Birthday Wishes slimline

Hi everyone! It’s Tuesday and I hope your week has started off nicely! Life is good here and I have absolutely no complaints! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring some pretty gold cardstock (which is on sale this month so be sure to get some!) that I paired with lots of other cardstock. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a slimline birthday card featuring a gold two-story bird house with a blue bird and lots of colorful flowers!

This is my own design and I really didn’t measure anything… I just cut the dimensions of the bird house that fit my normal 9″ x 3-3/4″ slimline card base. So that means don’t get out your micrometer, lol! I cut the card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and a layering panel from Curious Metallic 92# Gold Leaf cardstock. I cut the roof and perches from Basis 80# Brown cardstock. Using Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, I die cut the entrance holes from Stardream Metallic 105# Antique Gold cardstock and Basis 80# Brown cardstock. Using the set of Sizzix Bird Scene Thinlits, I die cut the bird from Basis 80# Navy cardstock, Basis 80# Medium Blue cardstock, Basis 80# Blue cardstock and Curious Metallic 111# Night cardstock, the branch from Curious Metallic 111# Chestnut cardstock, and the flowers and leaves from Basis 80# Coral Cardstock, Basis 80# Gold cardstock, Basis 80# Teal cardstock, Basis 80# Red cardstock, Pop-Tone 65# Tangy Orange cardstock, Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock, Pop-Tone 65# Jellybean Green cardstock andPop-Tone 65# Grape Jelly cardstock. Using the CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, I die cut the large portion of the sentiment from Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock, Pop-Tone 65# Jellybean Green cardstock and stamped the remaining one word in brown ink, trimmed it and adhered it just beneath the die cut portion. I had several leftover flowers and adhered two of them with the sentiment.

I hand-cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock as well, embellished it with leftover strips of Pop-Tone 65# Jellybean Green cardstock and Curious Metallic 92# Gold Leaf cardstock, and layered it on the gold leaf cardstock (also hand-cut). I die cut the sentiment from a scrap piece of Stardream Metallic 105# Antique Gold cardstock and adhered the two remaining flowers to the bottom of the panel.

And one more peek… I’m so smitten I can’t stand it! I absolutely love the way this turned out, and having all these gorgeous colors of cardstock sure does help! I’ve had the Bird Scene Thinlits in my stash for a while and I knew they’d come in handy for just the right project! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge: Fur, Feathers or Fins

CutCardStock products used:
Curious Metallic 92# Gold Leaf cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Basis 80# Brown cardstock
Stardream Metallic 105# Antique Gold cardstock
Basis 80# Navy cardstock
Basis 80# Medium Blue cardstock
Basis 80# Blue cardstock
Curious Metallic 111# Night cardstock
Curious Metallic 111# Chestnut cardstock
Basis 80# Coral Cardstock
Basis 80# Gold cardstock
Basis 80# Teal cardstock
Basis 80# Red cardstock
Pop-Tone 65# Tangy Orange cardstock
Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock
Pop-Tone 65# Jellybean Green cardstock
Pop-Tone 65# Grape Jelly cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, Sizzix Bird Scene Thinlits, Scrapbook.com Celebrate Word Die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Arts precision craft glue, Scrapbook.com 1/4″ Double-Sided Adhesive Roll, Darice Adhesive Foam Circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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