Monday, January 3, 2011

Love and Baby Tags

A quick and easy project for you.
You know those little word cards we all love?
Here is an easy way to jazz them up a bit.

Just take your card, add a bit of lace, and trim,
dry brush around the edges, and, sweetness!
Below is another idea: a bit of music paper
background, corner trim, baby picutre and a bow.
These are very simple, but you could jazz them up more, too.
Oh, you say you do not have any of those little cards?
Have no tears, you can still do it!!
I went to Microsoft word. (you can use any program you can type into)
Type out the word you want, in the font you want.
Lay out several on a page, and print them off!
Wah lah!! Lots of sweet cards to play with!
(this is a copy of a layout sample to give an idea of what I mean)
I tried my hand at scanning but could not figure it out.
And here are some new nests.
I found some great material on my walk a few days ago.
On the streets where there are huge maple leaves,
and cars have run over them, and it has rained,
over and over and over again,
the leaves get all mushed and stringy.
Perfect bird nest material.

I think these are my most real looking nests ever!

I'm planning to sell these just as they are,
for others to fluff up and put in their
favorite unique piece to display them.

Blessings and a Happy week to all!

Barbara Jean


Linda said...

Such great projects, Barbara! I love your altered cards and the nests look so natural!

sonya said...

These cards are fantastic Barb! I'm going to try some too! And the nest? They look so real! Great job!
Have a great weekend, friend.

sweet violets said...

I want to go back to the do you go into Word or whatever program and move the image to the center of the paper to be printed out??? thanks...cleo

Grannys Attic said...

You have the best ideas, love the BABY cards and the nest makes me want to get out of the house tomorrow and see what I can find! Blessings, Vicky

The English Romantic said...

I love your cards, what a sweet idea can't wait to try.
I've never made a nest these look great,

Dorthe said...

Oh your nests are so great, and natural looking, I love how you did them, dear-and the tags, so sweet and pretty.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Barb!
I am glad you came by my blog, and I agree your nests are just a real as the Robin nest I found. I think you must be part bird! These sweet tags are wonderful too! Your very talented my friend.
I do not visit you near enough, I hope your Christmas was blessed and the coming year is all you expect it to be. How are your parents?
Our Christmas was quiet, we loved that it snowed....perfect. It makes you feel like a kid again. I wanted to drive all over and see it before the miracle melted. I took over 100 photos. The family got together the previous weekend in Nashville, different, but so nice.
Jo-Ann Coletti's magbook is worth every penny, it was a real labor of love. She is printing it herself too. My sister got it for me for Christmas, and next to the snow it is my favorite gift.
Remember the Fireside box the thread came in...I put it in a wagon by the fireplace with some pinecones sweet. I am still on the lookout for more thread btw.
Well on with breakfast!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Barbara Jean,
I love your sweet little cards!
I love your precious nests too!


Vicki said...

Great idea just to print your own words and round edges. The nests look fantastic!

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

The cards are so sweet!! And your nests look very authentic. Birds will envy you. :)

kpaints said...

Love the adorable cards....I see more projects for me!!! lol

sweet violets said...

Hi again, could not get your is sooooo computer challanged....thanks....cleo

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

They DO look very realistic! You could become an Estate Agent foe birds! :O) SueXXX

chateau de fleurs said...

hi Barbara Jean,Your nests are perfect. I once made one out of some dried nastersum tendrils in the yard,it was fun.thanks for stopping by to say hi and goodluck with my give away! Christie

Romeo said...

You've outdone yourself....again! Wow! Love the tags - what a wonderful idea for those of us who adore typography!!!! As for your nests? Well Romeo is running around the computer monitor looking for the birds they belong to and told me to type this message for him ;) LOVE the birds nests! Romeo and I BOTH think they look real. He would tell you that but he's STILL busy looking for those birds.

Purrhaps, next time he'll remember his manners ;)

Have a great week Barbara!

"Her" and Romeo

Anonymous said...

Barbara, the nests DO look so REAL!! You're our nest making lady supreme!!
Lovely idea for the words! So often I don't think to use my pc for printing out things. Mainly because lately it hasn't wanted to print from my Word program and I need to learn how to use the newer one...time is my enemy! And...a dislike of learning new tech stuff! LOL!

Lea said...

LOVE your flash cards!!! Ohmygosh THEY'RE WONDERFUL! And the bird nests?..... definitely look like a sweet lil birdy built them! AND SHE DID!!!! Love ya Barb!!! You're a lil blue bird of happiness to me.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

hi my dear!
just wanted to let you know ill be featuring your tart tin tutorial tomorrow!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Barb!!!! nests look REAL!!! I always love seeing what you make sweet friend and the word cards are just wonderful ~ I hope all is well with you, hugs and love, Dawn

salige lavendel said...

I love your tags and your nests =)

Jean Tuthill said...

These tags are adorable, can't wait to try my hand at them! Thanks for being so generous with your ideas! I'm having a giveaway, come on over and join in the fun!

Shopgirl said...

I Love the baby darn cute. I hope you have a wonderful new year dear friend, I am trying to catch up. Big Hugs, Mary