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Garden Birdhouses So Cute!

Hello to you!  I have a card for you today using the Garden Birdhouses stamp set.  This is such a cute set.  You can find it on page 107.  This card is part of the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #669 using Cinnamon Cider, Pale Papaya, and Mint Macaron.


These are pretty colors, but I wouldn't have put them together.  Turns out that it definitely works.  Here is my card.

CCMC#669 Garden Wishes by Jo Anne Hewins

My card base is Mint Macaron measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.

The Cinnamon Cider layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

The designer paper is from the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper.  It's cut to 3 3/4 x 5.

Stamp the branches directly on the designer paper in Cinnamon Cider ink.  One branch comes in from the left of the card, one in from the upper left corner, and the other in from the top.  Color in the leaves in Dark Mint Macaron.  Since these inks aren't really made for each other, I tried not to color over the Cinnamon Cider with the green.

To stamp the cord for the birdhouse, stamp once from the branch, but mask off the round part on the bottom.  Now stamp again with the whole stamp.  This allows the birdhouse to hang a little lower.

At first I stamped the saying directly onto the designer paper.  Then I thought the card probably needed a little bit more.  I cut out the sentiment with the circle from the Tasteful Labels dies.  Cut a circle from Cinnamon Cider with the Layering Circles dies.  Add the circle over the hole and add the sentiment with dimensionals.  Stamp a bird in Memento Black and color with the Pale Papaya Combo Blends.  Fussy cut and add the bird just over the words.

Stamp the birdhouse on a scrap of Basic White in Memento Black.  Color in the house with Pale Papaya blends and Cinnamon Cider Combo Blends.  Fussy cut and add to the card with dimensionals.  Add another bird stamped, colored, and cut out so that it faces the first bird.

CCMC#669 Garden Wishes Inside by Jo Anne Hewins

For the inside, stamp the post in Cinnamon Cider and color in with blends.  I stamped the house and bird on scrap paper, colored, and cut out.  Add to the post.  The flowers are stamped in Memento Black and colored with Mini Macaron Combo Blends and the Pale Papaya blends.  The saying is from Garden Birdhouses.  It's stamped in Cinnamon Cider.

CCMC#669 Garden Wishes Card by Jo Anne Hewins

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