope you enjoy my album project and it  linspires you to create something beautiful. 

Happy Crafting!
Chaitali

Art Journal Page


Hello everyone,
Hilda here! I’m so happy to be with all of you again!
Today I’m sharing a tutorial of this beautiful art journal page. For this project I used Little Birdie Decoupage Filament Paper and Concentrated Watercolour Inks .

I started by gluing old book sheets onto white notebook sheets.

Then prepped the background by applying a layer of clear and white gesso. Next, I used a stencil to add a pattern to my background with Texture Paste.

Next, I added some chipboard pieces and layers of paper and laces to create some texture.

Thereafter, added concentrated watercolour inks and sprayed with water. Allowed them to move and flow. I use Cinnamon, Lemon Squeeze and Aqua.
To finish off, I cut clock faces and dragonflies from Decoupage Filament Paper and glued them onto the pages to make the composition.


Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/decoupage/products/decoupage-filament-paper-a4-size-2sheets-dragonfly-dance-lb
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/watercolor/products/concentrated-watercolour-inks-meadow-blossom-15ml-6pcs
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/mixed-media/products/heavy-acrylic-gesso-100ml
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/mixed-media/products/acrylic-soft-gel-medium-gloss-100ml-little-birdie 
Laser Cut Primed Chipboard
Mixed Media Paste

Thank you for stopping by and I hope this inspired you to create something as well.

Canvas “Hello Handsome”

Hi everyone, this is Katarzyna, and here is my first work – Hello Handsome Canvas.
For today’s inspiration, I have prepared a mixed media canvas, especially for Men’s Day.
I applied paste on the base using stencil and glued scrap elements. I decorated the base with a cardboard element that I had previously embellished. I coloured the work and decorated it with flowers. In the central element I placed the male figures and the inscription from “The Classic Gentleman” collection. Finally, something shiny and the work is ready.

I hope you like it.
Katarzyna Paleczny

Floral Memo Box

Hello, creative friends!

Today I, Svetlana Mikhalchenko, offer you to look at a memory box. In such a box you can store memorabilia or photos. I used a collection of paper ‘Birds and Berries’ from Little Birdie Craft’s collection. It has a lot of cut-out elements. Thanks to this, the composition folds up very easily.
Also, I used handmade flowers and Pearl Drops in the work.


I hope I inspired you to new creative experiments.

Mini Album Video Tutorial – Hello Summer

Hello everyone,

Sarah here! I am very happy and honored to continue creating for Little Birdie Crafts. For my first creation this term, I suggest you go on vacation with this mini album made with papers from the ‘Sunshine & Lemonade’ collection. It’s a collection full of pep and vitamins with these colors that smell good of summer.

I have a video tutorial for you below.

Mini ALbum tutorial HELLO SUMMER

I will now let you take a peek into the inside pages of the album

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Thank you for visiting this blog post and I hope this inspired you to create something as well!

Mini Album – Moments to Celebrate

Welcome to the tutorial of this beautiful Mini Album! I am Viviane Giovani and I am very happy to be part of this time and to be able to teach this charming and creative project. Hope you like it. I used the Little Birdie Crafts, collection of laces, flowers and some embellishments. A mini album with technique of binding. Below are photos, details and materials used. Thank you and good class! I hope I can inspire you.

I started by cutting out the elements like flowers, birds and butterflies.

Then I chose the sheets to bind the chipboard covers.

All size pages: 6×8 in

Now let’s see the pages and their embellishments.

First page: I put a card, a tag (cut with nesting dies), and put it with a lace. I also inserted a photo frame in size 4x6in. On four pages I glued a blue lace.

On this second page: I put 3 cards 4x6in, die cuts, lace and a small envelope.

Third page: mini card, flowers, die cuts, butterfly made with nesting die, 1 interactive page 12x6in trimed 4x4x4in.

Fourth page: mini card, flowers, die cuts, 2 pages 4x6in incidente a pocket, I used the nesting die tag and a decorative pompom clips.

On the fifth page: I put a 4x4in envelope with 2 cards in a small pocket. Butterflies, flowers and die cuts to decorate.

Sixth page: 2 cards for 4x6in photos, a mini card. All placed in a white lace pocket for a charming look!

On the seventh page: I tied the page with a waxed thread and two beads. I inserted an interactive 12x4in page into the wire and folded it in half. I glued die cuts to decorate!

Let’s decorate the cover with beautiful details!

On the cover I made overlays with die cuts, flowers, wood, pearls and lace.

I painted the resin with icy glaze metallic wax and put some iced slate metal microbeads.

I bound the mini album with The Cinch using ¾ wire-o.

I put tassel, pompom and beads on a chain.

Little Birdie Products Used :
Metallic wax icy glaze

Hardware flower english roses artic ice

Hardware flower – Serenade, Ocean Mist

Aqua Medley collection printed cardstock Pack 12x12in

Metal microbeads iced slate my profile for more crafty project inspirations.

Follow my social media for more tutorials and courses:
Instagram :
https://instagram.com/vivianegiovanistudio
Facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/vivianegiovanistudio
Youtube :
https://youtube.com/channel/UCH965y6xSSocr77QzPDGX5A

Thank you for being here and until the next project!

Creativity is in you!

Live like flowers: simple and full of colors.

Viviane Giovani

Shabby-Chic Handmade Card

Hello Everyone!
This is Eva & I’m so happy to be creating inspiration projects for Little Birdie again. First of all, Happy Women’s Day to all the beautiful women out there. Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a very easy shabby chic card. It’s always lovely to create an extra special card with not having to add a lot of extra effort.
I created this shabby chic card using Little Birdie’s Shabby Chic Bouquet paperpack. It’s a gorgeous paper collection with beautiful patterns giving out a shabby chic vintage feel.

Start by picking Your favourite pattern paper in the ratio 7.5 by 4.5”. You can choose to add extra details by stitching the borders with some neutral colours and distressing them from edge to edge.

Highlight your card by adding beautiful textures using Little Birdie’s Mixed Media Paste. Mix some vibrant colours to make them stand out from Your backgrounds.

Gather all the pretty supplies You want to add onto Your card. I started by fussing cutting the element sheets

Then I went on to diecut some leaves, clocks & picked a few pretty roses to complete the layout.

Now play around with the ephemera & other embellishments and Your shabby chic card is ready for someone special.

Thank You for stopping by and I hope You found a little inspiration here!

