Get Well

Hello and Welcome. 

This is another in my Get Well cards even though it says Hello in the sentiment. If I need it for a Thinking of You or Happy Birthday occasion, I can change it with the inside sentiment added later.

This card was an attempt to use a design from a 12x12 paper. I have a lot of the larger paper stacks, never really know the best way to utilize a pretty design on a card, and I don't scrapbook. Looked at this bird paper for quite a while, decided to give it a go. (I have a hard time cutting into a design, not really knowing what I'm going to do with it. So this one sort of evolved as I went along. Remembering that I had the birdcage die was a help).

Paper is from a large K & Co pack that I've had stashed away. Trimmed off a 5 3/4 slice of the paper - to be sure I had enough to cover the standard card front.  Die cut the robin & flowers with S/B Adorning square from the bottom part of the paper where the robin was. The red faux mat is from another large stack created by tracing the S/B outer frame used to cut the robin. As always, I removed the inside of the red mat using a S/B square, so I have that piece to use later. (I think I shall call these paper stacks NBUS - Never Before Used Stuff).

Used top part of the robin paper to cover the card front. I cut the paper just a tad too short on the length, so used an MS checkered punch (another oldie) as border trim to cover a white space at the top of the card.

Impression Obsession Birdcage (NBUS) die cut from a remaining piece of the red paper, as was the Elizabeth Craft sentiment.

Memory Box blue bird die cut from a paper snippet that had been made with Twinkling H20's. Gold chain die cut from snippet used for some gold holly leaves on an earlier card.

I rather liked the opportunity to make a card and not have to stamp & color. I hope you'll like this one. It's a good feeling to know I have a few cards ready in the event I need one, as I tend to scurry around at the last minute to do something. Sort of 'takes the pressure off'.

Stay cool if it's hot where you may be. Hugs


  1. What a beautiful bird! Great use of that paper!

  2. Perfect combination of dies and paper. This is a beauty of a card Mary!

  3. I do like it very much Mary. The paper is beautiful and I love how you added the birdcage. A really beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x

  4. This is beautiful Mary, I like the bird and the cage.
    Kevin xx

  5. Mary, this is so pretty and I love the way you used the bird cage! I'll be catching up with all your cards now.

  6. Wow Mary, I love this card! I always have a hard time with large pattern papers too, but you have used this one so well! That bird cage die goes so perfect with the robin!! Just beautiful!!! Hugs!

  7. What a great idea Mary and a great card. Love the cage with the bird. :-)

  8. Well done Mary - very creative!

  9. I know what you mean about the joy of making a card that isn't labor intensive, but it looks awesome! That bird paper is very pretty! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  10. This is such a pretty bird and a great card for the finished cards box!
    I love making bird themed cards too!