Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Welcome Spring

Tonight is the February Papertrey Bloghop
This months challenge is to put a little "spring" into your step, by incorporating the flowers, familiar sights and colors of spring into a project. This is what I came up with.




I started by printing out this birdhouse template and cutting it out of Papertrey Stampers select white cardstock. Then I used a small nestabilitie circle die to cut out the window and added a piece of acetate on the back. The next thing I did was mask and stamp the flowers from the Forest Friends, With Sympathy, Little Lady, Women of Life and Beautiful Blooms Sets on all sides of the box with,Plum pudding,Lavender Moon, Berry Sorbet,Summer Sunrise, and Raspberry Fizz Perfect Match Inks. I stamped the stems and leaves from the new Beyond Basics Borders Set with Spring Moss and Leaf Green Perfect Match Ink. When I was done with that I colored around the flowers with SU Pink Passion and Pixie Pink Markers. The word Welcome was stamped with the Simple Alphabet Set and Perfect Match True Black Ink. The little bees are from The Flower Garden Sentiments set and were stamped with Perfect Match True Black ink then colored with a Y15 copic sketch marker and a white gel pen. For the roof I started by making the pattern that came with the template bigger. I cut a piece of Stampers Select White Cardstock 1 1/2 x 4 3/4. Then I colored it with a Pink Passion marker. Next I stamped the tiny polka dots from the Polka Dots Basics set with Snow White Ink on top of that piece and then used scalloped scissors on the edges. After that I attached the roof on one side with Score tape and then filled the box with gummy bears. I added repositional tape to the other side of the roof so it could be opened to get to get the gummy bears out. You also could fill these little birdhouse boxes with seeds if you wanted to. I hope this little birdhouse has helped make you feel like spring is on it's way. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great night.

38 comments:

Melissa said...

Very cute! I love all the details, great job!

Natasha said...

Cutest project ever!

Jak Heath said...

wonderful, I bet you are just the best Mom coming up with projects like this.

kristie sessions said...

too TOO Cute!
k

BethieJ said...

This is soooo CUTE!! I love the colors you used.. what a fun idea!!
Happy Blog Hoppen!

Dana said...

A birdhouse? How clever are you?!! This is so bright and cheerful.

Donna said...

What a fun project, Terri...I just love it!

karla said...

What a great project!

Regan said...

so stinkinn cute!!!

Mara... said...

Wow, this is amazing!!! I love what you did with the birdhouse, lots of love went into this project. Great job!

Jessica said...

What a fun idea!! This definitely says spring to me!

whoistracy said...

Terri, this is so cute!

Lacey Stephens said...

So adorable!! Perfect for this challenge! I may have to try this out myself!
~Lacey

Babies- Beth said...

Wowser, Terri, you outdid yourself this month, lol!! What a lot of stamping!!

Michelle said...

Oh that is just the cutest birdhouse with the little candies and in spring pink - that's just soooo awesome!

Lizzie Jones said...

What a cute project! Thank you for sharing.

Gwen said...

oh my!!! this is totally adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

awesome project! The bird house is just pure genius!

verna said...

Very sweet!

Tracey said...

How sweet and colorful!!! This is SUPER cute.

Chris said...

very spring-y! it's super cute!

Marge said...

Absolutely the cutest! Great project that will be enjoyed for years!!!

Deanna said...

So cute and springy!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

So cute! Love your creation!

Victoria H said...

I love this idea...I almost did a bird house myself! It sings out spring!

peggysue said...

This is a great little project, it would make a wonderful centerpiece or decoration.

Vicky said...

this is beautiful! love all these colors together!

Kim said...

Darling project! I love the bright pink.

Linda said...

Have you ever seen such a darling birdhouse before???

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how adorable!

ALLY said...

Super cute idea! Love the bright colours you used!

jencaputo said...

This is soooo darn fun!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh this is so dinky!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Just awesome!!! I love your blog!!! Thanks for sharing!!
-t

Sharon said...

Love, love, love the bright & bold colors!!!

Angela Knopf said...

What a great project! Love all the details. Glad to meet another Colorado Stamper!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Oh, Terri! This is SO cute! I LOVE it! What a great idea to leave the roof to be opened! This definately makes me feel like spring might be on its way!!!
Can't wait to see your GSS entry, like always! :)

(sorry I missed the Blog Hop!)

Shirley said...

This is gorgeous! How have you been. Wow~