Little Birdie Products Used :
Shabby chic bouquet
Shabby chic Rosalind
Whitney Amor Mio
Scroll border chipboard
Thin cut dies – Timekeeper
Mixed Media Paste
Misty Rose Chalk Paint
Craft Pellets

Drop by my profile for more crafty project inspirations.
Links to Social Media :
Instagram :
https://instagram.com/evas.giftionery
Facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/the.box.shop24
Pinterest :
https://pin.it/5EOKz2q
Youtube :
https://youtube.com/channel/UCkNSQN68tdni9jOxBeiI4qg
(https://youtube.com/channel/UCkNSQN68tdni9jOxBeiI4qg)

Lots of Love,
Eva

Art Journaling – ‘Magic Rose’

Hi all, I am Susana, a journalist. I am very excited today to share my very first post as a member of the Little Birdie Design Team!
Art Journal Magic Rose

Art journaling is super relaxing and help reduce anxiety & stress. I usually enjoy working on it when facing any kind of creative block. You can experiment with different techniques, background, cutting and so forth… it gives you complete freedom to express! Hope you too give it a try and experience it for yourself.

Little birdie crafts materials : https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/ephemera-embellishments-poppies-roses-54pc https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/decoupage-papers-a4-touch-of-nature-2design-x-4sheetshttps://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/silicon-glue-100ml

other materials : Notebook, girl sticker, stamp, memento ink!

I invite you to see my instagram @suchi_journalive, there is a video summary video tutorial 😊

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope my art journaling inspires you to create a beautiful art for your journaling using Little Birdie Crafts supplies! Happy Crafting!! Susy



Shabby Chic Bouquet – Oversized Tags


Hello everyone! My name is Jenn DuBell and I am very excited today to share my very first project as a member of the Little Birdie Design Team!
For this project, I have made two oversized tags using the beautiful “Shabby Chic Bouquet” papers and flowers along with some chipboard and other bits from my stash.

Here is how I created my tags:
First, I covered two large tags with a woodgrain decorative paper. Distressed the edges and and then inked them. Prepped the background by applying a layer of clear gesso. Next, I used a stencil to add a pattern to my background with Texture Paste.

Next added inks and sprays to the dry texture paste with water and moved to allow the colors to flow. Dried it with a heat tool.

Next, added some stamping in black ink using various texture stamps.

When creating with fussy cuts and other bits I like to lay them all out on my tag first and move them around until I get the composition I want. Once I have it, I begin adding the pieces with adhesive and foam squares to create depth and texture.

I added a second even larger black tag under them as contrast. I used a white ink pen to make a stitched doodle around the edge of each black tag.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:
Handmade Flowers – Fiorella Moon Light 25pc
Paper pack 6X6 – Shabby Chic Bouquet
Clear Gesso
White Gesso
I have also used some older Little Birdie Handmade Flowers and dyed some of the white ones to match.

Other Supplies:
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Various texture Stamps
Fabric bits
Microbeads
Glitter Dust
Pixie Dust Spray
Foam squares

Thanks so much for viewing my first project! I hope your inspired to get crafty!
Jenn

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Monochromatic Mixed Media MDF Panel with Epoxy Resin Embellishments

Hi to all the lovely creators!

In order to celebrate another year with you in the design team, I will share with you today a project that has resin embellishments and the whimsy look of mixed media.

Many times mixed media works start with an early preparation of elements.

So, first I will begin with a light and fun tutorial that will help you create Little Birdie’s fine epoxy resin with the addition of a pigment that makes it a little opaque (this time it is a white pigment).

You will be able to prepare in advance a beautiful amount of elements for your future projects

And the second tutorial is for the MDF panel that I decorated with the above elements and additional materials.

 You are invited to both tutorials on my YouTube channel

https://youtu.be/Cdtf32peCAw

More inspirational photos

Links to all materials

Epoxy Art Resin & Hardener https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Resin Pigment- Ultra White https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

MDF Wood Coaster 2mm Thickness https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/produc…

Acrylic Gesso- White https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Little Birdie Reusable Stencil – Puddle Patch https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Mixed Media Paste – White https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Acrylic Heavy Gel Medium – Matte https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Metallic Wax – Patina Glaze https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Metallic Wax – Icy Glaze https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Metallic Wax – Pewter https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Acrylic Soft Gel Medium – Gloss https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Metal Microbeads – Deep Marine https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/produc…

Metal Microbeads – Iced Slate https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/produc…

Silicone Liquid Glue https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Texture Brew Collection – Printed Cardstock Pack https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec…

Pearl Drops – Jade https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/produc…Pearl Drops – Dew Drop https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/produc

Hope you enjoy the tutorials

And it will inspire you to create

From me with love

ZVIA

Boho Style Wall Decor

Hello Crafty Friends!!

It’s Chaitali here, and I am so delighted to share my first DT project, a wall decor in boho style with the amazing Little Birdie Crafts products. I love to create home decor pieces with bright colors and Little Birdie Craft’s “Boho Dreams” is just perfect to create a bright and colorful project. The colors n flowers of this collection are so beautiful. Also, the ephemera with dream catcher adds to the beauty of this collection. 
For my project, I used the cardstock, ephemera and flowers from this Boho Collection.  Also used Little Birdie chipboards,  Metallic Paint, Metallic Wax, Heavy Gel Medium and White Gesso.

Here’s my project, “Boho Dreams”

Click here to view the full step by step tutorial to create this boho style homedecor. Hope you enjoy the process.https://youtu.be/XogiTh94gJI

Here are few close up pics of my project.

Little Birdie Crafts Ephemera – Boho Dreams
Little Birdie Crafts Ephemera – Boho Dreams
Little Birdie Crafts Chipboard
Little Birdie Crafts Chipboard
Little Birdie Crafts Chipboard

List of Little Birdie Crafts supplies used:
*Boho Dreams Cardstock  12in by 12in
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/collections/boho-dreams/products/paper-pack-6in-x-6in-12desx2-boho-dreams-24-sheet
*Boho Dreams Ephemera
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/ephemera-embellishments-boho-dreams-60pc
*Chipboard Scroll Border
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/chipboard-scroll-border-2pc-little-birdie
*Chipboard Square Frame
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/chipboard-dancing-script-square-frame-1pc-little-birdie
*Mettalic Paint Lime Crush
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/tinted-metallic-paint-lime-crush-50ml-little-birdie
*Mettalic Wax Antique Gold
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/metallic-wax-antique-gold-20ml-little-birdie
*Heavy Gel Medium
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/acrylic-heavy-gel-medium-matte-100ml-little-birdie
* Acrylic Gesso White
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/gesso-white-100ml-little-birdie
*Flowers from Boho Dreams Collection.
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/deborah-boho-vibes-10pc-little-birde
https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/micro-roses-boho-vibes-16pc-little-birde

Other supplies:
Mdf  Wheel Base 9in by 9in by the Mixed Palette
Gold and Copper Embossing Powder by Recollections
VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
Bronze Age wax by Finnabair
Lace
Lace flower
Thread
Beads
Microbeads
Tacky Glue

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope my project inspires you to create a pretty decor for your home using Little Birdie Crafts supplies! Happy Crafting!!

