Tuesday, June 25, 2013

LYB, Xyron & May Arts Blog Hop



I thought it would be fun to make an altered birdhouse for this exciting 3 Company Blog Hop since Little Yellow Bicycle's Poppy collection had birdhouses and birds as part of the design. And I was particularly inspired by the May Arts gingham, ruffled ribbon.
I found the little birdhouse below in the craft section of our local Walmart.  It was too cute and cheap to pass up.  So it has been sitting on my shelf for months, only to be rescued and used for this project.
It was a little tricky to attach the May Arts gingham ruffle trim to the house, but with a little Xyron Mega Runner and a lot of perseverance, I was able to make it stick.  The new Xyron adhesive dots are also a life saver and great on projects like these.
The ruffle trim made a fantastic statement and was easily blended into the Little Yellow Bicycle patterned paper and embellishments.  Tip - for the gingham ribbon on the bottom of the birdhouse, you can actually run the ribbon through the smaller Xyron sticker makers and then easily attach to the project.
This little flower pot and flowers are just too cute for words.  I added a tiny bit of blue gingham ribbon to the bottom of the stained birdhouse to make the fun cluster of Little Yellow Bicycle Embellishments stand out more.
This is really a chipboard banner that made a fashionable chimney for the little birdhouse.  I added a clear cut swirl to create a smoke effect from the chimney and used the Xyron adhesive dots to attach both.
I love my 5" Creative Station and 2.5" Create-a-Sticker.  It makes it so easy to permanently adhere things to projects.  These were both great for attaching the patterned paper to the sides of the birdhouse.

Be sure to visit all three company blogs today for more inspiration and prize opportunities.



Thank you so much for stopping by! 

10 comments:

Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful!! Love how you showed each step---great ideas!

Patti Senter said...

I think the little Bloom and Grow that pops from the roofline just finishes this birdhouse off perfectly. It's just darling!

cghundley said...

Too cute! Your birdhouse
looks so inviting, I like
the flower pot on the front.
Carla from Utah

Onehappyscrapper said...

Love it Liz...so creative! My daughter made me a birdhouse when she took shop class in middle school and I have been wanting to do something with it to finish it off...I just found it! Thanks for all the tips and step by step instructions. Don't you just love the Xyron products to make crafting so much easier?

Angelica Chambers said...

Liz, this birdhouse is the cutest ever!!!! The gingham ribbons and printed papers together in blues and oranges make it so mouthwatering! Your little clear cut smoke effect and chipboard chimney finish this off perfectly! Sooooooo stinkin cute! Thanks to xyron for helping to adhere it all!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

your bird house is adorable. So many creative and clever idea's and details. Wonderful job.

Tammy B said...

i love the creation station too, thanks for reminding me to use it!!

CT Johnson said...

Love everything about this sweet project, thanks for sharing and brightening my day.

RachelV said...

Love your birdhouse! That ruffled blue gingham ribbon really adds a lot! It was worth your efforts!

Marcia said...

Thanks for coordinating the blog hop and all the projects.