Retro Bird Cards Using G45 Papers & ArtGlitter

Retro Bird Cards Using G45 Papers & ArtGlitter2017-12-27T11:25:30-04:00

Project Description


Joe Rotella's Retro Birds from Want2ScrapWant2Scrap is teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Want2Scrap,Graphic 45, and Art Glitter products! I used Joe Rotella’s Retro Birds from Want2Scrap to make the embellishments for my three cards. This set includes 5 birds, 2 branches, several nests (or moons) and eggs along with the sentiment Cloud 9.
Purple BirdI painted the chipboard bird and incorporated a little bit of Art Glitter in to the paint to give it some sparkle. When it was dry, I applied a crackle finish. Nestaboard and Nestabling surround the Follow Your Dreams sentiment. It was easy to cut the paper to fit the Nestaboard using the Fancy Tags Three Spellbinders Die. The background paper is Graphic 45 A Lady’s Diary.Lace gives the card a finishing touch!
Blue Bird Thank YouThis card uses the same techniques and paper as the previous card, along with a different bird from Joe Rotella’s Retro Birds set.
Cardinal LoveThese cardinals are classic retro!! The birds, nest, egg and branches are all from Joe Rotella’s Retro Birds set and were painted with acrylic paint.The word Love is also chipboard from Want2Scrap.The eyes were made using white and black enamel.Want2Scrap’s Swirls Maxxi Girl Rhinestones in Brownadd sparkle to the card.Everything is mounted on Graphic 45’s Tropical Travelogue paper.

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects made by today’s other two Want2Scrap designers:

And after you check that out, head over to Graphic 45 , and Art Glitter‘s blogs and see the projects made by their talented teams.

Want2Scrap is giving away a $100 Gift Certificate to one lucky commenter who comments on the designers blogs as well as the Want2Scrap blog! Stop by the Want2Scrap Facebook Page this week and tell them you joined in the hop for a second chance to win a prize!

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Joe Morgan


  1. Kristi July 26, 2012 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    what fun Joe!

  2. Jess July 26, 2012 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    great cards! such fun bling!

  3. vicki in MD July 27, 2012 at 1:03 am - Reply

    love the mix of old world, retro and bling.

  4. Jane Beatty July 27, 2012 at 3:50 am - Reply

    just love your birds Joe. Keep up the good work.

  5. Anna Knieszner July 27, 2012 at 3:53 am - Reply

    I love cards, and yours are especially great and fun! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Marilyn Hughes July 27, 2012 at 3:58 am - Reply

    Wonderful cards!

  7. Doris Forcier July 27, 2012 at 4:07 am - Reply

    I love the birds!!! thanks you for sharing this great project!!

  8. kay July 27, 2012 at 4:12 am - Reply

    great, fun cards!

  9. Barbara Bird July 27, 2012 at 4:17 am - Reply

    Such cute bird cards….love them.


  10. Diana C July 27, 2012 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Such cute cards. They are so cheerful.

    Love the birds.

  11. Margie Visnick July 27, 2012 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Gorgeous collection of cards!

  12. Miriam Prantner July 27, 2012 at 4:26 am - Reply

    What fun cards! Love the bird's eyes! I don't necessarily think of G45 as 'fun', but you have certainly made it that!

  13. linda July 27, 2012 at 4:51 am - Reply

    These cards are so much fun! Who wouldn't smile when opening the envelope and finding one of these adorable cards. Those birds just made me smile! Great job on color choice and embellies!

  14. Carole Lassak July 27, 2012 at 4:54 am - Reply

    The cardinal is my favorite!! Great cards.

  15. Jan July 27, 2012 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I really like the cards especially the cardinal one. Great job.

  16. Marcie Smith July 27, 2012 at 5:06 am - Reply

    What beautiful cards Joe. Love the birds. Great job.


  17. Debbie T July 27, 2012 at 5:19 am - Reply

    Joe The cards are cute and fun loved them all thanks for sharing your talent.

  18. Dorina D July 27, 2012 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Wonderful cards. Loved the birds and the bling on the embellishments. Great job.

  19. Jessica Shelton July 27, 2012 at 6:05 am - Reply

    These Retro birds are magnificent. Your painting and "glitzing" is beautiful. Love the bling..all that bling…LOL!

    Happy to have hopped in to peek at your creations! TFS


    Jessica S

  20. Jim The Gentleman Cr July 27, 2012 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Amazing! I love these birds! Love your cards and how you put them together! Yahoo!

