Sunday, December 27, 2015

Happy New Year - Keeping Organzied

I'm counting down to the New Year and really looking forward to 2016!

I've come up with a couple of new year's resolutions -- one of which is to always have paper and pen on hand. What better way than to keep one of these mini journals in my bag. Won't you take a look at my latest creations:

Here's one I created with the new year in mind. It's basic - simple - pretty!!

I had fun creating this little journal with it's patriotic theme and peace message! I love the vintage look and decorative edging!!

If you're left-handed, you're in luck. There are several left-handed journals in my shop:

Whatever the case, I hope the new year brings you happiness!

Enjoy your 2016 journey:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

File Folder Gift Tags

Hi Everyone!

One of my favorite activities of the Christmas season is wrapping gifts. I love playing with different colored wrapping paper and ribbons and string and bows ... and well, I know -- you either love it or hate it!

Today I'm featuring gift tags that I made with Deena's adorable Ginger Snowman Crocks Printable Hang Tags.

Hang Tags - Ginger Snowman Crocks

These tags are so sweet -- there are four different tags and you will get two of each on a sheet. All you need to do is print them out on heavy cardstock, cut, punch out a hole and add a ribbon or string!! So easy!

I decided to do something a bit different and created gift tags from little file folders that I had on hand.

The folders measure 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 and the hang tags fit perfectly on the front of the folder.

After cutting out the snowmen images, I glued them to the front of two kraft paper and two ivory folders. I stamped "Merry Christmas" on the tab of each folder and added a glittery brad to each.

These tags would look great on a gift wrapped in brown paper -- just add some natural colored string -- and what a delightful presentation that would make!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. For more gift wrapping inspiration, check out all of the Printable Hang Tags at the Ewe-N-Me website.

Merry Christmas all!


Monday, December 7, 2015

Sleigh Bells Ring!!!

Hi everyone! Happy December!

I'm NOT going to do the count down to Christmas (because I don't want to panic myself or any of you)!! But, if you are looking for easy, quick and BEAUTIFUL Christmas card ideas you are in luck today!!

The cards I'm featuring were created with Deena's (from Ewe-N-Me Printables) Label Sheet - Sleigh Bells Ring.

The downloadable features two different sizes of the label -- and you will get three of each size on an 8-1/2 x 11 page. Label sizes are 3 x 3.75" and 2.5 x 3.25.I used the larger size for my cards.

After printing out the sheet, I cut out one of the larger images and adhered it to piece of a natural colored corrugated tile. I love the texture of these tiles and they work so well with Deena's vintage images.  I adorned the tile with a blue ribbon and wooden snowflake embellishment that I sprayed with pearl mist to give it a sparkling finish. I attached the finished piece to a blue card -- and I love the way the blue enhances the beautiful Sleigh Bell image!

I created a similar card using a white tile background. It really gives the card a bright and festive feel! Can't you just hear those sleigh bells?

I hope this gives you inspiration to create your own beautiful and festive cards!

For more Ewe-N-Me Label Sheets, please visit the Ewe-N-Me website!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you next time!


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Cyber Sale

Hi everyone!

Now through December 3 you can get 20% off your purchase at my Etsy shop PrettyByrdDesigns. Just use the code CYBER15 at check out to receive your discount.

My shop offers a variety of originally designed cards, gift boxes, mini journals and gift tags -- a great selection for your holiday shopping needs.

Here are just a few of the items available:

Christmas cards:

including Christmas note cards:

Stocking stuffers, such as mini journals:

and mini canvases: 

And, of course that special gift box:

Custom order are gladly accepted, too!

Why not shop PrettyByrdDesigns this holiday season for that special gift!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Spooky Halloween Cards

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to be back and continuing on the Ewe-N-Me Printables design team!!

While it's hard to believe summer is a distant memory, autumn is such a great time of year. Who doesn't love the beautiful colors, cozy fires and comfy sweaters! Of course, you can't forget Halloween -- truly a fun, fun, fun holiday for everyone.

