Thursday, July 29, 2010

a little birdie told me...


Good morning! A little birdie told me it's template week at the Just Us Girls Challenge, so here's a cute little set inspired by so many yummy things today! I was also able to incorporate a few other challenges into this little shabby project, so check them out below.

I used a template for this adorable little birdhouse that I found on Nichole's blog here...she's the owner of Papertrey Ink. There are so many great things on her blog...and in her store for that matter! I printed it out on textured "river rock" tan DCWV cardstock and then the rest was so much fun! I even made a little tag to go with...so cute! The tag is for Kard Krazy tag challenge to use red and green in a non holiday tag, but I also made both pieces work into The Shabby Tea Room's 1,2,3 challenge...one ribbon, two buttons, three dies or punches...and their sponsor is JustRite, so I used my 2" square decorative borders stamps to edge the roof line!

The papers are from the old Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl line and I had a few scraps of that still hanging out in my craft room. They fit right into the Color Throwdown challenge colors and they are quite summery...so I used some old stash items and got this great little project...win, win! I really enjoyed inking up all the edges and adding the little touches that make this a comfy bird house.


Challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room #20 -One, Two, Three
Color Throwdown #103 - pictured above
Just Us Girls #43 - Template Week
Flutterby Wednesday #115 - open - butterfly, fairy or angel!
Tag Tuesday Challenge - Christmas "colors" in July
Pile It On #29 - stretch that plastic (buttons)
Creative Cottage Challenge #19 - touchy, feely!

Crafty Recipe:
Stamps: JustRite Square Decorative Frames, Hampton Art 'dream'
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl, DCWV cardstock
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Squares Lg. (base of birdhouse), EK Success small flower punch, Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch
Other: Making Memories lace ribbon, twine, buttons from my stash, Q & Co. pearls

I really hope you like it!
Have a great day - and thanks for stopping by!



Edit: These were chosen as the winner in The Shabby Tea Room's 1,2,3 Challenge!

23 comments:

  1. Love that birdhouse...so pretty! The butterfly is so pretty perched so delicately on the roof! Lovely project!

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  2. Wow, Pattie, this is so beautiful, gorgeous!
    hugs Nana

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  3. Oh girl ... these are simply PRECIOUS! I am a 'template junkie' so these speak to my heart!! Such amazing work and a bonus tag is the icing on the cake!! You have my address, so feel free to mail out to me if you don't have room in your craft space to display {giggle}! And, BTW ... my mail just came today and I received the prize stamp set you sent, and thank you sooooo much for bonus gift you sent to me as well. You're a sweetie and we {heart} you in the Tea Room :)

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  4. This is gorgeous! What wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  5. Pattie, that bird house is so wonderful I might have to attempt one myself and I just love the matching tag! Thanks so much for playing with us each week in the Tea Room!

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  6. Oh wow! this is sooo pretty! the colors, embelishments all the little touches!

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  7. Pattie ... again, simply LOVELY!! Thanks for submitting this awesome design for JUGS template challenge week :)

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  8. Adorable Birdhouse! I just love it! It's shabby chic to perfection Patti!

    Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

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  9. Super cute birdhouse and tag :) WOW! Wonderful work. Great job on the template challenge and thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

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  10. I love your birdhouse,it is so cute and the matching tag is just lovely.

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  11. Just darling! Love the colors and all the cute details! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

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  12. A great tag fo the tag Tuesday Challenge! The suble use of the red and green and the shabby look make this a beauty!

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  13. Wow, what an amazing birdhouse! Love the matching tag, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at TSTR.

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  14. wow this is stunning, love the colours you have used and that birdhouse is really gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cottage, Tracy x

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  15. Hi Pattie
    wow a stunning creation, gorgeous detail, thank you for joining us at Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

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  16. Lovely group of creations! Your tag is fabulous for the Christmas colors challenge!

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  17. This is a totally fabulous project! Just beautiful!!

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  18. This is just stunning!! You have created a wonderful birdhouse project!!

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  19. This is just the cutest thing I've seen in a long time!!! SWEET way to use the CTD colors!

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  20. This is so nice! I do love birdhouses! Yours is so well composed. The tag is so cute!

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  21. Wow what a fabulous birdhouse! Adore this! Thanks for joining us at FBW this week - keep fluttering :)

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  22. Oh my goodness is this ever so tweet? Sooo cute! I love how you used the throwdown colors to dress up your gift set. Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls last week in the template challenge!

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  23. OMGosh, this is SWEET!!! Thanks for using the Color Throwdown colors for your beautiful birdhouse and card! Such fabulous details on everything!

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