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16 April 2012
I had so
much fun making these little birdhouses! I found the idea on Pinterest and
would like to acknowledge Steffi Nitzpon who made the original card/birdhouses on which mine are based. I
think they are so cute!
I had a set of seven ATCs to make
so being able to set up a bit of a production line was a good thing. I cut out
the black cardstock bases, then the blue patterned paper (from my TLC stash),
and punched 14 sets of heart, then square from some left over book
board/chipboard. I also punched 7 extra squares from the chipboard and using
the Stampin' Up! 2 step bird punch I punched out the branches.
I cut the seven plain squares in
half diagonally and then cut little nicks out of them to make the rooves. I used
some fired brick distress ink to colour these pieces. For the birdhouses, I
attached a scrap of red patterned paper behind each heart. Because the
birdhouse was a bit raised, I attached a small (and I mean tiny!) scrap of book
board/chipboard under the peak of the roof piece before attaching it to the birdhouse
so when I stuck it own onto the ATC it would sit flat. Then I started my production
line. To finish, I drew the line from the roof to the branch with black gel pen,
attached the jute bow and used a few pieces of jute to make the post the lower birdhouse
was standing on. To complete the piece I added a black diamante to each
I love how they turned out and hope
the recipients do too!
Hi. My name is Francine and I love scrapbooking and am an independent Close to my Heart consultant. I'm not sure exactly when I started scrapbooking, but my first project was my wedding album - brave eh?!
In those years (at least 8 or 9 I'd guess) my style has changed a little. I like to try different styles from time to time, but generally it comes back to fairly simple scrapbooking with some embellishment and journalling to tell the story of the photographs on the layout.
Feel free to look around and give me some comment love - I love getting comments!