Chaitali

You can find my other works here:

Instagram Link:
https://www.instagram.com/my_creative_color_palette/

Facebook Link:
https://www.facebook.com/chaitali.dekhtawala

YouTube Link:
https://youtube.com/c/ChaitaliCreativeColorPalette


Junk Journal Easel Panel

Hello dear Little Birdie fans!!

It’s Tracey here, and it’s so wonderful to be back creating for another term with amazing Little Birdie Crafts products! I have always adored junk journals and the vintage shabby style that goes along with them, but can’t seem to commit to creating an entire journal, so I thought . . . “What if I create a panel in this beautiful style?” This lovely creation is the result. Think tea dyed papers, vintage style ephemera from the ‘Shabby Chic Bouquet’ collection, dyed laces, vintage sewing basked items, and gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts flowers. . .

Be sure to scroll down through the Tips and Techniques section to discover all the details on how to create a junk journal panel of your own in this step by step photo tutorial.

Tips and Techniques:

Step 1:

This easel panel started out with bold Valentine graphics. I found it a while back in the holiday clearance section and thought it would be a great base for a project. It’s about 4×8″ in size. All it needed was several coats of white gesso.

If you don’t have an easel panel, you could use a wood panel, canvas or even a piece of heavy chipboard cut to the desired size.

Step 2:

To get the junk journal effect I was looking for, I tea-dyed several vintage book pages from a variety of sources (regular book, dictionary, poetry book), a small doily, and some packing paper. I just used leftover tea leaves to brew some extra strong tea, then poured it into a plastic basin that was large enough for the pages. I dipped the papers into the tea, then set them aside to dry. If you want a deeper stain, you could dip them a couple times, or use strong coffee instead of tea.

Step 3:

Tear the pages into pieces to fit across the board. I used two layers of the unprinted packing paper across the back which I glued down, then tore a little larger than the panel base. I tore and adhered smaller printed pieces and the doily over that. I left plenty of space at the edges that wasn’t glued down, so that lace can be tucked in under the paper layers. The paper edges are colored with distress Ink to give more of that vintage feel. I even rubbed the ink lightly across the front of some of the lighter areas.

Step 4:

Next, dry brush over the entire piece with white gesso using a fan brush. Be sure to use a light touch so that the text and grungy edges will still be visible.

Step 5:

I cut sections from several pieces of old white lace that I had in my stash. I colored the lace strips with Cool Spa and Black Pearl Archival multi-surface paint. I only used a drop or two of blue and touched the tip of my brush into the black to get just a small amount to blend this more vibrant blue into a soft grey blue. I wanted just a hint of blue on the lace so used a lot of water to thin this paint. The lace is dragged through the watery paint, and set aside to dry.

Step 6:

I used more of this watery paint solution to color the creases and edges of the papers using a wash brush. If you’re not sure how much color is in your watery solution, brush a little on scrap paper first to make sure you have the color and light wash you’re looking for.

Step 7:

Adhere your embellishments. I selected several vintage pieces from the gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts Shabby Chic Bouquet Ephemera Pack and flowers from the Shabby Chic collection along with vintage buttons from my stash.

Step 8:

This ‘Swirl Corners’ primed chipboard fits the style and proportion of this piece just perfectly. The primed finish fits the design as well. You can see a couple vintage snaps I tucked in alongside the vintage button as well.

Don’t you just adore the shimmer of glitter on the Little Birdie Ephemera?

The vintage clock and bottle from the ephemera pack are perfect for this junk journal style creation! The strip of vintage hooks is also from my stash. You can use any little embellishments you happen to have. That’s the fun of junk journaling.

Here you can see how soft and pretty the dyed lace looks tucked in under layers of paper.

Here’s one final look of the finished panel.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Other Supplies:
MDF Easel Board – 4×8″
Tea Stained Vintage Book Pages and Packing Paper
Tim Holtz ~ Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz ~ Clippings Stickers
Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy
Lace Pieces
Vintage: Buttons; Hooks; Snaps

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired to use Little Birdie Crafts supplies to create a Junk Journal home decor piece.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

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Little Birdie Design Team 2022

Hello Everyone!

Are you ready for a dose of creative excellence, new techniques, and unique styles? It’s time for some new creative inspirations! We are always eager to share new ideas with you and who can do it better than our super-creative Design Team members? It’s time to bid adieu to our highly inspiring creative team members and bring aboard some new faces.

We are grateful to all our previous Design Team and Guest Team members Adrienne West, Avishag Alon, Dekodonka, Inna Brigantina, Janus Zate, Joanna Szczurowska, Mellisa Attad, Sarah Dorgere, Suzanne Wallage, Tamara Mckay, Wanda Pena, Yulia Pospelova, Zvia Bachar, Anushree Vaish, Emilia Sieradzan, Evanjelene Swathy, Gunjan Jain, Hilda Skerk, Jinal Savla, Kathy Wright Clement, Neena Arora, Saira Nazneen, and Sumedha Gadre.

We welcome our new Design Team members Alena Mogilda, Chaitali Dekthawala, Evanjelene Swathy, Hilda Skerk, Isha Noureen, Jenn DuBell, Katarzyna Paleczny, Lina Buhai, Sarah Dorgere, Susana Gomez, Svetlana Mikhalchenko, Tracey Sabella, Viviane Giovani and Zvia Bachar. We are extremely happy to have Evanjelene Swathy, Hilda Skerk, Sarah Dorgere, Tracey Sabella and Zvia Bachar continuing with us for another term.


Congratulations! We’re thrilled to have you with us.

We got an overwhelming response for our DT Call. But, among all, we were highly impressed with your unique creative style.

We look forward to a wonderful journey with you!

Little Birdie Design Team Members Introduction

Hello everyone, I’m glad to be part of a wonderful team. I am from Ukraine and creativity is like a charge of energy for me! I have been in this field for many years. I will be happy to inspire you to create beauty with your own hands! I have a lot of new projects and inspiration ahead of us. 

