It's an ABC (Anything But a Card) Day over at Catch the Bug, and it's my turn to create something! :0) I always have a difficult time coming up with projects for ABC Day. I don't have any little ones at my house (my son is 20, and just does not appreciate good paper crafty stuff, ya' know?!). I never know what on earth to do with my goodies once I'm done with them. Hubby keeps every card I give him, and if I start giving him 3D paper objects.....well......I just have no idea where the man will pile them up! lol! Anyhow, it's always a tough day for me to create for my DT assignments, but I am giving it a go! I've done a few ABC projects this year, so far, and this was definitely the most fun to make! I felt like I was in preschool, again, glueing and cutting at the crafty table! lol!
Today I'd like to share a 3D Bird House that I made using a Silhouette cut file. The cute little house can be used as a box, provided you don't glue down the roof piece to both sides of the roof top like I did....oops! It worked out okay, though......I didn't plan on putting anything in this, anyhow; it was created simply to be a cute little spring/summer scene. :)
I used two different Bugaboo Stamps sets for all my embellishes: Mini Set - Spring and Create a Scene - Butterfly Spring. The Print and Cut feature of my Silhouette machine was such a blessing for this project! :) Without it, I don't think I would have attempted this.
I used pop dots for some pieces, and made little tabs that fold beneath the rooftop for the cloud pieces. My roof top is embossed using a Sizzix folder, and I inked the folder with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) before running it through the Big Shot. This gives it the two-tone look.
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Here's a look at the sides of the box: I'm hoping you can see the dimension better in this photo.
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Here's a closer look at the front. I placed my dp a bit off center on accident, but it still looks passable, I think. :)
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One more thing before I wrap this up....be on the lookout for the upcoming Bugaboo Christmas in July Week Long Celebration! This is always a favorite, with lots of FREE images given away for participating in our challenges that week! I'll have more details on that as the date draws nearer.
Also, I am now assisting the DT Coordinator with some of the more routine things at Catch the Bug Blog to fill in some time for our wonderful Ms. Min, who is expecting Baby #1, and is happily preparing for the arrival! I'm helping out with some posting duties, and I'm also helping out by choosing a Bugaboo Stamps Fan of the Month! So......if you're a fan of Bugaboo Stamps (and who isn't, right?!), make sure you're posting your Bugaboo cards on your blog because I'm poking around Blog-land looking for YOU! :)
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Silhouette Cutting File: 3 Story Bird House by Samantha Walker
Paper: Paper Studio
Punches: Stampin Up - Scallop Border
Misc: Pop Dots