Fanciful Flight Birdhouse with Card Gift Set

Materials

  • Wooden birdhouse, 8-1/2”x8-1/2” (Crafts Etc!)
  • Cardstock: dark brown; natural; pale yellow; berry red; pale green
  • Twelfth Night patterned (Scrapperdashery)
  • Netone A2 envelopes (Leewed)
  • Natural raffia (Crafts Etc!)
  • Tim Holtz Scattered Straw Distress Embossing Powder*
  • Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers*: Mountain Rose; Lemonade

Tools

  • The Bird’s Nest stamp set (Oxford Impressions)
  • Ink pads*: Coffee Archival; Adirondack Dye Ink Pads in Cranberry and Butterscotch
  • Inkssentials Heatit Craft Tool*
  • Inkssentials Glossy Accents*
  • Niji Waterbrush (Yasutomo)
  • Xyron Create-a-Sticker Machine, 1-1/2” (Xyron)

Directions

Birdhouse

  • 1. Remove rope from inside of birdhouse. Dab on Mountain Rose and Lemonade paints; let dry. Glue roof sections together.
  • 2. Cut six 3”x5-3/4” patterned paper pieces and stamp with various Coffee Archival images, using photo as guide. Adhere papers behind birdhouse windows.
  • 3. Trace birdhouse twice onto patterned paper; cut out and glue papers to bottom and inside floor of birdhouse.

Cards & Envelopes

  • 1. Make eight to 12 side-fold card bases from variety of cardstocks. Cut 3-1/2”x4-3/4” patterned paper pieces and mat on 3-3/4”x5” pieces of contrasting cardstock. Adhere to cards. See inset photos, Steps 1 and 2.
  • 2. Using photos as guides, stamp Coffee Archival images on patterned paper. Use water brush and dye inks to watercolor images.
  • 3. Run raffi a strands through Xyron machine and adhere to desired cards in nest shape. Sprinkle embossing powder over nest and heat set; do not overheat. Apply Glossy Accents over nest to attach it permanently to card.
  • 4. Use photo as guide to stamp and watercolor coordinating envelopes.
by Lynn Roberts
Birdhouse
Birdhouse Inside View of Birdhouse
Inside View of Birdhouse Cards
Cards Coffee Archival Images
Coffee Archival Images Step 1
Step 1 Step 2
Step 2