Monday, July 11, 2011


This will be the 3rd. swap I have done with Karla Nathan of Karlas Cottage and I really enjoy them. I was not into paper type arts until this last year or so and it is a whole new ballgame. I have taken a couple of online classes and am really enjoying it. You know the old saying "a change is as good as a rest" well it is true for me.

This swap had to have a bird on the tag somewhere. Small - large no matter as long as it is somewhere. I had downloaded a couple of sheets from the web and one of them happened to be for birds. I found it among my stash and I used them. I ordered bird nest charms and was off. Here is the result.

The swap is only for 8 tags but I made a couple of extras in case plus I can add one to my little booklet of tags so I have a record of what I sent. I missed this on swap 1 but did add one on swap 2 and I like having it there.

Karla sorts them out and makes a cover tag of whatever the story of the swap is. Can you image Karla making 70-100 covers and they are always beatifully done. She is a wonderful artist and a great gal. Will show you what I receive when I receive them.

I should have added how I made them. I bought a Cuttlebug machine when in Florida and have had a lot of fun with it. I love the embellishing cards to use with it.
I used purchased tags but ran them through with a leafy-bird embellisher card then used a torn piece of corrugated cardboard and then the bird pic. I edged them with brown colors and added the little twigs found on my deck. There are always twigs and sometimes large branches on my deck from all the trees. I then added the bird nest charm and some of my seam binding ribbon as a tie. I also stamped a birdcage on the back of each card and signed and dated them.


Debra Spincic said...

Those are so sweet! I love bird things!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Gorgeous tags Freda.
I'm in the swap too - I would love to get one of yours in my book!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Those are beautiful tags - love the bird images and the little birdsnest charm. Very nice!!

Gina E. said...

I've seen these tags on other blogs from time to time, but none as pretty as yours, Freda!