Bird and Flowers Altered Bird House

Hi everyone! I am back with another project and this time I altered a birdhouse that I had bought at Target in the One Spot on clearance. It was a Halloween theme birdhouse but I had in mind to do something different with it and this is what I came up with.
I started by tracing the sides and roof onto a piece of paper, I cut out each piece to create a pattern. I then traced the patterns onto watercolor paper and cut each piece out.
I inked the glass tray with Papaya Cream Pigment Ink from the Mermaid Paintbox Collection, added water to the ink and painted all four Watercolor Paper walls and let dry.

I inked an Art Dauber with Papaya Cream Pigment Ink from the Mermaid Paintbox Collection and inked the edges of all the walls. I inked the Ornate Border Molding Mat with Berry Pigment Ink from the Mermaid Paintbox Collection and stamped each of the four walls and once dry adhered each wall to the wooden birdhouse.

I cut four pieces of watercolor paper to fit the roof. And with a scallop edge punch, I punched one side of the watercolor paper, cut another piece of watercolor paper and folded in half. Then I punched both sides with the scallop edge punch. I also punched a Circle from a scrap of watercolor paper. Next I inked a glass tray with Rose Gold Pigment Ink from the Mermaid Paintbox Collection and added water, placed all the roof and circle pieces into the ink mixture and once I got the desired effect I wanted I removed and let dry.

I inked the Simple Dot Rollagraph with Espresso Pigment Ink from the Taos Petal Point Collection and inked all roof pieces. 

I adhered all roof pieces to the wooden birdhouse roof. I also added gems to each scalloped edge of roof and adhered the inked circle punch to front of the birdhouse. I added gems underneath the roof on the front of birdhouse, cut and adhered the lace to the front and back of the roof edge.

I placed the bird and wing diecuts from the Birds and Butterflies Diecuts on top of the Handwritten Creative Card and run through the diecut machine. I cut two of each out of the bird and wing. I reversed the Handwritten Creative Card so bird diecuts could be glued together.

Next I inked art daubers with Gulfstream and Coastal Pigment Inks from the Mermaid Paintbox Collection and inked the bird and both wings diecuts. I placed the wings to each side of bird and adhered the bird to roof. I finished by adhering the bow, pearl sprays, flowers and leaves to bird. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

ColorBox: Mermaid Paintbox Collection– Papaya Cream, Berry, Rose Gold, Gulfstream, Coastal and Ice Glacier Pigment Inks
ColorBox: Taos Petal Point Collection: Espresso Pigment Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
ColorBox: Simple Dots Rollagraph
Wooden Birdhouse
Scallop Edge Punch
Glass Tray
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Pencil
Ribbon
Pearl Sprays
Paper Flowers and Leaves
Lace
Black Gem
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Birds and Butterflies Diecuts

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Altered Flowers and Butterflies Pillow Gift Box

Hi everyone! I am back today with a project I created for Momenta. 
I received a gift in this Plunder Design pillow box and I thought the floral pattern on the pillow box was pretty except for the logo. So I decided I would cover up the logo by altering the box.

First I double up a length of cording and tied a bow on the end of the pillow box.

I cut a stripe of blue and gold cardstock from the Metallic Ink Paper Pad and adhered around the center of the pillow box.

Next I selected a Green 2″ Watercolor Doily and adhered over the stripe of cardstock.

I fussy cut a flower and leaves from the Peony Paper Pad  and glued on top of the doily. 

I had a piece of leftover diecut from the Intricate Floral Cutting Template which I inked the butterflies and flowers before adhering to the corner of the box.

I added several loops of green thread under the butterflies and it is finished! Be sure to hop on over to Momenta for more inspiration! You can find them HERE. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies

Pillow Box
Cording
Green Thread
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)


Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Father’s Day Mustache Container

Hi everyone! I am back again today with a quick and easy Father’s Day project that I created using Blends 2 Inks, rubber stamp and a art screen! All you need is an empty container of your choice. 

