Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses Hello Card

Happy Friday! Today I am sharing a Hello Card that uses the sweet Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses photopolymer stamp set. This is a fun little set with three different bird houses that you can use to build a sweet garden scene. I only used one of the houses and the gorgeous hello sentiment, but I definitely need to use it some more before the summer is gone. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I was inspired by the pretty sketch in Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge #519 to use pretty designer series papers to go with the stamp set:

So I adhered a panel of Beauty of the Earth designer series paper to a Soft Suede mat and wrapped it with a length of Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon and made a bow. I adhered a panel of Cork specialty paper on top and adhered the panel to the front of a Mossy Meadow card base with dimensionals.

I stamped the birdhouse from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses photopolymer stamp set in Early Espresso ink on Basic White. I fussy cut it with my paper snips. I used my water painter and Crumb Cake and Misty Moonlight inks to color it with a slightly damp brush. I was careful not to touch the Early Espresso ink, and I tried to keep it to a minimum since the Basic White paper is not great for water painting. This gave it a rough look which looks ok for something that stays outside. I stamped the two birds in Cinnamon Cider ink and fussy cut them too. I also colored them with my water painter and Misty Moonlight ink.

I stamped the branches from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses stamp set in stamped off Mossy Meadow ink on Basic White and stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso underneath. I used the rectangle window die from the Window Flower Box dies to cut it out. I adhered the birdhouse with dimensionals and the little birds with glue dots and adhered the little scene to the card with Stampin’ Seal. I finished the card with three bronze Brushed Metallic Dots.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the birdhouse from the Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel. I stamped the post underneath in Early Espresso and stamped the branch in stamped off Mossy Meadow. I stamped the little birds on the birdhouse in Cinnamon Cider and colored them with my water painter and Misty Moonlight ink. I adhered a strip of Beauty of the Earth DSP to the bottom of the panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses stamp set is so cute and sweet and it’s perfect to capture idyllic summer backyard scenes. Can you hear the birds chirping?

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mossy Meadow – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Soft Suede – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (DSP mat)
  • Cork – 2-3/4″ x 3-1/1″ (front background panel)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4 (inside panel), 2″ x 4″ (stamped images)
  • Beauty of the Earth DSP – 3-5/8″ x 4-15/16″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses Hello Card

  1. What a perfect combo of elements for this card! The birdhouse goes great with the DSP, and so awesome to see more cork paper – it’s so fun to work with! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  2. Your card is beautiful, Akiko! I especially like the cork with the bright floral paper and the ribbon is the perfect touch. I also decorate the inside of my cards as do you. Fabulous rendition of our sketch. Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge #519.

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