Saturday, June 28, 2014

Altered Bird Houses

I had tons of fun covering and decorating these wooden bird houses with Stampin' Up card stock, and designer series paper.  The color scheme and most of the papers are from the recently retired DSP called Gingham Garden. I love the bright cheery, colors and knew they would brighten up this dark corner in my kitchen.  

This 3D display is being entered into the challenge at CanYou Case It challenge blog found HERE. This is challenge site is new to me and I'm excited to be participating this week because I love 3D paper crafts.   I'm not sure how this challenge site came to my attention but I recognized the name of one of the site creators. Amanda Frankel is a VERY talented paper crafter and fellow SiSer from Illinois. Stampers in Stitches (SiS) is a Stampin' Up! group in Illinois headed up by Glenda Travelstead. Glenda's monthly meetings are full of information, ideas and instructions and many of those ideas come from Amanda.  I sure miss those meetings and those wonderful stampers!
Please enjoy the tour around my birdhouses! 


The bushes were made with the Word Bubble Framelits, sponged and shaped with a stylus on a piercing mat

I made a mini flower box out of card stock stamped with the Hardwood stamp. The roses were made just like the Spiral flower die but I made my own out of a 7/8" scallop circle punch. The little Night of Navy spiky flowers out of grated card stock.  I dipped a piece of floral wire in glue and rolled it in grated card stock. The greenery is made out of a strip of card stock that I fringed, the leaves from the Bird Builder punch and a contraband (gasp!) punch.

The fence was made with the retired Pinking Hearts border punch, snipped away some pieces and added strips of card stock for the horizontal pieces.  The pink swirls were made with a retired Sizzlit die and I wish I had not added those but couldn't reverse that decision without having to recover the entire house...SIGH. The wool felt balls were from a Sale-a-bration kit.  I wish Stampin' Up would offer more felt items in the annual catalog. 

Retired Lattice BigZ die.  Yellow flowers are made with Petite Petals stamp set and punch


  1. I love these Lisa!!! Thank you so much for joining us at : )

  2. Bird Houses are one of my favorite things! You have a beautiful display and so whimsical! You'll have to put a little bug in Amanda's ear to get together to share ideas! Thank you for joining us at CYCI!

  3. Adorable! Thanks for sharing them with CYCI.