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Bird House Card
by Candice Crawford

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Hi there crafty friends, Candice here. I am back on the blog today to share with you another festive card design. Today I am using the Bird House Pop Up Easel Set. This 10 piece die set makes the cutest bird house that can be used all year long. This die set can create a standalone pop-up easel card or you can use the dies to create a simple focal point image for a card front. 

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I chose to make a standalone bird house focal image for today's card. I used a couple shades of brown and cream card stock from my stash to create the base and roof of the bird house. I also used a woodgrain embossing folder to create the faux wood design on the birdhouse for extra demension. 

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There is only one bird die in the set. However, the die can be flipped to create two birds facing in opposite directions. The details on the neck and beak of the birds are colored in with my Copic markers

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 The snow accents were made from a Snow Marker and quickly dried with a heat gun to create the added snow dimension. 

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The sentiment "Tis the Season" was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with fine detailed white embossing powder. The greenery on the card uses two shades of green card stock for added interest. I think this card is absolutely stunning. There is so much detail and tons of layers and dimension. Although there were several steps for making this card, I do think it is a great option for mass producing for this year's Christmas cards to family and friends. 

Thank you all for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed this card share and found inspiration. Until next time, happy crafting. 

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BEAUTIFUL PINK CHRISTMAS BIRD HOUSE EASEL CARD
by Patty Tanúz

Hola amigas!!!!

Today I`m sharing with you my pink christmas in a beautiful Bird House Easel card!!!! Look!!!!

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I used glitter papers, gold papers, and everything to create a very festive Christmas card anddd Pinkkkkkk :)

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I love this color combo!!!!!!!

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And I love this Easel Card diecut! You can create a card with this diecut and adapt it to your favorite season !!!!

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Happy crafting!!!!

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Christmas at Home
by Michele K. Henderson

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Hello Friends!

This year, spending Christmas at home has a whole new meaning. For far too many of us, not being able to travel long distances this year means many folks will be spending the holidays alone, or with a ZOOM call after dinner. I would love to encourage you all to think about your friends and neighbors  who might be all alone for the holidays, and how you might brighten their day. This sweet little cardinal knows that Santa will find him wherever he goes, so he's hanging up his Christmas stocking. He knows Santa will bring him something sweet.

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I made this card with the new Bird House Pop Up Easel Set! This set is so adorable, and so easy to use, it is no surprise that all of here at Poppystamps want to try it out! The best part is, you can find so many ideas and inspiration for this versatile card.

 

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I started out by cutting out all the pieces I'lll need to assemble the Bird House Pop Up Easel Set. You can make this card as a stand-up easel, or just use the birdhouse on a flat card. I did my house in white, with grey trim and a little snow on the roof. I cut the Berry Branch in green leaves with white berries.

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I cut the Whittle Stocking in red and white. Our little cardinal was right! Santa filled his stocking with a sweet surprise! The tiny candy canes and bow were added with a tiny sticker from a holiday sticker set.

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I am going to leave this card in my neighbor's door. Then I'll make some more!

Thanks so much for joining us today!

 

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Challenge Reminder: Colors of Autumn
by Kim Singdahlsen

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The current Poppystamps challenge is Colors of Autumn. I love all the colors of autumn - along with the cooler temperatures and frosty mornings!!  It's my favorite season! I decided to use a variety of autumn leaves on the fabulous Bird House Pop Up Easel set.

All of these dies are just fabulous.  There's amazing detail on the various leaves and berries - I used the Whittle Oak Leaf on top and groupings of Garden Leaves and Berries and Orchard Leaves.  (The pine sprigs are in the Bird House set.)

I have wanted to play with the Bird House since it showed up in my mailbox. It's actually from the Christmas release and with other dies that come with it - you can add snow!  I love the details like the embossing to show the strips of wood and the lines around the doorway. While I will definitely be doing a Christmas version of this, it struck me that I could make the bird a Blue Jay (vs. a Christmas cardinal) and make it a fall card.

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I did start the process with a bit of trepidation - I don't do many dimensional projects.  I looked at all the dies in the set and wasn't quite sure how it worked, so I searched this blog for "easel" and got enough hints to put it together, so let me lay it all out here for you.  (FYI - just two days ago, Nancy posted a gorgeous Christmas version of this card and she used a slightly different method!)

First cut the big die which is the base and the back - it Z-folds like shown.  The base will show on your card so make sure the good part of the die cut is up when you fold it.  Also cut the two front dies (or at least the bottom one.)  I did the bottom one in a darker brown as an accent.

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Add adhesive to the small part of the z-fold on the base.  That's going to adhere to the back of the front piece (it's not as confusing as it sounds). You want to adhere it so it lines up with the base.  On the picture on the right, the outer kraft color is the base, the next two layers up are the front. 

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When you are done, this is how it works.  See how the little z-fold is stuck to the back of the front!!  It will stand like the picture on the right - you just have to adhere something there (I used a sentiment, but another leaf - or anything that creates a stopper for the top to rest against.

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Then have fun decorating your house!!

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The best part of this - it folds flat so you can mail it and it fits in a regular card envelope.

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Nov 2020I hope to see you playing along with the Colors of Autumn!!

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Christmas Bird House Easel Card
by Nancy Penir

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Hello and here we go folks, Christmas is right around the corner! Are your cards ready? No pressure, but if I could offer a rather simple suggestion, a die cut card that really packs a wow, read on...

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The Bird House card is a complete die set ready to purchase in the shop, and between you and me, if you like bold and beautiful, and fun to do, this set is for you. 

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The large main die needs to be cut twice, and then glued only on the flaps, as pictured below.

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This is your base. The rest of the bird house elements are included in the set.

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This is a versatile set, and can be adapted for any time of year. The cardinal and fir dies are included to make a Christmas card. You'll notice I cut the bird twice, and fussy cut out the black eye area and beak. These I colored with copics. The fir needles were cut from white cardstock and sponge inked before adding German Glass Glitter. These will form a wreath the bird will nest in.

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Simple details make this Christmas card pop! Like the snow on the top of the roof, and dripping underneath the wreath.

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The easel rests or catches on a Merry Christmas die cut that fit perfectly on the bottom. LOVE it when that happens!

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I did a little stenciling around the inside sentiment. there's also a matching envelope I created with stencils. The stencils are easy, just die cut what you want to stencil from vellum, and use the negative space to stencil with. 

Hope you're inspired to try one of the new pop up easel die sets available in the shop. Have a wonderful week!

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Best Wishes
By Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, another take of this fabulous Poppystamps "Birdhouse Pop Up Easel Die", can be used for so many occasions, mine could be Christmas/Anniversary/birthday/New home celebration, list is endless..  

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I have used Kraft card and dark green card, red for these cardinals.

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I cut another from the easel shape, rather than just use the next layer up.

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This is how I layered up, used a pencil to add a bit of detail to the roof! Also along the wood lines in the green card. just ready to add a sentiment and glitter.

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I wanted a green edging for the inside, 

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think it finish`s of the inside, when I have added my sentiment, I have place for my insert.

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I wanted just Celebrate, so us tape to mask of, ink up then remove the tape.

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Memory Box Glitters to add to the foliage.

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If I had used this Easel card for Christmas, I would have added some snow detail.

Thank you for stopping by today Pam x.

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