Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Card Chain Challenge Reveal for July 2022

It's happy Card Chain Challenge Reveal Day!  Here's the challenge rules and my card below.

 Yes, I am still making easel cards - so easy when you can die cut them out without measuring or anything like that.  When I have a die set out, I tend to cut more than one set and sometimes I cut some really strange patterns out.  As I went through several die cuts of this wonderful birdhouse, I knew I had to make a fanciful card for my partner in the Card Chain Challenge using the theme option of a bird.  Where else would a bird dwell, but a bird house?  

I hadn't used the bird , but I did purchase him (or her) to use with this birdhouse.  I didn't realize when I purchased it that the wings & chest were cut out, so I used a piece of solid orange paper in back of those openings - perfect.  I know this isn't winter, but I wanted a whimsical border on top.  The little heart was sitting on my table just waiting to be used.  And ta-da!

Momenta (bird dies)
Kat Scrappiness Scripty "Hello My Crafty Friend" dies
Poppy Stamps Grid Heart Frame (not available) 
Sentiment -  an old Hero Arts sentiment set

 I would like to enter the following challenges
The Corrosive Challenge - “Anything Goes”
Mix It Up Challenge Blog Anything Goes”
DL. ART "Anything Goes"
A Perfect Time to Craft - "Anything Goes" #8
Crafts Galore Encore - "Anything Goes" #102 Secrets to Stamping with Debbie - Anything Goes with a Fun Fold #37
NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff) - First use of the Bird die #41
Creative Moments - "Anything Goes"  #236  (option of cute - I think this is cute) 
Gem of a Challenge - "Anything Goes" #16                      
Creatalicious  "Anything Goes" #240
Dies R Us "Anything Goes USING any die brand DRU sells #198



Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a darling birdhouse pop-up with birdie, Arlene! Just love the patterned paper for the house and the heart adds the perfect finishing touch!!

Joy Meadows said...

So nice, Arlene! Love everything about this card!

Darnell said...

As a huge lover of birds, I really like this, Arlene, and making it an easel design makes it even nicer! The birdhouse looks so inviting and how great that the bird can be any color with lots of options behind the cut-out wings! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

papierelle said...

Your bird house card are so lovely and nice!!!

Liz said...

Brilliant card, what a great design for an easel card! Thank you for sharing your card over in the NBUS Challenge this month.
Liz - Guest Designer

Kampin' Karen said...

As Guest Designer for Creative Creases Challenge #37, thank you for entering your card. The Secret Stamper will be pleased.

Debbie Mageed said...

Oh, I just love this sweet easel card! You had me with the lovely bird, of course, but the birdhouse is wonderful for the easel. Perfectly done! Thank you for playing in my Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
Secrets To Stamping

Pop Lenuta Maria said...

Such a beautiful pop-up card.
Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again.
Take care! Maria

Greta said...

Absolutely love this card, Arlene! So glad you signed up after me!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Fabulous birdhouse card! I saw your card over at NBUS and just had to check it out. Have a fabulous weekend.

Birgit said...

What a fun card this is! The birdhouse makes the perfect easel card. Thanks so much for linking up with the DRU Challenge. Best of luck to you!

Dotty Jo said...

Just perfect! You are clever, Arlene, Jo x

Cindy C. said...

Such sweet card!!

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Arlene, I found your sweet card at NBUS and just had to tell you how much I liked it! The bird house looks fab in red and makes a great easel too.