Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Little Birdhouse Tutorial for Scor-Pal and Clearsnap

Today it's my turn to share my project from the great products at Scor-Pal and Clearsnap

I made a cute Birdhouse that can be used as a gift box.

Project Recipe:
Scoring Tool - Scor-Pal
Mat - Scor-Mat
Adhesive - Scor-Tape
Paper - My Minds Eye
Fence Border Punch - Fiskars
Loop Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Flower Die - Ellentina
Frame Die - Nellies
Flourish Die - Elegant Scrollwork by Memorybox
Ink - Inx Chox
Paint - Smooch
Spray - Smooch Spritz
Embossing Powder - Mix'd Media Inx in Chiffon, Honey and Peridot

For the sides of the birdhouse you need to 2 pieces of card stock measuring 6" by 5"
The base is 4" square
The front and back are 4" by 6"

For the sides score and 1" and 5" along the 6" side and at 1" on the 5" side.
Snip the corner as in the photo to form the flap that will create the base of the side and add Scor-Tape to adhere

Form the sides as shown in the photo using your Scor-Tool to create tight, crisp corners.

Add the 4" square base to the two sides.

Create the front and back by cutting at an angle from a 2" point on each long side to the center point (2") on the short side as in the photo.

Using a nesting style die cut a window in the front panel and then nest two together to cut a frame to go around the window and attach using Scor-Tape

Ink all edges with the Mix'd Media Inx pad

Attach the front and back panels to the flaps on the side pieces to form the birdhouse.

When I created mine I added an additional base (5" by 4" scored at 1/2" and 4 1/2" along the 5" side) to the inside in the opposite direction of the original base to give more stability

The roof is made from a piece of coordinating card stock measuring 6" by 8". Score at 4" along the 8" side and at 1" and 5" along the 6" side. Burnish the score lines and snip at the 4" score line to the intersecting score as in the photo to create the angle to make the roof. Ink all edges if desired.

Adhere the corners with Scor-Tape and use your Scor-Tool on the inside corners to create crisp corners.

The roof sits perfectly on the birdhouse

To decorate the flower I created some embossed flowers from flower dies, clear embossing ink, the Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder in Chiffon and my heat gun.

You can see the great enamel look the embossing powder gives to the flower>

For added sparkle I added some Smooch Spritz to the flowers.

Using the same technique I then created an enamelled punched edge and also flourishes.

I also punched strips for the roof to resemble a tiled look.

I hope you enjoyed this, sorry for the photo overload but I didn't want you to miss anything :)

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Kelly Lloyd said...

Fanatstic creation. So pretty

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous and beautiful made Katie.

greetings karin

Nana said...

Cute, cute, cute. Love it. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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Josephine said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Sharon said...

A fabulous tutorial Katie and the end result is stunning. Love the colours and embellishments.
Hugs Sharon. x

Migdalia said...

A Fabulous & Fun Creation...I LOVE it!
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Unknown said...

Wow so cute! And great tutorial.
Thanks for joining in this week at One Stitch At A Time.
Hugs katie x

GiGi said...

WOW! This is awesome and such a great tutorial too! Those flowers are amazing! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Chris said...

Wow! What a lot of work! Thank you for sharing the procedure as well. It was well worth the time you invested! It's delightful!


Barbara Bruder said...

WOW this is a great project!! Love this house. The flowers & swirls are a great finishing touch. Love that roof too. Every time I look at the hous I see more cool things. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges this month.
Hugs, Barbara SNSCC

Miss Emerald said...

Absolutely fabulous! Wonderful details. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable birdhouse and brilliant tutorial.

Pillan said...

Cute little birdhouse. Love your flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

Edie said...

OMG Katie! The birdhouse and tutorial is spectacular. I am truly inspired to make one. Your details made it look so easy. We at 613 Avenue create thank you for sharing it with us.

Chana Malkah said...

Katie, this is fabulous! Thanks for the nice step tutorial! I love "lots of pictures", especially when they show me how to make the project! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Liza said...

A gorgeous bird house and thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Unknown said...

Dear Katie, this is stunning, I love how you made the bird house. Thank you for the tutorial, who knows what could be useful for a teacher of primary school (like me) LOL I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog 'C... is for Challenge'. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
Hugs from Poland,
Anna xxx

Anonymous said...

A fantastic creation, so much work, love it...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Helen x

happyglitzygirl said...

I love this, great tutorial, wonderful creation, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Houses Built of Cards said...

So darling! LOVE all the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

Susan Hogan said...

Amazing project and yep, lots of folds too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our different folds challenge.

~ Barb said...

What a wonderful tutorial Katie! Thank-you so much for such great detailed instructions, not just for your house but your embellishments too. And I love that roof!
Thank-you for sharing with us at Crafting With Dragonflies,
{Hugs} Barb, DT

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Great project. Always so happy to see everyone having fun in crafting.
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Helen said...

This is fabulous - such a cute little bird house!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x