See how you can use add on dies to make a birdhouse out of, all things, a die cut garden shed!
In this post, I shared how to make cute die cut cuckoo clock card with the Shed Cuckoo Clock Add On die set. Today I wanted to share another project that also used another set of add on dies to make a birdhouse. I combined Rubbernecker’s Shed, Birdhouse Shed Add On, and Spring Birds with the Cuckoo Clock Add on to make this super realistic little residence for our feathered friends. I used the same Nested Rectangle with Square Holes for the layer and used the Leaves and Greenery and Small Flowers #5 sets to add those cute little floral details that make this little house a home.
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and Nested Rectangle with Square Holes layer using the third size die.
- Cut a red rectangle layer 1/4″ larger to fit behind the white layer.
- Line up the white rectangle over the red layer and attach it using ATG adhesive.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the red and white layers and attach them to the card base.
The Bird House
- Use white woodgrain cardstock to cut the Shed base of the birdhouse.
- Apply Pecan ink to the birdhouse using a wet baby wipe. Pro Tip: Using a wet baby wipe to apply ink to a large piece like the birdhouse is really fast and easy. I used white woodgrain cardstock so the woodgrain would really show under the ink.
- Use the heart die from the Birdhouse Shed Add On to cut the opening on the birdhouse.
- Apply the Pecan ink on a piece of woodgrain cardstock large enough to fit behind the heart opening and heat dry.
- Attach the background layer to the back of the birdhouse using pieces of mounting tape.
- Cut the roof sections from the Cuckoo Shed Add On and Shed die sets using red and white cardstock.
- Attach the roof sections together using connect glue and attach them to the roof using strips of mounting tape.
- Cut the scallop layer from the Cuckoo set using white cardstock and attach it to the bottom of the birdhouse using connect glue.
- Cut the fence from the Cuckoo set using white cardstock and attach it to the birdhouse using pieces of mounting tape.
- Finish by cutting two red decorative strips using a die from the Cuckoo set.
- Apply connect glue to the red strips and attach one to the bottom of the fence and one to the bottom of the house.
Color the Bird
- Use white cardstock to cut one of birds from the the Spring Birds set.
- Use mini applicators to color the main body of the bird and wing using Crimson and Custard inks.
- Apply soft touches of Pumpkin ink to the bird head, upper body, tail and wing to add depth of color.
- Apply a piece of mounting tape to the back of the wing and attach it to the body.
- Use green cardstock to the the Leaves and Greenery sections and yellow cardstock to cut the Small Flowers #5.
- Place the small flowers face up on the molding pad and push down in the centers using a small tipped stylus.
- Attach the branches to the top of the birdhouse and fence, trimming to fit in the scene.
- Attach the bird to the fence and branches using a piece of mounting tape.
- Use glossy accent to attach the flowers to the branches.
- Finish the flower by attach tiny white circles to the centers using glossy accents. Pro Tip: When I cut any white eyelet die piece I save all the tiny negative circles in a jar to use for flower centers.
The links below are the items from Rubbernecker that I used for this adorable project. Rubbernecker liked this card so much that they have turned it into their Card Deal of the Day. Click on over and you can get many of the items I used today on a flash discount. Woo-hoo!
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I am so inspired by these add on dies to make a birdhouse card and I am already looking at them thinking about other ways I can use them. How would YOU use them – I’d love to hear!