Spring has Sprung ~ Spring (literally) Card Tutorial
~ Sweet Songbirds
Isn't this card adorable!?
What a delightful surprise when the recipient opens up their card and sees these Sweet Songbirds perched on a spiraling tree branch, complete with plenty of leaves and a leafy back ground designer paper to coordinate.
The mechanism for this card begins with a circle that is cut from the outside edge to the inside edge and attaching to the front and back panel of the inside of the card. Thus creating the "spring" type effect.
The spring then serves as a branch in this case to showcase the cute little birds and their bird nests. There are endless possibilities for decorating.
Depending on the images and background paper you choose you can use this "spring" mechanism to create many fun cards that will delight not only the recipient but yourself as well.
The builder punch for this set only punch out the parts for the bird, and 1 leaf. However fussy cutting the other images is quite simple.
I just turn on some music that I like and cut away... it's really quite soothing and takes no time at all.
These Fun Flowers Resin Shapes that I used for a little added interest on the card front are currently on the Last Chance Sale for a nicely reduced price!
Happy Forest Friends Designer Paper that I chose for background paper is also on in the Last Chance Sale.
So if you love these items as much as I do, you might want to grab them ASAP since they are only there while supplies last.
Supplies Used to Create the Spring Has Sprung Card:
This card was so much fun to create!
In fact it was so much fun I created it using so many different images and stamp sets, a few of which I have included below.
For this card I used the Lighting the Way Bundle. This is one of the featured cards in the upcoming Lighting the Way card tutorials set that will be available in May.
The cards are beautiful and you won't want to miss that!!
This card also uses a circle cut from window sheet for the spring mechanism creating an invisible spring which is perfect for this adorable little fireflies.
The fireflies are die cut in a sparkly specialty paper. The one I used may no longer be available, however if you type glimmer or shimmer into the search bar at my online store there are some others to choose from and there are some new ones coming in the Annual Catalogue set to release May 4th.
The lantern is die cut from the Brushed Metallic Cardstock.
The designer paper was from the Adventure Awaits designer paper pack which after checking I see is gone from the Last Chance Product Sale, though I do happen to know that there is an amazing paper coming in the new Annual Catalogue that will be just perfect for this card. Watch for that!
This card was created with the Hello Ladybug Stamp Set & the Ladybug Builder Punch. The designer paper on the card front was retired paper from my stash, and the background paper was from the 6x6 Designer paper packs that are also included in the Last Chance Products.
I'm going to miss these green prints that serve as beautiful backgrounds
for garden and forest themed cards.
The leaves were cut from the Aspen Tree Dies, water colored with a bit of Olive Ink and a water pen. I used 2 different hole punches to create little eaten bites out of the leaves and curled the leaves a bit using a bone folder.
A few flowers from the Petal Park Bundle were stamped, punched and added for a little something extra on the card. I added a few gems or glossy dots to act as dew drops on the leaves.
Do you have creative ideas using a different image or stamp set?
I created many more of them, the possibilities are endless!
I hope this card has given you some creative inspiration, if you liked the card then give me some love in the comments below!
Click the the links below to purchase any of the products used to create these cards and be sure to check out the Last Chance Sale so you don't miss any more great deals (a lot of products are already sold out).