Garden Birdhouses is another stamp set that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021/2022 Annual Catalog that has been ignored by me since the 2021 June – December Mini Catalog came out. Every time a new catalog comes out, I seem to ignore the other ones. Then I start going through my stamp sets to find one I want to use and all of a sudden I see sets that have not been used in a long time.
I have a bird feeder in my back yard that I really enjoy watching. In Nashville we have some different birds here that did not live in New York. The good thing is we have cardinals in both places. Cardinals are my favorite. They are just so beautiful. The thing is these crazy birds eat my bird food like crazy. In New York I had to fill the feeder every 4-5 days. In Nashville, I have to fill it every other day. Yes, there are a lot more cardinals here but they didn’t seem to eat so much when I first put it out in September. Rob kept saying because there was more food in September for birds than now. Well, I was just thinking these birds here are crazy, big pigs. Until this morning. This morning I woke up and there were three deer in my yard eating from the feeder! Well no wonder it was getting empty so quickly. I will have to apologize to my cardinals for blaming them.
To make this card I first stamped the branches in Granny Apple Green Ink on a 3.5″ x 4.75″ piece of Basic White card stock Then I stamped the birdhouse and the birds in Memento Black Ink and colored them using Stampin’ Up!® Blends. Then I stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner. I layered that on top of a piece of Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. This DSP is in the back of the 2021/2022 Annual Catalog. You can not buy it for $18 with qualifying order. It has a whopping 48 sheets in it! One side is black and white and the other side had beautiful, bright colors and patterns. The card base is Daffodil Delight.