Today I'm featuring a couple of cards I created using Deena's Farmhouse Labels - Skeleton, Blackbird, Night Owl. There are three different images, in three different sizes. And, you will receive two pages with this downloadable -- one with a white background and the other with a tan background.

Farmhouse Labels - Skeleton - Blackbird - Night Owl

The cards I created used the white background.

I started with a panel of dark brown cardstock to which I stapled a piece of burlap. The texture of burlap is so perfect for fall and adds to that rustic look. I then attached the panel to a kraft card.

I then cut out the larger images and glued them to the card, atop the burlap piece. Aren't these images fun? For a final touch, I attached a decorative paper clip to each card. I found these clips at the dollar store and knew they'd come in handy for one of my projects!!

The cards were so easy to make!! Give them a try!

For more inspiration, visit the Ewe-N-Me Printables website here.

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time.


Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Wonderful Season of Autumn

I haven't posted in quite some time ... actually since mid-summer.

But now that we've entered into autumn, I thought I'd post a few of my latest creations. I love the rich, beautiful colors of the season.

This card is simple and rustic with lots of detail. I love working with burlap and materials that add texture. The image is Hang Tags - Prim Pears (courtesy of Ewe-N-Me Printables).

Here's another card done in rich and vibrant gold!!

The gold mesh ribbon really enhances the earthy colors!

Here's a set of small note cards that feature rich color and lots of texture!

The "Blessings" message is hand-stamped, and the flowers are hand crafted from a lovely floral print.

If you are interested in these cards or in search of something similar, please stop by my Etsy shop Pretty Byrd Designs. I'll be posting more creations in upcoming days. 

I'm also running a fall promotion -- receive 15% off your purchase by using code FALL15!

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Bikes and Baskets Paper

I'm pleased to announce that one of my recent card creations has been featured on the Canvas Corp. Brands blog, The Creative Studio. The post features a number of very lovely handmade cards submitted by the CCB Creative Crew. I'm honored to be included in this group.

The card I created features Canvas Corp's Bikes and Baskets paper.

I thought this paper was so summery and fun and went so well with a pink accent!

I backed the patterned paper with a panel of textured pink cardstock and adhered that to an ivory card. For added interest and texture, I stapled a piece of Canvas Corp's Light Pink Burlap Fringe to the card.

For the finishing touches, I added a stamped "Spread Sunshine" panel adorned with Canvas Corp's Waxed Cotton Cord in black and a charming paper butterfly. 

It's great being a member of the Canvas Corp Crew Member -- I really can't say enough about their wonderful products. Be sure to visit their website and check out their latest offerings!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Beach Party

The heart and heat of summer is upon us! Time to go to the beach!

Enjoy these sand and surf creations now available in my etsy shop! And best of all -- it's CHRISTMAS IN JULY thru JULY 31! It's 15% off each purchase when you use code ETSYCIJ15!!

Summer adventure ...

Sand and sea ...

Nautical journey ...

Visit my shop Pretty Byrd Designs on etsy for more original creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

It's Christmas in July

The Strategic Promotion for Success Team's Christmas in July Sale will be held July 5-11 and you can get some great discounts from all of these participating shops. Don't forget to use coupon code EtsyCIJ15. SPSTeam

