Today I’m sharing a tutorial that someone else posted a while back and I just love the simplicity of it and the beauty. I made the birds pictured above with some scrapbooking cardstock – I just adore how they turned out. I made this pair for my bathroom but I have every intention of creating a “flock” of these for my Christmas tree. I know you’re thinking the same thing, right – how gorgeous would these look perched on the branches of your Christmas tree. Well, you’ve got plenty of time between now and then so, let’s hop to it!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cardstock or Paper. Cardstock does seem to hold up better but the original design was to use paper. I’ve included a few links to some stacks that I think would work beautifully: DCWV Brooklyn Stack, 12 by 12-inches, DCWV Printed Cardstock, Vintage Collector with Gloss and Glitter, 48 Sheets, 12 x 12 inches, Lavender Bliss by Matty’s Crafting Joy, Double Sided Scrapbook Cardstock Paper Pad 12X12, 30 Floral Designer Premium Patterned Heavyweight Papers or this one DCWV Premium Stacks, Mariposa Matstack with Glitter and Foil, 48 Sheets, 12 x 12 inches. Oh, and I just saw this one too (think Fairy tale…) DCWV Once Upon A Time Stack with Glitter and New Artwork, 48 Sheets, 12 x 12 inches
- Glue – I highly recommend this one as it is fast drying! Judikins GP005 Diamond Glaze, 2-Ounce
- Scissors – If you are cutting these out by hand, I recommend some detailing scissors like the ones below. I actually printed the pattern out on paper and traced it onto my cardstock beccause I did not have my Cricut at the time but I believe she provides the SVG cut files for these are her site. Forever in Time ST176 Precision-Pro Detailing Scissor, 4in, Soft-Grip.
- The Pattern (link to the pattern is at the end of the article).
Okay, so like I said, I printed the patterns out on paper first (I actually scaled the large pattern down to make the smaller of the two birds because I wanted it slightly larger than her tiny version) and cut those out first. Then I traced the patterns onto my cardstock and cut those out. It took some time but it was so worth it!
You can find the pattern and tutorial on how to assemble these beautiful birds here. Enjoy and happy crafting my sweet friends!
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