With Summer in full swing it seems, I decided to do a garden type card using the Garden Birdhouse stamp set.  It is paired with the In The Wild Designer Series paper.  That sounds appropriate I believe!




I chose to do a 4 X 4 card with this adorable little birdhouse.  The size of the focal layer fits perfectly on the 4 X 4 size.  The InThe Wild Designer Series paper is also a good fit and not just the theme.  The size of the leaves are not too large for the birdhouse.

The base of the card is one color that it seems has not been shared in quite a while.  It is the Merry Merlot.  Of course I chose it from the colors in the DSP, but as soon as I placed the two pieces together, I knew it was the right one.

For the focal layer I went with the Crushed Curry to highlight it.  It is also used as the joining layer between the Merry Merlot and the DSP.  As I said earlier, the birdhouse is from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set.  I loved the size of the stamps in this set and thought they would be great for smaller cards.  The birdhouse is stamped using Cajun Cruze Ink and then colored with Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, and Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends.

Finishing Touches

To complete this garden card, I added the Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon off to one side.  There was enough room to also add a small bow.  I thought I would need to just add the little ribbon knot and was happy for the unexpected space.

To finish the focal layer I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The sentiment is also from the Garden Birdhouse stamp set.  I “hung” the birdhouse from a 2021-2023 In Color Jewel that matches the greens of the DSP.


  • base card is Merry Merlot cut 4 X 8
  • Layer is Crushed Curry cut 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • DSP is cut 3 5/8 X 3 5/8
  • Focal layer is Crushed Curry cut 1 3/4 X 3
  • Focal White is cut 1 1/2 X 2 3/4


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