Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dies R Us ~ Butterfly House Favor Box

Good morning friends!  It's my turn over at the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog, so I'm here today with a summer project for you using some fabulous dies from Dies R Us!

I started by cutting the Memory Box Buttermilk Carton out of a pretty sky blue Bazzill card stock.  I added some fun little lattice windows using two of the die elements from Sue Wilson Designs Australian Background Die.  I LOVE THIS DIE as the possibilities for cutting backgrounds is endless!

I then adhered the lattice panels on three sides of the milk carton and added a 1" punched circle on the fourth side and assembled the carton.  

For the roof, I cut a Kraft card stock rectangle in the size I needed using my cutter and scored and folded it in the center.  I then cut several strips of scalloped borders and cut the width to fit the roof.

I then layered them onto both sides of the roof and added a little distress ink to add some depth.  

I then did some ink blending using Tim Holtz Distress Inks onto a piece of white card stock and cut the Elizabeth Craft Designs Small Butterfly from the card stock and put him together.

I decorated the front of the milk carton with a Spellbinders Corner Sprig, which is no longer available but there's some really great similar dies found HEREHERE and HERE,  some Prima flowers and the butterfly.

I used one of the Pinpoint Main Street Tags from Poppy Stamps to add a little sentiment to and attached it to the top of the birdhouse favor with some ribbon and twine.

On each of the sides with lattice, I added little Cheery Lynn Designs Nested Flower Pots that I rubbed with distress ink and added the small Spellbinders sprig and some flowers from Cheery Lynn Designs Baby's Breath.  

Here's a list of products I used that you can find at Dies R Us:

Remember, there is a new inspirational project shared each and every day of the month on our Dies R Us Inspiration Blog using a variety of dies from several different companies.
Then of course you'll want to come join us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog  where there's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st & 15th of each month with a gift voucher prize to one lucky winner each challenge!

And did you know we have a FB Page and PINTEREST Page?

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit
click below for:


Unknown said...

This has got to be just the cutest project ever! From the scalloped roof to the lattice sides, pretty butterfly and flowers....right down to that sweet little tag. LOVE this, Birgit.

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh...could this be any cuter?!! LOVE every little detail from the lattice windows and flower pots to the scalloped roof edges! Someone is definitely going to do a happy dance when they receive this little treasure Birgit...fabulously done my friend!! :0)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Birgit! LOVE this darling bird house from a milk carton shape! Thank you for showing how to make it. So sweet, and beautiful use of dies, as well! I have pinned your project to the DRU pinterest board! hugs, de