Saturday, February 25, 2017

"Craft & Crop at the Bird House" March Project

It's almost time for March "Craft & Crop". I wanted to post our craft project so you can plan to be there.
This time we will be creating a sweet 5 X 7 Album in the shape of a adorable purse.
 I added these little keys and beads when I finished to add more bling.
 Than I put this little metal bow in the center of the front flap of my purse for even more detail.
 When you open the purse you can see that you have lots of surprises inside.
 Lets take a look at some of them.
 Pockets and tuck spots all through this album. You can make as many as you please.
 I really filled my album and still have lots of room to fit in my photos.
 Here I have shown one side of one tri-fold page
 And there are two sides to every tri-fold.
 So many ways to decorate your album. I used flags to create a tuck spot. You can use anything you like to make these simply place to tuck a photo or journaling card under them.
 Here are some more samples of tuck spots.
 Here you can see that all of the 4 Tri-folds have pockets for inserts that side in and out. I put little tabs on them to make it easy to slide in and out.
 Here is more samples of pockets and Tuck spots.
 Here you can see that pages have pull outs and pockets.
 And more pockets and Tuck spots.
 This one came out blurry, but I wanted to show you how you can decorate with scraps of paper. I made this flags with black scraps and decorated them with more scraps.
 More tab inserts and side pockets and pockets on bottom of pages.
 This is the inside of the back of the album. The front and back inside have these pockets.
This is the front of the purse when open, It has a pocket and insert. I used a round Velcro sticker for the closure. This was so much fun to make and simple. I can't wait to make another one with you. 

This will be our project for March 11 "Craft & Crop at the Bird House". If you would like to join me call or text to reserve your seat, I have only 12. So call or text me at 817-999-8223. For those of you who are new to our event, we meet at my home the second Saturday of each month at 6:30 with a dish, $20.00 and the expectation of having a great time.We will also be creating a two page scrapbook kit and a card kit. I will post them as soon as I create them. Hope to see you there.
Marye Bird

Monday, February 6, 2017

February 2017 "Craft & Crop at the Bird House" Scrapbook Pages

This is our two page scrapbook kit I made for each of you. It is different than usual. These pages were created to display as decor in your home, then with you get tired of it you can add it to your family scrapbook or give it as a sweet gift. Page 1 has a waterfall design photo holder for 9   6 X 4 photos.

 I cut this Chevron pattern from my Cricut using Creative Cards cartridge.

This is my favorite way to create my own flower embellishments. I cut these two sizes from Cricut cartridge Plantin Schoolbook and the center is the same cut using the grey bottom Italic for the centers, the leaves I cut from Creative Cards cartridge. I chalked and curled the petals.

You can find the perfect quotes on line, print them, chalk and layer them and they look so cool.

This is the Water Fall style photo mat that will hold 9   6 X 4 photos.

Page 2 has a full page pocket that holds three 6 X 4 photo mats you can put photos on both sides and hold 6 photos. Plus there are three journal tags.

I added more of the same style flowers

and another quote,

Then I made three 6 X 4 Photo mats you can put photos on both sides getting 6 photos on this page, and three journal tags.

At the top I used the scraps from cutting the Chevron pattern for the first page.

 I have 12 seats available, we would love for you to join us. Text or call for reservations "Craft & Crop at the Bird House" 817-999-8223 Hope to see you there.
Marye Bird

February "Craft & Crop at the Bird House"

Here is the card craft that we will be creating.
his Month at Craft & Crop at the Bird House, we will be creating this 6 Fold card with Belly Band. It was lots of fun to make and I would like to give credit to Dawn Griffith over at

view when opened.

You can add your sentiments in multiple places or stamp designs etc.

You start folding  the bottom 2 flap in toward the center

 Then fold top and bottom toward the center.

Then left over flaps are folded toward the center.

Slip the Belly Band over your card and you are done.

To reserve your seat  for our February 11, 2017 event, text or call 817-999-8223 Hope to see you. Remember I have limited seating so reserve now.
Marye Bird