Make a little birdhouse in your soul

Happy 1st of December.Can you believe it?It’s our first ever Anything Goes  this week at Willow Sketchie Challenges!So head on over to join in the fun.One lucky winner will receive a voucher to spend online at Willow Designs!

I’ve been wanting to make a little birdhouse for these adorable owls for aaaaages but not any old one it had to be a box too.Yeah,I’m fussy!Not being clever enough to design the whole thing from scratch myself I finally came upon this wonderful and clever template at Creativity in Progress blog.And there were some great pics to follow too.So nice and easy for someone like me!I’ve made this to match my card from last week  using Walter in a Pom Pom Hat from the Water and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs.I printed out the paper,also on the CD-rom,onto thin card then printed the template on the back,cut it out,scored the fold lines with my Martha Stewart Score Board and stuck it together using wet glue.I prefer to use this as tapes dry out and also it provides a little slip so you can line things up better.Of course you need some patience whilst it dries (not my strong point)!I printed the box part template onto the back of the card I’d chosen to go with the papers.I did change the roof and base slightly.I made the roof quarter of and inch wider and half an inch longer before punching the ends I also added some strips of card and a small piece I hand cut just to neaten the front up.The base I cut from a Nestie and I cut a door from another Nestie.After sticking Walter on I ‘iced’ the edge of the roof with some Stickles,for a snowy feel,and gave him some more snow to stand in.I’m going to make more of these for Teacher’s and TA’s pressies for Christmas.The box is empty as I haven’t decided whether to fill them with something sweet ‘n’ tasty or sweet ‘n’ smelly yet. Because the lid is a nice snug fit it could be hung from the tree as long as the gift inside isn’t too heavy or even once it’s empty.

The title for my post?It’s a line from an obscure 90’s song,called Birdhouse in your soul by They Might Be Giants.It’s only stuck with me ‘cos for the life of me I haven’t got a clue what it’s about!!

Supplies :

Image and Paper : From Walter and Winnie does Christmas CD-rom by Willow Designs
Templates : From Creativity in Progress blog
Cardstock : Kars Christmas Collection
Tools : Fiskars Non-stick Scissors,Martha Stewart Score Board,Fiskars Scallop Sentiment ,Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Squares and Classic Scalloped Ovals,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors (to cut out Walter),Crop-A-Dile
Adhesive : Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue
Embellishments : We R Memory Keepers Eyelet,Ribbon from stash,Frosted Lace Stickles

Here are some challenges this is for :

Scrap Creations : Christmas
Sassy Cheryl’s : Winter
Crafty Boots : Anything Goes 
Hooked On Crafts : Winter Wonderland
Kaboodle Doodles : Bundle up for Winter
Pollycraft : Christmas Fun
The Ribbon Reel : Anything Goes
Victorine Originals : Use Ribbon 
Dream Valley : Sparkle
Gingerloft : Winter or Christmas
Lollipop Crafts : B is for … Birdhouse,bird,box,bobbles (on his hat)
OSAAT : Seeing Red
2 Sisters : Holiday
Just Some Lines : Bingo – Punch/Die cut,Digi,Glitter
Fussy and Fancy : Make a gift/Anything But A Card 
Fairy Tale : Christmas
Our Craft Lounge : Cute Critters
Patties Creations : Christmas  
Phindy’s Place : Sprinkling of Snow
Simply Create Too : All About Christmas
Stampin’ with the Dragon : Anything Goes for Christmas
Totally Papercrafts : Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes 
AiFactory : Some Red
Cooking it up with Katie : Anything Goes 
Divas by Design : Anything Goes 
Little Red Wagon : Eyelets
My Mum’s Craft Shop : Keeping Warm
Paper Shelter : Anything Goes 
Penny’s Paper Crafty : Tie one on (the whole birdhouse!)
The Pixie Cottage : Holiday Decor (no cards) or Card with the sketch
Scrapbook Sisters : Christmas
Simon Says Stamp : Anything Goes 
The Paper Variety : Ornament
Whimsy Inspirations : Anything But a Card
Creative Inspirations Paint : Anything but a Card

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pauline
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 11:17:31

    Wow, how clever are you, I just love your Birdhouse, it’s just perfect for a cute little owl. Fab project for our anything goes week.


  2. Hazel (didos)
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 12:46:28

    “Not to put to fine a point on it say im the only bee in your b onnet!!!”ARGHHHH Im gonna be singing that song all day!!! I love it.
    Your Birdhouse is amazing, I adore it what a great idea, well done. Love Hazelxoxo


  3. ribbon dreams
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 13:05:56

    im going to be singing it too!!! gorgeous box, love it! x


  4. Jamilie
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 13:28:00

    Really cute!! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Variety this week!!


  5. shellshearer
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 13:30:26

    Lol singing away!
    Fab creation hunnie, just love it!
    Hope your ok
    hugs shell xx


  6. Cheryl
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 13:52:34

    What an adorable birdhouse. Lovin’ that bird with his BIG eyes. Too stinkin’ cute. Love it.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl’s challenge this week!


  7. Hazel
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 15:08:15

    It’s a lovely little house, well done. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x


  8. NanaConnie
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 17:18:12

    This is just too cute, Lisa. Thanks for the link to the template. I’ll use it! So glad you played along in the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie, and remember, you can enter a total of 3 times throughout December. Hope to see your work again soon. Merry Christmas.
    NanaConnie DT Chef


  9. Broni
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 17:29:37

    This is just so , so cute!! Love it! So glad you were able to play along in the Our Craft Lounge Cute Critter challenge!


