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Other Products: Beaded ribbon, white card stock, half gold beads, small pine cones, manzanita stick, Marvy Snow Pen, Chip board, Copic Markers: Yy31, Y32, RV00, RV02, RV04, E33, E35, YG11, YG05, Birdhouse template found on Pinterest: enlarged to 125%

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Instructions: Click here to see a larger photo of this project. Project size is approximately 6 1/2" X 5 1/2" X 5" including branch. Cut house out of white card stock using the template copied onto paper. Cut it out of decorative paper as well except for roof and floor. Cover a chipboard coaster with decorative paper. Glue decorative paper to cardstock and put the house together (use glue for strength). Hand cut a frame for the door. Cut scallop border from Border Essentials to cover all edges and corners. Cut a fence border from Border Essentials for all the way around the bottom. Glue house to base (covered chipboard) and then glue roof on. Cut scalloped border from the Window Box Elements several times for the tiles on the roof and glue tiles onto roof. Glue beaded ribbon (found in the notions section of a fabric store) to underside of the roof all the way around house for icicles. Glue branch onto base (I also wired it to the house). Add rock candy stamen to the sides of house (like plants) and also glue a grouping in front of branch base.

Stamp, die cut and color the branches and the Cardinals and Holly using black ink on white card stock and Copic Markers to color. Stamp, die cut and sponge color on the Poinsettias and Holly leaves using Magenta Hue and Fern Green ink on white card stock. Color with Orchid Brilliance and Leaf Green and then form using the mold (see video). Glue some stamen (hot pink) to holly leaves in about 3 or 4 sets, let dry. Use the Snow Pen to add snow to holly and berries, branches and pinecones, add glitter before heating to puff. Add glitter to poinsettias and Prills to the centers of poinsettias. Glue branches, Cardinals, pine cones, holly and berries to manzanita branch then add poinsettias to manzanita and to the little house front and left side near corner. Glue piece of branch and poinsettia to lower right side of house to finish.

Created By: Robin Clendenning

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