A Pretty Bird Christmas

Hey Everyone,

I love this Pretty Bird ATS set.  It includes three cute little birds, and costs only $7.95.  I first saw the fold I used with this card from my Amazing upline, Deb Valder.  It is a really simple fancy fold.  This weeks challenge for Watercooler Wednesday is any kind of special fold. Perfect! This card also worked for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.





Here is my card.  Hope you like it.



This is how the card looks when looking down so that you can see the special fold.


…and here is one more picture of the inside of the card.


All of the products used on this card are from Fun Stampers Journey.  I used two ATS sets. The Pretty Birds, and Winter Fred, the snowman.  I used Fred’s santa hat for the pretty bird. I also used the snow flakes from the Winter Holiday stamp set stamped with clear pigment ink.  I used Candy Apple,  and Whip Cream card stock. To color the pretty bird I used our Color Splash pencils and blended with our Journey Blending Brush.  To accent the santa hat I embellished with our Sparkle Drops.  I hope you noticed her red painted toes?.  🙂  So cute! The printed paper is our 6 x 6, Tis The Season Prints.

The directions for the special fold are:

Cut a 2″ circle out of Whip Cream cs.  The bird will be stamped on this. You will use this same circle die to cut a circle out of the card front.

Outside card is 5 1/2  X 8 1/2. Score at 4 1/4″.

Inside piece: 5 1/4 X 6 1/2. Score at 2″, 4″, and 6″.  That will leave a 1/2″ tab.


The 1/2″ tab needs to be trimmed so that it is not seen from the front.



After the 1st 2″ panel is adhered to the back of the card, fold the rest of the panels back on themselves, (but do not glue) and add adhesive to the tabs.


fold-copy1Fold the front of the card closed so that the tabs are adhered to the inside.  Add adhesive to the part of inside of the card that shows through the circle opening.  This is where the white circle, stamped with the pretty bird, will adhere.  Only 1/2 of the white circle will be adhered to card.  This allows for the swing of the card.

Here is the card one more time.  🙂



I hope these directions are clear.  If not, and you have questions, let me know and I will try to make directions clearer.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope you liked the Pretty Birds card and will leave me a comment.

Happy Stamping, Create Awesomeness Today!


8 Responses to “A Pretty Bird Christmas”

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  1. Hi Char. This looks like such a fun fold. Your card is super cute. Thanks for sharing the instructions and playing along a WWC.

  2. Heidi Weaver says:

    What a great special fold, Char. I’m so glad you included the directions. I can’t wait to try it out. That adorable little bird is perfect as the feature image for your card. Great choice of colours, too. You’ve managed to combine the two challenges brilliantly. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. Cute card Char. Love that fat little bird. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler and for sharing your creation and tutorial. Awesome.

  4. karrenj says:

    This little bird is adorable! What a fabulous card and a great fold! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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