Birds and Blooms Banner and Bookmark

Hello, Friends!

Happy Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  It’s mid-winter…and so dreary…I think we could all use a little cheer.  So I have a sweet little Birds and Blooms Banner and Bookmark to share with you today to remind you that spring will surely come!  Take a look:

Birds and Blooms Banner 01a

While shopping at Michael’s this summer, I found these little wooden pennants in the clearance section for just about 6 cents apiece.  So I had to buy a bunch of them.  I was cleaning out my studio last week, and found them and immediately went to work on this cute little Birds and Blooms Banner.

Birds and Blooms Banner 02The wooden pennants measure about 3″ across on the top, and the holes were all pre-drilled.  I sanded them, inked them and then added some of the pretty papers from Birds and Blooms .  Doesn’t it feel like springtime?

Birds and Blooms Banner 03aI loved stamping,  die cutting and water coloring my fluffy little birdies! I don’t know why, but these cheeky little creatures make my heart happy!

Birds and Blooms Banner 04The flowers are so easy to make, too!  I die cut these and then coated them with Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.   This gives the flowers a great vintage shine and adds texture to them as well.

Birds and Blooms Banner 05You can see the shine a little better in this close up.  I also dry embossed my background paper to add more texture, then rubbed it lightly with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Birds and Blooms Banner 06This green burlap center stitch ribbon  adds great texture and is the perfect partner for my moss green micro gingham bows.  It gives the banner a sweet, country feel, and looks so festive when it’s hanging.

Birds and Blooms Banner 07aJust look at those fluffly little birdies gossiping away!  I love that they are all nestled in among the leaves and branches.

Birds and Blooms Banner 10aI actually saw a pair of bluebirds last week on one of our warmer days…so you see, spring cannot be too terribly far away!

Birds and Blooms Banner 08My letter tiles were scavenged from a yard sale, and then inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to help them stand out.

Birds and Blooms Banner 09Here’s one last look at the whole banner.  I’m going to hate to pack this one up and send it off to Heartfelt Creations…it’s been a cheery focal point here in my studio for the past week!

I also put together a quick bookmark with a few leftover bits and bobs from my crafting.

bookmark birds and blossoms 01aI apologize for the greyish cast of these photos.  We have had so much rain…if I waited for a sunny day to come around, I’d never take another picture!  LOL  This is great for a quick little gift…and super easy to make.  You’ll find complete supply lists and detailed tutorials for both the bookmark and the Birds and Blooms Banner below.

I hope I brought you some cheer today!  If you use your imagination…you can hear these fluffy little birdies singing, and smell the sweet cherry blossoms…I promise!

Thanks for stopping by,




Birds and Blooms Banner

Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC

HCDP1 250 Birds and Blooms Paper Collection
HCPC 3644 Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3645 Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3646 Fluffy Birdies Cling Stamp Set
HCD756 Birds and Blooms Die
HCD 757 Leafy Branch Die
130524 Distress Crackle Paint
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit

Other Products: Spellbinders Enchanted M-Bossabilities Folder; Ranger Archival Ink, Coffee; Adirondack Ink, Shell Pink; SU Old Olive Ink; Clear Embossing Powder; White Cardstock; Distress Markers (Rusty Hinge, Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Broken China, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn); wooden pennants (Michael’s); Letter Tiles; Moss Green Micro Gingham, Green Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon; 6 buttons; hot glue gun; strong white glue; sandpaper; Adirondack Snow Cap White Paint; Detail Water Brush; Mustard Seed Distress Stickles;

Sand the edges of the wooden pennants and then paint with Snow-Cap White Paint. After the paint has dried, sponge the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Trace around the pennants onto the paper from the collection. Cut the paper slightly smaller than the pennant, distress the edges, ink with Vintage Photo DI and then run through the embossing folder. Lightly sponge the embossed areas with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Glue onto the wooden pennants. Run the burlap ribbon through the holes in the top of each pennant. Tie the green gingham in a double bow on each end. Tie a square knot in 8″ lengths of the gingham between each pennant. Use a glue gun to top with a double bow and a button.

Use Shell Pink Ink to stamp several sets of the blossoms. Die cut and then color with Picked Raspberry Distress Markers and a detail water brush. Dry and shape using the molding mat and tools. Stamp the leafy branch, fluffy birdies and leaflets with Old Olive and die cut. Shape and color with Distress Markers. Snip the leafy branch into 3 pieces and glue to the tops of the pennants along with the leaflets. Use foam dots to secure the birds, doubling in some places to create dimension. Glue the blossoms into place with strong white glue. Ink the edges of the letter tiles with Vintage Photo and secure to the pennants with strong white glue, as shown. Paint the leaves, blossoms and birds with Distress Crackle Paint.