Hello creative friends! My name is Chaitali. I am from Mumbai, India but settled in Buffalo, New York. I love creativity in all and any form. I believe art is an inspiration for everyone. It fills the mind with imagination and the heart with joy.

I started Mixed Media as a hobby but, today it’s a passion! Mixed Media allows you to create something purely based on imagination without any limits and rules. I enjoy all styles; from Shabby Chic to Steampunk & from Vintage to Vibrant.

I love creating layouts, home decor pieces, altering and redesigning. I like to make bright projects, adore creating with flowers, butterflies, n laces and try new colors n techniques. I love challenging myself; keep experimenting and thinking out of the box.

Crafting gives me immense peace, happiness and satisfaction. I really hope my projects will please and inspire you! Love Chaitali.

I’m Evanjelene from India & I’m very excited to be a part of the Little Birdie Crafts Design Team. I’m a self-taught full-time artist. 

I always had a knack for art & crafting but only 5 years back I brought that side of me to my life. I’m constantly inspired by arts of various forms around me like mixed media, scrapbooking & journaling. Most of all I absolutely love bringing something to life out of nothing at all and in the process bringing smiles to so many people. I can never get bored of organizing my craft studio & when not crafting, I’m most likely listening to music.

Looking forward to creating fun projects with Little Birdie products.

My name is Hilda Skerk. I am from Barcelona.

I’ve been creating ever since I can remember. My passion for crafting grew stronger about two years ago.

I love designing Mixed Media Steampunk & Shabby Chic style and I also do Light Letters from cardboard (with manual or digital cutting devices)

Some of my projects have miniature LED lights mounted.

I use a lot of different mediums and stencils in my work and continuously challenge myself, experiment and try new techniques. I enjoy using recycled elements in my work. I often dismantle old computers and electronic devices, to get hold of elements for my projects.

I am Isha Noureen, the magic hands behind the Artistica tales. I am based in Kerala. I am a 19 years old young entrepreneur. It’s been two years since I started my crafting journey. I personally prefer neatness and detailing over anything in my projects. 

I have been a crafter since my children were little and I began scrapbooking back in the early ’90s. My crafting has expanded into papercrafts of all kinds, home décor, mixed media, cards, albums, and altered items. My favorite quote of all time is “Creativity Takes Courage” – Henri Matisse. 

I have a very mixed style and love everything from shabby and vintage to grungy and steampunk. I am a lover and collector of antiques and vintage items and often use them to inspire me in my work. I love to inspire others through my creating as well as doing live videos showing my process. I look forward to joining this new team and hope that I can inspire you!

My name is Kasia. I come from Poland. I have been doing scrapbooking and mixed media for 4 years. I like to try different novelties, so you can see different styles in my work. My work is diverse and I hope it will serve as inspiration for others.

My name is Lina Buhai.I’m from Ukraine 

I love to create, especially scrapbooking and mixed media. I have my own creative workshop, where I spend a lot of time creating new projects. I am especially inspired by beautiful scrap paper and paints And I like to draw illustrations!

My name is Sarah Dorgere, I am 33 years old and I live in France. I am the mother of a 6-year-old boy Noé and a 2-year-old girl Léa.

They are most of the time represented in my scrapbook projects. I have been scraping for 13 years.

Regarding my scrapbook, I make mini, 30×30 pages, home deco, tag or cards. I also started journal art. I am quite versatile and I adapt to all conditions. I am a rather mixed media person. I love flowers, paintings and textures.

If you want to know me a little more, do not hesitate to go and see my different creations on my Facebook or on my Instagram.

I can’t wait to show you my designs for Little Birdie.

My name is Susana. I am a watercolor artist and journalist. I love doing creative hands-on activities, they make me happy and motivated and hopefully they inspire other artists to find their own creativity. 

Hello, creative friends! My name is Lana. I’m from Belarus. Scrapbooking came into my life in 2018 and now not a day goes by without it. Even if I’m not scrapping at the moment, I’m coming up with a composition for a new project or mentally choosing a palette.  Most of all I like to create postcards, but I also make albums and various boxes. My favorite style in scrapbooking is romantic. I love delicate, multi-layered works. I am glad to become a designer of such a cool brand as Little Birdie!

I’m Tracey Sabella from the United States and reside in the Ohio countryside atop a hill surrounded by beautiful forest with my wonderful husband. Our lives are centered around faith and family. I enjoy all types of paper crafting and create a variety of mixed media styles from grungy masculine to more delicate feminine pieces. I adore getting my hands messy and sharing the techniques that I use. I’m honored and excited to be among the talented designers sharing projects created with gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts products.

I’m Tracey Sabella from the United States and reside in the Ohio countryside atop a hill surrounded by beautiful forest with my wonderful husband. Our lives are centered around faith and family. I enjoy all types of paper crafting and create a variety of mixed media styles from grungy masculine to more delicate feminine pieces. I adore getting my hands messy and sharing the techniques that I use. I’m honored and excited to be among the talented designers sharing projects created with gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts products.

My name is Zvia Bachar and I am from Israel. I am 56 years old, married and a mother to three talented and beautiful children.

I am a multidisciplinary artist and have been involved in art throughout my life in varied ways, both professionally and just for fun. Over the years I have also studied art and I am also an official art instructor. I am very fond of directing and guiding others in all creative fields and love passing on my knowledge to them. I also believe that there’s always something more to learn, so for me, learning never stops!

I love to experiment with new materials and am fond of recycling old things. I’m glad to be a part of this lovely Design Team. I am really excited and waiting to start creating with the stunning Little Birdie craft supplies.


We value the talents and ideas of everyone. Let’s make the most of this DT term and share some lovely creations with the world together.

Once again we extend a warm welcome to all of you and wish you all the best!

Vacation – Scrapbook Layout

Hey there crafty people! Welcome back to the Little Birdie blog and thank you so much for stopping by.

Today I am sharing my last DT layout for Little Birdie as the term has now come to an end.

I thought I’d do a travel themed layout this time as I don’t seem to do too many of them, I hope you like it.

For this layout I have used cardstock and some elements from 3Quarter Designs ‘Bon Voyage’ collection.

I did a fair bit of mixed media for the background of this one. I did some stenciling using black ink and stenciling using white gesso, which I then sprinkled embossing powder over the top of while it was still wet.

I also did some stamping using black ink.

I heat embossed the honey comb chipboard and attached it around my photo.

