Friday, June 23, 2017

Birdhouse Shaped Card

I've had a bird house shaped card sample for years,
knowing one day I would trace it to 
make my own bird house shaped card. 
I finally got around to it !

I assume the original card was a die cut card
bought somewhere, it is perfectly trimmed
and folds neatly. I carefully traced the outlines
of the opened up card then did my best to
get the lines in the correct places to
cut along for the top of the birdhouse. 
It is cut from one piece of card stock. 

The original is below:

Here are a couple of closeups of my version:

Everything other than the texture plate was from Stampin' Up!
Naturals card stock
Baroque Burgundy card stock
Various inks and markers
DD Ivy stamp set
Crackle Background stamp
Speckled background stamp, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Bird image (don't remember the set name)
Bird paper punch
Circle punches
Hand cut bird legs
Scraps of chipboard used for dimension behind roof and peg
Dimensionals under the bird
Texture plate, Fiskars

I thought about stamping and cutting the ivy from 
separate paper then attaching it to the birdhouse
for a more 3-D look, as if it were growing
up on it. I already had the other dimensional 
parts going on with it, so it would have looked nice.
Then I thought I'd rather stamp it directly
on the birdhouse so it looked like a cute,
painted and weathered birdhouse.
It saved time doing it that way, too ;) 

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
(creating the birdhouse shaped card that I've never done before;
this is also the first time I've used this particular texture plate)

Thanks for looking =) 

EDITED TO ADD 6/25/2017
Honored to have my card chosen as one of the Top Picks at Use Your Stuff :) 


  1. I love it. Might need to make a copy of your template!

  2. Oh my goodness - this is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff! -Lori DT

  3. What a fantastic card! You are so creative to make your own template, and turning your birdhouse into an explosion card of sorts! Beautifully done on the outside! hugs, de


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