Friday, October 7, 2011

Christmas Card Challenges Using Birdhouse Digi

Front of Card

This cute bird house digi is from Doodle Pantry.  Their theme for digital challenge #17 is to use a Doodle Pantry Image.  This card is also being used for the weekly challenge, a Christmas theme, at  OWH Stars & Stamps blog.  And for Challenge #17 - Too early for Christmas? over at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge blog.  There are some really cute images and some great ideas at these sites.  So be sure to stop on by and check them out.  They also have lots of fun challenges. When I find that ever elusive job, these are definitely some of the first places I plan to go shopping at.

The image is printed on water color paper.  Cardinals remind me of Christmas, so I colored the birds red using my Pebbles chalks.  Then finished the Christmas/Winter theme with red and green chalks for the bird houses. 

I used Microsoft PowerPoint to print the sentiment onto white card stock.  Sometimes I can have a hard time coming up with sentiments.  I find most of my quotes in my Webster's New Explorer Dictionary of Quotations.  However I found this list of quotes for Christmas on the Begin Crafting blog.  She has a lot of cute ideas, so you ought to drop on by.  

Inside of Card

The red card stock and the holly print papers are from a kit by Fiskars & Cloud9 Designs.  The 5" x 6.5" card base is by the Paper Studio.  I found them and the ribbon at Hobby Lobby.  It is hard to tell from the photo, but the bird house and sentiment are mounted on the same pearly paper as the ribbon.  The paper is from my stash so I do not know who made it.  I really like the shinny red ribbon against the color and texture of this paper. 

I used the same papers on the inside of the card, just to "dress" it up a bit.  The circular stickers are from the same Fiskars kit.  It is hard to see, but they are plastic with clear color and add some dimension to the page.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  
I hope you have enjoyed my designs.  
Have a wonderful day!

12 comments:

  1. Oh Teresa how clever you are girl! I never thought about turning this adorable stamp into a Christmas card! These little birds are coming home for Christmas!!! WOW - totally love the idea!! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Doodle Pantry challenge! Enjoy the penguin stamp set! Good luck and I hope you come back again and play with us! Thanks for the great inspiration!!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Wonderful and so creative, love that you made the birdhouse image into a Christmas card and that you finished your card off so well by decorating the inside (I fall short in this catagory:0)) Adore the bow! Thanks for joining the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #17, good luck and do hope to see you next time!

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  3. Fab holiday card love that ribbon! Thanks for playing along with Cardmadfairy Digi Days this time.
    Carol Ann xx

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  4. Fab card, love those little robins! Thanks for joining us this week at Cardmadfairys digi days....

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  5. Great card! Fab bow!!! TFS!!!

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  6. Such a great idea for a Holiday card! Your ribbon is yummy and that sentiment fits the image perfectly! Thanks for playing at Doodle Pantry for our monthly challenge!

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  7. What a great use of this cute image. It makes a perfect holiday card. Thanks for joining us for the DPDC17!

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  8. Oh my gosh, I'd never have thought to use this image for a Christmas card - what a great idea! Your card is adorable - thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry for our challenge!

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  9. I love how you did the sentiment. This is adorable.

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  10. How cute, I love Doodle Pantry images :) Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

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  11. This is awesome...great job!! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry *Ü*

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  12. This is a fabulous holiday card Teresa. Love the layout on this wonderful card. Thanks for playing in the Doodle Pantry challenge!

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