Happy Bird Day with the Sizzix Making Journal


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! I think I’ve mentioned that I’ve been on a bird kick lately, right? Well, today I have yet another tweet bird project to share.. this time a card that was posted this week on the Sizzix UK blog The Making Journal, featuring my favorite die sets from the Tim Holtz Chapter 2 release.


The adorable birds from the Feathered Friends Thinlits die set has by far been my favorite set from the spring release. I love that they can be colored in so many variations to create many different species of birds, and they all turn out so beautifully. The Funky Wreath die set is the perfect companion set for these birds, and once again I’ve added in a wreath on my project today. I love dressing up the wreaths with small extras, like flowers or ribbons or bows. On this card, I made a messy nest for the bird with some wonky “greens” and natural twine. And added in a hand-stamped sentiment banner to finish the design.


It was recently my mother’s birthday.  She loves bird images and nature scenes, so this card was made specially for her. She’s getting quite the bird collection going, I must say!

I’ve got all the details and the complete step-by-step tutorial for this project up on The Making Journal blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful week!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 4.25 x 5.5 - 20 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Paper Stash - EtceteraTim Holtz Idea-ology 12 x 12 Paper Stash WALLFLOWER Cardstock Pack TH93110Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die- Feathered FriendsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die- Funky WreathSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Media MarksSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Crochet 2Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Bigz XL Die with Framelits - Curio BoxRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Texture Paste - 3 Ounces - CrackleRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Rusty HingeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Old PaperTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Gathered TwigsTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Walnut StainRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Archival Ink Pads - Mini Kit - ThreeMay Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap

Hero Arts Printer’s Type Lower alpha stamps

5 thoughts on “Happy Bird Day with the Sizzix Making Journal

  1. A beautiful bird with lovely color!! Love all the elements for the nest, too! I’m sure your Mom will treasure this gorgeous card!!

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