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Trendspotting: birds

post date iconMay 7th, 2012 author iconWendy Sue Anderson
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Whenever I think of Mother’s Day, I think of flowers and birds. I’m not sure if it’s because of all of the “mother bird” analogies, or if it’s because my own mother has always loved birds. Whatever the reason, I think birds are a great accent for Mother’s day pages, cards, and paper projects. I wanted to share just a few of the bird-themed products available right now:

Die-cut from Sizzix:

beautiful accent pieces from Prima Marketing:


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Trendspotting: birds

Wendy Sue Anderson

Blog Spotting: Birds

post date iconMarch 1st, 2011 author iconHannah Craner
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Happy March! I adore this month. It means that warm weather is not far away. (Hopefully Utah’s normally crazy weather will cooperate this year. No more snow, please!) I was craving a little spring in my “spotting” time today, and you didn’t disappoint. I found darling bird cards everywhere.

Next week, I will be “Blog Spotting” for cards with Rainbows. (Literal rainbows or rainbow color schemes.)
Leave your blog’s url in the comments or tweet to us (@cardsmag) on twitter if you’d like me to check out your cards.

And now, on to my four favorite finds this week:

1. Kara’s card is too cute. Those little felt birds make me smile! I love the music notes, which make me think of birds chirping through open windows on warm spring mornings. (Seriously craving spring over here…)

2. Sarah Martina’s card is so beautiful. I adore the postcard stamp bird which coordinated perfectly with her beautiful paper choice.

3. Jessica’s card is on of my favorites. I often lean towards clean, simple card styles and I’m loving this one. The faux stitching and that darling bird make me happy.

4. Mariana’s card is breathtaking. I love the burlap and that awesome pelican! Also loving the pop of magenta on the otherwise earth-toned card. Fabulous, fabulous.

And, because I just couldn’t narrow it down to four, I picked four honorable mentions:

Check these card makers out: Jaclyn, Laura, Karin, and Savannah.

Thanks for the inspiration! Feel free to add the blog spotting button to you blog:

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I’d love to “Blog Spot” you! Please leave your blog’s url in the comment section of this post. I will subscribe to your blog and be sure to check you out when I am surfing the blog-o-sphere each week.

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Blog Spotting: Birds

Hannah Craner

I am a crafter. I love creating in all forms: jewelry-making, needlework, book-binding, sewing, etc. However, my passion is paper crafting.

I am the Editor and graphic designer for CARDS magazine. I feel so lucky to work in an industry I love, doing something I am passionate about. When I am not working on the magazine or playing with my three cute kids, you can usually find me with a stamp nearby and paper in hand.

You can see more of Hannah on her blog:

Trendspotter: Bird Watching

post date iconJune 14th, 2010 author iconJen Gallacher
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Now that it’s summer here in Utah, I can hear the birds right outside my window welcoming each morning. In fact, a little finch couple have made themselves at home in one of my hanging baskets. (I’m not too sure how I feel about that, but they are quite tiny and very courageous to lay eggs so close to my front door.)

But birds appearing on my front porch aren’t the only place I’m seeing birds these days. They are all over your scrapbooking projects! So today, I thought I would share some of my favorite bird products with you.

I love these 3 Dimensional stickers from American Crafts. So bright and cheery:

These are cute as well:

Or these stickers from K&Co:

Maya Road has a lovely set of felt birds that would add a soft touch to any project:

Stamping with birds is also fun, how about this realistic set from Hero Arts:

Or this set from American Crafts:

Or this set from Maya Road:

How about entire lines based on birds, like this doodled line from Heidi Grace:

Or the Woodland Enchanting line from KI Memories:

And if you’re a die cutter, then you’ll love this bird in a cage from Tim Holtz in association with Sizzix:

Or this bird and bird house by Quickutz:

Or you could try a premade die cut like this one from My Mind’s Eye:

If you prefer digital, this “Bird Watcher Silhouette” kit from Designer Digitals is just gorgeous:

Or I also love this “Happy as a Lark” kit from Oscraps:

These are just a few of the many bird products available. Have a few that you’d like to share? That would be really “tweet” of you! And we’d love a peek! Just link us to your favorite bird product in the comments section below.

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Trendspotter: Bird Watching

Jen Gallacher

I am a designer, writer, and all-around crafter. I write the "Stories to Tell" article for Scrapbook Trends magazine and contribute regularly to the blog. You can also find me on CREATV, the Northridge Publishing video channel. Besides crafting, I enjoy reading, riding my bike, and watching television.

You can learn more about me on my blog: