For my very first creation with NEW products from the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog, I chose “Country Birdhouse” meets Basic Beige! I decided to keep this card super simple and not over complicate the design. Sadly, some of my favorites “dies” are retired, but I used them anyway. Two of my favorite “die” sets are the “Stitched Rectangles” and the “Deckled Rectangles”. Very glad to have them in my “stash”!

Basic Beige meets Country Birdhouse!

My color palette for this card is Basic White, Basic Beige, Basic Black with a touch of Real Red. I stamped the birdhouse in “Memento Black” on the NEW “Basic Beige” card stock. After die cutting the birdhouse image out, I also cut out the “circle” on the birdhouse with the coordinating circle die from the die set. I colored a few areas with my “Black Marker” to accent the roof line and the bird perch.

I stamped the “splatter” image in Basic Beige on the Basic Beige card stock to add a bit of interest in the background. The “chain” image was stamped along the top edge in black. I stamped, die cut and colored the bird image. I placed a piece of black card stock behind the circle opening so that it would show through the “hole” in the birdhouse. Then I placed the cute bird so that it is peeking out of the birdhouse. I mounted the die cut birdhouse with two layers of “Glue Dots” to raise it up just a bit.

To complete my card, I added a die cut “floral” image from the stamp set and colored with “Blends”. Then I added the floral die to the card with dimensionals. Lastly, I added a “Rhinestone” to the flower center. The last detail was adding a double bow of “Linen Thread” with a “Glue Dot”.