Sunday, April 12, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #2: For the Birds

Easter Greetings Everyone! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter Day! We're supposed to have beautiful weather later today, so there should be some great egg hunting going on today!

This week on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, our challenge was to create something that had a bird on it. I chose to create a birdhouse ornament with spring colors. I used my latest, favorite stamp set from Paper Trey Ink, With Sympathy (see...this is set is super versatile!). I also used the Bird House Pattern and tutorial I got from Nicole Heady's blog (founder of Paper Trey Ink), this birdhouse was actually created as a Christmas ornament originally...

So I printed out my pattern on the paper, cut the birdhouse house, stamped it and assembled it. Now I didn't have the LONG rectangle Nestabilities that was called for the roof, so what' a stamper to do? Fudge a little of course! I actually just got out my scallop scissors (they FINALLY have a use other than collecting dust!) and I cut my roof out like that. I then threaded my string hanger through my roof before I put it on my little bird house. I added the base I cut out from my Cricut Mini Monograms cart and some swarvoski rhinestones to the side of the little bird house. Then tied some pretty ribbon on my hanger. I stamped and cut out my bird and glittered it, then I double pop dotted it off the birdhouse (see photo #2). It was really a quick little project, I thought these would look super cute on someones Easter tree... recipe below as usual, thanks for dropping in!



Recipe:
  • Pattern: Bird House Trim-the-Tree Ornament
  • Stamps: Paper Trey Ink With Sympathy, Bird from Inkadinkado
  • Paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery (roof), Remainder from Joann's Cardstock Stack
  • Ink: Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters, SU Lavendar Lace
  • Other: Cricut Mini Monograms, Scallop Scissors, Swarvoski Rhinestones, Martha Stewart Glitter, American Crafts Ribbon, Green String (found in the Jewelry section at Wal-Mart), Pop Dots, Circle Punch by EK Success.

14 comments:

Liza said...

This is gorgeous Paula, such a fab idea and I love the soft colours you have used.

Liza x

MollyD said...

Great job Paula!!!

Donna said...

Love this birdhouse Paula, it's so cute, you did a great job on it...and I bet if you hung it outside, you might get some real birds trying to take up residence.
have a great Easter
Hugs
Donna

Lilsweetpea said...

This is my favorite out of all the examples this week. It's just beautiful!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Super cute project Paula. I love the colors you chose and that glittered bird is gorgeous!

Carly Robertson said...

OMG this is just amazing! Killer idea and great job!

Alicia said...

Paula what a sweet bird house great job

Janneke said...

Great bird house Paula :D

Janneke X

Maggie Bob said...

This is such a great (and well executed) project - love it!

Thanks for your kind comments on my card.

xx

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Paula and I love the purple roof, Happy Easter!
Clairex

joey said...

Hiya Paula, this is just awesome, love your colour choice! it is so cute. Joey.x

mamichelle said...

Wow, that's fantastic!!

Sprytebyrd said...

This is such a cool little birdhouse! Love the colors!!

Artyjen said...

Ab Fab birdhouse. Love the colours too. Thanks for popping by and your comment. Enjoyed playing this week.
xoxo