April 5, 2009

Glittered Bird Embellishments

I've been seeing fun chipboard embellishments lately and they really make a good focal point on projects. So once again, I came up with some of my own hand made embellishments. This time I used the cute Spellbinder's Nested Birds Nestabilities DieTemplates. I cut out the smallest bird using just white cardstock, then glittered my entire piece with Martha Stewart glitter (from Michael's or Walmart). I used The Essential Glue Pad from Papertrey Ink for the adhesive. The eyes are Dew Drops from Ellen's online store.
To add to the fun, I cut out some of the Spellbinder's Labels Four Nestabilities Dies and embossed them. I first stamped them with lines from Pine's Journaling Lines to get a lined notebook look. The branch and sentiment are from My Cute Stamps. I colored the branch with Copic Sketch markers. The glittered bird accents were adhered to the labels with pop dots. To finish off my cards, I used PTI Kraft cardstock, Cosmo Cricket patterned paper, Papertrey Spring Moss ribbon and Papertrey Vintage Buttons tied with twine. I think these label shapes are really fun and trendy right now!


It's so fun to dig into your stash and use those tools that you spent all that hard earned money on. Come on, I dare ya to actually use some of your goodies!!

19 comments:

Windy Robinson said...

love the bird and label--never thought to just glitter shapes like that. i looked at it and thought to myself "duh"-- can't wait to go get my glitter out! thank you!

yvette said...

I have tons of glitter I will have to look and see what drawer its in watchout chipboard pieces here the glitter comes and I have the essential Glue pad unopened. Thanks for the inspiration Mish

Ann said...

Wow! I really love everything about it--the birdie, the dp, the sentiment--all fabulous!

DeeDee said...

Too CUTE Mish! Love those sweet little glittery birdies! GREAT cards girlie! HUGS!

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Don't you just LOVE Cosmo Cricket? Your cards are precious!

lmangan said...

Thanks for reminding us to use the tools we already have. I love how you create your own embellishments and keep a stash of them. I was just thinking today I need to use my Cricket for some of the punches that "I need to buy" :)!

jen said...

Oh my heck this is cute! I love the glittered shapes! Thanks for more great ideas!

Leah said...

Love your card, so cute and the colors are so refreshing. I have a question for you, what do you do with all the lovely cards you make? I find I am making so many cards that I don't possibly have enough people to send them to and they are just piling up. Just wondering what you do with all your creations. I love your blog by the way!

Elaine said...

LOVE this idea, Mish! You always impress me...every day, every project...seriously. I idolize you! LOL

Thanks for the cute share and directions how to make these! I'm USING, really, I am! :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is darling. I love that little bird.

Jean Franks Beck said...

Those birds are TOO CUTE!! I will definitely try this! Thanks for the inspiration once again.

patriciad said...

Great card...but then again, what's new? Love the sparkly lil birdie - how tweet is that? I'm going to make an all-out effort to use what I already have - I probably have enough stock to keep me going for a year.

Becky G. said...

I love all your glittered embellies! This has become one of my new favorite techniques, I'm glittering EVERYTHING!!!

Dana said...

Love em! I love how you mix and match so many different products!

Jeanette - said...

These are really cute! I love the embellishments and the cards :)

Anonymous said...

Love the birds and colors you used! Weren't you going to do a tutorial on the pretty wedding card in your current banner? Did I miss it?

Creative Mish said...

I love that you glittered the birds! What a fabulous idea.

Linda Bandow said...

Michelle....love these little birds....and this is a terrific card. Thanks for sharing!

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