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Four Calling Birds Mini-Envelope Book

Sparkle, sparkle! I made this envelope book... do you get the reference? 4 Calling Birds, birds and phones. I love Christmas, and I am so glad. I love having my Christmas tree up, and even though it's completely encrusted in ornaments and other glittery nonsense, I thought it could use another little book among its branches.
And hey, guess who the 4 calling birds are calling? Santa. Each of the pages (which are envelopes) have a tag that pulls out to reveal Santa on the other line. I used the Santa on the Telephone Collage Sheet for those. The birds are from the Robin Red Breast Collage Sheet. I added a little glitter glue for extra sparklies.
 I used all sorts of different ribbons and fibers and embellishments from Alpha Stamps. My favorite are the little sparkly flowers I made using metallic crinkle wire in pink, copper and red.
To make those little flowers, you take a piece of crinkle wire about 8 inches long and wrap it around your finger. Take the wrapped circle and then twist the center twice so you have a sort of bunch. Then you delicately separate and arrange the loops, and voila! A sparkly little flower ready to glue onto whatever needs some shine.
And boooonus! I made a 4 calling birds ATC using the Parrots collage sheet. There will be more 12 days of Christmas ATCs showing up day by day in the Alpha Stamps Gallery :) 

In case you see anything that you want to stuff your stocking with, here's the full product list for the envelope book:


13 comments:

Nichola said...

Adorable!

Leslie Andersen said...

I love that little book! Wish it was on MY Christmas tree! Congrats, Kara, I just saw the announcement that you are now part of the Alpha Stamps design team!

Aly B said...

This turned out so cute! Of course you would get the calling birds =)

Aly B said...

This turned out so cute! Of course you would get the calling birds =)

Leslie Andersen said...

Sorry I spelled your name wrong, Kira!!!

Rett said...

What a delightful project. I love all the colors together...and the idea of four calling birds calling Santa is just perfect! Kudos to you, Kira....well done.

Lizbethem said...

What a great little sparkly book!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

These exuberant colors are not the norm for the holidays...but they should be. Delicious. Makes me want to run to my craft room and find COLORS.

smallgirl said...

This little book is wonderful, and I love the ATC too. Your art is so inspiring! :)

QuirkieCraft said...

Congrats on becoming a Designer for Alpha Stamps! I'm so envious but you are awesome and will make tons of awesome things, I can't wait to see =D

Deb Moon said...

Kira, I love your idea of the birds calling Santa. I'm a huge animal lover myself and I adore your book as well as your sweet ATC.

PetraB said...

fantastic projects, so inspiring

Kathi said...

So love that card.

Finally a use for those telephone dies I had to have.