I created a flower cluster around my photo and also heat embossed some postage stamp resins and tucked them under the flowers.

To finish off, I added some glitter to some of the flowers for extra sparkle and also sprinkled some stones over and around the flowers.

I hope you have all enjoyed seeing my creations for the Little Birdie Design Team over the past year, it was a pleasure working with this amazing team.

Mel x

Products Used
-3Quarter Designs ‘Bon Voyage’ cardstock/elements
Little Birdie white gesso
-Little Birdie mixed media stones
Little Birdie ‘Honeycomb Chipboard’
Little Birdie ‘Arcadia Aqua Medley’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘Natalie Arctic Ice’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘Elira Shabby Chic’ flowers’
-Kaisercraft ‘Compass’ stencil
-Unbranded ‘Arrow’ stencil
-Ranger Distress Oxide in ‘Black Soot’
-Random Arts ‘Postage Stamp’ resins
-Couture Creations ‘Turquoise’ embossing powder
-Stampendous Fran-tage ‘Aged Marine’ embossing powder
-Lindy’s embossing powder in ‘Don’t Scream Aquamarine’
-Nuvo glitter accents in ‘Fresh Snowfall’
-Unbranded ‘Postage Stamp’ stamp

Cherry Blossom Altered Box

Hello creative friends !
Eva here! Today we will be altering this easy and super cute box using my favourite collection Poppy’s & Roses. To start, you will need these alterable boxes. I have used the 4” size ones.

Start by priming the box using white Little Birdie gesso using a brush.

Since the Poppy’s and Roses pack comes with a coordinating decoupage sheet, I adhered them to the cover of my box using the Little Birdie Deco Magic glue and left them to dry naturally. I did the glossy finish for my cover.

Now comes my favourite part – Stencils. I used this geometric stencil and created textures on my box base using the Little Birdie 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste. Gave it a red coat using acrylic paints but You can also go for the matte finished look using chalk paints.

Then to add more dimension and depth on the cover, I cut assorted sizes of rectangles using the Poppy’s and Roses paperpack and then started layering them.

To give the box more definition I used a lot of stone pellets, beads, flowers and other embellishments.

Here’s a close up of the different details of the box. Hope You enjoy creating these cute altered boxes.

Little Birdie Materials :

  1. Poppy’s & Roses paperpack https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/paper-pack-12in-x-12in-poppies-roses-12-sheet
  2. Poppy’s & Roses decoupage sheet https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/decoupage-paper-a4-poppy-grace-poppy-field-2desx2-4sheets
  3. Mixed media paste https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/mixed-media-paste-white-400gms-little-birdie
  4. White gesso https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/gesso-white-100ml-little-birdie
  5. Rectangle thin cut dies
  6. Handmade Flowers
  7. Stone pellets
  8. Geometric Stencil

Lots of Love,
Eva

Steampunk Wooden Box

Hi everyone it’s Hilda here with a new project and tutorial.
It’s an Steampunk wooden Box. For decoration I used Little Birdie chipboards, resin elements and colored with waxes.

I started sticking some lace on the top of the box and also stick embossed cardboard on the sides of the box.

Once dry, I select the chipboards and embellishments.

Started to stick them on the box.

To finish off I colored with waxes .

Thank you for visiting this blog post and I hope this inspired you to create something as well!

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Male Accordion Album

Hey there crafty friends! Welcome back to the Little Birdie blog – Melissa with you today and I am sharing something new and different.

I thought I would have a go at creating an accordion album (just because) and decided to make it a male themed album.

To create this album I followed Einat Kessler’s tutorial on YouTube.

To see a quick flip through of my album, click on the YouTube link below.

I hope you liked my latest project. Maybe you can give this accordion album a try too someday.

I will be back with some more crafty inspiration very soon, until then…happy crafting!

Mel x

Products Used
-Black card stock
Little Birdie ‘The Classic Gentleman’ collection
Little Birdie ‘Brick Wall’ chipboard
Little Birdie ‘Bling Fiesta Gold
-Twine
-3Quarter Designs ‘Precious Time’ chipboard
-3Quarter Designs ‘Miss Aeronaut’ chipboard
-Kaisercraft ‘Decorative Locks’ wooden flourishes
-The Dusty Attic ‘Industrial Globes’ chipboard
-Finnabair rust effect paste in ‘Green’ & ‘Dark Brown’
-Couture Creations embossing powder in ‘Chunky Aged Copper’ & ‘Copper’
-Lindy’s ‘Don’t Scream Aquamarine’ embossing powder
-Stampendous Fran-tage embossing powder in ‘Aged Silver’
-Ranger distress ink in ‘Vintage Photo’


Free-form ATC – The Summer Triangle

Hello, it’s Jinal! it’s October and I am here with another tutorial with another form of mixed media.

ATC are always fun, what excites me more that there are so many elements one can add in these cute, tiny form… ATC are usually limited to 2.5*3.5 card however free-form ATC gives you the opportunity to play around with different shapes

These are my ‘The Summer Triangle’ literally inspired by the constellation. It is actually the amalgamation of stars from three separate constellation i.e. they form a giant triangle in the sky composed of three bright stars – Vega, Altair and Deneb

STEPS TO MAKE THIS:

STEP 1: Prime it with white gesso, allow it to dry… Then apply chalk paints of your choice.

STEP 2: Use reverse stenciling technique when one of the star is still drying.. pick up the extra colour with baby-wipes…. you can even use background stamps to add texture.

STEP 3: on the branches/leaves elements painted with chalk paint and then used WOW embossing powder over it for the grungy and shiny effect.

STEP 4: Layer it with your embellishments- chipboards, moulds, critters, hand-made flowers.

Hope you liked my make for this month…

To buy the products I have used here, you can click on the link below and use my Coupon code to get additional 5% discount on your cart –

Coupon code- JINAL5

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/?ref=JinalSavla

Floral Card – Hello Friends

Hello Again!

Today I have done a simple card using the beautiful papers from Little Birdie Crafts. I knew I wanted to play with these watercolor type images from this paper pack from the day I got it! Take a look at what I’ve created and I’ll tell you more about how to do it.

To start, I chose three of the designs that sort of coordinated together. The pack is called ‘Floral Ballet’ and it has a great selection of small floral designs, large floral patterns and different combinations of each. It also has a few pages of large floral watercolor images & some sentiments and greetings in coordinating colors.

