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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Pretty bird stickers that inspired a card...


I purchased these simple, but pretty, bird stickers at Dollar Tree. Like everything else in the store, they cost $1.00.

This is the card I made with one of them.

I cut a little branch with an old Quickutz die, punched out a few flowers and added my bird to this little scene.

The sentiment is also a die-cut, so this card was super quick to make.

My background paper was actually a sheet of white emboss-resist paper from Stampin' Up. I simply used some pink ink to blend onto the paper, and then I wiped the excess off the resist design with a paper towel. 

In this photo you can see how the bird is popped up on a foam square. I did a bit of inking on my flowers, too, and added a gem to the center of each.

On the inside of my card, I added a stamped sentiment and some stamped flowers that hopefully looked a tiny bit like the ones on the front.

I'm definitely going to use a few more of those birds to make additional cards like this. I will probably use the emboss resist paper for the backgrounds, too, and match the color of ink I use to the sparkly wing of the bird. 

I plan to take my Christmas decorations down and store them away the weekend after New Years. I've stopped watering the tree so that there is no water left in the pan by that time. It's always kind of a mess to get the tree out of the house, but it feels good once it's all cleaned up.

How about you? When do you dismantle your tree and store your decorations away? I know some folks leave them up until the end of January or even longer.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



designbydonna said...

Those glittery bird stickers are very pretty. And so easy to do a card not having to color the birds. I have trouble getting the colors right on birds. A robin is about my skill limit. Your card is pretty with that background. The bird and branch are just the right scale for a big sentiment. I didn't put up a tree so don't have that to deal with.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh wow what a great find - LOVE Dollar TREE, haven't been in since Christmas as I usually spend way too much when I go in there. But hard to pass up excellent bargains like these birds. Love the card.

Lynette said...

Cool bird stickers and your card is so lovely! That embossed-resist paper is very cool, too! We finally got our Christmas stuff put away on Saturday (the 2nd.) The last couple years we packed stuff up on the 25th and then on the 26th, as we left for Arizona immediately after Christmas!

Glittered Paws said...

So excited - went to Dollar Tree for Scotties tissues - and $30 later - well I just had to browse. And I found the bird stickers, and oh they are so cute, can't wait to make a couple of cards. Well of course always have to look at things for the little people, as well as my chemo buddies. Easter socks were in as well as some cute St. Pats socks. And oh can't forget my Juicy Fruits candy - and malted balls for hubby, and oh some rub on stickers. Doesn't take long to add up.