Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Birdhouse for all Seasons

 A Birdhouse for all seasons. I was looking through my Cottage Cutz Spring Dies and I came across last years BIRDHOUSE Die. I had used it several times last year but mainly for Spring cards. As I stared at it I thought what about Halloween?, What about red birds?. The first picture shows the birdhouse basically as it was intended to look like, bright and cheer-y. The birdhouse next is a haunted birdhouse with a witch bird (green bird with witch hat). Wacky hanging shutters and spider webs. The bats were cut from the heart on the die, I just scalloped the bottom of the heart off. I used a lot of black and brown ink to shade pieces dark.
The card I finished is a winter-y Valentine card. I used red birds with white flowers and heart. The cloud like shape is the Cottage Cuts Flower from the Stitched Flower with Button Die. I wanted the cloud to have the general shape of the mini flowers. . plus I needed a light color area for the verse. The branch with leaves are  from the Cottage Cutz Blue Jay Die. This die has a lot of uses throughout the year. Red, White and Blue for a patriotic birdhouse. . Red & Cinnamon for a gingerbread house.  . .on and on.

Thanks B


8 comments:

halloweencouple said...

love these, where could I get the templets for these or do you sell your work :)

im crafty but not that crafty and birdhouses are my thing

Barry @ Hollyberry Square said...

The birdhouse is cut from a Cottage Cutz Metal Die, They can be purchased from a local Scrapbooking store or from on line at Cottage Cutz . . They are really easy to use. All you need is a Big Shot or Cuttlebug machine.

Lorie said...

Very creative use of that die, Barry! The possibilities are endless, and I have to thank you for showing us just that! Great job!!

Love ya,
Lorie

Scrapendipity said...

Love this idea, Barry!! What a great concept. Such cute little birdie houses!!

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

HOLY MOLY YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

Barbara said...

It's amazing how one person can have so much talent. YOU Rock

Ruth Ellen said...

Oh I REALLY love these holiday birdhouses!!!! Super cute!!

Janice W. said...

I love all the seasonal decorations! Great inspiration!