I started by cleaning a container inside and out. I used an empty M and M container that I have received around Christmas. I also remove the labels on the outside and I used a little Goo Be Gone to get the sticky residue off. I placed Watercolor Paper on top of the Rectangle Border Diecut and placed in between cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I cut out two diecuts to cover the front and back. I placed the lid from the container on top of watercolor paper and traced with a pencil onto the watercolor paper. Next I placed the Disco Art Screen 1 on top of rectangle diecut and loaded an Art Dauber with Beach Blends 2 Ink and applied over the art screen. I loaded another art dauber with Uniform Blends 2 Ink and apply lightly over screen. I completed the same steps for other rectangle diecut and lid and I inked around the edges of both diecuts and circle with Hydrangea Blends 2 Ink

I adhered both diecuts to container and circle to the top of lid.

I inked the Mustaches Wood Stamp with Wicked Black Archival Dye Ink and stamped onto White Cardstock  
I cut around the stamped image with a Paper Cutter  and inked an art dauber with Uniform Blends 2 Ink and ink edges of mustache tag. 

I adhered the stamped image to the corner edge of the diecut that is on the container. I made a bow from red seam binding and adhered to the diecut and mustache tag. And last but not least I filled it with yummy snack bars and candy. As always if you have questions about this project please let me know.

SUPPLIES

ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Hydrangea Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Beach Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull: Uniform Blends 2 Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Red Seam Binding
Empty Container
Pencil

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Summer Floral Altered Jumbo Paperclip

Hi everyone! I’m back today with a project I created for Momenta! I created this easy bookmark with several bits and pieces I had leftover from my past Momenta projects.

I started by folding a 3 1/4″x8″ piece of lilac/purple and gold polka dot cardstock in half from the Watercolor Metallic Paper Pad and cutting a “v” in the end of both before sliding one end of the cardstock around a jumbo paperclip. I adhered both ends together  and added a doily from the 2″ Watercolor Doily Collection.

I had several floral scraps leftover from the Peony Paper Pad and part of a diecut leftover from the Floral Cutting Template Diecut. I fussy cut a flower and several leaves out from the leftover scraps. I shaped the leaves before adhering to the backside of the flower. Before adhering the diecut to what I had cut out I inked the leaves with green ink.

I added foam pop dots to the back of the floral mix and placed on the bookmark. I glued sequins and gems to the flowers and leaves and I placed green thread and pearl sprays to the corner. Also from the same leftover diecut I cut out the butterfly and added pink ink to the wings before adhering to the bookmark.
This project was under an hour to complete and would be perfect to give as an add-on gift with a good book. If you need more inspiration go to Momenta which you can find HERE. Also if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

SUPPLIES

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Jumbo Paperclip 
Sequins
Pearl Sprays
Gems
Green Thread
Green and Pink Ink

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Petite Floral Tea Light Altered Jar

Hi everyone and happy first day of June! I am back today with a quick project for Momenta. I created this tea light candle holder using an empty Yoplait petite Oui glass jar. I love the yogurt and I love the shape of these jars to the point where I have a small collection of them for crafting proposes. 😁

I peeled the label off and removed the sticky residue with soap and water…if that doesn’t work I use Goof Off. From the Metallic Paper Pad I selected a peachy pink with gold flicks cardstock to use with the Border Intricate Flowers Metal Diecuts. I run the diecut through the Diecut Machine and cut two of the diecuts out. 

I adhered one whole and a half of the other diecut around the lip of the jar.

I selected a green paper doily from the 2″ Doily Watercolor Package and adhered to the front of the jar.

From the same peachy pink cardstock I punched a circle and adhered to the center of the doily. I cut a leaf and three flowers from the Cut and Emboss Floral Wreath Template. I shaped the flowers and leaf with a Stylus.

I adhered all three flowers and the leaf to the front of the jar along with several loops of thread. I also added a green gem to the center of the flower. I added a battery operated candle to the inside of the jar and it’s finished! This would be perfect for decorating tables for a wedding don’t you think? Be sure to stop by the Momenta DIY Project Page  for more inspiration!  As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Saturday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Daydream Paper Clip

Hi everyone! I want to share another project, a paper clip I altered, that was shown in ClearSnap’s booth this past January at Creativation .

I placed the cloud stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired) and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and I stamped randomly on one side of the folded piece of cardstock. I inked an Art Dauber with Bahama Premium Dye Ink and lightly ink edges of banner and the cloud images.


