Monthly Archives: March 2013

Rose Frames

Good Morning!

It’s a flying visit today as I am in the middle of making some Wedding Invites for a Family Member, everything comes at once doesn’t it? :)

I have 2 rose frames for you today, I thought they would look great cut simply in white on a wedding card but I like to try something different and went for a high contrast effect of black backed with some bright coloured card pieces. It took a while to add the two different colours to the frame, I would definitely recommend going for one colour of card or even trying my cheats stained glass method with vellum for more than one colour.

thanks rose circle card

Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)

Rose Frames by Bird

Rose Frames Digital Cutting File by Bird

Be back soon!

Design Team post time

Hi Guys!

I have completed another project, or two ;), in my new crafty space and it feels great to be working in here.

Its my design team post time again so if you would like to see what I made pop on over to Team KNK to have a look, there might even be a couple of handy cut files waiting for you there :)

Easy Stained Glass

Well hello there and welcome to the very first project to be made at the brand spanking new Birdhouse! Some parts of the house still need attention and a few boxes are yet to be unpacked but we can’t let things like that stop us from crafting, can we? ;)

I have a daisy edged card cut file for you today and I’d like to show you how I used a cheats method to create a stained glass look. You may remember I used different coloured pieces of vellum to create a stained glass look on my Mothers Day Card, well it can be tricky where you have fine cuts to hide your edges behind so on today’s card I used markers to get a similar effect in no time at all.

Pic 1: I cut the card base and the front panel as they appear in the cut file at 5.75 inches high to fit into a 6 inch envelope. I also cut the outline of the front panel in vellum to create my stained glass layer.


Pic 2: I stuck my vellum down to the back side of the front panel with a glue pen.


Pic 3: Still working on the back side of the card and vellum, I used Copic markers to colour the middle of my flower and the stem & leaves. You only need to add one layer of marker as it may start to streak if you add too much. The best bit about this technique is that it is very forgiving as you can colour outside of the lines, just as long as you stay behind the card and don’t veer into a neighbouring vellum window.


Pic 4: Turn your flower over and there are no signs of glue or colouring outside of the lines, they are all hidden :)


Pic 5: I glued my flower down to the card base ensuring to match up the window sections, wet glue makes this so much easier. Your card now looks neat on the inside and outside!


Pic 6: I decorated the front of my card with some broderie anglaise trim and yellow seam binding (Mimosa). My sentiment is printed onto some card then cut with a spellbinders circle die, I added an eyelet to turn it into a little tag then I tied it to my bow.


Pic 7: This is how the card looks when it stands up.


Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)


Daisy Edge Card Digital Cutting File by Bird