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April 25, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial - Dies and Birds !!

Hi Everybody,

I thought I would have a little fun today with the Crazy Birds and I sat and coloured some with bright water colours for this card.  I add them to some ornate dies cuts and the result would be ideal for a male birthday card
Spellbinders Supplies
  • S$-383 Marvellous Squares
  • 6x6 Matting basics A
  • 6x6 Matting Basics B
  • Platinum die cutting and embossing machine
Other Supplies:
  • Crazy Birds
With die =7 from Matting Basics A cut two pieces in white to create a base card
With die #7 from Matting Basics B cut another layer in grey 
With die =6 from the A set cut another in some patterned paper
Cut a smaller layer in another pattern and distress the edges with your scissors.
Glue these layers together
With dies #4 and 5 cut three frames and layer them together with glue
Add the smaller distressed panel to the base with foam pads underneath 
Add the layered squares to the card front with foam pads cut into strips under them
Add a Crazy Birds of your choice to a die cut circle and carefully cut around part of the wing to tuck the sentiment under it
Layer up the other birds to fit around the central image
Add to the card front with foam pads underneath to raise them up.
And there you have a fun card that would be suitable for the men in your life

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, this is a fabulous fun card and would be a great one for both my sons who love to go fishing.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Good Morning Christina, afrosty one but the sun is shining and not a cloud on the sky here in South Yorkshire.
    You made me chuckle with this lovely fun card. As you say, just right for male. Thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes.
    Dorothy. xx

  3. Great card-suitable for all ages.


  4. Brilliant - just love those crazy birds!

  5. Morning Christina

    I always think the 'crazy birds' are cute and you've used some lovely bright colours for them today

    June x

  6. Such a fun and lovely card :))
    Thanks for a great tutorial!

  7. My great grandson would love this card he would be thrilled with these fish such fun
    Love June horrocks xxxxxxx

  8. I know who I could send this to. Brilliant xx

  9. I'm a big fan of theses Crazy Birds. Brilliant card Christina.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  10. Hi Christina
    Good fun card. Love it.
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  11. Good Morning Christina :) Absolutely love this card and your wonderful tutorial this morning! Thank you. Enjoy your day. Big Hugs.

  12. Fun colourful card. Great way of using frames.

  13. Hi Christina
    These images are so funny and make me smile thank you for your tutorial x x x

  14. Oh my!!! Love these crazy crazy birds. Love the dies you have used with them and your colours. So much fun.

  15. A super duper card today Christina and as you said ideal for a man
    Anne Owens xx

  16. Oh My Gosh those birds are so crazy. I just love them. Ohhh I really like how you used the frames!! Awesome Card!


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