How about creating a card that’s also a 3D card?! This free-standing birdhouse-shaped card is bound to be the cutest birthday card that they receive all year!

My favorite part of making a handmade birthday card is the ability to customize it for the person I’m creating it for, and today’s card design allows you to do just that. Each of the cards I create today includes a different shape opening for this 3D card design. Whether looking for a birdhouse card or other DIY card ideas, this fun fold card is one you’ll enjoy creating and they’ll enjoy receiving. Don’t miss the free project sheet that includes a template for this card design.

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Birdhouse Card Video

Looking for a unique birthday card idea? You can adapt this 3D birdhouse card to any shape window. I’m sharing lots of creative tips with these fun fold card ideas.

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Birdhouse Card Details

The Sweet Songbirds Bundle (stamp set + coordinating punch) create simple cards in minutes. Whether you’d like to stamp and punch out the images or punch the pieces from cardstock or designer paper, you’ll have adorable birds in record time. I

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The best part of this fun fold card is that the opening can be any shape. The Beautiful Shapes Dies includes a series of graduated size hexagons that are perfect for this opening. 

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The small ‘bridge’ bottom allows the card to easily be displayed and the backside provides plenty of space for a handwritten message and signature. Best of all, this card collapses flat to fit into a medium size A2 envelope.

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Birdhouse Card | Heron Habitat

The Florida Great Blue and Great White Herons are abundant here and this Bundle immediately caught my eye. I struggle with masculine theme cards and not only does this Bundle work well for the men, it’s perfect for my wildlife friends and family. 

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While the designer paper I’ve used here (New Horizons) is now sold out, don’t miss the remaining Last Chance Products HERE. These products will be retired on July 1 and are only available while supplies last and many are on sale. 

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Layer up those dies! The Layering Circles Dies are the most frequently used dies in my studio. The graduated sizes range from 1″ to 3″ and include scallop circles as well. 

Looking to add multiple colors to one image? Use Sponge Daubers! They provide easy application to specific areas for a beautifully blended look.

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Birdhouse Card | In The Moment

Sketched imagery is incredibly popular due to the realism of the images and Stampin’ Up!’s concept artists are among the best of the best. Easy to color and reminiscent of real like occasions, you won’t want to miss the In Moment stamp set.

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The Stylish Shapes dies include trendy stitched borders in graduating sizes of squares, circles and banners. And they die cut beautifully!

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Become a pro at coloring using the Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based markers! If you’re new to Stampin’ Blends, you’ll find an entire playlist on how to use them various ways on my YouTube channel HERE

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Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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Stampin’ Up! offers regular specials that include promotional and limited time products. From stamps, dies and accessories there are even more ways to be inspired! Click on the button below to check out the current specials. Remember, products are available for a limited time and while supplies last. 


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