Friday, April 17, 2009


I came across a tutorial on Lauren Meader's website for this cute birdhouse. I knew I wanted to use the template to create a church for my parents' 30 Wedding Anniversary. (It even had a steeple and bell in the steeple; sorry no picture) So I practiced first by making this one. This one uses Stampin Up's Season of Friendship tree stamp, grass stamp from Micheal's, Martha Stewart punches (fence and trellis), Marvy tag punch for the door, and a flower punch. It was very easy to make. Except for the template base, everything else was made from scraps.

Here is a picture looking down at the birdhouse.

This is the front of the birdhouse. You can see a eyelet at the top which I have looped ribbon through to use as a handle. I also had stamped the tree on the side of the panel so had to off center the door. The door was a tag punch, where I just hid the top portion behind the grey stones for the steps. I brushed SU Chocolate Chip ink over the door and edges to give a distressed look. I used black on the edges of the stone steps.

Here is one of the side views. I cut a window panel out and punched a hole in the template so you can see into the box where a special treat can be placed.

Here is the back panel.

Here is a closer look at the trellis using a Marth Stewart punch.

And a closer look at the fence punch by Martha Stewart.

And fianlly...a look inside where a special treat can be placed.

Thanks for looking!!

1 comment:

  1. Salut ...
    Il s'agit d'un beau message. J'ai aimé cette lecture. Bon travail! Keep posting!