Sunday, 30 August 2020

* AALL & Create: Little Birdie Tiny Book


This week for my guest spot at AALL & Create I have made a mini book. I used the Tiny Book die by Eileen Hull and die cut the cover from mount board.

Here  is the front cover:

Little birds sing the sweetest songs:

Spring chickens:

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush:

I call this last page The Hen Party!

I love to add dangles with beads to my projects. These wooden beads were gifted to me by my lovely friend, Monika:

Step by Step
1. Heat emboss in white with stamp #210 Background Mash Up.
2 & 3. Apply Distress inks for colour (Twisted Citron, Broken China and Salty Ocean). I used cut n dry foam for the cover and used acetate and water for the pages.
**I wasn't thinking straight and made an accordion for the inside pages. This little book really needs folded pages.**

4. Glue the two strips of card together. 
5. Hold in place with a bull dog clip until glue is dry.
6. Add background stamping in Broken China using stamp set #336 Bold Alphas.

7. Add more background stamping, this time in black around the edges with set #338 Background Noise.
8. Stamp #346 For The Birds several times.
9. Stamp the foliage from sets #305 Hoot Hoot and  #306 Owl.

10. Colour the birdies with Copic markers. Add white Posca pen highlights and finish off with pencils.
11. Fussy cut the coloured birds and the foliage (which I decided to leave in black and white).
12. Put the elements together on the pages, adding some Tim Holtz Sticker Number Tape as embellishment.

I needed to add an extra card to the end of the accordion, as a face page and also a piece of card to cover the front inside cover of the book, as only when I was finished making the accordion, did I realise I should have made pages for this tiny book.
I used a small die cut from # 14 Cells on the front cover to ground the bird. I also added some twine and coloured wooden beads (thank you, Monika) to the centre spine. For the closure I went with a Tim Holtz mini clip and added a touch of turquoise and white Fresco paint so that it matched the book cover.

Stamps Used:
#210 Background Mash Up
#295 Adventurer
#296 All Good Things
#305 Hoot Hoot
#306 Owl
#336 Bold Alphas
#338 Background Noise
#346 For The Birds
#14 Cells

To see the stamps, stencils and dies used, please visit 
AALL & Create Boutique.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 
AALL & Create Facebook Page  and on Instagram

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

613. Avenue Create  Aug AG 05/09 TOP ROCKER

Crafting Happiness #64 AG 06/09
Always Fun #178 Cute Critters 06/09
A Gem of a Challenge #18 AG 08/09
Cardz TV #122 AG 10/09
INTAS #91 Include an Animal 12/09
Crafty Cardmakers #262 Things with Wings 13/09



  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous mini book. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. very sweet and beautiful book Carole

    gr karin

  3. Oh, Carole! That's too fabulous! I just made a tiny book myself, using the same die. It's not nearly as fantastic as yours though! :o)

  4. Oh wow Carole this is just amazing. I love it. Enjoy the rest of your day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. An amazing little book. The cute images of the birds are all coloured beautifully and the backgrounds are so detailed

  6. This is the cutest little book! Love the colours, love the textures and absolutely adore the cute birds. Just beautiful! Thank you for joining our Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. x

  7. Congratulations! You were selected as a Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create for the week of August 30- SEPTEMBER 4, 2020. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge! Thanks so much for your awesome response and for supporting our challenge!

  8. I LOVE this cute album Carole, the step by step is perfect and all that fussy cutting just made my joints groan and your colouring is fabulous with the beautiful bright happy colours and cute birds..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. All of your birds are super cute and great colour work too. Thank you for joining us at INTAAS. Jennie DT xx


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