Saturday 7 May 2011

Heartfelt Creations - Home Sweet Home

Hello Divas...........

I thought I'd share another Heartfelt Creations project with you today.  You may have already seen this if you visit the Heartfelt Creation blog.  Having stamped so many Red Cardinals over the past month from the Springtime Cardinal Collection I thought they needed their own home so with the help of my PI I made them one...........what do you think!

All made from a Cereal box and some American Craft card.......but look at the Cardinal surrounded by blooms.....he looks so happy....don't you think? I hoped it was a good way to showcase these amazing stamps and matching dies from Heartfelt Creations.

Here's a closer look.......

Here are some details:

HC Products:              HCPC 3383 Cardinal Posy Branch PreCut Set
                                    HCPC 3353 Cardinal Family PreCut Set.
                                    HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
                                      HCD 706 Cardinal Family Die.
                                    HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
                                    Spellbinders Scalloped Square Die.

Other Products:         Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. X-Press It Blending Card, American Craft Card 2 shades brown (Autumn Collection). White Card, Cereal Box, Jute, Kaisercraft Gems topaz. PI Die cutter, QuicKutz Scalloped die. Copic Markers, Craft Glue, Double sided tape Foam tape. Craft Smart Spray Adhesive.  Craft Concepts Woodgrain embossing folder and Cuttlebug. ScorPal.

Instructions:  Stamp the image plus two separate portions of the flowers and buds onto X-Press It blending card using tuxedo black ink. Colour with Copic markers and cut out.  Stamp the Cardinal from HCPC 3353 and nine Posy petals, colour with Copic markers and cut using the matching dies.  Using foam tape, add the cardinal and the petals to the large image and the two portions. Add gems to the centre of the petals,
The walls of the birdhouse were designed in two parts and cut using the PI die cutter. Once cut all the fold lines are scored using ScorPal and strong craft glue used to adhere the two parts. The birdhouse walls are cut twice, once from cardboard (cereal box) and once from brown American craft card. The brown card was embossed using a woodgrain embossing die before attaching to the cardboard with Spray adhesive. The base of the birdhouse is also constructed in cardboard and brown card and was cut using a Spellbinder scalloped square die. Layers of die cut scallops covering some white card make up the roof with a hole punched through the centre of the ‘flashing’. The jute is threaded through this with a knot on the inside before the completed roof is attached to the birdhouse with more craft glue.
Once all the craft glue is dry add the main stamped image of the Cardinal over the front of the birdhouse using a mixture of foam tape and craft glue. Add the two smaller portions, one either side of the birdhouse.
Tie a bow in another length of jute at the base of the hanging loop to complete.

This was such fun to make and I did used the PI to design  the walls but it could just as easily be made without now I have the pattern.   

This project is entered in the following challenges:

Raise The Bar - Challenge #65: Flower power.
Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes



Robyn said...

Gorgeous Sue! Are you going to display it in your home?

Andrea said...

Wow! This is amazing Sue!! Love what you've created for your cardinals!

Kerrie said...

OMG... get a load of you!... just fantastic... shame you have to part with it!....

Scrappy Scatty said...

this is absolutly fantastic
thank you for sharing this with us this week at Raise the Bar
Love Jan

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGoodness Sue... this is awesome! What a great way to showcase that beautiful cardinal! Perfection my friend!

Lorraine said...

This is wonderful Sue, love it hugs xx

Selma said...

Sue this is such a fantastic project. I love everything about it - all the details are fabulous. I'm sure it will be a hit at the HC shows. You are so talented.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is super beautiful. The details are incredible!

Carla S. said...

This is a wonderful project, Sue! The birdhouse is the perfect showcase for the beautiful cardinal!

craftieodmae said...

like I said before.............jaw dropping, fall over, breathtaking gorgeous!!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, Sue, your birdhouse with cardinal and flowers is a stunning project! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Sue .This is amazing ! Do you have it displayed at home ?Great Photos . Thanks for sharing .
Hugs shirley-Anne

Sandy Ang said...

I love paper construction projects and your birdhouse is just darling

CraftinGranny said...

Oh Sue, I love this bird house and the gorgeous colored cardinal. Fantastic project. "Hugs" Carol

Maria Matter said...

this is such an awesome creation Sue!
Thank you for sharing it @ Inspire Me Fridays!

You've been featured!
hugs & blessings!

Lenoria said...

This is a beautiful bird house and cardinals. It would be such a cute display with some greenery on a mantel or shelf. Your design is wonderful!

Lenoria said...

Could you share the dimensions or the pattern for the walls of your birdhouse? I have no idea what you are referring to on the Pl, but you did a great job with it! I would love to try to make one and order the cardinal stamps from Heartfelt Creations. Thank you for sharing your creation with us and I enjoy your blog and your beautiful cards.