Isn't this little birdhouse adorable!? I wish I could take credit for the concept, but I actually got the idea from Jen Del Muro at Stamp a Sweet Impression. You can view a complete tutorial and see her house on her blog by clicking here.
I mostly followed the instructions on Jen's blog, but I did make a few adjustments. First, I don't have an oval punch (I know, I know... I need one!). So I used Chocolate Chip strips that I punched with the Scallop Border punch.
I wanted to make my house into a bird house, so before assembling the house I used my 1 3/8" circle punch to make a hole. TIP: I needed to go in from the side in order for the punch to fit. Even then, I needed to trim off about half of the flap to make it work. You could always use your Circle Scissors Plus to make the hole. I backed the circle with a medium window sheet (Occasions Mini). To create the scallop border, I first punched a circle out of Pink Pirouette, I then punched the scallop circle. This ensured that the circle would be centered.
I decided not to glue the top of the house together. Instead I punched a hole into the top of each triangle so that I could tie it all together. This way my mom (the recipient of this gift for Mother's Day), can get her goodies out and then reuse the house or display it.
I decorated the house with flowers (using the Trio Flower Punch), grass, and bee/butterfly buttons (non-SU!). The little bird is from Cheep Talk. I filled it in with Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie before stamping and snipping it out. He is adhered with a dimensional.
A Chocolate Chip marker was used to write "Home Sweet Home", and also to create little dots for the insects :).
I plan to fill this little house with some Chocolate Covered Almonds. YUM!
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Stamp Set: Cheep Talk (113204)
Ink: Pacific Point (111837), Pumpkin Pie (105115), Chocolate Chip (100071)
Paper: Kraft (102125), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730), Riding Hood Red (111348), Old Olive (100702), Pink Pirouette (111351)
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch (112091), Trio Flower Punch (109183), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Window Sheets (114323), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Hemp Twine (100982), Pearl Stickers (Non-SU), Buttons (Non-SU)