  10. Dodici
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 17:47:56

    Gorgeous Xmas project!
    Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week.


  11. Nataliya
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 18:30:03

    Thanks for playing at Stampin with the Dragon.
    Hugs Nataliya


  12. DianeMoneyGoolsby
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 18:52:12

    Lisa, Love your bird house! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our very first challenge, Challenge #1 “All About Christmas”. Looking forward to seeing your entries in ALL our challenges.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member


  13. Tina
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 20:09:50

    such a fab bird house…very cute…thanks for sharing at just some lines



  14. Karla Kahnt
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 20:16:32

    Hello this is gorgeous!
    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.


  15. Catherine
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 20:39:26

    This is so cute, love it! Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week…


  16. Wendy
    Dec 01, 2011 @ 21:59:12

    Fabulous project, so cute…Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design and Totally Papercrafts.
    Wendy xx


  17. Anne-Marie
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 00:11:59


    Anne-Marie x x


  18. Dionne
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 00:37:15

    Sweet little gift box, great project.

    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge. But the fun doesn’t have to stop there, why not enter our blog hop and the chance to win some candy?



  19. Jenn Borjeson
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 01:01:45

    Oh my gosh, this is sooooooo cute!!! Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines. 🙂


  20. Ann English
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 01:41:00

    Clever, cute, creative-wonderful!
    Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy’s Place challenge.


  21. Sherry
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 03:32:05

    Oh your bird house is so cuuuuutttteee!! Absolutely luv it. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.




  22. Tracy
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 09:33:59

    Lovely project and a great take on the theme. Thanks for joining us at MMCS this week.
    Tracy x


  23. Melody
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 19:02:04

    This is just way cute!! I’ve never thought of making a birdhouse into a box, but it’s an awesome idea!! Thanks for playing in our challenge!


    DT for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!


  24. Jill
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 21:23:11

    absolutely stunning fantastic thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx


  25. Sarah
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 21:51:55

    Hi Lisa, awww how sweet is this! Love the little image and your colours are just gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

    PS, I remember that song and loved it, even tho I didn’t understand it! ‘I’m a little glowing friend, but I’m not your friend’ what on earth is that all about?! You’ve brought back wonderful memories, thank you 🙂


  26. Chris Chris
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 23:11:17

    This is just delightful! What a great project! I love the softness of the colors as well. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.


  27. suzy
    Dec 03, 2011 @ 03:56:52

    What a fun ornament! Thanks for joining The Paper Variety’s ornament challenge 🙂
    -Suzanne My blog 🙂


  28. Sandi DeFalco
    Dec 03, 2011 @ 16:57:33

    I love this creation!
    Thanks for playing in our ‘Christmas’ Challenge #34, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie’s shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


  29. Petra Ceronio
    Dec 03, 2011 @ 17:09:48

    Oh how sweet! what a clever idea! Thank you for joining us at AiFactory this week 🙂


  30. Lynn Beaumont
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 09:11:42

    I love your little birdhouse! It’s so sweet:)
    Thanks so much for joining us GingerLoft Challenges:)
    Have a very Merry Christmas and see you in the New Year:)
    Lynn xxx


  31. Made By Mandy
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 11:13:15

    OOOh this is so cute, absolutely love your little birdie house 🙂

    Many thanks for joining in with our Seeing Red challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)


  32. DawnL
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 14:19:59

    how cute is this!!
    Thanks for playing in our Sassy Cheryl’s challenge


  33. Debs
    Dec 05, 2011 @ 15:08:54

    Gorgeous little bird house, love your colour scheme, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Hugs Debs


  34. Katie
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 03:27:30

    Amazing project!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage


  35. Shanna
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 05:39:07

    Awesome birdhouse box. Thanks for playing over at the Pixie Cottage.


  36. Francy
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 18:43:58

    Wow this is stunning. I love the papers that you used on it.
    Thank you for playingat The Pixie Cottage this week.


  37. Julie
    Dec 06, 2011 @ 21:11:51

    Amazing. Thanks for joining in with our tie one on challenge over at Pennys and good luck. Julie x


  38. Pauline
    Dec 07, 2011 @ 22:48:16

    What a lovely fun little bird house, and such a sweet image too! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!


  39. Anta M
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 00:12:20

    OMGosh, this little birdhouse is just amazing! Love the colors too. Thanks for joining the Pollycraft challenge.


  40. Cazza
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 01:04:25

    What a fantastic creation!
    Thanks for playing along in our Christmas Fun challenge this month over at Pollycraft 🙂


  41. Katie Tate
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 16:28:31

    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie 🙂


  42. sunghee
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 01:26:13

    Eeeeek~!!! So cute! I love how you decorated with Stickles on the edge of the roof, and how cute is this!!! Love the color. It’s been raining and gloomy here today, but your birdhouse definitely giving me a happy holiday cheer. THANK YOU so much for your link and using my template to create your lovely house. I feel blessed. Happy Holidays!!!


  43. Anji78
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 10:31:11

    Such a cute box!
    Hugs, Ani
    I have a candy on my blog in case you’re interested 🙂


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