Sunday, January 10, 2010

Birdhouse from milk cartons?

What????  Yes, it is possible.

I apologize for not posting since Monday, but I have not been feeling all that super.  I started back on WeightWatchers program last Saturday and every day I have had an afternoon headache.  I know it must be from withdrawal from something....maybe processed foods.  I know it can't be caffeine, since I am still drinking my normal amount of coffee, and any soda I drink is caffeine free.  Oh well, I digress....

I have a workshop tomorrow evening, (Thanks Christy!) so I thought I should get in My Ink Pad this morning and figure out some fun projects to do.  Well, I haven't really gotten that far.  I spied some things in my box of new product that hadn't been used, and I figured I would just take a minute and play with some of them.

It really did just take a minute...well, maybe 15 minutes...but this is what I made:

This is using the new BigShot die in the Occasions mini - Mini Milk Carton.  I have seen these made into birdhouses and just had to give it a try!  This also uses the new style punch Extra Large Two Step Bird, which I love, love, love!  This is a great punch to use with scraps of Designer Series paper.  I like the wing being a different pattern from the bird's body.  I used the circle punch to punch out the birdhouse "door" before I assembled it, then used adhesive to attach the parts of the branches and the bird.

The Designer Paper used in this project, on the bird, the roof, and around the bottom of the birdhouse are all from the Saleabration flyer called "Welcome Neighbor".  This is a 6x6 paper pad that you can get FOR FREE!  Any $50 purchase qualifies you for a freebie from that flyer.  I love Saleabration!

I then used my Cropodile to punch a hole at the apex of the roof and added some white taffeta ribbon for a hanger.  Wouldn't this look cute hanging from your vehicle's rear view mirror?  Hmmmm....

Here is another view of the birdhouse, showing how the designer paper is wrapped around the bottom of the house, as well as a close up of the bird arrangement at the "door".

Okay, I really need to get back in the ole' Ink Pad and get busy on the workshop stuff!  Sorry Christy, this won't be one of the projects....


  1. AWWW! Just when I was getting my hopes up! ;-) (jk) That is pretty awesome Kathy!!! You sure make it hard to budget the ol' check book!!! birthday IS one month from tomorrow!!! I wonder...
    Can't wait til tomorrow!!! Just for you...I am making the WW pumpkin cupcake muffins!!!! Two points!!! You don'thave to feel guilty!

  2. Yes, but wouldn't it make a great hostess gift, Christy?!?! Or a door prize for the party tomorrow night?

    Lisa C.

  3. Hope you are feeling better soon Kathy. I know I've got a bug also. There seems to be a lot of 'stuff' going around. Love your little birdhouse.

  4. I just found your blog and I'm from IN too. I would have sworn I saw you leaving O'Charley's tonight about 6:00 pm. We are right off Southport Road, several blocks north. I love your work!

  5. Brenda, I hope you check back since I don't have your email. I wasn't at O'Charley's tonight, but I do live very Gray Road, north of Southport Rd. Are you a demo? Email me at so we can chat! Kathy

  6. the birdhouse is so cute! Looks like spring.

  7. So adorable! What a fun variation. Thanks for posting a link to your blog on Stampin' Connection.