Did I tell you that I have a new studio? No?
All my crafts lately are somehow related to the new studio. Prettyfying it, or making it functional 🙂 If you saw it right this moment, you’d shake your heads saying: “how can this ever become beautiful, it’s just a mess!” – but see, I have a vision… 😛 Someday, I hope to be able to show you my new pride and delight, the attic studio with a view I have created for myself.
Until then, here is another addition to the studio: the cutest Catherine Klein Rose Birdies I could come up with:
- Print the sheet of pwetty birdies (I use 170g Canon Matte Photo paper, my go-to paper for ALL paper crafts)
- Cut the bird bodies away from the wings and tails below
- Score along the middle line, and make a sharp crease
- Apply spray glue to the back of the bird bodies and glue the front and back together
- Set the bodies aside so the glue can dry (takes about 5 minutes with my spray glue)
- Cut out the wings and tail pieces, I cut twice into the white marks, to expand it just a wee bit
- Cut out the bodies. Eyeball where you want the wings, the position and angle of the cut will change the expression of the bird
- Make a cut approximately in the middle of the tail, cut twice to widen it a tiny bit
- Wrap the tail piece around a pencil to create a curved shape
- Punch a whole approximately in the middle of the bird for hanging.
- Hang and TA-DAH: the cutest little Catherine Klein Rose Birdies 😀
The reason why I did not mark the spots for the wings, tail or hole for hanging, is that these birdies also look really cute without the wings and tail. If you prefer that look, for cards, gift tags or as gift toppers, you will probably see that you need to punch the hole for hanging closer to the birds head to make it balance (the weight is different without the wings and tail). Also this gives you the option of positioning the wings yourself, to display different expressions on you birds 🙂
Here is my printable for the Catherine Klein Rose Birdies:
I have used the following elements for this design:
I have also used the Catherine Klein Pink Roses postcard before, to make several digital elements: including wreaths and frames and the roses as PNG file (click on roses below to see the complete set):
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