Welcome to the PPP November Blog Hop as we showcase alternative project ideas using the Winter Gifts Kit. The beautiful tags in this kit are simply amazing and can easily be adapted to help you create fun projects. I hope that our ideas will help inspire you to think outside the box.
For my alternative project idea, I chose to create a Winter themed card using the supplies for the cardinal tag. Years ago, my husband gave me a small glass Bluebird of Happiness and when I saw the cardinal in this kit, I thought it would be fun to try and create a bluebird from the reverse side.
I used one of the card bases from the Silver Foil Edged Cards & Envelopes pack (item #147900) as my card base and I added a layer of Real Red cardstock that I stamped with the small snowflake image from the exclusive stamp set in the kit, with Real Red Classic ink, for a tone on tone design.I sponged the reverse side of the cardinal die cut using a Sponge Dauber and Pacific Point Classic ink to create my blue bird. Using the tag from the kit, I added a piece of the Shaded Spruce Ribbon from the kit through the hole at the top of the tag and tied a bow with the Silver Twine around the ribbon towards the base near the tag and then attached it to the card base using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. For the sentiement, I used the stamp set from October's Paper Pumpkin kit to stamp the sentiment label, using Shaded Spruce Classic ink that was included in the November kit. Using the leaves die cuts, I embellished each end of the label, attaching them with Mini Glue Dots. I attached the label to the tag using Mini Dimensionals, placing it towards the bottom of the tag.
I added the sponged blue bird die cut to the tag using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals so that it sat just above the sentiment. Using Clear Wink of Stella, I added a touch of shimmer to the blue bird. To finish up the card design, I added two of the snowflake die cuts from the kit, to the top and bottom of the tag and added a silver sequin to the center of each snowflake. To create holly berries, I colored the smallest Basic Pearls using the Dark Real Red Stampin' Blends Marker and added them to the leaves at each end of the sentiment label.
As you can see, it is simple to create a non-holiday themed card using this kit with the supplies included and a few extra supplies that you probably already have in your craft supplies. I hope that you have enjoyed my alternative card design and I hope that it inspires you to try new possibilities with this kit. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.
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Oh I love how you colored the bird...brilliant!ReplyDelete
Thanks Deb. It was fun transforming this cute cardinal into something new. :)Delete
I love the idea of blue bird!ReplyDelete
Thank you Renee. There are so many options for creating different birds just by sponging the reverse of the bird die cut. :)Delete
Cute card! I love that you turned your bird over and colored it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Debbi. I love bluebirds and this was so much fun to try :)Delete
Great idea to color the bird! Love the angle you placed your tag. Super cute card.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sharon. I wanted to make sure that none of the embellishments hung over the edge of the card, so I tilted the tag to create enough space on the card front.Delete
I love it! I see more bluebirds than cardinals in the winter. Great idea!ReplyDelete
Thanks June, I love both types of birds but don't really see either where I live. :)Delete
Super clever to flip and color the bird die cut! Thank you for hopping this month!ReplyDelete
OH...I LOVE your blue bird! GREAT card!ReplyDelete