Ready for Spring

In the middle of cold January, it’s always lovely to dream of Spring. I has to be my favorite time of year. A time of growth and renewal with some new changes to see each and every day. One of my favorite things is the return of the birds and their singing. This sweet bird image reminds me of spring.

As birds are still super popular as a design theme, I thought it would be fun to use them as a theme for today’s Ways to Use it Challenge. Stamp a bird, use a bird shaped chipboard, a sticker, a die cut, whatever you can think of. If you’d like to play along…here’s the challenge. We’d love to have you join us.

Song for Spring Card


This sweet bird image is actually a digital Printable or digital stamp if you prefer to call it that. I’ve taken the image and then airbrushed and colored it with my Copic Markers. It’s been a while since I pulled mine out and it was fun to do some coloring again for a change.

Quick Tip: You can totally mix stamping with digital. For this design I overstamped my colored image with the Spanish Script Backgrounder in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.

Oh. lol. Here’s yet another tip. Don’t have your card closed when you go to add some last minute stitching. 😉 I’m not sure where my brain was but I had to laugh at myself when I discovered that I had sewn the card closed. I guess this poor little birdie won’t be flying away anywhere in the mail.

Supply List: Songsheet Birdie Printable by ETC. ,  Spanish Script Backgrounder by CHF, Simply Smooth White cardstock by CHF, Copic Markers, olive & Kraft cardstock by Bazzill BAsics, sewing machine, flower by Prima, Silk Ribbon by May Arts, Journaling Tag by Maya Road, Trinket pin by Maya Road

Happy creating!

12 responses to “Ready for Spring

  1. Julia –

    This is such a lovely card and design. You did a lovely job. And I think it is hysterical that you sewed the card shut. Sounds like something I would do – LOL!

    Elaine Allen

  2. Love your pretty card with the script overstamped. Reminds me of something I would do sewing your card closed!

  3. hah! one time I was attaching a brad to a closed card and it went through the front and the back of the card. worse than that, one time I made a dress and went to snip a stray thread and cut a hole in the (finished!) dress

  4. This is a sweet little card. I love all of the elements. Hope I get a chance to play this week!

  5. Wonderful card; the coloring is so rich, and I like the color combo of the script against the blue background. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Beautiful! Even if it doesn’t open anymore! LOL! I’ve totally done that myself! : )

  7. I love birds. Beautiful card. You gave me my Birthday chuckle about sewing the card shut.

  8. very cute image, love the flower and your great background!
    I am certainly looking forward to spring myself!

  9. Julia, what a delightful little bird to bring thoughts to spring. The coloring is perfection and the overstamping is fab. Thanks for the sewing tip too LOL.

  10. Beautiful, Julia – maybe you could adhere it to a little plaque and make a hanging of it, LOL! Way too pretty to throw away! Might have to go get that darling birdie image, too :)

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