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Bird House Card

This bright, cheery card is perfect for a variety of occasions. Make your own 3D hanging bird house embellishment with our simple step by step instructions! 

Card - Bird House
by: Lindsay Allyn
Supplies and Materials:

-Bird house printed cardstock cut to 8"x5.5" (I used paper from DCWV's Flower Shower Spring Specialty Diecut Stack)

-A2 envelope (4 3/8"x5 3/4")

-2 Eyelets with eyelet setter

-Ribbon or string (approx. 15")

-One (1) 2" square and one (1) 2.25" square of scrap paper in coordinating colors

-One (1) 3/4" circle in coordinating color

-One (1) 6" piece of brown quilling paper with quilling tool


-Adhesive (liquid and 3D)
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Begin with your 8"x5.5" printed cardstock and fold it in half to form a 4"x5.5" card.  Measure 1.75" in from each side of the front of the card, and 0.5" down from the top and punch holes for your eyelets. Add the two eyelets with your eyelet setter and use about 8" of your ribbon, fed through the holes, to create a bow on the front cover of your card.
Next construct your bird house. Cut the 2.25" square in half to create two (2) triangles for the roof. Run a thin bead of adhesive along one side of the 2" square, and adhere one of the triangles to form the  base layer of the roof. I used green paper for both sections, but you can also use two separate colored papers for this.  Punch a hole on the unattached roof section, and use your remaining section of ribbon to loop through the hole and around the bow on the front of the card, allowing the roof to hang freely. Use 3D adhesive to attach the roof layers together, concealing the knot between the layers. Add door (circle scrap of paper), bird perch (quilled brown paper) and roof trim (optional). To create a trim for the roof, cut another 2.25" square and use straight or fancy cut scissors on the "under" side of the roof; attach with 3D adhesive.  

To add a special touch, cut out some of the bird houses from the leftover printed cardstock and use them to embellish or to create a fun border on your card's envelope! 
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