Royal Birthday Celebration Card

Hello, Friends! Your birthday is one day when you should be treated like royalty! And what better way to get the celebration started than with a beautiful handmade card? This Celebrate Life Birthday Card with gorgeous papers, flowers and chipboard from Little Birdie Crafts is quick and easy to make, but still fit for a queen!

Begin by making a 6″ x 6″ top fold card base. Then cover it with a panel of the gorgeous Celebrate Life floral design paper.

Next, stitch a 5″ x 5″ panel of the pink woodgrain pattern to a square cloth doily. (I found this one in a thrift store!) Center this panel and adhere it over the floral print.

Now use a circle die to cut out the bird image from the 12×12 paper pad. If you don’t have a circle die, you can trace around a saucer, small bowl or other round item and cut by hand.

Next we get to have a little mixed media fun with Little Birdie Primed Chipboard and embossing powders. Tap the chippies with VersaMark Embossing Ink. Then sprinkle on some shabby white embossing powder and heat until the resins melt. Add flat back pearls, a crown embellishment and a little nest filled with colored eggs to the gorgeous filigree chipboard.

I also heat embossed a Little Birdie Chipboard branch in the same way. Then I added pretty pastel Fairy Sparkle Whitney Roses and Fairy Sparkle Calypso flowers.

TIP: Add soft, shabby chic vibes to the card by dry brushing the flowers with white chalk paint. Then dilute the paint and spatter it over the card front to add even more of a shabby chic vibe.

Here’s a peek inside the card. Decorate a side pocket with a 3×4 journal card and tuck in a little chocolate treat. After all, it’s a birthday party! Then die cut a Little Birdie Oval Tag with your Dream Cut machine. Stamp a sentiment on the tag, decorate with ribbon, flowers and mini key. Now we are ready to party!

I hope I’ve shared some tips and tricks you can use to make a birthday card that’s fit for royalty.

Here are the Little Birdie supplies I used to make this card: Celebrate Life 12×12 and 6×6 Paper Pads; Fairy Sparkle Whitney Roses; Calypso Fairy Sparkle; Scroll Border Primed Chipboard; Spring Leaf Primed Chipboard; Happy Birthday Primed Chipboard (out of stock); Oval Tags Die; Dream Cut Machine

Thanks for stopping by! I wish you all a joyful and creative day!



Classic Gentleman’s Valentine Gift

Hello, Friends! Kathy Clement here with my first Guest Designer project for 2021. I’m thrilled to be back with my Little Birdie family for another term! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought I’d kick things off with an easy to make Valentine’s Day Gift.

I’ve used the ‘Classic Gentleman’ collection to create this simple masculine folio. The 5 1/2″ x 8″ base is made from one sheet of 12×12 paper. Simply trim the paper of your choice to a height of 8″. Then score from the left at 5 1/2″ and 6 1/2″. All you have to do now is fold along the scored lines. I added an additional 5 1/2″ x 8″ panel of designer paper over the base to strengthen it.

Here’s how to put this simple cover together:

First, trim a 4″ x 6″ Journal card to measure 4″ square. Then cut out the clocks from another 4″ x 6″ card, back with foam adhesive, and layer on top to create lots of dimension. Adhere this in the lower right hand corner of the folio.

Next, fussy cut the walking stick gentleman, top hat and playing cards from the cut apart page and add them to the collage.

Now use your Little Birdie Dream Cut Machine to cut out the filmstrip, gears and clocks from scraps of your designer paper. Tuck these beside, under and around the the other images. Treat Little Birdie Primed Chipboard keys with Metallic Wax and adhere to the cover.

Punch a hole at the top and bottom of the spine. Thread this with Little Birdie Braided Flat Twine to add some texture.

The inside of the folio has a storage pocket and a decorative flap page. To make the flap page, score an 11 1/2″ x 8″ panel of Classic Gentleman at 5 1/2″ and 6″. Fold along the scored lines to form a flap page with a 1/2″ spine on the right. Then adhere the blank side of this panel to the folio base.

Adhere a junior legal pad on the center panel of the folio. Then cover the blank areas with a 3/8″ x 8″ scrap on the spine and a 5 3/8″ x 8″ panel of designer paper on the right. I used another piece of paper to create a slash pocket for even more storage inside the folio.

Here’s a little video walk through of the folio with tips and tricks to help you make your own.

I hope you’ll have fun making this masculine Valentine Folio for the men in your life. My husband still likes to write notes down on a notepad, so I think he’ll enjoy keeping it by his i-pad.

Thanks for stopping by!



Supply List

Classic Gentleman 12×12 Paper Pad, Classic Gentleman Journal Cards, Flat Braided Twine, Dream Cut Die Cutting Machine, Film Strip Die, Timekeeper Die, Cogs & Wheels Die, Metallic Wax, Keys Primed Chipboard

Let’s Celebrate Life!

Hello, Friends! Today we’re going to Celebrate Life with a simple pocket style folio tutorial.

This 6×6 inch folio is made with Little Birdie’s “Celebrate Life” paper collection, primed chipboard, Fairy Sparkle flowers and 2 sheets of 12×12 inch cardstock. It’s another quick and easy project, so it’s a perfect gift for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or any event you wish to celebrate and document.

I’ve created a little garden scene on the front of the folio by layering primed chipboard, fussy cut images and flowers over a 6″ x 6″ Celebrate Life panel. A ribbon closure adds a bit of shimmer.

The folio base is created by cutting 2 sheets of 12″ x 12″ cardstock into 12″ x 6″ panels. The panels are then overlapped and joined together with adhesive. A few simple score lines, an easy accordion fold, a little adhesive and you’ve got a lovely little folio in no time flat!

The inside pages are loaded with pockets, tuck spots, pull out pages and lots of sweet little tags.

Cut the tags with the Little Birdie Dream Cut Machine and tag dies. Join the tags together with jump rings to create spots for journaling or small photos.

The large pull out inserts, each have room for 4 photos and a tuck spot to hold journaling tags. Create the tuck spot by adhering just the bottom edge of a punch out doily to the page base. Now you can add a photo and your journal spots behind the doily.

The video tutorial below will guide you through the process of creating the folio base, making the slash pockets, the pull out inserts and little tags.

It’s easy to adapt this basic design for any occasion! Just change out your paper collection!

I hope you’ll enjoy making this quick and easy folio!

You’ll find a linked supply list below. Thanks so much for letting me stop by today. I wish you all a day filled with joy and creativity!



Supply List