Merry Christmas Eve. I hope you are enjoying your day and having a good time with family and friends and preparing for Christmas.  My husband will be off work tomorrow and that is a Christmas present in itself.  I am tackling making my first standing rib roast for tomorrow’s dinner so keep your fingers crossed for me.  I have made many beef roasts in my years of cooking but never one that I almost had to mortgage my house for.  LOL!  I did a Google search for recipes and loved Paula Deen’s fool proof recipe because it looked so simple and easy.  Any and all suggestions welcome.  Smile

My project today is one of my all time favorite kind of cards to make.  I love windows, birdhouses and snow and they came together to create a wonderful holiday greeting.  Living in Florida (it was 80 degrees here yesterday) never allows for a white Christmas so I enjoy them through my childhood memories and my card making.

KC Poppy Stamps Grand Madison French Doors 5 left

I started by cutting strips of cardstock to attach to the card base to create the siding.  I used the window as a template to draw the cutting lines for the window opening and cut it out with my craft knife.  I attached the outside window to the card front with mounting tape. I attached the drapes and valance to the inside opening of the window and then attached a window over top of it to cover the rough cut and finish the card.

KC Poppy Stamps Grand Madison French Doors 5 center

I cut the birdhouse to use as a template and covered it with tiny strips of cardstock to match the siding on the house and punched the opening with my 1/8” circle punch.  I cut a second birdhouse and a hand cut roof using kraft cardstock and colored them with my mini applicator and brown ink.  I cut the fence, cut a snowy strip of cardstock to the front base and attached the fence under the window with a double layer of mounting tape. I attached the birdhouse to the scene with mounting tape.  I decorated the window top with fir sprigs and added a red bow for a pop of color. I decorated birdhouse to match the window and then covered them both with glossy accents and flower soft.  I love how it softens the scene.  I love how the red cardinals pop against the white and green.

KC Poppy Stamps Grand MAdison French Doors 5 close

Here’s a closer view of the birdhouse.  I think it is so cute.

KC Poppy Stamps Grand Madison French Doors 5 right

I applied glossy accents to the bottom of the window, fence and ground area and covered with flower soft.  I love that stuff.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve.

Card size:  5.5” x 4.25”