Seasons Greetings fellow stampers! I finally finished my Christmas cards, now into the mail, and off they go. Hopefully they will get to their appointed locations before Christmas.
Luckily, I didn't have too many to make, and all the paper piecing didn't take too long to assemble and to dry. The card was made from a template I got from the Stampington.com website. They have many templates there that have been used in previous issues of their magazines. I got out my assortment of 8" X 8" Christmas paper pads and tore out several sheets that seemed to go together. Then I started cutting out pieces of paper that would fit the various parts of the birdhouse template. I used a kraft colored base card trimmed to fit the template, and then glued the decorative papers to the base card. Then using an 11/2" hole punch, punched the hole in the house for the opening. I then punched a replacement hole using a dark colored stock to glue into the opening. Using Lawn Fawn's Christmas wreath stamp, I stamped out the wreath and colored it with my Copic markers, and then cut it out and glued it over the punched out replacement piece. That then held the punched out piece in. I then die cut the small Memory Box bird out of brown felt and glued it to the front of the house and accented it with a half pearl eye. Inside I stamped "Merry Christmas" using the Christmas Greeting clear stamp set from Hot Off the Press.
I made each birdhouse different, using all the scraps from the few pages of paper I originally tore out. Of course, they look really cute together in a group, but no one but you will see them this way once they get mailed out.
Here's hoping you all have a wonderful Christmas, and a Happy New Year! Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy 2013. Thank you for visiting, see you again soon.