Thursday, July 26, 2018

Christmas Cardinals

Good Morning Crafty Friends!

It is Pam sharing with you today.

Great news CottageCutz is having a Christmas in July sale!  You can save up to 65% on Christmas dies like the one I am showing you today!

CottageCutz isn't having a new release this month so we are pulling out older dies and giving them a fresh new look. We are calling it our throw back month!

In South Carolina we have a large population of beautiful Cardinals.  I just love watching them out of our back windows.  They are such gorgeous birds.  And I love the bright red against our very green backdrop.  So with that said those sweet birds were my inspiration for today's card.

Design Steps:
 1.  Cut all of the pieces out of white card stock using the Cardinals & Birdhouse die and the second to the largest Nested Stitched Scallop Circle die
 2. Color the pieces with your markers then assemble the birds and bird house
 3.  Place the die back over the scalloped circle. Use a cloud template and a sponge dabber to create the clouds.  Move the template down and continue creating the clouds
 4.  When you are finished you will have a nice clean edge
 5.  Use a white A2 card base cut a red checked piece of DP 5 1/4 x 4.  Also cut a piece of green checked DP 5 x 3 3/4.  Glue the pieces to the front of the white card base.  Add 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 in pieces of red checked DP toward the bottom of the card
 6.  Glue the birds and the birdhouse to the scalloped circle as shown
7.  Using dimensional tape mount the birds to the front of the card and add the sentiment.  Last add a little Stickles to the birdhouse roof for some glittering snow.

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Lois said...

We both had cardinals on the brain this week, Pam. I love your card! That green checked paper was the perfect background for your bright red birds!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card Pam. I miss the cardinals we had in Oklahoma (there aren't any in Southern California)- they are such pretty birds.

Sukie said...

Gorgeous card! The cardinals look amazing! The papers you used are so fun and festive!

Mary Marsh said...

I like this die set- cardinals always look so pretty on a winter themed card - and I just love to see them on Christmas cards

Janja said...

Beautiful and peaceful card Pam! This pattern of paper is very nice.