Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another Sweet Birdhouse!

Hi there!
Wow - it's Wednesday already - this week sure is flying by fast!! I managed to get a load of handmade gifts done yesterday for my sons' teachers. I made another attempt at the Magnolia birdhouse and have to say I'm SO much happier with this one - I love how it turned out!
I printed the template directly onto kraft paper and cut it out, then using white pigment ink stamped a snowflake design all over. It's very subtle (and you may need to click on the picture for a closer view) but IRL it looks gorgeous. I used some Magnolia paper for the roof - I wanted to get the feel of a gingerbread creation for the house.
This side angle picture gives a clearer view on the roof, sentiment and embellishment. I also added a cream silk bow with a red button and twine to the front. Inside is stuffed full of chocolate truffles, mmmm!! I also placed a small velcro fastening on the opening side of the roof so it sits flat when closed.

Well, there you have it! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look and leave a comment - it's much appreciated! I'm excited for the boys' teachers to see their gifts!! I hope you all have a fabulous day - it's getting really cold here at the moment - highs of -15oc!!!
Danielle x


Cheryl said...

This is beautiful Danielle,I really love this colour combo and you have balanced it all perfectly!!! Your boys teachers are going to be thrilled with these!!
Hugs xx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Aww, this is gorgeous. Your boys' teachers will love them.
Clare x

Jessie said...

What a beautiful gift Danielle! Love the pretty embellishments that you have added :)

Lorraine said...

Busy, busy busy that is what you are creating. This is just lovely the teachers will love them.

Riet said...

ohh wowww Danielle,what beautiful,i love the papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

dolcreations said...

I wish I was one of your sons teachers! I would love this! I love kraft is so fun to work with! Love it! I love how you even put ribbon on to make it look like snow on there! This is an awesome project! Those teachers are so lucky!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
This is a wonderful pressie. So well made and so practical.
Fiona x

Patti said...

This is amazing! I love how you did the roof! The teacher will cherish them for sure!

Jacilynn said...

Adorable Danielle! I love this. Great project.

stampinfrog said...

This birdhouse is so adorable Danielle! Love the kraft paper ant he roof is perfect!The teachers are going to love this!

Kim Piggott said...

Danielle this is so adorable I love it!
Perfect paper and detail those teachers are so going to be thrilled!
How lucky are they!
kim x

KanataNewf said...

Well isn't this delightful! I am sure the teachers will be delighted.

Mina said...

wow Danielle this is stunning and such a great idea...beautifully made...I loved the other birdhouse you made too
Mina xxx

LINDA said...

Such a Great project!! Its Gorgeous!!Very lovely!!
Hugs, Linda

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a cute birdfeeder!! Awesome project girl!! Love the roof with the stars and your colors. So creative!

Rachel said...

What a sweet teacher's gift Danielle!! you did a beautiful job.

Nina said...

wow, love this Daniell, where do I get that template? I would love to have this, it would be wondeful for some spring projects as well.


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