Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An Altered Bird House

by Jessica Morales

McGill Paper Punches:
     -92089 Birds Dimensional Punch
     -64502 Birch Leaf Paper Blossoms Punch

Additional Supplies:
     -Kraft Cardstock
     -Cream Cardstock
     -Pattern Paper
     -White Flower Petals
     -Clear Dew Drops
     -Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Vintage Photo"
     -Folk Art Acrylic Paint

Birdhouse Directions:
  1. Paint the base of a wooden birdhouse using acrylic paint. 
  2. Punch a bunch of birch leaves out of three coordinating cardstocks. 
  3. Add random gems to the leaves, then adhere leaves in a layering alternating pattern. 
  4. Adhere dew drops to the center of each flower and adhere to the bird house. 
  5. Cut a strip of patterned paper and adhere to base of birdhouse. 
  6. Punch a bird and coordinating wing. Distress with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo. Color the beak and feet with a brown marker and add a gem for an eye. Adhere to birdhouse.

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win this punch. All you have to do is leave us a comment on any post by midnight Sunday June 19th 2011 letting us know what you thought of our card or cards this week.  The more comments you leave the more times you will be entered into the drawing.  So comment every day for more chances to win.  Also if you are a follower of our blog or facebook let us know and we will enter you in for each site you follow us on.  If you follow our designers blogs let us know and we will enter you in for each designer you follow.  We will draw a lucky winner on Monday morning and announce it on the blog.  

As Always we would love to see what you are creating with any of our McGill Paper Punches so be sure to leave us a comment with a direct link to your project.

Till next time, Happy Crafting


quilt4fun2 said...

Such a wonderful project by Jess using McGill punches. Beautiful!
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Jingle said...

This birdhouse is amazing! What a wonderful project!!!

creative patti said...

Perfection at it's best!!! Grat Job Jess. Loving it!

Pammejo said...

Love the birdhouse! Great job.

Jess B. said...

Hi! I was sent here by Jess KinderStampo - been following her for quite some time and love all her designs. Wonderful to know you recognize her talents. Thanks for a chance to win! Keep inspiring!

Jess B.

EstherT said...

So cute - I love the little bird perched, looking into the house.

~Thanks, Esther

Lillian Child said...

Such amazing creativity!! WOW!

Carissa Squires said...

very pretty!

Brandy said...

Wow! Jess Kinderstampo really knows how to think outside the 'house'. I love the muted colors too.

Brandy Yearous
brc23 @ hotmail.com

Follower, and on FB...and I follow Jess Kinderstampo!

Thanks for a chance!

sandy jones said...


This great love the blog and good luck you every one,

Thanks Jess over at Kinderstamp0 for sending me this way and also show us the great thing you can do with the punches,,
sandy jonec

AJoy said...

So super cute! Love how you gathered your elements to make the treehouse...just like real birds!

nginerd at gmail dot com

Linda Dale said...

Thanks Jess for sending me here. Super cute bird punch. I would love one. Thanks for all the amazing projects and inspiration.

Kelly Sas said...

I am in awe of what you can do with this punch! Who needs a die cutting machine!?!

Nitasha said...

Beautiful project! This little birdie is so versatile!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wow...beautiful project!