These Birds on a Branch cut out all as one piece -- the birds on the branch together so you don't have to try to figure out where to place the birds. I cut it out of brown paper first then again in blue and cut just the birds out of the second die cut to place on top of the brown birds. But if you like coloring things in, you could cut it out just once on white paper and color the birds in with markers or pencils.
The oval is from the Sue Wilson Austrian Collection - Salzburg. Wouldn't life be easy if every fancy die had a matching background die to go with it? This one does, and I love it.
The background is the Sue Wilson Canadian Collection - Background. I cut it right into the card front then backed it on the inside with blue paper. This has become one of my favorite background dies. With all the tiny pinpricks around each square it's so dainty looking.
All of these products can be purchased at Ecstasy Crafts.