Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Hello Birdie ~ Double D Challenges

Hello peeps.  There's a new challenge starting up over at Double D Challenges and the theme is "Birds".  

I love feeding and watching the birds in our yard.  They play a big part of helping me get through the long, cold Maine winters.  I could sit in front of the window and watch them for hours. 

Todays card is a tri-fold card, featuring this pretty bird from a pack of dies called "Meadow" from K and Company.

You may recall that I used some of the dies in a previous post (found HERE).  The artist is Susan Wingett, and I just love her work!

As I mentioned, this is a tri-fold card.  Here's the base that I started with.  It measures 5 1/2" x 9".  Both the left and right panels are scored at 2 1/4". 
 I built the left flap by out adding another panel of cardstock, covering each panel with beautiful papers from Stampin' Up!.  The sentiment is cut using Altenew's Versatile Greetings.

I cut the right side of the flap down to a 1" band that I covered with the designer paper and added this sweet little bird.

I also covered the inside of the left flap with more of the pretty papers.  The center has plenty of room for writing a message.

This was a fun card to make.  A little different from the norm.

Here's the inspiration photo to help you get started.

And here's the prize that's up for grabs when you play along:  

Thanks for stopping by!


Donna Phelan said...

Love your Fun Fold creation! The colors are beautiful and that bird is magnificent! This is lovely! Hope you had a super fun date night with your little man last night! How precious! We have Penny here til Saturday....pure JOY! xo~

Diane said...

Wow, a gorgeous card Birgit, love those pretty papers and what an awesome and fun design! I'm with you on watching the birds along with my cat Freckles, I put up a chair at the slider so she can sit and watch the feeder, between her and the birds it makes for some fun entertainment LOL!

Doni High said...

Wonderful card! Thanks so much for the pictures showing how to make this fun I'm off to try my hand at making a tri-fold.

Barbara said...

This is an amazing post! First your card with that sweet and so real looking bird. Then you used a great fun fold and most of all I loved the photography that you did. That song book is genius and really adds a lot to your post. I watch the birds here too. We have blue jays, and cardinals and wood peckers.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh you know I love birds so this is a beauty to me!! I love these papers and images so much. That is a very neat fold too, thanks for sharing the measurements! I love how you placed the bird on the fold out, great design! I too love watching the birds, and our cats are always looking out the window and chattering at them too :)

Vicki said...

Gorgeous tri fold, Birgit. I love that the beautifully colored bird is the fold closure. Lovely eucalyptus paper. I can't get enough of it myself. The sparkle on the daffodils is the perfect touch!

Marcia Hill said...

You've captured my heart with this one Birgit!! I love the FUN many layers to decorate up with all that beautiful dsp! And that sweet little birdie just couldn't be any more precious! (I love watching the birdies too!) Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Darlene said...

Totally AWESOME my sweet friend! LOVE the fancy fold ... thanks for the instructions ... now on my ToDo list. I too love those K&Company cut outs ... I've been using several lately. Love your choice of colors/papers ... a Springtime Beauty for sure! Well done girlfriend!!

Leslie Miller said...

Birgit, this is soooo beautiful! I love how you did the fold and placed the bird on the small flap. Gorgeous papers. Everything is combined perfectly What a treasure! I'm a Susan Winget fan and have one of her large canvas prints hanging in my stamp room. I feel the same about watching the birds at the feeders and baths. They're simply mesmerizing. Sometimes there's so much activity and different varieties.

Judy Woodland said...

I love that Stampin' Up paper, it's one of my favorites. I also love Susan Wingett and have many of her patterned papers. You have used both beautifully here, that bird is so sweet and your design is so lovely.

Lisa Elton said...

The papers you've used with that sweet little bird are marvelous! This is a wonderful card, Birgit. We hit 70 today (can you believe that... in February!) and that birds were singing their little hearts out. It was so uplifting!

Nancy Penir said...

OOOOh, I've never made a card like this. How very special, and how wonderful to have your directions. Beautiful colors and papers, and the sweetest bird too. Gorgeous, Birgit!

I Card Everyone said...

Those little feathered friends of ours get me through the Winter, too, Birgit! This little guy is adorable! I've not heard of Susan but will definitely check her out!
Thanks for sharing this fabulous fun fold and gorgeous papers!

Lena said...

Oh, what a beauty! Love everything about your card, from the lovely papers, to the gorgeous bird and the fun tri-fold. Thanks for the instructions. I sit and watch a few birds that come by every day. We have bluejays, a cardinal couple, a dove couple and a variety of the little brown birds. I must admit I don't know their names but they are fun to watch. We also have a number of squirrels that come steal food from our bird feeders. The little thieves are also fun to watch :-)
Have a blessed weekend.