Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wreathed in Love...Taylored Epxressions Sneak Peek Day Two...

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Today is the second day of sneaky peekies for Taylored Expressions Release Week, and I have a sweet little project to share. When I saw the pretty heart wreath from the soon-to-be-released Petite set, Wreath of Love (with coordinating dies!) and the cute birds, I just knew I had to make a birdhouse.
My mom-in-law, Susan, adores birdhouses. She has a wonderful collection, and I thought I would make one for her to hang in her window. I adapted a die-cut from my Cricut to make the house, punching a hole to make room for the nest of love birds. For the walls, I used the new Heart Impressions Plate and added rows of the Heart Border along the edge of the roof for a bit more detail. As it is still winter, I considered adding in some snow, but then I thought, why not give these birds a bit of a spring break?

  1. Die-cut house and roof using machine and cartridge.
  2. Emboss house with Impression Plate. Punch circle and assemble.
  3. Die-cut heart border and adhere to roof. Adhere roof to house.
  4. Stamp wreath twice. Color with markers and die-cut. Apply stickles. Adhere with foam tape.
  5. Stamp birds and color with markers. Fussy cut and adhere.
  6. Die-cut ribbon and adhere.
  7. Stamp sentiment and hearts. Trim. Color hearts and adhere with foam tape. Adhere to birdhouse.
  • Stamps: Wreath of Love (Taylored Expressions)
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
  • Cardstock: Pink Textured (ProvoCraft); Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!); Choice Buttercream (TE)
  • Coloring Medium: Sketch Markers (Copic)
  • Templates: Hearts Impression Plate (TE)
  • Dies: Heart Border (TE); Seasonal Wreath and Basic Bow (TE); Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge (ProvoCraft)
  • Accents: Cotton Candy and DiamondStickles (Ranger Ink)
Spring is coming..really! I hope you enjoyed my little bit of it, and please be sure to visit my fellow Baker's Dozen teammates to see more of these nifty little petite sets (pssst! some adorable V-Day inspiration) and I hope you'll join me tomorrow for a "poppin'" good time.


Ann Schach said... cute! Great texture! I love the colors, and the border on the roof!

Rose said...

Love your bird house, absolutely sweet sweet sweet. Can't wait to see all the new stuff, you design girls are awesome.

Jami said...

I am seriously IN LOVE with this birdhouse!!!! WOW!

Nancy said...

Mmmm...there's so much going on here...where do I begin? The embossing, borders and layers are absolutely perfect. Love it, Regina!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how stinkin' SWEET Regina! LOVE it!

Laurie said...

That is a really great project, very well done.

Rose said...

Hey Miss Regina! This is gorgeous! I love that embossed background - looks like a quilt! Such a tweet project!!!! Have a great day!

Carla said...

I too love it... the embossing and that roof... plus all the awesome details. Hugs,

Unknown said...

Regina - you are sooo talented. I love this birdhouse. TYFS.

Karen Giron said...

Soo adorable!!! I love this!!!

Martha said...

Adorable bird house. I love all the embossed hearts and detail you put in to it!