It's another awe-inspiring day of beautiful bird designs from the Crate Paper Design Team. First up is Claudia Shadler's darling envelope and gift card holder, an easy & quick way to enclose a special note, a set of photos, or a any small gift you would like to share.
When this month's assignment featured a "blue bird" theme after Pretty Party's collection - I immediately knew I wanted to make a "gift" type project with the blue bird brad. I made an envelope with my Martha Stewart's score board (notice it's actually an envelope box) and added a splatter of watercolor onto the background. I also incorporated various strips of patterned paper as tiny banners. With a little bit of ribbon and tulle, and voila, a wonderfully gift envelope for that special someone.
I made a "matching" gift card sleeve - these babies are super quick to make - take any standard size envelope, seal it, and cut it in-half. With a 2" circle punch, add a slit to the top for easy card removal. Decorate as your heart desires...
When I heard that this month's assignment was to incorporate the super cute blue bird from the Pretty Party collection, I knew that I had to create a little home for my little blue guy. And using my silhouette, I cut the bird cage that not only housed the little birdie, but also my picture!
I'm thrilled to hear that this month, Crate Paper is focusing on Blue Birds!! Not only are they adorable, but they're perfect for Spring! For my creation, I decided to start with the Little Blue Bird from Crate's Pretty Party chipboard collection. I intended to make a memo pad for my refrigerator as I'm always looking for paper and can never find any - now, I'll know officially where it's located!
For the basis of the project, I used a pattern called "A Tree List Holder" (Designer: A Little Hut) from the Silhouette store. The pattern calls for the memo paper to be on top the patterned paper, but I love the paper so much, that I didn't want to hide it. Instead, I adapted the patterned paper so that the memo paper sat beneath it. I then added a magnet to the back. Very easy and a nice addition to the fridge. No more scavenger hunts for paper!