Yesterday my copy of 100 Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards by Kimber McGray arrived in the mail. I flipped through it when I first opened my package and after dinner sat down and read it from cover to cover.
What an amazing book! There are directions explaining how to create a basic card for times when you want to make something quick and directions explaining ways to make that same card a bit more complex. The photographs throughout the book are so inspiring that I stayed up last night just so I could create a card.
I decided to create the birdhouse card by Kim Hughes on page 130. I used a classic and a scalloped square Nestability to create my window. I cut 2 of them and ran them through my crimper. Then I put some foam tape between the 2 of them to add dimension to the card.
The bird is a chipboard embellishment from Maya Road that I had in my stash. You could use a bird template that's in the back of the book to create your bird.
Have a nice night!