Hello and welcome to Day One of MFT’s June Card Kit Countdown! This month’s kit is called Birds of a Feather and it has the cutest birdie dies you have ever seen!!!! I simply love them! Then there’s flowers and leaves that are adorable but the birds!!! The kit will be available for purchase in the MFT Online Boutique Tuesday night, June 26th, at 9pm. The mid-month Free With $60 product is Simply Hello and Love You Die-namics—as long as supplies last. Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details!
When I first saw these dies I immediately thought: Christmas ornaments!!!! So that’s where I went today. ‘Course, it would make an adorable gift tag, too, doncha think?
To begin, I stamped up some Primitive White card stock with Wood Plank Background using first, Natural dye ink, then Cement Gray dye ink to get the weathered look I was going for. I cut the birdhouse from it and added Gravel gray to cover the hole over the entire back—so you can write on it if you want. Then I cut the other elements from Kraft card stock and spread some Snowflake paste on the roof and set it aside to dry. I also cut the leaves at this point and added paste so they could all dry together.
Then I cut and assembled the birdie—I thought this one could pass as a cardinal so went with it. I stamped the sentiment from Snow Globe Sentiments on the bottom strip, added a bit of snow and began to assemble the bird house.
To create the back, I simply traced around the die and cut it out. I sandwiched baker’s twine in between them then popped the roof up on foam for dimension. I added the greenery and the bird and by this time the sentiment strip was dry and it was added. Before assembly, I sponged all edges with Kraft dye ink for some distressing.
And that’s it! A darling ornament or tag using the June Card Kit, Birds of a Feather. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you back tomorrow night for Day Two!
All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Snow Globe Sentiments, Wood Plank Background
Die-namics: Birds of a Feather
Dye Ink: Natural, Cement Gray, Kraft
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Primitive White, Kraft, Red Hot, Wild Cherry, Orange Fizz, Jellybean Green, Factory Green, Gravel Gray, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Snowflake Paste, palette knife, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, hot glue/gun, baker’s twine