Friday, January 15, 2010

Leadership Inspiration

What a week we had last week in Phoenix, AZ for Stampin' Up!'s annual Leadership Conference. Great friends, demonstrations, swaps, displays, food and so much more. There were so many great ideas that the "Sisters" decided to use this week to focus on a stamping project that inspired us. There were so many ideas that it was difficult to narrow it down to only one, but I managed to do it.

These cute little birdhouses were demonstrated on Make n Take day by Patty Bennett. To make these darlings you use the new milk carton die for the big shot that you can find in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

I used kraft cardstock to begin with. After die cutting it, I stamped the woodgrain background stamp in close to cocoa. I cut 3 sides from the top in order to fold over the top to seal it and make it look like a roof.

I also used the paper pack, Welcome Neighbor, that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order to decorate the roof and make the bird and branch for each. I cut small strips of paper and scalloped the edge with the scallop edge punch.

The hole was punched using the 1 1/4" circle punch. I think you could probably even use the 1" circle punch for a smaller hole if you'd like.

For an added little touch I attached a small google eye using a mini glue dot. I also used the basic gray marker to add some detail to the bird and the "shingles" on the roof. The wing is attached using a dimensional.

To finish them off, I threaded linen thread through the top so you can hang them up. They would be cute ornaments. I think I want to make a bunch more and make a cute tree to welcome Spring. Wouldn't it be cute having a bare branch in a nice pot and then decorated with this little birdhouses?
Don't forget to check out the Sisters in Stamping Blog to see what inspired the other Sisters.

Items Used for Birdhouses:
117191 Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch $15.95
117310 Stampin' Up! Mini Milk Carton Big Shot Die $32.95
117100 Woodgrain Background Stamp $17.95
107070 Kraft Cardstock 8 1/2" x 11" $7.50
104403 1 1/4" Circle Punch $15.95
112091 Scallop Edge Punch $15.95
104199 Linen Thread $4.50
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
103683 Mini Glue Dots $4.95
104332 Snail Adhesive $6.95
109126 Assorted Neutrals Markers (Basic Gray) $10.95
104430 Dimensionals $3.95
118401 Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad FREE

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