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Thu 25

Feathered Friends and Swooping Branches and Leaves by Jean Okimoto


Create a Valentine Tree with the Swooping Branches Deep Edge dies - then add a smiling owl from the Feathered Friends Deep Edge dies.  It's all about getting the most from your collection of Memory Box dies.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, with another colorful Valentine design to brighten your winter day.


Cut the the branch and leaves from dark kraft and red cardstock and construct a simple tree.

Cut the Feathered Friends owl from screen printed paper - I've used a colorful striped pattern from Shizen Design.  Impress can order it for you - it's #HP1156.  Cut another owl from dark gray cardstock and attach it - slightly offset - behind the striped owl for dimension and a sliver of a shadow. 

Cut the face from natural cardstock.  Attach adhesive label paper or sticker sheets to pale peach and red felt and diecut the rosy cheeks and wing.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking thru.

Color a section of orange cardstock with a black marker for the eyes.  Cut the eyes and orange beak.

Attach the diecuts to a 5-½" square card of recycled natural cardstock.  


Add some pretty accents from Birch Press Design -  pale peach sequins from the Grandma's Roses assortment and a bit of washi tape from the Sugar Tape set.  Birch Press Design is an upscale online shop featuring craft supplies, cards, kitchen and home products.  It's owned by Memory Box owners Dave and Monica Brethauer.

Hope the deep edge dies have earned a place in your collection - and that we've inspired you to mix and match prints, papers and fabrics on unique cards for any occasion.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Impress Valentine Open House on Saturday January 27th.  I'll be doing a Memory Box Heart Candy Box make and take from 10-11:30.  We've added another LOVE IS SWEET class that day too - from 12-1:45.  

Thanks for visiting - see you on Saturday!







i love that sweet bird. i wanted to be at the open hoimuse and your class but a broken foot and ankle are not out and about friendly!

Gorgeous card, love the little bird! xxx

That bird is so adorable...a great card!

Ouch...a ski accident? Thanks for commenting - take care, heal quickly, see you soon!

Thanks Christine! I love the Feathered Friends set - you'll be seeing a lot of these happy birds!

Thanks Barbara-Jean - the Feathered Friends Deep Edge die set is a great way to use bits and pieces of paper and felt from your stash. And a great excuse to buy more paper and felt!

those little patterned birds are just the cutest!!

I love this card! I love both the "Branches and Leaves" and the "Feathered Friends" dies!

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