Once I selected my paper patterns, I grabbed a stitched rectangle die from my stash.  I decided to highlight the colors in the papers towards the center and the greenery towards the outside but really so many possibilities with this idea!  I used tape on the backside of the strips of paper so that when I ran everything through my die cut machine so my end result would be a stitched single piece in the end.

I played a little to figure out the best background mat color to use with this stitched paper rectangle by trying out different colors from the Chevron Aquarelle paper pack. So many gorgeous colors in this pack and I have nearly used it all in my projects this past year! I chose the lovely purple color because the center panel on my card has just a hint of that color.

Then I went to work die cutting my greeting.  I chose to use the lovely Alphabet Fun thin cut dies from LBC.  I did not want to keep them plain white so I opted to paint them after I die cut two sets of letters.  I did two because I wanted to be sure they held up to the paint. I adhered them to each other with liquid glue and then popped them up on dimensional tape to the front of my card.

Then finally, I added some of those 3D Pearl Drops in Candy Glaze to add a little something to finish off my card.  I hope you enjoyed my project today and I hope you’re inspired to look at your paper collection in a different way.

~Adrienne

Supplies Used:

Floral Ballet Paper Pack

Chevron in Aquarelle Paper Pack

Alphabet Fun Thin Cut Dies

Pearl Drops – Candy Glaze

**Please note, the Shimmer Paint was a discontinued product by LBC so I can’t share the link to purchase but it went so well with my project, I decided to use it anyway**

Decoupage Vase With Crackled Effect

Hello to all of you creative souls

Zvia here with the second creation for September.
It’s a decoupage vase with beautiful Little Birdie products.

In just 5 steps you can create a stunning vintage creation that will sweep up anyone off their feet.

And the enjoyment of the work is also guaranteed.

Aside from waiting for the materials to dry which is a bit challenging

The result is impressive and enjoyable.

  1. * Paste a decoupage sheet that you cut out
  2. *Add colours to the background
  3. *Use the two-step crackle medium
  4. *Fill the crackles with metallic wax
  5.  *Finally, cover with a layer of soft medium gel

You are welcome to see the full tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Decoupage Vase / Designed for Little Birdie Craft – YouTube

List of links to Little Birdie products:

Decoupage Paper A4 – Robin Garden:
Decoupage Paper A4 – Robin Garden – 4 Sheets – littlebirdie (littlebirdiecrafts.com)

Deco Magic Decoupage Glue – Matte: Deco Magic Decoupage Glue – Matte, 100ml – littlebirdie (littlebirdiecrafts.com)

Multisurface Paint Each 60ml Pack of 6 – Berry Basket: Multisurface Paint Each 60ml Pack of 6 – Berry Basket – littlebirdie (littlebirdiecrafts.com)

2 Step Crackle Medium-Top and Base Coat: 2 Step Crackle Medium-Top and Base Coat 200 ml – littlebirdie (littlebirdiecrafts.com)

Metallic Wax – Antique Gold: Metallic Wax – Antique Gold, 20ml – littlebirdie (littlebirdiecrafts.c

Acrylic Soft Gel Medium – Gloss: Acrylic Soft Gel Medium – Gloss 100ml – littlebirdie (littlebirdiecrafts.com)

Thank you all

I wish you all the joy of creation and inspiration

with love

Zvia 

Mixed Media Tags

Hello, Little Birdie Crafts Friends! How are you all doing today?

I’ll be sharing with you how I created these mixed media tags using various material from Little Birdie Crafts.

  • Step 1 : Coat the cardstock with some clear gesso.
  • Step 2 : Add some torn up book pages on the tags and add another coat of Clear Gesso.
  • Step 3 : Paint on some acrylic paint and metallic paint on the tags but leave off enough areas unpainted to show off a bit of those book pages.
  • Step 4 : Once paint is dry, coat random areas of the surface with One-Step Crackle Medium.
  • Step 5 : Once the Crackle Medium is dry, apply a coat of white paint over the crackled areas
  • Step 6 : Add in embellishments and layer them according to your preference, then glue them in place.
  • Step 7: Paint over the embellishments with metallic paints and brush them with some metallic wax
  • Step 8: Add darker paints within the sides of the embellishments to help your design pop out, then add in some micro beads and jute strings to finish off the design. And that’s it!

These are perfect little tokens to give to your friends and family or as trade cards with fellow crafters.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

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Bright and Fun Postcards

Good morning crafty friends,

I wanted to send out some cards, so I made a few with all the happy colors!

All the little papers you have leftover are perfect to make a cluster, a cute quote and you have the perfect card to sensibility as happy mail!

So use your scraps❤️
lots of love Suzanne

Birthday Flowers – Layered Card

 Hello Friends!

Today I have some lovely watercolor painted flowers for you using the Bloom Vista Stamp set from Little Birdie Crafts.  I tried to jump out of my comfort zone and do something a little different with my card base by choosing a neutral color and background.

To start, I chose the sticker from the ‘Floral Birthday Wishes’ embellishment pack.  I knew I wanted to incorporate this color scheme into my card so off I went to stamp and watercolor.

I wanted to share my watercoloring two ways.  First, I painted all the images using the Watercolor half pan set.  I mixed colors until I had shades I was happy with.  Then, I added some black colored pencil on top for some additional shading.  You can see the shaded version in the left side image.  I really liked how it added some dimension to the flowers and made them appear a little less flat than just watercoloring alone.

Once all the flowers were painted, I then die cut them out using the coordinating framelits that come with this stamp set.  I went to figuring out my design next.

After laying the pieces down on my brown card stock, I felt that I needed just a bit more interest to make the flowers pop off my card.  I went for the Chevron Stencil and some chalk paint.  I mixed the Charcoal, Walnut Cream and Orange Splash paints until I had a brown shade that I liked.  It’s subtle but I think adds that little something I was looking for.

Once I was ready to start gluing, I started adding foam tape on parts of the design to give a real 3D effect.  I left some images flat and used liquid glue, some items one layer of foam tape and a few images two layers of foam tape.  I also let a few elements overhand the edge of my card for effect.

I had a lot of fun planning this card and really enjoyed seeing my end result.  I just adore watercoloring and find it so relaxing.  I hope you get a chance to play in watercolor someday soon as well.  Until next time, have an amazing day!

~Adrienne

Supplies Used:


Bloom Vista Stamp and Die set

Floral Birthday Wishes Embellishment set

Chevron Stencil

Vibrant Matte Chalk Paint

Muted Matte Chalk Paint

Watercolor Pan Set

Lovely Card

Hi everyone, today I’m here to share a creation made with the ‘Shabby Chic Bouquet’ collection.

