Buying a first home is a milestone in life and a definite cause for celebration! This week a lovely young couple that I know moved into their very own first home and I made this card for them.
Aren't those little birds sweet? I started with a piece of Whisper White and sponged on a few clouds using a stencil I cut by hand and some Soft Sky on a Stampin' sponge. The branch, birds and flowers are from Swirly Bird. The leaves are from a different stamp set called Love & Affection. Colors are Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight. "Congrats to You" comes from Tin of Cards.
Here's how I made the birdhouse - I think you're gonna like this!
I started by stamping a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock with Dapper Denim ink and the Hardwood background stamp. Then I cut a strip 1 1/2" wide to fit into the middle slot of the Triple Banner Punch.
This is how the back of the punch would normally appear when you slip the cardstock in it -
But, if you take the leading edge of the cardstock and pull it out of the punch like this-
You get a birdhouse as tall as you like!
The roofline is just as simple. In this case, I cut a 2" wide strip of Crumb Cake cardstock and punched it with the Triple Banner Punch as you normally would. Then without ever removing it from the punch, simply slide it forward and punch again:
These little birdhouses are fun and easy to make using the Triple Banner Punch because the pieces fit perfectly together. I want to try another card like this with multiple birdhouses in different heights and widths. Maybe these ones will be on posts in the ground with flowers growing up around them!
Thanks for looking!