I cut the stamped clouds cardstock 8″x3 1/2″ and fold in half, 4″x3 1/2″. I cut a “v” in the end of cardstock to create a banner.

I placed the Daydream stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an acrylic block/Precision Press(retired) and inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of cardstock. Next I cut and folded, inked the edges with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink using an art dauber. I cut two smaller banners from patterned cardstock and slide all stamped and patterned cardstocks around the jumbo paper clip and adhered together.

I punched out a mini butterfly from cardstock and inked an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and inked the mini butterfly, adhered to the “Daydream” banner and add a Black Gem to the body.

I placed the outline of the Butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto an Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired) and inked the stamp with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of White CardstockNext I placed the “filled in” image of Butterfly stamp onto an acrylic block or Precision Press…be sure to line up the stamp with the stamped Butterfly cardstock image…ink the stamp with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink and stamp on top of the stamped butterfly image.

I inked three art daubers with the following Premium Dye Inks: RoseRaspberry and Dandelion and inked the majority of the wings with Rose Premium Dye Ink, ink a small portion of the wings, next to the brown, with Raspberry Premium Dye Ink and the inner and the outer portions of the wings with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the butterfly image out.

I adhered the butterfly to paper clip banner, added three Black Gems to the body and clear glitter glue to the dots on the butterfly. I looped several gold metallic and yellow threads and glue underneath the butterfly.

SUPPLIES

ColorBox: Art Daubers
4″ Jumbo Paper Clip
Gold Metallic and Yellow Thread
Clear Glitter Glue
Various Patterned and White Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Acrylic Block/Precision Press(retired)/MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini Butterfly Punch

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Butterfly House Gift Box

Hi everyone! I am back this week with a gift idea for Mother’s Day! I created this little gift box for ClearSnap to be shown in their booth at Creativation this past January and I am finally getting around to sharing this fun piece.
I started by placing the outline of the Butterfly stamp from the Butterfly Clear Stamps onto the Acrylic Block/Precision Press/MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of White Cardstock.

I placed the “filled in” image of the butterfly stamp onto the Acrylic Block/Precision Press…the precision press is no longer available but since creating this project I now own a MISTI Stamping Tool which I love. I made sure to line up the stamp with the stamped butterfly cardstock image after inking the stamp with Sandstone Premium Dye Ink and stamped on top of the stamped butterfly image.

I inked three Art Daubers with the following Premium Dye Inks: Coral, Dandelion and Black. I inked a majority of the butterfly image with Coral Premium Dye Ink and the inner and outer edges of the butterfly wings are inked with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink. The butterfly body  was inked with Black Premium Dye Ink. I fussy cut the butterfly image out.

I put a 2″x3″ box together. The second box I cut the lid/flap off and adhere the 3″x3″ piece to the smaller folded flap of box. 

Next I glued the other smaller folded flap to the inside of the box. 

The smaller flap I glued to the other side of the larger flap. 

This creates the roof for the butterfly house.

I cut four pieces of patterned cardstock 2″x3″ and inked an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink and inked all edges of cardstock before adhering to the base of the 2″x3″ box. I measured and mark in 1″ increments on both sides of the roof and cut four 1 1/2″x3″ and one 3″x3″ brown cardstock and ink an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink. 

I inked edges of all pieces of cardstocks. On the marked places on the roof, I started at the bottom of the roof and  work upwards by adding the 1 1/2″x3: pieces of cardstock. Before adding adhesive to the 3″x3″ piece of cardstock I folded in half to create a 1 1/2″x3″ roof peak. Then I adhered to the peak of the roof.

I inked and stamp the “Be Grateful” and “For Small Wonders” stamps from the Butterfly Clear Stamps with Leather Premium Dye Ink and stamped onto a piece of cardstock. I cut both to 1 1/2″x2 1/2″ plus one plain piece of cardstock the same size.

 I inked an art dauber with Leather Premium Dye Ink and ink all edges of cardstock. I then adhered the sentiments to each side of the house. The plain cardstock I adhered to the backside of the house. I punched two mini butterflies from white cardstock and inked both butterflies with Dandelion Premium Dye Ink using an art dauber. I adhered mini butterflies to each side of the house and added Black Gems to the center of each butterfly.

