Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Treat Box

I had so much fun designing my own milk cartons a couple of weeks ago I decided to step it up a little and try to design my own bird house. So I broke out the old score board and went to work.
I started with a 81/2 x 11 piece of cardstock. I scored my paper at 1 3/4 intervals (1.75, 3.5, 5.25, 7, 8.75 and 10.5, then rotated the paper and scored at 1 1/2 for the base. I then cut off 3 inches to make it 4" tall without the roof. Here is a picture of the pattern I made.
I used my Spellbinders large and small classic ovals to cut my egg shaped windows and doors. I also used them to make the trim around the windows and door. I added transparency to the inside behind them. Now ad strong adhesive and score and fold. I traced the bottom on a piece of cardstock, cut and applied to inside bottom and on the outside to make it stronger. Punch two holes on opposite sides with hole punch and add a eyelet for your ribbon.
For the roof I used the scallop circle tag on the A Childs Year cart and removed the small circle with my gypsy, cut 1 at 6, 5, 4 and 3 inches. I used a Paper Studio embossing folder, not sure of the name to emboss. Find your center in each circle and punch a small hole. Cut to center, I cut 3 of the scallop shapes on each to make a better cone. I also used foam dots between each roof layer. Run some ribbon thru your eyelets on the house and up thru the center of each roof piece.
Now you can decorate it any way you want. I used my cute little Ducky PKS stamp and made my ducky and cut out some eggs and decorate them. I also used a Fiskar fence punch to trim around the bottom. Other materials used was Glimmer mist on my rosette and some glitter. I used charms and craft wire for my welcome sign. Added a few flowers with Rhinestone centers and some twine around the windows for trim.
I hope you like it, as soon as my daugter eats all the yummies I think I'll hang it up in my craftroom. Will be entering in the following challenges.
Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge - 3D Object - Candy Containers
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog- Rcc46 Anything goes
My Craft Spot --#50 Easter
Krafty Girls-- #4 For Peeps Sake!
More Than Favors --#68 Easter/Spring theme
Party Time Tuesday --PTT #61 Anything goes
Double Click AKA Busy Bee--Strolling thru the Park
Come join in the fun and enjoy all the wonderful inspiration. Got to go I have a Ball Game to watch, GO KENTUCKY!!!


  1. This is fantastic! Love the little Peachy Keen Duck at the door of the house.

  2. SUPER cute! Love the colors!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room.

    CCR DT

  3. This is amazing! Your design is wonderful! Love all the fun details you added! Great rosette, nicely done!! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri

  4. HO-LEEE-COW!!!!! You designed that yourself????? THAT IS FANTASTIC!!! Would LOVE to see you make a video showing how you did that!!! SUPER JOB!!!!

    New follower here!!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at the CCR!!!!

    Crafty Hugs,

    1. Thanks Jessica, I do not have a video camera yet, have really been thinking about one thow, my birthday is in May, maybe dear Hubby will come thru again!!

  5. Thank you for showing how its done .What a beautiful little box Great work Hugs Elaine

  6. WOW !!! That is soooo awesome and what ALOT of work , love everything also the layering of the lid with pop dots and all the windows !!!! wowzers !!!!Thanks for linking up with us at Peachy Keen this week !!!

    *also is that a Jaded Blossom stamp I see? This fits the current challenge over there as well, if it is link this up ! ♥

  7. WOW! This is ADORABLE! I can't even image how long this would take to put together but it is AMAZING!!!! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

  8. Wow!! Adorable birdhouse...I love everything about it!! All the detail your put into it is fantastic. Great job!!

  9. GORGEOUS job with this project!I LOVE all the great details,Just AMAZING girl!:)

  10. That bird house is great, I would love to see a video too, I hope you get your birthday wish!!!!!

  11. This is SO super! I would LOVE to have you share it in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday. You're a very talented crafter, and we would LOVE to have you play along in our challenges. You'd be a tremendous blessing to us, not to mention - a great chance for you to win prizes. Hope you will stop by and link up with us!
    Blessings to you,
    Karen L, Blog Owner

  12. Such a cute birdhouse! I love the chick and the flowers! Thanks for playing along at Krafty Girls! :)


  13. This birdhouse is so beautiful! It really does look like you put a lot of work into it and so much detail!
    thanks for playing with us at fccb!
    ♥ Cyndy

  14. Super cute!!

    Ty for playing along with us at Krafty Girls!

  15. Cindylu, this is fabulously darling!!! I love your design.TFS

  16. Wow, that looks amazing. Thanks for playing with us for our Easter challenge over at Krafty Girls.

  17. This is awesome! Love the "Welcome" banner made of beads, such a cute detail! Thanks for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

  18. Amazing! Your project turned so cute! I'm so glad you included the measurements. Thanks for entering your Easter project in this week's challenge at My Craft Spot. :)