season’s tweetings

Hi everyone! Top of the morning to you! I hope you are having an absolutely wonderful weekend! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #37 – August Anything Christmas Goes! I created a clean and simple card featuring three of the most adorable little birds ever – and they are singing Christmas carols! These are older Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, and I just love them!

I created a standard A2 size top-fold card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and rounded the lower right corner. I stamped the birds, leaves and musical notes in black ink on a scrap of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and colored them with alcohol markers, stamped the branch in brown ink, and cut them all with the coordinating dies. I adhered the branch and musical notes directly to the card base and popped the birds up on small dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in black ink just beneath the branch and added a single iridescent gemstone for a little interest.

I stamped the inside sentiment (from a Stampingbella gnome sentiments stamp set of all things, lol!) in black ink and added a strip of light teal cardstock down the left side for a little interest.

And one more look… I’m so smitten with these little birds I can’t stand it! And I’m loving CAS more and more every day!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, GKD Ocean Mist cardstock scrap
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows stamp set, Stampingbella Festive Gnome Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- Aquamarine Collection, Rich Reds Collection, Fragrant Oranges Collection, Irish Clover Collection, Marina Blues Collection, Palma Violets Collection
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows die set, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Stampin’ Up Dimensionals, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstone

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up something you’re working on for Christmas! We can’t wait to see what it is! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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