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Paper Crafted Birdhouse using Milk Carton from CTMH Cricut Artiste

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Published: Sunday, January 6, 2013

Just wanted to share what I made yesterday.... it's a little paper birdhouse made using the Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

For the birdhouse I used the milk carton, cut at "Fit to Page", wood paper is from the CTMH Dakota Paper Pack. Prior to assembling the house I cut a 1 3/4" hole. For the roof I cut 4 scalloped rectangular tags using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I simply cut them in half, trimmed the edges, inked them up, bent the bottom scallops up to add some dimension and then layered them on the roof with my ATG gun (adhesive). Once the house was build and had a roof I got to have fun decorating. I just went for a fun look with the pennant banners which are attached to the ends of our burlap ribbon, which I had cut up to create the birds nest. If you look inside the hole you'll see the rest of that burlap ribbon. I cut the ends off and pulled it all into strands. I wrapped the strands of burlap in a circle to give it a nest look and used some glue dots to hold it all together. I shoved it all inside the bird house leaving some sticking out of the hole for the birds to sit on. 

The birds were both stamped using a past Stamp of the Month set called Life is Tweet. The big one is stamped in CTMH Moonstruck and colored with CTMH Sky Alcohol Based Markers and the little one was stamped in CTMH Indian Corn Blue, with the light CTMH Sky Marker. Then to jazz up those cute little birdies home I used the CTMH Pearl Flourishes and bent them into the circular shape I needed. Tada!!!


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Mandy Leahy, Close To My Heart Independent Consultant/Senior Director

Posted by: Bernadet
Saturday, January 26, 2013 @ 8:40:59 AM

OMG Mandy, that is the cutest design ever! How creative! I pinned this one to create myself later. TFS!

Posted by: krishna
Monday, January 7, 2013 @ 7:07:56 PM

wow!!! what a great idea.. i'll do the same ...

Posted by: Sandi
Monday, January 7, 2013 @ 6:01:04 PM

Is this made from a pint size milk carton or a half gallon one?

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