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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Cardinal with Birdhouse Pop-up Card

Hey everyone - hope you're having a lovely day!! On Tuesday I got my hair cut & since I was out and about anyway, why not drive another 40 minutes further to Anchor Paper, my "local" stamping store?! My newsletter said all crafts were 20% off, including new stuff, so it was well worth the trip! They were just getting in some new Christmas supplies, including the absolutely adorable Bird House Pop-up Easel Set from Poppystamps. I couldn't resist it, plus a few other goodies... Here's my card:

Supplies: Paper - Paper Studio; Authentique Glistening 6x6;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Dies - Poppystamps Bird House Pop-up Easel Set
Stamps - Hero Arts CL343 Holiday Sayings (retired)
Other - Copic Markers; Crystal Stickles; foam tape;
white Gelly roll pen; Hero Arts gems (retired)

I bought the die set specifically to use for the current Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Christmas Birds. While we see cardinals all year round here, the male's bright red color makes it easy to associate with Christmas. I have other bird items in the stash but just felt like something new - you know how that is! And if you'd care to see another card with this set, please go here and leave some love for the talented Pam (Expressions with Heart) whose card is the one linked from the Poppystamps site, deservedly so!

I'm also adding my card to Darnell's NBUS Challenge, since my die set is getting its first play, and to Virginia's August Show and Share (didn't use the optional tag theme).

Here are the views of it closed and from the  side:

Thanks to Jo (Just a Dotty Pudding) and her elf, Marcia (Marcia's Stampin' Pad) for a fun Christmas challenge! And thanks to Darnell (djkardkreations) and Virginia (Yes, Virginia) for hosting their challenges! I'm glad you visited me today - enjoy your day!!

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Jeanne H said...

What a darling birdhouse you have made. Great colors. Good tip, thanks. Let me know the next time you visit the store!

!neke said...

Love this birdhouse!
Groeten Ineke

Rosemary said...

oh my goodness! your little pop up birdhouse is beyond adorable, linda! looks like you made some great purchases!

Betty said...

so cute - I know what you mean about just "needing" something new!

Arlene said...

Neat birdhouse. That is a great cardinal too. I like the way it stands up. Great for on a table to display.

Trina P. said...

Aww sweet Christmas cardinal easel card. Great purchase... lucky you live near a craft store that offers a sale even on new products!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely designed creative card, fabulous colours combined here.
Enjoy your weekend. x

Dawn T said...

Beautiful Linda. What a great score to get a discount on the die set. Turned out so pretty.

Virginia L. said...

I saw this over FB and was so impressed with it, Linda! The colors and layering are SUPERB! I am always delighted to see your entries, this is no exception. Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS! Glad to see your lovely work. I appreciate your support!

Cat Craig said...

That is so cool, a great buy and a fabulous execution.

Jean said...

Beautiful - and your outing sounds like a lot of fun.

Dotty Jo said...

In a word: WOW! I love your card, Linda - what a beauty! Thanks for joining Marcia and me at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

Marcia Hill said...

OK, I'm officially jealous Linda! I've seen a few cards with this pop up die and am absolutely loving it! You did a fantastic job with it and I'm really loving all the bright colors and the total Christmas look! And yes, I totally get why it went into your cart at the store...once you have something like that in your actual hands it's just too hard to put it back! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Christmas Kickstart!! :0)

Trina P. said...

YAY! Congrats on your well-deserved win at Christmas Kickstart! Such a fabulous card!