Simple Bird House Pop Up Easel
by Jeanne Jachna
I'm smitten with a fussy card but they're not always so simple to make. I am always in awe and then find the directions too complicated for me to reproduce. I love the easel dies at Poppystamps.. they make a fussy looking card super easy to make with all the dies you need to make something extraordinary.
I mean, does it get easier than this? You cut out all the pieces and then assemble them, and BAM! You have a gorgeous fancy fold easel card that looks fussy but isn't.
Even the inside panel is separate so you can stamp a sentiment or leave it blank for a personalized note. This sentiment is from the Poppystamps Christmas Time stamp set. I love the script font and heartfelt message.
I cut the snowy drifts from glitter paper. Did you know that Memory Box has 6" pads of glitter paper? I added some light distress inking on the birdhouse front panel to bring out the lines on the paneling. A few half pearls make shiny red berries added to the evergreen boughs. I used a sharpie to color the face of the cardinal and a dot of Nuvo drops form an eye.
Easy peasy right? Crafting doesn't need to be complicated.. it only needs to be FUN! Hugs!