Sunday, May 15, 2022

Garden Birdhouses for PP591

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Laurie is hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
The theme for our Clean-and-Simple Challenge is “House”. Initially, I scratched my head at this one because I wasn’t sure I actually HAD any current Stampin’ Up!® products with a house/houses on them. Turns out, I have two! Haha! It was kind of fun to go on a little scavenger hunt in my stamp studio for this challenge. And that’s what it’s all about…gotta get that creative mojo working sometimes, right? :) 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
I decided to create my card with the Garden Birdhouses stamp set. A birdhouse still qualifies as a house, right? This stamp set is available in the current 2022- 2024 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog and although it’s not technically new, I’ve only inked it up one other time so it was time to break it out of the stamp case once again. 

The colors for this card are Soft Succulent, Night of Navy and Soft Suede. I also popped in two tiny little bird visitors and colored them in a mix of Daffodil Delight and Pale Papaya so they would really pop on the card. I did add an extra background layer to the card base, but was really proud of myself for not adding any embossing to it. Not going to lie, it was really tough to restrain myself. I simply added a little grassy detail along the bottom to ground the focal image. I just love those itty bitty birds, don’t you? I just think they work so well with the sentiment. I accented both birds with Wink of Stella for a little pop of sparkle, too. It’s a tiny detail but it really looks awesome “in person”. 

Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Soft Succulent Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Soft Succulent Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp grass image repeatedly along the bottom in Soft Succulent ink
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 4-1/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut a 2-5/8” x 4" rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Dies, stamp and color images with Stampin’ Blends in Soft Suede, Soft Succulent and Night of Navy
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp birds in Momento ink, color with Daffodil Delight/Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends, accent with Wink of Stella and fussy-cut
  • Soft Succulent Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentient in Momento ink, this around image and snip both ends at an angle, as shown
  • Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp images in Momento and Soft Succulent inks and color with Stampin’ Blends, as shown. 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I added another grassy border along the bottom along with a birdhouse to “Keep the Party” going from the front of the card. The “Welcome” sentiment makes this card perfect for a few different occasions like welcoming a new neighbor, hosting a houseguest or in my case, to send to an awesome new member of my Stampin’ Up! team. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fun         Clean-and-Simple “House" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 20th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. I LOVE this....who wouldn't love a couple of pretty little birdhouses hanging in their garden like this! Your creative juices are inspiring for sure!

  2. Anne Marie, this is so creative! I love that you went with bird houses! This color combo is gorgeous and your sweet card made me smile! Your little yellow birdies are precious! Your card is just perfect!

  3. What pretty little birdhouses, this is sweet!

  4. This was such a great idea!!! LOVE the birdhouses!

  5. Beautiful, Anne Marie! Your images are colored to perfection with these gorgeous hues! I love the "pop" of yellow. You nailed this challenge, my friend!

  6. How cute - your bird houses and feathered friends are so perfect for this challenge Anne Marie! Wonderful CAS card too!

  7. Anne Marie, I love these little bird houses. It reminds me of the ones we used to have hanging in our old house. What a delightful scene you have created and I love the colors! Fabulous my friend

  8. Anne Marie, I think your scavenger hunt in the craft studio turned up a real treasure! Sorry. I don't know how I missed commenting on this last week. I LOVE the birdhouses and they really stand out in the simple style in the cute colors you've used. Love that twine bow!


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Anne Marie