Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Carol of the Birds theme Christmas card no 2 with black lettering

"When rose the eastern star, the birds came from afar...." song written by Joan Baez

Singing Christmas hymns and carols is a favorite way to express joy and merriment during the advent season! 

This card is sharing some merry with cute birds, glitter, and some mixed media embellishments:

3 challenges were combined to make this black-lettered version:
a. Jingle Belles 19:06 "Rockin' Robin" or use of any bird on Christmas/New Year holiday card

b. 12 Months of Christmas Link Up blog March 2019 challenge using 3 brads, buttons, and/or bows (or mix and match)

c. Sketchy Saturday #42 challenge by Laurel Seabrook Designs

sketch #42=

my sketch interpretation in card form with a slightly different angle than the top photo--

Design notes:
a. For Sk Sat= I have 3 sections created by 2 kraft snowflake accented tag labels (YES! So easy to apply!) with a sticky note type tag for the sentiment "MERRY"
b. Instead of the shamrock, I have a red glitter bow sticker in opposite location
c. I have a base cardstock (called "marshmallow" white) with a dark green watercolor/mottled cardstock section and a pink dot on red print paper section on top of that.
d. JB's theme was a bird and I have birds on the sticker and I stenciled the bird in the bottom section
e. 12 M of C theme was 3 of brads, buttons, and /or bows= I've used (1) black thread tied bow; (2) red glitter bow sticker; and (3) red glitter heart on gold clothespin that is acting like a brad fastener.
f. a subtle little difference I added for this card was to mark a little black dot in the center of all the white snowflakes on the kraft tag labels. So they are not daisies, they are actually snowflakes (I just have a lousy cell phone camera function!)

I love the mixed media approach to getting the challenges combined together. It has certainly made an unique Christmas card!

Becca S


  1. The birdie stencil is so fun ...pretty little snowflake background too ... so glad you joined us again at Jingle Belles with your fun birdie design.

    1. Thanks, Stef, for checking out my submission for JB! I enjoyed the theme for this challenge!

  2. i love that your second card combines the same ingredients in a different way... such a clever way to avoid traditional mass-producing! thanks for celebrating season's tweetings with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)


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