Next I punched from white cardstock a decorative punch (any punch/diecut will work as a long as it fits the front of the base of the box) and inked an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and ink the edges of the punch. I glued to the front of the base of the box and adhered the stamped butterfly to the center of the base of the box and add black gems to the body.

I placed a piece of white cardstock on top of the Flower Journaling Card Diecut and place both between two cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine.

I loaded an art dauber with Rose Premium Dye Ink and inked flower diecuts, shaped and adhered flowers to each side of the roof. 

I added leaf sprigs, pearl sprays and twine/cording to flowers. 

I added a mix of gold gems and sequins to the center of each flower. Now all you have to do is add a small gift such as candy or jewelry inside and it is ready to give as a gift.

SUPPLIES:
ColorBox: Butterfly Clear Stamps 
ColorBox: Leather Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Sandstone Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Coral Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Dandelion Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Wheat Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Black Premium Dye Ink 
ColorBox: Rose Premium Dye Ink
ColorBox: Art Daubers
Black Gems
Gold Gems
Sequins
Twine/Cording
Acrylic Block
MISTI Stamping Tool
White Cardstock
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Leaves Punch
Mini Butterfly Punch
Scissors
Paper Cutter
2″x3″ Kraft Box (2)
Various Patterned Cardstock
Pearl Spray
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Journaling Cards, Flower and Leaves Journaling Card Diecut
Diecut Machine
Decorative Punch

(Products listed above are Affiliated Links for your convenience)
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

How to Turn a Cottage Cheese Container into a Mini Easter Basket

Hi everyone! I want to share a mini Easter basket I created using an empty cottage cheese container.

I started with an empty container of cottage cheese…if you aren’t fond of eating cottage cheese a yogurt container will work too and if you don’t like yogurt maybe you can find someone to eat it for you. 😁 I cleaned it inside and out and let dry.

The cottage cheese container I used I peeled the label off. So I traced with a pencil the outside of the label onto a piece of Watercolor Paper and cut out with scissors. 

I inked the glass tray with Hydrangea Blends Ink. I added water, painted the watercolor paper and let dry.

I inked the Simple Dots Rollagraph with Glacier Lake Archival Dye Ink and roll onto the piece of watercolor paper. 

Once the watercolor paper is dry I adhered watercolor paper to container.

I punched holes on either side of the container with a hole punch and ran a pipe cleaner through each hole and twist to secure to the container.

I placed a piece of textured white cardstock on top of the Brenda Walton: Medallion Diecut (retired) and place between two cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine. I put the medallion together according to directions on packaging. I inked an Art Dauber with Old Rose Ink from the Sunset Petal Point Ink Pad and ink edges of the medallion diecut and adhered to container. I also adhered trim to the top and bottom of container.

I placed the flowers and leaf sprigs stamps from the Thankful Clear Stamp Set onto MISTI Stamping Tool. I inked the flowers with Pink and Peony Inks from the Enchantment Petal Point Inks and the leaf sprigs with Olive Ink from the Sunset Petal Points Inks. I stamped all onto a piece of Textured White Cardstock. I fussy cut the stamped flowers and leaf sprigs out and looped thread several times and made a mess bow. I adhered flowers, leaf sprigs and bow onto the medallion. The finishing touches I added gems, flatback pearl and sequin to the center of each flower.  

I added Easter grass and decorative eggs to this little Easter basket but it would be perfect for candy, stickers and tiny little goodies. As always if you have any questions please let me know.