I created a card envelope in order to be able to slip a word, a tag or a photo.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Thank you for visiting this blog post and I hope this inspired you to create something as well!

Accordion Dream Photo Book and Card

Hi everyone, I am so excited to be on the blog once again. I had an awesome time designing for Little Birdie Crafts for the last 8 months. This is going to be my last post for this tenure and I am definitely going to miss you all here. For today, I have something lovely to share and inspire you.

I have made a mini accordion dream photo book along with a coordinating card.

I have used Boho Dreams Ephemera Embellishments along with ‘Boho Dreams’ printed cardstock collection 12*12inch paper pack for my project today.

I have also used black cardstock and colored cardstock from the brand.

Hope you enjoyed my projects today. Thanks once again for always being so appreciative and kind.

Stay inspired and let the creativity flow !!

Hugs, Anushree

Special Love – Scrapbook Layout

Hey there crafty friends! Welcome back to the Little Birdie blog – Melissa here with you today and I am sharing a beautiful romantic red and white coloured layout. I hope you like it.

For this layout I have used 3Quarter Designs’ beautiful ‘Forever You’ collection.

I did some background stamping with a script stamp and mahogany ink to start with and then distressed and inked the photo matting pieces.

I cut up some hexagon chipboard and coloured it with gold wax.

I then arranged some elements around my photos, using mounting tape on some to create layers.

I arranged the flowers and used some gold wax on them, and then sprinkled some gold glitter over the top as well and around the layout for some sparkle.

I heat embossed the title and attached it to the bottom of my photo.

I hope you liked this layout, I will be back again very soon with some more crafty inspiration. Until then…happy crafting! 🙂

Mel x

Products Used
-3Quarter Designs ‘Forever You’ collection
-Script stamp
Little Birdie ‘Rosalind Sangria’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘Chipboard Happy Together
Little Birdie ‘Honey comb’ chipboard
Little Birdie ‘small red roses’
Little Birdie ‘Red tulip stems’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘small white flowers with leaves
Little Birdie cream ‘Open rose’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘EMB flower bud cream’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘Marina Amor Mio’ flowers
Little Birdie ‘Gold bling fiesta
-Stampendous Fran-tage ‘aged scarlet’ embossing enamel
-Cadence ‘Gold’ finger wax
-Ranger distress oxide in ‘aged mahogany’

Fairy Box – Mini Book

Hello my crafty friends! Gunjan here! I am back with another interesting project.

I have made this mini book with “Celebrate Life” Paper pack and Little Birdie’s element sheets. So let’s get started…

Starting with chipboards of 11*11 inches and middle chipboard of 7*11 inches and closing one of 3*11 inches.
Further I covered the chipboard to obtain a mini scrapbook. Both outside and inside.
This seems like a box scrapbook to me which closes at the end 🙂

Using the hinge method, I made hinges to hold the inner pages with a gap of 1.2 cms.

Jumping onto decorating the front part.
I started off with Little Birdie’s beautiful lace on the left.
Some round rings from glitter cardstock ‘Bright’.
Adding a bicycle die cut on the side of the scrapbook.

Pearl drops make everything so pretty and also coming next to the gorgeous handmade Little Birdie flowers.

My absolute favourite flowers works like cherry on the top for me .
I have added these journaling cards/doily cuts inside the pages for personal messages or pictures.
I have left some space inside the pages while sticking it to the hinges.
What a beauty these journaling cards are!!!
Secret pockets are perfect for secret surprises and personalised messages or pictures!
Added some elements inside as well!
The inside pages can be filled with pictures, quotes, and ephemeras accordingly.
We are done with the pretty mini scrapbook!
Here are the final pictures with closer look!♥️🎀

I hope you guys enjoyed as much as I did! Tagging links to the products used below!

Art Journal Pages

Holla! Jinal Savla here…This month I have been experimenting with art journal and various techniques of mixed media… Let me take you through the process.

Step 1: Glued down 2 pages together to create a slightly thicker base and then primed it with Little Birdie’s white gesso.

Step 2: Sprinkled water randomly on the page. Used Vibrant shade chalk paints from the brand with combination of pink, orange, and yellow and blended them together.

Step 3: Used reverse stenciling effect. Before the paint dries I used a stencil to lift some paint off the page with a baby wipe.

Step 4: To add more texture, stamped certain designs/texture randomly to get the depth using LB – pigmented dye ink pad…also stamped ‘Dream’ on the right side of the page.

Step 5: Used Little Birdie’s Gold leaf flakes along with gliding glue to achieve the shimmer sentiment- ‘Shine’

Step 6: Die cut flowers using LB thin cut dies, watercoloured the inside, stuck it slightly keeping one over the other and doodled the outline with 0.5 marker.

Step 7: Added sentiments and a bird element along with sprinkled paint to complete the final look of the page.

Art journaling is super relaxing and I usually enjoy working on it when facing any kind of creative block. You can experiment with different techniques, background, textures and so forth… it gives you complete freedom to express! Hope you too give it a try and experience it for yourself.

List of products used:

1- chalk paints https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/chalk-matt-acrylic-paint-vibrant-60ml-each-6pc?ref=JinalSavla

2- Gesso- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/gesso-white-100ml-little-birdie?ref=JinalSavla

3- Stencil- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/search?page=2&q=stencil&ref=JinalSavla&type=product

4 – Clear stamp- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/clear-stamps-mystique-garden-1pc-little-birdie?ref=JinalSavla

5- Thin cut die- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/coordinating-clear-stamp-dies-set-bloom-vista-18pc-1set?ref=JinalSavla

6- Pigmented ink pad: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/pigment-ink-pad-passion-flower-p9-1pc-little-birdie?ref=JinalSavla

You can use my coupon code ‘Jinal5’ to get additional 5% discount of your cart.. Use the link below

https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/?ref=JinalSavla

Wishing you a happy weekend ! Stay Happy and Healthy.

Much Love, Jinal Savla

Mixed Media Tag

Good morning crafty friends,

I have made a mixed media tag for you.

I started with some gesso and then added a light paint. When this was dry, I added modelling paste through a stencil and made sure it was dry before I added some gold and pink paint.

When all the paint was dry, I used the stamp to add some contrast to the tag and splattered with black and white.

To finish, I used the papers and flowers to make a nice cluster and a beautiful quote.

hope I have inspired you, can’t wait to see what you create

love suus_creative

Wedding Box

Hi, today my inspiration is a wedding box. I used the ‘Amor Mio’ collection to create it. It is a very ornate and elegant collection.