CIJ Sale Green 6 Pointed Star Pineapple Doily St Patrick's Day
Vintage set of Blue glass Christmas ornaments - set of 10
Monogram Owl Couple Themed Song Lyrics Art  - Wedding Gift - Anniversary Gift - Owl Wedding - Monogram Wedding - Wedding Song Art - 3D Art
Beetle Wing and Pearl Necklace Green Blue Iridescent Elytra Wings with Ivory Baroque Pearls Organic Nature Jewelry
Square silk scarf hand dyed green, blue and yellow, abstract peacock feathers, ready to ship #409
Blue Round Bamboo Hanji Paper Earrings Dangle Bamboo Design Peacock Blue Black Hypoallergenic hooks Lightweight Ear rings
Shiny n Bright Vintage Silver Bowl with Green Enamel A Perfect Christmas Display Bowl by Reed and Barton SilverSmiths
Valentines Decoration Ceramic Ornaments 3 Hearts for Your Wishes Lace Pottery Decoration
Blue Bead Crochet Necklace, Long Rope, Blue Rope Necklace, Seed Bead Rope Necklace, Glass Bead Necklace, Plus Size Blue Necklace ( N - 11 )
Proudly Peacock Style Clutch Charmante Padded Tablet Cover
Spinners Cottage by David Winter - 1984
Angel cherub chandelier earrings Baroque Emerald green Golden Turquoise earrings dangle Fine stone agate amazonite pearl Jewelry
CIJ SALE Interchangable Choker Necklace Stainless Steel Wire Wrapped Upcycled Marble on Leather Thong Jewellery Gift for Her
Peyote bracelet in blue with silvercoloured waves, handmade, stylish design, chic and elegant, festive
Crocheted Baby Flip Flop Sandals in Shades of Blue - Made to Order
Peace 8x10 Printable sign, Peace typography 11x14, Digital art grass with white background, white green instant download art teen dorm decor

Powered By Toastie Studio - Etsy Tools Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Sale

Hello everyone!

Summer is now in full swing ... and to celebrate I'm having summer sale at my Etsy shop PrettyByrdDesigns. Just use code SUMMER15 at check out and you'll receive a 15% discount.

My shop offers a variety of original, handmade greeting cards for any occasion -- whether it's a birthday,

Birthday Card - Happy Birthday - Paris - Ivory and Black - French Script - Blank Card - Canvas Accent - Neutral Colors

a wedding,

Dusty Rose Best Wishes Card - Wedding Card - Paper Flowers - Dusty Rose and Pale Yellow - Shabby Chic - Blank Card - Engagement

to say thank you, or

Thanks - Thank You Card - Kraft Card - Blank Card - Turquoise and Brown - Polka Dots - Turquoise Ribbon - Turquoise Flowers - Hand Stamped

to just say hello!

Hello - Any Occasion Card - Vintage Style - Shabby Chic Flower - Bright Green - Blank Card - Botanical Print - Hand Stamped Tag

In addition to cards, I offer keepsake boxes, mini journals, gift tags and mixed media art.
I am also happy to take custom orders. 

Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Gift Ideas

Hello everyone,

Wow -- can you believe June is here?

Aside from the lovely weather, June also brings lots of fun occasions -- weddings, graduation parties, Father's Day, not to mention baby showers and birthdays. With that in mind I'd thought I'd feature a couple of gift ideas for the ladies on your list.

Margie, owner of Etsy shop studio 1227 mentioned recently that she had paired my keepsake box with her earrings on Pinterest. Today I'm featuring that pairing, along with a couple of other ones.

Here are her beautiful pink tear drop earrings!

Pink pearl earrings.  Pale pink bead earrings.  Pearl dangles.  Pearl tear drops.  Gifts for her.  Delicate earrings.

Wouldn't they be a lovely surprise to find in this pink keepsake box from my shop, Pretty Byrd Designs.

This gorgeous turquoise wrap bracelet caught my eye. Isn't the color outstanding?

Turquoise bracelet. Teal bead bracelet. Turquoise wrap bracelet.  Turquoise bangle.  Southwest memory wire bracelet.  Fits most wrists.

I think it makes a great presentation with my small keepsake box in matching colors.

I have one more combo to show you. The natural colors in this beautiful beaded necklace are so appealing.

Yellow bead necklace. Brown beaded necklace. Green bead necklace. Unique boho necklace.  Green Pale Yellow Tan.  Natural colors.

Here's just the box to use for gifting. I love how the color of the yellow beads matches the color of the embellishment on the lid of the box.

Ivory Keepsake Box - Shabby Chic Box - Fabric Flower - Gift Box - Rustic Style - Brown Polka-Dot Ribbon - Small Keepsake Box - Simple Style

I hope you enjoyed the pairings I showed you today. Be sure to visit studio 1227 to see Margie's great selection of classically cool jewelry!

I'll be featuring more combinations for gift giving ideas soon. Thanks for stopping by today!