When I was mulling over what card to make for Jan's birthday I remembered this dangly birdhouse tent card I made back in April and I thought that would be ideal. The good thing about making a card to the same design you've used before is that you can address those "I wish I'd done...", "I wish I'd added...", "I wish I'd used..." thoughts that occur to you after you've made the original card. Also, you should be able to create the second card quicker and in a more organised fashion - well, that's the theory anyway!
I stamped the SU! Hardwood stamp in Soft Suede ink over the entire front of the Crumb Cake 5 1/4" square card base, cut the aperture and frame and glued cloudy paper on the inside. I stamped the Hardwood stamp on a separate piece of Crumb Cake CS, stamped the sentiment, heat embossed it with Early Espresso powder and die cut the sentiment, birdhouse and three Early Espresso birds. I edged the birdhouse, sentiment label and card front with Soft Suede ink, stacked the three bird shapes together for dimension and glued the bird to the birdhouse. I made the birdhouse dangle by adding linen thread which I taped behind the aperture. I die cut Pear Pizzazz leafy stems and adhered them around the aperture, gluing some on the inside and some on the outside. I then stamped a flower from the Petite Petals set using Melon Mambo ink - stamping three times before re-inking to get different shades of pink. After punching out the flowers, I snipped between each petal, sponged the edges with Melon Mambo ink, shaped them and glued them on. I added brad bases with Melon Mambo Candy Dots to the sentiment label, popped that up and placed a rhinestone in each flower centre.
Here's a closer view of the birdhouse - it tickles me no end to make it look like it's made of wood!
Here's the back of the card with a sentiment, tiny butterflies, punched grass, flowers and a different wooden birdhouse.
Yet more wood on the envelope flap - anybody would think I love that Hardwood stamp - and yes, I do, muchly!
Stamps: SU! 'Hardwood' stamp & 'Petite Petals' set, Hero Arts 'Sending You Love' & 'Yummy Treats' clear sets
CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Soft Suede, Early Espresso & Melon Mambo
Tools: birdhouse die from Marianne Design Collectables 'Birdhouse Flowers' stamp & die combo set, circle Nestabilities dies, Hero Arts 'Small Tag Frame' Framelits die, Joy Crafts Vintage Flourishes 'Branch Leaves' die, SU! 'Petite Petals' punch, Poppystamps 'Carolina Birdhouse' die, Memory Box 'Gold Finch' die, Martha Stewart grass border & multi butterfly punches, Woodware multi flower punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! linen thread, brad bases & Melon Mambo Candy Dots, rhinestone jewels, PaperMania tiny gems, SU! Dimensionals