It's hot, hot, hot and so I'm indoors scrapping away. The girls have been begging me to decorate a bird house for them and I've been so inspired by bird tags my friend Donna has been creating, so I paired this wooden birdhouse with the Cosmo Cricket Delovely Deluxe kit from Lil' Lambs Boutique and stayed up until 3:00am to finish it. I know...I just couldn't stop once I had started. The bright, vibrant, Summer colors in this kit were perfect for our Avian Abode. Thanks to my lovely daughters for the use of their "peepers" for the photo shoot.
To create the roof shingles, I punched the small floral paper with the Threading Water punch by Fiskars. The edges are inked with Distress ink (Worn Lipstick used here). Tip...Tip...Tip...I got this awesome tip from my Swirly Sister Jan on using border punches in a circular pattern. I can't believe I never thought of this. You can read her full tip here. Basically, I snipped the back edge of the border punch so I could slightly fold the scallops as I adhered around the circular roof. Thanks Jan! I plucked the birdie from the die cut card sheet, backed him with the yellow floral paper and attached him to the roof. Isn't he so whimsical?
The bigger scalloped roof shingles are made using template packaging of all things. You never know what you can reuse. I grabbed the packaging and traced the edge onto the small floral paper, cut and inked the edges. This line has wonderful floral patterns and I used the big floral pattern to cut out flower flourishes. They are backed with the yellow floral patterned paper and then pop dotted to the walls of the bird house.
The tiny fence was created using a border punch by Martha Stewart. It made a wonderful bottom border for my faux bird bath. The kit comes with Doodlebug Sugar Coating that I used to create my sparkly water around the bottom.
Finally, to finish off the project, I grabbed this Summery sentiment from my JustRite Seeds of Kindness stamp collection. To create the dual tone impression, first place your sentiment on the JustRite Wood Block stamper and ink with Black Archival ink. Next, place your border onto the Wood Block and then ink with Prussian Blue Chalk ink being careful not to touch the center. Stamp your impression and there you have it...dual colors. I attached a sparkly dragonfly charm and the JustRite tag to the roof with jump rings.
I'm not done with this kit yet. I sitll have plenty left for several more projects which I hope to get put up this week. Have a wonderful weekend!