Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tweet, Tweet, My Birdhouse house is done!

I watched Laura from "The Paper Trail" blogspot create a birdhouse mini.  With that inspiration, I put my creative hat on to create one with my Cricut machine.  To create the box, I used chipboard and found these wooden pieces at Joann's for the roof.  The roof pieces were painted with a two step crackle medium and acrylic paint.  Album pages are made with an envelope cut from my Cricut.  The envelope was glued only on the corners so I could have pockets on the bottom of the pages.  Envelope flaps were used to attach Ciruct cuts to make room for more pictures.  I was planning to make my own flowers but those "prima" flowers at Micheal's were on sale this week, so, I caved in and bought them.  I feel like I went on an authentic bird hunt to find my bird on the perch, finally finding my bird at a floral shop.

Cartridges Used:
Fence- Songbird
Gate- Freshly Picked
Birdhouse hole- Holiday Cakes
page bases- Going Places
insert inside envelope- Going Places
tags- Just Because Cards
Birdcages- Songbird, French Manor
Twigs for mini roses- Home Decor


Wende said...

Mel, this turned out fabulous. I like your interpretation of the house. Just beautiful.

Dina said...

Great ob Mel!!!! I love it!!!