Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Birds  

It's my TURN!
What does 60 Designers and Sizzix Fresh Vintage Dies have in common?  A BLOG HOP of course!  Each Tuesday & Thursday (during a 6-week period) a new Sizzix Fresh Vintage die will be presented by different designers. Talk about INSPIRATION!!  It's simply amazing how one die can be used in so many different ways.  To hop from one blog to another, just click on the Fresh Vintage button to the right.

Eileen Hull is the creator of these dies and I'm honored to be in her blog hop!  Check out all her dies.  You'll be ordering these when you see what all can be done with them!

Today is the BIRD die.  There are so many ways to use this little gem but I settled on one to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness month.


Sizzix ScoreBoards Die - Bird
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Westcott Scissors
Beacon Adhesives Quick Grip
Lisa Pavelka Magic-Glos™
Blumenthal Lansing buttons
Krylon Satin White indoor/outdoor spray paint
Pink Duck Tape® brand Duct Tape
3.5 inch dark pink ribbon (wire removed)
.5 inch light pink ribbon
Clay pot
Tissue paper
ColorBox chalk (Rouge)
Cake wires
Styro Foam cone cut to size needed


  • cut 3.5 inch ribbon into 6 inch lengths
  • on a plastic trash bag, coat the ribbon with the Magic Glos using your finger to smooth
  • set outside in the sun to cure
  • when dry; cut out 3 birds, 6 wings
  • fold pink duct tape together; cut 6 beaks
  • assemble birds; glue wings on each side, pearl eyes, duct tape beaks, punch hole to hang
  • insert .5 light pink ribbon through holes in birds, tie in bow
  • Spray clay pot with Krylon white spray paint
  • when dry, adhere buttons with Quick Grip
  • wrap light pink ribbon around the button adorned clay pot; tie in a bow
  • insert styro foam into clay pot
  • insert cake wires into styro foam
  • layer surface with tissue paper; tint with ColorBox ink
Display your newly created statement in your home or office!


Karen B said...

Wow! These birds are really unique! Love the pink and the texture to them.

Beth said...

Ronnie - LOVE your birds they look like stained glass - so very cool and creative!!

Roxi Phillips said...

What a sweet flock of birds! Love the transparency of the birds and the buttoned up pots!

Rhonda said...

So sweet...this would be wonderful for a shower or garden party!

Cindy Rippe said...

Really cute centerpiece. It would be perfect for a little girl's Birthday party too. Nice design!

KimberlyRae said...

Simply BirdieFul!
Love it to pieces...
it's amazing work you've done!
Hugsss and Blessings,

Anita Braddock said...

Wow this is so very Beautiful I love the color and the ribbon perfect. love how you made the pot for the birds to hang on. I new that duck tape would be good for crafts my dad uses duck tape all the time. what a great idea and how cool is this thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
ps this is my Fav.

Mylene said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! I love how the birds are hanging. BCA is a fantastic theme for these birds. Great project Ronnie.

Julia Cheang said...

Simply stunning! Love your BCA theme. Thanks for sharing your great project.

Jonathan F said...

These birds make me smile. Love love love the pink!

Lisa Pavelka said...

Beautiful and wonderful Veronica! Loved the way you used Magic Glos. Rock on!