Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cards With Critters - Sweet Chickadee!

Welcome to those of you who came for the Operation Write Home Groundhog Day Blog Skip! Whew... that was a mouth full! :) If you came here from Sandy's blog, you are headed the right direction.

Keeping to the theme of cards with critters, I decided to do some more birds. I love birds... they remind me of spring and I CAN'T WAIT FOR SPRING so that little groundhog had better have some good news for us today!!!


My inspiration came from Pinterest where I saw a whole bunch of punch-art birds. I thought it would be fun to give it a try with my Cricut instead of a bird punch (because I don't have one... lol) I just cut that bird out of three different colored cardstocks and pieced them together to make my favorite - a little chickadee. I chose a chickadee because I think I saw one last week! How unusual for this time of year! I'm so excited for spring!

For a list of supplies and a little how-to on that chickadee, read back one post if you like.  I'll provide the measurements that I used so that you could try too.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to hop on over to Sarah's blog next. Happy Groundhog Day! Happy Cards With Critters Day! Happy Bloghopping! And keep those cards coming for Operation Write Home. You guys rock. :)

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54 comments:

Jen said...

Love your bird... How pretty! Those flowers and gems are really pretty, too! Looks just like a flowering tree branch. :)

Kathy S said...

Wow - very intricate card. lovely.

madamewong said...

Love all the piecing. Very textural.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

very pretty and I am ready for spring also thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

Cindy Leek said...

As always...a terrific card. I just love it!
Hugs, Cindy

Cherish said...

Adorable! I love this idea!

Angi Rankin said...

Wow! Fantastic card! Love all the details on your pretty chickadee! Thanks for sharing!!

Angela Boutiller said...

Love the color combo! It's like the little birdie knew that the groundhog was going to predict an early spring.

Kathy Colgan said...

Love, love the card! Birds are a favorite of mine. Your card is elegant and I love all the punch art.

rscholz said...

Love your card. You did a great job on the bird and I love the backgroud. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Oliver said...

Very impressive Nancy! I am a huge bird watcher and you have really captured the Chickadee here! What patience and creativity this must have taken! Nice job!

Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!

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Misty said...

WOW! I love this card! And I have many chickadees here :)
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful bird card. Your artwork involves a lot of texture and I like that look.

Robin said...

awesome card Nancy .. and thanks for including those detailed instructions. I have the art philosophy cartridge and there are so many wonderful cuts on there .. just not enough time to use them all! thanks for sharing!

Ruth G said...

I love this! The bird is so sweet and I love how you added all the additional cuts for the background and the flowers! Thanks so much for all the details on the cuts on your other post! I pinned your card to share with my "followers" on Pinterest!
I love your blog title and subtitle, too!!! Very clever!
Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Sherry Hickey said...

Beautiful papercrafting, Nancy! That's a treasure.

April Story said...

That bird is so pretty. I love the delicate little flowers that you added - it just made the card. I am going to have to try it.
April

Dixie Cochran said...

You can never go wrong with a bird on a card, and this one is simply stunning! Nancy, this is the best!!

Julie said...

This is gorgeous, Nancy! I'm so glad to see that you used a bird, I love them too and I was worried there wouldn't be any birds in the skip. This one is beautiful. Thanks so much for participating in our skip today!

Diane said...

Nancy0 your card is stunning! And thank you for the detailed directions- wow! The lacey background piece is so pretty! And who needs a pird punch--you have a cricut! I love that cartridge and have never used the bird- I am so going to pull out my gypsy and start playing! TFS

Jan Hunnicutt said...

....Wow... what a BEAUTIFUL card Nancy, it's simply gorgeous. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration today. While I was here I scrolled down and looked and enjoyed =) Your Hobbit card is really cool!

Have a great weekend =)

Donna Nuce said...

Beautiful card I love all the dimension and layers on it. Happy groundhog day!

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Spring is definitely in the air with your card. Oh I can't wait for the trees to bloom! Thanks for the wishful thinking with your very pretty card!

Lynn said...

What a pretty card with the fancy cuts.

Bev E said...

Great card with lots of dimension! Thanks for sharing.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh, I am so happy I was able to finally get in to leave a comment! Your Chickadee is wonderful. I sat all morning watching them play in my feeder. Fantastic card!

JoAnn Ross said...

Wow, that's gorgeous!!! I love how you made all the dimension without making it bulky. And you really have me thinking I ought to use my Cricut more!

Paula S. said...

Such beautiful details in this Nancy! I love the intricate die-cut you used to frame the bird and this card absolutely screams Spring to me... as so bird themes in general. Just fabulous! Thanks for all you do for OWH!

Deborah said...

Love all the intricacy in your card, and the chickadee is perfectly adorable. Really lovely!

Patricia said...

Wow - super job piecing together the bird for your card! Thanks for sharing your work with OWH!

Margaret said...

Fabulous. LOVE that die cut.

Nanette said...

Love this card especially the background lace. Thank you for sharing!!

jfkthemom said...

The detail on the card is incredible - WOW!!

Ann said...

This is beautiful. I love the bird. Thank you for sharing.

Nancy said...

Love the card. We have Chickadees here year round and they are really fun to watch. TFS

Linda said...

Sweet card. Great layering and textures! Love the colors!!!

Kathryn said...

What a delicate card! You must have a lot of patience to glue all of those small pieces together. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

I have really been getting into punch art cards lately, yours is fabulous!!

Sybrina K said...

This card is fabulous! When I see creations like this I start thinking that maybe I need to get a Cricut after all... TFS!

Cynthia Rose said...

Beautiful Spring card. Like all the paper cutting.

penguinpapers.net said...

I love your chickadee! They are such neat birds. This must have been pretty fun to put together! Thanks for sharing your card! --Yvonne

sandybear76 said...

very special little card. The chickadee looks great. My sister did a chickadee last week on the embroidery machine and it looks just like this one.

Rufus said...

Fantastic chickadee! Love the branches with flowers too. Def. makes me think of Spring. Thanks for all your support of OWH and our Heroes!
R/

Naomi said...

This is an incredible card - it works with all occasions. Thank you so much for sharing!

Kathy said...

Great card. The chickadee is so cute and I especially like the lace like background and the flowering tree branch that you used.

croppinmama said...

TFS a lovely card using paper piecing so nicely. It' great inspiration and a reminder to use my Cricut more for cards. And I love birdwatching and birds on anything.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Absolutely gorgeous Nancy! Your embellishments are so delicate and the bird just pops from the card. Thanks so much for participating in the skip!

Aundria B. said...

What a beautiful card - the lacy background and delicate flowers framed your beautiful bird so well. Wonderful detail and colors. Thank you for sharing this lovely card & for your support of OWH!

Nancy M said...

LOVE IT; what a glorious card/bird!! TFS!!

Nancy M said...

LOVE IT; what a glorious card/bird!! TFS!!

Cheryl L. said...

How exquisite! What a treasure for someone to receive!

Marsha said...

Beautiful pieced bird and love all your little flowers.

Sandy Trefger said...

Beautiful card! The bird is wonderful!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Barbara said...

Your bird came out lovely, there was no need for a punch. There are many details that make it all come toghter.