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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 birdhouse.

I love how they turned out and hope the recipients do too!

I'm entering these in the anything goes challenge #20 at Challenge me Happy.

Till next time, happy days.


Missy Whidden said...

These are so cute! Thanks for playing with us at CMH!

Hannah said...

Just adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge Me Happy :-)

norine said...

Great ATCs!! Thanks for joining us at CMH this fortnight!!

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Steffi said...

oh, I really liked the atc. so beautiful. I'm glad I could inspire you :o)