Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Presenting Frantic Stamper and A Shaped Card


Frantic Stamper is Die Cut Divas' Sponsor for the December Challenge of Winter/Christmas project with an optional twist to make a shaped Winter/Christmas Card.

You can find so many "must haves" at Frantic Stamper and I was looking for something fairly easy, yet had a WOW factor and I think I found a couple of "must haves", but for now, I'll show you my bird houses.

My first birdhouse features a red birdhouse, but as much as I like the red house, I faced a dilemma for where to place my red bird.  I opted to put him inside the birdhouse peeking out with green sprigs facing down from the upper left.  I like just the one roof of only snow.  I put some green paper behind as I didn't like the all-white interior.  I think a light wood-tone paper would have been better to be a background for the bird.  Live and learn.

I used stoppers (pieces of paper with sentiments printed on them) as my paper was quite slippery and needed a two layer stopper for more support if I wanted to stand the card up without the message being seen.

I wanted to go more wood-like and I cut my house out of a pre-made digital background (Sepia) that I won from A Bit More Time To Craft.  It took me awhile to figure out which one of the set this was because I printed it on glossy paper and the effect is so different from what I'm seeing in my files.  Different equals GOOD. I used both roofs on this card, which I like too.

I believe this is  a pre-made digital background (Sepia) that I won from A Bit More Time To Craft, printed on a glossy cardstock.
Poppy Stamps Bird House Pop-up Easel set found at Frantic Stamper here
Red and green papers in stash
Black Copic marker or any black marker for the cardinal's mask
Vagabond die cut machine

Checking out all the Challenges below:
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes” #11
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes #12-2021
Poppy Stamps Challenge - Happy Holly Days
Love to Craft Challenge ‘ “Always Anything Goes” #65
DL. ART "Anything Goes 
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything goes" #94
Simon Says Wednesday - Happy Holidays/Christmas


Cindy C. said...

These are so cute!!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous cards Arlene! Love the different feel of each card depending on your background paper! These cards would be perfect for the new Poppystamps Challenge, Happy Holly Days, found here.

papierelle said...

Beautiful birdhouses, love the idea!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

That pop up birdhouse set is a fave of mine - just love what you did with it, Arlene!!

Tiffany P said...

These are darling! I know anyone would be so happy to receive one of these cards for the holidays.

Michelle N. said...

Great looking birdhouse-love that digital background!

mixamatoasties said...

Fabulous bird house!

Thank you for joining us for the December challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Tiny Paper Blossom said...

I love ALL your birdhouses! I think the red one is my favorite. Thanks for playing along at the Poppystamps Challenge.

Jeanne J. said...

Wow! Your birdhouse cards are GORGEOUS! I love how each is different with all the perfect little touches!

Karen L K said...

So cute Arlene!