Sunday 5 May 2013

Watch the Birdie!

I went to a Docrafts demo yesterday, and Geraldine Caruthers showed us how to do this fun fold.  I hadn't seen this one before and had itchy fingers to have a go using my latest purchases (I've been a bit of a naughty girl again on the new stash front!).
 It's made with a 12x12 sheet of paper, mine is 200gsm, a bit of scoring and folding, and a couple of small snips.  I love how it all folds up and the point of the flap tucks into the front square.
I used Papermania Spots and Stripes Capsule Collection paper to make the card itself and Papermania Home to Nest papers to decorate, all inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The die cut bird on the branch was made with a Marianne die and I added some gems for a bit of sparkle.
 This is how it looks open.  The image is a Heather Ellis digi that has been coloured with Promarkers.  I inked the edge of the topper with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Ink and stamped a border using See-Dees stamps.
The sentiment and bird toppers are from the Home to Nest A4 Ultimate Pack and I finished the inside with a die cut branch.  On the back, I stuck on a topper from the same pack where a message can be written.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Passion For Promarkers - #196 - To Die For
Di's Digis - Anything But Square
Totally Papercrafts - #165 - Don't be Square
Marianne's Design Divas - Going Girly
Natalie and Amy's - #9 - Things With Wings
Dream Valley - #56 - No Squares
No Matter Which - #9 - Things With Wings
2 Sisters - #142 - Bingo - gems, image, sentiment


  1. What a lovely fold Wendy, makes a really lovely card.

    Hope you are having a good bank holiday weekend and have some sunshine.

    B x

  2. This is fantastic Wendy and the papers are gorgeous
    Hugs Kelly

  3. this is just wonderful wendy - no wonder you had itchy fingers xx

  4. This looks great I,ll have to try and find a demo, wonderful card. xxx

  5. WOW!!! You didn't waste any time Wendy, this is gorgeous, especially the little image inside, beautifully coloured. Of course they are beautiful papers, love it, kate x

  6. Stunning design and papers Ginny x

  7. Piękne i cudnie delikatne!

  8. Beautiful Card And love the fold....

  9. Wendy, you know I NEED the instructions please if you know where I can get them from.

  10. Love that folded card Wendy, you have made it beauitfully. don't think I could remember it all after a demo would need a full picture by picture instruction leaflet.

    Wilma x x x x

  11. Totally stunning and so creative is your card xx

  12. so gorgeous wendy.really love your fabulous card shape and your colours and image are stunning.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Passion for Promarkers challenge ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. fabulous card Wendy, great design and a beautiful layout

  14. OH MY, WOW!!! What a fabulous card. I love how you designed it and all the folds are cool.

  15. oh wow! thats way too cute and that fold looks fab!!
    thank you for sharing it with us over on the PFP challenge blog
    hugs Lou

  16. WOW! what a beautiful shaped card, love the papers & the cute image!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  17. A lovely card!! Thank you for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week :)

    hugs Vicky xx

  18. Wat een prachtige kaart! Mooi met de gevouwen flapjes. En schitterend is het papier met de vogels.
    Bedankt voor het meedoen bij MD Divas.
    Groetjes Tineke

  19. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley x

  20. Stunning card Wendy - love the fold and super sweet image.
    Thanks for playing along at TPC.
    Debs xx

  21. A Cute image and a nice card fold ,it looks so elegant!
    Thank you for join us at Mariann´s Design Divas challenge this month.
    Hugs Artesania DT


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