Hi ladies. Kris asked what we are having today for treats, well I have cake I just took out of my freezer from last week. I was ill and couldn't stay so Cindy (sweetie as she is) sent me home with some cake to freeze until I was better. Well today is that day. I'm here to share. I know, very nice of me.
No birds here, but where there are BIRDHOUSES there are bound to be birds nearby. And by the looks of these colorful houses there are bound to be some tropical funky birds. So keep out an eye.
These bird houses are very simple to make. I punched two 1 1/4" squares for each house. One is the base, the other I cut in half diagonally for the roof. Then I cut a 1/8" strip for the base that slightly overlaps the sides. Then punched a 3/8 hole in the center and set a 3/8" eyelet. I also ran all the edges along a black stamp pad. Simple simple. TFL
Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 GMT Views: 1004
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 51516
Tue, May 19, 2009 @ 11:36 PM
Now that is so creative. I've used squares and triangles for houses before, but the addition of the eyelets to turn them into birdhouses - that's genius. And you're right, they are so colourful that they are bound to attract some tourist birds.
Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 60004
Wed, May 20, 2009 @ 4:37 AM
Okay, this card is awesome! I love the happiness of it! It is precious! Your paper birdhouse with eyelet openings is so creative! What a fun card. Its so cool always to see what direction the teapot takes us tea partiers!
Me thinks the birdies have temporarily flew the coop. Probably they were spooked off by the raptors I had to hire to keep the girls in line, they make great chaperones!
Thanks for coming again! I am so happy that you are feeling better and up for cake now! And how nice of you to share, just keep it out of site when the raptors do their fly by....they like cake, actually, they like most anything! Snort!
Registered: April 22, 2006 Location: SCS in NC Posts: 20950
Wed, May 20, 2009 @ 4:40 AM
Oh my goodness Lisa this is awesome. I love the way you layered the houses. It gives your card such great dimension. Really creative and fun way to come to this party. The eyelets for the holes and the sweet heart is perfect. Great job girlfriend. I am feeling much better...hugs.
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Registered: June 18, 2007 Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota Posts: 4868
Wed, May 20, 2009 @ 4:58 AM
Yay, Lisa is here! What an ADORABLE card!! I love those bright fun birdhouses!! I think my/your doodlebird would like the pretty pink one, since it matches her so nice. I LOVE those eyelets on the houses. So creative. Love the touch of black on the houses and the ribbon. GREAT card, Lisa!!
Registered: June 15, 2004 Location: Denver, Co Posts: 13204
Wed, May 20, 2009 @ 5:47 AM
I think you are going to have a waiting list of birds wanting to move into this housing development. Delightful and creative! Nice of you to share your cake as the dessert list seems to be a little wanting this week.
Registered: August 1, 2006 Location: Southern Iowa Posts: 25104
Wed, May 20, 2009 @ 6:46 AM
Lisa, this is a fabulous card. I love your little bird houses. How creative to use the little brads for the doors. I love the papers that you used. Thanks for sharing how you made them. Definitely going into my favorites.