Saturday, July 12, 2014

Three Birds Hello

During my last crafty play day I made three of these:

They are all the same except for the color of the birds. I stamped each bird on three different colors of Lawn Fawn papers and fussy-cut them out.

Here's another one:

The birds are from a Simon Says Stamp set that's to welcome or announce a newborn (or newborn-to-be), but I had other ideas. Not necessarily good ones, but different.

Once I had all the birds cut out, I pondered a background, and ended up with my usual thing of coloring a piece of white card stock with blue and green Distress inks.

Here's the last one:

Since the two birds on the left look like new parents of an off-colored baby bird, I went with a Hello sentiment. I have no idea for what occasion someone would send this card, but that's not the point, right? MY point is I opened and used some Lawn Fawn papers. *pats self on back*

I had borrowed my friend's stamp set, and she didn't have the dies (or I wouldn't have spent all that time fussy cutting), but I've listed the dies below to save YOU some time. I'm nice like that.

Oh, look, I forgot to color in their beaks. I was going to make them black, but now I don't know. Hmmm ... Also, the larger bird's got a belly button, and I'm not sure I've ever seen one of those before. Still cute, but  ...

I still have a couple more cards from last weekend that I'll share soon!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So fun, these cards are. (not sure why this is in Yoda speak)

  2. Your bird cards are totally adorable Leslie! Lovely design and those bright, vivid colours are superb! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  3. Buahahaha! Laughing at Cat's 'Yoda speak' comment! Ok, as for your cards - all totally adorable. I can see these as being sent to friends that are far away. How clever of you to think outside the original baby announcement box!

  4. Sweet, sweet card! I love your adorable family of birds and I think their beaks look fabulous just the way they are.

  5. Yes! I noticed the bird belly button right away. I didn't notice that when Simon introduced these stamps. The pregnant bird thing was a little weird for me. Who delivers the stork's babies? Another stork? I need to know! And congrats for opening and using some Lawn Fawn paper. Time to celebrate by buying another packet of paper.

  6. That's very cute. I do agree about the belly button on the big bird, though. Odd. And probably too close to the edge of the outline to cut it out.


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