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poppystamps Bird House Pop Up Easel Card…

Hi everyone!  Yesterday while two of our granddaughters were here making cards, I started this NEW Bird House Pop Up Easel card. After supper and this morning I had to finish it and take pictures.

In my excitement to share it, I forgot the plan!  I meant to put the new Memory Box Fairy Sugar Dewdrop on the snow! lol  I will add it to the snow and berries on my card before I send it.

I have a lot of pictures to throw in this post.  This is a super well thought out die set and goes together easily!

The only other die I used is the poppy Garden Leaves and Berries die. I die cut them in white cardstock and colored them with Copics to embellish the base sentiment.

I die cut the birdhouse piece in white cardstock and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink to give it an old birdhouse feel.  I edged all the pieces with the same ink.  Next time I will use Gathered Twigs though, that’s what I usually use with kraft.  Vintage Photo was already out. lol

The cardinal die has embossed markings where the black piece and beak are.  I just die cut it in red, a scrap of black and a scrap of gold, then trimmed out the black and gold and glued them on.

Here it is from the front again…

Here it is from the side…

Here it is flat, ready to go in the envelope…

Here I’m showing how easily it will fit into an A2 size envelope.

A perfect gift that can be mailed with one forever stamp but treasured for years because of this easel fun fold!

I want to play with it and jazz it up some more! lol This was going to just be my prototype but I ended up carrying on and finishing it, well, except for the Fairy Sugar!  ugh. lol

I’m also thinking it will make super cute ornaments!  I’m all about Christmas tree ornaments. lol

Thanks for clicking over and holler if you have any questions!

Here’s shopping links for the dies and stamps I used…

Poppystamps – 2396 Bird House Pop Up…
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Poppystamps – 2329 Garden Leaves and…
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Memory Box – CL5245 Tidings Wreath…
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Memory Box Tidings Wreath as a Shape Card…

Hi everyone!  The Memory Box holiday stamp release this year is so fabulous!  So fun to have a lot of stamp sets!  I’m working my way through them…so used to working with dies that I’m loving the challenge of stamps again too!

I started this card by cutting a full piece of 8.5 x 11 Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Smooth 110# cardstock down to 6 x 10 and scoring the 10 side at 5 inches.

I stamped the big wreath, leaving the cardbase folded, using a ‘new to me’ stamp platform and I’m in LOVE with it!  The We R Memory Keepers one!  I’ll link below.  There are two sizes and they’re amazing! hehe  SORRY! not really!

I stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. This was Judikins gold and the sentiment is Ranger Superfine gold.   I have yet to find the ultimate gold embossing powder. ugh I only have a couple dz already! grr

Before I colored, I cut it out by hand!  I know, it sounds like it’d be terrible to cut double and especially this thick cardstock but using my EK scissors that’s really sharp and this cardstock amazingly cut like butter… I was surprised!  It was fun!  I’ve always enjoyed hand cutting though…something therapeutic about it I guess.

Then I painted the wreath in with Gansai Tambi watercolors.  The bluish background is Tumbled Glass Distress ink reinker but the ink from a stamp pad would work the same.

After all was dry, I spattered with white acrylic paint. I’ve also seen gals spattering with the new Distress Oxide Spray!  I’m going to try that next. I’ve linked the Hero Arts White Watercolor below… I’ve used that a lot too.

I die cut the new Joy Airy Script die in gold foil/mirror cardstock and white and glued them together. I heat embossed the sentiment ‘to the world’ from the new Merry and Bright Mistletoe stamp set. I trimmed it out with the Cut Align tool from MISTI. I adhered it to the card with mounting tape on each end.

I’m linking up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Watercolor Wednesday Challenge – All About Occasions

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ABC Christmas Challenge – S/sparkle, T/texture

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Winter Wishes

I really love this card and I hope you do too! I’m still working on family birthday cards in-between house stuff (big old house) and Christmas cards!  So exciting!  Change is hard but good!

Take care and I’ll be back soon!

Products I used to make this card…

Memory Box – CL5245 Tidings Wreath…
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Memory Box – CL5246 Merry and Bright…
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Memory Box – 94325 Joy Airy Script…
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Cutter Bee Fine Tip Scissors 5″
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid…
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VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad – full…
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Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing…
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Embossing Powder Prep Bag…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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We R Memory Keepers – Precision Press…
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We R Memory Keepers – Mini Precision…
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Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors WHITE PD125
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My Sweet Petunia – Cut-Align
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Fiskars standard craft hobby blades…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
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Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Clear…
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Lawn Fawn – Stamp Shammy
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Sizzix Big Shot Sticky Grid 5/Pkg,…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle EXTRA LARGE Stamp and Die…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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