Friday, January 29, 2021

Bird-Themed Cards

Hello everyone!  We have a cold day here in NJ; today's high is 28 degrees!  Very cold indeed, and super windy, too.  I am grateful for a warm home, and sunshine pouring in our windows.  I'm burning a Peppermint candle from Antique Candle Co.  I bought the bundle while it's on sale.  It smells soooo good!

I've got some bird-themed cards to share with you, and I'm entering the first one in a challenge called Tic Tac Toe.  See below for the row I picked!

K & Company bird sticker; Spellbinders oval dies; white lace; gold mirror cardstock; Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags sentiment stamp 

I used the bottom row, with a sentiment, embellishment (lace, bird sticker) and die cut (the two ovals).  Love how easy the options are on this whole board!

I'm entering the card below in another challenge called Inspired By... and the current theme is Tweet Messages.   

Impression Obsession Birds dies; My Favorite Things Bold Greenery dies; Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags tag die; The Greetery Sentiment Suite: Birthday sentiment stamp; cream twine; DCWV Coral Couture patterned papers

I was inspired by the bird sitting atop a branch.  I like that bluebird image so much.  😀  What a beautiful watercolor piece.  

Stampin' Up! Natural Beauty moth/butterfly stamp; Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Birthday; pearls; Altenew Build A Flower: Rose leaf cluster stamp; lace; pearls; calendar image of nest

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin 'My Wonderful Family' elements, sentiment stamp, yellow pearls

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin 'My Wonderful Family' elements, sentiment stamp

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin 'My Wonderful Family' elements, sentiment stamp, mint pearls

Impression Obsession Birds dies; My Favorite Things Bold Greenery dies; Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags tag die, Angled Labels die; The Greetery Sentiment Suite: Birthday sentiment stamp; DCWV Coral Couture patterned papers

The final two cards are fairly flat, with no pearls (gasp!) and no foam tape, and can use ONE postage stamp!  I am not accustomed to doing this.  LOL  I always keep a steady supply of Additional Ounce stamps, as I mostly make bumpy cards, ha ha.

Impression Obsession Birds dies; Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Accents flower punch, sentiment (not sure what set), patterned papers; lace

Stampin' Up! Garden Pleasures birdhouse, bird stamps, Weathered background stamp; Papertrey Ink Buttoned Up #1 button die, Skinny Mini Banner die, birthday sentiment; vintage thread 

I hope your weekend is peaceful, relaxing, or whatever you are most hoping for!  I am ALWAYS up for a weekend that includes cardmaking. 😀

Exodus 35:35 NIV
35 He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.

Thanks for visiting today!
God bless you!


LeAnne said...

These are all BEAUTIFUL! I do admit a fondness for that SU birdhouse (absolutely one of my favorite stamp sets EVER) but all of them appeal to this gal's vintage-lovin' heart! Stay's freezin' here in PA too!

LeAnne said...

Oh, and I just saw your Bible beautiful! God has definitely given you a skill for your craft! ♥

Lisa Elton said...

My goodness these are all so pretty, Colleen! You should check out our Inspired By challenge and pick out one of these to link up. It's cold here too, 19 yesterday and today! Brrrrr.....

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful assortment of bird cards, Colleen! I'm in awe of your use of patterned paper. Somehow I'm a lot better at hoarding it than using it! You use your God given talents very well!

Lin said...

Oh my goodness, I'm on inspiration overload here, Colleen! I love bird cards, too, and you've given me lots of ideas! Love the tree ones and that first vintage beauty!

Paperesse said...

Love these ornithological themed cards, Colleen! Perfect for birders everywhere!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Ah, bird cards -- my favorite! These are all absolutely beautiful, Colleen!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh my goodness what a gorgeous gallery of feathered friends! I'm so happy you found your way to Inspired By, Colleen - finding inspiration from the colors in our prompt is a fabulous way to play along - your card is darling!

Danni Reid said...

What a beautiful gallery of cards, each one is so special with your birds and butterflies. The colors and designs you have chosen are so soft and beautiful. Thank you for inspiring us @ IB this week with these beautiful cards!

Silke Ledlow said...

Holy moly Colleen...look at all these beautiful cards! You have outdone yourself! Each and everyone is absolutely beautifully glad you had a chance to join us at the IB challenge as well!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

WHat a wonderful collection of bird-themed cards Colleen! Thanks for playing along with us over at TicTacToe this week!

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