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Monday, April 23, 2012

Little Paisley birds

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Hi all, I recently bought a set of dies from Quickuts called nesting plaislies for the purpose of making paper birds I got the dies and then weren't real sure how to go about this until I came across theses gorgeous free standing birds that Jennifer had made from the craft Patch  I made a few of them just because they are sooo pretty! pop over and check these out ...... here is my version of them.


We are off to my nieces wedding on the weekend so I took these dies a step further and made them a wedding card using the bird idea. Really happy with the results! I used the largest Plaislies die for their bodies and the smallest for their wings with two different emboss folders. The beak was a heart punch. Below is a pic of how I cut the tux for the groom. His bow tie was done with two small hearts glued pointed ends together with a regular hole punch out in the center.


You can also see in this below pic how I cut the veil from the scallop oval punch.To finish the veil I added a glittery jewel.

The bouquet was done using the smallest rolled flower die from Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms and the leaves are from Marianne design creatables. Lastly I backed my card front onto the largest spellbinders die called Romantic Rectangles. I used an oval scallop punch out to sponge on some clouds for a sky background. I hope you enjoy these projects sit back and enjoy the video.
 Blessings to you

and a last thought

 So do not throw away your confidence; 
it will be richly rewarded.
 Hebrews 10:35


these are my latest crochet efforts :)  learning how to read patterns.

17 comments:

Мария said...

They are just lovely,Valita, as well as all your works! Thanks for tutorials and for sharing!!!

Wendy L said...

card is lovely and very unusual.xxxx

Kathy said...

I love these birds they are awesome,I didn't get to see all of the video, I hope you put it back on. I love love love your work. I just ordered the dies, to make the birds. You are so creative. Thank you for all the hard work you put into your videos. I appreciate you so much. Thank you kathy from ohio,usa

Kathy said...

I watched the video on your blog, thank you, and I love the croche scarves,beautiful!!! Thank you again kathy from ohio

Atelier hobbyboetje said...

Hi Valita,

I always love your good Ideas!!!!!!
I like the croche scarves Too
The dies from Marianne design they come from the Netherlands where I live!!!!
I live for you Downunder!!!!

Kind regards
Els Schutte

Heather's Stamping Haven said...

I love your videos and would like to find the pattern for the crocheted scarves you did.
Thanks for sharing. Heather

Karens Cute Creations said...

And yet again - a wonderful video!! :) My daughter and I are from Newport News Va (USA) and she loves to listen to your accent - and I love to learn all sorts of techniques!! Where did you get those paisley shapes for your birds? Love them - You are so talented...!

Karen :)

Karens Cute Creations said...

And yet another wonderful video! My daughter and I love to watch and look forward to them all. She loves your accent - and I awe at all your talent. Where did you get those paisley birds...such a great idea. Also - those tools that you gave away...I love those..are those avail on ebay for USA customers? - thanks again ! Blessings! Karen

Becky Green said...

BEAUTIFUL Valita!!!!!!! WHERE do you get your INSPIRATION???? It IS FUN to do other crafts too, isn't it? (I'm a knitter!) :) You did a Beautiful job on your wraps too! :)

Holly M said...

Just darling! I'd like to place these little birds all over the house. Thanks!

loly borda said...

The card is adorable! You never ceased to amaze me with your creativity. Thanks so much for sharing.
Loly

Patsy B. said...

Everyone else has said - and we just can't say it enough:) - YOU ARE AWESOME. Everything you do is absolutely divine! If there is ever any product I can get for you in the States just let know. You will have it as quick as I can get it!
Hugs,
Patsy

valita said...

Patsy thanks so much for the offer :)

ARTiMAGINE said...

Hey,

Its a adorable card...so easy to make, yet so beautiful...

Thanks for the tutorial...

Melanie@ said...

My first day back going through my favorite blogs in a couple weeks and yours is the first I visit and all I can say is WOW what an adorable wedding card. I'm thinking I'm going to have try this one as I have a couple weddings this summer. Thanks for putting on your blog.

Keti said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

Latenightstamper said...

I love everything you do. I am sorry I don't comment as often as I should. Your ideas are wonderful. If I need inspiration I come to your blog. Your trip looked fun too!
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