Birdhouse for Butterflies

Craft packages ordered =1, craft packages received =2

Here is the picture inspiration for the new challenge at Papercraft Star.

PCSI LOVE birdhouses and little houses. I have whole Pinterest board full of them. When I saw this pic my first instinct was to reach for my little house stamp from Dylusions. I may still do something along those lines but instead I have created this:

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I found a template over at Bird’s Cards and enlarged it to 150% for this project. I made the base from white cardstock and then cut a matching piece of green designer paper to go over the top. I cut a rectangle of pink paper and then used a Spellbinder’s die to create the patterned centre. I punched out the centre and then replaced the die cut back where it had come from. I punched out a circle of brown card to fill in the centre hole.

P1050195The branch is another Spellbinder’s die. Part of the swirl fitted over the hole a bit like a jigsaw puzzle. For the roof I cut two strips of white card and then used an lacy edge Spellbinder’s die to go over the top.

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All the leaves and branches were punched out of different shades of green card. Adding paper roses, blossoms and daisies I made little arrangements amongst the leafy fronds.

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I chose to use butterflies instead of birds firstly because of my month long blogiversary butterfly project in support of Amy and Friends, and secondly because I don’t (yet!) have a bird punch or die! The finishing touch was to add some little pearls.

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