Birds 2, CUP Update, etc

Some More Cards With Various Birds On Them

On the 7th I put a blog post up called Birds 1 – here – today I’m starting my blog post with some more of the bird cards I’ve made over the last year.  Once I post this I’ll probably find more in my box of cards, but for now – Enjoy!

1Mummy duck and ducklings Pyramid Sheet  2Peacock Wavy Side Stacker  3Peacock  4harris hawk step by step  5Parrots in the Rainforest Pyramid Sheet

  1. Mummy duck and ducklings Pyramid Sheet by Sarah Edwards (This card is a straight edged pyramid so very easy to cut out and put together.  I think this design would work well with a speech bubble coming out of either the duck or one of the ducklings mouths with a witty comment in it.  Any ideas about what is being said?)
  2. Peacock Wavy Side Stacker by Sarah Edwards (This is a side stacker with wavy edges that are easy to cut out – and very forgiving if the waves are not exactly accurately cut as well.  It’s not difficult to cut out or make up.)
  3. Peacock by Kristin Guyer (The pyramid layers are round on this card.  This time the peacock doesn’t have his tail up in a display.)
  4. Harris hawk step by step by Sharon Trommelen (The top layers that are of the bird’s body and wings are easy to cut out but there’s a bit more of a fiddle on the lower layers that need cutting out around and between the legs.  You could get away with just building up the easier to cut layers if you want.)
  5. Parrots in the Rainforest Pyramid Sheet by Sarah Edwards (Another of the easy to cut straight edged pyramid designs.  This is a very striking image.)

1Kookaburra  2Bird on Feeder Twisted Pyramid  3Cute Wise Owl Pop Up Spring Card  4peek-a-boo easter chick step by step  5BLUE TIT ON AN APPLE BLOSSOM TREE BRANCH

  1. Kookaburra by Linda Whittles (This square shaped pyramid design had a paper ribbon on the sheet as well.)
  2. Bird on Feeder Twisted Pyramid by Sheila Rodgers (Is this a sparrow?  I’m not sure, but even though this is a twisted pyramid, and therefore gives a different effect to the finished card, it is still made up of easy to cut square layers.)
  3. Cute Wise Owl Pop Up Spring Card by Katy Kinsey (The most fiddly thing to cut out about this card are the owl’s tufts.  The whole card is on the design sheet, you simply print, cut, score and fold.)
  4. Peek-a-boo Easter chick step by step by Michelle Johnson (Lots of ins and outs to cutting this design out, though the clear black lines make it easier to do than many.  It can be made up into a card of whatever colour you want.)
  5. BLUE TIT ON AN APPLE BLOSSOM TREE BRANCH by Elaine Sheldrake (This is a side stacker card, so again only straight edges and easy to cut out.  The design sheet does have a background element included, together with some flowers which are a bit more fiddly to cut out.)


  1. PARROT OVER THE EDGE CARD by Clive Couter (This card was cut out using my CraftROBO.  The only hand cutting was trimming the sticky backed clear plastic I put behind the image.  This card is totally coloured in using various colours of fine glitter.  Some care is needed to get all the glitter in the correct aperture, but I think it makes a really stunning card and is well worth the effort.)

If you click on the link that appears with my notes on how difficult the card is to cut, etc., you will be taken to the page with design itself on, and you too could buy and make a similar card.

CUP Newsletter

As I was finishing writing this blog post I noticed that a link to the latest CUP Newsletter was posted up on Facebook.  If you want to go and have a look click -> here.  There are some stunning cards being highlighted, as well as many great design sheets and kits created by some of the CUP Designers who’ve gone Platinum. Why not pop to the page and have a look.

You can see the cards I’ve made using design sheets from CUP in my “Crafter Showcase Area” on – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)