Fanciful Flight Birdhouse with Card Gift Set

By  Lynn Roberts 

sizes: cards, 4-1/4"x5-1/2"; birdhouse, 8-1/2" tall

  • Birdhouse
  • Inside View of Birdhouse
  • Cards
  • Coffee Archival Images
  • Step 1
  • Step 2


  • 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


  • 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)
  • 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.

    Step 1

    Step 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.