Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Bluebird Wreath

Have you ever hung a lovely natural wreath on your door only to have birds make a nest in it? I have had that experience with Mockingbirds. At the time it was a bit of a nuisance having to clean the front porch constantly while mother bird set forth an attack as I approached the nest but in the long run, it was a fun experience watching the eggs hatch and the chicks mature until they left the nest. The wreath was ruined by the time it was all over and was discarded.

When I saw the inspiration photo at Inspired by All the Little Things #6, I was reminded of my Mockingbird experience so created a card with a bluebird nest in a wreath.

The wreath, flowers and tags were all die cut from either cardstock or DSP, the bird was stamped, colored and fussy cut. The nest and eggs were also stamped and fussy cut. The bird, flowers and nest were all popped up with foam. Everything was adhered to wood grain DSP and trimmed along each side with DSP onto a card base. The inside of the card was decorated with flowers and a stamp, "Have a beautiful day!"

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Techniques: Stamping, coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding
DSP: Adventure Bound Collection
Ink: Soft Suede (nest)
Misc.: Dimensionals foam

Close to My Heart Materials
Stamps: "Happy Birds"

Other Materials
Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy "Love Birds" (nest and eggs)
Dies: Memory Box "Grendon Wreath"; Reverse Confetti "Flower Wrap Cuts"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Misc.: Hemptique Beige Hemp


  1. Simply stunning Melanie! Your wreath turned out beautifully, perfect with the background panel. Love it!

  2. Wow, a lot of work went into this...all those die-cuts and flowrers...beautiful. Love the bird...inspiring me want to pull out that stamp set.

  3. Great card with so many pretty die cuts and bright colors - what a wonderful scene you created !

  4. This just screams "Spring has arrived!" The background is perfect for the wreath setting and the layering of all the tiny pieces within the wreath is remarkable. Love the bird - a perfect addition for this wreath. This card is a keeper!