Sunday, June 30, 2013

A little birdhouse in your Soul

This week at One Stitch at a Time (OSAAT), it's Anything Goes! I used Bird House by My Heart Pieces:

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For the sentiment, I used the chorus from They Might Be Giants' classic song "Birdhouse in Your Soul". I don't know, I just really like that song! I cut it out with a Spellbinders die and added some blue Liquid Pearls.

The house and birds are decoupaged, with the layers popped up with foam tape. I colored everything with Copics, and used blue Sparkly Fluff for the birds' hair.

The "fence" and
blue background are made from Core'Dinations two-tone cardstocks and embossed with Cuttlebug folders. They were lightly sanded to bring out the core colors. I added some "nails" with a Viva Pearl Pen.

Challenge #13
The Craft Garden
A Die for a Sketch Challenge #13: Sketch + at least 1 die cut
A.R.T. Card Challenge: Anything Goes (1st entry)
Crafting By Designs: Anything Goes
Pollycraft Challenges: Anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow #57: Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes (1st entry)
Sandy's Crafty Creations: Embossed backgrounds
Scrap It Girl's June Challenge: Use your dies
The Craft Garden: Color Palette (I know my shades are different from the photo, but I was very much inspired by the colors)

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Here's the video for They Might Be Giants' classic:

Thank you for visiting, and, while you're at it, keep the nightlight on inside the birdhouse in your soul,


  1. Lovely card, CG! The image is so pretty, and beautifully colored. I've not heard that song before but I think it's great how you included the chorus on your card! Thanks for joining us at A Die for a Sketch!...Nancy :o)

  2. I love the little bluebirds, lovely card. Hazel x

  3. a very sweet and charming card!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. This is beautiful CG, bold yet delicate at the same time. Love your fussy cut birds, they really bring the digi to life. Hugs Jane xxx

  5. I like the digi image. Especially like the wood look to your framed fence like background.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. I love using song lyrics for titles and sentiments too...great choice and adorable card!

  7. So cute! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

  8. Adorable card, thanks for entering at Scrap It Girl.

  9. Great card! Such a sweet image! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  10. Adorable card! Love the blue birds and the embossed background! Thanks for sharing with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!

  11. Such a sweet card, you did a fantastic job of coloring the little blue birds. Thank you for sharing this lovely piece in the June challenge at The Craft Garden.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  12. This is just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday too for a new challenge! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  13. This is such a sweet little card! Love the texture you used! Thanks for joining us over at Scrap it Girl this month!

  14. Your card is very cute. I like the image, the birds are so sweet. Your take on the sketch is great.
    Thank you so much for joining us at the A DIE FOR A SKETCH CHALLENGE, this time. Have fun and enjoy our challenge. We love to see you again ;)

    Dunja xo

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  15. What a sweetie, love our card. Thank you for joining us at A die for A sketch.
    Hugs marjolein

  16. Great card! Love the embossing and how you placed the layers to look like a fence. Fabulous job on the image.
    Hugs from your DT Sister,
    Tracey xo

  17. Very cute card! Thanks for taking part in Ruby's Rainbow's 'Things With Wings' challenge xx


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