Home Spun Love Birds and Ellen Hutson CLEARANCE Sale

Good Sunday morning. Before I start my post I want to draw your attention to the 50% to 75% off CLEARANCE sale going on at Ellen Hutson’s.  Ellen is working hard to make room for all of the newly released CHA products that will be arriving soon at the warehouse. I was checking out the clearance categories this morning and was shocked to see how much product is left.  I was especially excited to see there are still over 400 wafer thin dies from all of our favorite companies-Impression Obsession, Memory Box, Poppystamps, My Favorite Things, Lifestyle Crafts, Sizzix, Taylored Expressions and many more. Click here if you would like to go straight to the Die Category. Of course dies are not the only thing on sale.  You will find paper, tools, adhesives, embellishments, etc. there as well.  Today you can save an additional 15% on every remaining in-stock item in the CLEARANCE category by entering the clearancecrazy coupon code at check out. The additional 15% off ends tonight at midnight Pacific Time.

My project today is a springy love bird birdhouse card made using the Impression Obsession Love Birds, House Die, Spring Wreath and Tiny Flowers. The circle opening was framed using Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles.   The house was cut using Essentials by Ellen Cherry Wood Sheet.  The house shaped base card came in a House Cards set by The Paper Cut that were made specifically to coordinate with the Impression Obsession House Die. You can find lots of wonderful paper products at The Paper Cut.


KC Impression Obsession Love Birds 6 right

I cut the house using the cherry wood sheet, die cut a circle opening with nesting circles and then scored it every 1/2” all the way across the house. I used my deckle scissors to hand cut the roof and base for the house.  I sponged vintage photo ink all of the house to deepen the color of the wood and then rubbed the ink pad directly over the house , roof and  base to add more color.  I especially love how it brought out the scored board lines. I sponged vintage photo ink all around the edges of the house card base to make it blend in with the house.  I attached the house to the card base with mounting tape.  I attached the roof and base pieces to the front of the house using mounting tape.  I wanted the birds, branch and flowers to be bright and springy to contrast with the dark birdhouse.  The whole bird branch was cut in green with an additional leaf section cut in green.  The birds were cut in aqua, cut away from the main branch and attached over top of the birds on the green branch with glossy accents.  Whew!  I hope that made sense.  I cut tiny flowers in different colors, formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached them with glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Love Birds 6 center

The larger flower at the roof top was cut from the Spring Wreath, formed and assembled with glossy accents.  The additional branches and large flower were attached to the roof with glossy accents. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to key spots on the back of the branch and double pieces of tape on the back of both birds and attached to the house.  The two pink hearts were attached to the house with double layers of glue dots.

KC Impression Obsession Love Birds 6 close

Here’s a close up side view to show the dimension.  These love birds are so adorable whistling out their sweetheart tunes.

KC Impression Obsession Love Birds 6 left

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you good luck in finding things you would love to have at  great savings at Ellen’s CLEARANCE Sale.

Card size:  5.25" x 3.75"



8 thoughts on “Home Spun Love Birds and Ellen Hutson CLEARANCE Sale”

  1. Oh my goodness Kittie, I thought this was a real birdhouse..quite amazing…and out of the box…a bird lover would surely frame this card…

  2. Good Afternoon, Kittie. OH! I love this bird house. don’t have wood paper, but thought I could use distress ink to make as I have the house die. inspired to see what happens. have birds too, maybe I am shopping better, getting more of the dies you use. Yippee! the clearance is good, but hoping to save for the Misti stamp positioner coming this spring. It’s on EH site to watch for. Gosh! I am excited already Spring is coming. The birds are singing. …have a good week-end

  3. Good Morning Kittie, I am a little bit late to write an comment, but this FABULOUS Birdhouse deserve it to let you know, how happy I am watching your amazing card.
    I love the sweet little birds and the cheerful colors you choose.
    THANK YOU very much for your good and clear explanation how to do, Kittie!!
    I surely will try to make it too.
    A big hug to you, Eva.


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