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The 12 Projects of Christmas 2022: Project #8 AND Big Sale!

I've had this project idea in mind since long before it was time to record and share The 12 Projects of Christmas 2022. This card definitely evolved as I contemplated the amazing Aspen Trees Dies found in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.

The original idea for the birdhouse card that started on Pinterest but evolved in my brain was now ramped up a notch or two.

So how did I make that birdhouse shape? Nothing to it! I started with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock 4 1/4" x 11", scored in half at 5 1/2". Then I scored two more lines in an "x," 1 1/2" on either side of the center score line.

I added an Early Espresso layer behind the aspen trees to make those trees pop, then a label from the Labels Aglow Dies for the sentiment and the pretty bird from the Perched in a Tree stamp set all dolled up in red. Cherry Cobbler and Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends, that is.

I'm thinking you have some questions. How did I fold that card to get the house shape? How did I get the Early Espresso layer to fit as a house-shaped layer? How did I color the bird using such vastly different reds?

For these answers at more, watch the video tutorial, and for a complete list of products used (along with links to my online store), scroll to the bottom of this post.


Squeeeeee!!!! Seasonal Sale coming Tuesday, November 15-18, 2022! -10% off all punches -15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale) -20% off all dies -20% off all embossing folders -20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

**from the Annual Catalog** AND receive a grab bag from me for a $50+ order! The grab bag will include a gently used Paper Pumpkin stamp set, a gently used Paper Pumpkin Stampin' Spot, and two brand new retired accessories!

Happy stamping, and happy shopping!


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