Friday, June 12, 2009

Birdie Notecard Gift Set

Edit:  I made the labels card by putting a piece of folded cardstock in the the cuttlebug with the die.  Place the die over the fold just a bit... if you look at my pic you can see on the left hand side where the fold is.  You need to keep some of that fold intact so the card can open and close.   HTH!  (P.S.  if you use heavy PTI cardstock roll it through the machine several times to make sure it cuts through.)
This is the card that went the gift set.  I made this for my principal.  She has had such a rough year, this year.  I suspect it will only get worse as the budget crisis in California continues.  She is a lovely woman, who works very hard.  Even though we don't always see eye to eye I greatly respect her and all she has tried to accomplish.   Onto the card:  I cut it out with my nesties label one.  I cut a smaller label in rustic cream.  I stamped it (PTI's birdwatching) in dark chocolate and colored it up with copics.  The sentiment is from Mixed Messages.  I tied on some sweetblush twill and then a lovely aqua mist button.  But this is just the beginning....
Next we have the card folder.  I learned how to make this from a talented crafter named Samantha.  You can find a link to her blog in my sidebar, under my favorite reads.  The folder is made from two sheets of cardstock, sweet blush and lemon tart.  I stamped with spots and dots on both the yellow and the pink, but for some reason you cant see it on the pink.  I added an aqua mist scalloped piece for interest.  The closer is a wonderful basic grey magnet that I picked up for sale cheap at Big Lots.  The houses are colored with copics and that little bird is from hero arts.
Here is a look at the inside of the folder.  I have four cards and four envelopes in there.  Can I just tell you how thrilled my principal was with this?  I was so happy to see how much she liked it.


Here are two of the cards from the notecase. I just love how they turned out. I used PTI's birdwatching and sentiments from Mixed messages. I colored with my copics and added some cute button embellishments. Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Val said...

I think you've convinced me that I need to get this set. Such cute cards.

Lee said...

I have also just received the Label One nesties. Love it!. Your projects are super. How did you make the label shaped card? Would like to make one too. Still learning with these die cuts.

Melissa said...

Absolutely adorable! I love that little Hero arts bird with the houses! Great job! I need some lessons from you on coloring!

Cammie said...

These cards are so cute. Your coloring with copics is great. I'm still learning not to color over the lines. I'm sure your principal was very appreciative of such thoughtfulness.

Lisa said...

This is totally adorable!!!!

Lee said...

Thanks for your quick reply to my question. I'm going to try that card on a piece of scrap cardstock first.

Belinda said...

These are so cute! Love the fun shaped cards as well!

Claire Brennan said...

I'm not surprised she was delighted it's a beautiful gift! gorgeous presentation and I love your colour scheme!

Cheryl said...

You have made such cute things with this set. Great job as always!

Melissa Bickford said...

Oh my CUTENESS!! What an adorable gift set!!

BethieJ said...

Michele what a BEAUTIFUL set of cards.. I am sure she will love it!!
I so want that set of Nesties.. must WAIT since my PTI order is HUGE! lol!!
Have a GREAT day!

peggysue said...

i really like the color combination you selected. Cute little set, and best wishes to all of you in the Calif educational system.

Katy said...

Very cute card! Love this set!