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Birdie Greeting Card

Don't feel far from family this Easter season. Send them the cute Birdie Greeting Card to let them know you're thinking about them. The spring theme of this sweet card is so adorable, you certainly won't find anything like this at the store. You'll need punches and stamp blocks for this Easter craft idea, but the result is absolutely stunning. You can add flower decorations by stamping candy wafers with food coloring. This unique and creative idea can now be yours. Take credit for the work you do and feel closer to family then ever before by sending them this surprise in the mail.

Birdie Greeting Card

Materials:

  • Ivory cardstock
  • Dark pink cardstock
  • Several pattered washi tapes
  • Paper glue
  • Bakers twine
  • Green crepe paper
  • Candy wafers
  • Tape
  • Spool of tulle

Instructions:

  1. Begin by cutting 5” x 8.5” piece of card stock with your paper trimmer. Run horizontal stripes of spring-themed washi tape across the cardstock.


     
  2. Fold the cardstock in half and crease the edge with a bone folder. Place the folded card on the oval Fuse die, with the crease on the left. Slide the folded card slightly to right, so the folded side of the card is just barely inside the edge of the steel rule. Place a cutting plate on top off the die, and run it through the Fuse. With the fold inside the edge, the front and back of the card will remain joined as its cut by the die. If you end up with two separate “eggs”, you’ve done it wrong.


     
  3. Use your Everywhere Burst Punch to punch away the tip of the egg on the front side of the card.


     
  4. Next, ink up your bird plate and place it in the bird die and cut/emboss/print a cardstock bird. Attach his wing with a dot of glue, and glue the bird inside the card so he peeks out of the hole you created with the Burst punch.


     
  5. Cut another 5” x 8.5”’ piece a card stock. Cut a border of birds along the top and run a strip of washi tape beneath it. Fold the bottom two inches of the cardstock up. This little pocket will hold your egg card.


     
  6. Cut a 10" by 2.5" piece of green crepe paper, and use your favorite Fiskars scissors to fringe the strip.


     
  7. Fold it in half, place it on the folded flap of the card, and attach with a strip of washi tape. Cut  24" of tulle from a spool, fold it in half, and wrap it around the base of the card with the folded edge at the bottom. Tape the end of the tulle down on the backside of the card using a wide strip of tape.


     
  8. Create a “stamp pad” by folding a damp paper towel into a small rectangle. Place a few dabs of gel food coloring on the pad. Press a clean clear flower stamp and block into the pad, and stamp several candy wafers.


     
  9. Once dry, drop the printed candies into the netting. Wrap the card with a little bakers twine to keep the candies tucked in, and tie off the twine on the back of the card.  Cut a coordinating piece of cardstock, slightly taller than your card, and glue your assemblage to this piece. Write a sentiment inside your egg and bird card, and tuck it behind the grass.


     

 

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