Nesting Bird Card

By  Heidi Blankenship  for  Spellbinders Paper Arts

size: 6"x6"

  • Nesting Bird Card


  • Cardstock: white, light blue
  • Old book pages
  • The Twinery Baker's Twine: Cappuccino, Honey Dew, Blossom, Caribbean
  • Want2Scrap Gems: White Pearl Finesse Swirls, 72-Count Baby Blue Rhinestones, Pearls
  • Maya Road Trinket Pins: Leaf, Flower
  • White seam binding


  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die-Cutting System and Shapeabilities Dies: Donna Salazar Rose Creations, Bird Sanctuary, Floral Flourishes
  • Crafty Secrets Artsy Banner Stamp
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks Pads: Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo
  • .Too Marker Corp. COPIC Markers: E23, E31, RV63
  • Spritz bottle with water
  • Ranger Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue
  • Adhesives: paper adhesive, foam dots, Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, sponge daubers, non-stick craft sheet, heat tool
  • 1. Make white top-fold card. Cut one 5-1/2" white and one 5-3/4" blue square; set aside.
  • 2. Die cut/emboss bird cage, bird, and leaves from white cardstock. Die-cut flowers from old book pages.
  • 3. Randomly stamp Artsy Banner background over white square cut in Step 1 using Antique Linen ink. Sponge paper edges with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks.
  • 4. Using separate sponge daubers, ink edges and details of die-cut shapes as follows: bird cage Antique Linen; bird Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Shabby Shutters, and Tumbled Glass; leaves Shabby Shutters. Highlight die-cut shapes with glitter glue; let dry.
  • 5. To create bird's nest, wind Cappuccino twine into a nest and secure with 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue; let dry. Darken twine here and there using E23 marker.
  • 6. Scribble a small amount of ink from RV63 marker onto non-stick craft sheet and spritz liberally with water to create a very light color wash. Cut an 18" length of seam binding and crumple into color. Dry gently with heat tool. Let dry completely.
  • 7. Press die-cut flowers into same color wash mixture created in Step 6; set aside and let dry completely.
  • 8. Mat stamped square on blue square; adhere to card. Adhere die-cut cage, nest, and gems to card as shown. Adhere bird with foam dots.
  • 9. Tie seam binding and Honey Dew, Blossom, and Caribbean twines into a loopy bow; trim excess. Age twine here and there using E31 marker. Adhere bow to card with clear dots.
  • 10. Assemble flower with clear dots; adhere pearl to center. Adhere flower to bow with foam dots; insert pins through foam.
  • Tip
  • 1. Make a perfect match! Use markers to custom dye seam binding and die-cut embellishments.