Tuesday, March 13, 2018

for the birds

this week's challenge at shopping our stash is as fun as it easy: we want you to literally #putabirdonit :) which is the kind of thing you don't have to ask me twice! my birds are from a vintage bird book (surprise, lol!) but yours could be in the form of stamps, stickers, a journal card; realistic birds, cartoon birds, cute digi stamp birds; penguins on a christmas card, flamingos (my favorite!*) on a summery scrapbook page, an owl icon in your bullet journal... any bird, any context, any theme, any project! here's my card:

birds from an old, falling-apart peterson's field guide, xyroned onto plain white cardstock, then fussycut + vintage sheet music; patterned paper: daisy d's green print + heidi grace flocked foliage paper that i think must be literally 15 years old--and yet i'm bizarrely glad i held onto it, lol; cardstock: core'dinations; florals: prima; foliage and heart dies: spellbinders; ink: colorbox; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

ok, so, pretty much a textbook "laureny" card here. vintage birds, vintage (but in this case, bright white) sheet music, loads of ancient prima flowers and leftover foliage diecuts from one of my january classes. i used two sizes of nestie hearts to make the double window, popped the very edges of the openings up on foam tape, but let the sides be flat, then stitched around the edges for a little more texture. et voila. #putabirdonit 101!

there are loads more ways to incorporate our feathered friends into your next project, however, and the lovely ladies of the SOS design team would enjoy showing you some of those RIGHT NOW, darlings! ♥

*note to my fellow flamingo lover, sue c: flamingos were definitely my first thought, but the card i really need right now is an anniversary one for my in-laws and they like the backyard birds of the northeastern us, so i went with goldfinches instead. :)


  1. Well you beat me to the comment about it being a "Lauren" card lol. Gorgeous card, beautiful birds and perfectly fussy cut. Love it all.

  2. This is awesome. I love every single detail! I clicked to see it close up in full glory, and it is truly glorious!

  3. Another beautiful card. Love the fresh greens & touches of yellow in there. 💖

  4. The musical background pattern paper is perfect for this gorgeous birds, love the beautiful greenery and flowers they are perched on, amazing details all over.
    Beautiful creation Lauren.

  5. What a gorgeous card! I love the music background with the heart cut out!

  6. What a gorgeous bird card, love the multiple layers :)


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