Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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I'm using my September Summer Festival kit that I put together from the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog's inspiration. Every year the Boy Scouts stop by selling flower baskets and plants and they are delivered around Mother's Day. This year I had an unexpected guest move into one of the flower baskets. She built her nest and hatched one little birdie.

I have a couple sheets of the tree leaf paper in my Counterfeit Kit and thought it would be a good background for the photos of the Boy Scout flower basket and the bird that her home in it.

I cut down the tree paper and used my gold Calligraphy pen to outline the paper along with the brown cardstock mat.

I stamped and embossed the "spread your wing a little more each day" on the tracing paper and added it to the center of the doily.  The orange punched strip is from my scrap pile. 

I used the Songbird Cartridge and cut out the Tweet with the birdhouse attached.  I then hand cut off the birdhouse, traced around it to make a pattern then cut it out of the pink foam sheet. 

The Pop Art has a couple of tags in their kit so I made one for my journaling. I added my DIY gold messy washi tape to the tag along with a couple of enamel dots. Since I had outlined the pink Birdhouses I thought I should outline the pink on my tag.

The journaling reads:
Miss Dove decided the flower basket from the Boy Scouts is the perfect place for her new nest.

Thanks for stopping by.

September 2015 Counterfeit Kit -  Summer Festival
3 - Forgeries
2 - 12x12 Layouts
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layouts
 - Cards
 - Mini Albums

September Counterfeit Kit:
Paper: DCWV - Tree Leaves paper; Cardstock -Black, brown, yellow and scraps of orange and white; Tracing paper and doily
Cricut: Songbird cartridge and Designer Studio
Stamps: Unity Stamps KOTM -
Die:papertrey Ink - A Few Pointers.
Punches:  Stampin' Up -  mini circle and Decorative Punch; Marvy 3/4" circle and a Hole Punch.
Misc.: Adhesive,  DIY Enamel Dots,  DIY Washi Tape, Embossing powder - gold, Gold Calligraphy Pen, label, Pink Foam sheet, Twine and White pen. .


Stephanie said...

Beautiful layout - love those little birdhouses, what a perfect embellishment for this page

Susan said...

That tree paper is perfect for the photo and I like the way you tucked everything in along the top. We had a pair of robins nesting outside one of our windows this spring and were completely captivated watching the eggs hatch.

LCSmithSAVED said...

I would never have thought to use the tree paper as a background but it looks FAB! Really like how the gold accents add such importance to what some might consider an ordinary memory. I love to scrap these kind of things! Beautiful :~)

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful layout Cindy :) Good use of the leaf paper and the perfect backdrop for the pictures. You captured some cool pictures of the nest and the bird :) love how you did the layering and cool way to use tracing paper too :) Look like you embossed directly onto the doily :)

Susanne said...

Very nice, I like how you nested the embellishments.

Clair said...

This is such a cute layout! I love all of the little details - it must have taken such a long time to do all of the gold edging!

Lisa said...

How wonderful that she picked your flower basket for her next - she looks so cosy! Great use of those embellishments and the paper really is perfect