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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Docrafts Birdhouse

I had a lovely day demonstrating for Docrafts last Saturday and met some wonderful crafters. One of the new Docrafts collections is called "Home to Nest" and is full of bird houses and gardening related images and papers. This inspired me to make my own bird house from card. It generated quite a bit of interest at the demo and I thought I'd show it here.


I took four 5"x 7" Papermania Kraft Card blanks and glued them together in a line so each side is a double thickness. I then trimmed two of the sides to 4.5" and cut the other two to make the apexes. I die- cut the circles and glued the two ends together to make the box.


I used another Kraft Card blank to make the roof. I painted the bird house with acrylic paint and made a small box as a perch and then tied lace around the house.


I die-cut flowers using Xcut Petal Posy large dies and two of the papers from the "Home to Nest" collection. I also used the new Palm Punches to create the small flowers and butterflies. 

I hope you like my bird house and that you check out this new Docrafts collection. The artwork is wonderful and suitable for all those men and women you know who love their gardens.

18 comments:

  1. Wow Andree you are so clever! I love this bird box, what a wonderful creation, no wonder it caused a lot of interest at your demo! Love Jean xxx

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  2. Absolutely fabulous Andree, gorgeous papers and embellishments, well done you x

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  3. This is fantastic Andree! A really beautiful creation - so inspirational! Love the gorgeous colourway and pretty flowers too!
    Hugs, xx

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  4. Andree , that is so gorgeous xxx

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  5. WOW Andree this is fantastic!! Love the gorgeous papers and the beautiful flowers.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Awesome Andree! Your birdhouse is amazing, so very pretty and so clever!
    Xx

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  7. Lovely work Andree. You are very clever

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  8. What a Lovely bird house! You did a great job!
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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  9. This is so gorgeous Andree...who made it? Hee hee.
    xx

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous Andree - such beautiful embellishments.

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  11. OMG, Andree, as my new socks say, I love, love this, yummy, xxxx

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  12. OH MY GOSH....This is absolutely stunning. The birdbox is well put together and the diecuts in those beautiful pastel colours looks absolutely gorgeous....I am in absolute love with this.

    Hugs Lisa xxxx

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  13. This is beautiful Andree . What a great colour combo and i love all the flowers you have used to decorate it xx

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  14. Oh this is so beautiful hun, love the colours and all the gorgeous flowers, really stunning work
    Lindsay xx

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  15. Wow this is so beautiful Andree such pretty colours & gorgeous detail xxx

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  16. This is stunning. Beautifuly constructed and embelished. I like your description of how you put it together as well.

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  17. Pretty little birdhouse Andree. Love it. Linda xx

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