The cute little bird accent is the 2x2 size (it also comes in 4x4) from the QK Birds and Bees release. I also used just a little piece of one of the branches for his perch and the Cottage Cutz Summer Sun for the background.
I don't think I have ever cut from a full sized sheet of paper to make a card. Other than for the base, of course. There are always plenty of leftovers when I finish a layout and it's so economical to use them for card making.
For this card I used a larger QK bird (Rev 0143), Spellbinders nesting ovals, and for my sentiment, the QK speech bubble.