Cottage Cutz Scrap Paper Love Birds

Hiya! Thanks for joining me this afternoon, and let me extend a warm welcome to a new follower, Dr. Sonia of Cards, Crafts, Kids Projects. Not only does Sonia have some delicious projects to enjoy, but her young, very talented daughter, also has some lovely things to share as well. Do visit these sweet ladies for a big craft treat.

Also a reminder that today my 3 TCBH taggees will be sharing a biographical post with you, so do please find time to visit Brenda, Veerle  and Irish Cherokee's The Creative Blog Hop. I think you'll love getting to know more about each of these crafters, just as I have done.

EDIT:  I didn't realize that Irish Cherokee's DW (Miss Jill of Ribbon Challenged) was going to do a TCBH post as well. I'm sure IC told me, but sometimes my brain doesn't click in when it should! I just read Irish Cherokee's fabulous post, and then visited Ribbon Challenged too. Don't - please don't - miss reading these 4 extremely wonderful posts of The Creative Blog Hop today. I promise, you will find them very inspiring to read & worthwhile getting to know these talented & passionate crafters!

Here's today's card:

- Cottage Cutz Love Birds die using some of the Dylusions scrap paper - which is a heavier sort of tissue paper that is wrapped around breakable items or sometimes used for stuffing in shipments of craft orders. Not exactly sure what it's called, but I save it to line the table or box, when I'm working with  Dylusions or other sprays. Sometimes the colors left on the paper are so pretty that I just hate to toss in the trash. These birds have been floating around on the desk for months. After die cutting, used Ranger Black enamel to make the eyes (these were just holes and looked rather odd). It took several layers of the enamel to build up enough to look like 'eyes'. After assembling the parts to make each bird, used Glossy Accents on different sections, allowing that section to dry well before proceeding. Birds (could these be rightly called snippets since it was waste paper?) were mounted on another snippet of sponged, embossed white cardstock.

- Cut blue glitter mat to fit the embossed piece, then adhered this to a mustard dot 6x6 paper which covers the card base.

- sticker heart (since it's love birds) and snippet die cut bird house (IO die) from another project.

- lace trim is also a snippet of white lace that had been sprayed for another project. Didn't like the way the colors turned out, so used something else. It was handy, and sort of hides an uneven edge at the bottom of the blue glitter paper! (At least I hope it hides the boo-boo!).

An appropriate inside verse will determine the use for this card. I think it's kinda cute! First time I've  not smeared or smudged something while working with GA.  The die is nice, but the thin paper made it a bit fiddly when trying to adhere and not tear pieces while assembling the birds. The hardened GA made the piece more sturdy when mounting to the background, thankfully.

Thanks for your visit this afternoon. Have a wonderful Monday, and come again when you can. Hugs/


Jacee said...

How adorable Mary, those birds are absolutely gorgeous!
Hugs Jacee
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Sue said...

What a cute card.

Hope you have had a good day.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary.
it's me again.
Just thought I would comment on you love birds.
They are very lovely and such a great idea.
I do like your wonderful dies used.
Good job I don't live next door to you I would be on the borrow all the time.
Sounds very fiddly the eyes.
Well I have a little story to tell you about love birds.
I owned 2 and they used to drive my DH mad with their chatter so I gave them to my sister, who lives in Wales, and that's 208 miles away from in Kent.
She went on holiday and left them with my Dad in Wales.
Now he was carrying the cages to his house, and one escaped.
Could not find it anywhere.
My sister came home from her holiday, and a couple of days later it was sat outside her patio doors.
Just amazing how it survived and found it's way back to her.
Sorry about the long winded comments today.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, loving the image and design

Patricia xx

Lisa said...

What an adorable card, Mary!! The birds are so cute!! Love the colors!! They look amazing!! Have a great day :)

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Donna Ellis said...

oh, Mary! your CC birdies are WONDERFUL! How interesting and colorfully artsy! Your array of techniques utilized in this card is pure delight! Love everything - the dots on dots, the amazing color choices, the cute bird house, the cool branch and even the earthy ribbon and pearls! Wow! xo

Veerle said...

Such a lovely card Mary, love the lace at the bottom.
Thanks for your sweet message on my TCBH post. Big hug, love, Veerle x x x

BTW seconds before I made this post public I got my 50th follower so indeed up to the 100 hope I will succeed in this, would be awesome !!

Veerle said...

Such a lovely card Mary, love the lace at the bottom.
Thanks for your sweet message on my TCBH post. Big hug, love, Veerle x x x

BTW seconds before I made this post public I got my 50th follower so indeed up to the 100 hope I will succeed in this, would be awesome !!

jimlynn said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! Love the little birds and what a great way to use up that paper you had. Much better than just throwing it away and it really gave these little guys a different look. Love the pearls too!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, the images are gorgeous, love the colours.

Kath x

Irish Cherokee said...

What a clever way to recycle that paper. The birds look similar to painted buntings. Beautifully done Mary. - Jim

Benzi said...

Oh my goodness, I love those birds and what a delightful creation. I know what you mean about the Glossy Accents. I somehow just about always smudge it on something. Really love this card, Mary.

aussie aNNie said...

Love birds dies are just gorgeous as are the colours you have used not used the gelli yet, too much going on at the moment but when I do you will know by the mess I made.xxxx
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Maxine D said...

Wonderful card Mary - the birds are fabulous, and I love the way you let them take centre stage.

Petra Swart said...

This is just sooo very cute, Mary!! I love the lace and pearls you have added to round it off so nicely and the little bird house and heart looks lovely!!

Pumpy said...

Fabulous card the birds are really great love them.

nwilliams6 said...

Your birds are amazing! What fun your card is - love it!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love how you make super cards out of "just snippets". You shall be named the "Snippet Queen"! This is so adorable and such perseverance to get the lovely eyes. Love that die -they are a couple of classy, glossy love birds.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, thanks for following me, and for your lovely comment.
Your card is brillant, love the birdies and your lovely embellishments, take care, Kate x

Pat said...

I love these cute CC birds Mary, and love the mixture of colours. I have found that some of my scraps look better than what I set out to do in the first place What a beautiful colour the lace with the pearls is and also love the dotty paper and dots EF, they complement each other perfectly. x

Sue said...

Such a lovely card Mary lots of huggles Sue xxx

Pippa said...

Hi Mary, back from holiday and slowly getting around to catching up in blog land! Another great card, those birds look very cute. x

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Momma Mary, this is one cute, cute, cute card! I love those love birds and it just amazes me that they are from left over spray catching packing paper!!! That is so clever to me. Anyway this card just couldn't have turn out any cuter. Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

What wonderful birds and made from scraps! Love that little birdhouse and the heart too!

Sandy said...

This is soooo cute Mary - I love it!!
Sandy xx

Sheila H said...

Those birds are just gorgeous - great use of snippets, Mary. And I love how you made the eyes.

Sarah said...

Your scrap paper is beautiful and those birds are really cute. I like how the embossed white paper mimics the pattern of the card base.

JD/ Jill said...

What an adorable image with those birdies...and you made a sweet card with them.

Desire Fourie said...

Just loving the chirpy birdies. Great design.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}