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Framed Birdhouse

Good Sunday morning.  I have a bright and cheerful framed birdhouse card to share with you today made using the Poppystamps Massa Leaf Frame,  My Favorite Things Birdhouses, Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames, Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Impression Obsession Tiny Flowers.

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The leaf frame has a very thin layer of cardstock around the opening so I attached a scalloped double matted frame with double stick tape to give it a more substantial appearance. I used the leaf frame as a template to draw pencil lines on the fancy scalloped layer to mark where I wanted to cut a square opening.  I used a square Nestabilities die to cut the opening and then applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the fancy layer and attached it to the card base.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the leafy frame and then attached it over the square cut opening.  Using layers of mounting tape between the main scalloped layer and leaf frame allowed more dimension so the little tree house scene  would appear set back in the framed opening.  Wow!  I hope that sentence made sense. I applied a few tiny glue dots to some of the larger foliage branches to hold them in place.  I formed the leaves lightly with my fingers to create a more natural look.

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I assembled the birdhouse using tan woodgrain and red cardstock .  I cut a few extra small leaves and formed a few tiny flowers and attached them to the birdhouse using glossy accents.  I added a couple extra foliage branches inside the frame for the birdhouse to hang from.  I attached a small piece of twine to a branch with a glue dot and secured it to the base with a second glue dots.  I attached the birdhouse in place using mounting tape.  I formed a few tiny flowers and attached them to the branches with glossy accents.  The two tiny birds were attached with tiny squares of mounting tape.

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I hope you are having a great weekend and I appreciate you coming by today.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree and a Flower Garden

Good Sunday morning.  I have a fun spring scene card to share with you today made using the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait setting paired with the My Favorite Things Leafy Greenery, Elizabeth Craft Lilac and Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 4.  I love the whimsical tree and flowers with the green gingham paper from the My Favorite Things Tiny Check Paper Pack.

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I cut the tree frame once using Kraft cardstock and again using Bazzill Lollipop. I applied Vintage Photo ink to the tree using a mini applicator and and then lightly drug the ink pad directly over the tree to add some texture. I cut the tree section off of the pink frame and trimmed the Kraft frame on all four sides to neatly fit behind the pink frame.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the pink frame and attached the tree frame to the back of it. I cut two sets of leaves and two or three sets of tiny flowers and leaf sections from the Lilac set.  I formed the leaves and the flowers using my stylus and molding pad and then attached them to the tree limbs using glossy accents. I cut two sections of ground using the stitched borders instead of the grass section that came with the tree set because I wanted them to fit across the whole scene.  The section in the back was cut on an up hill angle to add interest and attached directly on the gingham card base using ATG adhesive.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and tree and attached it to the card base.  The front grass border was attached to the front of the frame with ATG adhesive.

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I cut several leaf stems from the Lilac set, formed them lightly with my stylus and molding pad and then attached the tiny flowers using glossy accents. I tucked the leaf stems and flowers in behind the grass sections attaching them with glossy accents. I cut a whole set of all the foliage in the Leafy Greenery set and tucked them in and around the flower stems. I added a few tiny butterflies from the Memory Box Butterfly Delights set to finish.  .

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” X 4.25”

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Mum and Butterfly

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the Hero Arts Mum Cutting Set, Leafy Greenery, Impression Obsession Medium Butterflies and My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Square Stax.

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I attached the pink and white layers together with mounting tape and then attached them together to the card base with mounting tape.  The foliage was formed with using my stylus and molding pad and attached to the card base with glossy accents.

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I formed the petals of two large flower sections and two small flower sections and attached them together with glossy accents.  I punched  out a couple smaller flowers to fill in the center of the flowers, formed them and attached them with glossy accents.  I added a small white pearl in the center to finish.  

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I added a butterfly with pearls and a few sparkling clear sequins to finish.

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Check out my blog candy post if you would like to have a chance to win 27 yards of multi colored May Arts ribbon

Card size:  5 inch square

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Scallop Framed Daisy and Blog Candy

Good Saturday morning.  I have a flower project to share with you today made using the Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set and My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Square Stax and Stitched Square Scalloped Edge Frames

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I attached the yellow and white scalloped layers together with strips of mounting tape and attached the two layers to the card base with mounting tape.  I cut a strip of yellow and cut the sides using scalloped frame and attached it to the white layer with double stick tape.

KC Hero Arts Daisy Cutting Set 1 center

I formed the petals by placing the flower sections face down on the molding pad and curling the petals with the large stylus.  I turned the flower sections face up on the molding pad and gently pushed down in the center to raise the petals.  I attached four flower layers together to create a nice full daisy.  I lightly applied Wild Honey ink to the flower center using a mini applicator and then attached it in the flower center using a square of mounting tape. I formed the leaves with the stylus and molding pad. I attached the leaves and flower to the card base using glossy accents. I didn’t think the flower and leaves filled out the space enough so I added the thin scalloped frame attaching it with thin strips of mounting tape.

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Blog Candy

I’m sure if you follow my blog you know how much I love shopping at Ellen Hutson.  And if you love shopping there as well you know she sends a yard of beautiful ribbon as a thank you gift.  I stash mine in a plastic bag to keep them all together and when the bag gets full I love to offer them as blog candy.  This time my bag is overflowing with 27yards of ribbon  (please don’t tell my husband I’ve placed 27 orders over the last several months).  All you need to do to qualify for my gift is leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, February 7 at 5:00 pm.  I’ll announce the winner on my blog Wednesday morning.

Card size:  5 inch square

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Masculine Birthday

Good Saturday afternoon.  Do you have a hard time coming up with ideas for masculine cards?  I mean…there are only so many ways to make an outdoor deer scene or a fisherman scene.  The Impression Obsession Geometric Background die is a really interesting pattern and perfect to create a simple masculine card for any occasion.  I decided to make this a birthday card and used the Impression Obsession Wishes sentiment .  I framed the background using My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames.

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I attached the geometric background to the back of the frame using 1/4” double stick tape and then attached thin strips of mounting tape and attached it to the card base.

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The strip of blue cardstock was layered over a piece of black cardstock and attached to the frame with double stick tape.  The sentiment was popped up using tiny pieces of mounting tape. This was a fast , easy and fun to make. 

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I hope you are having a great weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

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