In the middle of the box I placed elements cut from this collection to form a cake.

The work is decorated with paper flowers, leaves, inscriptions, which I decorated with turquoise colour.

I hope you enjoy this work.

I used:

Greetings
Katarzyna Paleczny

Romantic Shabby Chic Heart

Hello dear Little Birdie fans!! It’s Tracey back to share a new project with you featuring this Little Birdie MDF heart. This dreamy and romantic home decor piece is embellished with shabby Decoupage Paper, gorgeous flowers, and lovely Primed Chipboard Pieces. Mixed media touches are added as well.

Be sure to scroll down through my ‘Tips and Techniques’ section below to discover all the details on how to create this beautiful heart with Little Birdie Crafts supplies.

Tips and Techniques

Step 1

Select a sheet of Decoupage paper. Place the paper onto the heart to figure out where you want the design to lay on the heart. Keep the heart in place while flipping the paper over to trace around the heart onto the back of the paper.

Step 2

Cut around the heart leaving at least 1/4″ or so margin around the outline. This will allow you to place the heart onto the surface and make minor adjustments to the placement. Erase the line so it doesn’t show through onto your finished piece.

Here’s the patterned side of the paper after it’s cut out.

Step 3

Step 3

Brush over the top and sides of the heart with white gesso and allow it to dry.

Step 4

Somehow I missed taking a photo of this step, but it’s easy peasy. Brush Matte Deco Magic over the heart and place the paper onto the heart. Since the paper is cut larger than the heart, it will hang over the edges.

I had some lumpy areas, and rolled over the top with a brayer to smooth things out. I still ended up having some wrinkles, but that ends up working nicely for a textured shabby feel as you will see as we continue working. You may notice there’s even a small area where the print pulled off at the bottom of the heart, but no worries, it gets covered with mixed media textures as well. (I know you decoupage experts may be cringing right now, but my inexperience with this medium is showing. It just goes to show that we should try new things, and go with the results even if they aren’t perfect.)

I had some decoupage medium seeping out at the edges in places, and wiped it off with a dry paper towel, so that it would dry more quickly and so that there wouldn’t be clumps of glue on the sides of the heart.

Step 5

Once completely dry, sand in a downward motion across the edges to remove the excess paper. In the process, I sanded off some of the white coat of primed gesso, but like the shabby feel that gives the project so didn’t go back and touch up the edges.

Step 6

Lightly dry brush over the entire piece, except the bird in the top right side of the heart. I want the bird to be part of the finished design, but the flowers will add texture and color, but won’t be a definitive part of the finished design, the light brushing of gesso adds a soft feel to the background and even highlights some of those lovely wrinkles in the paper.

I like to use a stiff fan brush to apply the gesso which helps keep things light and airy.

Step 7

I thought I’d try something different for me, and sponged on white gesso through this gorgeous stencil. It’s a repeating pattern, so it was easy to reposition the stencil to continue the design across the entire heart, again avoiding the bird image.

I used a foam stencil dabber to apply the gesso. Since I wanted a shabby chic feel to this heart, the gesso is applied lighter in some areas, and heavier in others. I wanted this design to look as if it had been there a long time and was staring to wear off, so avoided a heavier application with crisp edges.

I just adore the way this turned out, and could have almost stopped right here, but knew how gorgeous the Little Birdie Flowers and chipboard pieces were going to look.

Step 8

Prepare the chipboard by applying embossing powder. I used an embossing marker to color the bird and flowers to apply the teal embossing powder. I’m not sure why, but this powder beaded up and wow!! I just adore this added texture. The white ended up being glossy and smooth, providing a beautiful contrast. I also used a touch of brown for the bird’s legs. If you don’t have embossing powders, you could easily use Little Birdie paints to color your chipboard.

Step 9

Since I’m going for a distressed shabby feel, the flowers and foliage are dry brushed with white gesso using a small fan brush along with a couple of stick pins from my stash.

Step 10

It’s so much fun to add in a few gears, so I die cut heavy 120lb white cardstock using this Cogs and Wheels Thincut Metal Dies Set. They are left white for this project.

Step 11

Arrange and adhere the the flowers, chipboard, and die cut cogs. I also added this sweet sentiment from my stash. A list of all flowers and chipboard can be found in the supply list below.

I adhered the sentiment first, then the chipboard pieces.

The vine chipboard is actually a straight piece, but had some give to curve beautifully along the edge of the heart.

After that, I finished arranging the flowers to fit the space on the heart and glued them down, tucking in the cogs and stick pins at the end.

It’s okay to cut things apart. I used the Gianna floral cluster from the Celebrate Life collection. It has three flowers along with chipboard and mulberry paper leaves. The chipboard leaves and some of the mulberry paper leaves were snipped off to place around the edges of the cluster, rather than being covered up by the other flowers.

Step 12

Add a cog and butterfly above the bird.

Step 13

I scattered and adhered a few clear rhinestones across the heart for a little shimmer.

Little Birdie Crafts Supplies:

Other Supplies:
Embossing Powder: Capri Blue; Seafoam White; Leather
Clear Rhinestones
Sanding Block
Heat Tool
Silicone Glue

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ve been inspired to pull out your Little Birdie Crafts supplies to create a beautiful shabby heart for your home or as a gift for a special friend.

~ Blessings ~

Tracey

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Mixed Media Lantern Decoration

Hi to all the lovely creators,
This time I created this piece, it’s a decorated lantern with a variety of Little Birdie craft supplies.

For tutorial you are welcome to my YouTube channel


 

More inspirational photos

Links to all materials
Acrylic Gesso- White https: //littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec …
Acrylic Heavy Gel Medium – Matte https: //littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec …
Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Tulip Bouquet Shabby Chic https: //littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec …
Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Natalia Shabby Chic https: //littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec …
Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Marisa Shabby Chic https: //littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec …
Laser Cut Primed Chipboard – Victorian Lamp https: //littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec …
Little Birdie Handmade Flower – Clarissa Shabby Chic https: //littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec …
Stone Texture Paste – Crystal Sand https: //littlebirdiecrafts.com/collec …
Little Birdie Acrylic Matt Chalk Paint Set – Bright Shades https: //littlebirdiecrafts.com/produc …
Pearl Drops – Dew Drop https: //littlebirdiecrafts.com/produc …

Hope you enjoy the tutorials and it will inspire you to create something similar.
From me with love
ZVIA