Little Birdie Crafts Songs of the Sea Folio: Guest Designer Post
Hello, Friends! Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing a Little Birdie Crafts Songs of the Sea Folio that I created as a Guest Designer for LBC. I call this one, “The Mermaid Garden.” The saturated blues, beachy patterns and lovely mermaids in this collection have me dreaming of the sea! I’m thrilled to be partnering with LBC once again, and look forward to sharing a monthly post that will feature their new releases and fun projects to inspire your creativity.
And, I have more good news! LBC just launched their very first US warehouse! That’s right! Now you can order direct from Little Birdie and fill your crafty space with their beautiful flowers, papers, and mixed media supplies. You’ll want to pop by and pay them a visit, as everything is on sale as part of their grand opening celebration.
I’m a huge fan of Little Birdie Crafts…and not just because they offer such beautiful flowers and crafting supplies. Did you know that they employ more than 3000 rural Indian women who would otherwise be without work? These women are now able to provide their children with an education and a future. They also rescue abandoned baby girls (still common in India) and place them in homes where they will be loved, cared for and educated. Little Birdie is changing the future of India, and I am proud to be associated with the brand!
Songs of the Sea Folio: The Mermaid Garden
The base of this project is a “made from scratch” 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ box style folio. I’ve layered up the cover with beautiful Little Birdie Flowers, chipboard and papers from the 12×12 and 6×6 Songs of the Sea Collection.
TIP: Mix and match your flowers to create this Mermaid Garden. I’ve combined Amor Mio Heleen flowers with Songs of the Sea Nancy and Queenie blossoms. The white blooms add life and lighten up all the beautiful deep blues. Tuck a few tiny starfish into the floral cascade to enhance the ocean vibe.
TIP: The focal image on this folio is cut from the cover of the 6″ x 6″ pad. Don’t forget to check the packaging!
TIP: Paint metal charms with chalk paint. Then tap with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and spritz with water to create a perfectly distressed and color matched embellishment.
TIP: Heat emboss chipboard with Versamark Ink, then emboss with Seth Apter Baked Velvet Mediterranean Powders. They are a great color match for this collection. Then dry brush with a little diluted chalk paint to create this faux metal patina on the chipboard.
Songs of the Sea Folio: The Spine
Punch a hole at the top of the spine and add a lobster clasp and bangle to create a quick and easy decoration. Netting makes a great closure for the folio.
Songs of the Sea Folio: A Peek Inside
You’ll see all the details of this interactive folio in the video tour below. But to whet your appetite, here are a few sneak peeks.
If you’d like to see more details, just click play!
If you’d like to see all the beautiful supplies I received from Little Birdie Crafts, you can watch this unboxing video. The new releases are gorgeous!
And here’s some happy news! Use this coupon code Kathy05 when you shop at Little Birdie Crafts, and you’ll save an additional 5% off your order!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!