Hello friends. This festive holiday card features several of the Scrappy Tails Crafts add-on dies for the Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Metal Die. These are tons of fun to play with and quickly becoming another favorite house builder set. These standalone dies are especially great for those of you who dislike or struggle with stamping.
For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 9 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/2″ to create the card base, which I inked with Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Inks to create a gradient background.
I die cut the house and chimney from Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Metal Die and then used the Slimline Brick Background Metal Craft Die to emboss the brick pattern onto them. I inked around the edges of both pieces with Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand Ink. I diecut the roof, window frames and base from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Slate Gray 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock using the Slimline Bird House Pop Up Card Metal Die and German and American Christmas House Add-On Metal Craft Die and inked around them with Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray Ink. I also backed the windows with panels I cut from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and inked with Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Distress Ink.
I die cut the snow and pots for the Christmas trees (using the German and American Christmas House Add-On Metal Craft Die) and the lights strings (using the Christmas House Roof Add-On Metal Craft Die) from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″. I colored the light string with a green marker, then diecut the lights from red, green, yellow and aqua cardstock from my stash. The door was cut from Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the Slimline Neighborhood House Pop Up – Add On Die and inked the pieces with Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler Ink; the door knobs were cut from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock.
All the greenery was die cut from Bazzill Basics – 12 x 12 Parakeet Cardstock and inked with Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus Ink. And the bows and ornaments for the trees were die cut from Stampin’ Up! Red & Green 12″ X 12″ Foil Sheets.
I finished it off by adding some splatters with White Acrylic Paint and Tonic Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents to the snow and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Bright Gold to the garland and wreaths on the door.
On the inside of the card, I die cut a sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock using the Stampin’ Up! Word Wishes Dies and added another small wreath.
- Card Base = 9 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/2″ Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″
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