This was my Shoebox project that I prepared for the ladies at my table to make at the Syracuse gathering. I had this idea running through my head for weeks (ever had that happen? LOL). It didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned but I was pleased with it in the end. My apologies to my tablemates, though…I thought I had Artichoke paper for my card base. But I couldn’t figure out why it didn’t match my Artichoke ink. Duh! It really wasn’t Artichoke paper…I accidentally pulled the wrong color! Aaagh.
The card base has the fold at the top…and the bottom of the front is folded up to form a pocket for the bird to sit in. It is kinda like a pocket card only the whole thing would be upside down and the sides are not attached. Make sense?
The bird and flowers are a Sizzix diecut. They have a branch attached to them so we had to cut the bird and flowers apart. The bird has 2 layers of cardstock to make it sturdier. I wished I had some of the Tim Holtz Grunge paper…that may have made a nice, sturdy bookmark?? I haven’t tried that stuff yet…maybe next time.
The flowers and sentiment on the top were stamped with Basic Brown and watercolored.
You can click on the thumbnails below to see the magnetic part and how the bird is used. I diecut a heart and folded it in half for the wing…then attached some Basic Grey magnetic snaps which are sticky back and easy to apply.
stamps- Friends 24-7; paper- supposed to be Artichoke but I think I pulled Handsome Hunter??, Sage, Choc. Chip, Cameo, Blush, DCWV Green Stained; ink- Basic Brown, Coral, Artichoke; accessories- Sizzix Bird w/Vine, QuicKutz flourish, heart Nestabilities, SU! Photo Corner punch, Cuttlebug Spring Floral, Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps, Scor-Tape.
And here’s a photo of another one I made several weeks ago for that raffle basket I made up. This one has a bit of bling for his eye.