Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Birdhouse Thank You Card

My friend Carri over at Double Click Connections AKA A Busy Bee, is a proud DT member at both The Creative Cutter Room and Bitten By the Bug 2.  I love supporting my bloggy friends by entering in challenges where they are design team members.  
The challenge over at Creative Cutter Room, is to make a card that includes the following:
a thank you card, a stamp, at least 2 buttons and embossing.  

My card shapes comes from a tag on the Preserves cart, but you can use any tag from any other cart too.  I sized it to 4 1/4"tall x 5 1/2" wide. The coordinating layers are sized down by 1/4". The white and brown paper is generic card stock.  All the green is Heidi Grace paper (I love the pattern).

I embossed the Scrappy Mom's stamp in white embossing powder to coordinate with the white gel pen stitching. It got a little messy... I really need to get an embossing buddy. :(

The glittery white paper on the bird house is from DCWV's glitter stack (I think) and came from my scraps. I added a little Star Dust Stickles to the pink layer.  The birdhouse is mounted up on 1/4" pop dots.  The birdhouse is from Cindy Loo, cut at 3".

I laced the three little green button with some white craft twine. I inked all the green layers using forest green ink and my finger dauber. I also inked the white layer of the bird house and all the little leaves the same way.  When I attached the branch (Cindy Loo, cut at 4 3/4" wide), I glued the brown branch layer down directly to the card, the leave are all attached with 1/8" pop dots. I love the dimension this technique adds. :)

One last look at my Birdhouse Thank You Card.  I love it.  I'll have to come up with a really good reason to give this one away.

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14 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Cheryl,

This is just so sweet! Thank you so much for supporting me, it really means so much to me!!

Thanks so much for joining us over at the CCR! You rocked this challenge!

Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Adrian said...

You r card is so pretty! I cannot believe I was not following you, I am now!

Karen said...

love the shape of the card perfect for the overall design at first glance seems simply but then you begin to notice all the intricate details...I love it too!
Karen
www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

Trail of Treasures said...

Cheryl! This card is BEAUTIFUL! I just passed up the Preserves cart for $25 and now I wish I had it cuz I love the shape of that tag!! Now I might just have to get it! ;) Lovely job!!

Hugs,
Tracey

Sharon said...

Oh this is just beautiful!!!! I love the shape and that birdhouse. The buttons are just the perfect finishing touch. :)

Especially_For_You said...

This is such a cute card, I love the stitching and also the glitter paper used to create the birdhouse!

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Emily said...

This is beautiful! I absolutely love it!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very sweet card :-)

-Sam :-)
SamanthaJDesigns.Blogspot.com

wedding photo thank you cards said...

Adorable, simple and unique best describe this thank you cards.

Samantha said...

Your card is beautiful!

Samantha
Samanthascricutcreations.blogspot.com

Creative Cutter Room said...

This is just such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it in the Creative Cutter Room. Bloggy friends make crafting so much fun!!! Hugs Cathie

Jayne said...

Beautiful card,love the shape and all the amazing details you've added.
Jayne

Cheryl said...

Your card is adorable! Thank you for joining our “It’s A Garden Party” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~

kurlygirl said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays In The Garden Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!

~Heather
Kurly-Q