Monday, January 24, 2011

Love Birds

by Kris Hankins

Valentine’s Day is such a special day for you and your “love bird”. Enjoy your day.

Love Birds


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Bo Bunny Crush Collection, “Romeo”     ( BBP-P-03334   $0.89)
    • Bo Bunny Crush Collection, “Sugar”     ( BBP-P-03337   $0.89)
    • Bazzill Bubblegum Cardstock     ( BAZ-1-112   $0.59)
    • White vellum scrap
    • White cardstock of choice - made into a 4.25”x5.5” card base
  • Stamps
    • Sentiment stamp of choice
  • Ink Pads and Markers
  • Embellishments
    • Ribbon, Stitched Circles, Fushsia/White     ( MA-BT-14   $0.39/yard), 8"
    • Dew Drops, Clear, Small     ( ROB-DDS-clearsm   $3.99)
    • Heart Stickers of choice (optional)
  • Tools
  • Adhesives


  • Cut a 4” x 5.25” layer from the Bo Bunny “Romeo” cardstock.
    Attach this to front of white card base.
    Also, cut a narrow strip of the word “love” from the Bo Bunny “Sugar” cardstock.

  • Using the Sizzix Bigz Caged Bird die, cut a birdcage from the Bazzill “Bubblegum” cardstock.
    Stipple/darken the birdcage edges with Rouge fluid chalk ink.

  • Using the reverse side of the “Romeo”cardstock (love birds), glue a piece to the back of the bird cage.
    Trim any excess paper from around bird cage.

  • Instead of hanging beads or jewels from the birdcage, I chose to cover the holes with dew drops.
    I wanted pink dew drops, but only had clear.
    I easily colored the clear dew drops with a Copic marker.
    Glue the “pink” dew drops to the bird cage.

  • On a piece of scrap white cardstock, stamp your choice of sentiment/word using Rouge fluid chalk ink.
    I stamped the word “forever”.

  • Cut a strip of white vellum scrap (or coordinating paper), approx. 3/4” x 5”.

  • Adhere the vellum strip and strip of “love” words across the bottom of card.
    Add the birdcage to the front of card using 3D foam dots.

  • Tie a small bow from your narrow ribbon and glue to top of birdcage.
    Attach word/sentiment.

  • On my card, I added tiny dimensional heart stickers to the birdcage – over each heart that was printed on paper.
    This step is optional.

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