Warm as Toast Birdies

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #29

Not having made a Z-fold card in a while, when I saw a specific one on Pinterest I decided to try one of my own. I liked the idea of adding a 3D effect to the focal panel but didn’t have the right die so I used this border frame die from Papertrey. Unfortunately I had a bit of trouble die cutting it well and after 3 tries I decided to use the best of the 3 and hide the poorly cut section. The little birds are from a new set I’ve purchased from MFT’s recent sale. The foliage and PP are from StampinUp. I used watercolour pencils to colour the birds and die cut them once finished. The card was inspired by both the Pinterest version and the bottom right photo on the mood board. It is intended for some special friends who love birds and gardens as much as we do. And of course as is usual after I’ve completed a card, I now have an idea for using a different style frame and adding to it to give the 3D effect. Why these ideas always come to me after I’ve finished a project is beyond me, but that is what happens. Maybe I’ll make another before too long using the new idea.

The snow is sparkling outside as it is clear and sunny today. Don’t know how long it will stick around, but as it stands right now, we cannot get any outside decor done, because we can’t see where to put it due to the amount of snow. Now we understand why our neighbors had all their decor done by mid November. We live and we learn, haha.

8 thoughts on “Warm as Toast Birdies

  1. This is awesome Johanna. The z-fold and all of the design and details works so well together. Each section of the card is a joy to look at. The birds are festive and adorable. Yikes, you got so much snow and not even winter yet.

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    1. Thanks Gayle, glad you like the card. The recipients arrive on Monday and it sits on their bed waiting for them. I decided it was easier to give in person than to risk mailing it. And we still have a ton of snow outside even after 2 days of solid rain. But we may be able to add outside decor over the weekend if it doesn’t snow again.


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