I saw this little bird houses at Joannes and thought it would make a cute decoration. I just love this Graphic 45 paper "Once Upon a Springtime." The birdhouse was only $1.00 and I used most of my scraps left over from the Easter Baskets to cover the bird house. I used Nellie S. punches, Martha Stewart punch and Glimmer mist. At one of Irina Blount's workshops she showed us how to make vellum flowers. I could only find clear so I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to give it some color. I distressed the papers with brushed corduroy, rusty hinge, and picket fence. The Graphic 45 cutouts are added on the top and sides. I used pop outs for the sides. The little bird is from Vintage Trinkets. This was fun to make. I have two other styles that I am going to do.
This little basket will go at each person's table setting at Easter with Easter treats. One done and 12 more to go. Basket recipe: Once Upon A Springtime paper, glimmer mist, and Martha Stewart Punches. The flowers are punched with Nellie S. punches. I used distressed ink on all parts of the basket. I like the way the handle of the basket turned out. I think this is a new Martha Stewart punch.
This is a simple 5 x 4 1/4 gift card holder for a 9-year old. On this birthday card I used one piece of dp paper and one piece of cardstock. Recipe: Three Bugs In A Rug dp paper, Tim Holtz number, ribbon, stickles and sentiments. I did paper piece the cupcake but it is hard to see online. For some reason I could not get a good picture.