Friday, 11 November 2011

Scrapbook Garden- Birdhouse Tree Decoration


This is my 2nd project for this months design kit for the

I made this little house last year for Halloween and fancied
trying it in a slighty different capacity, so the spooks and ghosts, 
witches and pumpkins have gone and ive made a cute little birdhouse instead.
With just a couple of minor moderations



I cut out the main part of the house in Bazzills trusty
French Vanillia this cardstock never fails to work with all manor of projects ,
 a must to keep in your kit.
I scored the edges once it had been cut, and folded them all ready to glue


Next I ran the front through the cuttlebug to get a circle cut from it
due to the shape of the card it wouldnt go right through the cuttle bug
so i reversed ever so carefully and it worked.

I covered a piece of thick card from my stash with some
a lovely contrast to the french vanillia .
I added double sided tape to the bottom of my house
and fastened it to its base.
Next I used some Bazzil Ruby Slipper
a gorgeous rich christmas berry red , perfect for this.
I used the crop a dile and added 2 eyelets either side of the roof fold.
Next added my ribbon and secured it inside with 2 knots.

Some german scrap to the edge of the roof to finish it off

I then glued the roof into place
to each side


and some punched holly pieces using the  Bazzills red slipper
and also Bazzills Rain Forest both perfect christmasy shades.

I also popped on a 'HoHoHo' from the
a fab little collection of elements which match in perfectly.

I used some green distress ink to give a worn mossy feel to the edges
of the french vanillia main body just to tone it down a little.
I did it quite messy hoping it looked like a natural bird house. 
And thats it, it will hang on my Christmas tree and fit in perfectly with the other decorations.


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Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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2 comments:

The Scrapbook Garden said...

Jaqi - thank you so much for creating this lovely little bird house tree decoration for The Scrapbook Garden blog - it is so cute! Ann x

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Jaqi. I don't know how I missed this post! Beautiful, beautiful bird house.
Regards Florence x

This is brilliant , i love it !