Friday 10 March 2023

Texture Chic Garden Birdhouses Birthday Card. Stamp n Hop 'Males' Blog Hop. March 2023

 Good Evening Everyone

I'm blog hopping with the Stamp n Hop ladies today and our Theme is 'Males'. Now, this is something I struggle with - give me a flower and butterfly and away I go - but thinking on a Masculine Style stumps me somewhat!

I've combined the Garden Birdhouses with the Texture Chic DSP and I went for a slightly vintage feel - and I love how it turned out


Soft Suede Card Stock

1pc - 5 7/8" x 8 1/4", scored at 4 1/8"


Very Vanilla Card Stock

1pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"


Texture Chic DSP

1pc - 4" x 3 3/4"

1pc - 5 5/8" x 1/2"


Take the Soft Suede card stock and fold along the score line to create your card base. Add the thin strip of DSP to the bottom of the Very Vanilla panel and then add this to the inside of the card.

On the  DSP panel add some of the little flower images along the bottom edge with Crumb Cake ink to the card front.

Bring in your Mini Cut & Emboss machine and the Beautiful Shapes dies and cut out the largest two hexagons in Very Vanilla card stock.

On the larger hexagon stamp the three bird houses in Early Espresso ink and when dry, colour using Stampin Blends. On the Smaller Hexagon stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso into the centre and add some of the branch image in Evening Evergreen to cover some of the blank space. Take your blender pen and colour in the leaves. Gently pick some of the colour from the outline and the blender pen will add a little of it as you 'Colour'.

Layer these both to Soft Suede card stock and trim both leaving a nice even border all the way round and arrange onto the card front, adhering with dimensionals.

Tie a little bow with the Evening Evergreen open weave ribbon and place onto the larger hexagon.

Finally stamp a little birdy in Early Espresso, colour with Blends and fussy cut - adding it to the card near one of the birdhouses.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today - please continue through the hop for lots more masculine inspiration. Mo is up next, so click the button below to head over to her blog

Roll Call

1.        Mo Rootes


2.       Gez Carpenter


3.      Angela Kober


4.      Robbie Susan Chandler


5.      Cheryl Taylor


6.      Annette Elias


7.       Victoria Littlewood

Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store Product List

If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 




  1. I love your cards, colours & layout Vickie. Perfect for the males. Thank you for hopping along with Stamp n' Hop this month.

  2. Great cards. Love those birdhouses.

  3. Lovely card Vickie, I love the colour palette and the slightly vintage feel x


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