Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Christmas Bird

Here's another Christmas card design using up patterned paper scraps. You don't always need to use Christmas diecuts on your cards.

"Christmas Bird"

This card uses a Sizzix bird die to make the Christmas bird by cutting the bird from Christmas patterned paper and recycled packaging, then sticking the two together giving a thick, chipboard type embellishment. Some Baker's twine is wrapped around the background before fixing to the front of the card to provide a "perch". The background paper is embossed, stamped and coloured with distress markers.

Come back tomorrow to see some more birdy Christmas cards using this design.

Entered for the following challenges:
Crafting Musketeers - Christmas in October
Christmas Cards all year round - Getting ready for Christmas
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Our Feathered Friends
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas is Round The Corner


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely card for our Christmas challenge at Crafting Musketeers, Hazel, DT , also for CCAYR 'getting ready for Christmas' - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  2. Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

  3. It is just a fantastic bird you have made from scraps - scraps that we asll have too of.

  4. Lovely way to use your scraps, beautiful card.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  5. Beautiful christmas card!
    Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge!

  6. What a brilliant idea, fabulous card. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  7. Thank you for taking part in the Crafting Muskateers challenge.
    Good luck
    Jackie ( DT)

  8. What a lovely card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. A beautiful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. Love the new take on a traditional Christmas theme :)

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe and good luck.


  11. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Blogaversary - Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

    (DT Creative Craft Challenges)

  12. A really nice card and so unusual too! Love that bird die too!

    Thanks for playing along at The Crafting Cafe this month, Claire x


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