  21. Gwen Moss July 27, 2012 at 6:52 am - Reply

    What adorable cards. tfs

  22. Robert Prince July 27, 2012 at 6:52 am - Reply

    You did a great job on these Joe!

  23. Julie A. Shearer July 27, 2012 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Great cards ! I just love the birds . TFS

  24. Sharka July 27, 2012 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Cards are fun, cheerful and just make me smile! TFS your inspiration with us on this great Friday 🙂

  25. Tammy July 27, 2012 at 7:22 am - Reply


    You did an uber job!!! These are fun AND elegant with a little vintage thrown in the mix:) I love how you mixed some of the Art Glitter in your paint and then crackled it:) LOVE this!! Plus the amazing elegance that that the spellbinder/nestabling fancy tag brought to the table:) Beautiful!! Thank you so very much for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you:) be blessed


  26. Jan Garber July 27, 2012 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Your little bird projects are adorable! I yearn for cooler weather again!

  27. Manhattan Mandie July 27, 2012 at 7:38 am - Reply

    LOVE your cards!!! Those birds are fabulous!!!

  28. Danielle Copley July 27, 2012 at 7:46 am - Reply

    I love those cards! Bling is definitely my thing!

  29. Amy Day July 27, 2012 at 7:49 am - Reply

    These are just gorgeous! OMG! I simply LOVE the Love card! I have a special place in my heart for cardinals, and that one is just too cute! Beautiful!

  30. Marge R. (mer) July 27, 2012 at 8:01 am - Reply

    Fabulous birdie cards!!! TFS!!!

  31. Zena Harty July 27, 2012 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Loving the birds! And bling is always welcome!

  32. TheresaMP July 27, 2012 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Love the birds. Great cards. thanks as always for sharing.

  33. Karen Wedding July 27, 2012 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Great cards. Nice amount of bling.

  34. Holly Johnson July 27, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Love your cards, the birds are adorable!!

  35. Shirley Wheeler July 27, 2012 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh Joe, these cards are all so wonderful. I love the sheepish eyes on the first two cards. The cardinal card is so adorable. I now have to have these dies and the matching bling! :0)

  36. Caryn S. (Scrapnsing July 27, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

    What a quirky set of cards, I absolutely adore them.

  37. Rita Perfater July 27, 2012 at 10:49 am - Reply

    So fun. I like the different take on using these papers and the bling. Thank you so much.

  38. Sharon Y July 27, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Loving what you did with the retro birds!

  39. Sandy Duley July 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Joe, these cards and the little birds are just so cute, great job on the colors and the bling.

  40. mitz July 27, 2012 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    ..this is so kewl… great project.. luv it.. thanks

  41. Terre Fry July 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Joe I am loving these birds, you have such a talent for creativity. thanks for sharing these amazing cards, love them!

  42. Rea July 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Cute cards. Love the added dimension they have with the birds.

  43. Solveig July 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    I love these cards! The birds are so cute!

  44. Linda R July 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Great birds…love the backgrounds, too! Thanks for sharing!

  45. Beneta July 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Cards with cardinals are my favorite and yours is right up there with others I love. Great group of cards. Thanks.

  46. HawaiianLibrarian July 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Love birdy cards, esp cardinals. Mahalo for sharing how to turn chipboard into beautiful cards.

  47. Patricia Molnar July 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Very cute!

  48. auntie em (emily) July 27, 2012 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Love the birds! They are so whimsical and colourful. Great designs! 🙂

  49. Gretchen July 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Too cool for birds.

  50. Sue D July 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Love these birds!

  51. Rosann aka Rea' July 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Oh so "Tweet" ( I could not resist) !

    Love your cards with the bling, that nestaboard is awesome…like your technique, your Retro Birds got me singin' LOL !!

  52. Terri Harbage July 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    Every time I see your latest project I believe that you have out done yourself and cannot make anything better. But you always make the next better than the last. You are one great, creative guy. I love the variety of techniques that you use when make your cards, they are absolutely beatuiful.

  53. Dee July 27, 2012 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    what a cute birdies!! I love the cards and the colours. Thank you for sharing.

  54. Sandie July 28, 2012 at 12:22 am - Reply

    What beautiful cards. Who doesn't love birds and bling!?!

  55. AlyssaM July 28, 2012 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Love these!

  56. Kristina M. Anderson July 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Such cute cards. I love the little birds and the bling. Thank you so much for sharing!

  57. Lucy E. July 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Awesome cards! Love the cardinals!

  58. Allie February 8, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Gorgeous cards Joe.

    I love the way you rock the bling and chipboard.

    Allie Gower


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