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Glitter Birdies


Susan Cobb

Get all the major supplies needed to make these projects with the Glitter Birdies Bundle or you can order them separately.

Happy Anniversary
By Susan Cobb


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Designer Tip: This idea would also work for a wedding cardsimply change the greetings.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. With the fold at the left, cover the card front with hammered silver paper. Cut a 4 3/4"x6 1/4" pink lace rectangle. Cut a 6 1/4"x1/2" hammered silver strip and glue it across the center of a 6 1/4"x1" vellum dots strip. Glue across the pink lace rectangle, 1 1/8" from the top. Attach a row of 3mm hot pink glitter domes across the center of the hammered silver strip, then add three white 3mm glitter domes at each end.
  2. Computer print or write "Happy Anniversary" three times in a row across a 6 1/4"x3/4" strip of vellum. Glue across the pink lace paper, 3/8" from the bottom. Glue the pink lace rectangle centered on the card front.
  3. Use the template to trace the birdie on silver hammered paper. Cut it out, and cut the slit. Trace the "feathered wing" shape onto vellum dots, cut it out, cut the slits, and fold on the fold lines as directed on the template. Insert the wings through the slit on the bird shape (you may need to cut a slightly wider slit for the feathered wing to fit). Foam tape the bird to the center pink lace section on the card front. Add 3mm hot pink glitter domes to the tail and for the eye. Apply a strip of the 3mm white glitter domes outlining the small front vellum wing. Zot a ribbon bow as shown.
  4. Inside the card: Write or computer print a greeting on vellum, trim to 2"x1 1/4" and mat on pink lace paper. Mat on hammered silver paper, leaving a 1/4" border at left, top and bottom, with a 1/2" border at the right side. Add hot pink and white 3mm glitter domes at the right side in the extra space. Zot a ribbon as shown.

Little Birdie ornament
By Susan Cobb


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Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Use the template to trace the birdie on the back of the peacock paper. Flip the template over and trace the same birdie shape again. Cut out the two birdies and cut the slit in each bird. Ink the edges.
  2. Trace and cut out a "Tiny Round Wing" from vellum dots. Fold as shown on the template. Ink the edges of the wings. Hold the birdies back to back, and insert the wing through the slit on each bird. Fold a 4 1/2" length of silver floss and glue between the two birdie pieces, beneath the wings. Glue remaining edges of birdie together.
  3. Add 3mm white glitter domes for eyes, and to decorate the bottom tail of the birdie on both sides. Attach a 5mm white glitter dome on each side of the floss, so they fit together with the floss between them, and form a 3/8" loop of floss above for a hanger.