Trending | Feathers (Part 4): Cut them out!

I’m back with the fourth and final installment in the Trending: Feathers series! So far we’ve looked at: feathers in scrapbooking stuff, feathers in other potentially crafty stuff, and DIY! feathers. Today we are going to talk about die cut feathers. I have a Silhouette Cameo, so that is what my projects used, but the ideas and inspiration pieces can easily be adapted to be used with any other cutting system — or any other kind of feather you might fancy! Check out my Pinterest Feathers board for dies and cutting files.

I used cut feathers on this layout in three different ways. First, I cut a feather out of the top third of the white cardstock background, and backed it with new Crate Paper Party Day pink and red diagonal stripe (which I literally took out of the box when I opened my order at home, and then put directly onto this layout. Love it that much).  Second, I used that white cardstock feather that I cut out of the background, and I misted it with aqua blue. I used a few different colours, and concentrated the darker mist on the left side of the feather, to create a sort of messy ombre look. The third feather is a different style than the top two. I cut it out of plain cardstock, then covered it with chunky gold glitter. That’s a pretty fast, easy three ways to dress up a simple feather die cut to add to your page!
somanyfaves_00Supplies | Cardstock: Bazzill. Patterned Paper: Crate Paper (Party Day, Maggie Holmes), American Crafts (Dear Lizzy). Buttons: Crate Paper (Party Day, Maggie Holmes). Digital Cut Files: Jenni Bowlin Studio January 2013 Paper Crafting kit, Silhoutte (Emilee Stucky).

The top two feathers are from the Jenni Bowlin Studio feather digital cut file that was included in their January 2013 Paper Crafting kit. The feather on the bottom was this feather set by Emilee Stucky at the Silhouette America store. If you missed out on the Jenni Bowlin kit, you could try these feather cut files in place of the one I used: Fancy Pants Designs feathers, or Kerri Bradford Studio feathers. I really like the contrast and combination of the two feathers types — one simpler, one wispier.

Don’t forget to stop by the Trends: Feathers Pinterest board for lots more inspiration and ideas! I’m pinning new stuff every day (almost), so check back in!

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a wonderful package of feather goodies supplied by some wonderful companies! Give-away will be on March 7th. Leave a comment on each installment of my Trending Feathers article for another entry for a chance to win! Give-away open to US residents only. 


week2_02 Give-away prizes provided generously by: Jenni Bowlin StudioCocoa DaisyCreatiateFall In Love Gems; handmade feathers by Ashley Calder and the Things That Shine, and A Flair For Buttons.

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29 Responses to Trending | Feathers (Part 4): Cut them out!

  1. Margie Visnick March 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    This is stunning!! Love feathers!

  2. artfulscrapbooking March 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Love these 3 feather examples on your layout! Love your grouping of buttons on the top feather too!! :)Evie

  3. Katie B March 2, 2013 at 12:05 am #

    Love the feathers. This is a trend I will be including in my projects.

  4. IrmaPeredne March 2, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    love the design of 3 large feathers and a smaller photo!

  5. favouriteworkofart March 2, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    Lovely LO!

  6. Leslie Kiley March 2, 2013 at 3:13 am #

    I am loving this trend! I rarely jump on trends but I am so taken with what a feather can do!

  7. Wendy March 2, 2013 at 5:55 am #

    These are so much fun and a simple way to dress up a LO. Loved the series!

  8. ScrapperQ March 2, 2013 at 6:12 am #

    The cut-out feathers are fabulous. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks.

  9. AllisonLP March 2, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    Yup, still loving feathers! Such a great go to embellishment to start a cluster.

  10. Laura C - Michigan March 2, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    Love that gold glitter feather the best ! Great article Ashley

  11. Gail A March 2, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Love that you did the feathers in 3 different ways.

  12. Jill March 2, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    Thanks for the chance to win some feathery goodness

  13. 17turtles March 2, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    What a fabulous layout! I love how you did each feather! Especially the glitter one!!!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  14. Julia mueller March 2, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    I really love this trend. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  15. Jean Rood March 2, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    I am lovin’ feathers more and more each time I see them. Would love to win this.

  16. Emily Dismukes March 2, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    I am so in love with feathers. I need to use them more often!

  17. JuliaG March 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    Love your ideas, so creative. I will be downloading a feather to my silhouette soon!!

  18. Dorina D March 2, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Very creative and unique trend Love the feathers and how they can be made to work on any layout. Thanks for sharing this trend,

  19. Cheryl S. March 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Not sure I was on board with the feather trend but seeing some layouts and some of the new products have inspired me to use them soon. Great giveaway and thanks for sharing with us!

  20. Celeste B. March 3, 2013 at 8:17 am #

    Lots of great feather products. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Jocelyn Olson March 3, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Wow! The layout is gorgeous! It really caught my eye with the huge feathers, the mix of buttons, and of course that adorable picture. Thanks for links to various die cutting files!

  22. Jennifer March 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    That glitter feather is fantastic!! Love the mix of different feathers and buttons! How original! Thanks for all of the ideas and inspiration!

  23. Gab March 4, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    What a fantastic LO and I love all the feathers!

  24. Tammy ScrappyDoodads Kist March 4, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    I am loving the feathers so much more than I thought I would!

  25. Elyssa March 4, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    What a great use of paper feathers! I love how your layout, although fairly simple, is actually very creative…and sparkly!

  26. Heather V March 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    I love this idea! So pretty.

  27. Mel H March 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Love your layout…so creative!

  28. RachelV March 6, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    I am liking the feather trend. Especially because it can be both feminine and masculine. Love that layout and what an adorable subject!

  29. craftingwithoutkids March 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Super excited about the feather trend! I love them all!

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