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Hi everyone!  So happy you popped by 🙂    Welcome to Wednesday and as always I have some inspiration for Heartfelt Creations for you today!  Today I want to feature a 3D project created with the new Birds and Blooms Paper Collection!

Does Old Man Winter have you firmly in his grip?  Chase the winter blues away with a breath of springtime!  Heartfelt Creations is pleased to present the “Birds and Blooms” collection:  a virtual spring garden that’s lovely as a song! Shades of cherry blossom pink, robin’s egg blue, and soft leafy green fill sunny garden scenes featuring bluebirds, blooming branches, picket fences, bird baths, bird houses, butterflies and frilly hydrangeas.  Dozens of stunning card fronts, pre-designed layouts, borders, sentiments and artwork are the perfect remedy for mid-winter doldrums. Six hand-drawn stamp sets feature blossom laden branches, nesting birds, garden scenes and an elegant collage.  Two sets of dies coordinate with papers and stamps allowing you to add realistic blossoms, branches and birds to your artwork.  Take a well-deserved break from the bleak landscape of winter and escape to a colorful springtime garden where birds chirp, flowers bloom, and soft breezes lift your spirit and inspire your creativity!

I really wanted to do a sweet little birdhouse since it was so fitting for this collection but as always, I wanted to make it a little different for you!

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and here is a closer look at the top

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and lastly the base

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Products Used:

HCPC 3644 – Birds and Blooms Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3645 – Leafy Branch Cling Stamp Set
HCPC 3646 – Fluffy Birdies Cling Stamp Set
HCD 745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD1 756 – Birds and Bloom Die
HCD1 757 – Leafy Branch Die
HCDP1  250 – Birds and Blooms Paper Collection
Paper Shaping Tools & Piercing Mat
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Bright Ideas Prills

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Dark Pink Card Stock, Grand Scalloped Circles, Standard Circles Large, Picot Edge Circles, Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener, Glimmer Mist Spray, String, Pearls, Lace and Seam binding from my stash, Copic Markers, Distressed Inks (Brushed Corduroy, Victorian Velvet and Peeled Paint), die cutting machine and Derwent Watercolour Pencils.

Instructions:

Start by cutting the bird house roof and panels out of White Cardstock using the pattern here.  Next, roll the roof top pieces over the edge of your table to get a curve in them.  Once that is done, glue the roof together.  Now you need to cut your roof panels out of paper from the Birds and Blooms collection as well as another piece of card stock from the same collection 7″ x 12″ and a third piece of White card stock, also 7″ x 12″.  Distress the edges of the roof and roof panels using Brushed Corduroy and fasten the two 7″ x 12″ pieces together to form the body of the house.  One the glue has dried, die cut a hole for the opening and frame it with a die cut from the Picot Edge die collection.  Now, attach the panels to the roof, 1 at a time allowing them to dry fully.  Once your roof is assembled, roll the base over the edge of your table to get a curve and them glue together for form a circle.  To finish the base attach a die cut from the Grand Scalloped Circles.  Once fully cured, glue the top to the base and start your decorating!  Stamp, distress using Victorian Velvet and die cut out lots of the little flowers from the Birds and Blooms collection.  Shape as desired and attach to the Leafy Branch PreCut Set.   Finish off with a Fluffy Bird colored using Derwent Watercolour Pencils Light Blue (33) and Silver Grey (71) and a few pearls from your stash!

Here are a few Step by step pics to help demonstrate the instructions:

Step 1:

Start by cutting the bird house roof and panels out of White Cardstock using this template.  Note, you need 9 of the triangle panels.

Birdhouse Roof and Panels

 

Step 2:

Roll the roof top piece over the edge of your table to get a curve in it.  Once that is done, glue the roof together.

Joann-Larkin-Round-Bird-House-Step1

Step 3:

Cut your roof panels out of paper from the Birds and Blooms collection as well as another piece of card stock from the same collection 7″ x 12″ and a third piece of White card stock, also 7″ x 12″.

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Step 4:

Distress the edges of the roof and roof panels using Brushed Corduroy and fasten the two 7″ x 12″ pieces together.  Once the glue has dried, die cut a hole for the opening and frame it with a die cut from the Picot Edge die collection.

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Step 5:

Attach the panels to the roof, 1 at a time allowing them to dry fully.

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Step 6:

Once your roof is assembled, roll the base over the edge of your table to get a curve and them glue together for form a circle.  To finish the base attach a die cut from the Grand Scalloped Circles.

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Have I mentioned lately how thankful I am to all of my lovely followers who support me each and every week?  I can’t tell you how much I truly appreciate your kindness and blog friendship.

Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

11 responses »

  1. Joann, this is so darling! I am just intrigued by the construction…especially the roof. (Dale approves, by the way!) I love the lace “gingerbread” you added to the eaves. You have the most clever ideas, and you carry them out with style and panache! Love it!

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  2. Joann, this little bird house is so tweet (I know, bad pun). Did you create that template?

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  3. Gorgeous, love that roof and the bird and branch are perfect on it!

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  4. You out did your self………..this is absolutely gorgeous, those flowers are beautiful!!!!!

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  5. Joann, this is fantastic! Love the photos you’ve added showing the creating process!

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  6. Joann, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! You are amazing at 3D designs!! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!!

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  7. Wow! This is stunning! Very creative! Hugs!

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  8. www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com

    I cannot got over that you created that from scratch! Awesome work, as always!

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  9. Great altered project Joann! Beautiful flowers!

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  10. Awesome birdhouse Joann! I love how you did the roof and added the birds and blooms! Blessings! Kathy

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  11. Sharon from Halifax….Brilliant birdhouse, Joann; I love it. Thank you

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