Recently while reorganizing my stamp room I came across a darling little stamp set that Kittie Caracciolo (Kittie747) sent me some time ago.  I realized that I had never used it and knew that that had to be remedied immediately!

This fun Martha Stewart Picket Fence Edger Punch seemed a perfect place to start. After weaving the fence with some narrow stitched grosgrain ribbon, I scored two lines across the bottom and added a strip of dimensional tape before folding it over.  This gave a platform for adhesive to adhere it to the card while also popping it up!




The birdhouses were colored with Copics.  Two of them were also popped up on different thicknesses of dimensionals.


clipbird10ani.gifI love these precious little images.  Thank you so much Kittie for being so sweet and sending them to me!!  I can’t believe it has taken me this long to play with them.


Check this out!  The ladies over at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ gave me this!  Isn’t is pretty!


Thanks so much!  I hope to be able to play in many more of their wonderful challenges.

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: ‘Birdhouse Mini’; ‘Happy Birthday’ from

Papers: Paper Loft DP ‘Mountain Meadow’; Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla

Inks: Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’; Copics:



Accessories: Martha Stewart ‘Picket Fence’ Edger Punch; Scalloped Edger Punch; Lace Ribbon; Stitched GG Ribbon; Prima; Brads; Spiral Clip

23 Responses to “Birdhouses from Kittie and a Shining Star”

  1. How cool is this! Not only have you created a gorgeous card, but the creative fence treatment is spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration… I definitely will be giving it a try!

  2. Susan, this is such an adorable card! Such a great idea with the picket fence! And given my name, I’m somewhat drawn to birdhouses…;-) Excellent job!!

  3. What a fabulous creation!! I love the lace and flower accents along with those adorable images, but adding ribbon to the fence punch just blew me away! I never thought to try that!! TFS your little tips with us here, I’ve come a long way thanks to such creative folks like you 🙂 You’re the best 🙂

  4. What a great card, Susan. Those images are really cute and I love how you did the fence. This is such an attractive card!

  5. Beautiful Susan. your coloring is awesome, I like the fence popped up.

  6. Oh WOW! The crochet ribbon and the ribbon woven through the fence are so great Susan!

  7. Susan, those birdhouses are so cute!!! Also you so deserve that shining star butterfly. Your work is awesome!!!

  8. Wonderful stamps and love how you showed them off on this card!

  9. You clever girl!! What a great idea to thread the ribbon through the pickets!! How come I didn’t think of that? 😉 And your birdhouses are colored so beautifully. Gorgeous card, Susan!

    And congrats on being awarded the Shining Star — your card was truly stunning, so it comes as no surprise to me. Your work is always impeccable and so beautifully detailed. (Feel like sharing some of that? lol)

  10. What a cool way to use the picket fence, Susan…you are sooo clever!!!! I love that sweet stamp set, too…you coloring is gorgeous!!! The lace at the bottom is such a beautiful detail…AWESOME work, gf!!!

  11. Totally GORGEOUS, Susan! Love the deep purple flower with the dark brown…and that threaded ribbon is WONDERFUL!

  12. This card is so precious! I really love your idea with the fence border punch! Ribbon is so cute like this! Loved the gorgeous lace too!

  13. Your birdhouses are beautiful, and I love your picket fence!! Gorgeous lace and details, Susan!!

  14. Love how you pulled all these intricate elements together. The border punch is really clever. The bird houses look great against the floral DSP. Lovely!

  15. so cute, neat coloring and love what you have done with that edge punch, I have picked this up so many times and wondered if I would get enough use out of it.

  16. WOW, that sure is beautiful!! Love all the layers and the lace – awesome coloring as well.

  17. What a wonderful card!! All the elements are just fantastic together! I love what you did with the ribbon and punch!

  18. I LOVE the threaded picket fence!

  19. how sweet! I love your popped up fence!

  20. I love these birdhouses… Fabulous!

  21. WOW!!! I LOVE this card!!! Those birdhouses are fantastic and beautifully coloured and that fence is FANTASTIC!!! Love the lace and all the embellishments too!!

  22. This is beautiful Susan.. I love all the dimension it has.. Great picket fence and ribbon.. Super job.

  23. This is just so pretty and such a fun design! I love the stamp, your coloring, and everything about how you brought the card together. Fabulous, Susan!

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