House of Cards

This is the second post for July 1st. If you are looking for the Poppystamps Challenge Post, you can find it right here:


fruit blog pic

House of Cards has a super sweet challenge for you this month, a mouth-watering inspiration photo that challenges you to create a card using a food image or these luscious colors! You can get all the details and play along over at the House of Cards Blog right here:


I searched the world to find this beautiful vintage image of a bird in a cherry tree. I love the soft tones and shading of the cherries, and the yellows and greens it pulls in for the background. Of course, I love birds on cards more than just about anything else! I added a few sparkly sequins and a few embellishments and die cuts to turn it into something special!

Card Recipe:

Free printable artwork, found online

Tag Me, Reverse Confetti

All About the Love, Memory Box Open Studio

A Cherry On Top, Poppystamps

Tiny clothespin, red & white twine, paper cherry blossoms, all from my secret stash

Head over to House of Cards to see more great inspiration from our new design team, and link up your scrumptious creation!

Thanks for joining me today!

Live your life in Color!










22 thoughts on “House of Cards

  1. Monika Reeck says:

    Oh Michelle
    that background with bird is adorable
    may I ask which stamp or which picture it is? so lovely colors and great DIE LOVE too and lovely add of tiny tag
    ADORABLE VINTAGE card and I really wish you reply me which have that lovely picture of this bird
    hugs from teammie


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  2. donnanuce says:

    Hi Michele, this is so gorgeous! I love the vintage image. Thanks so much for your comment on my card! Hope you have a great day.
    Donna N.
    HOC teamie

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  3. Crimson Owl Creations says:

    Hi folks! Some of you have been asking about the vintage image of the bird on the branch. I found the image by doing a Bing search on the phrase “Vintage Bird and Cherries Free” and it was one of many really beautiful vintage bird images you can simply print out for free. After I selected the image, I played around with the size until I got what I wanted, then printed, cropped and mounted it to my card stock. There are many sites that offer images like this pretty bird available for crafters to use for free for their personal use. I’d love to see what projects YOU make when you find your perfect fit!


  4. Daisies Girl says:

    Incredibly done – and all your searching was a success because this is an awesomely perfect picture for this card and all the other details you added just enhance it and complete it!! You did a marvelous job!!

    Liked by 1 person

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