Quick and Easy Birthday Cards for the Little Ones

AW Birdy 1

AW Birdy 2

 

Good afternoon. These were another quick and easy make. I had to rush make these for a couple of little friends ready for their birthday party yesterday and got them finished half an hour before leaving – just enough time for the glue to dry – tee hee.

Materials:

5 X 5 inch white card blanks, white card for layering, patterned papers and plain coloured card to match (black, blue, pink, orange, green and glitter pink), waste mount board

Ready made decorative chipboard numbers

Alcohol ink pens (pink and blue)

Glitter glue (silver)

Happy Birthday dies (Tattered Lace), Lettering dies (Create & Craft Couture set), Birdy dies (Sizzix BigZ Bird #3)

How it was done:

The background mats were trimmed slightly smaller than the card blank and edged with alcohol marker to frame.

The bird body was cut from mount board and floral paper. The large circles from white card and smaller circle from black, to make the eyes. The beak and legs were cut from orange and pink card, and wings from coordinating plain card.

Lettering was cut from plain card. You can see what a rush I was in as they aren’t exactly glued down straight! I decided to add a bit of glitter glue to the foreground which helped to ‘ground’ the birdy but also helped to disguise the slightly off lettering and odd glue splodges.

I hate having to come up with a design in a super rush but it was well worth it. So much nicer and more special than a shop bought card.

Crochet scarf embellished with Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die cut flowers

AW Crochet Scarf

AW crochet Scarf Close 3

AW Crochet Scarf Close 1

 

I embellished this plain scarf with die cut flowers as a gift for a friend – she was delighted.

I used Tim Holtz Tattered Florals BigZ die to cut flowers from felt. I chose pastel colours and used the smallest of the flowers to give a delicate and pretty spring feel which co-ordinated with the soft and delicate yarn. I stitched them in place with a small sequin and seed bead in the centre to give a little shimmer.