First, you will need to cut some white cardstock into 2 inch by 2 inch folded cards. If you have cardstock scraps sitting around, use them up!
- Cut 4 inch by 2 inch strips of cardstock.
- Fold in half.
- Punch small hole in the top middle through both sides.
- Optional: Use fancy edging scissors to trim the bottom of one side of the card.
Here are some scraps that I collected. Felt is good, fabric is good, and ribbon is good too. The only catch with ribbon is that it's thinner and the edges may fray while you're cutting it, but it's pretty!
Then cut out little bird shapes like the ones shown above. Size doesn't matter, and neither does perfection. A little variety is actually kind of cute.
Next, put a little dot of glue on the cut out shapes and stick them to the mini cards.
Trace the bird shapes with a thin black ink pen. Add a little beak in the front.
Then add some dot eyes, stick feet, and some music notes. Aren't they adorable?
Tie on a thin ribbon (I used gold). To do this,
- Fold a long strip of ribbon in half.
- Stick the folded end through the hole (back of card to front direction) so you have a loop.
- Stick the loose ribbon ends through the open loop.
- Pull it through the loop, and it will hold the ribbon to the card without tying a knot anywhere.
Mine are off to my shop! Good bye little singing birdies! Now wasn't that fun?
Don't forget to post photos of your finished work on the Flickr page here.
If you need supplies, just email me! You can buy the pre-cut paper versions of the birds here.