I’ve had several requests to do more things with the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set. Since it’s so close to Graduation for many I thought a humorous graduation card might be just the thing!
I’ve got to tell you these birds just make you happy when you use them. I had a really old stamp set from TPC Studio called Valedictorian which I don’t think I’d ever used. This stamp set had the graduation hats and once I saw that in my stamp book I knew the birds would be just the right guys to wear them! Using white for my card base I cut a standard 10″ x 7″ card, scored in the middle to create a finished 5″ x 7″ card, a little larger than I normally make but perfect to get in all I wanted.
I’m not sure if you’re aware but Spellbinders has a line called Celebra’tions, you must check it out. These collections are bright and fun, perfect to group with the birds. I used the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Solid 12″x12″ assortment pack for the blue solid paper and the one birds beak in orange. This paper is wonderful and I’m pretty picky about my paper. It scored and cut without a problem. I also used the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Special Occasions Prints for paper piecing the birds. Both these paper packs come with 24 sheets of paper. The sequins are also from the Celebra’tions collections called Sweet Dreams. (There are lots and lots of sequins in that jar!) I used my computer to print out the front sentiment to co-ordinate with the inside.
This sentiment comes from JustRite Stampers Bokeh Time set. Perfect sentiment for a new graduate! I used the Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangle dies for the mats. This is the first dies I’ve gotten that have the perforations in them and I so like this look! I did use my Sizzix Magnetic Platform with these dies, it’s just so easy with it to keep the frames lined up one within the other. To make the inside sentiment pop a little more I added foam pieces around the blue frame and then placed the sentiment mat through the opening directly to the card base. All the mats were adhered with Angel Craft 1/2″ tape. As I said on the video you should always burnish tape well before putting the papers together for this is what provides a tight closure. I hope you’ll come join me on the video as I share the start to finish process of this card. All supplies are directly below the video.
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Supplies in the Cut at Home store:
CMS212 – Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Bird Crazy
CR-02144 – JustRite Stampers Bokeh Time
SCD-012 – Spellbinders Celebra’tions Pierced Rectangle dies
SCP-017 – Spellbinders Celebra’tions Assorted Solids 12×12″ pack
SCP-018 – Spellbinders Celebra’tions Special Occasion Prints 12×12″ pack
SCE-001 – Spellbinders Celebra’tions Sweet Dreams Sequins
656499 – Sizzix Magnetic Platform for Wafer Thin Dies
TIM43256 – Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon
ACT1412 – Angel Craft Tape 1/2″