A Little Birdie Told Me Card

project size: 4”x9”


  • Card stock (Prism Papers): White Prismatic; Blush Red Dark.
  • Merriment double-sided patterned (Fancy Pants Designs).
  • Light blue grosgrain ribbon, 1/2”.
  • Light blue acrylic gems.


  • Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms): Singing Swirly Bird; A Little Birdie Told Me; Tulle Backgrounder.
  • Ink pads (Clearsnap): ColorBox® Blue Lagoon Fluid Chalk; Ancient Page Coal Black Dye.
  • Prismacolor® colored pencils (Sanford).
  • Gem-Tac Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives).


  • 1. Cut white card stock to 8”x9”; score and fold in half.
  • 2. Cut 3-3/4”x8-3/4” red card stock piece; set aside.
  • 3. Cut 2-1/2”x3-1/2” white card stock piece; stamp blue tulle background onto card stock. Adhere to top of red panel, leaving 1/8” border.
  • 4. Cut 3-1/2”x7” floral paper piece; adhere to bottom of red panel, overlapping edge of top piece. Tie ribbon around panel, over paper seam. Adhere panel to card.
  • 5. Stamp black bird onto blue side of floral paper. Stamp blue sentiment below bird. Color image with pencils, layering shades to create visual depth; apply lighter colors first, followed by deeper shades at edges.
  • 6. Cut out image and matte on red card stock, leaving 3/8” border. Adhere to card. Use embellishing glue to adhere three gems to lower right corner of card.

by Tami Mayberry

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