I have been using up tons of tags that I made when I was practicing a new technique. I didn't want to throw them out, but I wasn't sure how to use them on a card or project. May Flaum (www.craftwithmay.com) to the rescue (again). I took the "Camp Scrap" classes this summer, but didn't get through all of the lessons until now (she provides a lot of content!). Some of the lessons in the technique section focused on getting those tags used. So I am feeling good about getting them onto cards.
Having all of the painted tags on hand and ready to go, makes the card background come together really fast. I tore 6x6 paper pads for the middle layer and picked a coordinating paper for the background (then adhered to a pre-made white card from Michael's). The birds take a little more time, but are so much fun to make it seems easy. The birds all have 3 dimensional pieces (wings, eyes, beak, accessories) which really make a huge difference with the final product - hard to see from the pictures I took.
Hope you can have some fun making something today!