17 April, 2012

Birdhouse treat Box


Birdhouse Treat Box

Vicky continues with her use of the Forget Me Nots paper collection by creating a Birdhouse

'I am so excited to be doing my very first post for the Meg's Garden Design Team!

I modified my own template from my gingerbread house box that I made for Christmas and came up with this cute little birdhouse box and the roof is actually a card. The box is made of one 12x12 sheet of paper from the brand new "Forget Me Not" collection. Meg's Garden also sells gorgeous trims, laces and flowers.  Here I used cherry blossoms, paper leaves, lace and trim. The bird was cut out of another paper from the collection and I watercolored it blue to match and added feathers.'

'Since Meg's garden prints on long sheets, you get not only a 12x12 but also a 4x12 strip with every paper in the collection. 4x12 is a perfect size for cards! I used the coordinating strip for the outside of the birdhouse roof.'

'Here is the underside of the roof - I created a card by glueing another excess paper strip (from another paper in the collection) - which is the inside of the card. The paper is so beautiful that all it needed was a stamped phrase. To attach the card just use a clamp clip to the top of the box and decorate with lace/trim'

What a gorgeous Birdhouse & thanks to Vicky for the project & also the pattern on her blog - there are so many variations that can be done.  Christmas as a Gingerbread house is perfect, Easter, parties, a Tim Holtz grunge, a cottage garden with twigs, a Parisian birdhouse & more ....

Well done Vicky & it is great to have you on the DT.

Bye for now


  1. What a gorgeous and creative project Vicky.. love this to bits!! :))

  2. Wow Vicki this is a real treat, love it :)

  3. Wowser Vicky! LOVE the birdhouse, absolutely adorable!! how clever to use the template for the gingerbread house box and convert it to this little treat! xxx

  4. So cute. This is beautiful, wonderful use of this gorgeous paper.

  5. Meg, Beautiful projects!! I am unable to get into your site for some reason - could you please check that it is working OK? Many thanks!