03 June, 2022

Just a note

I recently managed to disassemble the cover of an album of patterned papers by Nina Štajner. Unlike the patterned papers inside, it featured different animals that could be used as toppings. I decided to take whatever motif I could and use it for my cards. Since the paper was printed on both sides, I'd have to sacrifice some motifs in order to obtain others. Among different deer, squirrrels, rabbits and else, I cut out this tiny little robin. I've already created some cards featuring the cute critters which I'm going to show you soon, but my thoughts kept coming back to this little bird as if it wanted to be featured in one of my crafting projects, too. I had no idea how to use it since it was so small, but this cutie simply couldn't go to waste. 
In the end, I decided to place it onto a piece of embossed paper in order to create a very simple CAS card. To make sure the tiny motif doesn't get lost, I used a tiny card base. I also framed the little bird by placing it onto a piece of light brown paper. To bring the robin to life, I added a punched branch that was a leftover from another card I'll show soon. 
I refused to add any other embellishments such as pearls or a sentiment, because I think the card looks pretty just as it is. I have no idea where the bird will end up, but I can imagine it could be used as a little Christmas present, or one of those "Thank you" notes you add to a little present. Or maybe you have a different suggestion?

The embossed background is part of my DT inspiration over at the Alphabet challenge where "E" stands for "embossing". You may use wet or dry embossing on your creations in order to play along in our current challenge. And since there's nothing to say about my card anymore, I'll just add a couple of birds :)

Christmas with the cuties: ATG cute Christmas
crafty catz: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
traumfabrik: Epic - a hidden kingdom (tiny forest creatures)


  1. Great CAS card and love the cute little Robin and embosssed background.Thank you for joining us at TTCRD
    Carol DT x

  2. What a great idea - you're right, it really didn't need anyting else adding. Beautiful in it's simplicity

  3. Beautiful and quite elegant!
    Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
    Chana Malkah, Owner
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  4. Fabulous CAS design! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  5. Wow, this is terrific!! And a perfect CAS card!!! Glad you joined us at the Dream Factory. Gundi

  6. Great CAS card, love your beautiful Robin, thanks for sharing at Christmas with the Cuties.

    Pat xx

  7. This is so lovely, and just perfectly CAS. I am glad you decided not to add any embellishments as you are right. They are not needed. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a lovely thoughtful comment xx

  8. Beautiful and you're right - it's perfect as it is.

    Thanks for sharing your card with us at Penny's Challenge.

    Helen x

  9. Beautiful card and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz good luck in the draw

  10. Such a striking card! Love it!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
    Hugs from Africa!

  11. Cute little Robin. I love the embossed paper and general CAS design. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland Challenge: Flying High. Good luck.

  12. Wonderful card! Love the little Robin!
    Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge!

  13. Wow, wie schön. Deine CAS Karte passt dem Film "epic". Danke, dass du bei "die Traumfabrik" mitgemacht hast.