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Birds and Blooms Bookmark

Heartfelt Creations Products and product carried by HC
HCDP1 250 Birds and Blooms Paper Collection
HCPC 3644 Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3645 Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set
HCD 757 Leafy Branch Die
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat

Other Products: SU Lost Lagoon, Blushing Bride, Whisper White Cardstock; Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Antique Linen Distress Paint; clear embossing powder, metal key, ribbon, string, sewing machine, Flower Soft Extra Fine Citrus, Pink Stickles, white glue, calligraphy marker.

Cut a 2 1/2″ x 6″ panel from a 6″ card front. Mat with a 2 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock. Stitch around the edges. Stamp HCPC 3644 Birds and Blooms onto Blushing Bride Cardstock using Worn Lipstick DI. Heat emboss with clear powder. Die cut with HCD 757 Leafy Branches Die and shape. Place a dot of white glue in the center of each flower, and fill with Flower Soft. Brush each petal lightly with Pink Stickles. Set aside to dry. Stamp the leaves from HCPC 3645 onto Whisper White Cardstock using Peeled Paint DI. Die cut with HCD 757 Leafy Branch Die. Paint the key with Antique Linen Distress Paint. String with white string. Glue dried flowers and leaves in place. Punch a hole at the top of the bookmark. String with micro light blue gingham and Light Blue Delicate Stitched Satin ribbon. Tie a bow. Write the sentiment on the bookmark with a calligraphy marker.

28 thoughts on “Birds and Blooms Banner and Bookmark


    That banner is just amazing. I love all the birdies and flowers! And of course Scrabble tiles….perfect!

  2. Tracey F.

    Kathy, I love the banner! It is just like a fresh breath of spring…and it has cheered me to look at it! Love those birdies! And, the bookmark…I love, love, love the sentiment you’ve used!

  3. Nancy Carroll

    Oh, this is just too scrumptious! What a cool idea for the wooden banners, great find, love the tag to. Pinterest was being a pain today and wouldn’t let me pin it, so I saved it on bloglovin to go back later!

  4. Judy B

    A beautiful banner Kathy. The bookmark has so many pretty elements on it, I would hate to smash it between the pages of a book. lol Thanks for sharing.

  5. Anne H.

    Wow! I can’t decide which parts of the banner and bookmark are my favorite, I love everything about them! So creative and just amazing the amount of work and detail you put into your creations!! They’re both just gorgeous!!

  6. Maureen

    Both your projects are to absolutely die for Kathy! The bookmark is a crack up, LOL, and the banner is absolutely perfect! Fantastic! Hugs, M

  7. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, love this spring banner, now where to hang it? Humm, a beautiful gift. I love the colors and those birds and blooms. spring has sprung. Think it would look good over a window, or mirror?. inspired……LOL

  8. Martie Rollin

    I LOVE THIS BANNER!!! What a beautiful spring project…perfect to cheer us all in the gloom of mid-winter. I enjoyed seeing the different ways you used the bird images. Beautiful!

  9. Castlepark Designs

    Kathy, this banner is absolutely gorgeous my friend and the Birds and Blooms collection is perfect for this amazing project! I think I would shed a tear or two when packing this up to send as well. Thanks again for being such an inspiration 🙂 Hugs xx

  10. ariane1966

    Hi Kathy,

    I love the way you make your banners.
    Too bad that here in Belgium, as in France, scrapbooking stores do not take these collections of papers heartfelt creations.
    I managed to have an old collection “Floral key collection” and two kinds of scrap pads and a die
    I try to convince the dealer to continue to buy, but we’ll see.
    Sincerely, Ariane

  11. Diane Hover

    You certainly know how to make gorgeous papers even more gorgeous with your creations that is for sure!!This is stunning Kathy, but I am so sad you have to send it off….I would be crying..!!
    I love the banners and this one is one of the prettiest ones I have seen!!

  12. Pamellia

    Absolutely stunning Kathy! You know how much I love little birdies and these ones are just cute as sin! I love all the fabulous flowers and foliage, you did some flowers dark and some light,which really adds depth! Fabulous ribbons too, love the stitching one! Such a beautiful banner, so full of spring colours! Love it! hugs 🙂

  13. carol

    Gosh Kathy wow another gorgeous banner. Such a pretty delight especially on such a grey morning. It is not very nice today with snow showers expected over the next couple of days. I love everything on this banner and the birds make your heart sing. So pretty my friend and lots of information shared. Thank you x

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