Monday, September 20, 2010

For the Birds

Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a good start. I'm praying this week goes much better for me than last week...don't know if I could handle that much stress two weeks in a row!

Since my week was so bad, I made sure I found some time over the weekend to craft. Today's project is for this week's challenge at The Play Date Cafe. The colors are gorgeous, and when I saw this house, I immediately knew what I wanted to do.

I've been wanting to try a birdhouse for the longest time. I saw one on Nichole Heady's blog last year and bookmarked it, but the opportunity to make one never seemed right...until now!

I used a free PTI template to create the birdhouse. (Check out Nichole's original post for how-to pics.)


Nichole showed how she created clapboard siding on hers...I'm too lazy to do her method, so I cheated by scoring the front to give it a similar siding effect without the effort.

As you can see, I filled it with a baggie of birdseed. Don't you think this would make a cute gift for the bird lovers in your life?

I used textured cardstock for the roof for some added texture, then tied the ribbon on top and added a bird-themed tag to finish it off.

So, what do you think?

Stamps: The Birds & The Bees (WPlus9)
Paper: Garden Green, Basic Black, PTI white
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black
Accessories: PTI birdhouse template, Scor-Pal, Paper Reflections tag, PTI button, Michaels ribbon, Copic markers, SU linen thread, SU circle & scalloped circle punches, birdseed, plastic treat bag

22 comments:

Courtney K said...

this is so adorable!! i totally bookmarked this post :)

Julie Ranae said...

so glad you had an opportunity to play with us this week...and that birdhouse is a wonderful way to use ALL of the photo, not just the colors : ) So glad to have you with us again in The Play Date Cafe.

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute, those would make great Wedding Favors too! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Smart Ass Sara said...

This is super cute!!! What size paper did you start with? 12x12?

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I love that you scored (or made clapboard) the sides of the house--so fun! I love that big bow--I love satin ribbon! I also love how you filled it with goodies for the bird!! LOVE it!! So glad you joined in the fun this week:) THANKS for playing along with us at the PDCC:}

Brandi said...

Ann,
This is precious and what wonderful Christmas gifts these could be!
Brandi

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow Ann, this is such an awesome creation. I just love your birdhouse.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! This is too, too cute! Love it Ann!

(-: Heidi

Courtney Baker said...

Oh this is such a cute house! So sweet!

Deanna said...

gorgeous!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Ann.... this is sooooo cute! I absolutely love it!! I hope you have a better week this week!

Jenny said...

Oh how sweet!! So cute! :) :) :) :)

Debby said...

Great minds think alike Ann! Love your take on the birdhouse and that tag is too cute!

Irena said...

Awesome creation :)

Aimes said...

Totally cute bird house, girlie! Love your lazy idea too ;D
Hoping this week will be less stressful than the last!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

~amy~ said...

TWEET...seriously, I love it!!!!! I gotta try this one...btw, cracked up about your slushie comment of FB:) woot woot for Glee:)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

So cute!! Love the colours!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a neat inspiration photo. I like that you actually made a bird house and filled it with seed. Too cute.

Suzanne C said...

Cute birdhouse! love that you filled it with nuts! :) Sweet project. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

Belinda said...

Love that you used fun bright colors for your birdhouse! And that you filled it with birdseed!!!

Sarah Anderson said...

Love how you filled the house with birdseed, a great gift for my mother in law, she loves to feed the birds. Thanks so much for entering your gorgeous birdhouse into the play date cafe colour challenge :)

Angie Tieman said...

Oh my cuteness!! This is totally adorable!!