Thursday, May 15, 2014

The ItsyBitsy Anything But a Card Challenge

It's the 15th of the month and time for a brand new challenge here at ItsyBitsy. This time the theme is 'Anything But a Card. We want to see what you can come up as long as it is not a card. You can really go to town on this one and we are eager to see your creativity!

To inspire you along the way I created this paper birdhouse. It is intended for a baby shower where the theme is 'Feathering the Nest'. This will be part of the decoration. The template for the birdhouse is really straightforward, you can find loads of them online and they're very easy to assemble. The fun part is the embellishment. I decided to incorporate the Sizzix Brick Wall Die all over the front, side and back facade of the house. I added some detail to the roof using my rotary cutter and for the little hole in the centre, I used a circle die with a scallop circle die. I think the cutest thing about this project is the hay inside the birdhouse - ItsyBitsy actually has craft hay and that worked WONDERFULLY for my project!

Rules of the challenge:
  1. Your entry can be anything hand made as long as it is not a card.
  2. Entries can be submitted until 10th June 2014.
  3. Entries will be open to audience vote from 11th to 14th June 2014
  4. Following this, the top 3 and finalists will be selected after combining both audience feedback and judges feedback.
  5. In order to submit your entry, click on the inlinkz button provided at the end of this post, add your image and link to your blog post containing the submission. There is a single category for all types of hand made creations.
  6. If you do not have a blog, please create an album on any online photo gallery like Facebook, Picasa etc, ensure the settings are public and link it up as detailed in point 5. 
  7. Each participant can submit a maximum of 3 entries.
  8. Submitting old projects is not permitted. All submissions have to be created after 15th May 2014
  9. In your blog post, create a link back to this page - The ItsyBitsy Anything But a Card Challenge.
  10. Entries are welcome from all over the world however if you are one of the top 3, we can only ship your prize to an Indian address.
  11. We will select the top 3 entries all of whom will receive vouchers worth Rs. 500 redeemable online at
  12. In addition 6 finalists  will be selected all of whom will receive a badge to display on their blog.
Well that just about wraps up this post! Looking forward to seeing your creations!! All the best folks!

Submissions for the Anything But a Card Challenge

Supplies Used for the BirdHouse


  1. Thanks for the lovely challenge..:)

  2. Nice birdhouse sunehra.....liked the theme of challenge too...linked up my craft work already..:-)

  3. Pretty bird house Sunehra. Always love your soft color scheme :). "Anything but a card" gives a good chance to work on our creativity :) Have linked my creation. Thanks for hosting :)