Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Flock of CAS Bird Cards

In my day-before-church-cardmaking panic, I am putting together some very clean and simple cards.  This group of cards  is focused on birds!  And, also in my day-before-church-cardmaking panic, many of these are lifted from others!

This card comes from JENerally Speaking.  I always try to change someting when I copy a card - different sentiment, a little embossing, a black mat - but in this case I like Jen's original better.

I got the next idea from Creations by Mercedes.  She does some wonderful punch art.  In this case, I changed colors, added wood texture to the birdhouse, and changed the "foliage".

Unfortunately, I don't know where to credit this one.  I'm usually quite good at keeping the credits in my file, but I missed this one.  The sample card that I have shows white on the kraft paper.  I added the sentiment and the ribbon/border.

The next card is the closest that I came to a total CASE.  Here's the card on Splitcoast.  My only real change is to use embossed cardstock on the bottom layer and a few black gems. (Truth be told, I started out with what I thought was a gorgeous color combo, with Peach Parfait as the small mat and PTI Fine Linen as the main mat, but my husband, while looking over my shoulder, stated that it looked like fall.  I don't want fall cards in the spring - so I changed it all!  Unfortunately, he is home right now and is spending most of his time "looking over my shoulder".  You should hear what he says when I try to add bling to anything!)

Because I truly am in my day-before-church-cardmaking panic, I am going to skip putting the "recipes" on for now, but I will be back on Sunday to add all the details!.


  1. Kim, you've really been a busy bee today! I love all of these cards...but I think my favorite one is the third card. I just love the color combo!

  2. Thanks for another great shout out, Kim! I'm going to have to start paying you for all the advertising you do for me! LOL!
    I have to disagree with you on your CASE of my card - I like yours better. Love the steeper arch of birds, the sentiment and the embossing. I think I may have to reCASE this!
    Love the third card as well. The white on kraft is really effective.
    Have a fabulous time with your church cardmaking group! :)

  3. The three of these are beautiful! How did ou dry emboss them? (Embossing folder?) Just beautiful!

  4. Wow, more gorgeous creations Kim! You must have a wonderful little stash of embossing folders - all the texture here is fantastic. The black, white & kraft one is my favourite. The line image is striking & the gingham ribbon accentuates the colours perfectly. :)


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