Handmade Birdhouse Card
Hi Crafty Friends! Jeanne here to share with you this handmade card I created using this month's Cards, Tags & More Kit from Tres Jolie and a Wooden Birdhouse from Clear Scraps.
I got the idea from a card that I had received some years back from my husband. It had an engraved wooden cover with the back papered in design paper. So I figured I would create something similar. I'm sharing a few pics on how I created it.
I began by taking the wooden birdhouse from Clear Scraps and tracing it onto 150lb white card stock. I also traced it on a piece of paper from Lemoncraft Yesterday collection from a previous Tres Jolie Kit. Next I measured the bottom width of the birdhouse and cut a piece of card stock 3 3/4 by 2 and then I scored it in half @ 1 inch. I'll be using this as the hinge.
Next I traced the birdhouse onto some chipboard, this serves as the back cover. I wanted it to be a little sturdier than just the cardstock.
I then painted the the birdhouse and the chipboard piece with my favorite paint, Folk Art Vintage White Acrylic Paint. Once I painted it I I took one of of the images from the Elements booklet from the Lemoncraft "Happiness" collection that is included in the card kit also. I took that image and adhered it onto the wooden back piece so that the image is peeking from the bird hole.
I then adhered the previous paper I had traced and cut, both card stock and pattern paper, before adhering it down at the bottom, I adhered the paper I had cut for the hinge. On the last photo above I had forgot to trace and cut out a paper for the back part of the bird house.
On the inside I did add a pocket and some tags from the Elements booklet.
I fussy cut some other images for the front part of my card, I added one of the Little Birdie Flowers left from the Scrapbook kit from this month. I added other small flowers from my stash. I added a piece of lace from my stash on the front then adhered the grooms suit then took the wedding dress and adhered some foam tape on it. I also added a Crystal from Prima Marketing Say It In Crystals.
Lastly I added some pearls on the flowers and my sentiment adhered with foam dots.
I hope this was something that you might inspire you to try. Just use your imagination and create anything you want.
I also want to let you know that there is still time to enter the mood board challenge.
I'll be back in May with some fun projects!! Till then check out the wonderful projects from the rest of the designers.
P.S. There is still time to join the Mood Board Challenge happening this month!!
Here is the details for that.
This month's twist is "FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE"
Here are the rules:
*You can create any type of project for the challenge.
*You MUST say what you were inspired by.
*You MUST include the twist in your design.
*We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
*It MUST be a new project
Place your entries in the April 2023 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on April 30th 2023 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).