With a Grateful Heart - Spring Nest Card

Every year, like clockwork, we see a family of Robins in our backyard, scouting and checking the surroundings as they prepare to build their little nest. This year, too, they've found a spot just near our back patio doors, tucked under a beam, covered by our back porch roof, and this is their third year returning to that very spot. 

In a matter of days, they were busily gathering branches, twigs and grass for their nest. Of course, making a huge mess in the process! But we don't mind. It's all worth it to see the little babies emerge in June, and fly out of their little nest. It's so darling to watch them, drop out of the nest like little dumplings. Chubby, adorable, and so eagerly trying to take flight.

For today's card, I created a nest of sorts, and a card of gratitude for all these small joys in our life.

I started with a chipboard base for this card. I used soft pink paint to cover the base, and added an aqua trim at the bottom, cut with PTI's Banner Borders die. I also stamped and embossed a little nest image onto the center of the base. 

At the top of the card, I added some mesh organza, and a sweet little butterfly, left over from this project.

For the wreath, I used a few Rosie Posie leaves, stamped in Green Parakeet and Blueberry Sky ink. To that I added a floral wire with yellow and pink buds, and a Rosie Posie flower. 

Around the nest, I rubbed on a few little imperfect dots, and added a sentiment at the bottom of the card, stamped with one of PTI's Anniversary stamp sets. I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto vellum, and used my scissors to fussy cut it. LOVE this delicate look - I'll be using it more for sure.

Thank you all for joining me today!



  1. Wow--another example of your amazing talent, Ivana! Love your style putting elements together!

  2. Ivana I don't know who could resist this lovely little nest you've created! Gorgeous!

  3. I love this tiny but bold card! The nest is so sweet!


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