Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sweet Birdhouse Thank You card

A while back, I fell in love with this card shape. Coming from a tag with a scalloped top, most carts with tags will have a similar shape... making it very easy to replicate.
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.

Challenges:

23 comments:

GiGi said...

Beautiful card! I love the shape of the card and the buttons are a great touch! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

the cricutologist said...

I love this card! Love the shape!

Pat N. said...

What a lovely card, Cheryl! So pretty! I have that Heidi Grace paper and really love it too. TFS!--Pat N.

Karen said...

Hi Cheryl I love that shape too and your bird house is divine!

Dixie said...

This is so very pretty! I love the shape (never would have thought to use a tag; thanks for the tip). The birdhouse is such a great cut and the paper you used for it is just beautiful.

NanaConnie said...

Beautiful, Cheryl! I love the glittery paper on the birdhouse. All the dimension is wonderful. Thanks for playing in our 'Thank You' challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
NanaConnie TT DT

Ashley said...

Love the colors you used and what a beautiful card! TFS!

Sheila... said...

this is absolulty adorable, Love the colours and shape!

Boots And Bling Time said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the intricate detail...you are amazing Cheryl! Beautiful beautiful card.
Hugs,
Sheree (aka Lynn)
bootsandblingtime (dot) blogspot (dot) com

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors! Good luck in the challenges!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Janne said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.
Janne

Jennifer said...

Hi Cheryl,

I am still around, but not very often! I love your bird house card!!! :) Wish I had time to see what else you've been up to...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Bente said...

Wonderful card, love the green colors.
thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sunday this week.
Hugs, Bente

Georgiana said...

Your card is fabulous! I bought a heat embossing gun and the first one shorted out immediately, so I returned it for a new one and haven't tried it yet. I need an embossing buddy too for help!

Great card!
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Sarah said...

Great card. I really love this cut. Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

Janis said...

This is gorgeous!!!

joni said...

Beautiful card! Love the shape! Your birdhouse is very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!
hugs,
joni

Nanne said...

super cute card.. I love anything with birdhouses...
thnx for playing along with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays
Hugs
Nanné

Creative Cutter Room said...

This is a beautiful card-I love the glossy look. TFS it over at Fantabulous Cricut. Cathie
www.creativecutter.org

*Star said...

Beautiful card! Love the bird house. Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

So gorgeous. I love that birdhouse too! Love the paper you chose for it. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday! x

Cindy said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card!I LOVE the sweet little birdhouse and the shape of the card,Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

Karen H said...

This is exquisite! :o) I love the papers, the sweet touch of buttons, and of course the adorable bird house. The embossing is gorgeous and I love the card shape! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday! :o)

Hugs and blessings!