SUPPLIES USED:
ColorBox: Glacier Lake Archival Dye Ink
ColorBox/Eileen Hull:Hydrangea Blends Ink
ColorBox: Simple Dots Rollagraph
ColorBox: Jumbo Handle Self Inking (No Cartridge Used)
ColorBox: Enchantment Petal Point Inks
ColorBox: Art Dauber
ColorBox: Thankful Clear Stamp Set
ColorBox: Sunset Petal Point Ink Pad
Gems and Flatback Pearl
Sequin
Textured White Cardstock
Watercolor Paper 
Beacon Adhesive: Fabri-Fix Permanent Adhesive
Paper Cutter
Pencil
Empty Cottage Cheese Container
Hole Punch
Trim and Thread
Pipe Cleaner
Glass Tray
Paint Brush
Scissors   
Sizzix/Brenda Walton: Medallions Diecut
MISTI Stamping Tool

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Butterflies and Flowers Altered Ice Cream Container

Hi everyone! I am so excited to share that I am a Brand Ambassador for Momenta! I’ll be sharing twice a month projects that I have created using their wonderful assortment of products such as cardstock, diecuts, stamps, traveler’s notebooks, etc.! 

Well, lets get started with my first project of the month! 

I had decided I was going to alter an empty ice cream/gelato container. I liked the shape and size of the container and thought once altered I could either use it as storage or give it as a gift.

I measured and cut a piece of cardstock, from the Metallic Ink Paper Pad, and adhered to the container.

I picked out the pink and gold polka dot doily from the 4″ Doily Watercolor Pack and cut a small section of the doily off.

I pinched and folded both pieces of the doilies to create “fans” and I adhered the larger of the two to the container. 

Next I adhered trim around the top of the container.

From the Intricate Floral Cutting Plate I cut several paper diecuts out from the Peony Paper Pad and from the Metallic Ink Paper Pad.

I then started by cutting a section of butterfly and flowers off from the yellow/off white cardstock. I used this as the base to adhere all the layers to.

I cut flowers and the butterfly from the different diecuts and adhered…I used Adhesive Sheets for the t-tiny pieces and Beacon Adhesives…generally Zip Dry Adhesive but I was out and the Fabri-Fix works as good if not better.

I added sequins and gems to the center of the flowers.

I traced onto the same piece of cardstock I used to cover the container a circle using the lid as the template. Since my cutting wasn’t perfect I covered the edges with flatback pearls.

I adhered the flowers and butterfly diecut to the front of the container. I added bits of tulle behind the diecut.

I also adhered the smaller doily “fan” behind the diecut as a filler.
For the final touches I made several loops of thread and added those and pearl sprays to finish this container.

I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it! As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know. Also be sure to check out Momenta website which can be found: HERE, Facebook HERE, Twitter HERE and Instagram HERE.
SUPPLIES USED:
Momenta: Peony Paper Pad
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive
Sequins
Gems
Trim
Thread
Pearl Sprays
Flatback Pearls
Ice Cream/Gelato Container (empty)

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

ClearSnap: Christmas Cookie Canister

Hi everyone! How can it be December already!?!?! And the 4th?!?! I’m still trying to wrap my mind around that fact that it’s almost the end of the year but I want to share a quick DIY canister project I created for ClearSnap that might inspire you to create a thoughtful gift to give to a family member or special friend.

I started with an empty hot cocoa tin that my sister had given me…nothing like up-cycling something that you would toss in the garbage can. 😀

I cut a piece of Red and Ivory Ticking Cardstock to fit around the lid and container and adhered.

I placed a scallop circle rubber stamp, from the Cookies Clear Stamp Set, onto an Acrylic Block and ink with Wicked Black Ink which I stamped onto a piece of patterned cardstock.


I fussy cut the stamped image out and adhered on top of container lid. I glued the chipboard button to the center of the lid an on top of the button I glued the felt ball. I added mini pom pom trim underneath the “lip” of the container. I cut one recipe card from the Black and White Recipe Cards Cardstock and stamped the mixing bowl and wooden spoon onto patterned cardstock. I fussy cut both images out and adhere to the bottom corner of the recipe card.

I also added the “To” and “From” to the tag stamp before inking with Wicked Black ink and stamp onto a white piece of cardstock. I fussy cut the tag out and punch a hole in the top of the tag. Next I inked the holly stamp with Wicked Black Ink and stamped onto a piece of green cardstock. I fussy cut, shape and add mini red gems to the berries and adhered the holly to the top of the tag. I finished off by tying the tag with baker’s twine to the top of the container. Now all I need is either candy or some sweet treat to add to the inside  before giving as a gift. If you have any question about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!