Romantic Card with Poppies and Roses

Hello Little Birdie friends, Maggi here today to share a pretty romantic card with you.

I used the Poppies and Roses Collection and some beautiful Little Birdie blooms to craft this card.

Tutorial

To make this card, begin by cutting a piece of cardstock 10 1/2″ x 8″ and score at 5 1/4″.  This is the base of the card.


Next cut 3 pieces of design paper 5″ x 7 3/4″ for the front cover and the insides of the card.  Adhere to the front and insides of the card.

Front

Inside (with a punch out doily ahered on the left side)

Then using a script mask, stencil on some words on the left side of the card.  (See the 2nd photo below.)  After the masking paste dries, swipe some red ink over the stenciling.  (I used Distress Fired Brick ink.)

While the stenciling is drying, select two journaling cards and distress and ink the edges.  Layer one journal card over the other and pop up the top card.

Place an ornate piece of chipboard on the right side and then add the journaling cards.

Here you can see how the journal card on top is popped up.

Now it is time to add some beautiful blooms, leaves, and fussy cuts.  I fussy cut a clock face and butterflies from the Elements Sheet included in the paper pack.

Now you have a beautiful card to gift to a cherished friend.

Supplies from Little Birdie Crafts
Poppies and Roses 12 x 12  Paper Pack
Stencil 10x18cm, 1pc -Script
Mixed Media Paste White
Chipboard
Rooney Love and Roses 23pc
Tania Love and Roses 6pc


Thank you for joining me today!  Hope you have a great crafty day.





Pretty in Pink Layout with Celebrate Life

Hello Little Birdie friends! Maggi here with you today to share a sweet baby layout that I made using the ‘Celebrate Life’ collection. A new baby is always a reason for celebration and ‘Celebrate Life’ is such a gorgeous collection to scrap those pretty in pink sweet baby girls!

I made this to fit into an 9″ x 8″ album that I am making. So I cut my base layer down to that size and added a solid pink layer that is 8″ x 7″.

Next I stenciled a pattern on the pink layer.
I matted the photos with papers from the 6 x 6inch pad so they would stand out on the layout. If you are using a patterned busy paper as the layer beneath your photos, it really helps to give the photo(s) definition by matting them. Otherwise the patterned paper and the photos tend to “fight” with each other.

Then comes my favorite part, adding pretty Little Birdie blooms! Since I am putting this layout in an album, I wanted to keep it as flat as I could so I chose small blooms but they are so dainty, perfect for a sweet little princess baby!

I used butterflies from the ‘Celebrate Life’ element sheet to finish off the layout. The element sheets are great diecut pieces that are perfect for tucking in here and there. You can see in the photo above, how I tucked flower diecuts underneath my dimensional flowers and tags underneath the photos.

Products from Little Birdie Crafts

Celebrate Life 12 x 12 Paper Pack
Celebrate Life 6 x 6 Paper Pack
Celebrate Life Elements
Rectangles Stencil (no longer available, another stencil would work as well)

Mixed Media Paste White

Nora Celebrate Life 6pc

Thanks for joining me today! 

Mixed Media Pop-up Card

Hello Little Birdie fans, Maggi here to share a floral card with a surprise inside.  I used Little Birdie’s ‘Birds and Berries’ 6 x 6″  and 12 x 12″ paper packs and a sheet of coordinating cardstock to create this card.

When you open the card, a delightful floral panel pops up to surprise the recipient of this pretty card.  (The card mechanism for the pop up was made with Twist Panel Pop-up dies from Karen Burniston).

The Card Front
Let’s take a look at the layering techniques I used on the front of the card.
I selected two sheets of paper from the Birds and Berries 6 x 6 inch pack and cut to 4 3/4″ square and 4 1/2″ square.  I distressed the edges and layered the smaller piece over the larger piece.  Then I used a honeycomb mask and stenciled the design with Little Birdie’s Mixed Media Paste.

Next I randomly cut pieces off the Honey Comb chipboard so that it’s shape would be irregular and then lightly painted over the piece with white gesso.  After it was dry, I adhered it to the left side of my card.

I selected one of the doiles from the 12 x 12 inch paper pack and adhered to the front, at the centre.  Notice that I cut a piece out on the right.  I did this so that my flowers would nestle better.

Sometimes I deconstruct a flower so that I can snug it under the papers and other flowers.  I removed the two petal layers at the back, from this flower and cut them in half so that I could push them under the doily.

I placed my flower piece and added a bed of leaves before adhering the flowers.

I  fussy cut a sentiment from the elements paper in the 12 x 12 inch paper pack and adhered it to the front. To finish off the card and give it a shabby appearance I dry brushed white gesso over the flowers and the card.

To make the pretty pop up cards inside, I fussy cut images from the elements sheet and adhered to scalloped die-cut papers from the collection.

That’s it.  I hope that my layering tips will help you with your designs!  Thanks for joining me today.

Supplies from Little Birdie Crafts


Maggi xoxo