Hey, all! It´s Lynnea! I´m playing with the Birdhouse Cubby stamp set from Art Impressions included in the April box from The Hedgehog Hollow! I try my best to show a variety of ways you can use a stamp set other than the obvious … so today I have a set of birthday cards that only took me about 15 minutes to make!

These cards are super cute and have a peek through element that takes very little time, but adds a little bit of excitement! I started with 4 card bases and arranged the two birds that look like they´re flying and the sentiment in my MISTI and stamped all 4 cards at once with the Nuvo Black Shadow ink included in the box.

I cut out the birds by opening up the card and running it through my die cut machine. Make sure you open your card or you will cut through the back of the card as well!

I had left the bird stamps in my MISTI so that after my birds were cut out I could close my card again and place it back into my MISTI and stamp them again. Since I left the stamps in my MISTI I could stamp right through the shape that I had cut out and stamp onto the inside of my card.

I used my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers to color the birds four different colors. If you wanted to save even more time you could color them all the same way. To finish off the front of the card I added some gold spatters. I opened my card and used the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen included in the box and tapped on some gold paint onto the front of the cards.

I always find myself needing a birthday card or two and I was able to create these 4 cards very quickly and they´re great for guys or girls depending on how you color the birds! And that peek through element is so fun!