introducing little bitty bird and fillable frames #11
delay in the sale of little bitty bird

more little bitty bird and fillable frames #11

Welcome to day 2 of the Papertrey Ink December release countdown! Yesterday I introduced my 2 new sets: Little Bitty Bird and Fillable Frames #11 and today I have more projects to share using both sets. Nichole is also showcasing my 2 new sets today so be sure to head over there, too, for more inspiration.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on December 15th at Papertrey Ink.

*please see details on this post about the delay of the sale of the Little Bitty Bird set


I mentioned yesterday that both sets have a coordinating die cut and here is what the Little Bitty Bird die looks like. There are 4 bird bodies that correspond to the 4 little bird image sizes that are included in the set. You will be able to make your own bird families!


I die cut the birds from Blueberry Sky felt - a great color for bright little bluebirds! I laid out all of the shapes to you can see how they appear after you have die cut them.


For the eyes, I went to my bead box and stitched on little black seed beads. You could use a marker, paint, punched circles, french knots, etc. to make the eyes on your birds.


Next I stamped the bird images to attach the bird bodies to so that they would have legs. I used glue dots to attach the felt bodies. It worked best to put the glue dot onto the stamped bird images on the cardstock versus fighting with the glue dot to stick to the felt piece. The looped border right below the bird family is also included in the Little Bitty Bird set.


Here's my little bird family all lined up for their card debut - how sweet are they? Can't you just see bird made with the rainbow of colors of felt that Papertrey carries?


I finished my card off by attaching my main bird image to Blueberry Sky cardstock that I stamped polka dots onto with Fresh Snow ink. A few details like the scalloped border on the edge of the Blueberry Sky piece and the Pure Poppy bakers twine tied through a white button bring the whole design together.



Next, I decided to make a little tag using the tree image included in the set. I am using the Tag Sale #1 die for my little tag project.


I spotlighted the little bird and flower on a small scalloped circle in Rustic Cream cardstock. I created the sentiment from the words in the Little Bitty Bird set and added a bit of ribbon and stitching to finish of my tag.


Wouldn't a sweet friend's day be brightened by a little gift with this little bright bird on it?


The Little Bitty Bird set has just the right combination of word and images to make some sweet little Valentine's day cards - or just a card to give to a loved one any day of the year. I stamped Dawn's new Background Basics: Sheet Music in Chamomile ink on the spiral notebook page that I die cut from white paper and then distressed the edges with the Tea Dye Duo inks.  I stamped my love birds on top along with the sentiment and then stitch on a heart that I die cut from Pure Poppy felt.


Inside the card I used a sentiment from Fillable Frames #11 and stamped the heart from the Little Bitty Bird set.


I love the vintage feel this card has. This is a layout that could be used again and again for so many card designs.

One last card for you today...


For this card I used the masking technique to make my main image area one layer. You can learn more about masking on this post. I stamped the frame image on a sticky note and then cut it out - you could use the die cut to make your mask, but I wanted the surrounding tree images to stamp right up next to the frame image.


Next I stamped the tree images across the card and over the masked area.


When I removed the mask, this is the result. The sentiment I used is from the Little Bitty Bird set and it fits right into the Fillable Frames #11 frame image opening. Next I colored the tree leaves in with Copic markers.


To finish up my card, I added some stitched lines ground the trees on and a bit of patterned paper on the top edge of the card. 


I love this simple, rustic look - it inspires me to look for more images that would work with the masking technique in this way.

Like I mentioned at the beginning of today's post, Nichole is also sharing more about my 2 sets today. Melissa and Dawn will also have projects to share on their blogs today with the things they having coming out for this month's release!

Thank you for stopping by - see you tomorrow for day 3!


All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Happy Everything Birds Card

stamps: Little Bitty Bird, Polka Dot Basics II

ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy

cardstock: white, kraft, Blueberry Sky

other: Little Bitty Bird dies, small scallop border die, Pure Poppy bakers twine, white button, Blueberry sky felt, black seed beads (Darice)

For You Friend Tag

stamps: Little Bitty Bird

ink: True Black

cardstock: kraft, Rustic Cream, Distressed Dots

other: Tag Sale #1 die, Love Lives Here die, Copic Markers, 1/4" silk ribbon, Rustic Jute button twine

Vintage Love Birds Card

stamps: Little Bitty Bird, Fillable Frames #11, Background Basics: Sheet Music

ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, Tea Dye Duo

cardstock: white, kraft, Distressed Dots

other: Spiral Notebook Page die, Heart Prints die, small scallop border die, Pure Poppy felt, Rustic Jute button twine, Copic markers

Simple Trees Card

stamps: Little Bitty Bird, Fillable Frames #11

ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow

cardstock: kraft, Sugar Plum

other: Copic markers, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)