Sunday, May 15, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge-Birdhouse

Hello card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

We hope you'll play along!  The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!  Please visit the Curtain Call Challenge blog for all the challenge info and deadline.

Hello card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Cat's Pajamas
For my take on the challenge, I focused on the striped background and the colors from one of the birdhouse images. The layout is from the current challenge at Paper Play Sketches.  

My birdhouse was created with the CutUps Birdhouses die from The Cat's Pajamas.  I cut the die from both cardstock scraps and craft foam to get a dimensional piece when assembled.  The tree branch was hand cut from a scrap of dark brown cardstock.  I assembled the pieces on a soft gray on gray striped patterned paper panel, then stamped the "hello" sentiment from the Show Me the Monkey stamp set beneath them in red pigment ink.  The panel was matted on kraft cardstock, then edged with a piece of cream trim.  I adhered it to a pale gray panel over a contrasting red cardstock strip.  The finished panel was adhered to a kraft card base.

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Materials Used:
Show Me the Monkey stamp set, CutUps Birdhouses dies (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Luxe Love Letter ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Real Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Something Wonderful 6x6 paper pad (Teresa Collins); cream trim (Hobby Lobby); craft foam


  1. Super cute card Lori. Love the pink birdhouse! What a great design... perfect take on the photo.

  2. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the lace :) Thanks for linking up your project using our sketch at Paper Play Sketches.
    Our challenges are every other Wed. Link up as often as you’d like! Have a wonderful day!!
    Kimberly, DT Member :)
    Kimberly’s Craft Spot
    Paper Play Sketches, DT Member

  3. I love your super sweet take on the inspiration photo!


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