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Stretch Your Stamps

The Birdhouse Cubby sentiment “From our nest to yours” inspired me to get creative with the birdhouse stamp. Read on to see how I stretched the April 2019 Hedgehog Hollow kit by creating 2 birdhouses from 1 stamp.

Stretch your Hedgehog Hollow April 2019 Kit by making 2 birdhouses from 1 stamp

Create 2 Birdhouses from 1 Stamp

Knowing that I’d want to pop up the center panel, I started with a piece of white cardstock trimmed to 3.75 x 5.25 inches. I loaded it in my MISTI and started to play around with the arrangement of the birdhouse.

Create 2 birdhouses from 1 stamp

It made the most sense to have the tall birdhouse on the left and the shorter one on the right with enough space in between them to draw a wire to connect the houses. The houses were stamped with enough of the image to have 1 perch on each house. 

I drew a line from the perch on the left house down to the roof on the right birdhouse. Inspired by Jenny Colacicco’s sweet and simple card, I decided to keep the birdhouses uncolored. The birdhouse post was extended with a pen and ruler.

Coloring the Little Birdies

The birds were colored with 2 different color schemes to represent 2 different families. 

Blue & Orange Birds: Copic Y13, B00, B02, & B04
Yellow & Blue Birds: Altenew Mountain Mist B802, Volcano Lake B714, & Autumn Blaze Y608

Card Assembly

  • Stamp the sentiment
  • Pop up the stamped panel on an included card base
  • Pop up the birds with dimensional adhesive

I love how the wire connects the 2 houses and creates a sense of movement that reinforces the sentiment. I hope you enjoyed this project today and feel inspired to create. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be creative and Breathe · Ink · Inspire

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