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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Making a bird nest with your grapevine wreath die

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Hi all, well its been a strange day here ..... the weather has been strangely cool for mid summer which I guess it's good to have some relief from the humid days and nights.....I watched the Australian movie called "Jessica" with my girls, good movie but it left me feeling really strange about the whole issue of injustice for the rest of the day...... extended family can be a strange thing too, the first two I can figure out but not so sure on the family one, a little wake up call for me today to show what really matters I think. sigh.......

well I'm still playing here with my grapevine wreath die from memory box, just love it! I know I'm not the first to make a tiny bird nest like this but I thought I'd show you how I went about making mine. Using the grapevine wreath die cut I basically wound it up like you would a rolled rose. I had some mini fake bird eggs (bough ages ago from a cheap shop not real sure where you can get them now) but though I'd go with a couple of pearls as eggs. These would look great for Easter, Valentine or even a baby shower card. I finished my card with a new die that came in the mail today called Branches from QuicKutz or I think they now call themselves Lifestyle crafts. (bought mine on eBay) you get three different branches on the one die. I tore a piece of card stock for the tree trunk and added the branch using small hearts for leaves and adding the nest i reckon it came up pretty cute! anyway enough talk watch the video for all the details and enjoy!
Blessings to you

and a last thought
“The tongue has the power of life and death...” (Proverbs 18:21, NIV)


13 comments:

Shar said...

Valita, I love everything you do but this little nest could not be any more precious!! Thank you so much for the talent and beauty you share with us. :)

Catia said...

Lindo!!!

Beth Anne in PA said...

So adorable! I see you tagged it for 'baby Card' which I thought of right away too as soon as I saw it...lovely! TFS
Beth Anne in PA

Holly M said...

So darling! You're making this my new favorite die. Thanks. Holly M.

Becky said...

wow, this is awesome.

ednamburgess said...

Again, this is so cute. You have the best ideas for uses for the die. Guess I'll have to get one of these. Thanks. Edna

Sue said...

Your imagination is just so great! I probably would have never thought of the straight border from this die, and now a bird's nest how wonderful. I can't wait to get the die now. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

Craft Owl said...

Wow! That is so cute and wonderfully clever xxx

Leslie Strand said...

Again a marvelous work of art...love how you share yourself with all of us. Thank you, Leslie Strand

Kelly said...

You are AMAZING! You have a way of turning something ordinary into something extraordinary! Thanks for sharing with those that can't think outside of the box!

Donna said...

Love this ,and love following your blog, thanks for posting when you do.
I love this die and have been waiting for over a month for it, be glad you got it when you did!!
I can't wait to get it.
Hugs
Donna

Carol said...

I made something similar with acorn caps, isn't that funny?

http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2010/01/miniature-papier-mache-eggs-in-nest.html

Wouldn't really work on a card, however.

Carol

Lee said...

Valita, I love how you think outside the square!!!!