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OSAT Blog Hop – Christmas In July


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Good morning and welcome to the OSAT Christmas in July blog hop.  For my card I used Stampin Up stamp set Ornamental Pine for the background and sentiment and Hardwood for the wood border and the SU bird builder punch for the bird.  I outined the pine with my clear Wink of Stella brush and then accented the card front with glitter snow.

Ornamental Pine


For my project I created a bird house from a book using a form of art called book folding.  If you have never seen this search google and Pinterest for book folding and you will be amazed at the creations you will see.  After folding all 567 pages I used a circle punch and created a hole for the birds nest and then painted the inside black and filled with raffia and moss.  Next I grunged all the edges first with Tim Holtz Old Paper and then with SU Cherry Cobbler.  I added raffia to the top and the green ribbon hanger was the built in page marker in the book.  Next I used the SU bird builder punch and made one red bird and one blue bird and attached both to the birdhouse.  To finish I used SnowTex and spotted it around the roof to create a snow effect and then tied a strip of fabric on the bottom edge.



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my creations.  Next in this hop is Diane Squires click the link below to get to her blog

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Wynne Grob —
AJ Bodine —
Megan Thompson —
Holly Stene —
Martie Pollard —
Ginger Pelfrey —
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Author: Ginger

Hi there! I am a resident of Winchester, Virginia. I was raised in West Virginia and lived there until about 29 years ago when I moved to Virginia. I am a country girl through and through. My passionate hobbies are scrapbooking, making cards, mini albums (ok anything paper crafting hehe), hiking, camping, fishing, photography, gardening and cooking. I have one grown son, 28, and my boyfriend and I are raising his 16 year old son. I work full time for a dairy company to feed my passion for my hobbies.

22 thoughts on “OSAT Blog Hop – Christmas In July

  1. Your card is so beautiful and that sweet book folding project is amazing!!!

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  2. Love your projects. The birdhouse is just adorable.

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  3. Ginger – card is cute & the project is amazing! So creative! I’m going to have to talk to you about your project…..I’m very intrigued. 🙂

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  4. Ginger this is gorgeous, I love the wood grain with the ice melting down it. The scene is beautiful. As for the birdhouse, I’m just chuckling thinking of you folding 567 pages, but the results are super cool, love it!

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  5. Adorable card and fun project! Your card definitely makes me think of the winter wonder 🙂 can’t imagine folding all those pages tho… Glad you have patience 🙂

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  6. It is all AH-mazing!! Especially love the details of your birdhouse. Will have to check out the book folding technique…very intriguing.

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  7. Absolutely amazing projects!! great job!

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  8. I’ve always been interested in book folding but have never tried. It looks amazing!

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  9. Very nice projects! I love the rustic charm of these….Great job!

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  10. Two great projects. I can’t even image folding and creating the bird house! It’s amazing!


  11. Loved both your projects. The little bird builder punch has been around for a while but it never loses its appeal. Lovely! Your book bird cage is totally amazing. I hadn’t heard of this art form before so will follow up on your tip to look on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing your interesting post and projects.

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